April 29, 2012

Overnight Open Thread (4-29-2012)
— Maetenloch

Sunday, Sunday Sunday! 

Twenty Years Ago: The LA Riots

It was 20 years ago on April 29, 1992 that the Los Angeles riots began. At the time I was living just a few miles north of the epicenter and the riots forever colored my views on social unrest. Since then I have almost no tolerance for it and I've sworn to never be unarmed again.

Most people can still recall the beating of truck driver Reginald Denny. I remember it well plus the fact that I had passed through the same intersection just a few days before


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Here Neo-neocon points out that even among the violence and mayhem there were real heroes who stepped up to save Denny:

"I was just helping a person who was in need"

The quote in the title of this piece is from Bobby Green, one of four black people who were heroes in the LA riots of twenty years ago. But there's no "just" about it; the acts were rays of hope in an otherwise bleak picture.

...Murphy saw that Denny had managed to drag himself back into the cab of the truck, which was moving very slowly. Murphy ran to the passenger side and jumped on the running board; he saw a woman named Lei Yuille comforting Denny inside the cab. Just then, a hulking guy named Bobby Green leaped on the running board of the other side. The two stared at each other through the windows, each fearing the other was a rioter.

...Green jumped in and drove the massive truck a terrifying three miles to the hospital, with Murphy's girlfriend Barnett guiding the way by driving in the car in front. Murphy clung to the outside of the truck for the entire journey, feigning to be a rioter by pounding on the outside of the vehicle as if he had taken it for loot.

From his position on the running board, Murphy was also able to guide Green, who couldn't see through the truck's cracked windows. "Each one of us could not carry on the task without the other," says Murphy. "Bobby couldn't drive the truck without me on the outside. Mr. Denny was attended to from the inside [by Yuille], and we couldn't drive the truck without Terry in the front of us."

The result was a perfect collaboration. "We all came together as a team," he says. "It was like it was meant to be."

Here's a video of the Denny beating:

And here is why certain blocks were not attacked:

A Dose of Optimism: American Companies Going Strong

Critics are always predicting the collapse of the Anglo-American capitalist model but somehow it never seems to happen.

To hear the doomsayers from a few years back tell it, this competitive capitalist model was inherently unstable and prone to collapse; the recession was just the final nail in the coffin.

Four years later, these predictions are looking rather silly. A Wall Street Journal analysis of the American marketplace shows that, rather than falling apart under the weight of the recession, large firms are doing extremely well and have taken advantage of the recession to streamline their operations.
Overall, though, the Journal found that S&P 500 companies have become more efficient-and more productive. In 2007, the companies generated an average of $378,000 in revenue for every employee on their payrolls. Last year, that figure rose to $420,000.

Which means that when the world economy does start to recover, the US will be primed to take best advantage of it.

Books Every Man Must Read

These are the first five of a series. Sadly I've only read 1.5 of these so far.

Here at EveryGuyed we've debated and discussed some books that every man should read at some point in his life; books that speak to our past, present and future selves. These are the first 5 selections in a weekly series that will total 50 books in all.

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8 Old-School Diseases Making a Comeback

And note that two of these are coming back purely due to cultural/political reasons. And that syphilis was almost killed off just a decade ago:

The discovery of penicillin in 1943 as well as a greater awareness of the dangers of unprotected sex led to increasingly fewer people presenting symptoms of the disease. In 2000, public health officials announced that syphilis was almost completely eradicated in the US. But over the next decade the number of people testing positive more than doubled.

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Dealing with Grammar Snobs

This comment appeared in the Daily Mail UK.

Time and time again, it has been shown that the school's league tables are routinely fiddled in order to benefit this or that school. At the same time, our so-called education system - ruined by lefty, progressive teaching methods - can barely teach our children to write English properly. If your a younger reader, you probably didn't even notice the two deliberate mistakes in this comment.

Can you spot the errors?

Remembering the Violent Femmes

This post reminded me that it's been eons since I last listened to the Violent Femme's debut album. So I did and guess what - it's still pretty dang awesome. Here's just a taste:

Best Manscaping Ad?

Don't hide the tiger.

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Weekly AoSHQ Commenter Standings

Top 10 commenters:
1 [480 comments] 'Niedermeyer's Dead Horse' [67.38 posts/day]
2 [445 comments] 'AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012'
3 [397 comments] 'toby928?'
4 [333 comments] 'Robert'
5 [320 comments] 'wheatie'
6 [305 comments] 'Jane D'oh'
7 [301 comments] 'Vic'
8 [294 comments] 'willow'
9 [291 comments] 'MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter'
10 [270 comments] 'CoolCzech'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [94 names] 'social media by the numbers' [13.20 unique names/day]
2 [50 names] 'toby928?'
3 [45 names] 'kbdabear'
4 [43 names] 'Cicero'
5 [42 names] 'MrCaniac in the OBX'
6 [36 names] 'fluffy'
7 [35 names] 'Truck Monkey'
8 [35 names] 'Doctor Fish'
9 [33 names] 'Billy Bob, pseudo-intellectual'
10 [30 names] 'Romeo13'

The group. Yeah.

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Gone Dady Gone,  They actually made money on that?  Rock and Roll on the xylophone? WTF

 

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 29, 2012 04:37 PM (JKNDp)

2 Com estan , bitchez .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at April 29, 2012 04:39 PM (npr0X)

3 heh. We were talking about Walden on the undead thread earlier

Posted by: Zakn at April 29, 2012 04:39 PM (zyaZ1)

4 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at April 29, 2012 04:39 PM (7W3wI)

5 Hola morons! Back from Cabo. I miss my Cabana boy. As for those 8 diseases that have made a comeback? Yup. I work with public health and its alarming when you see the numbers. Densely ignorant people who don't vaccinate and abuse antibiotics.

Posted by: mpfs at April 29, 2012 04:39 PM (LJWKq)

6 Here's a small addition to the 8 diseases making a comeback: Tuberculosis. The reasons for TB's resurgence are pretty straightforward - improper use of antibiotics and shifting migration patterns (*ahem* illegal immigration).

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at April 29, 2012 04:40 PM (RvlzX)

7 That manscaping ad is just so wrong.

Posted by: mpfs at April 29, 2012 04:41 PM (LJWKq)

8 Okay, what's the first grammar error? I only see "your."

Posted by: sunny-dee (formerly Ella) at April 29, 2012 04:42 PM (RXIZY)

9 That yellow sign may as well read "DO IT FAGGOT"

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at April 29, 2012 04:43 PM (QTHTd)

10 Tenses , I think .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at April 29, 2012 04:43 PM (npr0X)

11 Sorry about fading in and out so much today. The lady that placed Molly with me from animal rescue called today, they had a puppy that the needed to find shelter for ASAP. It's been a very busy day

Posted by: Hummingbird at April 29, 2012 04:44 PM (R5yLq)

12 Of the FIVE BOOKS I've read "The Prince". Pretty good. Haven't read Maltese Falcon but I have read two other hard-boiled novels by Hammet. The Dain Curse and Red Harvest. Red Harvest, besides being a good read, is noteworthy because it's the source material for Yojimbo, A Fistful of Dollars and Last Man Standing. Those 3 movies had the stranger play off 1 faction against the other faction. In the novel, there were FIVE factions!

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at April 29, 2012 04:44 PM (d9lOz)

13 10 was for 8 .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at April 29, 2012 04:45 PM (npr0X)

14

"The consequences . . . . are fatal".   No shit.

 

Howdy, morons.  Welcome home mpfs!

Posted by: L Rob in OK at April 29, 2012 04:46 PM (7yvLv)

15 3 heh. We were talking about Walden on the undead thread earlier

Posted by: Zakn at April 29, 2012 09:39 PM (zyaZ1)

 

If we play the crappy government created game does that mean we can skip that book on the reading list?

Posted by: buzzion at April 29, 2012 04:46 PM (GULKT)

16 they had a puppy that the needed to find shelter for ASAP. You got another lab?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 29, 2012 04:46 PM (qT8/2)

17 sigh....the violent femmes....i saw them back in the day.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 29, 2012 04:46 PM (Ho2rs)

18 Ugh, "Walden" is for hippies and "On The Road"? meh.

I haven't read "The Maltese Falcon". "1984" might work for both genders (like "Walden").

There's a female version of The Prince, by one Harriet Rubin: http://www.amazon.com/ The-Princessa-Machiavelli-Harriet-Rubin/ dp/0440508320

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at April 29, 2012 04:46 PM (QTHTd)

19 Read the beginning of "The Prince" and some of "Walden" plus all of 1984.  Actually when I read it I think it was called 1884.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 29, 2012 04:47 PM (JKNDp)

20 The four people who helped Reginald Denny - the term "righteous gentile" is coming to mind, maybe because of the earlier thread.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at April 29, 2012 04:47 PM (QTHTd)

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11 Sorry about fading in and out so much today. The lady that placed Molly with me from animal rescue called today, they had a puppy that the needed to find shelter for ASAP. It's been a very busy day

Posted by: Hummingbird at April 29, 2012 09:44 PM (R5yLq)

 

So does that mean that Molly has a new playmate and SoS has a new permanent canine roommate?

Posted by: buzzion at April 29, 2012 04:48 PM (GULKT)

22 The manscaping ad is gayer than the last Superman movie.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 29, 2012 04:48 PM (JKNDp)

23 Okay, what's the first grammar error? I only see "your."


Damn kid.

Posted by: fluffy at April 29, 2012 04:48 PM (z9HTb)

24 L.A. Riots..oh yes I remember them well.  I lived on the East side of town.. I could see the smoke across the L.A. skyline .  South / West side was burning for days. 

Posted by: grease monkey at April 29, 2012 04:50 PM (VSWPU)

25 Okay, what's the first grammar error? I only see "your."


Damned apostrophe's . . . . . .

Posted by: L Rob in OK at April 29, 2012 04:51 PM (7yvLv)

26

Woot! ONT.  Although I'd argue the work done on the Gaming thread earlier almost made it an honory ONT.

The only thing I have to ad to this, is thankfully the midwest is highly riot resistant.  Should one happen however, I'm locking my doors and arming my 12 gauge.  I figure with the 15 slugs I keep around and the 2 boxes of skeet ammo I should be able to hold off anyone who wanders into the suburbs to make trouble.

Posted by: tsrblke at April 29, 2012 04:51 PM (22rSN)

27 I've read two of the five mandatory books. Really should read "The Prince" sometime.


Last night, I parked my car in the dark, then spent an hour walking up to a ridge in the hope that I could photograph a moose in the AM. I think I deserve a pass on "Walden".

Posted by: fluffy at April 29, 2012 04:51 PM (z9HTb)

28 IOTW has a pic of Mooch with a weirder than normal look on her face requesting captions.  If the Morons can find time between fapping and drinking, I suspect they could provide more devastating lines than normal well adjusted brains.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 29, 2012 04:51 PM (JKNDp)

29 #16 He's the cutest little thing. He is a mixed breed lab and he is missing his left eye. She needed to place him today or they would have had to put him to sleep tomorrow. Stuck agreed to take him temporarily until we could find another home for him. I don't think that will happen though, Stuck has already bonded with the little guy. He calls him Rooster.

Posted by: Hummingbird at April 29, 2012 04:52 PM (R5yLq)

30 Walden is, indeed, for hippies, and On the Road is just a bunch of (original) hipster crap. Unreadable. Unless you are tripping on various hallucinogenics. Then, by all means, have someone read it to you. You won't remember it so it won't ruin your day.

Posted by: tcn at April 29, 2012 04:53 PM (WhSRj)

31 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 29, 2012 04:55 PM (JMmQ9)

32 Last night, I parked my car in the dark, then spent an hour walking up to a ridge in the hope that I could photograph a moose in the AM. I think I deserve a pass on "Walden".

Posted by: fluffy at April 29, 2012 09:51 PM (z9HTb)


Cripes, You could just hang out on my sister's back porch and wait for one to wander into the yard. That's pretty much how moose-hunting goes in my family these days. No more slogging through the swamp and hauling out by canoe. Just plug 'em, gut 'em and freeze 'em.

Posted by: tcn at April 29, 2012 04:55 PM (WhSRj)

33 I fear that if the current occupant of the WH is not reelected, the LA riots may seem tame.  Hope I'm wrong.  About the riots, not about the outcome of the election.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at April 29, 2012 04:56 PM (7yvLv)

34 Para la ayuda con su crisis en español, oprima el número uno

Posted by: The Golden Gate Bridge Suiciide Crisis Line at April 29, 2012 04:57 PM (qhHI4)

35 #21 Well Stuck said he would only take the dog until we could find another home for it. I doubt that will end up being how this works out. Molly has really taken to the puppy which surprised me, but I'm very happy about it.

Posted by: Hummingbird at April 29, 2012 04:57 PM (R5yLq)

36 " the riots forever colored my views" I see what you did there....

Posted by: notropis at April 29, 2012 04:57 PM (cjcCc)

37 I spotted the grammar errors. but I'm not really proud of it

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 29, 2012 04:58 PM (JMmQ9)

38 If the Morons can find time between fapping and drinking, Non-starter .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at April 29, 2012 04:59 PM (npr0X)

39 For those of you not aware of the Dan Savage saga, here's a good primer: ‘I WISH [REPUBLICANS] WERE ALL F**KING DEAD’: DAN SAVAGE’S HISTORY OF BIZARRE RHETORIC & TIES TO THE OBAMA WHITE HOUSE http://tinyurl.com/bvdvvc5

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at April 29, 2012 04:59 PM (RvlzX)

40

36 #21

Well Stuck said he would only take the dog until we could find another home for it. I doubt that will end up being how this works out. Molly has really taken to the puppy which surprised me, but I'm very happy about it.

Posted by: Hummingbird at April 29, 2012 09:57 PM (R5yLq)

 

well as you can see I am clearly psychic.  How many numbers does JJS need for the lottery maybe I'll guess some if she agrees to split the winnings.

Posted by: buzzion at April 29, 2012 05:00 PM (GULKT)

41 The riots evoke pretty fucked up emotions. I was a cop in '92 (not in LA) but my opinions were met with harsh rebuke.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at April 29, 2012 05:00 PM (ZOf1l)

42 I strongly suspect that "Walden" was mostly embellishment by the author, like "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas".


Concord was over 200 years old. It had been the goal of a British infantry attack in 1775. It was not 'deep in the woods'.

Posted by: fluffy at April 29, 2012 05:00 PM (z9HTb)

43 Syphilis making a comeback? I never thought it left. I guess I need to get out of the 80's because it was still around back then.

Posted by: MrCaniac at April 29, 2012 05:02 PM (1grxW)

44 another home for him. I don't think that will happen though, Stuck has already bonded with the little guy. He calls him Rooster.

Posted by: Hummingbird at April 29, 2012 09:52 PM (R5yLq)

 

As in Rooster Cogburn?

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at April 29, 2012 05:03 PM (NVu2l)

45 Scholars can't seem to make up their minds if Machiavelli was being serious, or writing satire. Which suggests scholars really need to learn more history. The Prince is full of extremely sound practical advice. It's not satire. The only place where he comes close to sounding mocking is when he recommends having a patsy do the really unpopular stuff and then wipe him out as publicly and spectacularly as possible so that the people will love you for "rescuing" them from him and other underlings will be terrified by his fate. It's harsh and cynical, but you'd be hard-pressed to prove it's bad advice.

And even when he's being all Chicago-style in his advice, he does keep coming back to "if you do stuff to make your subjects like you, they'll support you and you won't have to worry about rebellions."

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 29, 2012 05:03 PM (4rD2K)

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44 Syphilis making a comeback? I never thought it left. I guess I need to get out of the 80's because it was still around back then.

Posted by: MrCaniac at April 29, 2012 10:02 PM (1grxW)

 

If you read the article I think we can thank Bill Clinton for the comeback of syphilis.

Posted by: buzzion at April 29, 2012 05:03 PM (GULKT)

47 The Femmes?

They sold out in '85.

Posted by: Kermit T. Frog at April 29, 2012 05:03 PM (7MFxV)

48 Cripes, You could just hang out on my sister's back porch and wait for one to wander into the yard. That's pretty much how moose-hunting goes in my family these days.


I should have gone to your sister's place.


They had a chance to be all famous and be on the interwebz, but they didn't even show up. Lazy, cud-chewin' bastids.

Posted by: fluffy at April 29, 2012 05:03 PM (z9HTb)

49 Welcome back mpfs!!

Posted by: CDR M at April 29, 2012 05:04 PM (Mv/2X)

50 Slogged through Walden in my 20s and again about two years ago (nearly 40 years of contemplation between readings).   It is my opinion that Thoreau is vastly overrated, as is the content of the book.  It's on my Kindle but not a likely reread candidate.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at April 29, 2012 05:04 PM (7yvLv)

51 Welcome to California's automated suicide crisis counseling center.  Please speak or dial the number of times you have attempted to kill yourself in the past, followed by the pound sign.

Posted by: The Golden Gate Bridge Suiciide Crisis Line at April 29, 2012 05:05 PM (qhHI4)

52 I've been to Concord, fluffy. It's a suburb of Lexington like Lexington is a suburb of Boston. The Lex-Conc trip was only a few minutes by car, IIRC, and presumably even in the 1800s would have been a nice little horsie-ride.

Now, there's places in New England which are pretty damn remote to this day, but Concord - lol, no.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at April 29, 2012 05:05 PM (QTHTd)

53 I think we can thank Bill Clinton for the comeback of syphilis

No kidding. Monica Lewinsky is lucky she still has a nose

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at April 29, 2012 05:06 PM (QTHTd)

54 L. Rob: Oh, yes, that's definitely in Obama's playbook. Why do you think he's been so supportive of whipping up black rage over Trayvon Martin? Why do you think he's encouraged encampments of loyal, brainwashed louts in every major city. Some time around October I expect the media will start doing stories about how America will burn if we don't reelect Obama. "Nice country you've got -- be a shame if something was to happen to it. Just vote for Mr. O. and everything will be fine and dandy."

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 29, 2012 05:06 PM (4rD2K)

55 So I drop by and it seems there is nothing here about someone from the coroner's office in LA possibly being poisoned on the day AB's initial autopsy results are published. Sigh. http://tinyurl.com/7yuvscp

Posted by: Lord Humungus at April 29, 2012 05:06 PM (Yv6gq)

56 Re Lexington-Concord:  Where is Breed's Hill?  I'm too lazy to look it up.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at April 29, 2012 05:07 PM (7yvLv)

57 So does that mean that Molly has a new playmate and SoS has a new permanent canine roommate? Posted by: buzzion Dude, SOS is about to have a permanent human female, and 2 canine roommates.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 29, 2012 05:07 PM (qT8/2)

58 Your call is important to us.  All of our crisis counselors are busy helping other jumpers.  Please stay on the line.  Your call will be answered in the order in which it was received. 

Posted by: The Golden Gate Bridge Suiciide Crisis Line at April 29, 2012 05:07 PM (qhHI4)

59 On the LA riots: Sharpton is preparing the battlefield for a repeat on the Trayvon Martin case.

Posted by: Scobface at April 29, 2012 05:08 PM (IoNBC)

60 Thoreau had someone to do his laundry, and someone to cook and clean for him. But they were servants, so it counted as "living alone" as far as he was concerned.

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 29, 2012 05:08 PM (4rD2K)

61 The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson made me realize how spelling and grammar are evolving. Most rules of grammar were written by some prig in the 19th century if I recall. Anyway, relax.

Posted by: Red in Maine at April 29, 2012 05:09 PM (22dUg)

62

 Thoreau had someone to do his laundry, and someone to cook and clean for him. But they were servants, so it counted as "living alone" as far as he was concerned.

 

So, Thoreau was a rich dem?

Posted by: L Rob in OK at April 29, 2012 05:09 PM (7yvLv)

63 I should have gone to your sister's place.


They had a chance to be all famous and be on the interwebz, but they didn't even show up. Lazy, cud-chewin' bastids.

Posted by: fluffy at April 29, 2012 10:03 PM (z9HTb)


31.5 Miles north of Kenai, and turn left.

Posted by: tcn at April 29, 2012 05:09 PM (WhSRj)

64 My wakeup call was the '67 riots in Detroit. I had just turned 8 and learned how to shoot during that time. Can't say I've been armed ever since but I rarely go to places where I feel I should be. Of course these days those are the places more likely to get hit.

Posted by: Bill R. at April 29, 2012 05:09 PM (ZjexS)

65 The list of books could be replaced by the one very important work not on the list,  Sun Tzu's Art of War.

Posted by: Bob mostly-undead Saget at April 29, 2012 05:09 PM (dBvlk)

66 Oh, wow. I was a kid when the LA riots went on; I'd never seen much video of it until recently. The clip of the Korean-American shopkeepers protecting themselves and their livelihoods against that mayhem should be an automatic response to gun-grabbers. I wonder how many idiot liberals would still insist that the Korean's should've called the police in *that* instance.

Posted by: jenny tries too hard at April 29, 2012 05:10 PM (snRY5)

67 Thoreau? Who gives a fuck about a fucking poet.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at April 29, 2012 05:10 PM (ZOf1l)

68 "Anyway, relax." You mean "chillax," don't you?

Posted by: Scobface at April 29, 2012 05:10 PM (IoNBC)

69 I've been to Concord, fluffy. It's a suburb of Lexington like Lexington is a suburb of Boston. The Lex-Conc trip was only a few minutes by car, IIRC, and presumably even in the 1800s would have been a nice little horsie-ride.


I go through the Walden Street stoplight on Rte 2 on my way to work, as do tens of thousands of others. The pond is about two miles from downtown Concord. The place was probably more remote in 1945 than in 1845.

Posted by: fluffy, Masshole at April 29, 2012 05:10 PM (z9HTb)

70 Major shotstorm on Twitter tonight. Chris Loesch's account was unfairly suspended after being blocked and flagged by libtards, when all he was doing was replying to those who were advocating seeing Dana raped and murdered. If you are on Twitter, please pop over and lend support. #FreeChrisLoesch

Posted by: Mel at April 29, 2012 05:11 PM (yvyja)

71 Poets are nothing more than lazy authors.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at April 29, 2012 05:11 PM (ZOf1l)

72 Bob, I've got Sun Tzu on my Kindle also, but man it's hard to get through. 

Posted by: L Rob in OK at April 29, 2012 05:11 PM (7yvLv)

73 Re Lexington-Concord: Where is Breed's Hill? I'm too lazy to look it up.


Charlestown, part of Boston.

Posted by: fluffy, Masshole at April 29, 2012 05:12 PM (z9HTb)

74 Dude, SOS is about to have a permanent human female, and 2 canine roommates.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 29, 2012 10:07 PM (qT8/2)

 

Yeah but we're all aware of that.

Posted by: buzzion at April 29, 2012 05:12 PM (GULKT)

75 Oh boy, are we going to fight the Gardasil battle again? Gardasil, it's not just for girls anymore

Posted by: Pooter Hound at April 29, 2012 05:13 PM (ufLRj)

76 Poets are nothing more than lazy authors.

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Some cutesy rhymes and words and stuff go here ...

Posted by: Adriane at April 29, 2012 05:13 PM (VVZaH)

77 We should have gotten the crisis counseling message on Democrat 2008 ballots.

It has been a tragic, and likely fatal, fall...

Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 05:13 PM (3aXbg)

78

Thanks, fluffy.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at April 29, 2012 05:13 PM (7yvLv)

79 Hey, Trollboy! Still showing off how fucking empty-headed you are, I see.

Thoreau lived a simple life on the pond -- and had dinner with friends in town most nights. He lived alone -- and had servants to take care of the necessities.

He wasn't some hippie poet: his family ran the first pencil manufacturing company in America. It took a lot of cash to keep Mr. Thoreau's life simple.

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 29, 2012 05:14 PM (4rD2K)

80

Roses are red

 

Violets are blue

 

I'm a schizophrenic

 

And so am I

Posted by: L Rob in OK at April 29, 2012 05:14 PM (7yvLv)

81 Posted by: The Golden Gate Bridge Suiciide Crisis Line at April 29, 2012 10:07 PM (qhHI4) Heh. The thing is, though--it's true. Crisis Lines are generally staffed by volunteers and have essentially no money.

Posted by: Scobface at April 29, 2012 05:15 PM (IoNBC)

82

Re: Dealing with Grammar Snobs

Is the first grammar error "school's"?  It should be the plural possessive "schools'", right?

Posted by: Pete in TX at April 29, 2012 05:15 PM (CbXxg)

83 I think I've read Art of War more times than the King James Bible.  Another vital book not on that list comes to mind.  Atlas Shrugged.

Posted by: Bob mostly-undead Saget at April 29, 2012 05:16 PM (dBvlk)

84 It is a testament, I believe, to the economic genius that is Baraka Obama and his ilk that I am as thrilled to apply for a job that actually fits as I was a few years ago to accept a job that was a good fit. These days, however, it's like playing the lottery. You know you won't win, but you do it for the fantasy.

Posted by: t-bird at April 29, 2012 05:16 PM (FcR7P)

85 It is amazing that the left still looks fondly on the LA riots.

One wonders how many innocent people will die when George Zimmerman is found innocent?

Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 05:16 PM (3aXbg)

86 Hola CDR M! I need to dry out. Unlimited alcohol does weird and wild things to me when I'm on vacation.

Posted by: mpfs at April 29, 2012 05:16 PM (KnnQh)

87 Um, isn't the hockey game supposed to be a big goalie showcase?  Because I'm thinking not so much. 

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at April 29, 2012 05:17 PM (Gk3SS)

88

Is the first grammar error "school's"? It should be the plural possessive "schools'", right?

 

As I posted earlier, damned apostrophe's.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at April 29, 2012 05:17 PM (7yvLv)

89 Posted by: Pete in TX at April 29, 2012 10:15 PM (CbXxg)

Of course, but one shouldn't brag among the plebs.

Posted by: pompous grammar pedant at April 29, 2012 05:17 PM (nEUpB)

90 For that Lancet article and the subsequent anti-vaccination idiocy, you can thank Andrew Wakefield first and foremost.
 
Of the 5 books, 1984 is the only one I've read.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 29, 2012 05:18 PM (ccXZP)

91 A book I would suggest everyone read, Children of Men - because we are about to live it...

Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 05:19 PM (3aXbg)

92 #76 He's putting up a good fight but I'm wearing him down.

Posted by: Hummingbird at April 29, 2012 05:20 PM (R5yLq)

93 Children of Men, America Alone. Yep. Gonna be bumpy

Posted by: Zakn at April 29, 2012 05:20 PM (zyaZ1)

94   "What's the difference between hockey mom and pit bull?  A pit bull is delicious."--The SCOAMF   What's interesting about this quote, and that I haven't seen commented on, is if the SCOAMF has a basis for comparison between hockey mom and pit bulls, it means he has eaten both.  Otherwise, how would he know they taste different?  How would he have a preference for one over the other?   Obama eats dogs and hockey moms.    

Posted by: Hayabusa at April 29, 2012 05:20 PM (B+qrE)

95 . I wonder how many idiot liberals would still insist that the Korean's should've called the police in *that* instance. Pffft, the libs were going apeshit about the Koreans protecting themselves while the riots were going on. "oh noes, you're provoking the outraged yutes who are just trying to express themselves. You're going to make them attack you!". Buncha horseshit.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 29, 2012 05:20 PM (qT8/2)

96 93 A book I would suggest everyone read, Children of Men - because we are about to live it... The author and publishers of that book should kickback some of their profits to Mark Steyn for his constant references to that book.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at April 29, 2012 05:20 PM (RvlzX)

97 SoCal Morons - Anyone got recommendations on where to eat/drink in Coronado or in the San Diego Gaslamp district?  I'm in town this week for a work conference, and the hotel shuttle bus is offering transportation to Gaslamp.  I'm mostly looking for sushi, Mexican, or Persian (if available).

Posted by: Hoss Fuentes at April 29, 2012 05:20 PM (enix6)

98

I’ve got the concept for the next great TV rality show.

It’s August 2013. After Obama's Carteresque defeat byMitt Romne-  Barry took seven states,  Bloomberg’s late candidacy didn’t hurt Mitt but cost Obama both New York and California, and the GOP took back the Senate and picked up seats in the House- Barry and Michele are at loose ends. A planned move to New York City fell through when that cushy job at the UN proved less than the expected sure thing; and for some reason the Obamas were turned down by the boards at all five cooperatives to which they applied. The girls are in boarding school in Switzerland. Both Barry and Michelle have scored jobs on corporate boards and are making decent money giving speeches, but they’re so bored. NBC calls with an offer, and the money is right. “Honey, I’ve always wanted to be in show business,” Michelle says. So they head to Wasilla and move in with the Palins and a dozen cameramen, techs and producers.

 “Todd, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” is an insant hit. In the first episode, Todd takes Michele moose hunting; then Michele takes Todd to get his butt waxed. Meanwhile Sarah and Barry are flirting in the hot tub. “So tell me, Mr. President, how much money did your campaign raise from the Muslim brotherhood?” And the laughs just keep coming.

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at April 29, 2012 05:20 PM (zdnIh)

99 a golden-gate suicide would be the grandest way to go...really a thing of great love and beauty. anyway...skip machiavelli and get robert green. all men should read at LEAST the art of seduction, and 48 laws is a pretty good supplementary course in thinking like the selfish fucking human god meant you to be. the third book gets principally repetitive, but the first two? bleed red, y'all.

Posted by: jimi ray at April 29, 2012 05:21 PM (FcOR4)

100 schools', no preposition after "fiddled", and "in order" is redundant. It should also be "educational" not "education".

Posted by: Dagny, warrior queen at April 29, 2012 05:21 PM (4yXmp)

101 >>>>For that Lancet article and the subsequent anti-vaccination idiocy, you can thank Andrew Wakefield first and foremost. Don't forget all the people who gave that nutbar access to people who don't read The Lancet---Oprah, Jenny McCarthy, and RFK, Jr. come to mind immediately, but there are plenty.

Posted by: jenny tries too hard at April 29, 2012 05:21 PM (snRY5)

102 Of the 5 books, 1984 is the only one I've read.
***
The Prince is well worth reading...

Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 05:21 PM (3aXbg)

103 Is Children of Men by PD James?

Posted by: L Rob in OK at April 29, 2012 05:21 PM (7yvLv)

104 Wait. A punctuation error counts as a grammar error? I thought grammar was just using words all rightly, and stuff.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at April 29, 2012 05:22 PM (NVu2l)

105 Well, if that isn't Will Smith walking in front of the camera at 1:01 of the second LA Riot Video, I'll be a monkey's uncle.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 29, 2012 05:22 PM (wMsKw)

106 I saw the Femmes in 1992 at the University of Rhode Island.  They were fucking rock and roll badass then and I'm sure they'd be rock and roll badass now.

Posted by: Truman North at April 29, 2012 05:22 PM (I2LwF)

107 Suck on it, joooooo-haters:  Israeli Arik Ze'evi just took the gold medal at the European Judo championships, the final held in...Russia.  How's that for "Beyond the pale!"  HAAAAAWWWWWWW!!

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/155224

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at April 29, 2012 05:23 PM (Dd+yB)

108 So what's the important news conference Obama  is going to hold in a few minutes?

Posted by: the pink cracker formerly known as the hobbit Donna at April 29, 2012 05:24 PM (ZHge+)

109 #74

It seems the real war on women is being waged from the left.

Posted by: epobirs at April 29, 2012 05:24 PM (kcfmt)

110 114 Huh? I've been out of the loop for five days.

Posted by: mpfs at April 29, 2012 05:25 PM (KnnQh)

111 Sun Tzu on my Kindle also, but man it's hard to get through.

Sun Tzu needs to be read slowly with careful consideration due to the high information density.  The lessons are still fresh and timely though. 

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 29, 2012 05:25 PM (bezvC)

112 102 schools', no preposition after "fiddled", and "in order" is redundant. It should also be "educational" not "education". "fiddled with" prepositional inversion is a question of syntax, and lexical redundancy is either syntax or just plain logic. "education system" is little iffy, i'll give you that, but the well-worn process of denominal adjectivisation is at work here. i'd have preferred "educational", but we have a "Defence Department", not a "Defensive Department". same thing with "education system". did you REALLY miss the second (and far more obvious) error? @.@

Posted by: jimi ray at April 29, 2012 05:25 PM (FcOR4)

113

What I would like to know, and I think I'm entitled to an answer:

 

--How many hockey moms have you eaten, Mr. President?

--Do you hunt, kill, dress, and cook them yourself?  Or do you have "people" who do that for you?

--How would you describe the taste and texture of hockey mom, Mr. President?  Tough?  Tougher?  Crunchy?

--Under what specific provision of the Constitution does it authorize the president to eat people?

--Was this taste for human flesh something you also acquired while a boy in Indonesia?  Or is there a darker history behind this?

 

America wants answers.

Posted by: Hayabusa at April 29, 2012 05:25 PM (B+qrE)

114 "What's interesting about this quote, and that I haven't seen commented on, is if the SCOAMF has a basis for comparison between hockey mom and pit bulls, it means he has eaten both. Otherwise, how would he know they taste different? How would he have a preference for one over the other?

Obama eats dogs and hockey moms."

No, hockey dads.

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at April 29, 2012 05:26 PM (Dd+yB)

115 The author and publishers of that book should kickback some of their profits to Mark Steyn for his constant references to that book.
***
It deserves all the credit Steyn gives it. You can already see some of the things mentioned coming to be, for example people treating pets as replacement children, and some on the way, for example mass euthanasia.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 05:26 PM (3aXbg)

116

Lou Cannon's "Official Negligence:" is a densely thorough history of the Rodney King beating and subsequent trials. Worth reading.

Posted by: boniface ballers at April 29, 2012 05:26 PM (l3RZ9)

117 116

  Me too. Just got back a few hours ago. I say Geraldo say at 7 :30 Obama was going to give a speech?

Posted by: the pink cracker formerly known as the hobbit Donna at April 29, 2012 05:26 PM (ZHge+)

118 114 So what's the important news conference Obama is going to hold in a few minutes? Where are you seeing this? Or do you jest?

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at April 29, 2012 05:26 PM (RvlzX)

119 No, you dumb fuck. Living simply isn't overrated. Living high on the hog and bragging to everyone about how simply you live indicates that Thoreau is overrated. Learn to fucking read.

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 29, 2012 05:27 PM (4rD2K)

120 Read 3 out of the 5.  Walden is 19th century hippie crap and On the Road is 20th century hippie crap.  Too many other good books going unread to waste time on them.

Spotted both of the grammar errors but it took longer than I would have liked to get the first one.

Posted by: Darles Chickens at April 29, 2012 05:27 PM (NsRPe)

121 So what's the important news conference Obama is going to hold in a few minutes?
***
He's going to answer one of life's eternal questions - lap top, tastes great or less filing?

Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 05:27 PM (3aXbg)

122 To start a war...(thought poets would  piss some off)...I just wanted to say that I have mixed emotions about the riots. Those fucking pussy cops had no right even in their precious training manuals to beat the living shit out of one fucking guy using their PR-24's. They did have the right to beat the shit out of Rodney with their fists as long as they stopped when the cuffs came on. I don't care how big the motherfucker is, it don't take that many motherfuckers to cuff a guy. Trust me, I have been there. My other beef about the riots is that the fuckheads who started the riots burned down their own neighborhoods for the most part and deserved every bit of it. They also deserved the justifiable homicides from the Korean community.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at April 29, 2012 05:27 PM (ZOf1l)

123 The movie is strait up terrible, but the book is very good. And yes, by PD James

Posted by: Zakn at April 29, 2012 05:27 PM (zyaZ1)

124 While v5IXp was being busted, I ran into this:
http://www.threewordphrase.com/lesson.htm

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at April 29, 2012 05:27 PM (QTHTd)

125 Okay, what's the first grammar error? I only see "your."
-----------------

I've got something like tense. Actually not tense, but logic.

"Time and time again, it has been shown . . ." is the past. (The tense is actually the present perfect, but it's describing events that were completed in the past.)

"At the same time, schools can barely . . ." is the present. The past can't be "the same time" as the present.

Anyone else?

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at April 29, 2012 05:27 PM (pMd+I)

126

So what's the important news conference Obama is going to hold in a few minutes?

 

Where ya hearing this?  Not on Fox.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at April 29, 2012 05:27 PM (7yvLv)

127 Sorry... I saw Geraldo say there was going to be a new conference. Old news?

Posted by: the pink cracker formerly known as the hobbit Donna at April 29, 2012 05:27 PM (ZHge+)

128 You know, that Onion article about Obama being a serial killer is looking both more and less funny by the day. 

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at April 29, 2012 05:28 PM (Gk3SS)

129 Gotta be a replay about Nerd prom. I'm not seeing anything on twitter, and they freaked the fuck out when the SEALs killed OBL

Posted by: Zakn at April 29, 2012 05:29 PM (zyaZ1)

130 I have read "1984" and "The Prince."  I started "Walden" and could not finish it.  Remember my earlier comment about the inability of modern men to spend more than an hour "in nature."  Zzzzzz  Sorry (not really), I will not read "On the road"

On the other hand "The Maltese Falcon" may be worth it.  That scene in the movie where he goes to the bookstore with a quart of rye... 

Posted by: Jimbo at April 29, 2012 05:29 PM (O3R/2)

131 105 >> The Prince is well worth reading...
 
Noted and added to my list of things to do 18-1.
 
The other nite the movie The Thirteenth Floor was mentioned....I checked it out and thought it was pretty good. It's available free on Crackle (but they show commercials).

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 29, 2012 05:29 PM (ccXZP)

132 I thought grammar and punctuation is what God invented proofreaders and editors for.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at April 29, 2012 05:29 PM (NVu2l)

133 So I was reading my bottle of multi vitamins today and it prompted me to wonder, could you live on multi vitamins and sugar water?

Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 05:30 PM (3aXbg)

134 Why oh why did I come back here? I blame tequila and rum.

Posted by: mpfs at April 29, 2012 05:30 PM (KnnQh)

135 135 Dirty Asians.

Posted by: Marion Barry at April 29, 2012 05:30 PM (IoNBC)

136 "The movie is strait up terrible..."

What? You missed the subtly of the kindly old Soviets?

Posted by: derit at April 29, 2012 05:30 PM (FQlFL)

137 I thought grammar was just using words all rightly, and stuff.

Grammer was the guy who played Frazier on NBC.

Using words correctly, and that word 'rightly' was wrongly, is not found among the LA Riots meme. Please find a brick and hit someone with it. Your situational grammar will fix itself spontaneously... 'stuff ' is what you steall in the riot , after applying that brick you've been carrying.

So, to review:
Grammar is Grammer is Frazier.
Bricks, when thrown, are for sharing.
Stuff is what you can steal during a riot.

This message was brought to you by the number 0 and the letters 'SCOAMF'.

Thank you and good night.

Posted by: enter sandman, sometime commenter, fulltime troublemaker at April 29, 2012 05:31 PM (zxaA2)

138 Was an EMT in LA during the riots. I worked at a hospital up the street from the Korean shops. I asked a cop if they were doing anything about the store owners who were (at that time) shooting at rioters. She looked up from her paperwork and said, "What Koreans?" then turned back to her work. Epic.

Posted by: ddiddly at April 29, 2012 05:31 PM (XKLL8)

139 So what's the important news conference Obama is going to hold in a few minutes? If he's thinking of eloping with Reggie, I'd advise against it. ...at least until after the elections.

Posted by: t-bird at April 29, 2012 05:31 PM (FcR7P)

140

Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 10:30 PM (3aXbg)

 

There's no way there's enough protein in that.

Posted by: tsrblke at April 29, 2012 05:31 PM (22rSN)

141

could you live on multi vitamins and sugar water?

 

If you add sunlight to the mix, yes.

 

Let us know how it works out, OK?

Posted by: L Rob in OK at April 29, 2012 05:31 PM (7yvLv)

142 My other beef about the riots is that the fuckheads who started the riots burned down their own neighborhoods for the most part and deserved every bit of it.

Each generation has to learn the same hard lessons.  The same shit happened during the Watts riots in the 60's and businesses fled the area, and people whined about the lack of locally available groceries, etc. and there was 20+ years of relative peace after that.  The next generation didn't learn from the previous

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 29, 2012 05:32 PM (bezvC)

143 I quit reading before I got to "if your a younger reader". That's the second obvious error. However, there are so many problems with that comment, I'm not sure where to even start. What is a league table? Why use "time and time again"? Why put a comma between lefty and progressive? Who uses hyphens in the middle of a comment about grammar?

Posted by: Dagny, warrior queen at April 29, 2012 05:32 PM (4yXmp)

144 102 schools', no preposition after "fiddled", and "in order" is redundant. It should also be "educational" not "education".
------------------------

I got the impression that "fiddled" without a preposition is some Britishism, and although "in order" is redundant, it's not bad grammar. "Education" wouldn't necessarily be wrong, because the system itself isn't educational. A DVD or an experience could be educational. Cf. "management system" and "irrigation system." You don't say "irrigational system."

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at April 29, 2012 05:33 PM (pMd+I)

145 125 You know why LA riots would not happen now? Weapons and people willing to use them I still laugh when I think about how the Marines shut down any action in Compton. Gang bangers at them, and they fired back. No more trouble outta Compton.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 29, 2012 05:33 PM (qT8/2)

146 Just popping in to say that any required reading list is incomplete without Eric Hoffer's "The True Believer". Night, all

Posted by: Secundus at April 29, 2012 05:33 PM (laT8a)

147 WTF? Gerry Rivera said there was going to be an important remark at 7:30 Pacific time. Gone since Thursday so it was probably old.Sorry...

Posted by: the pink cracker formerly known as the hobbit Donna at April 29, 2012 05:33 PM (ZHge+)

148 What is a league table?
---------------

Something they have in the UK.

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at April 29, 2012 05:33 PM (pMd+I)

149 18-1, I suspect fats and proteins might be somewhat lacking.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 29, 2012 05:34 PM (JKNDp)

150 could you live on multi vitamins and sugar water? Yes. Can I have your dog next month?

Posted by: Barakus Obamus at April 29, 2012 05:34 PM (FcR7P)

151 also salts

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 29, 2012 05:34 PM (JKNDp)

152 Living, breathing, stupid, caricatures.

http://tinyurl.com/cufuagl

Good evening, loons.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 29, 2012 05:34 PM (7utQ2)

153 Is the first grammar error "school's"? It should be the plural possessive "schools'", right?
-----------------

Oh god YES, that's it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at April 29, 2012 05:34 PM (pMd+I)

154 Anyone else? I stuck my neck out on this at 10 .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at April 29, 2012 05:35 PM (npr0X)

155

I lived in L.A. during the years leading up to the Rodney King riots, and left the city to go on active duty in the Army just weeks prior to the riots.  When I lived in the city, my buddies and I would frequently go to B&B Guns in North Hollywood to buy guns and ammo.  Pretty much every time we were there, we noticed that the place was full of Koreans, buying just about every type of bullet-launcher imaginable.  We used to joke to each other:  "Wow, looks like the Koreans are arming themselves to the teeth.  Maybe they know something we don't."

 

Maybe they did.

Posted by: Hayabusa at April 29, 2012 05:35 PM (B+qrE)

156 Re the "big announcement" on Fox:  Geraldo was reviewing that glorious evening a year ago when the Sun-God announced he had killed UBL and clinched his re-election...You may have seen a clip they played from that night, and Geraldo's high-quality editors didn't label it clearly. 

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at April 29, 2012 05:35 PM (Dd+yB)

157 could you live on multi vitamins and sugar water?

For a bit.

And then you will need protein.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 29, 2012 05:35 PM (7utQ2)

158 Eric Hoffer's "The True Believer"

+1.  Hoffer had a window into the minds of O'bots before O'bots even existed.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 29, 2012 05:35 PM (bezvC)

159 Posted by: Marion at April 29, 2012 10:32 PM (v5IXp)

v5IXp you're playing footsie with the Banhammer at this point.

Posted by: Mtenloch at April 29, 2012 05:36 PM (+B3Nr)

160 It does crack me up to see Occutards farming. That hard work will beat the libtard out of them. Unless we subsidize it. grrr

Posted by: Zakn at April 29, 2012 05:36 PM (zyaZ1)

161 Jimbo,

Maltese Falcon is really good, but the bookstore scene is from "The Big Sleep".

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living.... at April 29, 2012 05:36 PM (VW0I/)

162 Oh crap. I really do need to get a life.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 29, 2012 05:36 PM (piMMO)

163 That's supposed to be "B and B" guns but the ampersand disappeared for some reason.

Posted by: Hayabusa at April 29, 2012 05:36 PM (B+qrE)

164 167 Gak...

Posted by: mpfs at April 29, 2012 05:36 PM (KnnQh)

165 There's no way there's enough protein in that.



There was once a very earnest conversation amongst some of my co-workers over what provides the best source of protein. None of them understood why I was leaning against the wall because I was laughing so hard.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at April 29, 2012 05:37 PM (Gk3SS)

166 holy mobi!

Posted by: derit at April 29, 2012 05:37 PM (FQlFL)

167 Yeah, bitch set me up. Like this hat? It looks all African and shit, don't it?

Posted by: Marion Barry at April 29, 2012 05:38 PM (IoNBC)

168 So I was reading my bottle of multi vitamins today and it prompted me to wonder, could you live on multi vitamins and sugar water?

Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 10:30 PM (3aXbg)



Only if you add the missing ingredient: sunlight. 24 hours a day. It is said one can live on love, but as the Secret Service (which isn't very secretive) proves, you can run out of money.

Fall back on living on sunlight. What could go wrong?

http://tinyurl.com/879wktt


She tried. Just a few more photons...

Posted by: enter sandman, sometime commenter, fulltime troublemaker at April 29, 2012 05:38 PM (zxaA2)

169 Sorry. I should have known Gerry Rivera was re-living that glorious day when Barry single handily killed Osama...

Posted by: the pink cracker formerly known as the hobbit Donna at April 29, 2012 05:38 PM (ZHge+)

170 Nah, NDH, you've obviously got a life "at the top".  Congrats!

Posted by: L Rob in OK at April 29, 2012 05:38 PM (7yvLv)

171 Ok how about multi vitamins, sugar water, and canned peanuts?

Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 05:38 PM (3aXbg)

172 Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at April 29, 2012 10:33 PM (pMd+I) Fiddled is definitely a standalone in Commonwealthish English, or at least often used that way. "Education system" is in common use in the Last Remnant of a Former Empire, not sure if it's 100% correct.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 29, 2012 05:38 PM (bxiXv)

173

132: Geraldo's show started with a rerun of hs show a year ago, to mark the anniversary of the bin Laden raid. 

Rivera's nose is buried so far up Obama's ass.

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at April 29, 2012 05:38 PM (zdnIh)

174 Barry tries to get ahead of the dog-eating story @ WHCD. Two weeks too late! What a tone-deaf asshole!

Posted by: Tough,Tougher,Crunchy at April 29, 2012 05:38 PM (c3mby)

175 Also, MF is Bogart as Sam Spade and BS is Bogart as Phillip Marlowe.

And Dorothy Malone (the bookstore girl) was smokin' hot.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living.... at April 29, 2012 05:39 PM (VW0I/)

176 Hoss- Go to McPs in Coronado and buy the Seals a round.

Posted by: Freida at April 29, 2012 05:39 PM (deXWE)

177 On the other hand "The Maltese Falcon" may be worth it. That scene in the movie where he goes to the bookstore with a quart of rye... That was The Big Sleep. http://youtube.com/watch?v=-_6K9A0ayqE

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at April 29, 2012 05:39 PM (p7SSh)

178

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at April 29, 2012 10:37 PM (Gk3SS)

 

Me thinks I missed something there. (Unless you're just alluding to the fact that americans get far more protein than they actually need and so protein supplements are a waste?)

Posted by: tsrblke at April 29, 2012 05:39 PM (22rSN)

179 There's no way there's enough protein in that.
***
Hey I know the answer to that one...

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at April 29, 2012 05:39 PM (3aXbg)

180 There was once a very earnest conversation amongst some of my co-workers over what provides the best source of protein. None of them understood why I was leaning against the wall because I was laughing so hard.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at April 29, 2012 10:37 PM (Gk3SS)

 

Spending time in the gutter provides so much more entertainment doesn't it?

Posted by: buzzion at April 29, 2012 05:39 PM (GULKT)

181 >>>>Was an EMT in LA during the riots. I worked at a hospital up the street from the Korean shops. I asked a cop if they were doing anything about the store owners who were (at that time) shooting at rioters. She looked up from her paperwork and said, "What Koreans?" then turned back to her work. Epic. Posted by: ddiddly at April 29, 2012 10:31 PM (XKLL Now, see, bebe's response that idiot libs blamed the Koreans for arming themselves back '92 just made me sad, because, dammit people suck. This, though, gives me a little glimmer of hope back.

Posted by: jenny tries too hard at April 29, 2012 05:40 PM (snRY5)

182

canned peanuts

 

That'll do it.

Posted by: Zombie George Washington Carver at April 29, 2012 05:40 PM (7yvLv)

183 Best source of protein?  I got that covered.

Posted by: Sandra Slut at April 29, 2012 05:40 PM (7FadD)

184 should I go to the store and get peanut butter cups or just make plain old chocolate ice cream?

Posted by: garrett at April 29, 2012 05:40 PM (cDpBS)

185

Eh, thanks I'm officially down in the gutter with y'all now.

Sorry, I was trying to take the high road this time

Posted by: tsrblke at April 29, 2012 05:40 PM (22rSN)

186 Hoss, There are so many great restaurants in San Diego its hard to pick. I'm not sure about Persian.

Posted by: mpfs at April 29, 2012 05:41 PM (KnnQh)

187 Garrett, chocolate ice cream!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 29, 2012 05:41 PM (qT8/2)

188 186
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at April 29, 2012 10:37 PM (Gk3SS)

Me thinks I missed something there. (Unless you're just alluding to the fact that americans get far more protein than they actually need and so protein supplements are a waste?)

Posted by: tsrblke at April 29, 2012 10:39 PM (22rSN)

 

Guess alexthechick gets to laugh a little more.

Posted by: buzzion at April 29, 2012 05:41 PM (GULKT)

189

Wait.  There's a high road around here?

Posted by: L Rob in OK at April 29, 2012 05:41 PM (7yvLv)

190 When I lived in the city, my buddies and I would frequently go to BB Guns in North Hollywood to buy guns and ammo.

B&B Guns is also famous as the gun store they LAPD ran to to get rifles during the infamous North Hollywood shoot-out.

Posted by: Mtenloch at April 29, 2012 05:42 PM (+B3Nr)

191 we had ampersands yesterday

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 29, 2012 05:42 PM (JMmQ9)

192 Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at April 29, 2012 10:37 PM (Gk3SS) Ever bust out laughing and you can't *possibly* explain why? And none of them get it? And that makes you laugh again?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 29, 2012 05:42 PM (bxiXv)

193 Welcome to the Sunday Night Protein Thread.

Alex is going to rupture her spleen.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 29, 2012 05:43 PM (7utQ2)

194

Guess alexthechick gets to laugh a little more.

 

At least she shared w/the rest of the class!

 

Really Bebe?  Plain Chocolate?  I can add almost anything...but I was thinking Peanut Butter Cups would be good.

Posted by: garrett at April 29, 2012 05:43 PM (cDpBS)

195 "Drivers license" pisses me off. If it's a license for all people who drive, it should be a "drivers' license. If it's a license for an individual to drive, it should be a "driver's license." But really it shouldn't be either of those. If you want a license to fish, you get a fishing license. If you want a license to hunt, you get a hunting license. It's a driving license, goddamit.

Posted by: Scobface at April 29, 2012 05:44 PM (IoNBC)

196 Me thinks I missed something there. (Unless you're just alluding to the fact that americans get far more protein than they actually need and so protein supplements are a waste?)


No. No, I was not.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at April 29, 2012 05:44 PM (Gk3SS)

197

we had ampersands yesterday

 

gone are the ampersands of our youth.

Posted by: garrett at April 29, 2012 05:44 PM (cDpBS)

198 Garrett

Can't miss with peanut butter and chocolate combo.  I once did a peanut butter ice cream (using chunky PB) and topped it with choc sauce. That was a hit.  

Posted by: someone at April 29, 2012 05:45 PM (bqjJT)

199

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at April 29, 2012 10:39 PM (p7SSh)


You are so right.  I would rather read that book.



Posted by: Jimbo at April 29, 2012 05:45 PM (O3R/2)

200 Don't kill atc folks. lol

Posted by: Zakn at April 29, 2012 05:45 PM (zyaZ1)

201 but the ampersand disappeared for some reason.

The ampersand is a lead-in character for a series of HTML codes.
"&" should produce an ampersand here --> &

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 29, 2012 05:46 PM (bezvC)

202 Oh shit. A buncha people just got the shit ganked out of them in Jita. You'd think 3 days into this, they would have learned. Nope. Still retarded.

Posted by: Zakn at April 29, 2012 05:46 PM (zyaZ1)

203 right, The Big Sleep in the bookstore with the rye

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 29, 2012 05:47 PM (JMmQ9)

204 but the ampersand disappeared for some reason. The ampersand is a lead-in character for a series of HTML codes. "amp;" should produce an ampersand here --> & Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 29, 2012 10:46 PM (bezvC)

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2012 05:48 PM (X3lox)

205 Guess who is getting a new Kindle? The husband. He dropped his in the pool.

Posted by: mpfs at April 29, 2012 05:48 PM (KnnQh)

206 The blogs HTML parsing is clearly wonked.  It really is eating ampersands.

&

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 29, 2012 05:48 PM (bezvC)

207 BB Guns is also famous as the gun store they LAPD ran to to get rifles during the infamous North Hollywood shoot-out.

Posted by: Mætenloch at April 29, 2012 10:42 PM (+B3Nr)

 

BB Guns was a great place.  One-stop shopping for all your firearm-related needs.  Sadly, sometime after the North Hollywood shootout, they went out of business.  I understand it had something to do with some sort of dispute between the business partners.  Plus, the fact that the L.A. city council has been doing its level best for years to run all of the gun stores out of town.

Posted by: Hayabusa at April 29, 2012 05:48 PM (B+qrE)

208 Good night, morons everywhere.  Keep yer powder dry.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at April 29, 2012 05:48 PM (7yvLv)

209 &&

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 29, 2012 05:48 PM (bezvC)

210 Twitter has suspended another conservative account: @ChrisLoesch #freeChrisLoesch get in there.

Posted by: Chris R, red in NY-9 at April 29, 2012 05:49 PM (NFcOS)

211 The blogs HTML parsing is clearly wonked. It really is eating ampersands.
***
Who hasn't?

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at April 29, 2012 05:49 PM (3aXbg)

212

&    &    &

 

Jack London is forgotten.  Manly books?

The Call of the Wild

White Fang

Books for the strong?

Shelby Foote's volumes on "The Civil War"

Those suckers are heavy.

 

 

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes..... at April 29, 2012 05:49 PM (sJTmU)

213 Purple Avenger, you have to turn off Javascript, then you can get ampersands.

Posted by: chemjeff at April 29, 2012 05:49 PM (7FadD)

214 Purple Avenger, you have to turn your javascript off.  Then you can just type an ampersand.  Otherwise, some javascript function converts it.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2012 05:49 PM (X3lox)

215 [amp;]

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 29, 2012 05:49 PM (JMmQ9)

216 He dropped his in the pool.
Posted by: mpfs
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A book coulda survived that.

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at April 29, 2012 05:49 PM (pMd+I)

217 Shaggoths have been known to eat ampersands when they can't find Lycopene rich Tomato Plants.

Posted by: True Fact at April 29, 2012 05:50 PM (cDpBS)

218 that didn't work, either

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 29, 2012 05:50 PM (JMmQ9)

219 Ever bust out laughing and you can't *possibly* explain why? And none of them get it? And that makes you laugh again?


It was precisely that type of situation. If you knew why I was laughing, you were laughing as well. If you did not, I was not possibly going to explain.


Ages and ages ago, the Good Ex-BF and I went to see Like Water For Chocolate.  The end of the movie is this grand dramatic emotional scene where the lovers finally get together after years and years.  (Spoiler ahead)  Being me, I leaned over and whispered to him "I'd have him croak from a heart attack right now".  Swear by the insanity of cthulhu, as the words were coming out of my mouth, Our Hero has a heart attack and dies.  We both stare gape mouthed and then he hisses at me "You made that happen!"  I slap both hands over my mouth trying to stifle the hysterical laughter, he's doubled over because he's laughing so hard and the people all around us, many of whom are weeping at the great emotional scene, look like they're going to kill us.  There was no possible way I could explain it. 


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at April 29, 2012 05:50 PM (Gk3SS)

220 We had joy; we had fun; we had ampersands in the sun.

But the wine and the song, like the ampersand, have all gone.

Posted by: derit at April 29, 2012 05:50 PM (FQlFL)

221 Posted by: chemjeff at April 29, 2012 10:49 PM (7FadD)

I preferred the two-sentence version for the intro

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2012 05:50 PM (X3lox)

222 &&&&

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 29, 2012 05:51 PM (SnQV7)

223 Hey, who here is familiar with Sean Bielat?  What can you tell me about him?

Posted by: Truman North at April 29, 2012 05:51 PM (I2LwF)

224 &

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 29, 2012 05:51 PM (bezvC)

225 that didn't work, either

Posted by: AltonJackson
--------------------

The worst punishment for pixy is to ignore it. It loves to make an ass of you, so don't touch HTML.

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at April 29, 2012 05:51 PM (pMd+I)

226
A book coulda survived that.

****

I just love the feel of books.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 29, 2012 05:51 PM (piMMO)

227 Ever bust out laughing and you can't *possibly* explain why? And none of them get it? And that makes you laugh again?

Who's got the shrooms?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2012 05:52 PM (X3lox)

228 Posted by: Truman North at April 29, 2012 10:51 PM (I2LwF)

Just keep that furry thing away from me.

Posted by: Sean Bielat's Garbage at April 29, 2012 05:53 PM (7FadD)

229 If you are reading in the sun, you have bigger problems.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 29, 2012 05:53 PM (7utQ2)

230 RE: The Violent Femmes This word awesome does not mean what you think it means.

Posted by: teej at April 29, 2012 05:53 PM (auda5)

231 Otherwise, some javascript function converts it.

How uniquely un-handy.  This probably comes from the same people who would offer square wheels on cars as a mandatory option, and insist the lumpy ride is a feature.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 29, 2012 05:54 PM (bezvC)

232 Sean Bielat

Wasn't that one of the Ewok's infatuations (that sometimes included visuals) from the last congressional race? 

Posted by: someone at April 29, 2012 05:54 PM (bqjJT)

233 I just love the feel of books.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse
-------------------

I love the appearance of books that floated in the bathtub for a few hours, then got turned spine-side-up and drained.

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at April 29, 2012 05:54 PM (pMd+I)

234 Hey, who here is familiar with Sean Bielat? What can you tell me about him?
***
He builds robots that either clean our carpet or shoot you in the head?

Oh and it is a crime that he didn't hand Barney Frank his ass last election?

Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 05:54 PM (3aXbg)

235 I tried to read a Jack London novel.  It started out with a young man working on boats in the east SF bay.  Mother was a POS.  I just could not relate.  I dropped it.


Posted by: Jimbo at April 29, 2012 05:55 PM (O3R/2)

236 Posted by: derit at April 29, 2012 10:50 PM (FQlFL)

Stop that this instant.  There will be no quoting/paraphrasing of 1974 pop death music.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 29, 2012 05:55 PM (7utQ2)

237 Zhentlemen!

Posted by: Team Fortress 2 Spy at April 29, 2012 05:55 PM (JaLid)

238 If the Trayvon riots do break out they would be stopped but everyone grabbing their cell phone camera to record each other and not really doing anything minus the black block anarchists as they don't have any. They will just yell at the cops "the whole world is watching"

Posted by: Tjexcite at April 29, 2012 05:55 PM (ovjF+)

239 but I was thinking Peanut Butter Cups would be good. But they taste funky anymore. If you can get a hold of sees peanut butter pattie, go for it. Otherwise no way. And hey plain chocolate is chocolate. Winning!!!!!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 29, 2012 05:55 PM (qT8/2)

240 244 Sean Bielat

Wasn't that one of the Ewok's infatuations (that sometimes included visuals) from the last congressional race?

Posted by: someone at April 29, 2012 10:54 PM (bqjJT)

 

He ran against Barney Frank.

Posted by: buzzion at April 29, 2012 05:55 PM (GULKT)

241 220 Twitter has suspended another conservative account: @ChrisLoesch #freeChrisLoesch get in there. Posted by: Chris R, red in NY-9 at April 29, 2012 10:49 PM (NFcOS) Yes, for the love of God, please, *don't* let us know why that happened. It's hard to portray flat-affect sarcasm in a comment thread, actually.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 29, 2012 05:56 PM (bxiXv)

242 My turn-ons are liberty, fiscal responsibility, and awesome military robots, which, btw, I build. My turn-offs include Ewoks (weird story that one), hot dogs (also known as Franks) and dinosaurs (purple or white) named Barney

Posted by: Sean Bielat at April 29, 2012 05:56 PM (snRY5)

243 I suspect you could survive for some time on that.  The better question is why do you want to know.  You on a budget with another mouth to feed locked in the basement?

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 29, 2012 05:56 PM (JKNDp)

244 Hey, who here is familiar with Sean Bielat? What can you tell me about him?


****

Shhhh. The Ewok hasn't stalked him lately. Don't put any ideas in his head.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 29, 2012 05:56 PM (piMMO)

245 I think there was an interview with Sean Bielat on NRO Corner not too long ago.

Posted by: chemjeff at April 29, 2012 05:57 PM (7FadD)

246 If your tigers lost in the jungle an electric razor ain't gonna do much  for him, gotta whip out the gillette fusion for that.

Posted by: booger at April 29, 2012 05:57 PM (HI6wa)

247 The worst punishment for pixy is to ignore it. It loves to make an ass of you, so don't touch HTML. Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at April 29, 2012 10:51 PM sigh. All I want is sub text. Is that too much to ask? If Pixy wants to corner the market on ampersands, so be it. Sub text has never hurt anybody

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 29, 2012 05:57 PM (JMmQ9)

248 There was no possible way I could explain it. Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at April 29, 2012 10:50 PM (Gk3SS) That *totally* sounds like so many things I've done. Except for the "watching Like Water for Chocolate" part.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 29, 2012 05:57 PM (bxiXv)

249 If you can get a hold of sees peanut butter pattie, go for it.
----------------------

Trader Joe's has gourmet versions of dime-store candy. Peanut butter cups and Almond Joys are addictive. I have to wear blinkers in that aisle.

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at April 29, 2012 05:58 PM (pMd+I)

250 I read Waldon twice, the second time about ten years after the first time cause I couldn't recall much of it. That was probably fifteen years ago, now I can't recall anything in it again. Yeah, that's a real "must read".

Posted by: lowandslow at April 29, 2012 05:58 PM (GZitp)

251 If the Trayvon riots do break out they would be stopped but everyone grabbing their cell phone camera to record each other Riots these days are mostly about straight up looting and getting paid. All the old school shit has fallen by the wayside.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 29, 2012 05:58 PM (bezvC)

252 The l.a. landscape has changed.  The communities that were overwhemingly black are now at about parity with hispanics.  They would never allow their stuff to be burned down by the riot "veterans".  Actually most hispanics are (based on my observations) just waiting for an excuse to unload on their lower-class rivals.  In my recent experience the only race that still puts up with dark shenanigans is the pale one.

Posted by: Mr mysterio at April 29, 2012 05:59 PM (3QDOi)

253 236 Hey, who here is familiar with Sean Bielat? What can you tell me about him? Somebody break out the horny ewok pix

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 29, 2012 06:00 PM (qT8/2)

254 sigh. All I want is sub text. Is that too much to ask? If Pixy wants to corner the market on ampersands, so be it. Sub text has never hurt anybody

Posted by: AltonJackson
--------------------

Pixy has done to bold and italics what Democrats have done to free water and garbage collection in California.

Yes, they both used to be free in this state. Wrap your head around that.

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at April 29, 2012 06:00 PM (pMd+I)

255 Trader Joe's has gourmet versions of dime-store candy. Peanut butter cups and Almond Joys are addictive. I have to wear blinkers in that aisle.

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at April 29, 2012 10:58 PM (pMd+I)

 

So are you turning right or left, or do you just throw up the hazards?

Posted by: buzzion at April 29, 2012 06:00 PM (GULKT)

256 253 It's not hard, if you try.

Posted by: Chris R, red in NY-9 at April 29, 2012 06:00 PM (NFcOS)

257 Sean Bielat is running again in the new MA-4 district, and I'm hearing some troubling things about him.  And the money is not coming like it should for a guy who is such a superstar.

Posted by: Truman North at April 29, 2012 06:00 PM (I2LwF)

258 http://minx.cc/?post=307436

Previous Bielat thread

Posted by: someone at April 29, 2012 06:00 PM (bqjJT)

259 New Prometheus trailer - http://bit.ly/JkpaA1


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at April 29, 2012 06:00 PM (Gk3SS)

260 There's a black snake living under my dishwasher. I have no idea how it got there. It's somewhere around a 2 footer. It just poked it's head out to check me out while I was loading the coffee pot.
 
I have to admit it's not the first snake I've found in the house, but it's the first one I can't blame on the cat.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 29, 2012 06:00 PM (ccXZP)

261 253 BTW, he's back. There seems to be an organized prog attempt to get con Twitter accounts suspended for spam.

Posted by: Chris R, red in NY-9 at April 29, 2012 06:01 PM (NFcOS)

262 I remember most of King's "Christine" and I read that thirty years ago.

Posted by: lowandslow at April 29, 2012 06:01 PM (GZitp)

263 Shaggoths have been known to eat ampersands when they can't find Lycopene rich Tomato Plants.


*****

Not quite related, but it reminded me of something. There is a Grimm entry in Wiki, but also a Grimm characters entry in Wiki.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creatures_of_Grimm

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 29, 2012 06:01 PM (piMMO)

264 You on a budget withanother mouth to feedlocked in the basement?

***

Aren't we all?

Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 06:01 PM (3aXbg)

265 Riots these days are mostly about straight up looting and getting paid. All the old school shit has fallen by the wayside.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 29, 2012 10:58 PM (bezvC)

 

Its going to be all about getting that nice new 50" HDTV

Posted by: buzzion at April 29, 2012 06:01 PM (GULKT)

266 I had a blast playing tf2 PLR Hightower earlier. I always forget how much fun that game can be

Posted by: Zakn at April 29, 2012 06:02 PM (zyaZ1)

267 " ... IF the world economy does start to recover ..."
FIFY

Posted by: Gerry at April 29, 2012 06:02 PM (Bq2C6)

268
I have to admit it's not the first snake I've found in the house, but it's the first one I can't blame on the cat.

***

Don't hurt it. Just scoot it out the door.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 29, 2012 06:02 PM (piMMO)

269 Re: The Prince. The introduction letter at the beginning lays out the reason Nick M. wrote it. It was basically a job application to the Medici, who had recently overthrown the Florentine Republic, firing Machiavelli from his beloved position as Secretary of State in the process (not to mention, arresting and torturing him before sending him into exile). Problem is, there's no evidence that he ever delivered the manuscript to the Medici, hence the uncertainty. I got a kick out of the radical feminist criticisms of the Children of Men film as horribly misogynist.......especially since they shut up once they realized that the author PD James is a woman. 'sup jackwagons

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 29, 2012 06:02 PM (Rhie+)

270 It just poked it's head out to check me out while I was loading the coffee pot.
****
I miss coffee with Barry.

Posted by: Kal Penn at April 29, 2012 06:02 PM (3aXbg)

271 Riots these days are mostly about straight up looting and getting paid. All the old school shit has fallen by the wayside.


****

Remember how those frightened and starving folk in New Orleans needed those flat screen t.v.'s to survive the tragedy?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 29, 2012 06:03 PM (piMMO)

272 271 New Prometheus trailer - http://bit.ly/JkpaA1


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at April 29, 2012 11:00 PM (Gk3SS)

 

Hey Alex, you might enjoy the new Justice League trailer   http://tinyurl.com/7fgbvly

Posted by: buzzion at April 29, 2012 06:04 PM (GULKT)

273 Okay in other movie news, I just read that there's going to be a Poltergeist reboot and I was about to be all indignant wtf but then I saw Sam Raimi is going to do it.  That could be very very creepy. 

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at April 29, 2012 06:04 PM (Gk3SS)

274 most hispanics are (based on my observations) just waiting for an excuseto unload on their lower-class rivals.
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They'll all be united when it's time to blame Whitey.

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at April 29, 2012 06:04 PM (pMd+I)

275 bold and italics are not a problem, and frankly, I'm not a big ampersand ([amp;]) user anyway. I do miss the sub text for "golf claps" and "self-denouncements"

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 29, 2012 06:04 PM (JMmQ9)

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 29, 2012 06:05 PM (JMmQ9)

277 I just read that there's going to be a Poltergeist reboot and I was about to be all indignant wtf but then I saw Sam Raimi is going to do it. That could be very very creepy. Unless he does it in the vein of Drag Me to Hell.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at April 29, 2012 06:05 PM (RvlzX)

278 I think I gave Bielat some money when he ran against Bonnie.

Trouble is, here in Massachusetts not only the media but the entire state government functions as an arm of the Democratic Party. If he wants to get his message out he'll have to pay for every letter.

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 29, 2012 06:05 PM (4rD2K)

279 Black snake? Probably a rat snake Just think of it as a big Corn Snake, except not stupid. Corn Snakes are quite possibly the dimmest pet alive

Posted by: CAC at April 29, 2012 06:05 PM (/11RO)

280 Sean Bielat is running again in the new MA-4 district, and I'm hearing some troubling things about him.

Like what?

Posted by: AD at April 29, 2012 06:06 PM (ZlrvH)

281 Sean Bielat is running again in the new MA-4 district, and I'm hearing some troubling things about him.
-----------------

Yes?

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at April 29, 2012 06:06 PM (pMd+I)

282 looks like I forgot a closing tag on the bold sorry about that (see? this is where I'd denounce myself in sub text)

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 29, 2012 06:07 PM (JMmQ9)

283 Trader Joe's has gourmet versions of dime-store candy Their peanut butter cups taste funky too. The peppermint Jo jos though are to die for. They would be awesome in ice cream.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 29, 2012 06:07 PM (qT8/2)

284 One of my all time favorite scenes from "I'm gonna git you sucka"  be sure to watch it to the end, full screen and volum up a bit.  http://tinyurl.com/7ujn4xj

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 29, 2012 06:07 PM (JKNDp)

285 I got a kick out of the radical feminist criticisms of the Children of Men film as horribly misogynist
***
What's misogynist in the film? I didn't see the movie as I heard it was crap, but I can't remember anything you could critizice in the book...

Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 06:07 PM (3aXbg)

286 280 NDH, I won't hurt it. But luring it out from under the dishwasher is the main problem.
 
I need a snake whisperer.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 29, 2012 06:08 PM (ccXZP)

287 C-Span's QandA program features Blaine Harden, the fella who wrote the book "Escape from Camp 14" about a man who was born into a Korean prison camp and escaped.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 29, 2012 06:08 PM (piMMO)

288 Ok how about multi vitamins, sugar water, and canned peanuts? Eggs and water if you're looking for the cheapest way to live long-term. Ditch the sugar water. Peanuts would prolong your demise (incomplete protein, lack of B vitamins), but they're better than nothing. In my opinion. I'm not a doctor but I do the opposite of what the government recommends, so I'm pretty confident.

Posted by: t-bird at April 29, 2012 06:08 PM (FcR7P)

289 "Probably a rat snake" When I was a kid we called them "black racers." They're rat snakes. Very beneficial animals.

Posted by: Scobface at April 29, 2012 06:09 PM (IoNBC)

290 I need a snake whisperer.

Mmmph!

Posted by: Bawney Fwank at April 29, 2012 06:09 PM (7FadD)

291 Remember how those frightened and starving folk in New Orleans needed those flat screen t.v.'s to survive the tragedy?
***
Well, if you survived the hours of rampant cannibalism in the hours before they got food to them you would understand.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 06:09 PM (3aXbg)

292 I think the other obvious one is schools which should be schools'. I had three white friends who got caught on foot right in the middle of the LA riot. They were standing in the middle of the street watching a bunch of angry black guys coming toward them trying to figure out which way to run when a big cadillac pulled up alongside and a big black guy rolled down the window and said, "They gonna kill you boys. Better get in." They did and he took them to his house where they stayed all day and into the night. He saved their lives.

Posted by: Daybrother at April 29, 2012 06:09 PM (g1fN1)

293 Hey Alex, you might enjoy the new Justice League trailer




Oh man, all of his stuff is genius. I will admit, though, that the Rorschach and Deadpool Show ones are my favorites. 

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at April 29, 2012 06:09 PM (Gk3SS)

294 I'm sure liberals will start going after Apple any day now........yep........any day now.....

http://tinyurl.com/7atlyyy

Posted by: booger at April 29, 2012 06:10 PM (HI6wa)

295

Sorry, I was looking up the article chemjeff.

 

the things I heard is that he stole some money from his own campaign in 2010, that he has no intention of living in the district (in fact, hasn't spent any time here since he lost in 2010) and that he as a registered and active Democrat until 2008.

 

I only know for sure about the last two.

Posted by: Truman North at April 29, 2012 06:11 PM (I2LwF)

296 Oh man, all of his stuff is genius. I will admit, though, that the Rorschach and Deadpool Show ones are my favorites.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at April 29, 2012 11:09 PM (Gk3SS)

 

He finally did a Zero Hour #6

Posted by: buzzion at April 29, 2012 06:11 PM (GULKT)

297 bold and italics are not a problem

-----------------

They used to be sitting right there to be had in the Pixy editor, which is now nothing more than plastic ice cream. Now you have to hand-type in square brackets for bolds and itals.

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at April 29, 2012 06:11 PM (pMd+I)

298 Eggs and water if you're looking for the cheapest way to live long-term.
***
Actually I'm more thinking long term storage now. I live in the burbs, not the city, but it would likely be a good idea to have an emergency food cache in the next few years.

Soda, peanuts, multivitamins - they all last a long time in the containers they come in, right?

Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 06:12 PM (3aXbg)

299

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 29, 2012 11:08 PM (ccXZP)

 

I'm a bit busy right now rolling in my millions. You'll have to wait.

Posted by: Harry Potter at April 29, 2012 06:12 PM (22rSN)

300 When I was a kid we called them "black racers." They're rat snakes. Very beneficial animals.


****

Are you from the South? That's what we call them here. My mother, as a child, was chased by one, or so she swore. Of course as she grew older she realized that it was scared crapless and was making tracks for its burrow. She just happened to be blocking that path.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 29, 2012 06:13 PM (piMMO)

301 looks like I forgot a closing tag on the bold

sorry about that
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Yeah, and all while telling me bold is "no problem."

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at April 29, 2012 06:14 PM (pMd+I)

302 "Well, if you survived the hours of rampant cannibalism in the hours before they got food to them you would understand." BABIES! DEAD, THROAT-CUT BABIES! THEY'RE EVERYWHERE!!

Posted by: Shepard Smith at April 29, 2012 06:14 PM (IoNBC)

303

Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 11:12 PM (3aXbg)

 

You need things that are "complete protein" though. and I don't think peanuts quite meet that requirement.

Soybeans however do meet that burden. (See: Wikipedia: http://goo.gl/28KqR)

Dried Soybeans shoudl work.

Posted by: tsrblke at April 29, 2012 06:14 PM (22rSN)

304 301 "Probably a rat snake"

When I was a kid we called them "black racers." They're rat snakes. Very beneficial animals.
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Hate to go all herpetological on y'all, but:

2 common black snakes in the eastern US--
1)  Black racer, Coluber constrictor, smaller, faster, very active & nervous, eats lots of rodents
2)  Black rat snake, Elaphe obsoleta, larger (up to 7 ft +) slower, more calm, also eats lots of rodents, and birds--it is fairly arboreal.  Has a whitish throat/belly.

They are easy to tell apart if you've studied them, but can easily be confused.

Oh, and both harmless to humans.

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at April 29, 2012 06:15 PM (Dd+yB)

305 Actually I'm more thinking long term storage now. I live in the burbs, not the city, but it would likely be a good idea to have an emergency food cache in the next few years.

Soda, peanuts, multivitamins - they all last a long time in the containers they come in, right?

***


There was a post here about folks who are growing and milling their own wheat and somewhere within the article it was mentioned that wheat is perfect for stocking up as un-milled wheat can last for years. The funny thing is that they compared it sarcastically to arugula.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 29, 2012 06:15 PM (piMMO)

306 "Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 29, 2012 11:13 PM (piMMO) Are you from the South?" Yeah. Alabama.

Posted by: Shepard Smith at April 29, 2012 06:16 PM (IoNBC)

307 The gun shop that provided rifles to the cops during the N. Hollywood shootout got prosecuted for transferring firearms without the DROS process.  No, really-

Posted by: Mr mysterio at April 29, 2012 06:16 PM (3QDOi)

308 Trader Joe's has gourmet versions of dime-store candy

Their peanut butter cups taste funky too.
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GIRL! Your taste buds are getting funky.

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at April 29, 2012 06:16 PM (pMd+I)

309 that he as a registered and active Democrat until 2008.
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Come on, when have we ever had to worry about a MA Republican screwing over the conservatives after they swept him into office?

Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 06:16 PM (3aXbg)

310 Off, old beat-off sock.

Posted by: Scobface at April 29, 2012 06:16 PM (IoNBC)

311 Anyway, he has bank, but it's mainly from out of state.  The in-state donors have not opened their wallets.  And that's a troubling sign for a guy with the name recognition of Bielat.

Posted by: Truman North at April 29, 2012 06:17 PM (I2LwF)

312 the things I heard is that he stole some money from his own campaign in 2010, that he has no intention of living in the district (in fact, hasn't spent any time here since he lost in 2010) and that he as a registered and active Democrat until 2008.

Damn fine impersonation on that last one.  What do you mean by "active?"  Unless he was a Dem-in-name-only, our mobies could use training from this guy.

Given his background, I find it really hard to believe he'd toss away his future and risk jail-time by stealing from the campaign.  A guy like John Edwards did that because he was an arrogant idiot.  This guy isn't an idiot.  I guess it wouldn't be the first time something like that happened--but I still find it hard to believe.

Posted by: AD at April 29, 2012 06:18 PM (ZlrvH)

313 Actually I'm more thinking long term storage now. Dehydrated water doesn't take up much space and it lasts forever. There have also been handy links on previous ONTs where you can buy 100 days of meals in a box thru Amazon (you think you're the first to consider "DOOM!" ?). They would offer some variety.

Posted by: t-bird at April 29, 2012 06:19 PM (FcR7P)

314 Posted by: JewishOdysseus at April 29, 2012 11:15 PM (Dd+yB) Dude! Consider me edumacated.

Posted by: Scobface at April 29, 2012 06:19 PM (IoNBC)

315 Well, if you survived the hours of rampant cannibalism in the hours before they got food to them you would understand.


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THEY'RE RAPING WOMEN IN THE SUPER DOME!!!!!

Posted by: MSM, and Shep Smith at April 29, 2012 06:19 PM (piMMO)

316 LOL, I had this memory of a great Humphrey Bogart scene.  I had the wrong movie.  But damn!   Morons here corrected me and even gave us the link to the scene. 

Ah.  Good times.

"Children of Men."  A great novel.  The movie was an abortion. Completely  misrepresented the theme.  Oh well, I still like PD James's Inspector Dalgliesh. 


Posted by: Jimbo at April 29, 2012 06:19 PM (O3R/2)

317

lol 18-1... but here's the thing:

MA-4 has been packed with red voters due to gerrymandering around Boston.  I don't think he's failing to pull in cash because he's not conservative enough; I think someone around here smells a rat.

 

That rat might be JK3 for all I know, but there's something going on here that I can't figure out.

Posted by: Truman North at April 29, 2012 06:19 PM (I2LwF)

318 I got a kick out of the radical feminist criticisms of the Children of Men film as horribly misogynist *** What's misogynist in the film? I didn't see the movie as I heard it was crap, but I can't remember anything you could critizice in the book... Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 11:07 PM (3aXbg) Hell if I know what was misogynist about it. I just remember reading a couple of articles/reviews that went down that line. Actually, I think they were just pissed that the leftists in the film turned out to be an order of magnitude more evil than the "establishment". Given the leftist crap that they put in the DVD extras, I suspect that the commie rat fink filmmakers didn't intend to undermine their own ideology. Oops.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 29, 2012 06:20 PM (Rhie+)

319 Dehydrated water doesn't take up much space and it lasts forever.

*****

I guess it wouldn't!

Posted by: MSM, and Shep Smith at April 29, 2012 06:20 PM (piMMO)

320 "They'll all be united when it's time to blame Whitey."  Well, that's my fear too but you'd be surprised how many just hold blacks in total contempt- let one burn down a hispanic business and see what happens-

Posted by: Mr mysterio at April 29, 2012 06:20 PM (3QDOi)

321 Make sure the wheat stays high and dry.  It can get a pretty nasty fungus growing on it.  I know it because the history channel tells me so.  Someone hypotithized that was the cause of the 7th plague on Egypt.  It must be true.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 29, 2012 06:21 PM (JKNDp)

322 I spotted the first grammar error.. " ruined by lefty, progressive teaching methods" should be "right-wing Christian wacko methods".

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 29, 2012 06:21 PM (ESUUY)

323
If your a younger reader, you probably didn't even notice the two deliberate mistakes in this comment.

I was taught that if you wanted to set off an idea when a comma, semi-colon or parentheses were not right you used a double dash with a space between the beginning and end of them. Singe dashes were only to be used without spaces in terms like sub-par.

But maybe my teachers were full of shit.

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at April 29, 2012 06:21 PM (7+pP9)

324

How's about you just start buying MRE's every week 18-1?

 

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 29, 2012 06:21 PM (JKNDp)

325 GIRL! Your taste buds are getting funky. Heh. I never liked the tj ones. Try the sees ones, they are what reward used to taste like.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 29, 2012 06:21 PM (qT8/2)

326 The gun shop that provided rifles to the cops during the N. Hollywood shootout got prosecuted for transferring firearms without the DROS process. No, really- Posted by: Mr mysterio at April 29, 2012 11:16 PM (3QDOi) What is a DROS? is that a Form 4473 or the similar?

Posted by: jake at April 29, 2012 06:22 PM (AZ8Mb)

327 I gots no problems with the square brackets []. The rules are what the rules are; a small price for the privilege to comment here.

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 29, 2012 06:22 PM (JMmQ9)

328 1) Black racer, Coluber constrictor, smaller, faster, very active nervous, eats lots of rodents

****

What we call racers are completely black.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 29, 2012 06:22 PM (piMMO)

329 Dehydrated water doesn't take up much space and it lasts forever.

*****

I guess it wouldn't!


I still gotta charge you for it.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2012 06:23 PM (X3lox)

330

Posted by: MSM, and Shep Smith at April 29, 2012 11:20 PM (piMMO)

 

I'm glad someone else saw that, WFT is Dehydrated water?

Posted by: tsrblke at April 29, 2012 06:23 PM (22rSN)

331 If your a younger reader, you probably didn't even notice the two deliberate mistakes in this comment.

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YOU'RE

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 29, 2012 06:23 PM (piMMO)

332 Rabbit traps and a few copies of the foxfire series?

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 29, 2012 06:24 PM (JKNDp)

333 The "end of history channel?"

I heard the theory that the yeast had gone bad.  Eldest sons were, apparently, given a double dose of bread.  It poisoned them.  The Hebrews threw out all the yeast and ate only unleavened bread.    Yahweh is crafty.


Posted by: Jimbo at April 29, 2012 06:24 PM (O3R/2)

334 I guess it wouldn't! Posted by: MSM, and Shep Smith at April 29, 2012 11:20 PM (piMMO) Please, you guys would agitate for a Nobel Prize if Obama had said that.

Posted by: t-bird at April 29, 2012 06:24 PM (FcR7P)

335 95
"What's the difference between hockey mom and pit bull? A pit bull is delicious."--The SCOAMF

What's interesting about this quote, and that I haven't seen commented on, is if the SCOAMF has a basis for comparison between hockey mom and pit bulls, it means he has eaten both. Otherwise, how would he know they taste different? How would he have a preference for one over the other?

Obama eats dogs and hockey moms.

Posted by: Hayabusa at April 29, 2012 10:20 PM (B+qrE)


Actually, he prefers former Duke basketball players.

Posted by: Reggie Love at April 29, 2012 06:26 PM (1grxW)

336 Well, if you survived the hours of rampant cannibalism in the hours before they got food to them you would understand.

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THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF ALLIGATORS AND POISONOUS SNAKES IN THE STREETS OF NEW ORLEANS!!!!!

Posted by: MSM, and Shep Smith at April 29, 2012 06:26 PM (piMMO)

337 If your a younger reader, you probably didn't even notice the two deliberate mistakes in this comment. *** YOU'RE And, younger than whom?

Posted by: t-bird at April 29, 2012 06:26 PM (FcR7P)

338 JewishOdysseus, must I shame you into posting a new story on your blog every month?  I love your links and,  unlike a certain smart military blog that shall go unnamed, your links arent 90% defunct!

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 29, 2012 06:27 PM (JKNDp)

339 "What we call racers are completely black." Yes. Me, too.

Posted by: Scobface at April 29, 2012 06:27 PM (IoNBC)

340 Hmm, the internets say an MRE will last 18-36 months in the temperatures in the area I live in.

So the question is, how old are they going to be when you buy them as a civilian?

Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 06:28 PM (3aXbg)

341 316 King snakes can be black and so are water moccasins. I had a good look at the head though and it's not venomous.
 
I'm not freaked out about it. It's kinda amusing to me. I live in the deep South in a mostly rural area surrounded by trees. Snakes are not a rarity in my yard.
 
The coolest one I've seen in my yard was a hog nosed snake, aka the puff adder. It's non venomous and fairly rare; an online article claimed it was extinct in MS. I sent the author a pic and a request for a correction.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 29, 2012 06:28 PM (ccXZP)

342 I will not tolerate mass black attacks on white people for no reason. Oh, your reason is slavery? Lame and very outdated. You have all the advantages these days. If you don't capitalized, it's your own lazy fault.

Posted by: Marybel at April 29, 2012 06:30 PM (QGwv0)

343 I ate c-rations over 10 years old when I was in.  They tasted like crap and you had to squeeze the packet of hot chocolate mix before you used it.  If dust flew out of little holes worms had gotten in or out of it.  I was in from 68 to 72.  Some c-rats were from 1957.  Yum-yum!

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 29, 2012 06:31 PM (JKNDp)

344 *capitalize...

Posted by: Marybel at April 29, 2012 06:31 PM (QGwv0)

345 As MRE alternatives there are also some dehydrated/freeze-dried food some of which are advertised to have shelf lives of up to 25 yrs. 

Posted by: someone at April 29, 2012 06:32 PM (bqjJT)

346 Oh, another thing:  smaller black rat snakes are often patterned, some grey, brown, white, which pattern disappears as they grow (though sometimes not completely, morphs vary).  If this small (2 ft) snake is real black, I'd bet it is a racer.

OhioDan, I had a post just last week, on the sick jihadis of Sudan.  But I shall endeavor to up my production...

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at April 29, 2012 06:32 PM (Dd+yB)

347 18-1, this article is for you

http://tinyurl.com/7nqzq9p

Posted by: chemjeff at April 29, 2012 06:32 PM (7FadD)

348 There will be no race war.  The middle class is well armed.  Any discussion of it is for theatrical purposes.

Good night my friends.

Posted by: Jimbo at April 29, 2012 06:33 PM (O3R/2)

349 They also came with a pack of 3 cigarrettes of assorted brands.  I didn't and don't smoke.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 29, 2012 06:33 PM (JKNDp)

350

As MRE alternatives there are also some dehydrated/freeze-dried food some of which are advertised to have shelf lives of up to 25 yrs.

Don't some of those "Completes" microwave dinners have disturbing shelf lives? They're heat treated messes I'd imagine they'd never actually go bad.

Posted by: tsrblke at April 29, 2012 06:33 PM (22rSN)

351 "The coolest one I've seen in my yard was a hog nosed snake, aka the puff adder." Holy shit, puff adders are so cool. If you corner one, he'll play dead for you.

Posted by: Scobface at April 29, 2012 06:34 PM (IoNBC)

352 Singe dashes were only to be used without spaces in terms like sub-par.

It used to be. Back in the bad old days. Of course, every generation hyphenates the way it wants to. And then there's N'Sync. Heh. What the hell is that?

Jump in anytime, Eddie. These are all good topics.

Posted by: Chief Wiggum at April 29, 2012 06:34 PM (T+Z2Q)

353 Hmm, the internets say an MRE will last 18-36 months in the temperatures in the area I live in. So the question is, how old are they going to be when you buy them as a civilian? Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 11:28 PM (3aXbg) Find your favorite camping store and look into thier freeze dried food. (Cabellas, Bass Pro Shops, REI[bloody pinkos there], Food Insurance, etc) Alot of freeze dried food has a 25 year shelf life

Posted by: jake at April 29, 2012 06:34 PM (AZ8Mb)

354 As MRE alternatives there are also some dehydrated/freeze-dried food some of which are advertised to have shelf lives of up to 25 yrs. Posted by: someone at April 29, 2012 11:32 PM (bqjJT) Doritos, Tastycakes, and M&M's last forever. Just sayin' ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2012 06:34 PM (X3lox)

355 You had a pic of that one angry sich POS with the snaggly teeth leering at the camera.  I couldn't wait for you to update that one.  You replaced it with the ancient coins.  BTW, my wife gave me a mite coin from the middle east for Christmas one year.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 29, 2012 06:35 PM (JKNDp)

356 The coolest one I've seen in my yard was a hog nosed snake, aka the puff adder. It's non venomous and fairly rare; an online article claimed it was extinct in MS. I sent the author a pic and a request for a correction.


****

Ahhhhh. The opossum of snakes.

Posted by: MSM, and Shep Smith at April 29, 2012 06:35 PM (piMMO)

357 I was taught that if you wanted to set off an idea when a comma, semi-colon or parentheses were not right you used a double dash with a space between the beginning and end of them.
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We don't know what happened between the keyboard and the translation to the newspaper commenting section. I mean hell, just look at what Pixy does.

The culprits are "school's" and "your."

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at April 29, 2012 06:35 PM (pMd+I)

358 Hmm, the internets say an MRE will last 18-36 months in the temperatures in the area I live in. If you can dig a tiny root cellar for them, that should get the temperature down to fifty degrees and the shelf life up to five years.

Posted by: t-bird at April 29, 2012 06:36 PM (FcR7P)

359 272 There's a black snake living under my dishwasher. I have no idea how it got there. It's somewhere around a 2 footer. It just poked it's head out to check me out while I was loading the coffee pot.

I have to admit it's not the first snake I've found in the house, but it's the first one I can't blame on the cat.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 29, 2012 11:00 PM (ccXZP)


Strange, I usually see black snakes in the pot.

Posted by: Gerg at April 29, 2012 06:36 PM (1grxW)

360 Time to go upstairs and watch Breakout Kings with momma.  Goodnight all.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 29, 2012 06:36 PM (JKNDp)

361 335 No, the evil Jooooos caused that problem.

Posted by: mpfs at April 29, 2012 06:37 PM (KnnQh)

362
If your a younger reader, you probably didn't even notice the two deliberate mistakes in this comment.

***

YOU'RE

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 29, 2012 11:23 PM (piMMO)


Good catch. I still disagree with her use of the hyphen mark and the dictionary agrees with me:

a short line (-) used to connect the parts of a compound word or the parts of a word divided for any purpose.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/hyphen?s=t

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at April 29, 2012 06:38 PM (7+pP9)

363 Actually I'm more thinking long term storage now. I live in the burbs, not the city, but it would likely be a good idea to have an emergency food cache in the next few years.

Soda, peanuts, multivitamins - they all last a long time in the containers they come in, right?

Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 11:12 PM (3aXbg)

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The multi-vitamins aren't a bad idea but I wouldn't want to try to live off soda pop and peanuts.  I would suggest looking at a company called Honeyville Farms -- they got their start selling long-term food stuffs to Mormons.  Honeyville sells all kinds of freeze-dried and dehydrated food:  prices are reasonable and shipping costs inside the lower 48  states   is a steal. 

A company called Shelf Reliance is also pretty good but their shipping costs are higher.  You could also look at Mountain House prepared meals available through Amazon.com.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop testing stuff at April 29, 2012 06:38 PM (M0NzJ)

364 King snakes can be black and so are water moccasins. I had a good look at the head though and it's not venomous.

****

Moccasins are rather thick and, of course, the inside of their mouth is a cottony white.

And, I guess it goes without saying...you don't really want to see the inside of their mouth.

Posted by: MSM, and Shep Smith at April 29, 2012 06:39 PM (piMMO)

365 GnuBreed, in all my travels here in FL, 13 years, the coolest snake I ever saw was...a BIG indigo!  But I was too far to catch it, or get a photo, before it went off into the dense brush.

I've seen a few racers around our house, a corn, a cute little hognose, too.  I've tramped thru good rattler habitat, but...nothing yet!

Oh, there's a nice beach we go to from time to time, Fort De Soto Beach near Tampa.  Go to Youtube, do a search for "De Soto beach" and "rattlesnake," the vid will freak you out!!

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at April 29, 2012 06:39 PM (Dd+yB)

366 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiVFfOOm_GI

Frank Zappa remembers Watts.

Posted by: Doin it for community continuity at April 29, 2012 06:40 PM (0It32)

367 "Puff Adder" ... "Heterodon", not "Bitis Arietans", correct?

Posted by: Arbalest at April 29, 2012 06:41 PM (OW6xW)

368 Without a united opposition today, there may not be an America in twenty years, at least not in a form that anyone who cares about America's political heritage would recognize.
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The problem is the author is completely off on his time frame. We aren't looking at the death of America as we know it in a generation if the Democrats win relection - we are looking at the Death of America as we know it within a decade presuming we elect more go along to get along moderate* Republicans.

The national debt is about $15T. That's about $140K per taxpayer - and that is just the on books federal debt as of today. And it will increase, dramatically, under a President Romney.

*moderate now meaning taking over the health care industry apparently

Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 06:44 PM (3aXbg)

369 The Violent Femmes were better when Brian Dennehy was the frontman.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2012 06:44 PM (GjDnP)

370 Oh, hell, here's the link, it was DeSoto PARK, not beach, that worked:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbKYD9-qPyY

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at April 29, 2012 06:44 PM (Dd+yB)

371 386 +1

Posted by: mpfs at April 29, 2012 06:45 PM (KnnQh)

372 Truman North: w.r.t. Bielat's in-state/out-of-state fundraising, it could be just a substitution effect - people are preferring to give money to, say, Scott Brown, because they know Bielat is getting a lot of out of state money and so doesn't "need" as much in-state financial help

Posted by: chemjeff at April 29, 2012 06:46 PM (7FadD)

373 Oh, hell, here's the link, it was DeSoto PARK, not beach, that worked:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbKYD9-qPyY

*****

I did a search and found it. Big, fat snake that just wanted to be left alone. He's actually quite pretty.

They aren't rare. Heck, there was a rest stop near Daytona that was overrun by them a few years ago.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 29, 2012 06:49 PM (piMMO)

374 #334

It hasn't gotten as much coverage as it deserves but what has become a leading cause of premature death among young black men in the San Fernando Valley is Hispanic gangs asserting dominance.

The cops know about it but have no idea what to do about it when they aren't allowed to use the threat of deportation against the gang members who are nearly all illegals. Those who do manage to get deported are rarely gone more than a few months.

If there is new rioting it will be another case of idiots burning down and looting their own neighborhood. I don't think even the liberals will be in the mood for a massive appeasement campaign again.

Posted by: epobirs at April 29, 2012 06:50 PM (kcfmt)

375 We aren't looking at the death of America as we know it in a generation if the Democrats win relection - we are looking at the Death of America as we know it within a decade presuming we elect more go along to get along moderate* Republicans.


okay.  So just supposing for a moment that I accept your premise.  In your view, when are we looking at the Death of America if Obama is re-elected?  Less than a decade, or more?



Posted by: chemjeff at April 29, 2012 06:50 PM (7FadD)

376 OK, I'm out. Tomorrow night, mi amigos

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 29, 2012 06:51 PM (JMmQ9)

377 Oh, and the fact the Republicans never made an attempt to even bring Frank in for adversarial hearings in the House indicates, yet again, how unserious they are.

Barney Frank was literally in bed with the people who wrecked the economy and was defending them. And his punishment will be a VERY comfortable retirement.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 06:51 PM (3aXbg)

378 from a different website on Southern Hog-nosed snakes:
 
DISTRIBUTION: Occurs in the Coastal Plain from southern Mississippi to southeastern North Carolina and historically in the Ridge and Valley region of central Alabama.  Sightings are infrequent and populations appear to be in decline throughout its range.  In Alabama, the southern hognose snake has not been observed in over 20 years. 
 
383 arbalest,
 
Yeah, Heterodon. Obviously it's not a true adder, which are venomous.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 29, 2012 06:52 PM (ccXZP)

379 Nice Dennehey.

Posted by: garrett at April 29, 2012 06:52 PM (cDpBS)

380
Copperheads very rarely kill a human. They're more semi-venomous than venomous. As for the rest of the venomous snakes -- leave 'em alone unless they pose a threat to yourself, your family or pets.

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at April 29, 2012 06:52 PM (7+pP9)

381 GnuBreed: "Puff adder" got my attention ... i suggested that some fool had somehow introduced the specied to the US, like the pythons in Florida.

Posted by: Arbalest at April 29, 2012 06:55 PM (OW6xW)

382

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at April 29, 2012 11:52 PM (7+pP9)

Missouri is full of Copperheads, I don't think there's been a documented death from them in at least 100 years.  (I know that's true if you exclude "Elderly" and "otherwise sick" people, but I think it's true generally.)

That being said, I'm told it's a pretty painful bite, and you may lose some muscle in the area.  There are a few documented pet deaths (mostly smaller cats/dogs.)

Posted by: tsrblke at April 29, 2012 06:55 PM (22rSN)

383 #98 Hoss If you're still reading, I know there's a great Persian place Sadaf (you can google it) that's in the gaslamp area. I'd go there freqently when I was stationed out there. The Chengeh beef is to die for. Though a quick look shows their menu may have changed since I left in 2006

Posted by: nnptcgrad at April 29, 2012 06:56 PM (Opyrm)

384 381 JewishO,
 
I see that the indigo's range includes MS but I've never seen one. Pretty cool looking. Also endangered according to wiki.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 29, 2012 06:56 PM (ccXZP)

385 Oh God. Laughing so hard. Mark Steyn went there, again and again. On National review, here's the url: tinyurl.com/84beur8 Called, Cuisines from My Stepfather. My favorite line to pull out of context to quote for hilarity: "...removed His Excellency’s genitals and wound up in a fight over who should get them, believing that the still not quite yet late president’s powers would be transferred to whoever got to chow down on the crown jewels. I’m not suggesting that President Obama has eaten a human penis, because, if he had, he’d almost certainly have boasted about it to the impressionable NPR ninnies who gobbled up his memoirs." Laughing. So. Much.

Posted by: Inspector Asshole at April 29, 2012 06:57 PM (YSyyZ)

386 In your view, when are we looking at the Death of America if Obama is re-elected? Less than a decade, or more?
***
Actually, that is an interesting question.

If Romney gets elected, the Republicans in Congress replay 2000-2006 on steroids.

If Obama wins do we see a replay of 1994, or a replay of the years since 2010 when we saw a lot of talk and no actual action? I'd argue that depends on how Obama wins.

If he runs, successfully, as a moderate versus Romney's "far right agenda", I think the Republicans cower. If he wins because the right finally says no more, then I think the odds of actually seeing a fight increase dramatically.

I don't trust Boehner or McConnell to do the right thing. I do trust them to do the things they believe are most likely to keep them in office. Watching the right destroy Romney's candidacy might well persuade them that working with conservatives is a smarter solution then giving us rhetoric while not doing a thing to upset the State Media and the permanent bureaucracy.


Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 06:59 PM (3aXbg)

387 The C-Span interview was really interesting and reminded me of how Blessed I am to have been born in America.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 29, 2012 07:00 PM (piMMO)

388 Hi Arb

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 29, 2012 07:01 PM (SnQV7)

389 Great we get to hear this shit again on the ONT.

Posted by: buzzion at April 29, 2012 07:01 PM (GULKT)

390

Anyway, sorry I had to go so quickly.  The reason I was asking about Sean is that I heard the rumor that he stole from his campaign from someone who knows Sean, but who I don't know very well.  And I don't know whether this person would have reason to spread manure or not.

I can't say any more than that yet.  I just need to know if there's any "there" there.

 

If anyone knew about Mass politics and Bielat in particular, it would be someone here.

Posted by: Truman North at April 29, 2012 07:02 PM (I2LwF)

391 Hi PG

Posted by: Arbalest at April 29, 2012 07:03 PM (OW6xW)

392

I don't trust Boehner or McConnell politicans to do the right thing. I do trust them to do the things they believe are most likely to keep them in office.

 

FTFY.

Posted by: tsrblke at April 29, 2012 07:03 PM (22rSN)

393
   I seriously doubt Obama will win re-election.   have conversations with Dems in this area, and none of them are going to vote for him.  These people are old line Dems, not the progs that have infested the party.

   I realize that this is all anecdotal, but still would give it a fair amount of credence.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 29, 2012 07:04 PM (SAMxH)

394 Whoever drowned the Kindle, try drying it.  There are electronic drying guides for celphones. 

Posted by: DaveA at April 29, 2012 07:04 PM (NQ/V9)

395 You know what's fun? Spending a couple of hours making something work really well, look just like you want, on a website, and then finding that every other page of the website now has nothing showing. Just when you think you've achieved something and can quit for the night, you have to undo everything before you can go to bed. And by you I mean me of course. Insert scowly face here. Hello. Goodbye. Don't forget to right.

Posted by: A Mindful Webworker at April 29, 2012 07:04 PM (lBpVP)

396 In your view, when are we looking at the Death of America if Obama is re-elected? Less than a decade, or more?


Posted by: chemjeff at April 29, 2012 11:50 PM (7FadD)



That night.  Seriously.  It'll be done and over.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2012 07:04 PM (X3lox)

397 I'm confused.

I'm not certain if I prefer the raucous debate which occurs in the House of Commons or the quiet dignity of our own Congress.


Oh.

What?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 29, 2012 07:05 PM (piMMO)

398 Copperheads are also selective with venom. They don't always inject when "attacked" more like a dry bite. The young ones will almost always inject but the older ones will bite and inject little. My grandparents lived in rural Maryland, had an outdoors cat that came in one day crawling around sick. You could see the two fang marks on its face, it staggered around for a bit, went to sleep, woke up a few hours later, staggered around more, and got better Had the marks been closer together, dead kitty Oh and hognoses are actually mildly venomous but nothing that would hurt a pet or human, just toads- their primary diet. They are rare, living in the sandy areas around rivers and streams. Found 2 in my grandparents area in the span of 10 years My grandfather was facinated by its "hooding" bluff and that it would actually squirt blood. He would poke it repeatedly. Since it was the fall and there were few toads to feed it, let it loose near the creek. If you cant tell, Im fond of snakes. If I had the balls and the permits, I would buy an Eyelash Viper (yellow phase). Death never looked so beautiful.

Posted by: CAC at April 29, 2012 07:05 PM (GmN3p)

399 Oh and some some scary data points:

US GDP $15T
US Formal Debt $15T

Government Spending at all levels $6.6T = 44% of GDP

Unfunded liabilities $119T or about $1M per taxpayer


Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 07:05 PM (3aXbg)

400 Gnu, I read somewhere that conservation officials in MS were working to rehabilitate the Indigo there.  Or maybe it was AL?

The one I saw was amazing...I was walking thru a scrub park, as I finished it, I saw what looked like a blown-out truck tire across the path...it had some MASS, it was not really flat on the ground, like a snake shd be.  As I walked closer, I knew it had to be an indigo, since there are no blown-out tires in this county park!  I had a decision to make:  approach fast, and maybe scare it;  or approach slow, and maybe get there too late.  I cd see it was already moving, so I sprinted up to it, just in time to see the end of its tail disappear into the brush.  The tail was kinda stubby, shaped like my pinky.   

It had to be 6 ft long.

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at April 29, 2012 07:06 PM (Dd+yB)

401 228 Shaggoths have been known to eat ampersands when they can't find Lycopene rich Tomato Plants.

Posted by: True Fact at April 29, 2012 10:50 PM (cDpBS)



Yeah, but shoggoths will eat *anything*.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2012 07:07 PM (kaalw)

402 I say fuck it all, gaming threads until the shooting starts. I got a stockpile

Posted by: Zakn at April 29, 2012 07:07 PM (zyaZ1)

403 I seriously doubt Obama will win re-election. have conversations with Dems in this area, and none of them are going to vote for him.
***
By election day a signficiant portion of them will believe Romney is a cross between Hitler and someone out of a Margaret Atwood novel.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 07:08 PM (3aXbg)

404 That night. Seriously. It'll be done and over.


****

That's reads like rhetoric, but it isn't. I believe there will be a great many people who lose hope and simply throw their hands in the air.

HOPE will be lost.

I hate that that bastard has taken our word for the drive and optimism and faith of Americans and made it a fucking punchline.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 29, 2012 07:08 PM (piMMO)

405 Link in my sig to a baby eyelash viper. Again, dangerous and no way the lady would let me get one, but beautiful.

Posted by: CAC at April 29, 2012 07:09 PM (GmN3p)

406 CAC, move to PA or SC, hot-keepers have it easy there! ;- )

Yes, those am some fine looking vipers...

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at April 29, 2012 07:09 PM (Dd+yB)

407 Oh and some some scary data points:

US GDP $15T
US Formal Debt $15T

Government Spending at all levels $6.6T = 44% of GDP

Unfunded liabilities $119T or about $1M per taxpayer


Posted by: 18-1 at April 30, 2012 12:05 AM (3aXbg)



GDP "growth" annualized: 2.2%  .... approx. $330 billion
US Federal annual deficit at the same time: $1 TRILLION+

Growth ... LOL.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2012 07:09 PM (X3lox)

408

Posted by: CAC at April 30, 2012 12:05 AM (GmN3p)

 

I take it you've never seen a cotton mouth do the actual "Cotton Mouth" thing.  It's intoxicating.  I had the joy of seeing that at Mingo Swamp once.  Lost the picture.

Oh and I ran like hell after I got it.  I did not want that thing within striking distance of me.

Posted by: tsrblke at April 29, 2012 07:10 PM (22rSN)

409 @jewishodysseus On the Cottonmouths, they always show the range up to Virginia, but I KNOW they live in rural maryland, just like the Timber Rattlers live east of Appalachia Typically the guys who draw the range maps go off last known confirmed specimens.

Posted by: CAC at April 29, 2012 07:10 PM (GmN3p)

410 i hate myself, I ordered a 680 today

Posted by: The Dude at April 29, 2012 07:10 PM (M8yfa)

411 406 Great we get to hear this shit again on the ONT.

Posted by: buzzion at April 30, 2012 12:01 AM (GULKT)


Still waiting to hear which candidate is going to save us. I'm betting it's gonna be DOCTOR RON PAUL!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: MrCaniac at April 29, 2012 07:11 PM (1grxW)

412 hot-keepers have it easy there! ;- ) Yes, those am some fine looking vipers... Posted by: JewishOdysseus at April 30, 2012 12:09 AM (Dd+yB) Yeah, but no sale. My fiancee wont let me keep one. She's seen too many episodes of FATAL ATTRACTIONS on AP to even consider it.

Posted by: CAC at April 29, 2012 07:12 PM (GmN3p)

413
That's reads like rhetoric, but it isn't. I believe there will be a great many people who lose hope and simply throw their hands in the air.

HOPE will be lost.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 30, 2012 12:08 AM (piMMO)



It's not that HOPE will be lost.  If America could, in a sane moment, elect that Indonesian Retard who hates everything about the West (what little he knows, at least) then there is no America left.  Barky rode in in 2008 on the back of a psychotic break brought on by the credit crisis.  That was the only reason America still has a pulse, today.  But, if this election is even close, then this nation is a loser in the long run.  That number of self-haters and retards is far too great for any serious society to bear.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2012 07:12 PM (X3lox)

414 @  420

   Doubt that.  These are people who live in the real world. They see and react to events like conservatives, because they ARE conservative--no matter the voter registration.

   As I said, I'd give credence to conversations like that much easier than a poll taken.  Greater degree of honesty, imho.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 29, 2012 07:13 PM (SAMxH)

415 I say fuck it all, gaming threads until the shooting starts. I got a stockpile Posted by: Zakn at April 30, 2012 12:07 AM (zyaZ1) make sure your neighbors are trained up. You can't stay awake all the time. PS. you will forget to stock up on something, like Saline solution or coffee filters...

Posted by: jake at April 29, 2012 07:15 PM (AZ8Mb)

416 I hate that that bastard has taken our word for the drive and optimism and faith of Americans and made it a fucking punchline.
***
If you work hard and play by the rules in Obama's America you are a sucker.

Pay your student loans? Sucker! Pay your medical bills? Sucker! Invest for your own retirement! Sucker! Pay your taxes? Sucker!

But actually this isn't fair to Obama. He is one man and while he is a deeply evil man, he was put into power by a population where a plurality sees government primarily as a tool to plunder their neighbors.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 07:15 PM (3aXbg)

417 If he runs, successfully, as a moderate versus Romney's "far right agenda", I think the Republicans cower.

Since that is how Obama is running, then if he does win, this is how he would win.  So, presuming that this is the case - accepting my premise for the moment - then if Obama does win, then Republicans "cower", spending goes through the roof to insane levels, and the Death of America occurs in less than a decade.  Would you agree?

Posted by: chemjeff at April 29, 2012 07:15 PM (7FadD)

418 Great. Designer cottonmouths.

http://binged.it/JvuZw5

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 29, 2012 07:16 PM (piMMO)

419 329 @316

Good points, I think most people see Black snake as the Black rat snake, big as shit, in trees, will constrict your ass and eat anything. The racer is closer to a garner snake.

I came across a King snake last year, want a good looking snake.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo-intellectual at April 29, 2012 11:19 PM (hXJOG)



Most "king" animals are called that because they'll eat others of that type. King snakes and king cobras eat other snakes.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2012 07:17 PM (kaalw)

420

Posted by: 18-1 at April 30, 2012 12:15 AM (3aXbg)

 

I've been renting for the last 3 years, I realize now I should have taken out a Jumbo Mortgage I couldn't afford.  I'm a Sucker! (Also I've been repaying my student loans at the old 6.5% interest rate, where's my f'ing bail out?)I'm tired of the whiney ass bastards in my generation.Side note: Obummer just said something like he only paid off his student loans a few years ago or some crock of crap.  Really‽ (That deserves an Interrobang!) And we need more proof this guy can't manage money‽

Posted by: tsrblke at April 29, 2012 07:18 PM (22rSN)

421 then if Obama does win, then Republicans "cower", spending goes through the roof to insane levels, and the Death of America occurs in less than a decade. Would you agree?

Posted by: chemjeff at April 30, 2012 12:15 AM (7FadD)



If Barky wins he'll have MUCH more flexibility.  i.e. Game Over.  You've seen what he does when he feels constrained.  The guy is a total lunatic, you know.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2012 07:18 PM (X3lox)

422
Still waiting to hear which candidate is going to save us. I'm betting it's gonna be DOCTOR RON PAUL!!!!!!!!!!
***
If you are waiting for an individual politician to be your savior you will be waiting a long time.

Successful societies build a system that creates incentives for its leaders to do the right thing - heck we the founders adapted the basic  idea from the Roman Republic so it is nothing new.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 07:18 PM (3aXbg)

423 Grim just saw the Korean store owner footage for the first time as a grownup
 he was just a little boy when the riots happened. His comment "That guy in the hat with the pistol knows what hes doin, and walks like a man who has used a pistol like that before--from close range, many times.  Hes a bad motherfucker."

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 29, 2012 07:21 PM (r7Ddb)

424 #426

Better play the hell out of it as soon as it arrives. Those types of things lose value fast and you want to get your money's worth.


In a year or so you can get another for half what you paid for the first and have a mean SLI setup going.

Posted by: epobirs at April 29, 2012 07:23 PM (kcfmt)

425 If Barky wins he'll have MUCH more flexibility. i.e. Game Over. You've seen what he does when he feels constrained. The guy is a total lunatic, you know. Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 30, 2012 12:18 AM (X3lox) Look at Barky's power plays now, recess appointments, intimidation... he named Romney doners personally. muslim brotherhood emboldened along with Iran. I really don't like Romney but he is 3000% better than jug ears,

Posted by: jake at April 29, 2012 07:23 PM (AZ8Mb)

426

Well Goodnight 'Rons and 'Ronettes.

Have a few more Interrobangs on my behalf:

How did we let this SCOAMF become President‽

How is he so close to reelection that we're talking about it‽

Why do I have an obsession with Interrobangs and are they good grammer‽

Posted by: tsrblke at April 29, 2012 07:24 PM (22rSN)

427 Since that is how Obama is running, then if he does win, this is how he would win. So, presuming that this is the case - accepting my premise for the moment - then if Obama does win, then Republicans "cower", spending goes through the roof to insane levels, and the Death of America occurs in less than a decade. Would you agree?
***
Obama is not the only person that gets to decide how Romney gets painted.

Romney does also, of course, though we already know he is going to borrow the McCain playbook so he is throwing that option away for all intents and purposes.

But then conservatives get a say too, unless of course we align ourselves with candidate Romney, in which case his voice will become ours for the next four years if he loses, and the next 8 if he wins.

If we don't align ourselves with him though we are free to point out that both Romney and Obama are endorsing a statist status quo that cannot last.

So no, Obama winning, which he most likely will, does not guarantee congressional cowardice - but supporting Romney will.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 07:24 PM (3aXbg)

428 "Video: Obama's Campaign Movie Gets Skewered With 'The Road We Really Traveled'" http://tinyurl.com/cpto6br
Had never seen the Tom Hanks manifesto, it's very interesting, now that they jazzed it up.

Posted by: C C at April 29, 2012 07:25 PM (oZfic)

429 Link in my sig to a baby eyelash viper.
Again, dangerous and no way the lady would let me get one, but beautiful.


****

I like the green vipers best but the prettiest snake I've ever seen was at the zoo: A yellow python.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 29, 2012 07:25 PM (piMMO)

430 BTW, love the scene from "Jerry Maguire"--here's Ogabe to Medvedev:

"Help ME to help YOU...to HURT ME/MY COUNTRY!!"

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at April 29, 2012 07:25 PM (Dd+yB)

431 Grim just saw the Korean store owner footage for the first time as a grownup he was just a little boy when the riots happened. His comment "That guy in the hat with the pistol knows what hes doin, and walks like a man who has used a pistol like that before--from close range, many times. Hes a bad motherfucker." Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 30, 2012 12:21 AM (r7Ddb) projection of power and the willingness to do violence cross all cultural lines. The guy with a pistol prob was in Korea from 50 to 53

Posted by: jake at April 29, 2012 07:27 PM (AZ8Mb)

432

JEF winning re-election is bad, but not having Congress become more 'R' is worse. The House and Senate races are critical, as are all state races.

 

That typed, whatever your opinion of Romney, electing Romney, VOTING FOR Romney, is still critical; he is unlikely to continue JEF's idiocy, and is more likely to go along with a larger-R Congress. Many problems can then be fixed.

 

I notice that Axelturf whined about Dog-gate. Why? Axelturf is implicitly represented as some sort of neo-Rovian political genious ... it looks to me like he's a not-particularly-smart punk who uses punk methods, and assumes that since no one else will stoop to his level, he will win.

 

Dog-gate sort of proves otherwise; we didn't stoop to his level, but we did play the game his way, and he lost ... big. He quit early, I think because he couldn't take the heat, but the end game would be that what the 6- or 9- y.o. Obama did is not the point, the point is what the 34-y.o. Obama wrote (or did he?), and what the 44-y.o. Obama said in the audio version ... I wonder if Axelturf saw this.

 

I think that the Romney Campaign is smart enough and tough enough to easily spank Axelturf at his own game ... will they do it? JEF is slowly becoming more un-likeable each day, and certain MSM players are starting to bail ... no reason for Romney to do anything now. But the campaign picks up in a couple of months.

 

We need to see the Romney Campaign play for keeps. We need to hear and see JEF's utter failures, his questionable legal actions, his expropriation of credit (really, did he think about the OBL situation overnight? Did Panetta really force him and Jarret to act?), his mediocrity, all aired on TV. We need to see the MSM exposed as the propagandists they have become.

 

Will Romney cause these things to happen? Stay tuned.

Posted by: Arbalest at April 29, 2012 07:28 PM (OW6xW)

433 SomeOne asked about Breed's Hill. It is, as mentioned correctly, in Charlestown, a.k.a. "The Town." Little known fact is that the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown is actually set on Breed's Hill.

Posted by: Ezra's Equal at April 29, 2012 07:28 PM (N9x/V)

434 I'm tired of these motherfuckin' snakes on this motherfuckin' thread. So I'm going to go the fuck to sleep.

Posted by: Samuel L. Jackson at April 29, 2012 07:28 PM (snRY5)

435 I've seen rattlers, cottonmouths and copperheads in the wild, but never a coral snake. Copperheads are another beautiful animal. I used to check out a pair of them living in a pond on a golf course that I played frequently. Handsome specimens around 4-5 feet long.
 
CAC, that eyelash viper is gorgeous but I'd never want to keep one.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 29, 2012 07:29 PM (ccXZP)

436 Why are we talking about politics in an ONT....cmon

Posted by: Zakn at April 29, 2012 07:29 PM (zyaZ1)

437 Interesting gator vs python fight.

http://bit.ly/IdxRK2

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 29, 2012 07:30 PM (piMMO)

438
projection of power and the willingness to do violence cross all cultural lines.

The guy with a pistol prob was in Korea from 50 to 53

Posted by: jake at April 30, 2012 12:27 AM (AZ8Mb)




I knew a Sub Masterchief with a face like that once,  he was a step- grandparent. Had that same look on his face --served from WWII thru Vietnam. He used to help me with my homework. I never heard a single human being tell that man "No."



not ever.


But he was the greatest guy if he loved you.


He made me read such great books as Atlas Shrugged, Babbit, Bleak House, and Watership Down.

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 29, 2012 07:32 PM (r7Ddb)

439 It's too bad Obama doesn't have to argue his points before Congress as Cameron must do with Commons.

It's interesting.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 29, 2012 07:32 PM (piMMO)

440 Why are we talking about politics in an ONT....cmon Posted by: Zakn at April 30, 2012 12:29 AM (zyaZ1) politiocs will peter out, free form and all. right now, I'm trying to wargame out the next 5 years. middle east european collapse/civil war US debt collapse Iran not concerned about 'climate change' bird/pig flue etc.

Posted by: jake at April 29, 2012 07:33 PM (AZ8Mb)

441 It's too bad Obama doesn't have to argue his points before Congress as Cameron must do with Commons.
***
Uh, um, if, uh, I could, um, continue, uh, as I have, uh, always, uh said, we need to invest in the, uh, thing, uh, that I want to, um, invest, uh, in, for, uh, the children. Who are, uh, crumbling, um, no, wait, uh, we need to invest, uh, in the infrastructure, uh, and income inequality. Um, yeah.

Uh, I have to go now.

Posted by: Barack Obama before the commons at April 29, 2012 07:35 PM (3aXbg)

442 It's too bad Obama doesn't have to argue his points before Congress as Cameron must do with Commons.

In a way he does, but it happens largely behind closed doors in staff discussions.  Unless its a direct challenge inviting a veto, Congress doesn't want to send something to a president that will be unexpectedly vetoed.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 29, 2012 07:38 PM (bezvC)

443 Breakout kings Rocks!  I see the ONT is getting on the pissed off side reguarding politics and not without good reason I might add.  One good thing I have seen out of Romney is he doesn't sit back and take it.  When the SCOAMF's team comes out with some bullshit attack they have a very effective counter punch at the ready and use it.  I am full on Romney now.  three weeks ago it was different but as Rumsfield said, "You go to war with the army you have."  I will put a sign out right fuckin now.  I will attack libs and their stupidity. I will not go quietly into the night.  Let's not just pull for Romney.  Let's put so many good conservatives in they can roll the Dems and the RINO"S.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 29, 2012 07:40 PM (JKNDp)

444 I love The Good Wife.  So sue me, I love that fucking show.

Posted by: Truman North at April 29, 2012 07:41 PM (I2LwF)

445 The thing about The Prince is that Machiavelli wrote a lot of *other* stuff on government, and it was not of the 'how to run a dictatorship' school. He actually put a lot of thought into how to run a stable and relatively free republic, and I've always felt James Madison must have been pretty familiar with them. So, in addition to The Prince, read Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy.

Posted by: Locarno at April 29, 2012 07:42 PM (I0esR)

446 Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 30, 2012 12:40 AM (JKNDp) The big question is " will Romney hit Obamma as hard as he hit his Republican primary rivals" ? we'll see

Posted by: jake at April 29, 2012 07:42 PM (AZ8Mb)

447

Yeah, but shoggoths will eat *anything*.

 

I won't eat a fuckin' dog!  That's a pet, man.

Posted by: a Shaggoth at April 29, 2012 07:44 PM (cDpBS)

448 Looks like I won. See comment two.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 29, 2012 07:44 PM (JKNDp)

449 okay I apologize for bringing up the subject again.

18-1 is apparently bound and determined to execute his "win by losing" strategy.  at this point in the game, that makes him essentially working to re-elect Obama, IMO.  I thought I might try again to talk  him out of it, but there is no hope there.

Posted by: chemjeff at April 29, 2012 07:45 PM (7FadD)

450 99 "After Obama's Carteresque defeat byMitt Romne- Barry took seven states,Bloomberg’s late candidacy didn’t hurt Mitt but cost Obama both New York and California, and the GOP took back the Senate and picked up seats in the House-Barry and Michele are at loose ends. A planned move to New York City fell through when that cushy job at the UN proved less than the expected sure thing; and for some reason the Obamas were turned down by the boards at all five cooperatives to which they applied."
***********************

Myself, I like the short version,  where the two are subjected to missile attack* by F-18's as post-election they attempt to fly to Cuba with all the swag they accumulated while in the White House.

And with closeups of a disintegrating  fuselage, shrieking Wookies clawing the air, and all the rest.

Now, THAT would be offering value for your entertainment dollar!


Posted by: Jim Sonweed at April 29, 2012 07:45 PM (SV4OI)

451 I mean see comment 2 on the link that I forgot to provide. http://tinyurl.com/89sxdzq

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 29, 2012 07:46 PM (JKNDp)

452 the reese's mini cups were a good call, btw.

Posted by: garrett at April 29, 2012 07:46 PM (cDpBS)

453 I love The Good Wife. So sue me, I love that fucking show.

***

I haven't watched it in quite a while. Although the show was terrific, right out of the box, adding Alan Cumming was a stroke of brilliance.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 29, 2012 07:47 PM (piMMO)

454 Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 30, 2012 12:44 AM (JKNDp) don't get it, can you spell it out? are you saying Romney will hit Obamma as hard as he hit Bachman, Perrry, gingrich, Santorum?

Posted by: jake at April 29, 2012 07:47 PM (AZ8Mb)

455 If you are waiting for an individual politician to be your savior you will be waiting a long time.

Successful societies build a system that creates incentives for its leaders to do the right thing - heck we the founders adapted the basic idea from the Roman Republic so it is nothing new.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 30, 2012 12:18 AM (3aXbg)


You see, I am a realist. Our Founding Fathers may have thought they were building a society based on  the Roman Republic, but they were men first and did many things for their own benefit. Hell, the vaunted Roman Republic was based on self interest.

So, if we are going to create a society that gives incentives to leaders for doing the right thing, the first thing we have to do is pay our politicians more money, that way they won't try to enrich themselves at the public trough. The second thing would be public financing of all campaigns, since we will need to get rid of special interests. Third thing we would need to do is make sure that those who are elected know what the right thing is, that way there is no problem as to how they will vote on issues. In this utopia, all votes will be 435-0 and 100-0. This sounds great, but it kinda sounds like the old Soviet Union.

As for a savior, no thanks, I already have one. I know that all men are flawed, and that all politicians will at some point disappoint me. That is one of the things I know going into an election, so I don't get all butthurt when a politician does what a politician does. I also know that the only politician that will do what I want and vote how I want 100% of the time would be me. 

Even though Romney isn't my ideal candidate, I will vote for and support him. I will not sit around whipping my skippy hoping that some mythical conservative candidate will make a last minute jump into the race because "America is screaming out 'help' to them". Those candidates almost always tend to be even more egotistical than the party nominees because they think they are special.

Posted by: MrCaniac at April 29, 2012 07:47 PM (1grxW)

456 Sure, it's about Chicago machine Democrats, bu tit's smart and fair to all points of view.  Sometimes, it's hilarious.  And sometimes, you get to see Archie Panjabi make out with other hot chicks.

Posted by: Truman North at April 29, 2012 07:50 PM (I2LwF)

457 In a way he does, but it happens largely behind closed doors in staff discussions. Unless its a direct challenge inviting a veto, Congress doesn't want to send something to a president that will be unexpectedly vetoed.


****

Yeaaahhh. Not really the same thing. The Executive and Legislative branches do not operate as co-equals. Obama thinks they, and the SCOTUS, are below him. In the Commons, Cameron has to stand up and debate and defend his ideas and, others get to disagree.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 29, 2012 07:50 PM (piMMO)

458 Yes he hit them hard and he won.  BTW, I was in the Gingrich camp.  His camp came out quick and left Obama apologizing when they attacked his wife.  There have been a couple other instances also.  Maybe Mitt is Mr. Nice Guy but he is not going to let himself be a punching bag like bush did.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 29, 2012 07:51 PM (JKNDp)

459 Maybe Mitt is Mr. Nice Guy but he is not going to let himself be a punching bag like bush did.


****

He didn't become as successful as he is by eating crap and pretending to like it.

Mitt Romney: Because the Presidency is Serious Business

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 29, 2012 07:53 PM (piMMO)

460 18-1 is apparently bound and determined to execute his "win by losing" strategy. at this point in the game, that makes him essentially working to re-elect Obama, IMO. I thought I might try again to talk him out of it, but there is no hope there.
Posted by: chemjeff at April 30, 2012 12:45 AM

I'm pretty sure the same mindset thought we could "win by losing" in 2008

Some people just keep beating their heads against a wall because it feels good when they stop.

Posted by: kbdabear at April 29, 2012 07:53 PM (Y+DPZ)

461 Posted by: MrCaniac at April 30, 2012 12:47 AM (1grxW) dude, we areall special interests senior citizens, gun owners, farmers, small businessmen big businessmen etc. I heard a senior on social security ranting about special interests, the fact that he was a special interest never dawned on him. everyone is a special interest.

Posted by: jake at April 29, 2012 07:53 PM (AZ8Mb)

462 473 Sure, it's about Chicago machine Democrats, bu tit's smart and fair to all points of view. Sometimes, it's hilarious. And sometimes, you get to see Archie Panjabi make out with other hot chicks.

Posted by: Truman North at April 30, 2012 12:50 AM (I2LwF)


Actually, my name is Archie Andrews, and I only want to make out with Betty and Veronica.

Posted by: Archie Andrews at April 29, 2012 07:54 PM (1grxW)

463 If you cant tell, Im fond of snakes. If I had the balls and the permits, I would buy an Eyelash Viper (yellow phase). Death never looked so beautiful.

Posted by: CAC at April 30, 2012 12:05 AM (GmN3p)


Beautiful in person, but I'm glad the one I saw was pointed out before I got close.  It couldn't have been more than 8" long, curled up on a big leaf on some plant whose name I can't remember in Costa Rica.  This particular one was in full yellow.  It's odd to think that something that little is a 3-6 month hospital stay-in-waiting if you get close and piss it off.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at April 29, 2012 07:56 PM (lJJMb)

464 More Tea Party killings --
 
KANO, Nigeria (AP) -- Gunmen attacked worship services at a university campus and a church Sunday in northern Nigeria, killing at least 21 people in coordinated assaults that saw panicked Christians gunned down as they tried to flee, witnesses and officials said.
 
Or maybe that other outfit, the r.o.p.
 
Recall this song by Elvis Costello: Peace Love and Understanding
 
http://tinyurl.com/c3whll
 
I went to see him in concert a couple of years ago, then shortly afterward he decided he couldn't in good conscience perform in Israel. Douchebag.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 29, 2012 07:57 PM (ccXZP)

465 So, if we are going to create a society that gives incentives to leaders for doing the right thing, the first thing we have to do is pay our politicians more money, that way they won't try to enrich themselves at the public trough.

I prefer the Chinese approach to corruption.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 29, 2012 07:57 PM (bezvC)

466 Woo hoo! Frisky Dingo coming on in 5 minutes, followed up by Harvey Birdman. It's been months since I've seen them.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 29, 2012 07:57 PM (piMMO)

467 Actually, Romney really did NOT hit his GOP opponents hard at all...He was smart and rich enough to let his superpacs do the dirty work.  I believe he will gladly do the same to the SCOaMF.

But in a face-to-face debate, or even a satellite media back & forth, Romney will have a MUCH easier time against the JEF, since on so many positions they are light years apart.  Romney basically spent the whole primaries saying "we all agree, but the other guy just isn't as accomplished in the private sector as I am," and the superpacs did the rest.

As Ace has shrewdly noted, the "he's a nice kid but just not up to a man's job" approach may actually work better for Romney than the more jugular-hitting angle we'd prefer, esp. since Romney really just doesn't have it in him to cut up an opponent like a hatchetman.

Let's keep that role for ourselves!!

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at April 29, 2012 07:57 PM (Dd+yB)

468 dude,
we areall special interests

senior citizens,
gun owners,
farmers,
small businessmen
big businessmen
etc.

I heard a senior on social security ranting about special interests, the fact that he was a special interest never dawned on him.


everyone is a special interest.

Posted by: jake at April 30, 2012 12:53 AM (AZ8Mb)


That was the point I was making. We all have a different opinion of what is in the best interest of the country.

BTW, I am a small businessman, we are not a special interest, the Federal, State and local governments all see us as something that they can treat like Jodie Foster in the Accused.

Posted by: MrCaniac at April 29, 2012 07:58 PM (1grxW)

469 I thought I might try again to talk him out of it, but there is no hope there.
***
Indeed, if you follow the course you've set yourself upon, and enough conservatives follow you, there will be no hope.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 08:01 PM (3aXbg)

470

Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2012 12:23 AM (kcfmt)


yeah, I got a bit of extra money trading my Vita away and playing iRacing in 3d and with trackir pushed me over the edge

Posted by: The Dude at April 29, 2012 08:01 PM (M8yfa)

471 Actually, my name is Archie Andrews, and I only want to make out with Betty and Veronica.
Posted by: Archie Andrews at April 30, 2012 12:54 AM

Yeah right, come on back over here and let's play "Kal and Barry".

Posted by: Moose at April 29, 2012 08:02 PM (1grxW)

472

You're right. We can all be divided into special interests.  So what.  In 4 years I will be eligible for social security and I will take it but I have enough of my own fking money and investments that if they decide to do the right things to make it a financially viable institution again I can get by.  I was paying $1800 a month for a $5k deductable policy for my wife and I.  I would prefer the government would quit making me pay the healthcare for illegals and stop the silly and onerous malpractice suits so it is affordable rather than have the nanny state take care of me.  I would rather see stupid drug laws cease than support a huge penal system that costs $50K per inmate and produces super well fed criminals.  I would rather see school vouchers and competition rather than the bloated ineffectual public school system we have now.  I could go on for a long while with examples.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 29, 2012 08:03 PM (JKNDp)

473 486 I thought I might try again to talk him out of it, but there is no hope there.
***
Indeed, if you follow the course you've set yourself upon, and enough conservatives follow you, there will be no hope.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 30, 2012 01:01 AM (3aXbg)


So, if Obama wins re-election this year, we will get another Reagan in 16?


Because I am still waiting for this year's Reagan.

Posted by: MrCaniac at April 29, 2012 08:04 PM (1grxW)

474 .He was smart and rich enough to let his superpacs do the dirty work.
***
I'd argue it was the State Media - they took out each alternative in turn when they posed a serious threat to Romney. And I have to say the Cain lynching was particularly impressive considering how they treated Bill Clinton a few years before.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 08:04 PM (3aXbg)

475 I suppose I am a special interest.  I want small, effective government that for the most part leaves me the F**K alone and stays the hell out of my pocket.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 29, 2012 08:04 PM (JKNDp)

476 I suppose I am a special interest. I want small, effective government that for the most part leaves me the F**K alone and stays the hell out of my pocket.

*****

Rand Paul for President?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 29, 2012 08:06 PM (piMMO)

477

And further more,  I'd fire the upholsterer that dresses Mooch.

 

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 29, 2012 08:08 PM (JKNDp)

478 So, if Obama wins re-election this year, we will get another Reagan in 16? Because I am still waiting for this year's Reagan.
***
We don't need another Reagan and we won't get one.

In the short term we need enough political leaders to began a radical downsizing of the federal government. Arguably, a bare majority in the House can do it by itself. Certainly control of both houses of Congress is enough - if the will is there.

In the mid to long term we need an informed electorate that will re-install the traditional incentives and penalties America has used to keep its government in check.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 08:08 PM (3aXbg)

479 Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 30, 2012 01:04 AM (JKNDp) Special interest is derogatory by the MFM, but almost everyone qualifies as a specialinterest. Me I'm a pro gun, small government special interest guy.

Posted by: jake at April 29, 2012 08:10 PM (AZ8Mb)

480 I wrote out like four comments on the whole fucking primary thing, and deleted them. There's nothing I can say, Republicans got locked into the 2010 Delaware primary like a bunch of autistics, and there's no getting them out.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 29, 2012 08:11 PM (bxiXv)

481
I'm pretty sure the same mindset thought we could "win by losing" in 2008

Some people just keep beating their heads against a wall because it feels good when they stop.
***
We've been trying to win by settling for the "electable" choice since 1988, including in 2008. Has that strategy succeeded?

Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 08:11 PM (3aXbg)

482 Good evening.

ONT's running headfirst into that brick wall again, ay?

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 08:12 PM (4ixH5)

483 The Tea Party is the latest incarnation of what you refer.  I helped organize the same thing back in the 90's.  Don't kid yourself though.  My group and the Tea Party would not be effective if the skids were not greased by deep pockets and political animals that thought it was in their best interest. 

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 29, 2012 08:13 PM (JKNDp)

484 Well, we had a nice herpetology riff going, but it's died awaaaayyyyy...

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at April 29, 2012 08:13 PM (Dd+yB)

485 Another 'cultural misunderstanding' --
 
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- The body of a British Red Cross worker held captive in Pakistan since January was found in an orchard Sunday, his throat slit and a note attached to his body saying he was killed because no ransom was paid, police said.

Khalil Rasjed Dale, 60, was managing a health program in the city of Quetta in southwestern Pakistan when armed men seized him from a street close to his office. The identities of his captors are unknown, but the region is home to separatist and Islamist militants who have kidnapped for ransom before.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 29, 2012 08:15 PM (ccXZP)

486 Herpetology? Who has herpes?

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 08:15 PM (4ixH5)

487 This ONT has a case of herpaderpitis.

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 08:16 PM (4ixH5)

488 Another 'cultural misunderstanding' --
-----------------

So they attacked a doctor because he had too much money. Why does that ring a bell?

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at April 29, 2012 08:17 PM (pMd+I)

489 491 .He was smart and rich enough to let his superpacs do the dirty work.
***
I'd argue it was the State Media - they took out each alternative in turn when they posed a serious threat to Romney. And I have to say the Cain lynching was particularly impressive considering how they treated Bill Clinton a few years before.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 30, 2012 01:04 AM (3aXbg)


So what you're saying is that the MSM destroyed all potential (R) candidates except Romney in order to take the choice of candidate away from the base.  I have no doubt that our opponents in the media certainly are pushing for a 2nd Barry term, but I seem to remember Mittens's opponents serially disqualifying themselves through the campaign process.  Do you honestly believe that Romney was the matchup they'd prefer, vs. a N00t or Santorum?

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at April 29, 2012 08:17 PM (lJJMb)

490 Well, we had a nice herpetology riff going, but it's died awaaaayyyyy...

You're welcome ...

Posted by: Valtrex at April 29, 2012 08:18 PM (T+Z2Q)

491 "Red on black, friend to Jack.

black on yellow, kills a fellow."

Damn herpes!

Posted by: derit at April 29, 2012 08:18 PM (FQlFL)

492 Hell, the vaunted Roman Republic was based on self interest.
***
That's the whole point.

Expect men to act against their own interests for the good of society as a whole and you will be consistently disappointed.

However, if you can build a system where advancing self interest benefits society, you can create a truly successful society - note that this is also why capitalism works on the economic front.

On the political front both Rome and the early US did this by putting a high premium on honor - Washington, for example, valued the honor of being the president more then the power, and wealth, a kingship could have brought.

Both also did this by enfranchising a generally educated electorate. True, there weren't many issues in play so it made it easier to analyze, but this was also part of the system.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 08:19 PM (3aXbg)

493

Dear ONT, Does this help?

.

 

Titties and Beer

 

http://tinyurl.com/27mnpg

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 29, 2012 08:20 PM (JKNDp)

494

Red on black, friend to Jack.
black on yellow, kills a fellow."

Are you talking about inter-racial sex?

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 29, 2012 08:21 PM (JKNDp)

495 Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 30, 2012 01:20 AM (JKNDp) It's work blocked for me. Can you describe those titties in painstakingly graphic detail for me?

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 08:21 PM (4ixH5)

496 501 >> Well, we had a nice herpetology riff going, but it's died awaaaayyyyy...
 
Yeah that was fun and informative. Soon (in a later ONT), I will mention some cool bugs I've seen in my yard. My yard being 2.5 acres of woods and stuff. I love wandering around and observing nature at work.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 29, 2012 08:21 PM (ccXZP)

497

It only occurs to me now for some reason. It's so obvious. There is most definitely a plan, or multiple plans, for riots when Zimmerman is acquitted. It's all being set up now.  Watch for a possible push to hold the trial before the elections -- that would be coming out of the White House, but there are no doubt lots of differerent people with plans to exploit this for their own purposes.  If and when the rioting starts, it will not be limited to Sanford Fla whenver the verdict is announced.

There was talk of premeditation of the '92 L.A. riots, you know. Allegations that gangs readied themselves to loot sporting goods stores for weapons pending the verdict, and instigated violence as cover when the time came.

Posted by: Wm T Sherman at April 29, 2012 08:22 PM (8hBZi)

498 Are you talking about inter-racial sex?

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 30, 2012 01:21 AM (JKNDp)


I was hoping to hear about the sex with the goat and also the pig.

Posted by: Mock Mood Army Dinner Jacket at April 29, 2012 08:23 PM (4ixH5)

499 Try again.  The link works.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 29, 2012 08:23 PM (JKNDp)

500 We've been trying to win by settling for the "electable" choice since 1988, including in 2008. Has that strategy succeeded?

Posted by: 18-1 at April 30, 2012 01:11 AM (3aXbg)


Works about 50-50. The going all out balls to the wall didn't work to well for Goldwater in 64.

Posted by: MrCaniac at April 29, 2012 08:23 PM (1grxW)

501 "Expect men to act against their own interests for the good of society as a whole and you will be consistently disappointed."

Mos Maiorum.

(darn, can't link anymore)

Posted by: derit at April 29, 2012 08:24 PM (FQlFL)

502 Do you honestly believe that Romney was the matchup they'd prefer, vs. a N00t or Santorum?

I don't think there is a serious question.

Newt, Romney, Cain, Perry, Santorum, etc all each had at least one easy line of attack for the State Media. And in each case the media let lose not long after the individual gained front runner status...except for one...

The State Media barely touched Romney on the "class issue" prior to his sewing up the nomination, and they are still holding on to his religion until closer to the election.

Expect to watch the State Media define Mormonism within the next few months in a profoundly negative way for the majority of the electorate that has no idea of the details of Romney's religion. It will be an ugly thing. 


Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 08:25 PM (3aXbg)

503 Works about 50-50. The going all out balls to the wall didn't work to well for Goldwater in 64. Posted by: MrCaniac at April 30, 2012 01:23 AM (1grxW) that wa 48 years ago, the world is difrent nos. people are still the same though, every one has specific interests..

Posted by: jake at April 29, 2012 08:25 PM (AZ8Mb)

504 still think it will be funny if Romney loses

Posted by: The Dude at April 29, 2012 08:26 PM (M8yfa)

505 I love wandering around and observing nature at work.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 30, 2012 01:21 AM (ccXZP)


Here we find two filthy hippies in their natural environment, occupying a space and marking it as their territory by defecating and urinating all over it.


"Marx!  Marx!  Death to capitalism!" shouts the male in his attempt to attract a mate.  He shall shout it many times as well as other phrases in hopes of finding sex or perhaps drugs.

Posted by: David Attenborough at April 29, 2012 08:26 PM (4ixH5)

506 >>>Works about 50-50. The going all out balls to the wall didn't work to well for Goldwater in 64. Pardon me if I'm not terribly swayed by an electoral example from prior to the TET offensive.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Troll Hunter! at April 29, 2012 08:26 PM (GE1+K)

507

Got you covered Mock Mud Phlegm Wad:

.

http://tinyurl.com/5dj3sv

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 29, 2012 08:27 PM (JKNDp)

508 >> http://tinyurl.com/27mnpg
 
There wasn't a single pic of a beer, let alone any titties in that link.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 29, 2012 08:27 PM (ccXZP)

509 my favourite snake is the D'Albert's  python, also known as the white lipped python. they are black with indigo sheen pink and yellow stripes on their sides, and a white belly and lips. they are gorgeous and look like dragons. they are also nippy snotty snakes inclined to striking because they evolved in New Guinea, to feed on birds.


love those things. ALways wanted one.  but they are fragile and you gotta feed them peeps.

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 29, 2012 08:27 PM (r7Ddb)

510 I'm not joining the pity party.  I'm working to win with what we got.  My way has a chance.  Yours doesn't.   Quit your whining and get on the freaking band wagon.  At least you can say you fought the good fight.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 29, 2012 08:29 PM (JKNDp)

511 Thanks a lot boys.  You got me so worked up I almost forgot to drink.  Damn near sobered up.  What is wrong with you?

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 29, 2012 08:30 PM (JKNDp)

512 "It will be an ugly thing."

I am Sparticus!

Posted by: derit at April 29, 2012 08:31 PM (FQlFL)

513 Some dude wants to build another Titanic. http://tinyurl.com/6so3pe2 Wait for it...wait for it..."Palmer, a self-made mining billionaire, said he has commissioned state-owned Chinese company CSC Jinling Shipyard to construct Titanic II" Betcha it lasts half as long and kills twice as many people.

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 08:31 PM (4ixH5)

514 Works about 50-50. The going all out balls to the wall didn't work to well for Goldwater in 64.
***
But again, the point isn't whether we win with a Bush in 88 or lose with a McCain in 08.

Even when we "win" the election, we lose the political fight. Neither president Bush even seriously tried to stop the continued left wing march of the federal institutions. And in the case of Bush 43 in 2002-6 this is truly unconscionable. He had the best, and at this point likely last, chance to truly change course in DC.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 08:31 PM (3aXbg)

515 At least you can say you fought the good fight.
***
We both know how the the story of candidate Romney ends - "win" or lose. If he is a reformer, it will be of the Romneycare form, which is the exact opposite of what we need.

As has been said, the best case scenario is that a victorious Romney does for Obama's policies what Eisenhower did for FDR's.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 29, 2012 08:33 PM (3aXbg)

516 531, nice going. YOU KILLED THE ONT. freak.

Posted by: Gern Blandsden at April 29, 2012 08:33 PM (4qU0l)

517 still think it will be funny if Romney loses
***
When have the Republicans ever lost an election by choosing "the one man that can beat Barack Obama in the current climate"?

Posted by: 18-1 who suddenly can't remember 2008 at April 29, 2012 08:36 PM (3aXbg)

518 >>>I'm working to win with what we got. My way has a chance. Yours doesn't. Quit your whining and get on the freaking band wagon. At least you can say you fought the good fight. Oh I am on board, but if he can't deliver, if he goes soft on the flip side, that's it I'm done with the (R) games. He had better win, cause we could have lose with a lot better candidate.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Troll Hunter! at April 29, 2012 08:36 PM (GE1+K)

519 Betcha it lasts half as long and kills twice as many people.
Posted by: Robert
----------------

No, ice bergs are all gone thanks to global warmening.

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at April 29, 2012 08:37 PM (pMd+I)

520 531, nice going. YOU KILLED THE ONT. freak.
Posted by: Gern Blandsden
--------------

No, chemjeff did it by taking the bait at #392. He realized the error of his ways and apologized, but we're stuck with the flaming ruins.

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at April 29, 2012 08:40 PM (pMd+I)

521 If you search Titties and Beer versions with better graphics are available.  I won't link to them as I enjoy being able to post here.  I wouldn't want the little fuzzy guy or his minions to ban me.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 29, 2012 08:41 PM (JKNDp)

522 Some dude wants to build another Titanic.

Odd. The Titanic is tiny compared to the behemoths Royal Caribbean et al now have. So it'd be just another cruise ship.

I guess there's the frisson of danger from traveling aboard a ship with an 'unlucky' name.

And you could charge big bucks to let goobers stand at the prow and yell "I'm the King of the World!".

Posted by: Waterhouse at April 29, 2012 08:42 PM (T+Z2Q)

523 That's the whole point.

Expect men to act against their own interests for the good of society as a whole and you will be consistently disappointed.

However, if you can build a system where advancing self interest benefits society, you can create a truly successful society - note that this is also why capitalism works on the economic front.

On the political front both Rome and the early US did this by putting a high premium on honor - Washington, for example, valued the honor of being the president more then the power, and wealth, a kingship could have brought.

Both also did this by enfranchising a generally educated electorate. True, there weren't many issues in play so it made it easier to analyze, but this was also part of the system.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 30, 2012 01:19 AM (3aXbg)


Ohh, so an oligarchy is what you want. Nobless oblige. The Kennedys, Bushes, Byrds, Rockefellers, all would say that they voted against their self interest for the good of society.


BTW, people were not politically plugged in back then as some would have you believe. A great deal of the people would have preferred to remain subjects of the crown. The reality of those days is that the media of the time was even more partisan than it is today. Papers were founded to promote the interests of certain politicians.


Your premise that people will do what is good for the society is nice, but it doesn't take into account what people actually think is good for society.



Posted by: MrCaniac at April 29, 2012 08:42 PM (1grxW)

524 No, ice bergs are all gone thanks to global warmening.

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at April 30, 2012 01:37 AM (pMd+I)



I'm a Jewish rapper, Oy! 

[that's 'yo', because we write backwards ... oy!]

Posted by: Ice-Berg at April 29, 2012 08:42 PM (X3lox)

525 no SC2 or LOL tourney this morning make me a sad panda

not getting any response from Ace on the gaming thread also makes me a sad panda

Posted by: The Dude at April 29, 2012 08:45 PM (M8yfa)

526 Arhooley, yep we get stuck with this.

Posted by: Gern Blandsden at April 29, 2012 08:46 PM (4qU0l)

527 The first mistake is a Britishism.  It should be "school league tables."  Now if only the contributors could learn the difference between "it's" and "its."

-Brennan

P.S.  Obama is a SCOAMF.

Posted by: Brennan at April 29, 2012 08:46 PM (cMILA)

528 But again, the point isn't whether we win with a Bush in 88 or lose with a McCain in 08.

yeah it is, actually.  and this is how you argue in circles.

you assert "going with the electable candidates doesn't work".  MrCaniac points out that yeah, actually, it does work some of the time, and that Mr. True Conservative Goldwater didn't work.  and at that point, you change the subject.

your rhetorical games leads me to conclude that you know you have a weak position and a stupid strategy, you are just too deeply and emotionally invested in it to admit that it is weak and stupid.

your strategy means that Obama wins and the country winds up in WORSE shape than it would be if Romney won.  you know this but you can't bring yourself to admit it publicly.

and once again I humbly apologize to the ONT denizens for bringing up the subject again on the ONT.  I saw that American Thinker article, thought it would be appropriate for 18-1 to read, thinking that perhaps he might be persuadable on this point, but he is not.  He's going to stubbornly insist on his idiotic "win by losing" strategy.  I won't do it again.

Posted by: chemjeff at April 29, 2012 08:51 PM (7FadD)

529 Heh, a local Miami TV reporter just got fired over Zimmerman 911 tape edits.

http://tinyurl.com/75r3kpf

The claim is his edits were similar to the notorious Today show edits.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 29, 2012 08:52 PM (bezvC)

530 Evening, everyone!  Too lazy to read all of the above comments.  Everybody enjoying themselves tonight? 

Posted by: Theresa at April 29, 2012 08:53 PM (Cf5RM)

531 But again, the point isn't whether we win with a Bush in 88 or lose with a McCain in 08.

Even when we "win" the election, we lose the political fight. Neither president Bush even seriously tried to stop the continued left wing march of the federal institutions. And in the case of Bush 43 in 2002-6 this is truly unconscionable. He had the best, and at this point likely last, chance to truly change course in DC.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 30, 2012 01:31 AM (3aXbg)


If your point is to be an eeyore, well played. The left wing march on government institutions has been going on since Teddy Roosevelt. Even Ronald Reagan didn't do much to slow it down, and he was probably actually the last chance to change the course in DC. Or it could have been Nixon. Or Ike. Or Herbert Hoover. Or Calvin Coolidge.

So who will you be voting for?

Posted by: MrCaniac at April 29, 2012 08:55 PM (1grxW)

532 Gushka, the D'Alberts/Whitelip in the black phase is indeed an uber-gorgeous creature!  The golden phase not so much...

Nice to see so many other snake fans here.  I just fed my pet chain king, btw...

Time to snooze, people!

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at April 29, 2012 08:55 PM (Dd+yB)

533 >>>True Conservative Goldwater didn't work Great 1 data point from 50 years ago back when color TV was a big deal. The science is fucking settled then. No more conservative cadidates ever. Hell they might work better than the squish, we'd never know.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Troll Hunter! at April 29, 2012 08:57 PM (GE1+K)

534 The West properly aligned w/Stalin to annihilate Hitler, we can align w/Romney to annihilate the Dhim Party.  Once and for all.

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at April 29, 2012 08:57 PM (Dd+yB)

535 let this be some small penance for my sins:

http://tinyurl.com/7g9gblm

http://tinyurl.com/7vbs2g7

http://tinyurl.com/7nggorl

(probably NSFW)

Posted by: chemjeff at April 29, 2012 08:58 PM (7FadD)

536 FIRST!!!!! or not Hola kids

Posted by: navycopjoe waiting for da cubs to win a f**king game at April 29, 2012 08:59 PM (3A7PP)

537 Posted by: chemjeff at April 30, 2012 01:51 AM (7FadD) Nobody else will say it so I will. You're not helping. Your shrew/scold attitude is making ME want to argue with you just because smug shrew scolding is *way* more annoying than Eeyore over there. I say this as a person who enjoys your company here - except when you get in these fucking party purity pillow fights, which you seem to love so much. Also, blandly stating over someone else's *consistent* expression otherwise that they don't really hold the positions they say they do is *unbelievably* rude.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 29, 2012 09:00 PM (bxiXv)

538 Everybody enjoying themselves tonight? Posted by: Theresa at April 30, 2012 01:53 AM (Cf5RM) The ONT is refighting the primaries. The recently concluded primaries and, I believe, the 2010 Delaware primary. So it's a regular laugh a minute, yessiree.

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 09:00 PM (4ixH5)

539 Posted by: JewishOdysseus at April 30, 2012 01:57 AM (Dd+yB)

We were allied with the Russkies for both big wars.  The one to end all wars and the one right after they were all ended.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2012 09:01 PM (X3lox)

540 I like grammar:

"tit's" are either the possessive: "Her boyfriend could not extract his lips from her right tit's supple, yet deformed, nipple."

Or the form is a contraction of the verb 'is': "That weird tit's totally mesmerising me, but can you stop shoving it into my face and give Mr. Happy some suction?"

Why won't they let me teach the kiddies?

Posted by: derit at April 29, 2012 09:02 PM (FQlFL)

541 http://tinyurl.com/7nggorl

Posted by: chemjeff at April 30, 2012 01:58 AM (7FadD)


Fuck me...here, hold my drink.  I'm gonna fap me up a storm.

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 09:02 PM (4ixH5)

542 The recently concluded primaries and, I believe, the 2010 Delaware primary. Posted by: Robert at April 30, 2012 02:00 AM (4ixH5) I think politics is largely about feeling butthurt. We're so disconnected from the actual process and tactile results, that it's all we have. So from that POV, the 2010 Delware primary was an *incredible* success - more people in the party were butthurt than ever before. So people are trying to recapture that moment. Unconsciously, of course, it would be insane to do that on purpose.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 29, 2012 09:03 PM (bxiXv)

543 Why won't they let me teach the kiddies?

Posted by: derit at April 30, 2012 02:02 AM (FQlFL)


Makes me wish I had a teacher like you when I was a kid.  The cunny wafts that I had didn't know their heads from their asses.

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 09:04 PM (4ixH5)

544 The ONT is refighting the primaries.


The recently concluded primaries and, I believe, the 2010 Delaware primary.


So it's a regular laugh a minute, yessiree.

Posted by: Robert at April 30, 2012 02:00 AM (4ixH5)


Child please, we are going back to 1900 now.

Posted by: MrCaniac at April 29, 2012 09:04 PM (1grxW)

545 Child please, we are going back to 1900 now.

Posted by: MrCaniac at April 30, 2012 02:04 AM (1grxW)


conservatives lost then hence why conservatives are dead

Posted by: The Dude at April 29, 2012 09:05 PM (M8yfa)

546 Okay I am going to bed, good night all.

Posted by: chemjeff at April 29, 2012 09:06 PM (7FadD)

547 Robert, so I see!  I cannot wait until we've gotten past the coming presidential elections and have (hopefully) sent SCOAMF packing. 

Say, is that you at #4 top commenter?  Congratulations! 


Posted by: Theresa at April 29, 2012 09:07 PM (Cf5RM)

548 554 Posted by: chemjeff at April 30, 2012 01:51 AM (7FadD)
Nobody else will say it so I will. You're not helping. Your shrew/scold attitude is making ME want to argue with you just because smug shrew scolding is *way* more annoying than Eeyore over there.

I say this as a person who enjoys your company here - except when you get in these fucking party purity pillow fights, which you seem to love so much.

Also, blandly stating over someone else's *consistent* expression otherwise that they don't really hold the positions they say they do is *unbelievably* rude.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 30, 2012 02:00 AM (bxiXv)


Disagree. Chemjeff is one of the better commenters around here.

Posted by: Mtenloch at April 29, 2012 09:07 PM (+B3Nr)

549 I've already stayed up too late.  Enjoy the blood letting.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 29, 2012 09:08 PM (JKNDp)

550 i want my damn 680 naio

Posted by: The Dude at April 29, 2012 09:08 PM (M8yfa)

551

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 30, 2012 02:03 AM (bxiXv)


Dammit, I have the perfect .jpg on my Facebook that sums up this thread and I can't...fucking...link it!

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 09:09 PM (4ixH5)

552 Disagree. Chemjeff is one of the better commenters around here.

Posted by: Mætenloch at April 30, 2012 02:07 AM (+B3Nr)


No, you're wrong!  I'm a terrible commenter!  What are you, some sort of fuckin' RINO?  You probably voted for a Democrat for town dog catcher, I can just tell

Posted by: chemjeff at April 29, 2012 09:09 PM (7FadD)

553 Since you're looking.  Maet,  I enjoy all the work you put into this place.  Thanks for giving us a place to vent. OD

Posted by: Ohio Dan at April 29, 2012 09:09 PM (JKNDp)

Posted by: chemjeff at April 29, 2012 09:10 PM (7FadD)

555 There's a multi-level game being played here. On the one hand, the most polarizing, divisive, racist, Marxist POTUS is a clear and present danger to the Republic, our liberties, and our rights.....but there's also the Pelosi-Reid congressional Dems who were doing the heavy lifting of passing Frank-Dodd and Obamacare, and the RINO horde that sucked us into Medicare Part D and ran deficits playing with all the government toys instead of permanently getting the Feds out of non-Federal business while they were in power.

The current state of play is not only on the POTUS level, but also in Congress -- and we've seen the blue-dog Dems succumb to fratricide at high levels, the Dems succumb to public revulsion with their programs, while RINOs are slowly getting plowed under by more conservative types.

If we were talking about a normal POTUS, our efforts should be concentrated on strengthening the congressional fratricide on the left, and building the conservative congressional wave on the right.....but we're not. Running without any budget at all, taking unconstitutional stances on legal cases, bypassing checks and balances by using czars and EO's, thumbing it's nose at the War Powers Act in Libya -- this administration doesn't seek to take control of our Republic.....it seeks to devolve our government to whim and position over laws and process. Obama's administration needs to be shut down, now -- even Billy Jeff's would be an improvement, buying us time for the congressional wave to move further along.

So it's not that you need to love Romney -- it's that you need to have faith that Romney would work through channels, cross the t's, do the required parts before jumping off into ego-trips, and allow us to enjoy the rule of law and due process under that law. Obama's actions over the last three years make this as clear as glass.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2012 09:10 PM (kaalw)

556 Oh, this is good.

ONT in summary...

http://lolbot.net/pix/4044.png

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 09:10 PM (4ixH5)

557 Say, is that you at #4 top commenter? Congratulations!

Posted by: Theresa at April 30, 2012 02:07 AM (Cf5RM)


Thanks.  I can't shut up it seems.  Even when I lay low I just come back the next night twice as strong.


I think we need some kind of ONTer Anonymous.


Hello.  My name is Robert and I...I post on the ONT.

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 09:12 PM (4ixH5)

558 conservatives lost then hence why conservatives are dead

Posted by: The Dude at April 30, 2012 02:05 AM (M8yfa)


They lost in 1900 because Christine O'Donnell was going to be the nominee for the GOP Senate seat in Delaware in 2010.


As much as I would have liked someone more conservative than Romney being the nominee, he is who we have. That being said, whoever would have been the nominee would be getting attacked over their conservative bona fides.

Posted by: MrCaniac at April 29, 2012 09:12 PM (1grxW)

559 French Windows.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgww1XEH-P8

music: Pink Floyd.
animation: Ian Emes

Posted by: Adriane at April 29, 2012 09:13 PM (VVZaH)

560 Howdy, Adriane! Four episodes to go on Farscape. At this point I want to kill Sikozu and give Rygel a Snickers, a pumpkin and a carving knife.

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 09:15 PM (4ixH5)

561 Robert at April 30, 2012 02:10 AM (4ixH5)

And yet another 'Someone on the internet is WRONG!!!' response...

Posted by: Adriane at April 29, 2012 09:15 PM (VVZaH)

562 kinda wondering why I haven't been watching Supernatural, show isn't that bad and it fills the hot chick of the week quota for a tv show

Posted by: The Dude at April 29, 2012 09:18 PM (M8yfa)

563 "French Windows."

That animation dug up Walt Disney just to bugger him and spear his molested corpse on top of Big Ben (sorry, Clock Tower).

Posted by: derit at April 29, 2012 09:18 PM (FQlFL)

564 Apparently, at the time of broadcast, you couldn't say the word 'Screwed' on British tv.  So they either bleeped or %($#&# the title of the last 3 out of 4 Farscapes ...

Some fan trivia.  I was not in Britain at the time, so I really can't say for sure.

Posted by: Adriane at April 29, 2012 09:18 PM (VVZaH)

565 Posted by: Adriane at April 30, 2012 02:15 AM (VVZaH) Everyone is wrong. The only solution to everything is make me King Big Dick Emperor of the world and I'll set everyone straight.

Posted by: Robert, Lord Of All he Surveys at April 29, 2012 09:20 PM (4ixH5)

566 I was not in Britain at the time,

Posted by: Adriane at April 30, 2012 02:18 AM (VVZaH)


A likely story.

Posted by: New Scotland Yard at April 29, 2012 09:21 PM (4ixH5)

567 buying us time for the congressional wave to move further along

The seduction of simply ignoring the constitution is strong on both sides though...

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 29, 2012 09:21 PM (bezvC)

568 Robert, thanks for introducing me to lolbot.net - that site is hilarious! 

Posted by: Theresa at April 29, 2012 09:22 PM (Cf5RM)

569 The whole world is crazy but thee and me, and sometimes I wonder about thee ...

Posted by: Anxious Adriane Awaiting Atmospheric Auto-da-fe' at April 29, 2012 09:23 PM (VVZaH)

570 Disagree. Chemjeff is one of the better commenters around here. Posted by: Mætenloch at April 30, 2012 02:07 AM (+B3Nr) Hey, if you think calling people stupid and lying is going to convince them of anything or unite the party, knock yourself out. It's not like I can stop you. I just see good people alienating the FUCK out of each other and I'm getting sick of it. Actually I'm long past sick of it. And Chemjeff, whose humar I love, whose stories amuse me, and whom I'm proud of for his recent weight loss, is a *FULL* participant in that process, and doesn't have to be. He could have just stated why he disagreed, why he thought it was important, and been done with it. Hell, Chemjeff *started* that discussion, 18-1 was talking about other stuff. And 18-1 didn't call Chemjeff a liar or unreasonable or anything else. And I will continue to call them as I see them. Go back and check the posts if that still seems unreasonable.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 29, 2012 09:23 PM (bxiXv)

571 >>>And yet another 'Someone on the internet is WRONG!!!' response... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdshGzbLsjg

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Troll Hunter! at April 29, 2012 09:23 PM (GE1+K)

572 The Budong's on Farscape rocked, and the wimmins were hot.


Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 29, 2012 09:24 PM (bezvC)

573 The seduction of simply ignoring the constitution is strong on both sides though...

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 30, 2012 02:21 AM (bezvC)


gop doing it is a-okay though

Posted by: The Dude at April 29, 2012 09:24 PM (M8yfa)

574 gop doing it is a-okay though

I don't think I said that.  If you think I did, provide a quote back to support the claim.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 29, 2012 09:26 PM (bezvC)

575 It's not even a full moon for like a week.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 29, 2012 09:27 PM (bxiXv)

576 Posted by: Theresa at April 30, 2012 02:22 AM (Cf5RM) I seem to have stumbled on to something. This one made me groan. http://lolbot.net/?content=viewer&id=24629

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 09:27 PM (4ixH5)

577 I don't think I said that. If you think I did, provide a quote back to support the claim.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 30, 2012 02:26 AM (bezvC)


didn't mean to imply you meant that, just making a joke.

Posted by: The Dude at April 29, 2012 09:28 PM (M8yfa)

578 At this point I want to kill Sikozu and give Rygel a Snickers, a pumpkin and a carving knife. Posted by: Robert at April 30, 2012 02:15 AM (4ixH5) Rygel on sugar: "How illegal is this dren?!?! You gotta get me more! I don't care what it costs!" http://youtu.be/RVMYBRzStzo

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 29, 2012 09:29 PM (bxiXv)

579 A likely story.

New Scotland Yard at April 30, 2012 02:21 AM (4ixH5)

********************

No. No. No.  Trust me, I'd remember this ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-9jLmVPei4

Posted by: A less cynical Adriane at April 29, 2012 09:30 PM (VVZaH)

580 wish companies could come together and make one giant fanfic movie of all the best b sci-fi shows

Posted by: The Dude at April 29, 2012 09:30 PM (M8yfa)

581 The Rygel and earth junk food episodes were hilarious...

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 29, 2012 09:31 PM (bezvC)

582 >>>giant fanfic movie of all the best b sci-fi shows What you are looking for is fan service, not fanfic.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Troll Hunter! at April 29, 2012 09:31 PM (GE1+K)

583 He could have just stated why he disagreed, why he thought it was important, and been done with it. Hell, Chemjeff *started* that discussion, 18-1 was talking about other stuff.

And 18-1 didn't call Chemjeff a liar or unreasonable or anything else.

And I will continue to call them as I see them. Go back and check the posts if that still seems unreasonable.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 30, 2012 02:23 AM (bxiXv)


I did and I'm still not seeing what seems to have set you off. If you disagree with chemjeff, just argue with him directly

Posted by: Mtenloch at April 29, 2012 09:32 PM (+B3Nr)

584 Reflecting on the word "privilege"....it comes naturally from "priv-", as in "private", meaning alone or set-aside; and "lege", as in "legislation", meaning law. So "privilege" is "private law" -- a law for the "special".

And we've given so much power to those megalomaniacs in Washington that our two parties' primary distinction is whether the privilege is written down (GOP -- see "earmarks") or not (Dems -- everything from "we don't need a budget no matter what the law says" to "white people can't have the DOJ prosecute blacks for racism"). In either case, the ruling class -- and their flunkies and hangers-on (see "Sandra Fluke") -- are entitled, and everyone else can just suck it up.

To me, it seems obvious that the concentration of power, itself, is the problem. If all of the $300M+ people in this country had a dollar taken from them and sent to Washington, they'd all care $1 -- maybe $5, if they hold to archaic beliefs like "honor" and "justice". But someone in DC would joyously spend $1M to divert it -- that would be an instant 300-to-1 payoff. To say that checks and guards should be in place that would require an additional $1M in time or effort to subvert completely misses the point. Concentrating that much in one place means that there is a built-in advantage for the crooks. [Incidentally, that is why defined benefit pension plans are evil -- and mostly have been looted and are bankrupt.]

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2012 09:33 PM (kaalw)

585 What you are looking for is fan service, not fanfic.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Troll Hunter! at April 30, 2012 02:31 AM (GE1+K)


you're right

story wise it would inevitably end up being worse than some of the worse fanfic you could think of though

Posted by: The Dude at April 29, 2012 09:33 PM (M8yfa)

586 one giant fanfic movie of all the best b sci-fi shows

Pirate Bay  torrents...

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 29, 2012 09:34 PM (bezvC)

587 Rygel vs Londo in a epic hair throwdown would be awesome

Posted by: The Dude at April 29, 2012 09:38 PM (M8yfa)

588 To me, it seems obvious that the concentration of power, itself, is the problem.

The duration of congressional sessions also breeds significant shenanigans.  They should sit for no more than 3 months/year, then clear out of town unless summoned for emergency special session by the president.

It was never intended that we have a professional political class.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 29, 2012 09:38 PM (bezvC)

589 As a further corollary, and one somewhat germane to my alternate existence as a CPA, auditors can provide only limited assurance about financial statements -- because the six million investors don't want to spend $5/each to keep corporate executives from building a sophisticated fraud that takes $10M to set up.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2012 09:40 PM (kaalw)

590 http://lolbot.net/?content=viewer&id=24567

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 09:43 PM (4ixH5)

591 http://lolbot.net/?content=viewer&id=24460

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 09:46 PM (4ixH5)

592 I don't know if it's of any help to anyone, but I did manage to suss out italic, bold, and underline. Square bracket, i, b, or u, reverse square bracket. Text. Square bracket, forward slash, i, b, or u, reverse square bracket. I had been using arrow brackets, which I guess Pixy eats like popcorn.

Posted by: Bill H at April 29, 2012 09:46 PM (3sZO1)

593 I did and I'm still not seeing what seems to have set you off. If you disagree with chemjeff, just argue with him directly Posted by: Mætenloch at April 30, 2012 02:32 AM (+B3Nr) Then baiting someone you constantly argue with into a discussion (362) (which they pursue honestly if not successfully) and then calling them a liar and unreasonable (545) is totally cool? When the other person didn't act out all hostile against them at all? I may not agree with 18-1's plan, but I agree less with Chemjeff's behavior. I didn't see 18-1 insulting people or calling them names. And did you trollbust 534? It's 18-1's hash.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 29, 2012 09:46 PM (bxiXv)

594 http://lolbot.net/?content=viewer&id=24451

\m/

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 09:46 PM (4ixH5)

595

Hoss - who knows, maybe you're still reading - someone beat me to McP's in Coronado (the SEAL bar), and I thought all the Persian places were in La Jolla, so I'll have to check out Sadaf - but my first Mexican suggestion close to downtown would be the oddly named Jimmy Carter's, on 5th, up north a bit from downtown, near the park.

Really quite decent border Mex (the predominant "local" variety in these parts), but also very nice regional specialties that change from week to week.  Well worth the short cab ride.

I've never really liked the Gaslamp at all.  Too touristy, too crowded, too hip, too boring in a "center of the action" sort of way, plus it seems like if a cab driver loses control and mows down pedestrians, or a Charger player gets in a fight or gets shot at, it's in that area.  But maybe my huge and ever-growing animus against the dumbed down "trendy" urban types - who are the backbone of all that ails CA and America, politically speaking - just makes me dislike such areas.  As a foodie and one-time night-owl, it's an ironic evolution to now despise such areas and their primary clientele.

 

Posted by: non-purist at April 29, 2012 09:50 PM (yJ3Du)

596 605 To me, it seems obvious that the concentration of power, itself, is the problem.

The duration of congressional sessions also breeds significant shenanigans. They should sit for no more than 3 months/year, then clear out of town unless summoned for emergency special session by the president.

It was never intended that we have a professional political class.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 30, 2012 02:38 AM (bezvC)


If they didn't have anything to argue about, it wouldn't matter how long they took to do it.



Seriously, look at what they're supposed to be doing -- http://tinyurl.com/db58tj -- that's it. Period. End of story. If there was any confusion, there's a couple of amendments to clear that up: Ninth -- "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."; Tenth -- "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." If Congress thinks they can stretch bankruptcy law or post offices into a full-time gig, more power to them.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2012 09:51 PM (kaalw)

597 story wise it would inevitably end up being worse than some of the worse fanfic you could think of though

Posted by: The Dude at April 30, 2012 02:33 AM (M8yfa)



fanfics inevitably make me cringe. i have a friend who writes those and she has learned not to ask me to read hers. My kid instinctively knew when she started writing her dreck though i have heard its quite good i only read her unique character stories of which there are plenty. yeah... Gushie prolly doesnt need to read the weird porn about Snape and Hermione with the Dr who crossover threeway with Rose...


SERIOUSLY????  what is WRONG with making up your own stories about New people??? The porn is fine. everyone likes it if its well written.

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 29, 2012 09:57 PM (r7Ddb)

598 To me, it seems obvious that the concentration of power, itself, is the problem. Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 30, 2012 02:38 AM (bezvC) I got an idea for a Congress composed of upwards of 10,000 elected reps who, save for a few hundred committee members doing oversight, wouldn't actually meet. Build a custom intranet system and keep reps at home. I figure if most votes are determined by a handful of party leaders, why bother sending them away for months at a time? To eat at the nice restaurants around DC? Pfffttt! Let them stay home and get yelled at by constituents after every vote.

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 09:58 PM (4ixH5)

599 Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 30, 2012 02:57 AM (r7Ddb)


All fanfics degenerates into fetish porn.


That being said I'd love to read how D'Argo uses that tongue on Chiana.

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 09:59 PM (4ixH5)

600 Then baiting someone you constantly argue with into a discussion (362) (which they pursue honestly if not successfully) and then calling them a liar and unreasonable (545) is totally cool? When the other person didn't act out all hostile against them at all?
I may not agree with 18-1's plan, but I agree less with Chemjeff's behavior.
I didn't see 18-1 insulting people or calling them names.
And did you trollbust 534? It's 18-1's hash.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 30, 2012 02:46 AM (bxiXv)


I didn't trollbust any comments - either they got deleted by the TB3K or they're here exactly as posted.

And I don't agree with your description of chemjeff's comment - you seem to be reading more into it than is there. By the normal AoSHQ rules of debate it's pretty par for the course. And by daytime standards it's practically fag-talk.

Posted by: Mtenloch at April 29, 2012 10:01 PM (+B3Nr)

601 If only our Federal scandals were limited to those around the power to "fix the Standard of Weights and Measures."

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2012 10:02 PM (kaalw)

602 All fanfics degenerates into fetish porn.


That being said I'd love to read how D'Argo uses that tongue on Chiana.

Posted by: Robert at April 30, 2012 02:59 AM (4ixH5)



*LE SIGH*


(gushie sprains something in her head, rolling her eyes)

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 29, 2012 10:03 PM (r7Ddb)

603 If only our Federal scandals were limited to those around the power to "fix the Standard of Weights and Measures." Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2012 03:02 AM (kaalw) The great Hotdog and Buns packaging debate rages on.

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 10:04 PM (4ixH5)

604 fanfics inevitably make me cringe. Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 30, 2012 02:57 AM (r7Ddb) There's a ton of it at NaNoWriMo, too. I perfected my "that's nice" smile pretty quick. The funny thing is, the idea is a tiny part of writing. The real work is editing. Like 5% idea, 10% writing, 85% rewriting and editing. People get excited about the things they're fans of, "fan" is short for "fanatic" after all.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 29, 2012 10:04 PM (bxiXv)

605 Benson and Hedges do not condone such loose behaviour.

Posted by: derit at April 29, 2012 10:04 PM (FQlFL)

606 Hey Kids

Posted by: jc at April 29, 2012 10:09 PM (ufJKx)

607 Hey, jc! -- how's the moose?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2012 10:10 PM (kaalw)

608 Oh, and BTW -- have you ever seen that moose palling around with a flying squirrel?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2012 10:11 PM (kaalw)

609 613 605
To me, it seems obvious that the concentration of power, itself, is the problem.

The
duration of congressional sessions also breeds significant shenanigans.
They should sit for no more than 3 months/year, then clear out of town ...



---- If Congress thinks they can stretch bankruptcy law or post offices into a full-time gig, more power to them.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2012 02:51 AM (kaalw)


==


congress should meet on Amchitka.  We may have to freshen up some of the radiation to get the full effect.  reduce the place to a a runway and 3 quonset huts -- one male, one female, one meeting hall/cafeteria -- and gun emplacements to sink the lobbyist yachts.


I would bet big money no session would ever last more than 3 weeks.

Posted by: jc at April 29, 2012 10:16 PM (ufJKx)

610 Well, not all fanfic. There was a really impressive story I read around 1996 where the guy went really insane but no porn. It was just a really elaborate crossover story in which a bunch of genre shows were all in the same universe. Highlander, Forever Knight, X-Files, the Kung-Fu revival, and a few others I forget.

He created a new character, an immortal of the Highlander mythos, who tied it all together by knowing the oldest character back when he was human and a high ranking Roman, going all the way through history running into everybody at some point and in the present bringing them all in contact with each other.

It was a great bit of self-indulgence that would have been a workable screenplay if the complications of such a crossover could be worked out. CSI and Without A Trace can do crossovers because they're both Jerry Bruckheimer shows. But a crossover involving at least five different property owners would be a tough one.

Posted by: epobirs at April 29, 2012 10:18 PM (kcfmt)

611 But a crossover involving at least five different property owners would be a tough one.

Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2012 03:18 AM (kcfmt)


hell, still never got the Robocop vs Terminator film


and I would give my left nut to get a film on one of the Dark Horse AvP comics (I'll take any, I'm that desperate)

Posted by: The Dude at April 29, 2012 10:22 PM (M8yfa)

612 congress should meet on Amchitka. We may have to freshen up some of the radiation to get the full effect. reduce the place to a a runway and 3 quonset huts -- one male, one female, one meeting hall/cafeteria -- and gun emplacements to sink the lobbyist yachts.
I would bet big money no session would ever last more than 3 weeks.

Posted by: jc at April 30, 2012 03:16 AM (ufJKx)



I agree that moving the capital regularly would have a salutary effect on the permanent bureaucracy.....but would argue that every term of Congress should meet in a different locale, chosen by lot from military bases. One session could be Amchitka; the next Pearl Harbor; the next Vandenberg; the next Thule....they could even go to Guam or Mannheim, Germany.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2012 10:22 PM (kaalw)

613 squirrels seem to ignore everything, although magpies tend to give 'em a lot of shit. 

seen moose palling around with cats.  they seem curious about each other.  moose don't like dogs much and will occasionally kill them.

Posted by: jc at April 29, 2012 10:23 PM (ufJKx)

614 BTW, epobirs -- do you need that missing BYTE? I could go off on a search in my archives (for a physical copy, alas!) , and I'd swap you the missing one for the pdf archive in a red-hot minute.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2012 10:24 PM (kaalw)

615 630 Think they are wolves.

Posted by: steevy at April 29, 2012 10:24 PM (7W3wI)

616 seen moose palling around with cats. they seem curious about each other. moose don't like dogs much and will occasionally kill them.

Posted by: jc at April 30, 2012 03:23 AM (ufJKx)



Interesting. Is that all dogs or just "husky"-flavored ones?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2012 10:25 PM (kaalw)

617 632 630 Think they are wolves.

Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2012 03:24 AM (7W3wI)



That was one consideration for my question at 633.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2012 10:26 PM (kaalw)

618 they could even go to Guam or Mannheim, Germany. Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2012 03:22 AM (kaalw) McMurdo isn't actually a military base, but it should be on your list.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 29, 2012 10:29 PM (bxiXv)

619 I don't think the kind of dog matters much.

Posted by: jc at April 29, 2012 10:29 PM (ufJKx)

620 635 they could even go to Guam or Mannheim, Germany.
Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2012 03:22 AM (kaalw)


McMurdo isn't actually a military base, but it should be on your list.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 30, 2012 03:29 AM (bxiXv)


===


are all of those places shitholes?  If they are not double shitty, then it should be permanently set in the shittiest imaginable place.

Posted by: jc at April 29, 2012 10:31 PM (ufJKx)

621 #628

No ownership problems for Aliens and Predators, obviously. They had a Xenomorph head trophy in the ship in the second Predator movie.

The problem is getting them to use a story that is worth a damn. The rule seems to be, if a story is tailor made for adaptation to the screen, alter it to the point of ruining it or just ignore its existence. The movie of Wanted pretty much destroyed the plot of the source material by making the assassins think they were serving a higher cause for the betterment of the world. In the comic they were the bad guy who'd secretly taken charge of everything after killing off all the superheros, and they knew it. They were completely clear on what they were and why.

So all of these assassins had been serving a false cause and thus had to die for their sins. Not just because they were competition for the lead character and his secretly still alive father. (It also kind of annoyed me that they greatly altered the female lead just so they could cast Angelina Jolie.)

The corollary is that if there is a fan favorite storyline that is far too lengthy and convoluted for a movie, go ahead and do that.

Posted by: epobirs at April 29, 2012 10:33 PM (kcfmt)

622 People get excited about the things they're fans of, "fan" is short for "fanatic" after all.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 30, 2012 03:04 AM (bxiXv)



Mero, i'm trying to think if i am honestly such a fan that i could go that extra effort and write about *them,* rather than my own perfectly good ideas and worlds and characters in my head...  There were some stories i have LOVED, but ... let me think if there's anything i have read, since i was twelve that i would want to IMITATE it, like that. I think the weirdest to me is the Harry potter porn... ew! i get it, but... ew!

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 29, 2012 10:33 PM (r7Ddb)

623 Oh, and once congress opens session on Amchitka, no flights leave until a balanced budget is passed.  No balanced budget amendment -- just a lack of flights.

Posted by: jc at April 29, 2012 10:33 PM (ufJKx)

624 are all of those places shitholes? Posted by: jc at April 30, 2012 03:31 AM (ufJKx) McMurdo is in Antarctica. So...pretty shitty.

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 10:33 PM (4ixH5)

625 are all of those places shitholes? If they are not double shitty, then it should be permanently set in the shittiest imaginable place.

Posted by: jc at April 30, 2012 03:31 AM (ufJKx)



Some of them are quite nice -- but it should be the luck of the draw.....and announced after the election.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2012 10:33 PM (kaalw)

626 (gushie sprains something in her head, rolling her eyes)

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 30, 2012 03:03 AM (r7Ddb)


If I break a Gushie, did I just buy it?

Posted by: Robert has no superglue on hand at April 29, 2012 10:34 PM (4ixH5)

627
If I break a Gushie, did I just buy it?

Posted by: Robert has no superglue on hand at April 30, 2012 03:34 AM (4ixH5)



no but you have to go explain in person to Grim what you did and what it was over.  If your lucky maybe he'll just laugh and call you a jackass. If its serious you might want body armour. I suggest something in the way of a padded kevlar arming coat and steel plate over that

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 29, 2012 10:40 PM (r7Ddb)

628 Mero, i'm trying to think if i am honestly such a fan that i could go that extra effort and write about *them,* rather than my own perfectly good ideas and worlds and characters in my head... Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 30, 2012 03:33 AM (r7Ddb) I don't think you need to. But for some people writing is purely personal entertainment. They're sort of extending their enjoyment of a book or series. I guess I get that. I have too many of my own ideas in my head to worry about writing fanfic. I used to think about movies based on video games, but Uwe Boll pretty much ruined that for everybody.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 29, 2012 10:41 PM (bxiXv)

629 No body wants to read my fanfic, but than again, no body wants to read my original works either.

I'm consistent that way ...

Posted by: Adriane at April 29, 2012 10:45 PM (VVZaH)

630 I have too many of my own ideas in my head to worry about writing fanfic. I used to think about movies based on video games, but Uwe Boll pretty much ruined that for everybody.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 30, 2012 03:41 AM (bxiXv)



ok i am gonna admit my secret thing i cant live without... zane gray and will james cowboy stories. i really love that shit. but its like literary comfort food. i dont think i can even bend my mind into turning it into porn, much less  Firefly Crossover fetish porn, even though i REALLY like Firefly... LIKE, A LOT.

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 29, 2012 10:48 PM (r7Ddb)

631 #631

If you look on the AtariAge forums in the Classic Computing section, you'll find the BYTE thread with all the download links for the PDF archives.

http://tinyurl.com/78zag29 appears to have everything from the various locations in one place. Be sure to check the Other dirctories.

January 1984 appears to be the one everybody is missing. Except for that I've got a complete set through the end of 1985. I have four from 1986 and after that nobody appears to have done the scanning work. Though a lot of the material I'm looking to recover does exist in places like Lexis and various university online collections.

I have a Fujitsu ScanSnap that is pretty well suited to the task but it requires sacrificial copies to have their spines removed so the pages can be scanned. Unless you have one of the rigs designed to deal with curvature of the spine in the print sense of the phrase, it's almost impossible to ge t a good scan from the intact magazines. If you'd care to part with those copies for the cause of making them into PDFs for everyone... eric at pobirs dot com (Yes, I've got firstname@lastname for my email. One of the few benefits of having such a rare name.)

While it would be nice to have more of the issues scanned, I'd settle for just the text of the Chaos Manor columns for this project. I can't help wondering why that issue is so elusive.

Posted by: epobirs at April 29, 2012 10:49 PM (kcfmt)

632 I suggest something in the way of a padded kevlar arming coat and steel plate over that Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 30, 2012 03:40 AM (r7Ddb) I got some soft pillows and I might be able to find a footballs helmet. I'm screwed.

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 10:51 PM (4ixH5)

633 #643

You cannot buy but you can be made to pay. Pay and pay...

Posted by: epobirs at April 29, 2012 10:51 PM (kcfmt)

634 No ownership problems for Aliens and Predators, obviously. They had a Xenomorph head trophy in the ship in the second Predator movie.

Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2012 03:33 AM (kcfmt)


yeah and we end up with what ever those AvP films were supposed to be. It's akin to instead of the awesome Aliens comics, we end up with what Alien 3 and Resurrection were. Fincher's style couldn't save 3 and though a Caro+Jeunet+Whedon is a fanboy's wetdream, they got fucked by Fox (to the point where I still don't think Caro and Jeunet has talked to each other)

Posted by: The Dude at April 29, 2012 10:51 PM (M8yfa)

635 no body wants to read my original works either.

I'm consistent that way ...

Posted by: Adriane at April 30, 2012 03:45 AM (VVZaH)


Kindle-ize 'em, then beg Glenn Reynolds for some linkage.


Seems to work.

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 10:52 PM (4ixH5)

636 then beg Glenn Reynolds for some linkage.

heh!

I once contributed a comment on Don Surber's blog that got linked approvingly by the good Prof.  I use the same nic that I do here, but was simply listed as 'a reader' ...

Oh well.

Posted by: Adriane at April 29, 2012 10:56 PM (VVZaH)

637

Posted by: Adriane at April 30, 2012 03:56 AM (VVZaH)


Ace once front paged a video I linked in a thread.  Happy happy joy joy!

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 10:59 PM (4ixH5)

638 Alas, Don Surber hung it up.

Sadface

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 10:59 PM (4ixH5)

639 #651

One of my favorites is the first X-men movie. Whedon says roughly five seconds is all that survived of his contribution: the exchange where Wolverine proves he isn't Mystique by declaring that Cyclops is a dick.

Posted by: epobirs at April 29, 2012 11:00 PM (kcfmt)

640 Happy happy joy joy

Now see, he can't do that with Jefe or the Hello Kitty licensers would have us shut down FER SURE...

Posted by: Adriane at April 29, 2012 11:01 PM (VVZaH)

641 It's getting a bit late, epobirs, but I'll send you an email tomorrow. You shouldn't have too much trouble recognizing it (assuming that aol doesn't get routed to "spam").

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2012 11:01 PM (kaalw)

642 655 Alas, Don Surber hung it up.

Sadface

Posted by: Robert at April 30, 2012 03:59 AM (4ixH5)



I suspect he'll be back.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2012 11:02 PM (kaalw)

643
I got some soft pillows and I might be able to find a footballs helmet. I'm screwed.

Posted by: Robert at April 30, 2012 03:51 AM (4ixH5)


reading that, he says yeah youre pretty much fucked.

but if its just the eyeball thing, he does that to me at least six or seven times a day. He surprised they dont just roll out by now.

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 29, 2012 11:02 PM (r7Ddb)

644 AOL still exists?

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 11:02 PM (4ixH5)

645 If you look on the AtariAge forums in the Classic Computing section, you'll find the BYTE thread with all the download links for the PDF archives. Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2012 03:49 AM (kcfmt) I apologize in advance for the pounding I'm about to give that server,

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 29, 2012 11:03 PM (bxiXv)

646 Now see, he can't do that with Jefe or the Hello Kitty licensers would have us shut down FER SURE...

Posted by: Adriane at April 30, 2012 04:01 AM (VVZaH)


Heh, I'm wondering if I keep posting metal links long enough if the RIAA will show up at Ace's door with a cease and desist.


"Someone dropped a Metallica link on your blog, YOU'RE RUNNING A PIRACY OPERATION!"

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 11:04 PM (4ixH5)

647 Nearer my Beast to thee.

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 11:04 PM (4ixH5)

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 11:04 PM (4ixH5)

649 Orrale!

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 11:04 PM (4ixH5)

650 Dang!

Missed by THAT much ...

Posted by: Adriane at April 29, 2012 11:05 PM (VVZaH)

651 Drat! Dozed off.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2012 11:06 PM (kaalw)

652 In my younger days I wrote fan fiction, but it was crossover stuff and there was no porn. 

Posted by: Alex at April 29, 2012 11:06 PM (zSobX)

653 does that mean the Elvgren estate should charge royalties for all the pinups i post on Book Face?

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 29, 2012 11:06 PM (r7Ddb)

654 Was having warm, fuzzy thoughts of losing cubic meters of dusty ancient computer mags.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2012 11:07 PM (kaalw)

655 He surprised they dont just roll out by now.

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 30, 2012 04:02 AM (r7Ddb)


I just imagined that scene from the end of Roger Rabbit with Christopher Lloyd's eyes popping out.


I've watched too many movies in my lifetime.

Posted by: Robert, Nerdking of South Texas at April 29, 2012 11:07 PM (4ixH5)

656 669 In my younger days I wrote fan fiction, but it was crossover stuff and there was no porn.

Posted by: Alex at April 30, 2012 04:06 AM (zSobX)


ok, then confess what shows/comics/whatevers! Enquiring minds wanna know.

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 29, 2012 11:07 PM (r7Ddb)

657 BTW, epobirs, what kind of shipping zone are you in?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2012 11:08 PM (kaalw)

658

Posted by: Alex at April 30, 2012 04:06 AM (zSobX)


tell the truth, you were a Sonic Passion poster

Posted by: The Dude at April 29, 2012 11:08 PM (M8yfa)

659 Alex at April 30, 2012 04:06 AM (zSobX)

It can be done ...

I blame Anne Rice and the human condition.

According the people who study such things, classical scholars of the Victorian era could not wrap their heads around a common Greek passage that could only be {literally} translated as "He stuck a hot fish in her navel..." 

Until they realized they were translating ancient Greek porn ...

Posted by: Adriane at April 29, 2012 11:11 PM (VVZaH)

660

Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2012 04:07 AM (kaalw)


as someone who had a 10 year run of EGM (89-99), I know the pain. I just threw them out one day when I was moving

Posted by: The Dude at April 29, 2012 11:11 PM (M8yfa)

661 ok, then confess what shows/comics/whatevers! Enquiring minds wanna know.

Star Wars / Star Trek.

I also sketched out ideas for a Wheel of Time / Star Wars fanfic. 

I can't believe I just confessed that...

Posted by: Alex at April 29, 2012 11:12 PM (zSobX)

662 does that mean the Elvgren estate should charge royalties for all the pinups i post on Book Face? Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 30, 2012 04:06 AM (r7Ddb) It'll be perfect. By now you owe so much we can all safely say Gushie is too big to fail.

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 11:13 PM (4ixH5)

663 Until they realized they were translating ancient Greek porn ...

Posted by: Adriane at April 30, 2012 04:11 AM (VVZaH)


Hot fish, ay?

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 11:14 PM (4ixH5)

664 I can't believe I just confessed that...

Posted by: Alex at April 30, 2012 04:12 AM (zSobX)



its okay. (pats hand soothingly) Gushie doesnt judge. Besides, i really like the Wheel of Time.

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 29, 2012 11:14 PM (r7Ddb)

665 I can't believe I just confessed that...

Posted by: Alex at April 30, 2012 04:12 AM (zSobX)


That'll be 10 Our Fathers and 15 Hail Marys.

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 11:15 PM (4ixH5)

666
According the people who study such things, classical scholars of the Victorian era could not wrap their heads around a common Greek passage that could only be {literally} translated as "He stuck a hot fish in her navel..."


Well there's certainly some olfactory truth there.

I just had other interests besides writing about relationships between characters that never ever should have them.  Battles, honor, loyalty: all that stuff interested me more than attempts to describe sex when I was a virgin.

Posted by: Alex at April 29, 2012 11:17 PM (zSobX)

667
its okay. (pats hand soothingly) Gushie doesnt judge. Besides, i really like the Wheel of Time.


Thanks.  It had an Asha'man vs. Jedi Knight scene where they are being chased through the Jedi Temple, using gateways to keep ahead of their pursuers.  Lots of fireballs and flying debris and flaming swords vs. lightsabers.  Fun times.


Posted by: Alex at April 29, 2012 11:21 PM (zSobX)

668 ok admitting that art school instilled in m an intense fear of the derivative, i just sat here having a big think about WHAT if i was suddenly forced by aliens controlling my mind, i would be vaguely interested in if i did crossover fanfics (done in the intrests of alien science, of course) it would prolly be Kzin Wars/Firefly/Ayn Rand type stories, which struck me suddenly as kinda cool. Then suddenly my fondness for Terry Pratchett struck me... and i realized how it could go oh so...wrong. perhaps save that for a seperate project with a more Neil Gaimen edge.

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 29, 2012 11:22 PM (r7Ddb)

669 Swing dancing was fun tonight.  A gal from the local contra group was there, so I'm starting to recognize people at different venues.  I also ran into my military saber instructor. 

Plus I went out afterwards to grab a bite to eat with a girl I met there.  We're going to try and meet up later this week.

Posted by: Alex at April 29, 2012 11:25 PM (zSobX)

670 Plus I went out afterwards to grab a bite to eat with a girl I met there. We're going to try and meet up later this week.

Posted by: Alex at April 30, 2012 04:25 AM (zSobX)


so no dreadful tattoos or major personality flaws yet discernible, i take it?


Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 29, 2012 11:27 PM (r7Ddb)

671 677
Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2012 04:07 AM (kaalw)

as someone who had a 10 year run of EGM (89-99), I know the pain. I just threw them out one day when I was moving

Posted by: The Dude at April 30, 2012 04:11 AM (M8yfa)



When you look at computer mags from the early ages ('79-'00), there was a lot of specific knowledge that wasn't available any other way. But it was also during a time when transitory media just exploded. Case in point: no theater print from the original Star Wars exists -- they had to recreate it (leaving the door open for Lucas' insanity and ego to have free rein).....they figured that they had made so many, nobody had to keep one -- and they were all destroyed.



So I've got stuff in my garage that I'd feel bad about discarding because it might be the only copy left.....but hate to keep 'cause it's a pain. I was a long-term BYTE subscriber from way back -- getting my hands on a pdf archive would be great, but contributing to missing segments of that archive would be even better.



Of course, there is the shadow of satori, where every bit of knowledge I've ever known, every maya, is cast onto the internet to live forever without the burden of self. Heh.


Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2012 11:30 PM (kaalw)

672 Alex -

My original in-work work is a post-holocaust, via meteor strike, Earth.

Our hero, Phillippe, is currently crossing the desert via an abandoned underground city guided by a snake cybernetically linked to the city-brain itself.

There aren't words to describe the number of Hail Mary's for that one.

Posted by: Adriane at April 29, 2012 11:30 PM (VVZaH)

673
so no dreadful tattoos or major personality flaws yet discernible, i take it?


No tattoos, but I haven't had a chance to make a thorough examination .  As for personality flaws, the only one I can find is that she treats hobos as if they were human.

Posted by: Alex at April 29, 2012 11:32 PM (zSobX)

674
There aren't words to describe the number of Hail Mary's for that one.

Posted by: Adriane at April 30, 2012 04:30 AM (VVZaH)



actually, as a Bruce Sterling fan, thats kinda awesome. seriously.

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 29, 2012 11:33 PM (r7Ddb)

675 the only one I can find is that she treats hobos as if they were human.

the better to lure them to the stew pot, my dear ...

Posted by: Granny, what Big Teeth you have! at April 29, 2012 11:34 PM (VVZaH)

676 Um, not sure what you mean. Port of Los Angeles isn't to far away. (My main employer does a lot of work for their telecom infrastructure.) My ZIP code is 91384 if that helps.

Posted by: epobirs at April 29, 2012 11:41 PM (kcfmt)

677 Posted by: Adriane at April 30, 2012 04:30 AM (VVZaH)

Cool.  I have a couple of stories that I need to keep working on.  One involves two men trying to escape a city in the midst of being sacked.  Another is about a knight who is sent on a holy mission of revenge, but discovers that it conflicts with his oath to seek atonement for actions he took years before. 

Posted by: Alex at April 29, 2012 11:41 PM (zSobX)

678 Another is about a knight who is sent on a holy mission of revenge, but discovers that it conflicts with his oath to seek atonement for actions he took years before.

Posted by: Alex at April 30, 2012 04:41 AM (zSobX)


what period? (she asked lazily) OMG Grim is snoring!!!!

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 29, 2012 11:44 PM (r7Ddb)

679 Sorry, reading some comments at PJM in regards to a post about the ten "essential" hip-hop albums (which all right thinking people know there is no such thing). This one stood out. pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2012/04/26/the-10-essential-hip-hop-albums "My understanding of what a troll is is a person who writes for reaction but doesn’t really believe what they are saying. This is not true of me. It is only my opinion, stating it authoritatively is considered arrogance only by the politically correct; however one states it, 2 + 2 is still 4. If you are delicate and shy, put a IMHO in front of all my comments and imagine me as a shy Shirley Temple or perhaps a diffident professional clown. As for rap and Guns and whatever, if that is the benchmark then I am proud to have no taste in music. I can’t imagine why any American would think music that is at its heart, anti-white and even in some cases, anti-Semitic would feel a cool vibe. I like the whole anti-establishment thing as much as the next guy but there are limits. I understand musical tastes are subjective but there are limits to this as well. Everybody’s not everything plus there is the first time a thing was done and the tenth time a thing was done. Let’s be honest about rap: it is foul, vulgar, animalistic, ignorant, stupid, uncreative, obsessed with race, worships a cult of cool to a point of shallow idiocy, repetitive, droning and dull. It reflects a value system whereby, if one truly buys into it, is practically a guarantee of never having the brains to hike the Inca Trail or motorcycle around Indonesia. In short, hip-hop culture is a culture of failure and narrowness. It is the kind of music I would have expected Adolph Hitler to create and embrace. For every 100 rap songs produced, there is likely more effortless inventiveness in a 1942 Tom and Jerry cartoon. Rap music is the kind of thing that makes me want to do my hair up in a bun and write an essay that categorically proves Jane Eyre, Doris Day or Cary Grant was cooler than any rap artist ever born. Rap is the perfect expression of the lady doth protest too much. Therefore I have come to believe rap artists are sissy people who never get any, do any or think any. I have probably had cooler one year segments in my life than the entire careers of any rap artist ever born. Certainly there seems to be a notable lack of them at Egyptian revolutions, the tops of live, erupting volcanoes, a beach on Karpathos, and the champion’s parade at Rio’s Carnaval among eight zillion other things that are actually cool rather than an evil and sick version of The Monkees kind of cool – the kind of cool where one almost literally doesn’t get out of the house much."

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 11:47 PM (4ixH5)

680 OMG Grim is snoring!!!!

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 30, 2012 04:44 AM (r7Ddb)


Pinch his nose shut?

Posted by: Robert at April 29, 2012 11:48 PM (4ixH5)

681 I wonder if anyone has done an archive of Spy Magazine? I had an almost complete run of that one.

I found a torrent with the complete US Heavy Metal magazine, so I could finally let those go. And I have a DVD of the entire National Lampoon run that Circuit City sold me for $5 when they went under.

And of course I long since got rid of most of my comics. Now I have about 7 TB of scans, most burned in series sets to DVD in no particular order. It might be easier to redownload something than find the disc its on.

I've winnowed a lot of stuff down to things of special value. Playboys signed by the centerfold model. Publications in which I was mentioned by name or was a contributor. Stuff like that.

Posted by: epobirs at April 29, 2012 11:49 PM (kcfmt)

682 Alex -

I wish you best of luck and the self discipline to accomplish your goals.

I put all my stories on hold when I went to back to school for a few classes.  So I need to reawaken the muse, myself ...

Posted by: Adriane at April 29, 2012 11:49 PM (VVZaH)

683 693 Um, not sure what you mean. Port of Los Angeles isn't to far away. (My main employer does a lot of work for their telecom infrastructure.) My ZIP code is 91384 if that helps.

Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2012 04:41 AM (kcfmt)



I'm 95050. Professional background in manufacturing companies left me with a fixation on cost control with logistics. 'K, that'll give me something to chew on tomorrow.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2012 11:49 PM (kaalw)

684

Posted by: Robert at April 30, 2012 04:47 AM (4ixH5)


that is a fucking horrible list

Posted by: The Dude at April 29, 2012 11:51 PM (M8yfa)

685 among eight zillion other things that are actually cool rather than an evil and sick version of The Monkees kind of cool – the kind of cool where one almost literally doesn’t get out of the house much."

Posted by: Robert at April 30, 2012 04:47 AM (4ixH5)


ok. wow. THAT's a zinger!. heh. and exactly the way i feel about rap. Great fancy Moses! thats craptastic stuff. i would rather listen to atonal classical music, and frankly i think that stuff was written for Satan's symphony, and sounds like a broken dish washing machine to me.

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 29, 2012 11:53 PM (r7Ddb)

686 701
Posted by: Robert at April 30, 2012 04:47 AM (4ixH5)

that is a fucking horrible list

Posted by: The Dude at April 30, 2012 04:51 AM (M8yfa)



Next up: Top 10 Racist Slurs! Count 'em down with us!

Posted by: cthulhu at April 29, 2012 11:54 PM (kaalw)

687 That close? Seems likely we could find someone passing through both points to take on the load if the shipping cost is onerous. Though Priority Mail would likely be reasonable for a fair number of issues.

The period where the archive peters out is also when the mag was at its thickest. They had to go searching for more content to justify all the advertising demand. One of those PDFs is a massive 780 MB for the issue in November 1983 that ran 720 pages.


They got thinner as personal computing became more mainstream and the last ten years weren't phone book of the month club anymore.

The end came rather abruptly. I was in Atlanta for E3 and had been in my hotel room barely half an hour when I checked my email and discovered I was now on an unpaid vacation. The announcement of the Sega Dreamcast alone should have paid for the trip, as it had an interesting angle with the WinCE support.

Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2012 12:02 AM (kcfmt)

688 "school's league tables" should be "schools' league tables."

Plural possessive.

Posted by: Payaso at April 30, 2012 12:03 AM (vw5Dp)

689 actually, as a Bruce Sterling fan, thats kinda awesome. seriously.

Tonight's thread was kind of funny with all the snake talk.

The city-brain protects the city with "Guardian Snakes" i.e. poisonous snakes which patrol the city for intruders.  Phillippe though, remembers his 'red on black, poison lack' and realizes that he needs to take the door guarded by the non-poisonous snake.

But ... apply seat of pants to seat of chair ... and write, edit, and write some more ...

Posted by: Adriane at April 30, 2012 12:05 AM (VVZaH)

690 in no order:

Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force
Contemporary Jeep music - Da King & I
Goin' Off - Biz Markie
Can I Borrow a Dollar? - Common
3 Feet High & Rising - De La Soul
Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde - Pharcyde
Will Rap For Food - CunninLynquists
DO YOU WANT MORE?!!!??! - The Roots
Reel to Reel - Grand Puba
Low End Theory - A Tribe Called Quest

Posted by: The Dude at April 30, 2012 12:05 AM (M8yfa)

691 what period? (she asked lazily) OMG Grim is snoring!!!!

Fantasy.  A knight, mortally wounded in an ambush along a forest road, is revived by the local spirit who demands in return that he kill the champion of her nemesis.  The knight journeys to a nearby city, and discovers that the champion is the son of a woman whose daughter he wronged years ago.  The daughter subsequently killed herself.  The woman, due to her family connections, is being pursued by the corrupt prince of the city who wants to force a marriage to himself. 

Posted by: Alex at April 30, 2012 12:06 AM (zSobX)

692 Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow -- at 2 am, I can't remember what is and what is not. I'll shoot you an email, epobirs.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2012 12:07 AM (kaalw)

693 Night Kids, CYA.

Posted by: jc at April 30, 2012 12:09 AM (ufJKx)

694 Roses are red,
Violets aren't in season,
May all of us find comfort,
In the return of Rhyme and Reason ...



and yes, I am a Phantom Tollbooth fan ...

night all...

dishwashers and washing machines don't load themselves ...

Posted by: Adriane at April 30, 2012 12:10 AM (VVZaH)

695 Night, jc ...

Posted by: Adriane at April 30, 2012 12:12 AM (VVZaH)

696 OMG, I just saw that the SCOAMF attacked Sarah Palin at that dinner last night.  What a completely classless hack.  "The difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull?  A pitbull tastes better."  Bleh. 

Posted by: Alex at April 30, 2012 12:12 AM (zSobX)

697 Good night, Adriane!

Good night, JC!

Posted by: Robert at April 30, 2012 12:16 AM (4ixH5)

698 and speaking if LA... You been there? Its a shithole comparable to Detroit

Posted by: billypaintbrush at April 30, 2012 12:16 AM (fQxwJ)

699

Posted by: Alex at April 30, 2012 05:12 AM (zSobX)


I'd eat Sarah Palin in a second, if you know what I mean.

Posted by: Robert at April 30, 2012 12:17 AM (4ixH5)

700 A pitbull tastes better." Bleh.

Posted by: Alex at April 30, 2012 05:12 AM (zSobX)



aaaaaannnnd the man has no taste. i cannot believe he doesn't get that belabouring the point he ate dog doesnt help him. even non dog lovers in America think eating dog is gross...like shamefully disgustingly so. its like being really good at licking ass. you never admit in public that you do it. Its just NOT DONE.


seriously, if i was starving to death, i would prefer to eat a snake or a fried grasshopper, and i think bugs are nasty.

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 30, 2012 12:19 AM (r7Ddb)

701 I'm out. I was just hangin' on by fingernails anyway.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2012 12:20 AM (kaalw)

702 nighty night Cooth. Steroids have me up and zinging...

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 30, 2012 12:21 AM (r7Ddb)

703 713 OMG, I just saw that the SCOAMF attacked Sarah Palin at that dinner last night. What a completely classless hack. "The difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull? A pitbull tastes better." Bleh. Posted by: Alex at April 30, 2012 05:12 AM (zSobX) This is why people cringe when they hear the words "the new normal." Expect more of this.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 30, 2012 12:23 AM (bxiXv)

704 Good night, Cthulhu!

Posted by: Robert at April 30, 2012 12:24 AM (4ixH5)

705 Steroids have me up and zinging...

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 30, 2012 05:21 AM (r7Ddb)


Gushie's pumped up?


http://tinyurl.com/88ly6us

Posted by: Robert at April 30, 2012 12:25 AM (4ixH5)

706 Dead at 723.

Posted by: Robert at April 30, 2012 12:39 AM (4ixH5)

707 ^---^---^--------------------------

Posted by: epobirs at April 30, 2012 12:52 AM (kcfmt)

708 nope. im still here. are you still here robert?

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 30, 2012 12:52 AM (r7Ddb)

709 Not anymore!

Time for me to go do my thing.  That thing.  Which I'm supposed to be doing.  The reason I'm up at 5AM.  At a place that is not home.

That thing which half jokingly might be referred to as work.  Perhaps a gross parody of such, or a spiteful satire of it.

Adio, fair ONT!

Good night, Gushie!

Good night, Epo!

Good night, Alex!

Good night, Mero!

Good morning, Vic!


Posted by: Robert at April 30, 2012 01:04 AM (4ixH5)

710 goodnight robert!

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at April 30, 2012 01:14 AM (r7Ddb)

711 Morning, morons. Given last night's ONT, It must be asked: Mike Tiger? Has anybody seen Mike Tiger?

Posted by: CoolCzech at April 30, 2012 01:16 AM (niZvt)

712 Mika suddenly SUPPORTING "Spiking the Football" about the military's killing of Osama. Let's remember that the only thing Obama killed was a cockroach with his scrawney ass when the seceret service agents plopped him in his chair in the corner of the room and threw a jacket over him so no one knew he had been out playing golf. And fuck Morning Joe for saying how "courageous" Obama was for happening to be in office when Osama was finally found.

Posted by: CoolCzech at April 30, 2012 01:20 AM (niZvt)

713 He was probably really hosting the dog fights behind the white house. I hope Stevey has that quote on a hotkey...

Posted by: Milo at April 30, 2012 01:26 AM (1agxt)

714 #729  Does anyone remember the howls of outrage when President Bush landed on that aircraft carrier?   And does anyone remember how the left THREATENED Bush if he dared to use that clip in an ad?

Obama was not courageous and I firmly believe he would have done nothing if Panetta hadn't maneuvered it so that he had no choice.

Am wondering if Petreaus taking CIA and Panetta to defense was a move forced by Clinton/Petraeus/Panetta/Gates in order to have a firewall against Obama and to protect the nation.

Posted by: Miss Marple at April 30, 2012 01:29 AM (GoIUi)

715 Look. He's no different than you or me. If faced between a choice between penis and dog, the JEF would definitely go for penis. Who among us would not make the same choice?

And a dog's penis?

Oh my..that get Barky hard.



Posted by: Nutmeg Moron at April 30, 2012 01:39 AM (NzgQ0)

716 The LA riots.  Just another one of those things that were s[parked by bullshit reporting of the MFM who edited out the King tape so that people didn't see the whole thing.  There was a reason those cops were found innocent before they were railroaded by the feds. .

Posted by: Vic at April 30, 2012 01:53 AM (YdQQY)

717 Last?

Posted by: minutemen for Mitt (formerly trainer) until the JEF is gone at April 30, 2012 04:59 AM (Rojyk)

718 The grammar quote is out of context, so I wasn't sure if the "school's" was referring to a single school or not.  If it's referring to all the schools in the system, then yes, it should be "schools' ".  "Your" for "you're" was no problem.  But while "in order" is redundant, it's not a grammar error, just sloppy writing.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 30, 2012 06:07 AM (exvgC)

719 The LA riots. Just another one of those things that were s[parked by bullshit reporting of the MFM who edited out the King tape so that people didn't see the whole thing. There was a reason those cops were found innocent before they were railroaded by the feds. . Posted by: Vic at April 30, 2012 06:53 AM (YdQQY)[/i] I saw the entire tape one time- oddly enough, on KTLA. They showed it only a few times, then edited it down to the version everybody saw (and saw, and saw, and saw...). I was living in Pasadena and working in North Hollywood at the time, at a rather exclusive resto shop. I was absolutely frightened that the rioting was going to spread north towards NoHo. It very nearly did. The rioting and looting, as usual, didn't solve a goddamn thing. 53 dead, 3200 injured, 4 cops railroaded for doing their jobs, and millions in damage- all because of some worthless asshole who wouldn't follow simple orders, and a perpetual victim mentality.

Posted by: Bill H at April 30, 2012 06:36 AM (3sZO1)

720 Gotta remember: "Never get out of the Truck"!

Posted by: MoJoTee at April 30, 2012 06:44 AM (e1kfW)

721
I am not clear if I totally understand the full thought pattern behind this.

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Posted by: Born of Silence ePub at May 03, 2012 04:53 PM (SqHXv)

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