June 30, 2016

Overnight Open Thread (6-30-2016)
— Maetenloch

Quote of the Day I

California's high-speed rail project increasingly looks like an expensive social science experiment to test just how long interest groups can keep money flowing to a doomed endeavor before elected officials finally decide to cancel it. What combination of sweet-sounding scenarios, streamlined mockups, ever-changing and mind-numbing technical detail, and audacious spin will keep the dream alive?

-- Virginia Postrel on California's high speed rail boondoggle

Quote of the Day II

My cousin called me from the States tonight to ask what the heck is going on over here. I suppose it's being reported that gangs of Hitler youth are roaming the streets beating up brown people. Or something. That's The Narrative and they're sticking to it - most of the papers, the pundits, even the police.

Whether there's been a real rise in racial conflicts, I have no idea. They say calls to the police abuse hotlines are way up, but most of the actual reports seem to be Rudeness in the First Degree or Really Hurtful T-Shirt Slogans.

-- Sweasel

Quote of the Day III

Beauty and laughter are pleasures, but they aren't just an escape from constant sorrow. They are real but otherworldly; we can't control their coming and going. They are glimpses of Ithaca, of the home we seek, of the fellowship which allows us to survive and prosper. That's why they are so important to our social order, and I have to assume it's why the Greeks put comedies at the heart of their civic life.

I've read that the writers who competed in the festivals of Dionysus had to compose four plays. The first three were tragedies, but the last had to be a comedy. According to this recipe tragedy occupies much of our time, but comedy has the last word. The two forms work together to celebrate the life force that Dionysus represents.

-- PowerLine reader Alon Griesinger

Quote of the Day IV

The books or the music in which we thought the beauty was located will betray us if we trust to them; it was not in them, it only came through them, and what came through them was longing. These things - the beauty, the memory of our own past - are good images of what we really desire; but if they are mistaken for the thing itself they turn into dumb idols, breaking the hearts of their worshippers. For they are not the thing itself; they are only the scent of a flower we have not found, the echo of a tune we have not heard, news from a country we have never yet visited.

-- C.S. Lewis

Daniel Hannan Spends Nine Minutes Smacking Down CNN Journalist Hack Christiane Amanpour

She asserts he said something he didn't and then keeps doubling down and he's having none it. Then she tries to throw some guilt-by-association at Hannan by making him answer for anti-immigrant graffiti that appeared on some wall somewhere.

In her very slight defense she may have gotten Hannan confused with Nigel Farage and started reading out Farage quotes but still what a shameless, obnoxious overrated hack. You can watch the whole thing here.

The Hellhole of Alresford: Tim Blair and Iowahawk Dogpile on a Hapless British Academic

Who happens to despise his pleasant home town of Alresford, England and everyone everywhere who supported Brexit. Also all the people who live in small backward hellish villages who probably should be destroyed for the greater good.

Alresford is my personal hell.

...We are not used to thinking that a place like this - a pleasant town with a pretty center - might actually be hell. There is almost no poverty and only the occasional act of violence. There are good schools, a range of shops, a heritage railway. In fact, it's somewhere that a lot of people, apparently, actively want to live .

But dig below the surface, and you will find the demons crawling.
And it is impossible to leave Alresford, because Alresford is not just a place: It is an ideology that infects your very soul. Let's call it "Alresfordism." It is an ideology of smallness, of contraction, of wanting to curl up in our own personal, financially secure hole and will everything amusing or interesting or exciting in the world away.

...All I can do is look out at the nature from the window of my room in Alresford. I'm from here, so I can't be sure whether or not this is just another type of nihilism, but I think: Well, if all this nature is bigger than us, then I want it be get even bigger. I want it to become so big that it will consume all of our smallnesses, invalidate them, smother them out. Not just Alresford. I want a demented, throbbing, fecund nature to overrun this whole country, to overturn the wretched consequences of the laws that we have, in our stupidity, set for ourselves.

Tim Blair notes that when Whyman isn't demanding nature's consumption of humankind and the destruction of Alresfords everywhere, he also writes about cupcakes.

hellholeal

About That Whole Googling 'What is the EU' the Morning After Brexit Thing

On Friday as the U.K., Europe and the wider world were coming to terms with the shock decision, the Washington Post reported: "Many Britons may not even know what they had actually voted for." This assertion - along with the mocking headline "The British are frantically Googling what the E.U. is, hours after voting to leave it" - was based on a tweet posted by Google based on information from its Trends tool, which analyzes in real time what people are searching for .

The problem with using Google Trends as an indication of anything other than a relative increase or decrease over previous norms is that it doesn't give the whole picture. Yes, there may have been a big spike in searches about what happens if the U.K. leaves the EU, but compared with what? Were there hundreds of thousands of people searching Google for these answers? Millions?

It turns out the figure is likely to be less than 1,000 people, or 0.001 percent of the population.

Active Shooter Drill Leads to Calls to Police About Man With Gun Which Leads to Men With Guns Arriving Which Leads To More 911 Calls About More Men With Guns And So On

No shots were fired and there was no man with a gun. But everyone got a good drill out of it I guess.

Danish Police Use Infamous Refugee 'Jewelry Law' For First Time

Neil deGrasse Tyson and The Road to Rationalia

Professor Tyson, who may be the dumbest smart person on Twitter, yesterday wrote that what the world really needs is a new kind of virtual state - he wants to call it "Rationalia" - with a one-sentence constitution: "All policy shall be based on the weight of evidence." This schoolboy nonsense came under withering and much-deserved derision. Conservatives, who always have the French Revolution in their thoughts, reminded him that this already has been tried, and that the results are known in the history books as "the Terror." Writing with a great deal of reserve in Popular Science, Kelsey D. Atherton notes:

Rationalia puts a burden on science that it cannot bear: to work, it must be immune to the passions of the day, promising an objective world and objective truth that will triumph over obstacles.

That's true enough, but it shortchanges the scientific objection to Tyson's Rationalia pipe dream, which is that it implicitly presupposes quantities and types of knowledge that are not, even in principle, available, even if the scientists in question were the dispassionate truth-seekers of Atherton's ideal.

dumbasses

From the Benghazi Report

A more plausible explanation for the non-deployment of forces can be inferred from the statement by Jordan and Pompeo (at page 44) that the State Department ate up valuable time by insisting that certain elements of the U.S. military respond to the crisis in civilian clothes and that they not use vehicles with U.S. markings. It seems that diplomacy was holding the military back.

I'm told by a former senior government official who has participated in rescue discussions like the ones Team Obama had (or should have had) on Sept. 11, 2012 that it's the Secretary of State's job to secure permission from the country in question (here Libya) for our military to enter its territory. Alternatively, it is her job to decide not to obtain permission and simply act. Until the Secretary of State does one or the other, apparently the military can't proceed.

If this is true, then the most likely explanation for why the military didn't deploy, as Secretary of Defense Panetta had ordered, is that Hillary Clinton didn't obtain timely permission and didn't authorize the military to proceed without it - the obvious thing for her to have done, given that American lives were at stake.

Elementary School Call the Police After a 'Racist' Statement...About Brownies?

A couple of things to note here. First, it wasn't the teacher but another student who determined the remark about the brownie was racist. So, apparently, a 9-year-old social justice warrior prompted this overreaction (read on because there's more to it). The story tells us nothing more about this student. Was he or she a minority? What might have prompted him or her to think this was a racial remark in the first place?

...And the interrogation of a 9-year-old wasn't the end of it. Later, the police informed the family that the incident had been reported to New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency. It's not clear what that organization was supposed to do but presumably they are now going to open some kind of file on this family.

Apparently there were no grown ups involved at all in this whole snarflefuck from beginning to end though there were at least two kids.

WeaponsMan Reviews Soldier of Orange (1977)

And describes it as the best resistance film made in the last half century.

It was this 1977 movie that helped launch both Paul Verhoeven and Rutger Hauer's careers in the US. It follows the paths of several Dutch students at the beginning or WWII. Some joined the resistance, some joined the Nazis, some become collaborators, and some try to stay uninvolved.

The main character, Erik, was based on the real life experiences of Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema who managed to escape to England and then returned to help coordinate the resistance in Holland (which turned out to be heavily infiltrated by the Germans) with British forces. He eventually became a Mosquito bomber pilot with the RAF and flew 75 sorties during war including 25 over Berlin and was awarded the DFC.

After the war he led an interesting life and at various times wrote Hollywood screenplays, organized a racing team, and helped lead a CIA-backed plot to overthrow the South Moluccas Republic. He eventually settled in Hawaii and became a director of an oil and gas exploration company. He died in 2007 at the age of 90 in his home on the island of Hawaii.

Here's a segment of the movie to give you a taste:

The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel

As the son-in-law of Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser and a close advisor to his successor, Anwar Sadat, Ashraf Marwan had access to the deepest secrets of the country's government. But Marwan himself had a secret: He was a spy for the Mossad, Israel's intelligence service. Under the code name "The Angel," Marwan turned Egypt into an open book for the Israeli intelligence services - and, by alerting the Mossad in advance of the joint Egyptian-Syrian attack on Yom Kippur, saved Israel from a devastating defeat.

After Death Hundreds of Genes Spring Back to Life

You think your body stops after death, but up to two days later certain genes may turn on and start doing stuff for another two days before they give up the ghost. We are all zombies for up to four days after death.

The World's Ugliest Dog 2016

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Counterpoint: Headphone Jacks on Phones Are the New Floppy Drives

On the Deep Fried Burger

Now I know what you are thinking-"Yikes! I'm not eating a deep-fried burger!" But trust me, you should, and you will. The deep-fried burger cooks in just 1 minute and, if the temperature of the oil is just right, the patty deflects most of the oil. These factors allow the patty to retain a moist composition and lend it a slightly crispy exterior.

deepfriedburger

Yahoo group. That is all.

And my lo-fi spew.

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1 Argh my phone is dying

Posted by: bill-o at June 30, 2016 06:21 PM (nVt/V)

2 The late postings will continue until morale improves.

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at June 30, 2016 06:21 PM (A/+my)

3 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 30, 2016 06:22 PM (T/cxb)

4 Thanks Maet.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at June 30, 2016 06:22 PM (Lktpy)

5 Hiya, hiya, ladies and gentlemen!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at June 30, 2016 06:24 PM (EzgxV)

6 2 The late postings will continue until morale improves.
Posted by: andycanuck at June 30, 2016 11:21 PM (A/+my)


Well you can always ask for a refund if you're unsatisfied...

Posted by: Maetenloch at June 30, 2016 06:25 PM (pAlYe)

7 Thank you.  I can't read about Mitt any more.

Posted by: Go away Mitt at June 30, 2016 06:25 PM (oUGo6)

8 Dammit! I planned on grilling three racks of St. Louie ribs but it started raining cats and dogs. Imma follow Lolo Soetoro's grilling expertise for dog, but this might totes fuck up my rib situation.

Posted by: Fritz at June 30, 2016 06:25 PM (oia+s)

9 The dude bemoaning his Hell on Earth in Alresford needs to move to a real Hell, like Syria. Or just cut his own throat.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 30, 2016 06:25 PM (5a2rB)

10
a Hapless British Academic Who happens to despise his pleasant home town of Alresford, England



Can we see a resume?  Cause we're hiring.

Posted by: Kevin X Williamson - NRO

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 30, 2016 06:26 PM (kdS6q)

11 Good evening, everyone! Today, I checked an item off my bucket list after singing the national anthem at a sporting event. Okay, it was the closing game of the Little League season here, but it's a sporting event! Off to read some of the wunnerful, wunnerful content.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at June 30, 2016 06:26 PM (rJUlF)

12 In before Vic. Now off to read the linkies.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at June 30, 2016 06:27 PM (gyKtp)

13 The State: Stealing Your Children; Dividing Your Children; Indoctrinating Your Children The focus this time: Your children are not yours. More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=12030

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 30, 2016 06:27 PM (vBeA5)

14 Argh my phone is dying

The good news is that it will soon have hundreds of new genes!

Posted by: that guy who skims the content at June 30, 2016 06:28 PM (YDmjt)

15 As for how deeply penetrated the Dutch Resistance was, oh boy. Jerry would 'coerce' the radio operators once captured to keep sending reports and requests for more equipment. Even when one of the operators managed to escape back to England, the Brits did not believe him. It was only when the German spymaster himself thanked the British before signing off, the true depth of penetration was realized. Basically the Germans owned most of the Dutch Resistance.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 30, 2016 06:28 PM (5a2rB)

16 Hey ont

Posted by: lousagirl at June 30, 2016 06:28 PM (KmNHY)

17 Happy-ish Thursday, all y'all ...

Posted by: Adriane the Chronologically Challenged Critic ... at June 30, 2016 06:28 PM (AoK0a)

18 A photoshop of a skeleton holding the I am a member of Rationalia would be funny. Or maybe Trigglypuff would get the point across better with it superimposed on her famous gif.

Posted by: Willy J. at June 30, 2016 06:29 PM (wfv0g)

19 Hey there, Miss Lou!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 30, 2016 06:29 PM (T/cxb)

20 Whyman suffers from arrested development. Children complain as he does. Grups do not. Douchecanoe.

Posted by: eman at June 30, 2016 06:30 PM (MQEz6)

21 Genes turn on after you die. Could be a story idea there.

Posted by: Nigel van der Griffen at June 30, 2016 06:30 PM (UuVJh)

22
Professor Tyson wrote that what the world really needs is a new kind of virtual state - he wants to call it "Rationalia"



"And I shall be their Dragon Queen."

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at June 30, 2016 06:30 PM (kdS6q)

23 I know that sniper's in here somewhere.

Posted by: the guy in the bottom pic at June 30, 2016 06:30 PM (H9MG5)

24 I want a demented, throbbing, fecund nature to overrun this whole country, t


I'd like him to be composted. Does that count?

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 30, 2016 06:30 PM (oKE6c)

25 So Mike is the smart Tyson.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Racist for Dinosaurs at June 30, 2016 06:31 PM (Nwg0u)

26 Hi Blanco & Cthulhu and everyone, haha

Posted by: lousagirl at June 30, 2016 06:31 PM (KmNHY)

27 For Anna Puma. Walter Mitty wants to fly: http://www.geversaircraft.com/index.html Top o' the ONT greetings, Horde! Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/b][/s][/u] at June 30, 2016 06:31 PM (v5iqM)

28 Lou, Lou, how do you do?

Posted by: Adriane the Chronologically Challenged Critic ... at June 30, 2016 06:32 PM (AoK0a)

29 "Ne Uni-chan...  we need to get in on this Rationalia gig. They need to elect me Queen and then profit!!!"  *pause*  "You don't get elected Queen? So how does it happen?"

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 30, 2016 06:32 PM (5a2rB)

30 Hola all.

Posted by: Blano at June 30, 2016 06:32 PM (heN73)

31 Dammit! I planned on grilling three racks of St. Louie ribs but it started raining cats and dogs. Party TIME!!!

Posted by: president o'bumbles at June 30, 2016 06:32 PM (A/+my)

32 ONT!! Yay. And the Amounpour smack down was great. She is a total nitwit.

Posted by: IC at June 30, 2016 06:32 PM (KTFfX)

33 Don't forget the 100th anniversary of the opening battle of the Somme is tomorrow, Maet. 50,000 casualties before noon is worthy of a mention. Enjoy reading the ONT, btw

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at June 30, 2016 06:33 PM (+fNrM)

34 They are glimpses of Ithaca... ---------------- You can glimpse an Ithaca in my gun safe.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 30, 2016 06:33 PM (OLNwX)

35 Look at all that content!

Posted by: josephistan at June 30, 2016 06:33 PM (7qAYi)

36 Anna Puma at June 30, 2016 11:28 PM (5a2rB) I think Holland has the unhappy distinction of most Jews turned over to the Germans per capita ...

Posted by: Adriane the Chronologically Challenged Critic ... at June 30, 2016 06:33 PM (AoK0a)

37 C.S. Lewis' insights always remind me of how small and narrow my thinking is.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 30, 2016 06:34 PM (OLNwX)

38 32 ONT!! Yay. And the Amounpour smack down was great. She is a total nitwit. Posted by: IC at June 30, 2016 11:32 PM (KTFfX) I heard part of it on Levin's show tonight. Whatta maroon.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at June 30, 2016 06:35 PM (rJUlF)

39 Hey everybody.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 06:35 PM (q7T0y)

40 "You don't get elected Queen? So how does it happen?" You just have to kill everyone who stands between you and the throne. Sort of like establishing a socialist regime, but with less blood.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 30, 2016 06:35 PM (T/cxb)

41 34 They are glimpses of Ithaca... ---------------- You can glimpse an Ithaca in my gun safe. at the bottom of the lake. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 30, 2016 11:33 PM (OLNwX) FIFY Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/b][/s][/u] at June 30, 2016 06:35 PM (v5iqM)

42 Professor Tyson, who may be the dumbest smart person on Twitter,


Stop right there. This affirmative action asshole is most assuredly NOT a professor, nor is he smart. Reading between the lines makes clear that he is an affirmative action intellectual bonsai who was gifted with a Ph.D. and shoved out to pontificate to the unwashed as a "scientist" who, mirabile dictu, is black.

I know. I have a grad student like this too. Every PI does, sooner or later.

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 30, 2016 06:35 PM (oKE6c)

43 Nice Dante Divine Comedy etching. I've seen a few others from that edition but not that one.

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at June 30, 2016 06:36 PM (A/+my)

44 Tim Blair calls attention to one Tom Whyman, a 27-year-old lecturer in philosophy Well, there's your problem!

Posted by: josephistan at June 30, 2016 06:36 PM (7qAYi)

45 I would like to see that movie. Maybe one of the rental places can find a copy like inter library loan.

Posted by: Nigel van der Griffen at June 30, 2016 06:36 PM (UuVJh)

46 Tyson plays a scientist on TV.

Posted by: eman at June 30, 2016 06:37 PM (MQEz6)

47 World's ugliest dog looks like a small dog turned inside out. That is all.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at June 30, 2016 06:37 PM (YLidQ)

48 Hi Adriane, working at a job that starts at six am, so been going to bed really early!! I feel like a old lady, but really a good job. I'm working for a really cool company, finally found my last job until I retire.

Posted by: lousagirl at June 30, 2016 06:37 PM (KmNHY)

49 Alresford is my personal hell.


You can always check out. I doubt anyone would miss you.

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 30, 2016 06:38 PM (oKE6c)

50 Richard III: A ruthless, dishonest, manipulative tyrant who rose to the thrown over the bodies of children. A medieval Hillary.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Racist for Dinosaurs at June 30, 2016 06:38 PM (Nwg0u)

51

Why doesn't that Alresford doof move to Rotherham if he wants to live in a demented, fecund nature?

Posted by: Zapp Brannigan at June 30, 2016 06:38 PM (KlVdw)

52 Just FYI everyone, Dr. Strangelove is coming out in a Criterion bluray edition in July. They're also releasing the original 1979 movie starring Peter Falk, The In-Laws. Really wish there was a way for us to have movie nights here at the ONT (i.e., we could all watch a movie together in real time and make comments as we go along).

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 06:38 PM (q7T0y)

53 Tyson plays a scientist on TV.///

Tyson does a parody of a scientist on TV.

Posted by: Willy J. at June 30, 2016 06:39 PM (wfv0g)

54 16 Hey ont

Posted by: lousagirl at June 30, 2016 11:28 PM (KmNHY)



Hey, lousagirl -- haven't seen you around in like forever until recently in threads where I wasn't really timely in responding. Whazzup? Howyabin?

Posted by: cthulhu at June 30, 2016 06:39 PM (EzgxV)

55 And I got to get to bed. Good night Horde & play nice.

Posted by: josephistan at June 30, 2016 06:39 PM (7qAYi)

56 Midway upon the journey of our life / I found myself within a forest dark/
for the straightforward pathway to the toilet had been lost.

Ah me! How hard a thing it is to stray / Where was this toilet, stinky, rude and dark / and hoodlum kids had stole the signposts as a lark.

So bitter is it, bladder pain for such a way / But of little good to piss on yonder  trees so stark / and urinated, quietly behind the twisted oak drawn nigh.



. . . And if Dante wants to complain, he can come see me himself.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 30, 2016 06:39 PM (ry34m)

57 47 World's ugliest dog looks like a small dog turned inside out. That is all. Posted by: ManWithNoParty at June 30, 2016 11:37 P Transporter accident.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at June 30, 2016 06:39 PM (Lktpy)

58 Oops, Dr. Strangelove is already released in the Criterion version. Also, The In-Laws is coming on July 5.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 06:39 PM (q7T0y)

59 Adriane, but after Market Garden the Dutch did pay to some extent. German reprisals and the Allies bypassing a chunk of the country made the winter of 44/45 a brutal time for Holland. People were eating their pets to stay alive. They called this the Hungerwinter.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 30, 2016 06:39 PM (5a2rB)

60 qdpsteve, howdy

Posted by: lousagirl at June 30, 2016 06:40 PM (KmNHY)

61 50 Richard III: A ruthless, dishonest, manipulative tyrant who rose to the thrown over the bodies of children. A medieval Hillary.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Racist for Dinosaurs at June 30, 2016 11:38 PM (Nwg0u)



But at least Hillary has better posture.

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 30, 2016 06:40 PM (oKE6c)

62 Looks like Dante got caught peeing against a tree, which is a clear example of white man privilege.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 30, 2016 06:40 PM (s7hQ/)

63 Are Rationalians like Shakers?  None of those people are going to be breeding.  Ought to die out in just a few years.

Posted by: huerfano at June 30, 2016 06:40 PM (jkkMG)

64 Whyman says he craves the opposite of what he has. It is a leg trap for a Philosopher. Stuck. Trapped. Howling.

Posted by: eman at June 30, 2016 06:40 PM (MQEz6)

65 Except Richard III was moderately accomplished and capable.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 30, 2016 06:41 PM (5a2rB)

66 Transporter accident.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at June 30, 2016 11:39 PM (Lktpy)


Leave Chelsea out of this.

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 30, 2016 06:41 PM (oKE6c)

67 War is hell.

Posted by: Nigel van der Griffen at June 30, 2016 06:41 PM (UuVJh)

68 Oh look, Apple is telling us what we "want" and trying to get us to use proprietary hardware. I'm shocked, shocked I tell you.....

Posted by: pookysgirl at June 30, 2016 06:42 PM (K27gs)

69 53 Tyson plays a scientist on TV./// Tyson does a parody of a scientist on TV. Posted by: Willy J. at June 30, 2016 11:39 PM (wfv0g) Yes, much better.

Posted by: eman at June 30, 2016 06:42 PM (MQEz6)

70 There's also a small blu-ray printer/distributor called Twilight Time. They specialize in releasing a lot of stuff that hasn't been available (or very available) in years. Two years ago they came out with a deluxe blu-ray of "Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia," which I *want* to see. Unfortunately Twilight Time supposedly limits their print runs to 3000 copies and all were snatched up quickly. Can still get a copy at Amazon... for $78. But I've also heard they're going to run off another 3000 copies in August. We shall see.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 06:42 PM (q7T0y)

71 @Anna Puma 51 year old "Oh! My Goddess Creator" Weds 20-Year-Old. Also, he knocker her up. More + cosplay pics (NSFW ads at site): http://preview.tinyurl.com/jxvn7y2

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 30, 2016 06:42 PM (vBeA5)

72 "...and by getting rid of [the analog headphone jack], Apple could use the extra real estate to stuff in more battery juice." Just think what Apple would do if it were run by assholes: How about a laser hologram projector that's neat looking on the rollout stage, but unintentionally ends up being a more effective, non-lethal, eye dazzling weapon than anything presently for crowd dispersion?

Posted by: derit at June 30, 2016 06:42 PM (ewfUZ)

73 Hi lousagirl

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 06:42 PM (q7T0y)

74 Fuck Apple

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at June 30, 2016 06:42 PM (dULJN)

75 Amanpisspoor's evidence of racist hate crimes is graffiti on a Polish community center?!

Polish is a race now?

That's not how this works... that's not how any of this works.

Posted by: SMOD, get down here you lazy bastard! at June 30, 2016 06:43 PM (H9MG5)

76 Then she tries to throw some guilt-by-association at Hannan by making him answer for anti-immigrant graffiti that appeared on some wall somewhere. To be fair, Ammanpour had the line of the century in that interrogation: "Let us not be tautological, here." I can't stop laughing ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 30, 2016 06:43 PM (mBYZv)

77 Hi cthulhu, I Love it that my phone still knows your nic. I am working really early, go to bed early and, well I guess I'm old, haha

Posted by: lousagirl at June 30, 2016 06:43 PM (KmNHY)

78 But at least Hillary has better posture. Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 30, 2016 11:40 PM (oKE6c) ***** Does wide stance count as good posture when we are talking a supposed chick?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at June 30, 2016 06:43 PM (YLidQ)

79 Why doesn't that Alresford doof move to Rotherham if he wants to live in a demented, fecund nature?
Posted by: Zapp Brannigan at June 30, 2016 11:38 PM (KlVdw)


You just can't get a proper cup of fair trade tea in Caracas.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 30, 2016 06:43 PM (ry34m)

80 Anime Hat....  *thud*

And I have two Ah! Megami-sama! cels.  I wonder what Miyuki, Ken, and Natsuki will do now...

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 30, 2016 06:44 PM (5a2rB)

81 "Professor Tyson, who may be the dumbest smart person on Twitter," Even that's too generous for this Tyson hack, especially after Tyson fabricated quotes and statistics to go after people he didn't like (such as George W. Bush). How in the hell did Tyson become famous anyway? I can understand how that other hack, Bill Nye, got famous, but Tyson, I still don't know.

Posted by: Thrawn at June 30, 2016 06:44 PM (wQWv4)

82 Two topic ideas for the Horde tonight: - What's the rarest thing you own? or, if you don't want other Horde members breaking into your house... - What was your most gluttonous meal? Or meals? I'll start on the second. I used to be able to eat an entire large pepperoni pizza with jalapenos, onions and garlic, *and* drink a 2-liter of soda with it, on a regular basis, back in the 1990s. Still can't get that weight off.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 06:45 PM (q7T0y)

83 >>>Looks like Dante got caught peeing against a tree, which is a clear example of white man privilege.
Posted by: Northernlurker at June 30, 2016 11:40 PM (s7hQ/)<<<


That'd be totally ok here in NYC.

Posted by: the Marxist Mayor at June 30, 2016 06:45 PM (H9MG5)

84 Why doesn't that Alresford doof move to Rotherham if he wants to live in a demented, fecund nature?
Posted by: Zapp Brannigan at June 30, 2016 11:38 PM (KlVdw)



I'm thinking Whyman v. R. Lee Ermey, on PPV.

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 30, 2016 06:45 PM (oKE6c)

85 Heard on the news today that Bill Cosby had one of his honorary degrees revoked. The report mentioned that this isn't the first of his honorary degrees to be withdrawn. I wonder if he still qualifies to be called "doctor?"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 30, 2016 06:45 PM (IqV8l)

86 What hump?

Posted by: hilllary at June 30, 2016 06:45 PM (A/+my)

87 How in the hell did Tyson become famous anyway? I can understand how that other hack, Bill Nye, got famous, but Tyson, I still don't know.

Posted by: Thrawn at June 30, 2016 11:44 PM (wQWv4)


I believe Dr. Johnson nailed it with his remark re women preachers.

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 30, 2016 06:46 PM (oKE6c)

88 apple reintroducing planned obsolescence? How retro.

Posted by: Nigel van der Griffen at June 30, 2016 06:46 PM (UuVJh)

89 Midway upon the journey of our life / I found myself within a forest dark/ for the straight forward path had been lost. - One of my all time favorite books, All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren, is inspired by The Divine Comedy. It begins with a description of a driver becoming road hypnotized and driving off the road to his death.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Racist for Dinosaurs at June 30, 2016 06:46 PM (Nwg0u)

90 Bertram, as I understand it, you cannot lose any doctorate title you legitimately earned, no matter your crime. The *only* thing that would change that, is if evidence is presented proving you cheated. I think there were Nazi war criminals in jails throughout the world, whose doctorates were still technically valid.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 06:46 PM (q7T0y)

91 I'd let Amanpour shout herself out. I'd just keep saying, "Go on. Go on."

Posted by: iforgot at June 30, 2016 06:47 PM (5o5ek)

92 85 Heard on the news today that Bill Cosby had one of his honorary degrees revoked. The report mentioned that this isn't the first of his honorary degrees to be withdrawn. I wonder if he still qualifies to be called "doctor?"
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 30, 2016 11:45 PM (IqV8l)



An honorary degree doesn't entitle you to jack shit, most certainly not be called "doctor."

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 30, 2016 06:47 PM (oKE6c)

93 What's this? A non-Kipling poetry cite?
 
Ahem.
 
*just japing you, Maet*

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at June 30, 2016 06:47 PM (gyKtp)

94 Still can't get that weight off. Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 11:45 PM (q7T0y) **** I reject your questions. Next?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at June 30, 2016 06:47 PM (YLidQ)

95 Why doesn't that Alresford doof move to Rotherham if he wants to live in a demented, fecund nature? Posted by: Zapp Brannigan at June 30, 2016 11:38 PM (KlVdw) Rotherham voted Leave.

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 30, 2016 06:47 PM (vBeA5)

96 77 Hi cthulhu, I Love it that my phone still knows your nic. I am working really early, go to bed early and, well I guess I'm old, haha

Posted by: lousagirl at June 30, 2016 11:43 PM (KmNHY)



Well, even if you have to leave too soon -- thanks for droppin' by and bringing the smiles!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at June 30, 2016 06:47 PM (EzgxV)

97 Heard on the news today that Bill Cosby had one of his honorary degrees revoked. The report mentioned that this isn't the first of his honorary degrees to be withdrawn. I wonder if he still qualifies to be called "doctor?" - Well, maybe a pharmacist.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Racist for Dinosaurs at June 30, 2016 06:47 PM (Nwg0u)

98 Honorary degrees that celebrities get, are in actuality just part of the reimbursement the university provides to said celeb for showing up.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 06:48 PM (q7T0y)

99 81 "Professor Tyson, who may be the dumbest smart person on Twitter," Even that's too generous for this Tyson hack, especially after Tyson fabricated quotes and statistics to go after people he didn't like (such as George W. Bush). How in the hell did Tyson become famous anyway? I can understand how that other hack, Bill Nye, got famous, but Tyson, I still don't know. Posted by: Thrawn at June 30, 2016 11:44 PM (wQWv4) He got picked. Then was debuted. Then showcased again and again. That's how it is done. In entertainment, politics, fashion, etc. Paris Hilton, for example. All of a sudden she was everywhere.

Posted by: eman at June 30, 2016 06:48 PM (MQEz6)

100 I still think that the call to stand down came from the White House, and was a reflexive response to the military coming in with a plan right away. Remember that the WH viewed the military as trying to bully them into doing things a certain way.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at June 30, 2016 06:49 PM (fC9RO)

101 - What's the rarest thing you own? My genome. Only one like it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 30, 2016 06:49 PM (T/cxb)

102 gluttonous meal I got on a cheese cake binge. Started baking my own. Got the cookbook from Junior's. Ate a lot of cheesecake.

Posted by: Nigel van der Griffen at June 30, 2016 06:49 PM (UuVJh)

103 MWNP, your rejection is duly noted. Your punishment is to smell my breath which is *still* greatly infused with years of pepperoni, jalapeno, onion and garlic residue. You wanna reconsider your decision???

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 06:49 PM (q7T0y)

104 *looks through cosplay photos*

Her Peorth needs a little more work plus a wig with longer hair.
http://www.e2046.com/p/Peorth/4281/

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 30, 2016 06:49 PM (5a2rB)

105 I do not know if anyone has mentioned, but Whyman needs to spend some time in an ISIS occupied city to get an idea of a 'hellhole."

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2016 06:50 PM (3ZoRf)

106 Bertram, as I understand it, you cannot lose any doctorate title you legitimately earned, no matter your crime. The *only* thing that would change that, is if evidence is presented proving you cheated.


That's right. They are two different, orthogonal considerations: did you fulfill the requirements for a doctorate? Did you commit a crime? One does not impact the other, unless of course the crime involved your getting the doctorate in the first place. See, e.g., Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s plagiarism.

http://tinyurl.com/846o4wm

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 30, 2016 06:50 PM (oKE6c)

107 Blanco, non-biological please. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 06:50 PM (q7T0y)

108 Aftermath of the big gun-violence story in Denver from a couple days ago. Ex-husband comes into downtown, where his ex works in an office up on the 6th floor, he shoots her a half dozen times, then caps himself. She was no angel, as the records of the fighting out in the boonies where they lived when together, show her attacking him with a pitchfork. The news took its sweet time naming her and where she worked. Turns out she headed up some nonprofit with something to do with recycling. The story on ABC local channel 7 this evening was about a bunch of people (what's a bunch? they did not report) turned out for the old teddy bears and candles thing for her, as if she was the victim of a Paris- or Orlando-type thing. Denver experiences about 40 murders per year, and most get a 25-second report in the evening news. This one, because it was in daylight in a downtown office, naturally got more.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at June 30, 2016 06:50 PM (U6f54)

109 You wanna reconsider your decision??? Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 11:49 PM (q7T0y) ***** No, your questions still suck.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at June 30, 2016 06:50 PM (YLidQ)

110 Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 11:45 PM (q7T0y)




- What's the rarest thing you own?


1883 Morgan Dollar.  With mint mark and condition, it's worth between 20 and 80 dollars.  Most of the rare-ish things I own are old coins, and none of them are particularly special by hardcore collector standards.




- What was your most gluttonous meal? Or meals?



The whole pizza thing?  I've done that also.  But the most gluttonous I've ever been...  that's a tough one.  I think I'll have to say Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving is a yearly exercise in gluttony in my family, given my brother's turkeys.  The crazy bastard marinades them in a concoction of pickling brine and spices for 3 days, then smokes 'em for 14 hours.  You've never had a turkey until you've had that, and everything served along with it is at least good.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 30, 2016 06:51 PM (J+mig)

111 Tyson? Speaking of chickens, the Chanticleers of Coastal Carolina won the College World Series today. Go Beach Chickens!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 30, 2016 06:51 PM (T/5A0)

112 I'd trust Giorgio Tsoukalos before I would ever trust Neil DeAss Tyson or Bill Nye the Science Liar.

Posted by: totally not an ancient alien at June 30, 2016 06:52 PM (H9MG5)

113 Danka. Kaffee break over now. Back on my head.

Posted by: zombie[b] dr[/b] josef mengele at June 30, 2016 06:52 PM (A/+my)

114 Completely agree about the comedy philosophy. While I come hear to escape groupthink and learn from commenters much wiser and knowledgeable than myself on most subjects, the comedy is what has always set this place apart from anywhere else. I respect the punchline and that is the obvious moneyshot, the true art, in my opinion, comes from the setup. And when you have virtual strangers purposely setting up a great joke/laugh to be knocked out of the park by another virtual stranger, that is special. It makes me really appreciate this place and all the work everybody puts into it and shit the same people have to put up with daily. If anything I've learned the last 8 plus years of fresh he'll served daily, is that DONT GET EMOTIONALLY ATTACHED tO POLITICANS OR ANYBODY YOU ARE PAYING TO SERVE YOU. They fucked for decades, time for some payback.

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at June 30, 2016 06:52 PM (2Y1kI)

115 Cato, wow. Sounds yummy. MWNP called my bluff I got nuthin'.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 06:52 PM (q7T0y)

116 gluttonous meal

Polenta with Chia?
The attempt to whip mashed potatoes with a food processor?
Undercooked psyllium and flax seed muffins made with soy milk?

Posted by: Kindltot at June 30, 2016 06:52 PM (ry34m)

117 98 Honorary degrees that celebrities get, are in actuality just part of the reimbursement the university provides to said celeb for showing up.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 11:48 PM (q7T0y)



And if a hefty check should be forthcoming afterward, Allahu Akhbar, eh?

Seriously, universities don't bestow academic honors on people for the hell of it. They expect to get something out of it. Usually a check, but sometimes just a chance to signal virtue.

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 30, 2016 06:53 PM (oKE6c)

118 That's DOCTOR Amy Bishop!!!

Posted by: Dr. Amy Bishop at June 30, 2016 06:53 PM (oVNPQ)

119 Rotherham voted Leave.///

So the problem there was more about the elites not the average inhabitant.

Posted by: Willy J. at June 30, 2016 06:53 PM (wfv0g)

120 Blanco, non-biological please. :-) I met the criteria as presented. However, your moving of the goal post suggest superhuman strength, so I shall acquiesce.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 30, 2016 06:53 PM (T/cxb)

121 her attacking him with a pitchfork. - Ah, memories of a simpler time.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Racist for Dinosaurs at June 30, 2016 06:54 PM (Nwg0u)

122 82 Two topic ideas for the Horde tonight:

- What's the rarest thing you own?

or, if you don't want other Horde members breaking into your house...

- What was your most gluttonous meal? Or meals?

I'll start on the second. I used to be able to eat an entire large pepperoni pizza with jalapenos, onions and garlic, *and* drink a 2-liter of soda with it, on a regular basis, back in the 1990s.

Still can't get that weight off.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 11:45 PM (q7T0y)



 A painting by a long-time neighbor who had to go to a nursing home in Klamath Falls after a fall in her garage. My paternal grandfather's walking stick; my maternal grandmother's kitchen tins. A 3x3 quilt of aquatic fauna made by the same artist whose 6x6 quilt on the same theme hung in the Monterey Bay Aquarium for years....our house is full of one-of-a-kind objects, which will never be as valuable to anyone else as they are valued by us.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 30, 2016 06:54 PM (EzgxV)

123 Blanco, nobody said you cheated :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 06:54 PM (q7T0y)

124 Pluto is still a planet, that's all I know. Tyson can eat space dust.

Posted by: norrin radd, sojourner of the spaceways at June 30, 2016 06:55 PM (UA+yX)

125 He got picked. Then was debuted. Then showcased again and again. That's how it is done. In entertainment, politics, fashion, etc. Paris Hilton, for example. All of a sudden she was everywhere. Posted by: eman at June 30, 2016 11:48 PM (MQEz6) I get it then. Was it you that went over Tyson's online CV and came to the conclusion that he'd only have enough publications to get an Assistant Professorship at some small to medium college campus somewhere?

Posted by: Thrawn at June 30, 2016 06:56 PM (wQWv4)

126 The most gluttunous thing I ever ate ?

Posted by: Ted Danson at June 30, 2016 06:56 PM (dULJN)

127 Too bad Tyson didn't get his degree from... Purdue. Nyuk nyuk nyuk!!! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 06:56 PM (q7T0y)

128 Hat, this guy should have stuck to his model kits...   ouch.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/z7tc3kq

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 30, 2016 06:56 PM (5a2rB)

129 Blanco, nobody said you cheated :-) That's just because they haven't figured out how I cheated.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 30, 2016 06:57 PM (T/cxb)

130 Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 30, 2016 11:51 PM (T/5A0)



They should have never let their football coach go, he was a hoot:


https://youtu.be/7EChnZTJicw


Posted by: Country Singer at June 30, 2016 06:57 PM (GUBah)

131 Kirstie Alley

Posted by: Ted Danson at June 30, 2016 06:57 PM (dULJN)

132 I was lucky enough to post this on Neil DeGassy Tyson's Twit Feed last night shortly after he posted his inanity: "What will you do for work then, Neil?"

Posted by: Sharkman at June 30, 2016 06:58 PM (CS7jF)

133 nobody can listen -in when you are in a parked plane. -Bill Clinton 2016

Posted by: Jake at June 30, 2016 06:58 PM (h2lRS)

134 How in the hell did Tyson become famous anyway? Posted by: Thrawn at June 30, 2016 11:44 PM (wQWv4) Honestly? He's a black physicist, so PBS had to have his face on air. It helps to perpetuate the Hollywood myth, where 31% of all movie physicists and mathematicians are black, as opposed to the actual handful that exist in real life. And that's no joke. Over 40 years in America (1973-2012) there were a grand total of 415 PhDs in physics awarded to blacks. But, according to Hollywood and TV every other physicist is black. SO, when they find one TV has to have him on air.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 30, 2016 06:59 PM (mBYZv)

135 I have a copy of the first-ever American Top 40 broadcast -- the discs played on the air -- signed by Casey Kasem. Also...and I'm not proud of this...I once finished an entire large pot of beef stroganoff by myself.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at June 30, 2016 06:59 PM (rJUlF)

136 "I wonder if he still qualifies to be called 'doctor?'"

A good case can be made that all doctoral degrees in education are essentially honorary ones. The intellectual output required to earn one is trifling if not nil.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 30, 2016 06:59 PM (noWW6)

137 lousagirl sighting, that is rare these days.

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at June 30, 2016 06:59 PM (dULJN)

138 Based on Rationalia here are some things we can get rid of:
 
An entire 'science' based on one tree ring.
The ban on DDT.
Insurance payments for complementary 'medicine', alternative 'medicine', acupuncture, chiropractors, etc. and so forth.
Almost the entire field of social 'sciences', where nearly half of all studies aren't even reproducible.
Common Core.
Medicaid.
Head Start.
 
I dunno, this could a great idea you got there NDT.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at June 30, 2016 06:59 PM (gyKtp)

139 Too bad Tyson didn't get his degree from... Purdue.///

drumstick roll.

Posted by: Willy J. at June 30, 2016 07:00 PM (wfv0g)

140 Hat, this guy should have stuck to his model kits... ouch. http://preview.tinyurl.com/z7tc3kq Posted by: Anna Puma at June 30, 2016 11:56 PM (5a2rB) And that's why Japan's population is imploding...

Posted by: The 3d Hat at June 30, 2016 07:00 PM (vBeA5)

141 Was it you that went over Tyson's online CV and came to the conclusion that he'd only have enough publications to get an Assistant Professorship at some small to medium college campus somewhere?

Posted by: Thrawn at June 30, 2016 11:56 PM (wQWv4)


It's not number so much as significance. I can't judge publications in his field, but if he were lighting it up with shit hot work, being black, he'd have had first tier universities sending limos to pick him up. Obviously, that didn't happen.

His CV screams that he was put on a few papers by the PI and shoved out the door with a Ph.D., with the implicit understanding that he was not going to pursue a career in research.

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 30, 2016 07:01 PM (oKE6c)

142 Ted Danson, oy vey. Oh and folks, for anyone who's into classic television, I found this great blog, called "By Ken Levine." He's far less political than some other TV writers' blogs I've found. His career goes back to writing for M*A*S*H and he also wrote for Cheers and several other shows. Levine has some great stories, and he answers questions about shows he worked on, on Fridays. One of the interesting things I learned reading him last night is that, when Friends was in production, the cast were such perfectionists about getting takes right, they would actually tape *all afternoon* on Fridays, and do so in front of *two* live audiences: an early afternoon audience, and then switch them out for a late afternoon audience. To date they're the only show that's ever been able to get away with that. kenlevine.blogspot.com

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 07:01 PM (q7T0y)

143 Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 30, 2016 11:45 PM (IqV8l) Cosby has an Ed.D. From Temple.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 30, 2016 07:02 PM (EZebt)

144 A good case can be made that all doctoral degrees in education are essentially honorary ones. The intellectual output required to earn one is trifling if not nil.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 30, 2016 11:59 PM (noWW6)


This.

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 30, 2016 07:02 PM (oKE6c)

145 I have a twenty dollar bill that's missing the federal seal, I called a guy who deals in rare money and he had never heard of or seen this mistake, he had no idea how much it was worth. So I could be rich!! Oh shit, never mind, just looked it up, not worth much, haha

Posted by: lousagirl at June 30, 2016 07:02 PM (KmNHY)

146 Government dietary guidelines could go

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at June 30, 2016 07:02 PM (dULJN)

147 I think NDT is just a self-absorbed goober. My kids, though, think the world of him and Bill Nye. Don't know how I messed up in that area...

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at June 30, 2016 07:02 PM (rJUlF)

148 "Alresford" bro needs to get a grip.

Posted by: Lauren...TEXIT at June 30, 2016 07:03 PM (TvIko)

149 130 They should have never let their football coach go, he was a hoot: https://youtu.be/7EChnZTJicw Posted by: Country Singer at June 30, 2016 11:57 PM ---------------------------------- ROFL! Love it!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 30, 2016 07:03 PM (T/5A0)

150 CW, wow! :-) You're almost as bad as me.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 07:04 PM (q7T0y)

151 Honestly? He's a black physicist, so PBS had to have his face on air. It helps to perpetuate the Hollywood myth, where 31% of all movie physicists and mathematicians are black, as opposed to the actual handful that exist in real life.

And that's no joke. Over 40 years in America (1973-2012) there were a grand total of 415 PhDs in physics awarded to blacks. But, according to Hollywood and TV every other physicist is black. SO, when they find one TV has to have him on air.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 30, 2016 11:59 PM (mBYZv)


This also.

I had a black postdoc who, while himself a very good guy, and a very good scientist, was feted like a fucking Nobel Laureate. It was amazing to watch.

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 30, 2016 07:04 PM (oKE6c)

152 Paris Hilton, for example. All of a sudden she was everywhere. ........................ funny how a release a vid of her blow jobbing

Posted by: Jake at June 30, 2016 07:04 PM (h2lRS)

153 My oldest son loves Bill Nye too. It's amusing seeing the 90s Eco freakouts. ACID RAIN!!!

Posted by: Lauren...TEXIT at June 30, 2016 07:05 PM (TvIko)

154 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/748556635048714240 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/748556813809885186 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/748557204979089408 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/748557384155561984

Posted by: kbdabear at June 30, 2016 07:05 PM (katEz)

155 You assholes better call ME doctor!!!!

Posted by: Jill Biden at June 30, 2016 07:05 PM (oVNPQ)

156 ACID RAIN!!! Oh yeah. As I recall, Rush references "dancing in the acid rain" in their song Distant Early Warning, on the Grace Under Pressure album.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 07:06 PM (q7T0y)

157 Transporter accident.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at June 30, 2016 11:39 PM (Lktpy)


That is Admiral Archer's beagle.

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at June 30, 2016 07:06 PM (jPfyO)

158 More Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/748557572924407808 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/748557739014656000 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/748557921605271552 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/748558073518788608

Posted by: kbdabear at June 30, 2016 07:06 PM (katEz)

159 Can you imagine CSI using that case, or did they? Or should I write a crime story - The Black Widow Otaku?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 30, 2016 07:06 PM (5a2rB)

160 Lousagirl, you can still play lotto (I think) :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 07:07 PM (q7T0y)

161 - What's the rarest thing you own? Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 11:45 PM (q7T0y) I do not not know if it is the rarest thing I own, but this is the oddest of how I got it: I am 17 or 18 working at McDonalds (first job.) I am working at the back drive thru window. A guy from school (same class, but I never had classes with the dude, we had been in elementary school together) rolls up and he orders some food. One of the coins he hands me is a silver half dollar. I do not get a chance to look at it much, but I ask him if he is sure he wants to pay with it, as it i probably worth more than $.50. He says yes. As soon as I ring him out, I take 50c from my pocket and exchange the coin and then look at it later. It is a 1925 silver half dollar. It is a civil war Stone Mountain commerative coin. Here is the wiki: http://tinyurl.com/juzgogo It is not exactly rare, but it seemed very sad to me at the time. I was waiting for the douchebag's father to come to the store later that day.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2016 07:07 PM (3ZoRf)

162 - What's the rarest thing you own? ---------- Well, I may not actually know. And, of course, 'rare' doesn't translate to 'valuable'. Having said that, an original copy of "The Jekyll Island Club", privately published by Charles Lanier

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 30, 2016 07:07 PM (OLNwX)

163 ACID RAIN!!!

Posted by: Lauren...TEXIT at July 01, 2016 12:05 AM (TvIko)


I have time for the acid rain thing, for several reasons. First, it is objectively measurable. Second, it made perfect sense scientifically. Third, efforts to reduce sulfur di- and trioxide emissions have had a measurable effect on the pH of rain in the affected areas.

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 30, 2016 07:07 PM (oKE6c)

164 Even More Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/748558222206840832 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/748558382336983040 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/748558511542575104 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/748558656761958400

Posted by: kbdabear at June 30, 2016 07:08 PM (katEz)

165 It is a 1925 silver half dollar. It is a civil war Stone Mountain commerative coin. ---------- I have a small collection of those.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 30, 2016 07:08 PM (OLNwX)

166 Aetius and Mike, hmmm :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 07:08 PM (q7T0y)

167 Someone call Jill Biden a doctor, her man's been up for over four hours greeting a girl scout troop

Posted by: derit at June 30, 2016 07:09 PM (ewfUZ)

168 Rarest:Gibson Les Paul 12 string heritage cherry with flame maple top made for the Japanese market. Gluttonous meal: Mom's Pumpkin Pie, has to hide them from me or I'll eat them all.

Posted by: JROD at June 30, 2016 07:09 PM (wnwJC)

169 150 steve, that was almost 30 years ago. The, uh, aftermath of that meal taught me a lesson I've never forgotten. Not that I've never overeaten since then, but definitely not on that scale.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at June 30, 2016 07:09 PM (rJUlF)

170 One of the sexiest gingers ever, Diana Rigg Well done, Mrs Peel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2_Vstky7V0

Posted by: kbdabear at June 30, 2016 07:09 PM (katEz)

171 Does a Vatican Pope John Paul II lira coin set count?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 30, 2016 07:09 PM (5a2rB)

172 Top 3 childhood concerns: 1) catching on fire 2) quicksand 3) acid rain Luckily for me #1 was the only one that threatened to be an issues when our propane heater caught fire while I was in the bathroom. I was quick thinking though and ran directly from the tub out into the Colorado snow. My babysitter waddled out 5 minutes later with a coat for me. Thanks, Kelly.

Posted by: Lauren...TEXIT at June 30, 2016 07:10 PM (TvIko)

173 Even More Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics And now there's a new dent in the underside of my desk.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 30, 2016 07:10 PM (T/cxb)

174 I have a twenty dollar bill that's missing the federal seal, ----------- The green ink cartridge must have run try.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 30, 2016 07:10 PM (OLNwX)

175 CW, understood. Most of my largest meals were in the 1980s and 1990s. I could eat all day, stay up late, and still get up early the next morning and do it all over again.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 07:10 PM (q7T0y)

176 'dry', dammit... 'dry'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 30, 2016 07:10 PM (OLNwX)

177 125 He got picked. Then was debuted. Then showcased again and again. That's how it is done. In entertainment, politics, fashion, etc. Paris Hilton, for example. All of a sudden she was everywhere. Posted by: eman at June 30, 2016 11:48 PM (MQEz6) I get it then. Was it you that went over Tyson's online CV and came to the conclusion that he'd only have enough publications to get an Assistant Professorship at some small to medium college campus somewhere? Posted by: Thrawn at June 30, 2016 11:56 PM (wQWv4) Nope. Jay G. maybe?

Posted by: eman at June 30, 2016 07:11 PM (MQEz6)

178 146 >> Government dietary guidelines could go
 
Posted by : Jackhole
 
Good addition.
 
Here's another:
 
Teacher retention based on seniority.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at June 30, 2016 07:11 PM (gyKtp)

179 Raining and quite pleasant outside, was 115 a couple days ago, just wtf, haha

Posted by: lousagirl at June 30, 2016 07:11 PM (KmNHY)

180 JROD, yikes. That sounds valuable. Anna, it counts if you say it does :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 07:11 PM (q7T0y)

181 155 You assholes better call ME doctor!!!!
Posted by: Jill Biden at July 01, 2016 12:05 AM (oVNPQ)



People who insist on being called "doctor" invariably are wobblers in that department.

It is customary for grad students getting their doctorates to semi-jocularly rather officiously call each other "doctor" as they get used to the title they spent five or so years earning.

But anyone who continues with that shit after the first afternoon is definitely a poser.

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 30, 2016 07:11 PM (oKE6c)

182 the rarest thing I own is Joe Biden's swim trunks

Posted by: Jake at June 30, 2016 07:12 PM (h2lRS)

183 I can't believe Hannan's restraint. By the time Amanpour got to that "aren't you concerned about the fallout" bullshit I would probably have already told her to go fuck herself. I DEFINITELY would have told her to go fuck herself when she tried to blame some graffiti on Brexit.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2016 07:12 PM (0mRoj)

184 Here's more Dante art, and it's pretty funny. http://tinyurl.com/pwz9hko

Posted by: biancaneve at June 30, 2016 07:13 PM (3fayT)

185 Jake, I don't know if we want to hear the story of how you got those or not...

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 07:13 PM (q7T0y)

186 It is a 1925 silver half dollar. It is a civil war Stone Mountain commerative coin. Here is the wiki:
http://tinyurl.com/juzgogo

It is not exactly rare, but it seemed very sad to me at the time. I was waiting for the douchebag's father to come to the store later that day.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 01, 2016 12:07 AM (3ZoRf)



That's similar to the story of how I got my Morgan Dollar.  It was when I was working in the Gas Station From Hell while putting myself through college.  Some customer in their mid-twenties, scraggly looking chick I'd never seen it before plunks it down while buying beer.  I pick it up, and my eyes go wide.  "Do you know what this is?", I said with a bit of a "wow" tone.



She snidely goes "Yeah, it's a dollar!"



Me:  "Okay, thank you, have a nice day."



Never be rude to somebody who's trying to keep you from making a mistake.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 30, 2016 07:13 PM (J+mig)

187 Top 3 childhood concerns:

1 ad
2:Mom
3:Any adult that Dad or Mom would listen to.

Posted by: Willy J. at June 30, 2016 07:13 PM (wfv0g)

188 176 Mike, yes, haha

Posted by: lousagirl at June 30, 2016 07:13 PM (KmNHY)

189 13 The State: Stealing Your Children; Dividing Your Children; Indoctrinating Your Children The focus this time: Your children are not yours. More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=12030 Posted by: The Political Hat at June 30, 2016 11:27 PM (vBeA5) This is the most important issue facing our country today, and not one politician will touch it. Without our children having both parents instead of the state, civilization is toast. This issue alone is the biggest threat our country and civilization faces. It is state sponsored and licensed kidnapping. Kidnapping and harm or threats of harm to a parents children is the oldest most evil form of violent warfare. We rightly judge other countries for harming children, but folks we are no better. 50 billion a year divorce industry built using children as leverage. Lord knows how much total a year the state hands out and takes in on top of that using children. It is sick!

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at June 30, 2016 07:14 PM (2Y1kI)

190 177 125 He got picked. Then was debuted. Then showcased again and again. That's how it is done. In entertainment, politics, fashion, etc. Paris Hilton, for example. All of a sudden she was everywhere. Posted by: eman at June 30, 2016 11:48 PM (MQEz6) That must be how Amy Schumer is suddenly the "it girl" of comedy when she's an unattractive, unfunny joke stealer.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2016 07:15 PM (0mRoj)

191 Steve, I don't know what is the rarest thing I own. I have eaten a whole pumpkin pie when I was younger.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 30, 2016 07:15 PM (egOGm)

192 "It's amusing seeing the 90s Eco freakouts."

TTAPS and "nuclear winter" in the Eighties, conveniently timed to suit the purposes of the anti-Reagan peacenik left, which remanifested right at the start of the 1990s with Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

Carl Sagan was on every alphabet network with dire warnings about how if America ejected Saddam's forces from Kuwait, and the oil fields there were set alight, a "mini nuclear winter" would eventuate in the northern hemisphere. Which would depress crop yields and cause mass starvation.

Well, the Kuwaiti fields were ignited by the retreating Iraqis, and burned fiercely, aaaaannnnndddd... nothing noticeable happened. Sorry, Carl.

Note that TTAPS were quite deeply intertwined with the academic "climate science" establishment of the day. Right as that lot were gearing up for their big anthropogenic global warming campaign.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 30, 2016 07:15 PM (noWW6)

193 The rain forests have been saved. No celebrities mention them these days.

Posted by: eman at June 30, 2016 07:15 PM (MQEz6)

194 Fritz,

I thought I was going to have the same experience as you today. Was cleaning up my smoker preparing to smoke two racks of St. Louis style ribs when it started sprinkling. Fortunately the weather passed us by and I was able to successfully get the ribs done. The smoker depends on an electrical connection, probably not good if it's raining.

Posted by: Suds 46 at June 30, 2016 07:15 PM (3booC)

195 I don't own anything rare that I can think of.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2016 07:16 PM (0mRoj)

196 Yummmmm pumpkin pie

Posted by: lousagirl at June 30, 2016 07:16 PM (KmNHY)

197 CaliGirl, mmmm :-) JROD said the same. When I was a kid, I ate the turkey and trimmings just so I could get some pumpkin pie. I was notorious for wanting a ton of whipped cream too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 07:16 PM (q7T0y)

198 Good night all.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 30, 2016 07:16 PM (5a2rB)

199 Was it you that went over Tyson's online CV and came to the conclusion that he'd only have enough publications to get an Assistant Professorship at some small to medium college campus somewhere?
Posted by: Thrawn at June 30, 2016 11:56 PM (wQWv4)

Nope. Jay G. maybe?

Posted by: eman at July 01, 2016 12:11 AM (MQEz6)


No, it wasn't me either. I looked at his CV and, having been around the track a few times, saw a fail-to-launch grad student who received a terminal Ph.D. degree and was shoved out the door.

Few civilians realize that once someone is in grad school, and passes his qualifying (oral) exams, usually in his second year, he's pretty much a lock to get a Ph.D. unless he pulls his own rip cord.

Neither the PI nor the doctoral committee wants to burn someone who at that point has spent four or five years in grad school. It's bad for morale, and for grad student recruitment. So they grant him the Ph.D., with the tacit understanding that the PI won't support him for a serious academic position, but will gently steer him into something he can't fuck up.

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 30, 2016 07:17 PM (oKE6c)

200 "189 13 The State: Stealing Your Children; Dividing Your Children; Indoctrinating Your Children " Yeah those "Wednesday's Child" things always make me upset. Legitimate abuse, or were those kids ripped from their parents' arms.

Posted by: Lauren...TEXIT at June 30, 2016 07:17 PM (TvIko)

201 Is the hole in the ozone layer still killing us?

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at June 30, 2016 07:18 PM (dULJN)

202 . So they grant him the Ph.D., with the tacit understanding that the PI won't support him for a serious academic position, but will gently steer him into something he can't fuck up. Like managing a planetarium gift shop.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2016 07:18 PM (0mRoj)

203 Robert Zimmerman on Megyn Kelly now is an a-hole proportionate to Mount St. Hellens

Posted by: Jake at June 30, 2016 07:18 PM (h2lRS)

204 As I recall, people got sick of Carl Sagan. Hopefully the same will happen to Tyson.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 07:18 PM (q7T0y)

205 I just hate when they try to cram unfunny and overrated people down people's throat. Makes me sick. ......go see Ghostbusters July 15!!!! And the eight other movies I'll be in this summer that will disappear in two weeks!

Posted by: Melissa McCarthy at June 30, 2016 07:18 PM (oVNPQ)

206 Jake, I'm beginning to think Zimmerman *likes* being notorious.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 07:19 PM (q7T0y)

207 My passion for science is enormous and throbbing.

Posted by: neil debgrasse tyson at June 30, 2016 07:20 PM (EWg9n)

208 202 . So they grant him the Ph.D., with the tacit understanding that the PI won't support him for a serious academic position, but will gently steer him into something he can't fuck up. Like managing a planetarium gift shop. Posted by: Insomniac at July 01, 2016 12:18 AM (0mRoj) Tyson: Hey. Easy now. Kids are always putting the Pluto models back on the Planets shelf!

Posted by: eman at June 30, 2016 07:20 PM (MQEz6)

209 TTAPS and "nuclear winter" in the Eighties, conveniently timed to suit the purposes of the anti-Reagan peacenik left, which remanifested right at the start of the 1990s with Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

Carl Sagan was on every alphabet network with dire warnings about how if America ejected Saddam's forces from Kuwait, and the oil fields there were set alight, a "mini nuclear winter" would eventuate in the northern hemisphere. Which would depress crop yields and cause mass starvation.

Posted by: torquewrench at July 01, 2016 12:15 AM (noWW6)


Have you ever looked into the basis for the "nuclear winter" horseshit? It was based entirely upon guessing a whole series of parameters, with zero empirical input. And hence ripe for political demagoguery, which is exactly what happened.

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 30, 2016 07:20 PM (oKE6c)

210 Like managing a planetarium gift shop. Posted by: Insomniac --------------- Hawking stuffed penguins.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 30, 2016 07:21 PM (w35Hj)

211 Posted by: qdpsteve at July 01, 2016 12:16 AM (q7T0y) I could still to this day eat pumpkin pie for breakfast.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 30, 2016 07:22 PM (egOGm)

212 That's similar to the story of how I got my Morgan Dollar. It was when I was working in the Gas Station From Hell while putting myself through college. Some customer in their mid-twenties, scraggly looking chick I'd never seen it before plunks it down while buying beer. I pick it up, and my eyes go wide. "Do you know what this is?", I said with a bit of a "wow" tone. She snidely goes "Yeah, it's a dollar!" Me: "Okay, thank you, have a nice day." Never be rude to somebody who's trying to keep you from making a mistake. Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at July 01, 2016 12:13 AM (J+mig) I have one of the later Morgan's (1921) that my mom gave me several years ago. I have never been into the coin thing, but I like history, so I like to keep them. The 1921 is in pretty decent looking shape considering I have never had it cleaned or stored properly. I also have a 1934 dollar that looks in much worse shape. Another story. My grandfather was a tank driver in World War II. He carried a silver certificate around with him all through war, planning on throwing it at the feet of the statue of liberty when he came home. They came back a different way, so he kept the bill. He had a portrait of himself in uniform and put the certificate in the portrait frame. It is hanging in my parents basement.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2016 07:22 PM (3ZoRf)

213 Acid rain, acid rain.
Acid rain, acid rain.
Acid rain, acid rain.
I only want to see things melting in the acid rain.

Posted by: zombie Prince at June 30, 2016 07:22 PM (H9MG5)

214 Hawking stuffed penguins. Posted by: Mike Hammer --------------- I did not!

Posted by: Stephen Hawking at June 30, 2016 07:22 PM (w35Hj)

215 Did the whales ever get baptized?

Posted by: derit at June 30, 2016 07:22 PM (ewfUZ)

216 202 . So they grant him the Ph.D., with the tacit understanding that the PI won't support him for a serious academic position, but will gently steer him into something he can't fuck up.

Like managing a planetarium gift shop.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 01, 2016 12:18 AM (0mRoj)



Mine is a high school principal.

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 30, 2016 07:22 PM (oKE6c)

217 Come, friendly bombs, and fall on Slough Alresford!
It isn't fit for humans now,
There isn't grass to graze a cow.
Swarm over, Death!

Posted by: Bitblt at June 30, 2016 07:23 PM (6YjrE)

218 Goodnight Anna, sweet dreams.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 30, 2016 07:23 PM (egOGm)

219 210 Like managing a planetarium gift shop. Posted by: Insomniac --------------- Hawking stuffed penguins. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 01, 2016 12:21 AM (w35Hj) And telling kids that all the penguins are going to for because evil Republicans hate science and deny the gospel truth of anthropogenic global warming.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2016 07:23 PM (0mRoj)

220 ......go see Ghostbusters July 15!!!! And the eight other movies I'll be in this summer that will disappear in two weeks! Here's the titles: - Fat! - Fat! 2! - Fat! 3! With Extra Butter! (straight to video) - Spy 2: Electric Bugaloo (straight to video) - Fat!: The Musical!! (straight to Netflix) - Mike & Molly: The Movie (straight to Hulu) - Spy 3: The Spy Who Ate Me (straight to Hulu) - Fat! The Finale!: Massive Cardiac Arrest (straight to Netflix Discount Rack)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 07:23 PM (q7T0y)

221 Pluto is a frigid and small object. It does nothing for me. Venus, on the other hand, is amply sized and hot. Venus makes my love of astronomy even more turgid.

Posted by: neil debgrasse tyson at June 30, 2016 07:23 PM (EWg9n)

222 Meh.  Wonky editor.  Should have been a strike-through on Slough.

Posted by: bitblt at June 30, 2016 07:23 PM (6YjrE)

223 Ok 214, I did laugh. But then, I'm an easy target, I laugh at everything. Nonetheless, Thanks for the chuckle

Posted by: lousagirl at June 30, 2016 07:24 PM (KmNHY)

224 I actually knew some people that collected $10,000 in silver certificates, and presented them at the Treasury Department for redemption. Lawn, etc.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 30, 2016 07:24 PM (w35Hj)

225 I'm off too, have a goodnight everyone.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 30, 2016 07:25 PM (egOGm)

226 CaliGirl, me too! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 07:26 PM (q7T0y)

227 224 I actually knew some people that collected $10,000 in silver certificates, and presented them at the Treasury Department for redemption. Lawn, etc. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 01, 2016 12:24 AM (w35Hj) That actually does not seem like a good deal to me.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2016 07:26 PM (3ZoRf)

228 That Robert Zimmerman is one slimy, reptilian creep. If you were in the room with him, I'd bet it would feel cold around him, and you'd get a shiver up your spine.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 30, 2016 07:27 PM (DW+jj)

229 Night qdpsteve, have an awesome weekend!

Posted by: lousagirl at June 30, 2016 07:27 PM (KmNHY)

230 Goodnight lousagirl, thanks, you too! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 07:28 PM (q7T0y)

231 Am I still a thing, or has my never-ending streak of shitty movies finally done me in?

Posted by: Kevin Hart at June 30, 2016 07:28 PM (oVNPQ)

232 That Robert Zimmerman is one slimy, reptilian creep. He's got those squinty eyes.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 30, 2016 07:29 PM (IqV8l)

233 peace out

Posted by: Jake at June 30, 2016 07:29 PM (h2lRS)

234 I'm a doctor.

In fact I'm THE Doctor.

Except I don't have a blue box, I have a blue barrel. And it's called the "TARDED".

And it's not bigger on the inside.

In fact, it kind of cramped. And dark. And usually pretty sticky.

Posted by: Neil DeAss Tyson at June 30, 2016 07:29 PM (H9MG5)

235 I am calling for rational genitalia.

Posted by: Neil Tyson-Chicken at June 30, 2016 07:29 PM (Tyii7)

236 I own lots of rare crap. Unfortunately most of it's rare because it has no money value but I keep it out of sentimentality. I have a really cool watercolor of a hunter shooting a rabbit from some unknown artist from 1910ish. Cool to me and rare but not worth much if I tried to sell it. I got it from my Grandpa so unless I could buy a private island I'd never sell it. On that point I should probably tell my kids why it's special so it doesn't get tossed in a donate box when I die.

Posted by: Willy J. at June 30, 2016 07:29 PM (wfv0g)

237 228 That Robert Zimmerman is one slimy, reptilian creep. If you were in the room with him, I'd bet it would feel cold around him, and you'd get a shiver up your spine. Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at July 01, 2016 ------------------------- Just wait till he starts playing the harmonica.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 30, 2016 07:30 PM (T/5A0)

238 Anyone know what edition of the Divine Comedy has those illustrations? Is it Dore?

Posted by: JTB at June 30, 2016 07:31 PM (V+03K)

239 Just wait till he starts playing the harmonica. Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 01, 2016 12:30 AM (T/5A0) (Cues "Subterranean Benghazi Blues" on the hacked Muzak)

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at June 30, 2016 07:32 PM (rJUlF)

240 That actually does not seem like a good deal to me. Posted by: Aetius ------------ Well, it made sense at the time. After all, they traded paper for silver.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 30, 2016 07:32 PM (Z58Xa)

241 Well, it made sense at the time. After all, they traded paper for silver. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 01, 2016 12:32 AM (Z58Xa) I can understand I guess, but I hope they saved some of the better condition ones. Those were a slice of history. Solid currency!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2016 07:33 PM (3ZoRf)

242 Little known fact: I am, in actuality, NOT a real doctor.

Posted by: Julius Erving at June 30, 2016 07:33 PM (oVNPQ)

243 Night all y'all beautiful people! God Bless

Posted by: lousagirl at June 30, 2016 07:34 PM (KmNHY)

244 Top 3 childhood concerns:

1) catching on fire

2) quicksand

3) acid rain


Pfft. 
1) family moving and leaving me
2) dying
3) being kidnapped by aliens.

Dad used to joke that until the age of 5 he could have traded me for a pony.  I was torn by a combination of envy over him having a pony and me without one, and fear that I would wind up in a paddock somewhere, which I thought would be drafty and lonely, with nothing to eat by hay.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 30, 2016 07:35 PM (ry34m)

245 nobody can listen -in when you are in a parked plane.

-Bill Clinton 2016


He set her up. He knew she was going to drop the hammer on Hildabeast, he taps on the door and asks he he can speak for one minute and stupidly she lets him in.  He runs up the clock and blows up Lynch and the timeline for the beast's indictment.

Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at June 30, 2016 07:35 PM (JJev6)

246 "Have you ever looked into the basis for the "nuclear winter" horseshit? It was based entirely upon guessing a whole series of parameters, with zero empirical input."

Yep. Also, the claim that the TTAPS simulation model was infallible because it had been run on the very biggest and fastest com-pyooh-tahs available at that time.

Does a 500 horsepower car make a shitty driver better behind the wheel?

Posted by: torquewrench at June 30, 2016 07:35 PM (noWW6)

247 I AM a doctor! I think... Really, I don't remember much of anything from 1965-1973. I might have gone to college...

Posted by: Johnny Fever at June 30, 2016 07:36 PM (rJUlF)

248
Sort of a Galtish song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peExXrASR0A

Posted by: Kindltot at June 30, 2016 07:36 PM (ry34m)

249 Dad used to joke that until the age of 5 he could have traded me for a pony. I was torn by a combination of envy over him having a pony and me without one, and fear that I would wind up in a paddock somewhere, which I thought would be drafty and lonely, with nothing to eat by hay.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 01, 2016 12:35 AM (ry34m)


I used to tell the younger Guevara that he was born with a tail, and that we could tell when he was happy because he wagged it, until we had it removed.

Had him going for quite a while, we did.

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 30, 2016 07:37 PM (oKE6c)

250 Chilhood fear 1. That my parents would make me take piano lessons, like my older sister.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 30, 2016 07:37 PM (Z58Xa)

251 Hey, Johnny, don't look now, but the phone cops are hot on your tail. And you know they don't need no stinking badges.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 30, 2016 07:37 PM (DW+jj)

252 Dad used to joke that until the age of 5 he could have traded me for a pony. I was torn by a combination of envy over him having a pony and me without one, and fear that I would wind up in a paddock somewhere, which I thought would be drafty and lonely, with nothing to eat by hay.
Posted by: Kindltot///

I grew up in a family with 6 kids. My biggest fear was if I screwed up bad enough I was expendable.

Posted by: Willy J. at June 30, 2016 07:38 PM (wfv0g)

253 Yeah, there's a lot of fakes out there, but I'm definitely a real Dr.

**burrrrrrrrrp**

Posted by: Dr. Pepper at June 30, 2016 07:38 PM (H9MG5)

254 1) family moving and leaving me When I was in the army, Mama Basura and that guy she married moved and left no forwarding address. Then she wondered why I stopped writing.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 30, 2016 07:39 PM (T/cxb)

255 1. That my parents would make me take piano lessons, like my older sister. "Mutual filial love cannot be forced. She has to make the first move." -D. Osmond

Posted by: derit at June 30, 2016 07:39 PM (ewfUZ)

256 Breaking: Residents Evacuated From Home In Wauconda, Illinois Because Of Reports Of Explosives In House...

Looks at Headline. Looks at Marvel McGuffin. Looks at Headline.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i][/b] at June 30, 2016 07:40 PM (p2X2f)

257 Cato, a lot of the Morgans you find in the coinshops have been 'Sweated" - that means they have been worn down, possibly to shave off some of the silver.  A lot of them look like someone has gone over them with emery or chamois.

Anyhow, the last thing to get worn of is the "liberty" in the headband.

That is why I like Morgan dollars

Posted by: Kindltot at June 30, 2016 07:41 PM (ry34m)

258 Doctor, doctor, give me the news.....

And there ain't no pill gonna cure my ill.

Posted by: Robert Palmer, Deceased at June 30, 2016 07:41 PM (DW+jj)

259 >>Top 3 childhood concerns: 1. Getting kicked in the balls by Allison Adreason. 2. Surprise! Boners! 3. Missing the Bus

Posted by: garrett at June 30, 2016 07:41 PM (KKNJy)

260 It is customary for grad students getting their doctorates to semi-jocularly rather officiously call each other "doctor" as they get used to the title they spent five or so years earning. But anyone who continues with that shit after the first afternoon is definitely a poser. Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 01, 2016 12:11 AM (oKE6c) I didn't risk my life for five years to be called "Mister"

Posted by: The Hooded Hat at June 30, 2016 07:42 PM (vBeA5)

261 I got the music on me.

Posted by: Dr. Demento at June 30, 2016 07:42 PM (IqV8l)

262 1. Getting kicked in the balls by Allison Adreason. 2. Surprise! Boners! 3. Missing the Bus Posted by: garrett at July 01, 2016 12:41 AM (KKNJy) I expect all three at once figured somewhere.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2016 07:42 PM (3ZoRf)

263 If Rindy Ross had a fat sister, you never would have heard of Heart. Find Another Fool https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHVsTjXpcdI

Posted by: Quarterflash at June 30, 2016 07:43 PM (KKNJy)

264 251 Hey, Johnny, don't look now, but the phone cops are hot on your tail. And you know they don't need no stinking badges. That's alright, fellow babies. Once I finish this twelve-pack, my reflexes will be so fast the phone cops will NEVER catch me!

Posted by: Johnny Fever at June 30, 2016 07:43 PM (rJUlF)

265 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/748557572924407808 The girl on the left is Virginia Hankins, and does a bunch of stuff including mermaid gigs. http://virginiahankins.com/Gallery.php

Posted by: Colorado Alex at June 30, 2016 07:43 PM (fC9RO)

266 But anyone who continues with that shit after the first afternoon is definitely a poser.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 01, 2016 12:11 AM (oKE6c)

I didn't risk my life for five years to be called "Mister"

Posted by: The Hooded Hat at July 01, 2016 12:42 AM (vBeA5)



I meant those who insist on being called "doctor" under all conditions.

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 30, 2016 07:44 PM (oKE6c)

267 265 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/748557572924407808 The girl on the left is Virginia Hankins, and does a bunch of stuff including mermaid gigs. http://virginiahankins.com/Gallery.php Posted by: Colorado Alex at July 01, 2016 12:43 AM (fC9RO) Pretty girl. She has that ultra pale thing some redheads have. She wears that shirt well, though.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2016 07:44 PM (3ZoRf)

268 Top 3 childhood concerns: 1. Getting kicked in the balls by Allison Adreason. ------------ Uh, yeah, that reminds me... the chain slipping on the bicycle.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 30, 2016 07:45 PM (Z58Xa)

269 257 Cato, a lot of the Morgans you find in the coinshops have been 'Sweated" - that means they have been worn down, possibly to shave off some of the silver. A lot of them look like someone has gone over them with emery or chamois.

Anyhow, the last thing to get worn of is the "liberty" in the headband.

That is why I like Morgan dollars

Posted by: Kindltot at July 01, 2016 12:41 AM (ry34m)



Not mine.  Mirror-like shine, and the only visible wear is that the eagle's breast feathers are barely discernible.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 30, 2016 07:45 PM (J+mig)

270 Get out of my office, Fever! I've got a hot hog report to do.

Posted by: Les Nesman, 5 time Buckeye Award Winner at June 30, 2016 07:45 PM (DW+jj)

271 >>Top 3 childhood concerns:


1. Getting kicked in the balls by Allison Adreason.
2. Surprise! Boners!
3. Missing the Bus

Posted by: garrett at July 01, 2016 12:41 AM (KKNJy)


Re #2, a friend of mine used to say something was "as welcome as a boner in a locker room."

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 30, 2016 07:45 PM (oKE6c)

272 Hi everybody!

Posted by: Dr. Nick Riviera at June 30, 2016 07:46 PM (oVNPQ)

273 Re #2, a friend of mine used to say something was "as welcome as a boner in a locker room." Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 01, 2016 12:45 AM (oKE6c) Not that there's anything wrong with that!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2016 07:46 PM (3ZoRf)

274 I got the music on me.

Posted by: Dr. Demento


Sir! Sir!

These fish heads neither roll nor poll particularly well. What do you have to say for yourself?

Posted by: Nate 'member me?' Silver [/i][/b] at June 30, 2016 07:46 PM (p2X2f)

275 Seriously. Quarterflash is underrated.

Posted by: garrett at June 30, 2016 07:47 PM (KKNJy)

276 Nuclear Winter would require smoke and particles to remain in the air for years. But why would that happen? More smoke takes longer to dissipate, but that doesn't scale up to years.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 30, 2016 07:47 PM (VdICR)

277 Three childhood fears: 1) Getting beat up at school 2) Not getting an "A" on tests 3) Getting Left Behind when the Rapture happened. Dang. I was pretty neurotic for a grade school kid.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at June 30, 2016 07:47 PM (rJUlF)

278 When speaking to PhDs always imagine you're conversing with Otto from A Fish Called Wanda

Posted by: derit at June 30, 2016 07:48 PM (ewfUZ)

279 Rarest things I own? a 1943 Mosin-Nagant M44, one of about 50k(out of the brazillions of various Mosins made) I think, an 1836 Vacheron-Constantin key wind key set pocketwatch and a Nov. 25th 1963 copy of the Houston Chronicle with the news that Jack Ruby had shot Oswald, oh and a restored black and gold Gruen Airflight manual wind 24hr watch. ooh, forgot the Red 9 Mauser Broomhandle!

As for the gluttony? me and a buddy hit Red Lobster one night way back in the day when they still did the all you can eat snow crab legs, and we did, 18 refills worth.

Posted by: Bob in Houston-TEXIT! at June 30, 2016 07:48 PM (b7AU3)

280 'Locker Room Boners' was Scritti Politti's Best Album.

Posted by: garrett at June 30, 2016 07:49 PM (KKNJy)

281 Bob, wow! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 07:50 PM (q7T0y)

282 Gluttonous moment? Every time I went to a steakhouse in Texas near where my grandparents lived. I moved up to the 2lb steak by 14 and never looked back. No regrets.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2016 07:51 PM (3ZoRf)

283 When speaking to PhDs always imagine you're conversing with Otto from A Fish Called Wanda Posted by: derit Or Otto from Airplane! Or Otto from Repo Man Or Otto from The Simpsons

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 30, 2016 07:51 PM (IqV8l)

284 Great Scott! That Tyson guy sure is a clown.

Posted by: Doc Brown at June 30, 2016 07:52 PM (H9MG5)

285 82
Two topic ideas for the Horde tonight:



- What's the rarest thing you own?



or, if you don't want other Horde members breaking into your house...



- What was your most gluttonous meal? Or meals?



I'll start on the second. I used to be able to eat an entire large
pepperoni pizza with jalapenos, onions and garlic, *and* drink a 2-liter
of soda with it, on a regular basis, back in the 1990s.



Still can't get that weight off.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 11:45 PM (q7T0y)




I don't know whether we've ever had a meal that was totally gluttonous....we've had four that were noteworthy for being indulgent. One was a tasting at Charles Nob Hill in San Francisco shortly after its chef, Ron Siegel, had stomped French Chef Sakai in Iron Chef 'battle lobster'. We were originally supposed to have dinner for about 2 hours and see a production of Bertolt Brecht's "The Threepenny Opera" [which we still have not seen]. We were still eating when the opera ended.



A second was at the Culinary Institute of America's Greystone restaurant in the Napa Valley. We thought we'd just have dinner there, and were looking through the menu. The waiter asked if we had any questions, and we opined that it was odd that there wasn't a tasting menu....he looked thoughtful and said, "hold on"....and was back in a minute to announce that there was and name a price. We agreed, I got a wine pairing, and we then journeyed to Culinary Fantasyland....we were served delectibles for nearly five straight hours.




Evidently, the word got out that any aspiring chef who had missed a session in the current quarter could do a make-up if it passed the master chefs' inspection and they sent it to table 19. I took notes, and by the time we got to desserts it was just crazy. People were staring at us from other tables as we got piles of little bite-sized wonderfuls from the kitchen.



Our third experience was at a local Michelin 2-star -- Manresa (they got a 3rd star shortly thereafter). Again, a tasting menu....and the beginning of a lasting relationship with the source of their produce -- Love Apple Farms. It's sad -- we could obviously go back there any time we wanted and I'm sure we'd have a wonderful time.....but.....Silicon Valley pricing. Still, a very special experience.



Our fourth, and most recent off-the-wall dining experience was at Emeril's Delmonico restaurant in the basement of the Venetian in Las Vegas. I know you're thinking "ugh, celebrity chef". I know you're thinking, "he's got two restaurants in that resort, alone." I know you're thinking, "wait a second, Emeril works out of New Orleans....."



....but this one was the awesomesauce. The "Kitchen Table" is beyond a tasting menu -- they actually have a large table built into a bubble in their kitchen, and all the meals for the main dining-room go out through the hallway on your right. Thoughout our meal, the Executive Chef, his Sous-Chef, the Sommelier, Head Server....everyone dropped in and said "howdy". I was kind of sad that we missed the actual line cooks -- they probably didn't figure we could speak Spanish.



And the food, OMG....one dish was fish (halibut?) over a succotash.....I nearly cried because I can never cook fish 1/100 as well. The next dish was, as the chef put it, their version of "pork and beans"......turns out, the restaurant's order from the butcher for "ribs" is a little longer than what they serve to their regular clientele, so they end up with a little "leftover" -- that they secretly smoke for staff-only bacon (and the beans were some heirloom you won't find in Kroger). We've been a few places and done a few things, but that was something special that we'll always remember fondly.



Each experience took hours, was well-into 3 figures of $$$, and involved numerous indulgences. But not gluttonous....

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

286 Nuclear Winter would require smoke and particles to remain in the air for years. But why would that happen? More smoke takes longer to dissipate, but that doesn't scale up to years.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 01, 2016 12:47 AM (VdICR)


Well, from Pinatubo and Krakatoa there is indication that there will be global drops, but I think

1) the scale of those two were greater than any nuke exchange, probably
2) both only lasted about a year
3) the real culprit was sulfur compounds


Posted by: Kindltot at June 30, 2016 07:52 PM (ry34m)

287 I, for one, would like to welcome our Locker Room Boner friends!

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at June 30, 2016 07:52 PM (KKNJy)

288 @280 garrett-LOL, Scritti Pollitti

Posted by: JROD at June 30, 2016 07:53 PM (wnwJC)

289 As for the gluttony? me and a buddy hit Red Lobster one night way back in the day when they still did the all you can eat snow crab legs, and we did, 18 refills worth.

Posted by: Bob in Houston-TEXIT! at July 01, 2016 12:48 AM (b7AU3)


I did that in college, with a teammate from the baseball team. We worked out for three hours, lifting weights, running, and swimming, then hit an all-you-can-eat place around 8 pm, famished.


They had roast beef, which I love. Nine plates later, the manager came over and kicked me out.

Posted by: Jay Guevara [/i][/s][/b] at June 30, 2016 07:54 PM (oKE6c)

290 The Teenage fears I should have had but survived due to some unknown miracle.

1: Stupid shit I did with a car that already was a death trap
2: My Motorcycle
3: Cliff diving in Wisconsin

The fact I survived to my current age is amazing.

Posted by: Willy J. at June 30, 2016 07:55 PM (wfv0g)

291 In the spirit of the ONT, I have an original print of this,: Probably NSFW http://preview.tinyurl.com/j3nj44b

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 30, 2016 07:55 PM (Z58Xa)

292 I have eaten over $250 of Sushi in one sitting. Also, a 40 oz steak with full trimmings (potato, beans, texas toast, veggies) and a rack of ribs because the maitre de didn't believe I was still hungry. Got a free slice of cheesecake, too. Rarest thing I own is probably a guitar. Or a record.

Posted by: garrett at June 30, 2016 07:55 PM (KKNJy)

293 1) the scale of those two were greater than any nuke exchange, probably 2) both only lasted about a year 3) the real culprit was sulfur compounds Posted by: Kindltot at July 01, 2016 12:52 AM (ry34m) I dunno about the scale being larger than any nuclear exchange, especially one say during the 1980's. On the other hand, I guess they were blowing particles for a lot longer than any explosion would. Doesn't fallout also depend largely on how high the nuke is detonated above the ground? The lower it is, the more material sucked up?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2016 07:56 PM (3ZoRf)

294 In the spirit of the ONT, I have an original print of this,: Uh, that was for 'rarity'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 30, 2016 07:57 PM (Z58Xa)

295 I had to look it up. Les Nessman is a 5 time winner of the Buckeye Newshawk Award, the coveted Silver Sow Award, and then the Copper Cob Award.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 30, 2016 07:58 PM (DW+jj)

296 http://preview.tinyurl.com/j3nj44b Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 01, 2016 12:55 AM (Z58Xa) What is that? Earliest acknowledged nude or something?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2016 07:58 PM (3ZoRf)

297 cthulhu, Jay, garrett: yikes!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 07:59 PM (q7T0y)

298 "Nuclear Winter would require smoke and particles to remain in the air for years. But why would that happen?"

Ah, Grasshopper:

Because nuclear, and hence inherently, irredemably evil and treacherous.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 30, 2016 08:00 PM (noWW6)

299 222 Meh. Wonky editor. Should have been a strike-through on Slough.

Posted by: bitblt at July 01, 2016 12:23 AM (6YjrE)



I've spent some time in Slough....

Posted by: cthulhu at June 30, 2016 08:00 PM (EzgxV)

300 I can eat an entire Sicilian Pizza. I really should have gone into competetive eating.

Posted by: garrett at June 30, 2016 08:00 PM (KKNJy)

301 What is that? Earliest acknowledged nude or something? Posted by: Aetius ------------ I doubt it. 1915 Matthew Brady probably had his own secret stash of nudes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 30, 2016 08:00 PM (9mTYi)

302 qdpsteve,

Wow! which part? the rare or the gluttonous? or both ;-)

Posted by: Bob in Houston-TEXIT! at June 30, 2016 08:00 PM (b7AU3)

303 Evening, people. Just catching up. Lightning storm knocked out my power here for about 5 hours, and I had an inch of rain in 2 hours. Which was needed. No damage, though.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 30, 2016 08:01 PM (GSdpU)

304 I doubt it. 1915 Matthew Brady probably had his own secret stash of nudes. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 01, 2016 01:00 AM (9mTYi) No doubt. The rule about porn and new technology is no joke.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2016 08:01 PM (3ZoRf)

305 Bob, both. :-) Aetius, he called his secret stash "The Brady Bunch." ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 08:02 PM (q7T0y)

306 Evening, people. Just catching up. Lightning storm knocked out my power here for about 5 hours, and I had an inch of rain in 2 hours. Which was needed. No damage, though. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon --------------- For some reason, I expect you to have a 10KW trailer-mounted diesel-fired back-up.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 30, 2016 08:02 PM (9mTYi)

307 garrett, LOL. I could have gone into competitive eating but I'd probably be dead by now if I had.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 08:03 PM (q7T0y)

308 303 Evening, people. Just catching up. Lightning storm knocked out my power here for about 5 hours, and I had an inch of rain in 2 hours. Which was needed. No damage, though. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 01, 2016 01:01 AM (GSdpU) I always like the power going out for short periods because I can actually use my oil lantern.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 30, 2016 08:03 PM (3ZoRf)

309 That Brit philosophy guy for some reason puts me in mind of the recurring Little Britain sketch with the character who eternally laments of being "the only gay in the village." Is there perhaps a personal interest he cannot fulfill in his home town?

I wish I could afford to have a house like the one I grew up in, in my home town. It's gotten to be a bit expensive there as many fleeing LA County find it attractive.

Posted by: Epobirs at June 30, 2016 08:05 PM (IdCqF)

310 Fuck Nuclear Winter. Give me Nuclear Drought and Mass Sterilization. A Hell Comes to Frogtown Utopia. Gun Up, and follow The Piper.

Posted by: Hillbillyking at June 30, 2016 08:07 PM (2+GkN)

311 For some reason, I expect you to have a 10KW trailer-mounted diesel-fired back-up. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 01, 2016 01:02 AM (9mTYi) Well, I have some gasoline gensets. The storm killed my power about 3:30 PM. I went out and shut the garage door, because the south wind was driving the rain right inside. Then I went to town, and had a couple of beers at the hotel, and watched the heavy-duty weather warnings on the TV there. And then got my mail at the P.O., and went home. Rain had stopped, power still out. Cooked some hot dogs on the grill, and then did some mowing with the riding mower, as the grass wasn't too wet. Had a nap. Woke up, and the power was restored.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 30, 2016 08:07 PM (GSdpU)

312 >>For some reason, I expect you to have a 10KW trailer-mounted diesel-fired back-up. Canadian Generators run on Grade 'B' Maple Syrup.

Posted by: garrett at June 30, 2016 08:07 PM (KKNJy)

313 When I was getting my first bacholors I never ate enough. But I did have a large pizza and a bottle of Cabernet every Friday during my last year.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 30, 2016 08:07 PM (VdICR)

314 A good airbursting SMOD, like the one over Russia that rattled their cages a while back, ~20m rock, is about 1/2 a megaton airburst.  Had it gotten closer to the surface before blowing, it would've done some damage shore 'nuff.

    Now, 100m SMODs that make it to the ground will be about 50 megatons when they hit the air, and a few megatons left for the ground impact.

  A 1000m SMOD would have a yield of about 50 Gigatons.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 30, 2016 08:08 PM (DW+jj)

315 When I was getting my first bacholors I never ate enough. But I did have a large pizza and a bottle of Cabernet every Friday during my last year. Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 01, 2016 01:07 AM (VdICR) I did something similar.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at June 30, 2016 08:08 PM (fC9RO)

316 Top 3 childhood concerns #1. Surprise! Boners in Class #2 Getting called on to chalkboard or stand to answer question in front of entire class with Surprise! Boner. #3. Quickly tucking the Surprise! Boner between my stomach and belt in Class or public without anybody noticing. Honorable mention. And probably Hall of Fame contender: So when I was very a young kid, with a Surprise Boner came surprise clear sticky stuff randomly. At the same time AIDS broke out all over the news. So from pre K to like second grade I thought I had AIDS until I finally talked to my dad about it. I was fucking terrified I had AIDS for 3 years. Pretty sure that should make #1 but

Posted by: Cactus of Liberty at June 30, 2016 08:08 PM (Mdmyk)

317 Canadian Generators run on Grade 'B' Maple Syrup. Posted by: garrett at July 01, 2016 01:07 AM (KKNJy) And if you leave it in the tank over winter, it decays into gasoline.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 30, 2016 08:09 PM (GSdpU)

318 Bourbon and Colorado, mmmm :-) My 1980s every-Friday thing was a feast at Burger King. Whopper, chicken tenders (with horseradish sauce), Coke, strawberry shake.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 08:09 PM (q7T0y)

319 Okay everyone, gonna call it a night. Happy Friday July 1, and July 4 weekend!! Also thanks for the great chat. Keep the gluttony/rare stuff stories coming, I will probably check in on my phone from time to time later tonight and tomorrow morning. Glad people seem to like the topics.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 30, 2016 08:16 PM (q7T0y)

320 Incidentally, if you ever wonder about the relationship between Michelin Tires and restaurant reviews....



Essentially, it's "one star is worth crossing town for"; "two stars is worth journeying to another town", and "three stars is worth an overnight journey." You can get the official versions from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelin_Guide .

Posted by: cthulhu at June 30, 2016 08:18 PM (EzgxV)

321 50 gigatons is a heap big boom. They happen about every 1/2 million years or so.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 30, 2016 08:20 PM (DW+jj)

322 Incidentally, if you ever wonder about the relationship between Michelin Tires and restaurant reviews....///

I just thought it was because the Michelin guy being fat he liked to eat.

Posted by: Willy J. at June 30, 2016 08:20 PM (wfv0g)

323 319 Okay everyone, gonna call it a night. Happy Friday July 1, and July 4 weekend!! Also thanks for the great chat.

Keep the gluttony/rare stuff stories coming, I will probably check in on my phone from time to time later tonight and tomorrow morning. Glad people seem to like the topics.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 01, 2016 01:16 AM (q7T0y)



Rare encounter with gluttony: http://www.peasoupandersens.net/ -- they really will serve you bowls of soup until you leave. IIRC, my record is five.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 30, 2016 08:21 PM (EzgxV)

324 I have a book with the entire collection of Gustav Dore illustrations for Dante's "Divine Comedy." Genius. Utter genius. Also: check out his Bible illustrations! On an unrelated note: Tyson is retarded and vastly ignorant.

Posted by: RKae at June 30, 2016 08:21 PM (Jjp7u)

325 322 Incidentally, if you ever wonder about the relationship between Michelin Tires and restaurant reviews....///

I just thought it was because the Michelin guy being fat he liked to eat.

Posted by: Willy J. at July 01, 2016 01:20 AM (wfv0g)



It took me a while to encounter the "real" answer.

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

326 @garrett-Trying to get tuned up for a gig in Incline Village for the the fourth. Showed our keyboard player your Scritti Politti post, he starts playing a SP song. Our drummer hates 80's New Wave of which me and the keyboard player are closet fanatics. Now he's playing some Thomas Dolby "Science". We are at a building in SanFran with several practice spaces and the space next to us is occupied by the loudest f'ing mexican polka based band on the planet. The drummer is losing his shit. Oh well, how hard is it to find someone that can count to four and hit shit with sticks.

Posted by: JROD at June 30, 2016 08:25 PM (wnwJC)

327 Essentially, it's "one star is worth crossing town for"; "two stars is worth journeying to another town", and "three stars is worth an overnight journey." 5 stars the chef is a genius, but a rat ...

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Cuisine Critic ... at June 30, 2016 08:27 PM (AoK0a)

328 Oh well, how hard is it to find someone that can count to four and hit shit with sticks. Very ...

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Percussion Critic ... at June 30, 2016 08:30 PM (AoK0a)

329 @328 Adriane the Ethnic Percussion Critic-That's true.

Posted by: JROD at June 30, 2016 08:34 PM (wnwJC)

330 >>Our drummer hates 80's New Wave of which me and the keyboard player are closet fanatics. Now he's playing some Thomas Dolby "Science" I bet he's not half the drummer Roland from Big Black is!

Posted by: garrett at June 30, 2016 08:35 PM (KKNJy)

331 As a hard core Catholic bastard, I don't eat meat on Fridays -- as a younger man that didn't limit me to fish. I would just stay out drinking till 1AM on Saturday, then hit a joint with a late kitchen and have a burger (or two) with a pitcher and a giant plate of gravy fries.

Posted by: Jean at June 30, 2016 08:37 PM (Doh4+)

332 I posted this earlier and no one noticed: http://i-hls.com/2016/06/gun-control-now-a-matter-of-national-security/ "Now, Homeland Security Chief Jeh Johnson has announced that the agency, which is tasked with preventing terrorism within the United States, will be looking into gun control as a matter of national security. "When it comes to protecting the United States from the threat of terrorism, gun control is now a critical component," said Johnson. "It's critical to public safety, but we have to face the fact that meaningful, responsible gun control has to be part of homeland security as well, given the prospect of homegrown, home-born violent extremism in this country," Johnson continued." This is ominous because our boy-king does have some pen and phone powers under the guise of national security.

Posted by: Jean at June 30, 2016 08:37 PM (Doh4+)

333 How can you hate New Wave or Post / No Wave? It's the shit. I'm spinning Joe Jackson right now... 'I've got the candles burning low, I've got the Cramps on the Stereo I got the doll now I can start With a pen right through the heart' Graham Maby is a fucking monster.

Posted by: garrett at June 30, 2016 08:38 PM (KKNJy)

334 This is some scary news Jean.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at June 30, 2016 08:39 PM (Lktpy)

335 >>Homeland Security Chief Jeh Johnson has announced ... The Barabarians are running the show.

Posted by: garrett at June 30, 2016 08:43 PM (KKNJy)

336 @330 garrett-Then we'd need him to program the damn thing. Ugh, the dreaded rhythm section.

Posted by: JROD at June 30, 2016 08:47 PM (wnwJC)

337 This is ominous because our boy-king does have some pen and phone powers under the guise of national security. Posted by: Jean at July 01, 2016 01:37 AM (Doh4+) -------------------------- 1 - Do they want to lose in November? 2 - It's ominous, but what can boy-king do in four months? Government gears grind slowly.

Posted by: iforgot at June 30, 2016 08:47 PM (5o5ek)

338 Oh well, how hard is it to find someone that can count to four and hit shit with sticks. At the same time?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 30, 2016 08:48 PM (T/cxb)

339 The hubris of our lefty science clowns is amazing. They somehow got their perspective screwed up and think that mankind either thru our industry or destructive wars can duplicate the climate effects of geologic events. The climate effect weren't generated by single volcanoes - but by centuries of open 'traps' - Siberia, Decca, Colorado, etc. - entire open fault lines burying thousands of square miles under hundreds of feet of basalt. Humanism is a religion.

Posted by: Jean at June 30, 2016 08:51 PM (Doh4+)

340 Jean at July 01, 2016 01:37 AM (Doh4+) Anybody know where they stored the wildfyre under King's Landing?

Posted by: Adriane the GOT Critic ... at June 30, 2016 08:52 PM (AoK0a)

341 I haven't seen Amanpour in years and God knows I don't miss her or CNN. Question: When did she put on 50 pounds and develop man hands?

Posted by: JTB at June 30, 2016 08:58 PM (V+03K)

342 1 - Do they want to lose in November? 2 - It's ominous, but what can boy-king do in four months? Government gears grind slowly. -------- I'm sure they are counting on very few gun votes. I can think of a few body shots they can get in quickly. And, they have until January. Fear the rancid, zombie duck.

Posted by: Jean at June 30, 2016 09:00 PM (Doh4+)

343 @Blanco Basura-Preferably and with one stick in each hand, and with sticks that will not break and almost take an eye out.

Posted by: JROD at June 30, 2016 09:01 PM (wnwJC)

344 JTB, she's been "man hands" for a while (I think even for a TV comedy skit). Haven't seen her in 10 years, she hadn't put on the weight then, but was Jekyll/Hyde - at times pleasant and easygoing, then at other times so nuts she was almost ejected from venues.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 30, 2016 09:02 PM (QDnY+)

345 Preferably and with one stick in each hand, and with sticks that will not break and almost take an eye out. I've always heard that it's all fun and games until someone loses an eye, then it's just fun. G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 30, 2016 09:07 PM (T/cxb)

346 I just did a haircut....we'll see if it's enough when it's warm tomorrow.....

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

347 I just did a haircut....we'll see if it's enough when it's warm tomorrow..... Posted by: cthulhu at July 01, 2016 02:12 AM (EzgxV) Reminds me, there was strange weather in Vegas today. Combination of 100 deg heat and hail in some spots.

Posted by: The Weather Hat at June 30, 2016 09:13 PM (vBeA5)

348 I want a demented, throbbing, fecund nature to overrun this whole country I saw that episode of Doctor Who! ? In for a brief late-night indulgence. Howya doin', crew? ! You know, I've always known that armadillos were dumb, but tonight my estimation of them got even lower. Driving home, there's one of the little guys right in front of me. I come to a complete stop, and he's still in my lane. Finally, he shambles on across the center line, and I start to take off again. *B-BUMP!* Seems he doubled back just in time to get under my rear wheel. Sooooo stupid. But, I'll bet he won't do that again.

Posted by: mindful webworker - it's a tarot card thing, see? at June 30, 2016 09:18 PM (rNruR)

349 Was this inside or outside of a casino?

Posted by: cthulhu at June 30, 2016 09:23 PM (EzgxV)

350 Wow, lots of good content. My brain is full. Now I get to dream about a quiet English town with a part time village idiot.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at June 30, 2016 09:35 PM (FtrY1)

351 349 Was this inside or outside of a casino?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 01, 2016 02:23 AM (EzgxV)



Sorry, response to @347.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 30, 2016 09:35 PM (EzgxV)

352 Was this inside or outside of a casino? Posted by: cthulhu at July 01, 2016 02:23 AM (EzgxV) Casinos have too good of AC...

Posted by: The Jackpot Hat at June 30, 2016 09:46 PM (vBeA5)

353 Frying, what isn't it good for?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 30, 2016 09:48 PM (sl+zA)

354 341 I haven't seen Amanpour in years and God knows I don't miss her or CNN. --------- She got her job because her accent sounded suitably cosmopolitan to some idiot's ears at CNN.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 30, 2016 09:51 PM (sl+zA)

355 Did anyone asks if he identifies as a beautiful dog?

Posted by: Rbastid at June 30, 2016 09:54 PM (XwTyM)

356 Best meal: My late husband and I having dinner with friends at Le Chantelclair in Nice - this was during a trip when I resolved to eat Foie Gras every day. Mission accomplished. Rarest item: Two original S. Clay Wilson pen and ink with watercolor drawings of the Checkered Demon and a lithograph of a Robert Crumb Zap cover with Mr. Natural.

Posted by: vivi at June 30, 2016 10:00 PM (11H2y)

357 So, I went back to read the post, and the early comments. But, I got stuck on Read and couldn't stop until I hit the bottom of the thread. Well, mostly reading. I must admit I skipped cthulu's gluttony tl;dr. I'm sure it was fascinating, but my attention span was pretty diminished by that time.

Posted by: mindful webworker - fooling mother nature at June 30, 2016 10:00 PM (rNruR)

358 Refill and Hang Out a bit longer? or Brush Teeth & Sack Time? Hmmm... It's pretty late and things are going slowly... hmmm

Posted by: mindful webworker - decisions, decisions at June 30, 2016 10:01 PM (rNruR)

359 I'll believe Gun Free Zones work when CNN, The New York Times, CBS NBC and ABC all post signs. And dismiss their security guards.

Posted by: vivi at June 30, 2016 10:03 PM (11H2y)

360 Why does youtube keep telling me  I need to watch John Oliver videos?

No, Google, you stupid c*nt, I have no interest in what your whiny fascist "talk-show" bitch has to say.

Posted by: AI my ass at June 30, 2016 10:07 PM (YDmjt)

361 Frying, what isn't it good for? Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 01, 2016 02:48 AM (sl+zA) 1). Bacon 2). Executing murderers

Posted by: The Political Fry at June 30, 2016 10:07 PM (vBeA5)

362 Refill! Entertain me! Dance, monkeys! ::!!:: c/o Dr. Tar, IOTW Report http://bit.ly/29flhDR A CBS/New York Times poll finds that households reporting that they own a gun is down to 36 percent, what the Washington Post declares as a record low. Which, with all the increase in gun sales seems odd, eh? Key word: "reporting."

Posted by: mindful webworker - later bet nev thanner at June 30, 2016 10:09 PM (rNruR)

363 How many polled told them to fuck off.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at June 30, 2016 10:12 PM (Lktpy)

364 Speaking of gun-free zones c/o Virginia Hale, Breitbart http://bit.ly/299Q1XF Sweden's police chief unveiled the force's latest weapon in the fight against sexual assault: wristbands reading "Don't touch me." Yeah, that'll work!

Posted by: mindful webworker - later bet nev thanner at June 30, 2016 10:12 PM (rNruR)

365 You can turn off the youtube suggestions. Hateful clicks are still clicks, and all I want for the Daily Show et al is to fade into ignominy. I hope Jon Stewart has a long life like Salieri in the movie Amadeus.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 30, 2016 10:18 PM (VdICR)

366 In swedish or arabic?

Posted by: Jean at June 30, 2016 10:18 PM (Doh4+)

367 And, in case you missed it, a girl, a guitar, a song Share the link, comment, thumb-up, make it viral, propose marriage: 0. The Fool majic clark https://youtu.be/7Q1DCYLRH-k

Posted by: mindful webworker - starting to fade at June 30, 2016 10:19 PM (rNruR)

368 Wrist bands in Swedish. Hope your groper can read Swedish.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at June 30, 2016 10:20 PM (Lktpy)

369 So, if Sweden is giving out the equivalent of the "Don't tread on me" signs; have they gone tea-party?

Posted by: Jean at June 30, 2016 10:20 PM (Doh4+)

370 bold tag close fail but saved anyway. barrel-be-gone

Posted by: mindful webworker - :P at June 30, 2016 10:21 PM (rNruR)

371 It creeps me out that 100 years plus 3 hours ago, a 4 1/2 month battle began with 20,000 British troops losing their lives on day one alone. Somme100

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 30, 2016 10:22 PM (iQIUe)

372 A +1 warding bracelet is no match for +5 LiveStrong rape wristband. Swedish D&D master fail

Posted by: derit at June 30, 2016 10:26 PM (ewfUZ)

373 Whether there's been a real rise in racial conflicts, I have no idea. They say calls to the police abuse hotlines are way up, but most of the actual reports seem to be Rudeness in the First Degree or Really Hurtful T-Shirt Slogans. ================= Post 9/11, all the complaints except one of racist attacks against Muslims, were either mean looks or a go back to where you come from remarks. The one that was a crime, was an allegation of spitting.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 30, 2016 10:26 PM (iQIUe)

374 Oh no, the baleful glance.

Posted by: Jean at June 30, 2016 10:28 PM (Doh4+)

375 Marcher Lord @MarcherLord1 4h4 hours ago #Somme 100yrs ago today. Remembering my grandfather, a Seaforth Highlander. A Sergeant at sunrise, a Captain at sunset. No one else left

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 30, 2016 10:29 PM (iQIUe)

376 Suddenly my net connection has slowed to a crawl, but so has my biocomputer's CPU, so I guess this is goodnight, y'all.

Posted by: mindful webworker - z^z/z=z at June 30, 2016 10:37 PM (rNruR)

377 Robert Spencer talks about the Islamic State. https://youtu.be/SdHans2KfbA

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 30, 2016 10:41 PM (VdICR)

378 Regarding the racist brownie story: Who was the victim here? The kid that was accused of making the remark. The child was terrorized by other students, teachers, and the police over this bullshit.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 30, 2016 10:42 PM (iQIUe)

379 That guy in the picture looks like he's doing something he doesn't want anyone to know about.

I'd say he'd lost his way a long time ago.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at June 30, 2016 10:56 PM (ECJ+C)

380 Austrian Grand Prix starts today with Friday practice. Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at June 30, 2016 11:06 PM (Yo9Lf)

381 Night all. Here is "Lochness" by Judas Priest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ncnKjZzOPs

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 30, 2016 11:06 PM (vBeA5)

382 "Oh and folks, for anyone who's into classic television, I found this great blog, called "By Ken Levine." He's far less political than some other TV writers' blogs I've found. His career goes back to writing for M*A*S*H and he also wrote for Cheers and several other shows." **************************** Also, as a side note, this same Ken Levine was a Seattle Mariners color commentator on radio from 1992-95. It was a childhood dream of his and when Seattle offered, he jumped at the chance. He got to work with one of the hands-down best baseball announcers ever, the late, great Dave Niehaus as well as getting to watch Ken Griffey Jr. at the plate and in the field and Randy Johnson pitch for good measure. He also came back for a couple of seasons in 2011 when the Mariners were scrambling for familiar voices in the booth after the sudden death of Niehaus in 2010.

Posted by: dwagyak at June 30, 2016 11:11 PM (4PNRf)

383 Dennis Prager talked about the town idiot of Alresford for the first 1/2 hour the other day.

Posted by: Skip at June 30, 2016 11:11 PM (Yo9Lf)

384 Made oatmeal with a peach cinnamon and nutmeg, but whole time stirring it something wasn't right, till I put it in my bowl and was cleaning the pot right away didn't figure it out. I had a little old milk and some new, old milk was bad. So now have a old hard boiled eggs and toast. This day isn't starting out well.

Posted by: Skip at June 30, 2016 11:30 PM (Yo9Lf)

385 An excellent ONT. Sorry I missed it because it was so late that I was already passed out. I woke up and read some of it but have to go to bed because I have to get up in a couple of hours. The NRO article by Kevin D. Williamson on Neil deGrasse Tyson is utterly brilliant. It's nice to imagine ruling from an Olympus of Reason, with men and nations arrayed before one as on a chessboard. As we all know, even the greatest grandmasters can commit stupid and horrific blunders.

Posted by: rickl at June 30, 2016 11:48 PM (sdi6R)

386 I forgot to say that the Williamson article deserves a post of its own. (Hint, hint, Ace, if you're awake.)

Posted by: rickl at June 30, 2016 11:50 PM (sdi6R)

387 Dr. Tommy Whyman. Smart enough to get a PHD. To dumb to figure a way out of town. Snowflake status. Check all that apply. [ ] Unconfirmed [X] Confirmed [ ] Special [X] Precious Good Morning Everyone.

Posted by: George P. Bush at June 30, 2016 11:54 PM (WVsWD)

388 Guess I need to if time allows the Neil deGrasse story. But wanted to point out being the July 1,2,and 3rd party of the year the Pennsylvania Network channel will be showing round the clock battlefield walks and lectures of Gettysburg battlefield.

Posted by: Skip at June 30, 2016 11:56 PM (Yo9Lf)

389 /off Sock

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at June 30, 2016 11:56 PM (WVsWD)

390 It's nice to imagine ruling from an Olympus of Reason, with men and nations arrayed before one as on a chessboard. Kind of like declaring that working class communities "deserve to die" and are "morally indefensible." Right, Kevvy-boy?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? - I speak of the Pompatous of Love at June 30, 2016 11:57 PM (WlGX+)

391 Posted by: Skip at July 01, 2016 04:56 AM (Yo9Lf) I posted a link to the Iron Brigade yesterday morning. They had a rough go of it at Gettysburg. Lost a lot of Men. Still. Stood like Iron in face of the Confederates.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at June 30, 2016 11:59 PM (WVsWD)

392 Wash away my troubles, wash away my pain With the rain in Rationalia Wash away my sorrow, wash away my pain With the rain in Rationalia

Posted by: Skip at July 01, 2016 12:06 AM (Yo9Lf)

393 So, if Sweden is giving out the equivalent of the "Don't tread on me" signs; have they gone tea-party? Posted by: Jean No, just ostrich.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at July 01, 2016 12:07 AM (p2X2f)

394 A few years ago the Pennsylvania channel was available on the web, but it might be subscription now, but am not sure. I haven't looked this year but am so positive they will show a mixture of old and very new if not live walks. If you never saw one and even remotely interested look for it, you will get hooked.

Posted by: Skip at July 01, 2016 12:10 AM (Yo9Lf)

395 Looks like PCN is now subscription.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at July 01, 2016 12:27 AM (Lktpy)

396 #390

So many people got that article wrong. Williamson said that they needed to get out rather than hanging around and waiting to die. It was the lack of initiative in the face of a dying community that was morally indefensible and thus deserving to die if it couldn't be bothered to take action to save themselves.

Is it hard. Yes, damn hard. Life isn't fair. But failing to do anything and dooming yourself and your children is far worse.

Posted by: Epobirs at July 01, 2016 12:31 AM (IdCqF)

397 Today I found out....... That there wasn't much I wanted to find out...... Ask me and find out why.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 01, 2016 12:31 AM (WVsWD)

398 Off, dingbat sock.

Posted by: fluffy at July 01, 2016 12:33 AM (eiFlk)

399 Crudders, Rain again.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. at July 01, 2016 12:42 AM (WVsWD)

400 So many people got that article wrong. Williamson said that they needed to get out rather than hanging around and waiting to die. Posted by: Epobirs Where's the Williamson article on Detroit and other inner city 'lack of initiative's'? Where's the Williamson article asking for the death of Native American reservations? Oops, none? Yeah.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at July 01, 2016 12:44 AM (p2X2f)

401 Send it this way, I'm cutting dust instead of grass.
Sever drought conditions in N AL.

Posted by: Gmac- All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. at July 01, 2016 12:44 AM (4pjhs)

402 *cough-cough, cough, cough-cough-cough-cough,,,, cough* *hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at July 01, 2016 12:54 AM (HtiwM)

403 Does twat think that the people of Alresford cant read? He doesnt think people will be spitting in his food at the local dinner? In his beer at the local pub? How come no one is asking the good citizens of Alresford what they think of this this idiot?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at July 01, 2016 12:59 AM (iQIUe)

404 Heh...looks like it was a slow ONT. Well, in fairness, Thursday nights are popular at various watering holes.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 01, 2016 12:59 AM (wi+Ta)

405 ** rolls thread over, starts going through its pockets. Takes wallet, watch, ring, and shoes***

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 01, 2016 01:09 AM (ZVYaG)

406 ***looks through phone for 'good pics,' finds none. spots a few nice fillings, and reaches for his vice grips..... ****

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 01, 2016 01:12 AM (ZVYaG)

407 You seem to be well-versed in the procedures, Palpatine. Why is that?

Posted by: Grey Fox at July 01, 2016 01:19 AM (bZ7mE)

408 /tap tap ... is this thing on?

Anyone seen Vic and the VNN?

Posted by: Gmac- All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. at July 01, 2016 01:24 AM (4pjhs)

409 Not yet.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at July 01, 2016 01:25 AM (Lktpy)

410 Greg Fox - Well.....I've read books..... (Shifty eyes)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 01, 2016 01:26 AM (ZVYaG)

411 341 I haven't seen Amanpour in years and God knows I don't miss her or CNN. ___________________________ She has always been a nasty, sanctimonious bitch who makes it clear she thinks she is far more intelligent and well-informed than any of the people she interviews, let alone us mere plebes. She only keeps her job because most of the people who watch CNN are too clueless to realize how much she despises them.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 01, 2016 01:33 AM (NnYnv)

412 Hi! This is today's daily reminder that Paul Ryan is was breast fed until age 12 by the person who identified as his father

Posted by: TeamRawDog at July 01, 2016 01:43 AM (10hEu)

413 On Williamson: it sounds easy enough to most people to pick up and move. But it is not so for the poor. Sometimes the devil you know , and all. I know people of means don't get that. Obviously, some people stay in these awful places because they are lazy, drugged, etc. But some of stay because they haven't the means to go elsewhere. No money for deposit on an apt in a Shangra-la sort of place, no money for moving, no job when they get there. It sounds so easy to Williamson. In reality, for a lot of people, it is not.

Posted by: lizabtha at July 01, 2016 01:44 AM (w35Hj)

414 Uncle Palpatine, how was dinner with the niece?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 01, 2016 01:50 AM (X6fMO)

415 No news today folks.  Just woke up.  Up late, slept late.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at July 01, 2016 01:50 AM (mpXpK)

416 Rationalia: Either @cosmicpinot has short-term memory problems or we have the new state's first example of voter fraud. (Or possibly identity theft.)

Posted by: RNB at July 01, 2016 01:50 AM (KAtv4)

417 So many people got that article wrong. Posted by: Epobirs at July 01, 2016 05:31 AM (IdCqF) Obviously you didn't read the article. He blamed those white, and specifically white, communities for being the reason the jobs left. Then brutally attacks them for their social problems. Finally he tells them their communities need to die. He doesn't address why this has happened or offer any solutions (other than move). Gov't has regulated and traded your jobs out of existence. The establishment and media treat your religion, history, and skin color as reprehensible and needing to be exterminated. And one wonders why lower class whites are struggling? And KDW doesn't address any of it. He just blasts them for being losers. As pointed out above, he never would have written anything like that about a minority community. His article was him throwing a tantrum because areas like that support Trump.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at July 01, 2016 01:51 AM (Ee2nz)

418 Rhetorical question:  When are all of the supposed economic pundits going to walk back their predictions of economic disaster due to Brexit? 

Stock Market is back to where it was last week. 

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at July 01, 2016 01:57 AM (iONHu)

419 Hi all you poor white people! I still hate you and hope you die off. That is all. Carry On.

Posted by: Kevin Williamson at July 01, 2016 01:57 AM (10hEu)

420 His article was him throwing a tantrum because areas like that support Trump.
I'm going to assume that he misses the reason why Trump is happening. All he has to do is look in the mirror. Contempt and scorn have consequences.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 01, 2016 01:57 AM (ekDyv)

421 >>>417 Obviously you didn't read the article. He blamed those white, and specifically white, communities for being the reason the jobs left. Then brutally attacks them for their social problems. Finally he tells them their communities need to die. He doesn't address why this has happened or offer any solutions (other than move). Gov't has regulated and traded your jobs out of existence. The establishment and media treat your religion, history, and skin color as reprehensible and needing to be exterminated. And one wonders why lower class whites are struggling? And KDW doesn't address any of it. He just blasts them for being losers. As pointed out above, he never would have written anything like that about a minority community. His article was him throwing a tantrum because areas like that support Trump. Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at July 01, 2016 06:51 AM (Ee2nz) _______________________ I blamed them because they are icky and embarrass my highly sophisticated sensibilities. I might allow them to live if they would just be quite and stop voting. And breathing too.

Posted by: Kevin Williamson at July 01, 2016 02:00 AM (10hEu)

422 Williamson hears banjo music when he's alone at night.

Posted by: Jean at July 01, 2016 02:06 AM (Doh4+)

423 415 No news today folks. Just woke up. Up late, slept late. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 01, 2016 06:50 AM (mpXpK) ________________________ Oh, so you think you can just sleep late, stroll on in to the office, and not do any actual work? Who do you think you are, Barry Obama?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 01, 2016 02:13 AM (NnYnv)

424 Williamson is  a sober  Ann Althouse.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 01, 2016 02:18 AM (X6fMO)

425 @423-Who do you think you are, Barry Obama? Well, Barry does seem to get away with it. Plus he is so disappointed in us. We should be thanking him.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at July 01, 2016 02:20 AM (SXa8W)

426 Good morning, everyone! What a blessing it is to have another day to oppress the downtrodden with my white privilege!

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at July 01, 2016 02:20 AM (ZEzaq)

427 Williamson is a sober Ann Althouse. I'm so sorry to have disappointed him.

Posted by: Jean at July 01, 2016 02:21 AM (Doh4+)

428 I'm going to assume that he misses the reason why Trump is happening. All he has to do is look in the mirror. Contempt and scorn have consequences. Posted by: Puddleglum at July 01, 2016 06:57 AM (ekDyv) Based on the number of articles he wrote about Trump and how generally clueless they were, I don't think you need to assume.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at July 01, 2016 02:22 AM (Ee2nz)

429 414 - Dinner was quite nice. A good cook, she's not, but she is quite the charming hostess.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 01, 2016 02:23 AM (ZVYaG)

430 My kin rode with Harry Lee in the Revolution; I understand their motivation. Thank you, Kevin.

Posted by: Jean at July 01, 2016 02:26 AM (Doh4+)

431 In other news - it's gonna be another scorcher here in Austin. If I weren't sunburnt, I'd probably toddle down to Barton springs.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 01, 2016 02:27 AM (ZVYaG)

432 'charming hostess' This is still the ONT, you don't have to be so polite.

Posted by: Jean at July 01, 2016 02:30 AM (Doh4+)

433

In other news - it's gonna be another scorcher here in Austin.

 

It looks like a pretty nice weekend here on the MA north shore; sunshine throughout, though high humidity and thunderstorms today which will clear out for tomorrow, Sunday and Monday.  Now if only I could get out of work early, it would be a perfect day, but I don't think that's going to happen.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 01, 2016 02:30 AM (X6fMO)

434 Jean - Well....I'm a rogue and a bounder, but even I have my rules. Yes, she's a nice girl.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 01, 2016 02:33 AM (ZVYaG)

435 A very, very nice girl she is.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 01, 2016 02:34 AM (ZVYaG)

436

Speaking of other news, does anybody know how to send an art tip to CBD?  I came across the artist Jeffrey Larson when I was cruising the American Digest website.

 

Here's a sample of his work; his bio says he was "trained in the manner of the Old Masters at the prestigious Atelier Lack, a studio / school whose traditions and training methods reach back through Impressionism and the 19th century's French academies."

 

Blessed Morn:

 

http://goo.gl/xzYwTh

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 01, 2016 02:37 AM (X6fMO)

437 Checking out my sunburn, I think I'm okay to roll down to the Springs after all. I'll bring a 'niece' or two.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at July 01, 2016 02:38 AM (ZVYaG)

438 Rarest thing I own is a Japanese T-30 Arisaka rifle. Purists will shudder but there is a scope mounted on it now because it wouldn't hit anything at the aimpoint at anything less than 300 yards...and I can't see well enough to shoot 300 yards. Don't worry though, there was no modifications of the rifle needed and I can take the scope and mount off and put the original sights back on in about 15 minutes.



Moment of gluttony, probably a holiday of some sort or other.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Traveling Horde, Pennsylvania at July 01, 2016 02:40 AM (iZ/y/)

439 G'morning, all. Wonder what fresh hell we have waiting in the wings for today.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] at July 01, 2016 02:41 AM (ptqRm)

440 If they aren't really your nieces for goodness sake stop calling them that. It sounds incestuous. Date, friends with benefits, call girl, escort, whatever. But please stop with the niece thing

Posted by: ThunderB at July 01, 2016 02:43 AM (zOTsN)

441 Sidewalk gridlock

Posted by: f'd at July 01, 2016 02:44 AM (BO/km)

442 Wonder what fresh hell we have waiting in the wings for today.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 01, 2016 07:41 AM (ptqRm)



No fresh hell, it's a holiday weekend. Same stale hell till Tuesday at least.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Traveling Horde, Pennsylvania at July 01, 2016 02:46 AM (iZ/y/)

443 A Tesla has killed somebody and itself. Beware the self driving car. It may become suicidal.

Posted by: f'd at July 01, 2016 02:47 AM (BO/km)

444 @442. No fresh hell, it's a holiday weekend. The MFM love to dump fresh hell when no one is paying attention.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at July 01, 2016 02:48 AM (SXa8W)

445 G'mornin' Horde ! Out of respect for ace I will leave my opinion of kevin williamson unsaid. If he managed to write something "good" for once, it is just the broken clock principle at work.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez_[/i][/u][/s][/b] at July 01, 2016 02:55 AM (gUoN4)

446 I'm back, freshly showered and all. I agree that the Williamson article about poor white communities was reprehensible. But the one linked in the post about NdGT is a grand slam into the upper deck.

Posted by: rickl at July 01, 2016 02:58 AM (sdi6R)

447 Le DUMP It has arrived! Track two. Please stand clear.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] at July 01, 2016 02:59 AM (ptqRm)

448 Correction to my T30, it's a carbine (one of about 45,000) and not a full length battle rifle. According to the serial number it was probably manufactured sometime in 1902, accurate records are somewhat hard to come by.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Traveling Horde, Pennsylvania at July 01, 2016 03:10 AM (iZ/y/)

449 Re:  Active Shooter Drill Leads to Calls to Police About Man With Gun Which Leads to Men With Guns Arriving Which Leads To More 911 Calls About More Men With Guns And So On

Orson Welles had a similar impact with his radio-play, "The War of the Worlds."  Tens of thousands of people called the police to report an alien invasion.

Posted by: Carlos at July 01, 2016 10:09 AM (yE4Vk)

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