July 30, 2013

Overnight Open Thread (7-30-2013)
— Maetenloch

Fun Fact of the Day: Shark Bites Are the Leading Cause of Death in Peruvia

So how is that even possible given its land-locked location and the relative lack of tornadoes?

Well it turns out that Peruvia is infested with one of the deadliest species of land-sharks known to science, Apristurus krampus. The Peruvian land-shark is a cunning and deadly beast that is fully mobile on land and water, and can flawlessly speak all 34 Peruvian dialects as well as the forbidden language of love and affection. With no natural enemies it freely roams the Peruvian countryside via the network of cess pools and figures large in the national imagination.

Many an unwary Peruvnik has ended up in a shark's belly and nearly every family can tell you a sad tale of a gullible daughter who fell for the charms of the sunyigazemberputz as it's known in the local tongue. Which is why at every meal you'll still hear the familiar Peruvian homily, 'Let eternal suspicion and the body of a Bulgarian keep the shark away."

Do You Know This Girl's Name?

Well Roman Polanski does. This is why.

roman-polanski-rape-victim-book-cover

The Daily Show and Lack of Fucking Integrity

They lie through editing. Reason #45 why you always bring your own camera like Matt Slick did.

What they edited and put on TV was this:
  • Matt:  "The reverse happens as well [camera angle change] where homosexuals go out and find straights to beat up."
Now notice what happened on the show.  They had me saying, "The reverse happens as well [camera angle change] where homosexuals go out and find straights to beat up."  That is not what I said.  I said "I don't know about bullying where homosexuals go out and find straights to beat up".

Oh Sad Albion

Whenever I'm in these places, I feel as if I'm where I belong. I love the look of the places, the sound (I really like Celtic music), the art, the history, the accents, and the ordinary people I meet on the street. I even like the way these places smell. Whether I'm in Scotland or a Wales or the English countryside, there's this indefinable green, flowery, fresh smell that I've never experienced anywhere else.

Having said that, I hate the fact that the UK has flooded itself with Muslims, raising the strong possibility of a majority population that has values antithetical to everything that is British; I hate the way the welfare state has leached away British values and backbone; and I hate the ascendency of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic feelings throughout the whole of the UK (and Ireland too).

The UK, from Scotland on down, fundamentally lacks vitality. All of this means that, when I'm walking around glorying in a place that feels like my spiritual and aesthetic home, I can't decide whether I'm the equivalent of someone foolishly in love with a dying consumptive (very Bronte-ish) or if I'm the equivalent of someone even more foolishly in love with a wife-beater - and I'm the wife.

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Can a Slingshot Hit Harder Than a Pistol?

Yes. If it's firing a 100 caliber ball. Next step: Drive-by slingshotting and slingshot control. For the children.

Microsoft Word Problems

1. Helen's bibliography contains 27 web sites, two-thirds of which Microsoft Word annoyingly converts into hyperlinks. If selecting "remove hyper link" requires two clicks of the mouse, how many clicks will Helen expend in this awful, time-consuming task?
4. Miguel is pulling an all-nighter at the library to finish a history paper. If Miguel's computer is operating on Microsoft Word 2003, how many useful suggestions does Clippy have between the hours of 8 pm and 3 am?

Clippy344

Internet Troll Apologizes After Threat to tell his Mother

o-MARY-BEARD-570

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Indian Army Tracks Chinese Drones For Months; Discovers They're Actually Jupiter and Venus

Sometimes astronomy is hard.

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1 First Hell it's the ONT

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 03:56 PM (qo244)

2 Ummm....guys?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 30, 2013 03:57 PM (GEICT)

3 Hello ONT!

Posted by: EC at July 30, 2013 03:58 PM (doBIb)

4 Candygram

Posted by: Peruvian Land Shark at July 30, 2013 03:58 PM (tx/9d)

5 What the hell, earlier and earlier

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian, now with 50% more sensitivity at July 30, 2013 03:58 PM (HVff2)

6 So we got spanked and told to go to bed early.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 03:59 PM (4Mv1T)

7 Just came in from the Best Evening Out With The Girls Evah.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 30, 2013 03:59 PM (lVPtV)

8 Is that a land shark or a mud shark? Circa 1971 Filmore East?

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian, now with 50% more sensitivity at July 30, 2013 03:59 PM (HVff2)

9 Well, this is a surprise.

Posted by: Vendette at July 30, 2013 03:59 PM (77l1L)

10 Well, this is a surprise. Posted by: Vendette
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But a good one. No?

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 04:01 PM (4Mv1T)

11 ONT is early tonight! It's going to be a long one with 1 Two thousand comments. Good Evening Horde!

Posted by: CarolT at July 30, 2013 04:01 PM (s0f54)

12 7 Just came in from the Best Evening Out With The Girls Evah. Do tell!

Posted by: EC at July 30, 2013 04:02 PM (doBIb)

13 But a good one. No? Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 09:01 PM (4Mv1T) Yep!

Posted by: Vendette at July 30, 2013 04:02 PM (77l1L)

14 Copenhagen is giving away a free Whetstone. So if you don't mind a little mail 3-4 times a year and registration go to www.freshcope.com

I am not a Copenhagen pusher but this is kinda a cool free prize if anyone want's one.

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 04:02 PM (qo244)

15 TR, Show this weekend. Are you going?

Posted by: EC at July 30, 2013 04:02 PM (doBIb)

16
The bitch set me up!

Posted by: Roman Polanski at July 30, 2013 04:03 PM (pJF+c)

17

 >> Just came in from the Best Evening Out With The Girls Evah.

 

 

Play by play of the pillowfight?

Posted by: garrett at July 30, 2013 04:04 PM (6WbNd)

18 Drudge says that Boehner and other House Republicans are planning on using Obamacare as a distraction in order to pass amnesty! Effers!

Posted by: Jmel at July 30, 2013 04:05 PM (cfFqn)

19 Alright, who's drinking what tonight?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 30, 2013 04:05 PM (GEICT)

20 Happy-ish Tuesday Evening ...

Posted by: a cynical but rarely angry Adriane at July 30, 2013 04:05 PM (Wk9TK)

21 CAC has a future job lined up if this co-blogging doesn't work out. India looks like they could use him as well as Peruvia

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian, now with 50% more sensitivity at July 30, 2013 04:05 PM (HVff2)

22 I emailed Truman late last night. As of 6 pm Twitter accounts were still off. He wrote they tend to do that to conservative leaning accounts.

Posted by: CarolT at July 30, 2013 04:06 PM (s0f54)

23 Chandrasekhar wept.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at July 30, 2013 04:06 PM (d7tB2)

24 Alright, who's drinking what tonight? Crantinis .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at July 30, 2013 04:06 PM (0iJzo)

25 TR,
Show this weekend. Are you going? Posted by: EC
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Nay, sir. Inventory is balanced. Scopes are zeroed. New mags came in the mail today.

I'm ready for the lights to go out.



Not really. I require A/C.

And ice... for the ONT.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 04:07 PM (4Mv1T)

26 12 7 Just came in from the Best Evening Out With The Girls Evah.


Do tell!



Lots of Weiner talk, mocking Billy Jeff (we have one lib friend who claims "Bill is doing great things for the country" and we changed the subject). 

Anyhow, we laughed and laughed (I had tears at one point, and I don't find too many things funny in these times).

Great evening, and now I've been put in charge of arranging regular meet-ups.

It's been so long since any of us have gotten together.  It's always the husbands.  That shit is about to change.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 30, 2013 04:07 PM (lVPtV)

27 And Breitbart is weeping.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at July 30, 2013 04:07 PM (d7tB2)

28 So that's like double stomp or something.  They do that in Peruvia.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 30, 2013 04:08 PM (4+FWp)

29
Peruvia is a vacation paradise, but at all costs try and avoid hooking up with young Peruvian girls who try to steal your soul. 

It's a lot safer to find companionship in Aruba.

Posted by: Joran Van Der Sloot at July 30, 2013 04:08 PM (pJF+c)

30 Had two glasses of Pinot Grigio with dinner.  Having another glass at home.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 30, 2013 04:08 PM (lVPtV)

31 Huh. I had resigned myself to missing the ont tonight. But I'm breaching the rules, as I'm sober. And wearing pants. Well, gym shorts anyway.

Posted by: DC in Towson at July 30, 2013 04:08 PM (jIaZt)

32 ooh look, the original to this post has been buhleeted as well!

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at July 30, 2013 04:08 PM (d7tB2)

33 An hour early and a thread stomp. Impressive tactic. Queen to queen's level 3!

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at July 30, 2013 04:08 PM (BQ10H)

34 PNN EXCLUSIVE: Disturbing Filner Photos Uncovered, Problems Started Very Early Friends Say UPDATED: Story has been updated to include eighth accuser (PNN) -- Over the last few weeks, eight women have stepped forward to say that Filner said or did something inappropriate. The accusations range from crude comments to unwanted advances to bullying to the infamous "Filner headlock." Now PNN has learned through long-time friends and anonymous sources that his problems go much further back than anyone had realized. http://i.imgur.com/9opJCEM.jpg

Posted by: PNN - Peruvia News Network at July 30, 2013 04:09 PM (+Ps3k)

35 Drinking. .. 90 ' Dogfish...

Posted by: billygoat at July 30, 2013 04:09 PM (Qci+c)

36 Little known fact in Peruvia Candygrams eat the shark...

and a rather chivalrous closing tag there Maet nice ONT

Posted by: sven10077 at July 30, 2013 04:09 PM (LRFds)

37 I for one approve of the looser dress code for teachers.

Posted by: Roman Polanski at July 30, 2013 04:10 PM (3VBXw)

38 >>>Drinking. .. 90 ' Dogfish... A fine choice. Damn fine.

Posted by: DC in Towson at July 30, 2013 04:10 PM (jIaZt)

39 What I want to know is..... ....is MWR still on the trampoline??

Posted by: Sean Bannion at July 30, 2013 04:11 PM (cX4wp)

40 39 What I want to know is..... ....is MWR still on the trampoline?? Posted by: Sean Bannion at July 30, 2013 09:11 PM (cX4wp) *pleasepleasepleaseplease*

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 30, 2013 04:11 PM (GEICT)

41 here's the original link, posted here - http://tinyurl.com/mmop8ud

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at July 30, 2013 04:11 PM (d7tB2)

42 Alright, who's drinking what tonight?>>

Rum and Coca Cola.

http://www.last.fm/music/The+Andrews+Sisters/+videos/+1-zGxL2uNr7bk

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 04:12 PM (qo244)

43 >>>is MWR still on the trampoline?? Well, let's go to the slow-mo instant replay. Mr. Chairman....

Posted by: DC in Towson at July 30, 2013 04:12 PM (jIaZt)

44 Peruvian sharks kill by stomping their prey to a pulp before consuming. They are known to have a passion for the glitziest of stompy boots.

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at July 30, 2013 04:13 PM (Lqb+9)

45 In Peruvia , those jeans DO make your ass look fat .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at July 30, 2013 04:13 PM (0iJzo)

46 Hi, Class!

Today we'll be talking about *nudity*!  We'll also have small interactive groups!

Posted by: Mr. Polanski at July 30, 2013 04:13 PM (3VBXw)

47 Sharks are a protected species in Peruvia, and most injuries occur when visiting members of PETA come to commune with these animals known for their strong sense of community and tolerance of the bi-curious tendencies of the species. Wait, maybe that's why they're becoming extinct?

Posted by: Lizzy at July 30, 2013 04:13 PM (xvolr)

48 Great evening, and now I've been put in charge of arranging regular meet-ups.

It's been so long since any of us have gotten together. It's always the husbands. That shit is about to change.
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We live in my wife's hometown. She is the designated organizer for their semi annual meet ups. Usually lunch, but they seem to get more participation that way.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 04:14 PM (4Mv1T)

49 43 >>>is MWR still on the trampoline?? Well, let's go to the slow-mo instant replay. Mr. Chairman.... Posted by: DC in Towson at July 30, 2013 09:12 PM (jIaZt) http://youtu.be/LnCGYuhGAhU

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 30, 2013 04:14 PM (GEICT)

50 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 30, 2013 04:14 PM (JMmQ9)

51 My wife just put this on FB. Watch. Discuss. Worth the time. http://tinyurl.com/loxz5x4

Posted by: jwb7605 [i](L.I.B.)[/i][/u][/b] at July 30, 2013 04:15 PM (Qxe/p)

52 Well it's stupid to be personally derogatory to this nazgul, second one down;

http://tiny.cc/z1a20w

Posted by: john smallberry at July 30, 2013 04:15 PM (Jsiw/)

53 I still don't understand how Twitter works. All that @ and # stuff is a mystery to me.

Posted by: rickl at July 30, 2013 04:15 PM (sdi6R)

54 CA-35 got *stomped*. Again.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith [/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at July 30, 2013 04:15 PM (qyfb5)

55 Damn, bedtime already? This whole "being a grown up" thing kinda sucks. Night weirdos.

Posted by: DC in Towson at July 30, 2013 04:15 PM (jIaZt)

56 Re: USS Indianapolis. Ernest King hated Captain McVey's father. His court martial was out of pure spite. A complete travesty of military justice.

Posted by: RS at July 30, 2013 04:16 PM (YAGV/)

57 http://youtu.be/LnCGYuhGAhU Because nothing says "classy" quite like the pierced belly button.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at July 30, 2013 04:16 PM (cX4wp)

58 54 Mero,

the dutiful always smashed by the beautiful

Posted by: sven10077 at July 30, 2013 04:18 PM (LRFds)

59 Regular motion boobehs are far superior to super slow motion boobehs . That is all . Thank me with booze .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at July 30, 2013 04:18 PM (0iJzo)

60 Posted by: Mr. Polanski>>

That Filner could get away with out getting pounded is eclipsed by how this guy is still alive. I'd hunt that fucker to the ends of the earth if he did that to one of my girls. And it would be a death sentence so if necessary distance would be an option.

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 04:18 PM (qo244)

61 Peruvia used to have a "Daily Show" like Comedy Central's. The audience got fed up with the clown nose on/off act and fed the host to a Apristurus krampus.

Now Peruvia has a show called The Daily Feed.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at July 30, 2013 04:18 PM (eHIJJ)

62 56 RS,

Adm King was a vindictive bastard...


God love him, but he was...

Posted by: sven10077 at July 30, 2013 04:18 PM (LRFds)

63 This is one of my favorite ecards:

http://bit.ly/14AwSha

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at July 30, 2013 04:18 PM (Gk3SS)

64 53 I still don't understand how Twitter works. All that @ and # stuff is a mystery to me. Posted by: rickl at July 30, 2013 09:15 PM (sdi6R) Twitter works because it makes goobers think they're more important and Really Having An Effect because other people see them saying something in the same context as a celebrity. @, like e-mail, just designates a person or nickname, like an address, and # designates a topic that you can sort by or search for more easily than random words, people use a #hashtag to "join" an unfocused conversation on a subject, such as #hacked, #filthyfilner, or #destroycapitalism.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith [/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at July 30, 2013 04:18 PM (qyfb5)

65 Because nothing says "classy" quite like the pierced belly button. Posted by: Sean Bannion at July 30, 2013 09:16 PM (cX4wp) Yeah, cause "classy" is the point.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 30, 2013 04:19 PM (GEICT)

66 I'm drinking cheap red wine purchased from my first ever visit to Wegmans.

Posted by: Vendette at July 30, 2013 04:19 PM (77l1L)

67 58 54 Mero, the dutiful always smashed by the beautiful Posted by: sven10077 at July 30, 2013 09:18 PM (LRFds) More often smashed by the momentary distraction, I think.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith [/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at July 30, 2013 04:20 PM (qyfb5)

68 63 This is one of my favorite ecards: http://bit.ly/14AwSha Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at July 30, 2013 09:18 PM (Gk3SS) So if you wanna go, I got ONT quality Awesomest lined up. (I, of course, mean pics of naked women)

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 30, 2013 04:20 PM (GEICT)

69 Yeah, cause "classy" is the point. Didn't say I wouldn't hit it like the Rangers at D-Day.... Just wouldn't be bringing it home to Mom

Posted by: Sean Bannion at July 30, 2013 04:20 PM (cX4wp)

70 42 Alright, who's drinking what tonight?>> Rum and Coca Cola. http://www.last.fm/music/The+Andrews+Sisters/+videos/+1-zGxL2uNr7bk Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 09:12 PM (qo244) I'll take one. Or maybe three.

Posted by: rickl at July 30, 2013 04:20 PM (sdi6R)

71 I'm drinking cheap budget minded for the volume drinker red wine purchased from my first ever visit to Wegmans.

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You just gotta call em like you see 'em, right?


Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 04:21 PM (4Mv1T)

72 *Sometimes astronomy is hard. Tell us about it.

Posted by: Stellar cartography staff of the USS Reliant at July 30, 2013 04:22 PM (KiyII)

73 Anyone read that Johnny Football article, dude if your a Heisman winning qb from  A&M don't go to a UT frat party. 

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at July 30, 2013 04:22 PM (b9K4P)

74 This is one of my favorite ecards: There is a tale behind this . I assume it involves bitterness .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at July 30, 2013 04:22 PM (0iJzo)

75 51 My wife just put this on FB.
Watch. Discuss. Worth the time.

http://tinyurl.com/loxz5x4

Posted by: jwb7605 (L.I.B.) at July 30, 2013 09:15 PM (Qxe/p)




Monkey on the left was one sheet of plastic away from ripping the lab tech's face off.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 30, 2013 04:22 PM (lVPtV)

76 We have discovered new kind of drone!

Posted by: Harkamar Singh at July 30, 2013 04:22 PM (Aif/5)

77 I'm drinking cheap red wine purchased from my first ever visit to Wegmans. Posted by: Vendette at July 30, 2013 09:19 PM (77l1L)


Did you get carrot cake?   You need to get the carrot cake.   Plus All The Other Things.  


So if you wanna go, I got ONT quality Awesomest lined up.

(I, of course, mean pics of naked women) Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 30, 2013 09:20 PM (GEICT)



You go right ahead.   I'm off to bed in a wee bit.  Because fucking grown up.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at July 30, 2013 04:23 PM (Gk3SS)

78 Drinking  the last of the Jim Beam.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at July 30, 2013 04:23 PM (0HooB)

79 38......AY!!!!!!!.....

Posted by: billygoat at July 30, 2013 04:23 PM (cdgHW)

80 67 Mero,

well the Peruvian reset was beautiful to me...

I'm gonna go volunteer coma early tonight...house gets picked up tomorrow and then I am a merry nomad for a month and change...

Posted by: sven10077 at July 30, 2013 04:23 PM (LRFds)

81 'Bout damn time Joerg Sprave made the ONT Surprised it wasn't for his 'personal massager' launcher.

Posted by: RWC at July 30, 2013 04:24 PM (8FeS+)

82 I'm drinking cheap red wine purchased from my first ever visit to Wegmans. Where is there a Wegmans in Fairfax Country other than Centreville?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at July 30, 2013 04:24 PM (cX4wp)

83 BTW...when are we having AceFest???

Posted by: billygoat at July 30, 2013 04:24 PM (cdgHW)

84 69 Sean Bannion,

rest her soul I would...look mom was cuckoo for KoKo Puffs....

sometimes only thing that snapped her back to lucidity was how outta control my taste in dames was...

Posted by: sven10077 at July 30, 2013 04:24 PM (LRFds)

85 Did you get carrot cake? You need to get the carrot cake. Plus All The Other Things. Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at July 30, 2013 09:23 PM (Gk3SS) I did not, alas. I will have to rectify this error in the future. But when I walked in one of my first thoughts was that I could have used a Wegmans pro like AtC to guide me through the chaos.

Posted by: Vendette at July 30, 2013 04:25 PM (77l1L)

86 57 http://youtu.be/LnCGYuhGAhU

Because nothing says "classy" quite like the pierced belly button.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at July 30, 2013 09:16 PM (cX4wp)


--Should have panned down to see their asses.

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 04:25 PM (3VBXw)

87 53 I still don't understand how Twitter works. All that @ and # stuff is a mystery to me. Posted by: rickl at July 30, 2013 09:15 PM (sdi6R) Every username starts with an @. The system uses this to inform the user that someone is talking to them or about them (Twitters calls these "interactions" or "mentions"). # is how you mark something as a hashtag. People use the hashtag symbol # before a relevant keyword or phrase (no spaces) in their Tweet to categorize those Tweets and help them show more easily in Twitter Search. Clicking on a hashtagged word in any message shows you all other Tweets marked with that keyword.

Posted by: BornLib at July 30, 2013 04:25 PM (zpNwC)

88 Had a girlfriend in ATL who gave up a career in television news to be a stay-at-home mom (at domineering husband's insistence).

She told a group of us that when they were dating, she ordered a rum and Coke.  He informed her, "Only whores drink rum and Coke."  And she never drank it again.

I wonder if she's buried in a basement somewhere. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 30, 2013 04:25 PM (lVPtV)

89 I'll take one. Or maybe three. Posted by: rickl>>

It is what I'm drinking but I also love the non PC lyrics the Andrew Sisters used in that song.       Sorry all for the length but I couldn't chose where to cut it.

If you ever go down Trinidad
They make you feel so very glad
Calypso sing and make up rhyme
Guarantee you one real good fine time

Drinkin' rum and Coca-Cola
Go down Point Koomahnah
Both mother and daughter
Workin' for the Yankee dollar

Oh, beat it man, beat it

Since the Yankee come to Trinidad
They got the young girls all goin' mad
Young girls say they treat 'em nice
Make Trinidad like paradise

Drinkin' rum and Coca-Cola
Go down Point Koomahnah
Both mother and daughter
Workin' for the Yankee dollar

Oh, you vex me, you vex me

From Chicachicaree to Mona's Isle
Native girls all dance and smile
Help soldier celebrate his leave
Make every day like New Year's Eve

Drinkin' rum and Coca-Cola
Go down Point Koomahnah
Both mother and daughter
Workin' for the Yankee dollar

It's a fact, man, it's a fact

In old Trinidad, I also fear
The situation is mighty queer
Like the Yankee girl, the native swoon
When she hear der Bingo croon

Drinkin' rum and Coca-Cola
Go down Point Koomahnah
Both mother and daughter
Workin' for the Yankee dollar

Out on Manzanella Beach
G.I. romance with native peach
All night long, make tropic love
Next day, sit in hot sun and cool off

Drinkin' rum and Coca-Cola
Go down Point Koomahnah
Both mother and daughter
Workin' for the Yankee dollar

It's a fact, man, it's a fact

Rum and Coca-Cola
Rum and Coca-Cola
Workin' for the Yankee dollar

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 04:26 PM (qo244)

90 Fuck you bitch give me a grape!

Posted by: Monkey at July 30, 2013 04:26 PM (Aif/5)

91 Should have panned down to see their asses. That was the redeeming value. Being the assman that I am.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at July 30, 2013 04:26 PM (cX4wp)

92 62 Sven True. But he protected his friends, like the admirals who f-ed up our torpedoes at the beginning of the war.

Posted by: RS at July 30, 2013 04:26 PM (YAGV/)

93 Oh, Clippy. You and Jar Jar Binks came thisclose to wiping out a nation with your shenanigans.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at July 30, 2013 04:27 PM (eHIJJ)

94 I wonder if she's buried in a basement somewhere.
Posted by: Jane D'oh
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....or if he is.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 04:27 PM (4Mv1T)

95 I did not, alas. I will have to rectify this error in the future.

But when I walked in one of my first thoughts was that I could have used a Wegmans pro like AtC to guide me through the chaos. Posted by: Vendette at July 30, 2013 09:25 PM (77l1L)



I would be best pleased to be your Wegmans sherpa.


The nice thing about the wee bakery cakes is that you can get four slices out of them.   Or, you know, one, depending on mood. 



Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at July 30, 2013 04:27 PM (Gk3SS)

96 So if you wanna go, I got ONT quality Awesomest lined up. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 30, 2013 09:20 PM (GEICT) Take a look at those *eyes*: http://bit.ly/1cm4p6A

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith [/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at July 30, 2013 04:28 PM (qyfb5)

97 Because I am both a terminal smartass and believe in capitalism and the entrepreneurial spirit of America, I have spent the last four or so hours creating a shopping mecca for The Moron Horde.

BEHOLD! http://www.cafepress.com/teabillypride


Now make me rich, suckas!

Posted by: Country Singer at July 30, 2013 04:28 PM (U22Yw)

98 You go right ahead. I'm off to bed in a wee bit. Because fucking grown up. Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at July 30, 2013 09:23 PM (Gk3SS) Weakness.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 30, 2013 04:29 PM (GEICT)

99 92 RS,

The Interwar years were odd ones in the development cycles of Kit...

and King was at the end of the day Machine Man...

he was gonna defend their version of Ordnance branch to the death.

He was a cunning, ruthless force in the Navy...when I first started researching War Plan Orange I was struck by how cunning he really was in the Fleet Problems he took part in.

Posted by: sven10077 at July 30, 2013 04:29 PM (LRFds)

100 But can the slingshot penetrate and slice open vital organs?

Posted by: steveegg at July 30, 2013 04:29 PM (o44nj)

101 Since you stomped the Indianapolis link will comment on it here.

USS Indianapolis was a happy and lucky ship that Admiral Spruance used as his flagship.  She had been earlier damaged by a kamikaze hit.  Once repairs were done at Mare Island and since she was available, she was selected to carry the nuclear materials.  She stopped at Tinian to offload her mystery cargo. 

The cruiser's next movement was to leave the Central Pacific and Nimitz's zone of control and travel to the Philippines and MacArthur.  Leyete was notified of this movement.  McVay received his briefing where no mention of a possible submarine threat was brought up.  Tinian was behind the front lines and with no obvious threat, no escort was provided and McVay eschewed taking a zig-zag course.

As the I-boat captain would testify at McVay's court martial, even if he had zig-zagged it would not have mattered.  Indy was alone on a clear bright Moon lit night.  Thus the ship was hit swiftly by Long Lance torpedoes after the I-boat skipper told the Kaiten suicide pilots they would not be needed.  IIRC the cruiser never even got an SOS off.

The delay of rescue effort happened because of a glitch.  Procedures in Leyete were in place to announce arrivals of ships.  But there was no procedure for an overdue ship.  Thus it struck like a lightning bolt the discovery of those men in the water.  Where did they come from?  Only then did people realize it was Indy.

The court martial was a kangaroo court for hazarding his ship.  Some said the whole trial was payback by Admiral King upon McVay for something McVay's father had done to a young King.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 30, 2013 04:30 PM (klTyW)

102 Take a look at those *eyes*: http://bit.ly/1cm4p6A Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at July 30, 2013 09:28 PM (qyfb5) The eyes. And the boobehs. http://tinyurl.com/mlyr2fg

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 30, 2013 04:30 PM (GEICT)

103 Take a look at those *eyes*:

http://bit.ly/1cm4p6A Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith
----------------------------------------

That's a good find, Mero.

I bet they never have to say, "Hey! My eyes are up here!"

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 04:30 PM (4Mv1T)

104 Not complainin', but the set of topics tonight really makes me sad.
Can't we do maneuver warfare and defeat the Commie-fag-junkie Complex?

Posted by: Thorvald at July 30, 2013 04:31 PM (jYZuY)

105 Drinking Land O Lakes Chocolate Supreme hot cocoa mix.

Posted by: BornLib at July 30, 2013 04:31 PM (zpNwC)

106 http://bit.ly/XfsmDK Another gallery. This one tends toward younger ladies, so feel free to feel slightly guilty as you stare. No, not *that* young, Polanski you pervert.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith [/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at July 30, 2013 04:31 PM (qyfb5)

107 Le rapide nous conduire le train dans le mur, le plus près du mur approches. If you need a translation you fail basic english.

Posted by: angel with a sword at July 30, 2013 04:31 PM (EO34X)

108 Where is there a Wegmans in Fairfax Country other than Centreville? Posted by: Sean Bannion at July 30, 2013 09:24 PM (cX4wp) I went to the one near the NRA HQ (is that the one you mean?); I had to decide whether I wanted to sit in traffic to go to the Potomac Mills location or go to Fairfax. There's a store scheduled to open in Kingstowne next year.

Posted by: Vendette at July 30, 2013 04:31 PM (77l1L)

109 Mrs. TR plans the meet ups & Mr. TR pays the bill, cuz he's the man & wants to go to gun show this weekend

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian, now with 50% more sensitivity at July 30, 2013 04:32 PM (HVff2)

110 When she hear der Bingo croon Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 09:26 PM (qo244) Der Binger = Bing Crosby

Posted by: rickl at July 30, 2013 04:32 PM (sdi6R)

111 Weakness. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 30, 2013 09:29 PM (GEICT)


Oldness.


Paying the rentness.



Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at July 30, 2013 04:32 PM (Gk3SS)

112 Off to read Tom Wolfe's "Back to Blood" shortly.  Had planned to re-read Name of the Rose and can't find the book.  Have a feeling it's another one the husband read and gave to a friend ages ago.

My, this glass of Pinot is going down nicely.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 30, 2013 04:33 PM (lVPtV)

113 Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 09:26 PM (qo244)

--A classic.  Got it on my hard drive.

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 04:33 PM (3VBXw)

114 Mark Levin on the Neil Cavuto Show - 2nd week of "Phony Scandals" and more: http://commoncts.blogspot.com/2013/07/mark-levin-on-neil-cavuto-show-phony.html

Posted by: Steve at July 30, 2013 04:33 PM (alDW0)

115 That's a good find, Mero. I bet they never have to say, "Hey! My eyes are up here!" Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 09:30 PM (4Mv1T) Some guys are Boob Men, some guys are Ass Men, I am definitely a Face Man. I *love* these pics. Also that Funtastic site has lots of great collections, from scenery and animals to ladies and also funny collections. One of my faves.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith [/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at July 30, 2013 04:33 PM (qyfb5)

116

Ahh, boobehs and booze.

 

I am home.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at July 30, 2013 04:33 PM (0HooB)

117 Hey AlextheChick, spent the day in combat with Nook and Kindle on formatting.  How easy is Calibre?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 30, 2013 04:34 PM (klTyW)

118 There's a store scheduled to open in Kingstowne next year :::: cue full Gospel choir :::: Oh happy day.... Oh happy day.....

Posted by: Sean Bannion at July 30, 2013 04:34 PM (cX4wp)

119 101 Anna Rescue procedures were screwed up on Leyte. See, e.g. The Battle Off Samar.

Posted by: RS at July 30, 2013 04:34 PM (YAGV/)

Posted by: sTevo at July 30, 2013 04:34 PM (sa6D2)

121 :::: cue full Gospel choir :::: Oh happy day.... Oh happy day..... Posted by: Sean Bannion at July 30, 2013 09:34 PM (cX4wp) Telegraph and Beulah.

Posted by: Vendette at July 30, 2013 04:35 PM (77l1L)

122 Maet, That thing with the Land Sharks in Peruvia is bullshit. There are no Land Sharks in Peruvia as that is a myth. Now, the elusive Sand Shark is something else, and if you want to know more, here is a teaser from a recent documentary. http://tinyurl.com/SandSharkDoc Peruvia still is about science.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at July 30, 2013 04:35 PM (BXLPR)

123 Peruvniks? Hmmm... I believe since the recent massive influx of Moron refugees that the accepted usage is now 'Peruv-nyuks'

Posted by: The Muldoon formerly known as Seamus at July 30, 2013 04:35 PM (pxDth)

124 Telegraph and Beulah. Think it's too soon for me to start camping there so I can be the first in the door?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at July 30, 2013 04:36 PM (cX4wp)

125 Jane, did you catch "Big Fish" yet?

Posted by: EC at July 30, 2013 04:36 PM (doBIb)

126 Oldness. Paying the rentness. Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at July 30, 2013 09:32 PM (Gk3SS) Here, feel younger. Twins. http://tinyurl.com/jvtxhhn

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 30, 2013 04:36 PM (GEICT)

127 But can the slingshot penetrate and slice open vital organs?>>

Up close maybe but at distance with a 100cal ball no. But it can fuck them up enough to give you the advantage with your knife.

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 04:36 PM (qo244)

128

Which one of you cretins called me fartzilla?

Posted by: Sheila Jackson Lee at July 30, 2013 04:36 PM (pJF+c)

129 Re: Drinks

Dogfish Head '60.

Last night had a '90 and Sierra Nevada Bigfoot.

Posted by: sTevo at July 30, 2013 04:37 PM (sa6D2)

130 Which one of you cretins called me fartzilla? Posted by: Sheila Jackson Lee at July 30, 2013 09:36 PM (pJF+c) I see no material misrepresentation here. Move on.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at July 30, 2013 04:38 PM (cX4wp)

131 Let eternal suspicion and the body of a Bulgarian keep the shark away Another Peruvian saying... If you meet a Bulgarian in the street, beat him. He'll know why.

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at July 30, 2013 04:38 PM (5YUSx)

132 Twins, Basil!

Posted by: EC at July 30, 2013 04:38 PM (doBIb)

133 Which one of you cretins called me fartzilla? Posted by: Sheila Jackson Lee at July 30, 2013 09:36 PM (pJF+c) Fartzilla? Seems generous to me.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 30, 2013 04:38 PM (GEICT)

134 Aren't Juan Valdez and his burro Peruvian?

Posted by: Low Information Voter at July 30, 2013 04:38 PM (uLzrM)

135 Think it's too soon for me to start camping there so I can be the first in the door? Posted by: Sean Bannion at July 30, 2013 09:36 PM (cX4wp) Why not? I'm sure Mrs. Bannion won't mind...

Posted by: Vendette at July 30, 2013 04:38 PM (77l1L)

136

Another gallery. This one tends toward younger ladies, so feel free to feel slightly guilty as you stare.

 

Cute,   yes. But my truck is older than  they are.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at July 30, 2013 04:39 PM (0HooB)

137 Hey-yo, Mayor Filner, you need to go *younger*.  Those girls don't complain later.

Posted by: R. Polanski at July 30, 2013 04:39 PM (3VBXw)

138 >>> Which one of you cretins called me fartzilla? Can't claim the credit, but I will steal it.

Posted by: fluffy at July 30, 2013 04:39 PM (czQU/)

139 Some guys are Boob Men, some guys are Ass Men, I am definitely a Face Man. >>

There's a mix where at least one will be enough to grab my interest. Usualy that is if they have a good personality. Oh and say yes.

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 04:40 PM (qo244)

140 125 Jane, did you catch "Big Fish" yet?

Posted by: EC at July 30, 2013 09:36 PM (doBIb)




No.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 30, 2013 04:40 PM (lVPtV)

141

Up close maybe but at distance with a 100cal ball no. But it can fuck them up enough to give you the advantage with your knife.

 

Another advantage: they'll never hear it coming.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at July 30, 2013 04:40 PM (0HooB)

142 Does anyone have recommendations on small, I.e. 15-18 feet, towable campers? I don't want a pop-up or hybrid for bear reasons. Any knowledge would be appreciated.

Posted by: RS at July 30, 2013 04:41 PM (YAGV/)

143 http://tinyurl.com/myn8ymr Sharp elbows are NSFW.

Posted by: Adam at July 30, 2013 04:42 PM (Aif/5)

144

Up close maybe but at distance with a 100cal ball no. But it can fuck them up enough to give you the advantage with your knife.

 

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 09:36 PM (qo244)

 

True, but unless you burn a lot of time to find and pick up the ball, that fingerprint-laden lump of metal is going to be there for the cops to pick up and dust.

 

Unless silence is necessary, I'll go with the .44 Magnum.

Posted by: steveegg at July 30, 2013 04:42 PM (o44nj)

145 The U. S. S. Indianapolis thread has been bumped. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 30, 2013 04:42 PM (lVPtV)

146 Those for whom the lesson in H.S. physics was a surprise should revisit the math. (Or, knockdown vs. lethality: discuss.)












Next subject: ballistics through a suppressor.

Posted by: Thorvald at July 30, 2013 04:42 PM (jYZuY)

147 Posted by: RS at July 30, 2013 09:41 PM (YAGV/)

Jayco, short of Airstream, is the best thing going.  Or at least it was when I was in the business a few years back.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 30, 2013 04:42 PM (U22Yw)

148 Got a job last week, yay. Full time. Yay. Went to dentist today. Need 4.5k dollars of crowns. Boo.

Posted by: Inspector Asshole at July 30, 2013 04:43 PM (sbSjq)

149 88 Had a girlfriend in ATL who gave up a career in television news to be a stay-at-home mom (at domineering husband's insistence). She told a group of us that when they were dating, she ordered a rum and Coke. He informed her, "Only whores drink rum and Coke." And she never drank it again. I wonder if she's buried in a basement somewhere. Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 30, 2013 09:25 PM (lVPtV) That's incredibly sad and frustrating Jane. I'm going to try and cheer myself up by pretending that he came to a bad end and she got a load of insurance money.

Posted by: BornLib at July 30, 2013 04:43 PM (zpNwC)

150 A sharp blade slits throats silently. Take care to get no blood on your clothes and make sure to dispose of the knife where it will not be discovered for at least 100 years. We are all Henry Bowman.

Posted by: angel with a sword at July 30, 2013 04:43 PM (EO34X)

151 110 When she hear der Bingo croon Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 09:26 PM (qo244) Der Binger = Bing Crosby Posted by: rickl at July 30, 2013 09:32 PM (sdi6R) Correction: Der Bingle. I was away from the computer, but I'm sure someone has pointed that out before now.

Posted by: rickl at July 30, 2013 04:43 PM (sdi6R)

152
I always travel to Peruvia for the Beso Negro!

Posted by: Bob Filner at July 30, 2013 04:44 PM (pJF+c)

153 148 Got a job last week, yay. Full time. Yay. Went to dentist today. Need 4.5k dollars of crowns. Boo. Posted by: Inspector Asshole at July 30, 2013 09:43 PM (sbSjq) Fuck it. Still not flossing.

Posted by: BornLib at July 30, 2013 04:44 PM (zpNwC)

154 Need 4.5k dollars of crowns.
Boo.
Posted by: Inspector Asshole
---------------------------

Get a second opinion. On price at least. My guy, who is good, but reasonable, charges about $800 each.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 04:44 PM (4Mv1T)

155 Jane, see if its on Netflix or something. It's a good flick.

Posted by: EC at July 30, 2013 04:44 PM (doBIb)

156 Tonight's Mega Million is $12 million.  Tomorrow's Powerball is $235 million.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 30, 2013 04:45 PM (klTyW)

157 True, but unless you burn a lot of time to find and pick up the ball, that fingerprint-laden lump of metal is going to be there for the cops to pick up and dust.>>

I did not plan on cops being involved after the burning. But if I'm out doing wet work gloves are cheap.

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 04:45 PM (qo244)

158

 "Only whores drink rum and Coke."

 

This motto is printed on every Bill in the Peruvian Treasury.   By hand. 

Posted by: garrett at July 30, 2013 04:46 PM (6WbNd)

159 So does Filner drink rum and Coke?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 30, 2013 04:46 PM (klTyW)

160
It's no wonder I love rum and coke.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at July 30, 2013 04:47 PM (pJF+c)

161

Those for whom the lesson in H.S. physics was a surprise should revisit the math. (Or, knockdown vs. lethality: discuss.)

 

Posted by: Thorvald at July 30, 2013 09:42 PM (jYZuY)

 

A slingshot ball to the x-ring on the chest definitely will fuck you up.  A bullet to the same x-ring will almost certainly kill you.

 

Of course, either to the temple will kill you.  Just ask Goliath.

Posted by: steveegg at July 30, 2013 04:47 PM (o44nj)

162 147 CS Thanks.

Posted by: RS at July 30, 2013 04:47 PM (YAGV/)

163 :::: cue full Gospel choir ::::

Oh happy day....

Oh happy day..... Posted by: Sean Bannion at July 30, 2013 09:34 PM (cX4wp)



I am totes happy for you and not at all full of jealousy and bitterness and plotting my revenge.  

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at July 30, 2013 04:48 PM (Gk3SS)

164 This is unreasonably early for the ONT, my sense of the world is thrown.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at July 30, 2013 04:49 PM (sQ0LB)

165 I am totes happy for you and not at all full of jealousy and bitterness and plotting my revenge. Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at July 30, 2013 09:48 PM (Gk3SS) On the other hand, you didn't get to hear Bannion sing.

Posted by: Vendette at July 30, 2013 04:49 PM (77l1L)

166 I am totes happy for you and not at all full of jealousy and bitterness and plotting my revenge. Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at July 30, 2013 09:48 PM (Gk3SS) *backs away slowly*

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 30, 2013 04:50 PM (GEICT)

167 And here is a generic funny picture post from the Funtastic zone, though there are a couple of babes there, too... http://bit.ly/18LMjs9

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith [/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at July 30, 2013 04:51 PM (qyfb5)

168 are we talkin' about an off the shelf wrist-rocket slingshot that I can find at Walmart or was it a high capacity tactical assault slingshot? I haven't had a chance to watch it yet

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 30, 2013 04:52 PM (JMmQ9)

169

I haven't had a chance to watch it yet

 

It's a big-assed, home-made slingshot. Watch and enjoy.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at July 30, 2013 04:54 PM (0HooB)

170 Go easy on Bob Filner.  He's touched a lot of people.

Posted by: Romen Polanski at July 30, 2013 04:57 PM (3VBXw)

171 *living dangerously stupid*


Here, AtC, have a nice rum and coke.  Bannion sent it.


*runs, sneers at Bannion*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 30, 2013 04:57 PM (lVPtV)

172 Those for whom the lesson in H.S. physics was a surprise should revisit the math. (Or, knockdown vs. lethality: discuss.)

Or more importantly, the difference between kinetic energy and momentum.

The slingshot delivered high momentum (mass x velocity), but far lower energy (mass x velocity^2).

The relative power of firearms are nearly always expressed by muzzle energy, not momentum.  The guy in the video was describing momentum.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at July 30, 2013 04:58 PM (X9Mnx)

173 Fresh from sending a major city into bankruptcy ...

The Detroit City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution calling for a federal investigation to see whether civil rights charges are warranted against George Zimmerman, who was acquitted July 13 of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

Posted by: Robert Caulfield at July 30, 2013 05:00 PM (e8kgV)

174 Does anyone have recommendations on small, I.e. 15-18 feet, towable campers? I don't want a pop-up or hybrid for bear reasons. Any knowledge would be appreciated.>>

Hi lo trailers were a good mix. All hard shell but you could tow them easier since you could drop the top down over the bottom for less wind resistance. Took to much time searching and it looks like that company might be out of business. But if you search you can see what I'm talking about and likely find somebody else that makes something comparable.

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 05:02 PM (qo244)

175 Gooooood evening, all! How is everyone tonight?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/b][/u] at July 30, 2013 05:02 PM (CA2NO)

176 175 Gooooood evening, all! How is everyone tonight? Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at July 30, 2013 10:02 PM (CA2NO) That depends....

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 30, 2013 05:03 PM (GEICT)

177 W.Mary Beard is a filthy old slut with a smelly vagina. One should never apologize for telling the truth. This scrunt is the one who wrote the infamous New Yorker piece immediately after 9/11 saying Americans had it coming. Fuck her, fuck her smelly cunt, and fuck her mom.

Posted by: Hands Off My Weiner! at July 30, 2013 05:04 PM (tCBZk)

178 The guy in the video was describing momentum.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at July 30, 2013 09:58 PM (X9Mnx)

I can impart more momentum into your body than a .45ACP 230 grain hollow point, by knocking you down with a running start (or even a hard shove), but I doubt very much that it would kill you.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 30, 2013 05:04 PM (gqgiP)

179 Hey, kids!!!  Y'all behave yourselves today? 

Posted by: Peaches at July 30, 2013 05:05 PM (8lmkt)

180 the slingshot thing was very cool

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 30, 2013 05:05 PM (JMmQ9)

181 Fuck her, fuck her smelly cunt, and fuck her mom. Posted by: Hands Off My Weiner! at July 30, 2013 10:04 PM (tCBZk) Tell us how you really feel. Pent up feelings are not good

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian, now with 50% more sensitivity at July 30, 2013 05:06 PM (HVff2)

182 Butt... http://i44.tinypic.com/2lub6tu.jpg

Posted by: EC at July 30, 2013 05:06 PM (doBIb)

183 Hiya Peaches

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian, now with 50% more sensitivity at July 30, 2013 05:06 PM (HVff2)

184 I'm off to bed and Tom Wolfe's latest book.

*and hiding from Atc*

AtC, was just kidding about the rum and coke.  Totes.

*steps away quietly from the blog*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 30, 2013 05:07 PM (lVPtV)

185 Excellent work EC. Valuable member of The Club you are.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 30, 2013 05:07 PM (GEICT)

186 That depends.... Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 30, 2013 10:03 PM (GEICT) I'm almost scared to ask... but depends on what?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/b][/u] at July 30, 2013 05:07 PM (CA2NO)

187 Hey hey, Misanthropic huma (lol)

Posted by: Peaches at July 30, 2013 05:07 PM (8lmkt)

188 I'm almost scared to ask... but depends on what? Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at July 30, 2013 10:07 PM (CA2NO) Whether or not you're still on the trampoline.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 30, 2013 05:08 PM (GEICT)

189 I'm almost scared to ask... but depends on what? Do you like feelings of weightlessness?

Posted by: EC at July 30, 2013 05:08 PM (doBIb)

190 I have not watched the slingshot vs. gun video yet, but I already know I like it. Know why? because I see that one of the guys is wearing a Daryl "Sorry, brother," t-shirt. *DRAWS HEARTS AROUND DARYL*

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/b][/u] at July 30, 2013 05:08 PM (CA2NO)

191 Whether or not you're still on the trampoline. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 30, 2013 10:08 PM (GEICT) lol! ... It's actually rather fun. *boing! boing!*

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/b][/u] at July 30, 2013 05:09 PM (CA2NO)

192 It's actually rather fun. *boing! boing!* Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at July 30, 2013 10:09 PM (CA2NO) Score

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 30, 2013 05:10 PM (GEICT)

193 I can impart more momentum into your body than a .45ACP 230 grain hollow point, by knocking you down with a running start (or even a hard shove), but I doubt very much that it would kill you.

Exactly.  Speed kills.

The debate over bigger / heavier / slower bullet vs smaller / lighter / faster bullet may never end, but claiming that his slingshot was more powerful than a .45 (because of the momentum) was a bit dishonest.

That said, I'm sure getting hit by his slingshot ball would be less than pleasant.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at July 30, 2013 05:12 PM (X9Mnx)

194 1st there were girls on trampolines followed up by MWRs on trampolines

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian, now with 50% more sensitivity at July 30, 2013 05:12 PM (HVff2)

195 Kinda slow ONT.

Posted by: EC at July 30, 2013 05:14 PM (doBIb)

196 RS I will second the Jayco camper trailer. Hubby and I have a wee one (I think 12') light weight one. Easy to tow, nice setup inside. Just the right size for us. After camping most of our lives, we really enjoy it. And well made.

Posted by: alamogordo at July 30, 2013 05:14 PM (HUTO5)

197 Kinda slow ONT.

Posted by: EC at July 30, 2013 10:14 PM (doBIb)


You are reading my mind, EC.  Although, not just kinda.  Dammit, horde, lift a glass and get your freak on, eh?

Posted by: Peaches at July 30, 2013 05:16 PM (8lmkt)

198 195 Kinda slow ONT. Posted by: EC at July 30, 2013 10:14 PM (doBIb) Cause the blog got fucked to hell with posts all over the place.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 30, 2013 05:16 PM (GEICT)

199 The ONT got stomped I see.

Posted by: EC at July 30, 2013 05:16 PM (doBIb)

200 Kinda slow ONT. Posted by: EC
-------------------------------

I like them earlier, but it does screw up the usual evening inertia going into the ONT.

We're talking about crappy 3gun SGs over on the local gun forum. I alternate between the two when it's slow here.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 05:17 PM (4Mv1T)

201 apparently, there's quite an on-line slingshot "community" I'm going to stop looking up slingshot stuff, lest I come across the on-line slingshot communities' version of the Inter-web Net-tubes Rule # 34

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 30, 2013 05:17 PM (JMmQ9)

202 Race as a Moral Concept The obsession over race is a hallmark of the Progressive left. Yet, they are willing, neigh, enthusiastic about, condemning non-white individuals who dare to believe what the self-declared intelligentsia declare that they ought not to think. Of course, they are also willing to declare a pasty white guy to be the “first Black President” back in the ’90′s. How does one square away the left’s obsession over race with the left’s enthusiasm for attacking “oppressed minorities”? To put it simply, “race” is not about race to them; rather, it is a moral concept of purity. More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=2834

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 30, 2013 05:17 PM (Vk2pI)

203 The ONT got stomped I see. Posted by: EC at July 30, 2013 10:16 PM (doBIb) The ONT stomped the USS Indianapolis thread so the latter was moved back up to the top.

Posted by: Vendette at July 30, 2013 05:17 PM (77l1L)

204 171 *living dangerously stupid* Here, AtC, have a nice rum and coke. Bannion sent it. *runs, sneers at Bannion* Another woman did that to me once. To this day she still wears an orthopedic bra.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at July 30, 2013 05:18 PM (tjc2Q)

205 Doublestomping the ONT? Has the HQ really come to this?!?



Howdy, y'all.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2013 05:19 PM (T1005)

206 We're talking about crappy 3gun SGs over on the local gun forum. I alternate between the two when it's slow here. Crappy SG's? What kind?

Posted by: EC at July 30, 2013 05:20 PM (doBIb)

207 1st there were girls on trampolines followed up by MWRs on trampolines Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian, now with 50% more sensitivity at July 30, 2013 10:12 PM (HVff2) *boing! boing!* I'm considering trying a backflip. Should I do it? *boing! BOING!*

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/b][/u] at July 30, 2013 05:21 PM (CA2NO)

208 So now there's a post on the a hot intern that worked for Weiner. (The candidate.)

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 30, 2013 05:21 PM (GEICT)

209 *boing! BOING!* Boing!

Posted by: EC at July 30, 2013 05:21 PM (doBIb)

210 *boing! BOING!* *THUD*

Posted by: Insomniac at July 30, 2013 05:22 PM (NEIxp)

211 apparently, there's quite an on-line slingshot "community"
I'm going to stop looking up slingshot stuff, lest I come across the on-line slingshot communities' version of the Inter-web Net-tubes Rule # 34


Rule #34: Upheld

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7znG7tRWC08 (SFW)

Posted by: Hollowpoint at July 30, 2013 05:22 PM (X9Mnx)

212 I'm considering trying a backflip. Should I do it?


*boing! BOING!*

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at July 30, 2013 10:21 PM (CA2NO)


Not without protective gear and EMTs on standby.  Really.  Be very careful. 

Posted by: Peaches at July 30, 2013 05:22 PM (8lmkt)

213 The debate over bigger / heavier / slower bullet vs smaller / lighter / faster bullet may never end, but claiming that his slingshot was more powerful than a .45 (because of the momentum) was a bit dishonest.

That said, I'm sure getting hit by his slingshot ball would be less than pleasant.>>

I commented only on the will a 100 cal ball rip vital organs. I did not realize I could pick a gun as an option.

I have 1000+ in 7.62, 9mm, .357, 22cal and smaller amounts of other bang bang stuff. But I also have Black powder, Bow and sling shots.

My assumption was the question was when you run out of bang whats effective.

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 05:23 PM (qo244)

214 So now there's a post on the a hot intern that worked for Weiner. (The candidate.) Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 30, 2013 10:21 PM (GEICT) I don't think you need to add the parenthetical. In the end, working for the candidate or working for the sex organ -- they're all the same with Carlos Danger. *BOUNCE!* Wheeee!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/b][/u] at July 30, 2013 05:23 PM (CA2NO)

215 To this day she still wears an orthopedic bra.
She hurt her backing laughing at you?

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at July 30, 2013 05:23 PM (BQ10H)

216 Rule #34: Upheld Sign in's suck.

Posted by: EC at July 30, 2013 05:24 PM (doBIb)

217 I don't think you need to add the parenthetical. In the end, working for the candidate or working for the sex organ -- they're all the same with Carlos Danger. *BOUNCE!* Wheeee! Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at July 30, 2013 10:23 PM (CA2NO) You've been drinking haven't you?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 30, 2013 05:24 PM (GEICT)

218 Hey everyone, want to see my Weiner?

Posted by: Huma Abedin at July 30, 2013 05:24 PM (NEIxp)

219 Crappy SG's? What kind?

Posted by: EC
---------------------------

Mossberg 930 debate getting a little heated regarding reliability. Yea, boring I know. It's what I look at when we get down to a post an hour here.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 05:24 PM (4Mv1T)

220 What black powder weapons do you have, McGregor?

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at July 30, 2013 05:25 PM (BQ10H)

221 Hey everyone, want to see my Weiner?

Posted by: Huma Abedin at July 30, 2013 10:24 PM (NEIxp)


You mean there's someone out there who hasn't?  Cloistered nuns and Tibetan monks aside, of course.  And they would say no.  Stupid bint.

Posted by: Peaches at July 30, 2013 05:26 PM (8lmkt)

222 Rule #34: Upheld http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7znG7tRWC08 (SFW) Posted by: Hollowpoint at July 30, 2013 10:22 PM Do I dare follow that link?

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 30, 2013 05:26 PM (JMmQ9)

223 I'm considering trying a backflip. Should I do it?>>

I'm guessing there are a lot of willing spotters that will bring their own spotting straps. so yes once you pick a spotter.

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 05:26 PM (qo244)

224 215 To this day she still wears an orthopedic bra. She hurt her backing laughing at you? :::: shakes fist ::::: You damn meddling kid! Get off my lawn !!

Posted by: Sean Bannion at July 30, 2013 05:27 PM (s4qeg)

225 Mossberg 930 debate getting a little heated regarding reliability. Really? I'm considering a 500 or an 870.

Posted by: EC at July 30, 2013 05:27 PM (doBIb)

226 My best pickup line for the Peruvian babes. Hey can I buy you three drinks ?

Posted by: tmitsss at July 30, 2013 05:27 PM (Pa9vP)

227 179 Hey, kids!!! Y'all behave yourselves today?

Posted by: Peaches at July 30, 2013 10:05 PM (8lmkt)


Yes, they did.

Posted by: Roman P. at July 30, 2013 05:27 PM (3VBXw)

228 Fortunately, I do not have a YouTube account, so I will not be watching the vid

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 30, 2013 05:27 PM (JMmQ9)

229 182 Butt...

http://i44.tinypic.com/2lub6tu.jpg

Posted by: EC at July 30, 2013 10:06 PM (doBIb)


--Thank you.

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 05:30 PM (3VBXw)

230 Fortunately, I do not have a YouTube account, so I will not be watching the vid

Meh- it's just two fully clothed girls supposedly having an orgasm while on a slingshot ride.

Best I could do on short notice.  I'm sure there's far worse (or better) involving slingshots somewhere out there.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at July 30, 2013 05:30 PM (X9Mnx)

231 You've been drinking haven't you? Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at July 30, 2013 10:24 PM (GEICT) Nope! Not a drop of alky since the MoMee. I'm just feeling bouncy.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/b][/u] at July 30, 2013 05:31 PM (CA2NO)

232 197 Kinda slow ONT.

Posted by: EC at July 30, 2013 10:14 PM (doBIb)

You are reading my mind, EC. Although, not just kinda. Dammit, horde, lift a glass and get your freak on, eh?

Posted by: Peaches at July 30, 2013 10:16 PM (8lmkt)


--No complaints here.  I may be able to read every comment.

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 05:31 PM (3VBXw)

233 Really? I'm considering a 500 or an 870. Posted by: EC
-----------------------------------------------

I have a 500 and looked at the 870.

See if you can find an older one in either. An older 870 Wingmaster would be what to look for, in my book.

I found a recent model Moss 500 birch stock for $275 like new, and bought a 20" vent rib barrel for it. I can hunt, or defend Casa Road.

I'd still like to find a nice auto load.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 05:31 PM (4Mv1T)

234 What black powder weapons do you have, McGregor?>>

A Traditions 50cal Yukon and a Ruger Old Army 44 cal pistol.

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 05:32 PM (qo244)

235 No complaints here. I may be able to read every comment.

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 10:31 PM (3VBXw)


fuckin' canadians . . . 

Posted by: Peaches at July 30, 2013 05:32 PM (8lmkt)

236 Really? I'm considering a 500 or an 870. Posted by: EC at July 30, 2013 10:27 PM aaaaannnnndd, we're OFF!!!! (actually, it's been a while...)

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 30, 2013 05:32 PM (JMmQ9)

237
The obsession over race is a hallmark of the Progressive left. Yet, they are willing, neigh, enthusiastic about, condemning non-white individuals who dare to believe what the self-declared intelligentsia declare that they ought not to think. Of course, they are also willing to declare a pasty white guy to be the “first Black President” back in the ’90′s. How does one square away the left’s obsession over race with the left’s enthusiasm for attacking “oppressed minorities”? To put it simply, “race” is not about race to them; rather, it is a moral concept of purity.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=2834

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 30, 2013 10:17 PM (Vk2pI)


--TPH, change "neigh" to "nay."  If you have a blog --you have one, right?-- you want to be punctilious about spelling.

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 05:33 PM (3VBXw)

238 I'm out. Gotta take the car for a look-see early tomorrow after the back bumper got up close and personal with someone else's the other day (I felt worse for the guy who hit me than I did for myself, because while my car doesn't have a lot of damage his did). Good night!

Posted by: Vendette at July 30, 2013 05:33 PM (77l1L)

239 No collusion between Ace & the cobs tonite, I'm so confused, but that is nothing new. & Browning makes a nice auto load

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian, now with 50% more sensitivity at July 30, 2013 05:33 PM (HVff2)

240 Best I could do on short notice. I'm sure there's far worse (or better) involving slingshots somewhere out there. Posted by: Hollowpoint at July 30, 2013 10:30 PM thx, HP. It's probably best if we stop looking...

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 30, 2013 05:35 PM (JMmQ9)

241 See if you can find an older one in either. An older 870 Wingmaster would be what to look for, in my book. What is the difference between the 870 and the 870 Express?

Posted by: EC at July 30, 2013 05:35 PM (doBIb)

242 Night, Vendette! Between tires and the bumper, your car is leading a charmed life.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/b][/u] at July 30, 2013 05:36 PM (CA2NO)

243 oh, finally drudge has acknowledged that I have been freezing my dainty ass off here in el lay lately.  no one can believe it's late July. 

Posted by: Peaches at July 30, 2013 05:36 PM (8lmkt)

244 The 870 Express will chamber 3" shells (I think. Hell, I have one and I'm not sure. It's been idle for too long)

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 30, 2013 05:37 PM (JMmQ9)

245 What's the temp like, Peaches?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/b][/u] at July 30, 2013 05:37 PM (CA2NO)

246 --TPH, change "neigh" to "nay." If you have a blog --you have one, right?-- you want to be punctilious about spelling. Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 10:33 PM (3VBXw) Looks OK to me!

Posted by: Mr. Ed at July 30, 2013 05:38 PM (Vk2pI)

247 For pump shotguns my favorite is the Ithaca Featherlight. But that is because it is the one I've had since I was 15 and I'm not a big bird hunter. I kill the clays with it and do OK when I group hunt birds. So the 12 gauge shotgun section of the safe has not been added to.

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 05:38 PM (qo244)

248 Good nite morons, be well

Posted by: Misanthropic humanitarian, now with 50% more sensitivity at July 30, 2013 05:41 PM (HVff2)

249 Night, Misanthropic!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/b][/u] at July 30, 2013 05:41 PM (CA2NO)

250 243 oh, finally drudge has acknowledged that I have been freezing my dainty ass off here in el lay lately. no one can believe it's late July.

Posted by: Peaches at July 30, 2013 10:36 PM (8lmkt)


--It has been a mite chilly in Winnipeg an d the borderlands here as well, especially at night.

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 05:41 PM (3VBXw)

251 What is the difference between the 870 and the 870 Express? Posted by: EC
----------------------------

I'm sure I'll get flamed, but I looked at a new 870 Express at Gander Mtn in Morrisville a few months ago before I bought the used Moss 500. My 1966 Daisy BB gun with plastic stock appears to be better made than the new 870 Express.

However, older 870 fans seem to outweigh the Moss 500 fans. And yet, the location of the safety on the Moss is what gets the rave reviews.

Liek I said, look on armslist, or Carolina Shooters Club and find an older one used.

I'd look for a Wingmaster 870 with walnut stock, just because it's pretty.

You can barrels and parts for either.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 05:43 PM (4Mv1T)

252 So the 12 gauge shotgun section of the safe has not been added to.>>

Oh wait to keep my Teabilly status all my guns are laid out on the floor loaded for my grand kids to play with,

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 05:44 PM (qo244)

253 246 --TPH, change "neigh" to "nay." If you have a blog --you have one, right?-- you want to be punctilious about spelling.

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 10:33 PM (3VBXw)


Looks OK to me!

Posted by: Mr. Ed at July 30, 2013 10:38 PM (Vk2pI)


[[i]Stamps foot in agreement]

Posted by: John Elway at July 30, 2013 05:44 PM (3VBXw)

254 246 --TPH, change "neigh" to "nay." If you have a blog --you have one, right?-- you want to be punctilious about spelling.

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 10:33 PM (3VBXw)


Looks OK to me!

Posted by: Mr. Ed at July 30, 2013 10:38 PM (Vk2pI)


[[i]Whinnies]

Posted by: Shannon Sharpe at July 30, 2013 05:45 PM (3VBXw)

255 And so the Tuesday night ONT ends at 10:47 PM Eastern.

The humanity.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 05:47 PM (4Mv1T)

256 @  247


   Aha! Another Ithaca  shooter.   IMHO, the best pump gun going.  If you use the slug barrel, it is superb for grouse or woodcock in heavy alder brush.  Very quick swing, and you don't tangle with brush.

   I have a New Model Army in a replica AND an original. Black powder is such a hoot  to use.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 30, 2013 05:47 PM (SAMxH)

257 255 And so the Tuesday night ONT ends at 10:47 PM Eastern. The humanity. Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 10:47 PM (4Mv1T) What is going on???

Posted by: EC at July 30, 2013 05:51 PM (doBIb)

258 255 And so the Tuesday night ONT ends at 10:47 PM Eastern.

The humanity.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 10:47 PM (4Mv1T)



Whatever.  Got a carrot?

Posted by: WNBA at July 30, 2013 05:51 PM (3VBXw)

259 I have a New Model Army in a replica AND an original. Black powder is such a hoot to use.>>

Just like ribs it's all about being patient and the smoke. Fun as hell and it was my dads. He used it as a tool to slow us down and aim.

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 05:52 PM (qo244)

260 What is going on???

Posted by: EC
-------------------------

ONT Post stompening.

It's highly unnatural, I tell you.

There back to bitching about Weiner, his campaign, and his interns.

I realize we have NY Morons here, but I just have a hard time getting worked up about it.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 05:53 PM (4Mv1T)

261 What's the temp like, Peaches?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at July 30, 2013 10:37 PM (CA2NO)


It's like the fuckin' arctic tundra here.  Srsly, the only bright spot is giggling about the suckah tourists freezing their 'nads off in their shorts and super unfashionable sandals. 

Posted by: Peaches at July 30, 2013 05:54 PM (8lmkt)

262 I have a New Model Army in a replica AND an original.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 30, 2013 10:47 PM (SAMxH)



Me too.

Posted by: Oliver Cromwell at July 30, 2013 05:54 PM (3VBXw)

263 There=their

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 05:54 PM (4Mv1T)

264 They're.

Posted by: EC at July 30, 2013 05:55 PM (doBIb)

265 thayer

Posted by: Peaches at July 30, 2013 05:56 PM (8lmkt)

266 I realize we have NY Morons here, but I just have a hard time getting worked up about it.>>

Are you saying you are not attracted to Wiener?

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 05:56 PM (qo244)

267 They're. Posted by: EC
----------------------------
That word is simply spelled too many ways.

SCOTCH!

There's a word rarely misspelled.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 05:57 PM (4Mv1T)

268 we are just fuckin' pitiful tonight . . . i think i will go watch ncis reruns . . . will keep checking, just in case the kindling catches.

Posted by: Peaches at July 30, 2013 05:57 PM (8lmkt)

269 J.J.Cale doing his After Midnight with a cigarette in his "strummin'" hand, and accompanied by a very young Taylor Swift http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IZ9feKpJkk

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 30, 2013 05:57 PM (JMmQ9)

270 fuckin' canadians . . .
How YOU doin', eh?

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at July 30, 2013 05:58 PM (BQ10H)

271 accompanied by a very young Taylor Swift





LIKEY!!

Posted by: Roman Polansky at July 30, 2013 05:58 PM (3VBXw)

272 270 fuckin' canadians . . .
How YOU doin', eh?

Posted by: andycanuck at July 30, 2013 10:58 PM (BQ10H)



--Take off!

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 05:59 PM (3VBXw)

273 we are just fuckin' pitiful tonight . . .
-----------------------------------

We got flanked by a late breaking post. Two, actually.

Never underestimate the power of "Divide and Conquer".

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 05:59 PM (4Mv1T)

274 Posted by: AltonJackson at July 30, 2013 10:57 PM (JMmQ9)

shweet!!!! glad I stuck around . . . Taylor Swift, lol!

Posted by: Peaches at July 30, 2013 06:00 PM (8lmkt)

275 I'm here -- I just need a little time to get synchronized.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2013 06:00 PM (T1005)

276 *blinks* This ONT is lame! *falls asleep*

Posted by: EC at July 30, 2013 06:00 PM (doBIb)

277
   Recently I picked up another bp gun,a Rogers and Spencer .44.  They were made late in the War, and there is some dispute as to whether any ever saw action.

   I like the thing, the grips are big enough to fit my hand, something the Remington doesn't have, plus it's a top strap revolver.  Good strong design.  

Posted by: irongrampa at July 30, 2013 06:01 PM (SAMxH)

278

*jogs over from Nuzzi thread*

 

'Sup?

 

Not digging the Nuzzi. To paraphrase Sheldon Cooper, "Jeepers she's yucky!"

 

Of course the whole Weiner thing is just so fucking stupid that I just want to unplug from everything.

 

*wanders off to another thread*

Posted by: Pug, Drinking fermented yak spittle in Peruvia at July 30, 2013 06:01 PM (6rcHp)

279 265 thayer Posted by: Peaches

I'll assume you meant Thor

http://tinyurl.com/mz4va2h

You can thank me later.

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 06:02 PM (qo244)

280 We got flanked by a late breaking post. Two, actually.

Holy crap, the top spot has boobehs!!!  Good ones, too.  C'mon, y'all, let's go talk some boobehs. 

Posted by: Peaches at July 30, 2013 06:02 PM (8lmkt)

281
Not digging the Nuzzi. To paraphrase Sheldon Cooper, "Jeepers she's yucky!"

Of course the whole Weiner thing is just so fucking stupid that I just want to unplug from everything.

*wanders off to another thread*

Posted by: Pug, Drinking fermented yak spittle in Peruvia at July 30, 2013 11:01 PM (6rcHp)


--Whatever you think of the chick, the reactions by the Democratic Plantation to her are telling.  The War on Women seems to be a domestic affair.

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 06:03 PM (3VBXw)

282 The  best  auto  loader   ever  made  was  the  Winchester  Super  X  Model  1  made  in  the  early  1970s.  They  put  so  much  effort  in  hand-fitting  each  one  that  they  lost  money  on   them.  You  can  find  lightly  used  ones  for  $500  or  so.  Worth  every  penny. 

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade at July 30, 2013 06:03 PM (5Edon)

283 thayer

Posted by: Peaches

No.  Thayer.  Street in Providence up from Brown.  Just fuckin' witya.

Posted by: Peaches at July 30, 2013 06:04 PM (8lmkt)

284 EC- and fellow gun admirers

I'm thinking about a bolt action rifle. I don't really hunt, so it's for pure hobby and affection for mechanical things that go bang. Only available range for distance is a mere 200 yards, for now.

.308?

30.06?

I want something with routinely available ammo, whatever that is these day.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 06:04 PM (4Mv1T)

285 Those are some neat BP revolvers, gentlemen. Good stuff. (And, no, I don't have any myself.)

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at July 30, 2013 06:05 PM (BQ10H)

286 I don't think that Taylor Swift's parents were alive in 1971...but the resemblance is striking in the JJ Cale vid

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 30, 2013 06:06 PM (JMmQ9)

287 you don't want to slide on over to teh boobeh thread?  just don't look at her face . . . .  {shivers}

Posted by: Peaches at July 30, 2013 06:07 PM (8lmkt)

288 --Take off!
Posted by: logprof

Hoser!

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at July 30, 2013 06:07 PM (BQ10H)

289 *pokes EC with a stick* Wake up!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/b][/u] at July 30, 2013 06:08 PM (CA2NO)

290 Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 11:04 PM (4Mv1T)

Remington 700 in either caliber.  But I like mine in .308.  I have one of these that I'm eventually going to change the stock on:
https://tinyurl.com/6cl975w

Posted by: Country Singer at July 30, 2013 06:09 PM (U22Yw)

291 288 --Take off!
Posted by: logprof

Hoser!

Posted by: andycanuck at July 30, 2013 11:07 PM (BQ10H)



Fuck off I got work to do. . . .

Posted by: Cyrus at July 30, 2013 06:09 PM (3VBXw)

292 On 64 in the synchronizing thread; current here.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2013 06:10 PM (T1005)

293 @  284

    TR, I'd recommend a Remington 700 bdl.  Tremendous bolt action, available in 12 (IIRC) calibers.

   30.06 would be my personal pick here.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 30, 2013 06:11 PM (SAMxH)

294 Step off the shitledge!

Posted by: Corey and Trevor at July 30, 2013 06:12 PM (3VBXw)

295 I'm thinking about a bolt action rifle. I don't really hunt, so it's for pure hobby and affection for mechanical things that go bang.>>

Fairly inexpensive I'd go Remington 700. You can pick 30.06 or .308.

http://tinyurl.com/y9xkax2

They are the pick for the military. And lots of aftermarket toys/accessories.

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 06:14 PM (qo244)

296 Have a nice day, and go fuck yourself.

Posted by: Bubbles at July 30, 2013 06:14 PM (BQ10H)

297 Just checked back after some teevee and... oh my. "Sorry to stack up another post like this," Ace says. Like he can't just come in and leave a comment like ord'nary folk. No, he's gotta leave a post like he owns the place or something. I'm not sure what's live and what's memorex around here with all the posts, so I think I'll skip everything and go directly (by way of the 4th dimension) to the morning thread. Somebody take notes so I can crib off of you then.

Posted by: mindful webworker of the teabilly webworkers at July 30, 2013 06:15 PM (U13jb)

298 296 Have a nice day, and go fuck yourself.

Posted by: Bubbles at July 30, 2013 11:14 PM (BQ10H)



Winds of shit, Bubs.

Posted by: Jim Lahey at July 30, 2013 06:15 PM (3VBXw)

299 So all votes for a Remington 700.

Thank you, gentlemen.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 06:16 PM (4Mv1T)

300 30.06 would be my personal pick here.
Posted by: irongrampa>>

Nice choice (Dam my slow fingers)

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 06:16 PM (qo244)

301 Just finished watching perception on TNT and the villian was a big biotech corporation. Except that it wasn't. Itwas a jealous mistress. And the star rails against working with a different soulless corporation. Except they turn out to be good guys. My God! Someone in Hollyweird is writing against cliches. How is this allowed to happen! A couple of weeks ago the same show had the enviromental lawyer falsify a lab report so she could get a big splashy win. I feel like I'm in Bizarro World.

Posted by: The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth at July 30, 2013 06:17 PM (Hsgnv)

302 I'm just glad no one suggested a Mosin carbine. I shot one.

Once.

My shoulder hurt for three days.

Must have been operator error.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 06:18 PM (4Mv1T)

303 Excuse me. Where the hell am I supposed to be?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 30, 2013 06:18 PM (l3vZN)

304 ThÞere=thþeir Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 10:54 PM (4Mv1T) Fixed.

Posted by: e Political Hat at July 30, 2013 06:19 PM (Vk2pI)

305 Excuse me. Where the hell am I supposed to be? Posted by: Jinx the Cat
-----------------------------------

In 3rd period History 101. And where are you pants??


At least that's MY recurring dream.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 06:19 PM (4Mv1T)

306 damn, that jawline on that Nuzzi chick. Would not want her to go down on me for fear of becoming a eunuch

Posted by: The Dude at July 30, 2013 06:21 PM (vJdyz)

307 Jinx, if you're still around, I am STILL laughing at that story you posted the other day, about the hobo with the carriage full of copper being chased by wild dogs. I cannot get over that.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/b][/u] at July 30, 2013 06:23 PM (CA2NO)

308 Would not want her to go down on me for fear of becoming a eunuch
Posted by: The Dude
----------------------------

Flag on the play. I'm callin' BS.

Any Moron here would hit that like a screen door in a New Orleans hurricane.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 06:23 PM (4Mv1T)

309 Inspector Morse prequel Endeavor spoiler...

I couldn't believe it either: A British show set in about 1965 where the murder was the missile defence factory's commie Labour union steward! I was cheering that result I can tell you.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at July 30, 2013 06:24 PM (BQ10H)

310 Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 11:23 PM (4Mv1T)

didn't say I wouldn't bend her over (face down ass up, that's the way I like to fuck) but I dunno getting a blowjob from her

Posted by: The Dude at July 30, 2013 06:24 PM (vJdyz)

311 Land sharks are the leading cause of death in Peruvia?

You DO NOT want to know what the locals do with the pink dolphins.. then again, maybe you really do want to KNOW what they do with the pink dolphins... 'know' as in GROK.

Posted by: Obamao at July 30, 2013 06:25 PM (e+pdj)

312 I'm just glad no one suggested a Mosin carbine. I shot one. >>

I assumed you wanted new with choice of ammo. But if I was recomending for a teenager a Mosin isn't always bad (painful maybe but they hit shit.)

http://tinyurl.com/k45xyy9

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 06:26 PM (qo244)

313 Drinkin' white wine and listenin' to Red Molly's "Light in the Sky". Damn. these chicks are talented!

Posted by: stevea28 at July 30, 2013 06:26 PM (EyWmu)

314 Good evening, my darlings of the Horde. I hope you're all well this evening.

Posted by: Gingy at July 30, 2013 06:28 PM (aH+zP)

315 check drudge . . . Huma is going to be taking an "extended vacation!"  rule numero uno, do not fuckin' piss off the clintstones.  you can check with ol' vince about that, you don't believe me.

Posted by: Peaches at July 30, 2013 06:28 PM (8lmkt)

316
    Worst thing I ever shot was a .600 Nitro Express--a double gun used by big game hunters in Africa.

   Like getting punched with a sledgehammer.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 30, 2013 06:28 PM (SAMxH)

317 oh and the new Humble Bundle is very good

http://www.humblebundle.com/

second week unlocks are Metro 2033, Risen 1 and Sacred Citadel

Posted by: The Dude at July 30, 2013 06:29 PM (vJdyz)

318 I'm thinking about a bolt action rifle. I don't really hunt, so it's for pure hobby and affection for mechanical things that go bang. Only available range for distance is a mere 200 yards, for now.
-----------

Since it sounds like a recreational thing, why not go with something that would do for hunting, but is more enjoyable to shoot. Maybe .243? Perfectly fine for whitetails and below. I can guarantee that you will find shooting a .243 more pleasant than a .308 or .30-06.  Just my thought. Heck, why not a .223 ?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at July 30, 2013 06:29 PM (aDwsi)

319 Synchronized!



***blinks***



Anybody left?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2013 06:31 PM (T1005)

320 didn't say I wouldn't bend her over (face down ass up, that's the way I like to fuck) but I dunno getting a blowjob from her

Posted by: The Dude at July 30, 2013 11:24 PM (vJdyz)


I'm pretty sure I speak for the 'ettes when I say that we will treasure that comment always. 

Posted by: Peaches at July 30, 2013 06:32 PM (8lmkt)

321 *Anybody left? Hopefully no slutbags, .

Posted by: Thrawn at July 30, 2013 06:32 PM (KiyII)

322 Popping back in to say... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7znG7tRWC08 (SFW) Um... Yeah, I suppose the video is - didn't watch to the climax. But, I've got the safety off on YouTube and ... nothing in my sidebar is SFW. Like, "My girlfriend's Vagina up close! by teenagecrazy"??? No, I didn't click! And no, I won't leave a link. You go look for it yourself, perv. I already landed on some Japanese child-rape comics site this week (ye gods!), and I don't need more of that on my NSA logs!

Posted by: mindful webworker, really I only went there for the articles at July 30, 2013 06:32 PM (U13jb)

323 I assumed you wanted new with choice of ammo. But if I was recomending for a teenager a Mosin isn't always bad (painful maybe but they hit shit.)
-----------------------------------

We've got a pretty good gun community on-line here so I could go either way, new or used. I think the weight of a Mosin full sized rifle might make it more bearable to shoulder than the carbine. The carbine kicked me like a mule.

I would really love to find a place to shoot distance, but as yet I haven't found it close by.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 06:33 PM (4Mv1T)

324 Some of those Word 'problems' were just bullshit. A person not being bothered to learn the app they'll likely spend a major portion of their educational and working career in, when they're doing actual work as opposed to web 'research,' is not a fault of the software. And I'm not talking about the deep monster document complexities. How hard is it to learn when to use Find All instead of Find?

Posted by: epobirs at July 30, 2013 06:33 PM (kcfmt)

325 I'm here! Here and the Nuzzi thread. I just suck at multitasking.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/b][/u] at July 30, 2013 06:33 PM (CA2NO)

326 Just my thought. Heck, why not a .223 ?>>

The next one I want is a .17HMR which if i understand why they exist is they are a flatter/hotter .22.

I own the other cals mentioned already.

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 06:34 PM (qo244)

327 324 Some of those Word 'problems' were just bullshit. A person not being bothered to learn the app they'll likely spend a major portion of their educational and working career in, when they're doing actual work as opposed to web 'research,' is not a fault of the software. And I'm not talking about the deep monster document complexities. How hard is it to learn when to use Find All instead of Find? Posted by: epobirs at July 30, 2013 11:33 PM (kcfmt) You realize it's a joke right.

Posted by: Buzzion at July 30, 2013 06:34 PM (fOENO)

328 Seeing as Peaches is being a killjoy, I'm going to the Weiner thread.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at July 30, 2013 06:35 PM (BQ10H)

329 I'm pretty sure I speak for the 'ettes when I say that we will treasure that comment always.

Posted by: Peaches at July 30, 2013 11:32 PM (8lmkt)


http://youtu.be/_wHFZv2T_YQ

Posted by: The Dude at July 30, 2013 06:36 PM (vJdyz)

330 Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 11:34 PM (qo244)

My next door neighbor bought his son a .17HMR for his birthday (or Christmas, I forget which) and now they argue over who gets to use it for squirrel hunting.

Posted by: Country Singer at July 30, 2013 06:37 PM (U22Yw)

331 Heck, why not a .223 ?
Posted by: Mike Hammer
-----------------------

I used to shoot groundhogs with my old boss when I was in my early 20's with his 22/250. It was fun, and accurate.

I think my interest in a somewhat larger caliber has more to do with an irrational interest in disproportionate calibers (and cubic inch displacement internal combustion).

How does Tim Allen say it?

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 06:37 PM (4Mv1T)

332 #327

Try doing tech support for a while and see if willfully ignorant users seem as funny.

Posted by: epobirs at July 30, 2013 06:38 PM (kcfmt)

333 #261

It hasn't been that cold. But then, I consider anything down to 50F suitable shorts weather.

Posted by: epobirs at July 30, 2013 06:39 PM (kcfmt)

334 Seeing as Peaches is being a killjoy, I'm going to the Weiner thread.
Posted by: andycanuck
----------------------------------

I think Alton Jackson says it best.

"Never, Ever, fuck with Peaches."

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 06:40 PM (4Mv1T)

335 332 #327 Try doing tech support for a while and see if willfully ignorant users seem as funny. Posted by: epobirs at July 30, 2013 11:38 PM (kcfmt) That just sailed right over your head.

Posted by: Buzzion at July 30, 2013 06:41 PM (fOENO)

336 AND, the ONT is back on top.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 06:42 PM (4Mv1T)

337 I would really love to find a place to shoot distance, but as yet I haven't found it close by.>>

I have an old WWI Mauser that has been sporterized and changed to 30.06 I like that was really cheap in 1983. If you are willing to search and want to save money. Chase a Mauser.

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 06:43 PM (qo244)

338 AND, the ONT is back on top. Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 11:42 PM (4Mv1T) I'm getting the Indianapolis thread first, then the slutbag thread, and then the ONT. It's like a Mexican stand off with stompy boots...

Posted by: e Political Hat at July 30, 2013 06:47 PM (Vk2pI)

339 wish someone would post a Rise of The Triad review, want to know if it's worth the cash

Posted by: The Dude at July 30, 2013 06:48 PM (vJdyz)

340 The Political Hat has gone Icelandic tonight.

Posted by: Gingy at July 30, 2013 06:48 PM (aH+zP)

341 What is this, Quantum Threads tonight?  Or is it the Heisenberg Uncertainty Thread, where posting in it causes it to change its position?

Posted by: Conservative Crank at July 30, 2013 06:48 PM (sQ0LB)

342 Those Detroit houses for $1 in the right sidebar....
I see 'burning the house down' parties.
Definite investment opportunity.

Good luck getting an open burn permit in Detroit though.

Posted by: Obamao at July 30, 2013 06:48 PM (e+pdj)

343 I don't know about y'all, but Playboy sure has changed from the last one I saw. About 30 years ago.

Posted by: EROWMER at July 30, 2013 06:50 PM (OONaw)

344 wish someone would post a Rise of The Triad review, want to know if it's worth the cash...

Was a pretty good $10 alternative to Doom in '94 - if you have a DOS machine it is worth every penny.

Posted by: Obamao at July 30, 2013 06:51 PM (e+pdj)

345 hose Detroit houses for $1 in the right sidebar....
I see 'burning the house down' parties.>>

For $50 I'll get it going for you at a predetermined time so you can't be charged with arson.

Posted by: Crack addict that stole all the copper at July 30, 2013 06:52 PM (qo244)

346 Was a pretty good $10 alternative to Doom in '94 - if you have a DOS machine it is worth every penny.

Posted by: Obamao at July 30, 2013 11:51 PM (e+pdj)


talking about the new one by the Hard Reset guys that comes out tomorrow

Posted by: The Dude at July 30, 2013 06:53 PM (vJdyz)

347 The Political Hat has gone Icelandic tonight.

Posted by: Gingy at July 30, 2013 11:48 PM (aH+zP)


I have to call threadwinner on that!!!

Posted by: Peaches at July 30, 2013 06:53 PM (8lmkt)

348 ? He's using an Icelandic letter in his name. It replaces "th" sound. It's called thorn.

Posted by: Gingy at July 30, 2013 06:54 PM (aH+zP)

349 You know when you're a guy, and you're just seeing naked women everywhere? http://www.funtasticzone.com/album/753-hidden-object

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2013 06:55 PM (T1005)

350 talking about the new one by the Hard Reset guys that comes out tomorrow

Wait until it is on the $10 rack.

Posted by: Obamao at July 30, 2013 06:55 PM (e+pdj)

351 Time for the old folk.Need to do PM on the Toyota tomorrow. Timing belt time.


     Goodnite, good people.    Stay safe.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 30, 2013 06:55 PM (SAMxH)

352

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2013 11:55 PM (T1005)


Photoshop

Posted by: The Dude at July 30, 2013 06:56 PM (vJdyz)

353 The Political Hat has gone Icelandic tonight. Posted by: Gingy at July 30, 2013 11:48 PM (aH+zP) Þu bist miscenninge. Hit biþ eald ænglisc.

Posted by: Se Lodweardprtt Ht at July 30, 2013 06:56 PM (Vk2pI)

354

I had slutbag, sub and ONT

 

but now its sub, ONT, slutbag

 

so first slutbag was on top of the sub, but now slutbag is under the sub

 

very very naughty

Posted by: thunderb at July 30, 2013 06:57 PM (zOTsN)

355 Night irongrampa

Posted by: Conservative Crank at July 30, 2013 06:58 PM (sQ0LB)

356 J to the R-O-C in the house!!!

Posted by: J-ROC at July 30, 2013 06:58 PM (3VBXw)

357 Wait until it is on the $10 rack.

Posted by: Obamao at July 30, 2013 11:55 PM (e+pdj)


GMG already has it at $13 ($15 is the normal price)

Posted by: The Dude at July 30, 2013 06:59 PM (vJdyz)

358 I thought it was an earthquake, but it was just the ONT changing position.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2013 07:00 PM (T1005)

359 Good luck on that project IG.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 07:00 PM (4Mv1T)

360 Well, Hat, Mom's Icelandic. Thorn is still used in Icelandic (though now usually replaced by eth) a language still used. Old English, not as much. Ohhhh maybe I should get my degree in dead languages! English in Urban America, maybe?

Posted by: Gingy at July 30, 2013 07:00 PM (aH+zP)

361 One of my Son in laws has Mexican heritage and switches between Spanish and English with my grand son. So I am gonna try learning Spanish. Has anyone here used this?
http://tinyurl.com/l7ubjyf

 I have a 40 minute commute so it can't hurt.

Posted by: Crack addict that stole all the copper at July 30, 2013 07:02 PM (qo244)

362 360 Well, Hat, Mom's Icelandic. Thorn is still used in Icelandic (though now usually replaced by eth) a language still used. Old English, not as much.

Ohhhh maybe I should get my degree in dead languages! English in Urban America, maybe?

Posted by: Gingy at July 31, 2013 12:00 AM (aH+zP)



Does that make her eine Eiscanuck?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2013 07:03 PM (T1005)

363 We call her an Icehead.

Posted by: A. Weiner at July 30, 2013 07:03 PM (aH+zP)

364 Danged sock!

Posted by: Gingy at July 30, 2013 07:04 PM (aH+zP)

365 Ohhhh maybe I should get my degree in dead languages! English in Urban America, maybe? Posted by: Gingy
----------------------------------------------------

Latin.

Road boy #2 is in his third year in HS. I have no idea why college profs like it, but apparently they do. Or so i hope.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 07:04 PM (4Mv1T)

366

read the Polanski court documents

 

what a pig

 

what a filthy bastard

Posted by: thunderb at July 30, 2013 07:04 PM (zOTsN)

367 Mongo can't keep up with way Ace moves post. Mongo just pawn in AOSHQ.

Posted by: Mongo at July 30, 2013 07:05 PM (OWjjx)

368 361
 Dam sock

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 07:05 PM (qo244)

369 Okay..., is this really the ONT, or just another cruel hoax?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at July 30, 2013 07:05 PM (aDwsi)

370 361 One of my Son in laws has Mexican heritage and switches between Spanish and English with my grand son. So I am gonna try learning Spanish. Has anyone here used this?
http://tinyurl.com/l7ubjyf

I have a 40 minute commute so it can't hurt.

Posted by: Crack addict that stole all the copper at July 31, 2013 12:02 AM (qo244)


--Never tried it.  My Spanish is good enough.  But the car is a good place to learn for sure.

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 07:06 PM (3VBXw)

371 Tobacco Road - I found my knowledge of Latin (by way of French) to be invaluable in my biology and anatomy and physiology classes. I wish I could take Latin but at this point I just want to get the hell away from the idea factory. My professors are unused to dealing with grown women who don't take we'll to their lefty bullshit.

Posted by: Gingy at July 30, 2013 07:06 PM (aH+zP)

372 Latin.

Road boy #2 is in his third year in HS. I have no idea why college profs like it, but apparently they do. Or so i hope.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 31, 2013 12:04 AM (4Mv1T)


makes it easier to learn other Western languages

Posted by: The Dude at July 30, 2013 07:09 PM (vJdyz)

373 sheesh, i am increasingly amazed at the quantities of booze i can plow into myself and still maintain full finger control . . .  my fondest wishes are:

1)  i might accidentally stop drinking
2)  i might finally succeed at drinking myself to death (apparently not nearly as easy as it sounds)
3)  that i might win one of those fuckin' lotteries tonight

And, yet, I would throw it all away if Crank's Maddie could have the miracle I keep praying for and go home and have all the joy a 4-year-old should. 

sigh

Posted by: Peaches at July 30, 2013 07:09 PM (8lmkt)

374 Closing up shop in the ED, see you degenerates tomorrow

Posted by: Conservative Crank at July 30, 2013 07:09 PM (sQ0LB)

375 I found my knowledge of Latin (by way of French) to be invaluable in my biology and anatomy and physiology classes.
------------------------------------------------

This is an added reason I am glad he is taking it. Hoping he will pursue medicine.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 07:09 PM (4Mv1T)

376 is this really the ONT, or just another cruel hoax?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at July 31, 2013 12:05 AM (aDwsi)


it's a desert topping AND a floor-wax

Posted by: Peaches at July 30, 2013 07:10 PM (8lmkt)

377 361 One of my Son in laws has Mexican heritage and switches between Spanish and English with my grand son. So I am gonna try learning Spanish. Has anyone here used this?
http://tinyurl.com/l7ubjyf

I have a 40 minute commute so it can't hurt.

Posted by: Crack addict that stole all the copper at July 31, 2013 12:02 AM (qo244)



Depending on the age of the kid, you might request that he knock that off. IIRC, humans have the ability to "lock-in" languages in an age range somewhere about three to eight -- and they can absorb an amazing number. If you're on-staff in a foreign embassy, and your family speaks Spanish at home, English at work, the cleaners speak Swahili, you use French when visiting other embassies, and he's at a school with full-immersion Mandarin, he can become comfortably conversational in all those languages simultaneously during that three-to-eight-year-old period.....provided that each person consistently speaks one language. Otherwise, he'll start getting bleedover and end up with Spanglish.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2013 07:10 PM (T1005)

378 TR - The Moral Monday circus rolled into town yesterday. The spokes...., uh, uh..., spokeslady had shoulder-to-shoulder tats, and an eyebrow ring. It occurred to me that just a few years ago, I would have assumed that the carny was in town, and that she was the star of the Tattooed Lady of Borneo sideshow.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at July 30, 2013 07:10 PM (aDwsi)

379 I appreciate-and can empathize-with your feelings about England. Thanks for your thoughts, ,Maet

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 30, 2013 07:12 PM (iQit/)

380

Aha!  Here y'all are.

 

Thought you could hide from me, eh?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at July 30, 2013 07:13 PM (0HooB)

381 362 360
Well, Hat, Mom's Icelandic. Thorn is still used in Icelandic (though now
usually replaced by eth) a language still used. Old English, not as
much.



Ohhhh maybe I should get my degree in dead languages! English in Urban America, maybe?

Posted by: Gingy at July 31, 2013 12:00 AM (aH+zP)


Does that make her eine Eiscanuck?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2013 12:03 AM (T1005)


--Did you know that the largest Icelandic community in the world outside Scandinavia is in Manitoba?


This weekend is the Icelandic Festival in Gimli, Manitoba:


https://www.facebook.com/IcelandicFestival


Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 07:13 PM (3VBXw)

382 One of my Son in laws has Mexican heritage>>

He is legal his Dad was American and mom was Mexican. He grew up in Texas in a place where switching languages was normal.

My fear is the grandson will speak to me in Spanish and wont get why I go what?

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 07:13 PM (qo244)

383 375 I found my knowledge of Latin (by way of French) to be invaluable in my biology and anatomy and physiology classes. ------------------------------------------------ This is an added reason I am glad he is taking it. Hoping he will pursue medicine. Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 31, 2013 12:09 AM (4Mv1T) ---- Does he want that, or do you? It's tough, so many years of school. I watched a friend get to the last six weeks of his ophthalmology degree and burn out. Very sad.

Posted by: Gingy at July 30, 2013 07:14 PM (aH+zP)

384

Fun Fact of the Day: Shark Bites Are the Leading Cause of Death in Peruvia

 

Hey, moron. Put on this shark-proof suit and tell me if it hurts when they bite!

Posted by: Cicero Kid says, 'here's ur sign' at July 30, 2013 07:15 PM (San0v)

385 366
read the Polanski court documents

what a pig

what a filthy bastard

Posted by: thunderb at July 31, 2013 12:04 AM (zOTsN)



Hey, lots of space in my Swiss villa!

Posted by: Roman Poulanski at July 30, 2013 07:15 PM (3VBXw)

386

*hugs Peaches*

No dying for you--and Maddie got through her most recent surgery ok.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at July 30, 2013 07:15 PM (sQ0LB)

387 So is this giant chunk of the Sun that some are doing a Chicken Little in reporting on, is it finally SMOD?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 30, 2013 07:16 PM (klTyW)

388 373 sheesh, i am increasingly amazed at the quantities of booze i can plow into myself and still maintain full finger control . . . my fondest wishes are:

1) i might accidentally stop drinking
2) i might finally succeed at drinking myself to death (apparently not nearly as easy as it sounds)
3) that i might win one of those fuckin' lotteries tonight

And, yet, I would throw it all away if Crank's Maddie could have the miracle I keep praying for and go home and have all the joy a 4-year-old should.

sigh

Posted by: Peaches at July 31, 2013 12:09 AM (8lmkt)


--Don't remind me about #2.

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 07:17 PM (3VBXw)

389 381 --Did you know that the largest Icelandic community in the world outside Scandinavia is in Manitoba? This weekend is the Icelandic Festival in Gimli, Manitoba: https://www.facebook.com/IcelandicFestival Posted by: logprof at July 31, 2013 12:13 AM (3VBXw) --- I did! My Afi's family landed there. Ami's went to Saskatchewan. (Mom's parents)

Posted by: Gingy at July 30, 2013 07:17 PM (aH+zP)

390 makes it easier to learn other Western languages
Posted by: The Dude
--------------------------

True, and if he was pursuing other languages that would be worthwhile, but the really good school like to see 3-4 years of the one language.

I high level school admin. who I know personally in the county school system told me once that some schools even accept Latin in lieu of certain math courses.

Huh.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 07:18 PM (4Mv1T)

391 I did! My Afi's family landed there. Ami's went to Saskatchewan. (Mom's parents)

Posted by: Gingy at July 31, 2013 12:17 AM (aH+zP)


--Sweet action!  Have you ever been to Gimli?

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 07:19 PM (3VBXw)

392 So is this giant chunk of the Sun that some are doing a Chicken Little in reporting on, is it finally SMOD?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 12:16 AM (klTyW)


we can only hope


wish this statue was cheaper


http://tinyurl.com/mph93ry

Posted by: The Dude at July 30, 2013 07:20 PM (vJdyz)

393 Maddie got through her most recent surgery ok.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at July 31, 2013 12:15 AM (sQ0LB)


good to know, crank, but lately i have been praying for a big fat miracle for that child . . . starting to get a little cranky with the Big Guy on this particular issue. xoxo

Posted by: Peaches at July 30, 2013 07:21 PM (8lmkt)

394 391 --Sweet action! Have you ever been to Gimli? Posted by: logprof at July 31, 2013 12:19 AM (3VBXw) Nope. My only experience with Manitoba is driving through it a few times in the early 2000s on a move to Ontario and then back West.

Posted by: Gingy at July 30, 2013 07:22 PM (aH+zP)

395

I'm hearing through a friend that Leno's worth watching tonight if you want to see Weiner get roundly mocked.

 

Posted by: junior at July 30, 2013 07:22 PM (Quo7C)

396 Does he want that, or do you? It's tough, so many years of school. I watched a friend get to the last six weeks of his ophthalmology degree and burn out. Very sad. Posted by: Gingy
---------------------------

True, I want that for him, but it has to be up to him. I've been in the employment business for 25 years and I know more than most today that you have to have a purpose in college beyond just getting a degree today, unlike 20 years ago.

He's good in math, but not a math "mind", so he won't be an engineer. There are no sure jobs that I know of, other than health care now, even if that means working for the government in 10 years.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 07:22 PM (4Mv1T)

397 375 I found my knowledge of Latin (by way of French) to be invaluable in my biology and anatomy and physiology classes.
------------------------------------------------

This is an added reason I am glad he is taking it. Hoping he will pursue medicine.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 31, 2013 12:09 AM (4Mv1T)



Actually, I was probably one of the last people to get some exposure to Latin and Greek in California public schools. From Greek, you get things like the relationship between potable water, mesopotamia, and hippopotamus; hippopotamus and hippodrome; cephalopods, tetrapods, bipeds, and pedicures....Latin gives you inside clues as to what Neolamprologus caudopunctatus might look like if you know the name but don't have a picture ("caudopunctatus" means "spotty tail").

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2013 07:23 PM (T1005)

398 Go ahead, call me a Peruvnik one more time, and see what happens! Hairlip! Hairlip!

Posted by: and irresolute at July 30, 2013 07:23 PM (DBH1h)

399 Enjoy it while you can morons. My Pop fell over dead the other day of a heart attack at 66. He was in fine shape, walked every day cut firewood, rafted the river. You never know when your number will be drawn. My poor Mom is a mess.

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura highway at July 30, 2013 07:24 PM (/7Xis)

400 Man, my typing really stinks worse than usual. Sorry.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 07:24 PM (4Mv1T)

401 Here's a question I had today which is kinda language related. What is the difference between a Sulfate and a Sulfide. 2 guys were asking one a 4 year engineer and the other a technician who has been told the answer several times. I get that what I do is not the norm but does this simple shit keep coming up?

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 07:25 PM (qo244)

402 Oh Jackhole. Bless. My mom is 66.

Posted by: Gingy at July 30, 2013 07:25 PM (aH+zP)

403 Oh Jackhole. Bless. My mom is 66.

Posted by: Gingy at July 30, 2013 07:25 PM (aH+zP)

404 Ohhhh maybe I should get my degree in dead languages! English in Urban America, maybe? Posted by: Gingy at July 31, 2013 12:00 AM (aH+zP) Bring back use of þe letter "Þ"!

Posted by: Se Lodweardprtt Ht at July 30, 2013 07:26 PM (Vk2pI)

405 I had almost forgotten my urge to kill Clippy. Way to go, .. thanks!

Posted by: and irresolute at July 30, 2013 07:26 PM (DBH1h)

406 Jackhole- So sorry to hear that. I lost my dad at the same age. Left a huge hole.
Sounds like yours didn't suffer. Only the ones left behind.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 07:26 PM (4Mv1T)

407 Wow, Jackhole.  Prayers   for you and your Mom.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at July 30, 2013 07:26 PM (0HooB)

408 Sulfide is just the ion. Sulfate is combined with oxygen.

Posted by: Gingy at July 30, 2013 07:27 PM (aH+zP)

409 If Huma beat Weiner would he get off?

Posted by: Jake from at July 30, 2013 07:27 PM (SRqmv)

410 382 One of my Son in laws has Mexican heritage>>

He is legal his Dad was American and mom was Mexican. He grew up in Texas in a place where switching languages was normal.

My fear is the grandson will speak to me in Spanish and wont get why I go what?

Posted by: McGregor at July 31, 2013 12:13 AM (qo244)



Also note -- I was subtly pitching that the Son-in-law *always* talk to the lad in Spanish. Then the grandson will be able to effortlessly hold conversations with him in Spanish and you in English in the same room and not get them scrambled. After the kid gets to be about nine or 10, you can start switching around -- the S-i-l can use English or Spanish, and so can you.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2013 07:27 PM (T1005)

411 PS: fuck nomenclature.

Posted by: Gingy at July 30, 2013 07:27 PM (aH+zP)

412 The Dude, that looks like C. Halcomb from Ballistics except the blouse design.  Pretty nice. 

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 30, 2013 07:28 PM (klTyW)

413 Geskia! - Over The Three Rainbows

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPB88Ud-390

Posted by: The Dude at July 30, 2013 07:28 PM (vJdyz)

414 Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura highway at July 31, 2013 12:24 A

Oh, God, Jackhole, I am so sorry . . . prayers up for you and your poor Mom. 

Posted by: Peaches at July 30, 2013 07:28 PM (8lmkt)

415 Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura highway at July 31,>>

Not as early but my Mom died this spring at 80. Dad who is 83 and just wants to die. We are trying ur best to give him a reason to keep going.

Most importanytly Jackhole condolences for your loss it fing sucks.

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 07:29 PM (qo244)

416 The Dude, that looks like C. Halcomb from Ballistics except the blouse design. Pretty nice.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 12:28 AM (klTyW)


probably because that is what it's of

Posted by: The Dude at July 30, 2013 07:30 PM (vJdyz)

417 Enjoy it while you can morons. My Pop fell over dead the other day of a heart attack at 66. He was in fine shape, walked every day cut firewood, rafted the river. You never know when your number will be drawn. My poor Mom is a mess. Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura highway at July 31, 2013 12:24 AM (/7Xis) Thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: e Politial Hat at July 30, 2013 07:30 PM (Vk2pI)

418 394 391
--Sweet action! Have you ever been to Gimli?
Posted by: logprof at July 31, 2013 12:19 AM (3VBXw)
Nope. My only experience with Manitoba is driving through it a few times in the early 2000s on a move to Ontario and then back West.

Posted by: Gingy at July 31, 2013 12:22 AM (aH+zP)


--Gimli is very beautiful.  It has the feel of a seaside town, but it's on a big inland lake instead.  There's a boardwalk, fish joints, sandy beach, and even a sand castle competition.  The Icelandic Festival is fun, with lots of re-enactors staging a mock battle with explanations of the fighting tactics and keeping a mock Viking camp by the lakeside.  I have only taken in the daytime fun, but there is also fireworks and a free concert in the evening.

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 07:30 PM (3VBXw)

419 399 Enjoy it while you can morons. My Pop fell over dead the other day of a heart attack at 66. He was in fine shape, walked every day cut firewood, rafted the river. You never know when your number will be drawn. My poor Mom is a mess.

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura highway at July 31, 2013 12:24 AM (/7Xis)



Sorry to hear. Praying for peace and comfort for your mom.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2013 07:31 PM (T1005)

420

OK. It's bedtime for Bonzo.

 

Y'all have fun and try not to trash the place, 'k?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at July 30, 2013 07:33 PM (0HooB)

421 Logprof - I've always wanted to go, but Alberta and NWT are really far from Gimli. The only Icelandic thing about me is my red hair and temper - although to be fair, I had those genes on the other side as well.

Posted by: Gingy at July 30, 2013 07:34 PM (aH+zP)

422 Thanks everyone. I didn't know how hard it would be until. My mom asked me to go through his stuff. Even worse when my sister asked for fishing pictures for the memorial. Bless my Pop, he never wanted a service he had told my mom that he wanted a party, so that's what he'll get. Beer, food, wine and country music.

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura highway at July 30, 2013 07:34 PM (/7Xis)

423 401 Here's a question I had today which is kinda language related. What is the difference between a Sulfate and a Sulfide. 2 guys were asking one a 4 year engineer and the other a technician who has been told the answer several times. I get that what I do is not the norm but does this simple shit keep coming up?

Posted by: McGregor at July 31, 2013 12:25 AM (qo244)



I'd have to consult a chemistry text (or chemjeff), but -- in general -- when you have two closely related words like that, they vary in the nature of the bond with whatever other thingy they're stuck on.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2013 07:34 PM (T1005)

424 410 Posted by: cthulhu

My daughter speaks less Spanish than me so the grand son will be a English speaker. But I being the paranoid fuck I am don't want him to be able to speak to dad in secret. He's 3 now

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 07:34 PM (qo244)

425 Bony Tony Weiner's Communication Director, Barbara Morgan, as quoted in a Mediate report, responding to a Weiner campaign intern's piece in the NY Daily News -
“She sucked. She like wasn’t good at setting up events. She was clearly there because she wanted to be seen. Like it was, like, terrible and I had to like – she would like, she would just not show up for work,” said Morgan. “For the four weeks she worked there — she didn’t work weekends, so twenty days total. Of those twenty days, she missed probably five because she would just like not show up and not tell me she wasn’t going to be there. So, yeah, so there’s that.”


I thought there were child labor laws in New York State. This alleged "Communications Director" can't be more than 14 years old. Can she?

Posted by: dissent555 at July 30, 2013 07:35 PM (yR6A1)

426 Well The Dude if that giant chunk of CME actually strikes the Earth, will finally see if POTUS or TOTUS is the real tool.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 30, 2013 07:36 PM (klTyW)

427 sulfate is SO4 (one sulfur, four oxygen), sulfide is the negative sulfur ion. I hated chemistry but I retained that.

Posted by: Gingy at July 30, 2013 07:36 PM (aH+zP)

428 Helen can't write a Word macro? What a slutbag.

Posted by: whatmeworry? at July 30, 2013 07:37 PM (Q3WfW)

429 I'm one tuckered out Moe-Ron.

God bless you folks.

Tip your waitress, and empty your ashtrays.

Out.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at July 30, 2013 07:38 PM (4Mv1T)

430 The Peruvian land-shark is a cunning and deadly beast that is fully mobile on land and water, and can flawlessly speak all 34 Peruvian dialects as well as the forbidden language of love and affection.

Typical office scene in Peruvia: http://cheezburger.com/6236920832

Posted by: Anachronda at July 30, 2013 07:38 PM (U82Km)

431

Mass commenting  confusion at AOSHQ.

 

Details at 10.

 

no, excuse me at 9.

 

Oh shit at 11 ?

Posted by: seamrog at July 30, 2013 07:39 PM (cRD9V)

432 I'd have to consult a chemistry text (or chemjeff), but -- in general -- when you have two closely related words like that, they vary in the nature of the bond with whatever other thingy they're stuck on.>>

Yes it is just the number of Oxygen atoms that attach to the Sulfur atom Sulfate is 4 and Sulfide is 2. The bigger problem with their question was the tool the were using can not discriminate between the two so why ask.

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 07:41 PM (qo244)

433 Oh and in High School I thought (why the fuck do I need to learn the Periodic table) And in metal I can now tell you the element number for most of them on it.

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 07:47 PM (qo244)

434 Predictions of possible jobs are always fraught with complications, guesstimates and fuzzy math, so they often should be taken with a grain of salt. No one really knows exactly how many jobs will be created. So maybe the president is right to be skeptical.

But the president shouldn’t pick and choose how he cites job-creation numbers. Perhaps he is tipping his hand on what he secretly thinks of the Keystone XL by citing a low-ball figure, generated by the pipeline’s opponents, but he should stick to using the official government estimate. (His 2,000-job figure is actually slightly lower than the Cornell estimate.)

Otherwise, the president ironically seems to be signaling that even his own government does not produce the “most realistic” estimate that should be used by reporters.

Two Pinocchios

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX06YmtUaoU

Posted by: Keith Olbermann at July 30, 2013 07:48 PM (e8kgV)

435 421 Logprof - I've always wanted to go, but Alberta and NWT are really far from Gimli. The only Icelandic thing about me is my red hair and temper - although to be fair, I had those genes on the other side as well.

Posted by: Gingy at July 31, 2013 12:34 AM (aH+zP)


--Yeah, even with the long "Civic Holiday" weekend you would need to fly to YWG and then drive to Gimli. But Gimli is a sweet little town for a vacation.

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 07:48 PM (3VBXw)

436 *knocks brain can*  Isn't Gimli where that brand new 757 made the unpowered landing after running out of fuel?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 30, 2013 07:54 PM (klTyW)

437 Predictions of possible jobs are always fraught with complications, guesstimates and fuzzy math, so they often should be taken with a grain of salt.>>

A specific job on a pipeline is a AWS  certified welding inspector. Of which I am one. I don't need a job but if I left mine someone would have to be hired to replace me.

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 07:55 PM (qo244)

438 OK, I consulted the internet -- sulfur can have six bonds. When it meets up with oxygen (common enough in atmosphere), it oftentimes nabs four of them -- two with double bonds and two with single bonds. This is a sulfate block, where molecules can incorporate sulfur into their structure by latching onto the extra bonds of the single-bonded oxygens and not getting their hands dirty by touching sulfur directly. You get stuff like sulfuric acid (H2-SO4), aka hydrogen sulfate. Since the other stuff is grasping the bonds of two different oxygens, there have to be two of them on different sides of the sulfur.




On the other hand, sulfur can also use up some of those bonds by touching itself, but it will still end up with a net of two bonds. Since the bonds are on the same atom, they can both latch onto the same other part in a double-bond -- like CdS (Cadmium sulfide -- used in photocells) or PbS, which distributes Dem propaganda (just kidding -- it's Lead sulfide, used in infrared sensors). OTOH, it can use the bonds individually as well -- as in H2-S, hydrogen sulfide, a nasty toxic and corrosive gas that smells like rotten eggs before it melts your face and kills you.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2013 07:56 PM (T1005)

439 I figured with such an early start there would be more comments. Is everyone on vacation or something?


I've heard Peruvia is nice this time of year.


Evening Morning roonz and roonettez!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at July 30, 2013 07:56 PM (xa1/W)

440 Hey GGE, I think the thread en-stomping has had an effect on the number of comments.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 30, 2013 07:57 PM (klTyW)

441 436 *knocks brain can* Isn't Gimli where that brand new 757 made the unpowered landing after running out of fuel?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 12:54 AM (klTyW)



--Not sure about the make of the plane, but it did have to land at the old air base while an event was going on.  It was the "Gimli Glider" and ran out of fuel because of the then-recent conversion from Imperial to Metric.

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 08:00 PM (3VBXw)

442 437 Predictions of possible jobs are always fraught with complications,
guesstimates and fuzzy math, so they often should be taken with a grain
of salt.>>

A specific job on a pipeline is a AWS certified welding inspector. Of which I am one. I don't need a job but if I left mine someone would have to be hired to replace me.

Posted by: McGregor at July 31, 2013 12:55 AM (qo244)



What do you have to do to get certified in that?

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2013 08:00 PM (T1005)

443 I want these

http://tinyurl.com/lzoyuax

http://tinyurl.com/mlgx68v

Posted by: The Dude at July 30, 2013 08:01 PM (vJdyz)

444 logprof, wow  30 years ago.  It was a 767
http://tinyurl.com/lehp8tm

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 30, 2013 08:03 PM (klTyW)

445 Posted by: cthulhu at July 31,>>

And the Sulfide one of those bonds is what makes the gas for your car cost more. They have to buy 316 Stainless to resist the corrosion from the H2SO2 which is a common byproduct from drilling for oil.

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 08:06 PM (qo244)

446 444 logprof, wow 30 years ago. It was a 767
http://tinyurl.com/lehp8tm

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 01:03 AM (klTyW)


--Way to make me feel old.

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 08:07 PM (3VBXw)

447 The Dude, that second one I would so order.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 30, 2013 08:08 PM (klTyW)

448 P.S. Anna, that is a great read!  Thanks!

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 08:08 PM (3VBXw)

449 What do you have to do to get certified in that?

Pass the test.

http://www.aws.org/certification/CWI/

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 08:10 PM (qo244)

450 The Dude, that second one I would so order.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 01:08 AM (klTyW)


there is also a neodroid version of Amy with her glider

Posted by: The Dude at July 30, 2013 08:10 PM (vJdyz)

451 No problem logprof, until I read Gimli in Canada I had forgotten that remarkable piece of airmanship had occurred.  Amazing that no one was injured and if I recall correctly there was an event happning at Gimli when the plane came winging in silently.

It also left me ruminating over the rift between stick pilots and push button pilots.  Stuff to think on.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 30, 2013 08:12 PM (klTyW)

452 here, all off the photos of Gargantia stuff that CR has pics of at Comiket

http://tinyurl.com/m7bzq4g

Posted by: The Dude at July 30, 2013 08:13 PM (vJdyz)

453 That one of Amy is perfect.  Kawaii meets DaVinci.  No need for neodroid version.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 30, 2013 08:13 PM (klTyW)

454 Oh kami.  If they had left off the little squirrel I would not think Amy is just another Nausicaa clone.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 30, 2013 08:15 PM (klTyW)

455 449

That was a flippant answer If you have a real interest I'll give you my email and we can discuss it off the spades. Look on the AWS site at how short the list is that have it and how much that is a necessary job in No Dak.

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 08:16 PM (qo244)

456 451 No problem logprof, until I read Gimli in Canada I had forgotten that remarkable piece of airmanship had occurred. Amazing that no one was injured and if I recall correctly there was an event happning at Gimli when the plane came winging in silently.

It also left me ruminating over the rift between stick pilots and push button pilots. Stuff to think on.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 01:12 AM (klTyW)


--There was some sort of event going on on the runway since it was not an active CAF site.  The pilot had to dodge stuff sitting there while landing.  I'm not sure of the details, but that is what I have heard.

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 08:16 PM (3VBXw)

457 #335

No, you just aren't getting that I didn't find any humor in it. I've had to spend too much time listening to people bitch about software when it was really their own unwillingness to make any effort to learn.

Posted by: epobirs at July 30, 2013 08:16 PM (kcfmt)

458 Night all. Here is "Revelations" from Iron Maiden: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3pF-b1tXR0"

Posted by: The Politial Hat ~ Up The Irons! at July 30, 2013 08:18 PM (Vk2pI)

459 Good night, my lovelies.

Posted by: Gingy at July 30, 2013 08:23 PM (aH+zP)

460 Oh kami. If they had left off the little squirrel I would not think Amy is just another Nausicaa clone.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 01:15 AM (klTyW)


a hentai artist biting on other's work, why I never

Posted by: The Dude at July 30, 2013 08:24 PM (vJdyz)

461 As if the pre-existing Nausicaa hentai doujinshi was not enough?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 30, 2013 08:29 PM (klTyW)

462 As if the pre-existing Nausicaa hentai doujinshi was not enough?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 01:29 AM (klTyW)


at least Amy looks legal (though she is supposed to be 15). Bellows was better looking anyways

Posted by: The Dude at July 30, 2013 08:31 PM (vJdyz)

463 No, you just aren't getting that I didn't find any humor in it. I've had to spend too much time listening to people bitch about software when it was really their own unwillingness to make any effort to learn.>>

I have the same problem with all the crap employees they give me too. Great people if you want a friend  but they are really disinterested in learning. The joke in the lab is I keep secrets so they can't fire me. The truth is I work with intellectually lazy people. They work on the same equipment with the same training and it is my responsibility to solve problems. I like it cause it feeds my ego but lazy people comprise more than %52 so I shouldn't be surprised.

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 08:32 PM (qo244)

464 So. There's been a bit of "Bump Wars" going on while I was away?

Or should I say dueling posts?


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Ecclesiates 9:11) at July 30, 2013 08:33 PM (28TG+)

465 Is that a banjo I hear in the background?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Ecclesiates 9:11) at July 30, 2013 08:33 PM (28TG+)

466 411 PS: fuck nomenclature.

Posted by: Gingy at July 31, 2013 12:27 AM (aH+zP)

 

Is that the chick in the tight shirt from the last thread" Nomenclature? I want to marry her... Nomenclature, baby, I love you!

Posted by: and irresolute at July 30, 2013 08:33 PM (DBH1h)

467 Can someone explain the 'Peruvia' meme to me? Did some lefty claim to be knowledgeable about this "country"?

Posted by: Stan at July 30, 2013 08:34 PM (5J3Mj)

468 *bangs head into keyboard*  Please no Roman Polanski anime canapes...  15 he says..   ack!!

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 30, 2013 08:35 PM (klTyW)

469 Posted by: epobirs at July 31, 2013 01:16 AM (kcfmt)

At least there's some excuse with software. Learning curve and all that.

Try dealing patiently with someone on how to operate their microwave or oven or washing machine or dryer. ( and yes, even the twisty timer  and mode selection types)

I once thought I would go into computer tech but then said; no, I'll spend too much time and money on new keyboards OR I'll get arrested for verbal abuse.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Ecclesiates 9:11) at July 30, 2013 08:38 PM (28TG+)

470 MacGregor: Spouse & I talked to our kid in 2 very different languages, and before age 2 the kid would automatically switch depending on who was being addressed. I still don't speak the other language, but I know enough words that I can usually tell what they are talking about.

Posted by: Pisco Kid at July 30, 2013 08:38 PM (KnNLO)

471 The more I see the new True Grit the more I really really like it

Posted by: DAve at July 30, 2013 08:39 PM (OksBo)

472 http://tinyurl.com/lovout9

Tom Maguire demolishes claim that McDonalds would only have to raise prices by 17% to cover paying workers double the federal minimum wage.



Posted by: epobirs at July 30, 2013 08:39 PM (kcfmt)

473 Banjos are a banned musical instrument in Peruvia.  It resonates too much with those who reside in Rubio and environs.  Besides it gives those living in Neblett massive earaches.  So the Rubions play banjos as much as possible.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 30, 2013 08:40 PM (klTyW)

474 *bangs head into keyboard* Please no Roman Polanski anime canapes... 15 he says.. ack!!

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 01:35 AM (klTyW)


they could have said she's a 1015 year old witch trapped in 15 year old body

Posted by: The Dude at July 30, 2013 08:41 PM (vJdyz)

475 449 What do you have to do to get certified in that?

Pass the test.

http://www.aws.org/certification/CWI/

Posted by: McGregor at July 31, 2013 01:10 AM (qo244)



I was thinking more generically. For instance, I'm a CPA. To get that and keep it, I had to have a fairly diverse knowledge of accounting which took me 3-1/2 years of school and 1 year on-the-job to get -- which was tested in a 19-hour 4-part test that I probably couldn't pass today. I also needed to have two years of documented experience in financial auditing -- which, due to a run of bureaucratic foul-ups, took me six years to ram through.....and, accordingly, I may have the CA record for most documented audit hours on a CPA application. And I had to genuflect to the gods of ethics with a take-home exam, backed by serious policies (one of the instructors at my school had a partner that actually went home sick in the middle of the day during tax season....to find some other guy in bed with his wife. Mind you, he was sick enough to leave the office during tax season, but he still managed to growl something along the lines of "Get Out. Now. Don't fuck around to put your clothes on. Out. Now. If you're here in 20 seconds or if I ever see you again, you're a dead man." Soooo.....next thing he knows, the partner is in court -- the adulterer filed a police report and the partner's being prosecuted for "assault". Turns out that "assault" isn't "assault" as civilians generally understand it -- in a legal sense, it merely involves the purposeful installation in someone else's mind of a reasonable expectation of imminent serious harm ["battery" is when you commence to actually do so]. Judge hears the suit, agrees that Mr. JunkInOtherGuysWife had reasonable belief that he might not survive his 21st second, finds partner guilty, sentences partner to 100 seconds of probation, assesses court costs against Mr. JIOGW, tells him he has 87 seconds left, and suggests he might consider high-tailing it off the courthouse grounds. Anyway, six weeks after that, the partner gets a letter from the State Board of Accountancy telling him that his CPA certification is revoked due to "acts discreditable to the profession" -- which, in part, includes being a felon.).



So, essentially, there are four E's to a CPA -- Education, Exam, Experience, and Ethics. And I get to do 80 hours of Continuing Education every two years to maintain it.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2013 08:45 PM (T1005)

476 Who likes to act the part of a 15 year old.  Never get trapped alone with her...   Vandread the R Sessions, "Merge with me Mr. Space Alien!"

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 30, 2013 08:45 PM (klTyW)

477 Oh kami. If they had left off the little squirrel I would not think Amy is just another Nausicaa clone. Posted by: Anna Puma Still trying to figure out what umlauts look like in kana.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at July 30, 2013 08:48 PM (yPX0e)

478 Who likes to act the part of a 15 year old. Never get trapped alone with her... Vandread the R Sessions, "Merge with me Mr. Space Alien!"

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 01:45 AM (klTyW)


well, you could have Amy or any of the girls from Vividred Operation with the leering shots of extreme closeups of their crotches, which do you choose?

Posted by: The Dude at July 30, 2013 08:49 PM (vJdyz)

479 Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2013 01:45 AM (T1005)




ADD? Oooh, I should look that up on Wikipedia! brb

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2013 08:50 PM (T1005)

480 The Dude, none of the above is my choice.  Not see Vividred Operation because of that.  Just like Upotte! and Ultimate Girls cause me to run screaming.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 30, 2013 08:55 PM (klTyW)

481 Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2013 01:45 AM (T1005)>>

If what you wrote makes sense to you, you are golden in this field. Same crap as a CPA (this is good this is bad) Black and white. All you need to learn is what is black or white in welding. Undercut, underfill, lack of penetration,

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 08:56 PM (qo244)

482 481 Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2013 01:45 AM (T1005)>>

If what you wrote makes sense to you, you are golden in this field. Same crap as a CPA (this is good this is bad) Black and white. All you need to learn is what is black or white in welding. Undercut, underfill, lack of penetration,

Posted by: McGregor at July 31, 2013 01:56 AM (qo244)



Do you actually have to weld? Do you have to live an improbably blameless lifestyle?


I'm just wondering, 'cause it might be a good thing for a "send a godkid to college" deal -- pay for the cert, get paid back at 10% of earnings thereafter, collect 10% of earnings after repayment for college fund, when college fund hits $X, pays for college.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2013 09:00 PM (T1005)

483 Night All

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 09:00 PM (qo244)

484 I liked Upotte!


Can't say anything about Ultimate Girls since I've never watched it though it does sound like something up my alley

Posted by: The Dude at July 30, 2013 09:01 PM (vJdyz)

485 467 Can someone explain the 'Peruvia' meme to me? Did some lefty claim to be knowledgeable about this "country"? Posted by: Stan I'm not 100% sure myself, but I THINK it came from some moronic MSNBC talking head who claimed the George Zimmerman simply couldn't be Hispanic when in fact he was merely "Peruvian-American." I think the morons then proposed the existence of a non-Hispanic nation called "Peruvia" to explain how someone could be "Peruvian" and yet not Hispanic. This putative Peruvia seems to be an Eastern European Alpine country, to ensure that it is extra white. Beyond that, I'm a little fuzzy. Actually, I'm a little fuzzy in other ways too.

Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2013 09:04 PM (+cx5n)

486 "Still trying to figure out what umlauts look like in kana. Posted by: weft cut-loop " känä?

Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2013 09:06 PM (+cx5n)

487 What is the sneaky code trick which allows commenters here to make text Italic? The usual <i> </i> and <em> </em> don't work, but you guys are doing it SOMEhow.

Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2013 09:08 PM (+cx5n)

488 Do you actually have to weld?>>

No  I do not weld (have sparked an Arc but poorly). But you do have to be tough enough for this question because the welders will ask when you fail them.

What I  do is reading specifications and deciding if our welds meet them.

So To be me learn the welding language and know basic math.

Posted by: McGregor at July 30, 2013 09:11 PM (qo244)

489 Peruvia I: http://ace.mu.nu/archives/342016.php




Peruvia II: http://ace.mu.nu/archives/342034.php#342034




ONT with map of Peruvia: http://ace.mu.nu/archives/342068.php#342068

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2013 09:13 PM (T1005)

490 What is the sneaky code trick which allows commenters here to make text Italic?

Use square brackets. [ ]

Posted by: Methos at July 30, 2013 09:13 PM (hO9ad)

491 487 What is the sneaky code trick which allows commenters here to make text Italic? The usual <i> </i> and <em> </em> don't work, but you guys are doing it SOMEhow.

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2013 02:08 AM (+cx5n)



Mostly the same codes as usual, but use square brackets instead of angle brackets. For example (spaces inserted liberally)



< i > Doesn't work < / i >



[ i ] Works [ / i ]

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2013 09:16 PM (T1005)

492 Oyasumi

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 30, 2013 09:18 PM (klTyW)

493 Actually, I'm a little fuzzy in other ways too.

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2013 02:04 AM (+cx5n)


Welcome, zombie!

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 09:18 PM (3VBXw)

494 490 + 491 Now I am testing your recommendations.

Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2013 09:22 PM (+cx5n)

495 Ahhh, nice! Works. Thx

Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2013 09:23 PM (+cx5n)

496 But does it also work with boldface?

Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2013 09:23 PM (+cx5n)

497 Nice!

Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2013 09:23 PM (+cx5n)

498 I'd have celebrated having zombie in da house, but when da zomb aks me for some know-how, job 1 is to put her da shiznit.




Which is way, way, way past my point of competency in "speaking jive". Great to have you here, Zombie -- did you see where college Republicans are banned from events as "security risks", and teaparty-types were shunted 6 miles away from Obozo's Chattanooga event? Take care each and every day, lest you find yourself branded "an enemy of the people".....but please keep doin' what you do, 'cause real people need to know.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2013 09:26 PM (T1005)

499  Ack! ..  Ack! Ack!  ...  Ack! ..  Ack! Ack! ...  Ack! Ack! Ack!   (translation: surrender Anthony Weiner  to us  immediately. We need his super-stuff for our next generation of drone slaves!)  ... I think  that  we are safe now  probably  ...

Posted by: and irresolute at July 30, 2013 09:29 PM (DBH1h)

500 499 Ack! .. Ack! Ack! ... Ack! .. Ack! Ack! ... Ack! Ack! Ack! (translation: surrender Anthony Weiner to us immediately. We need his super-stuff for our next generation of drone slaves!) ... I think that we are safe now probably ...

Posted by: and irresolute at July 31, 2013 02:29 AM (DBH1h)



....since you have Anthony Weiner, would you like a few more? We haz suggestions.....

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2013 09:31 PM (T1005)

501 492 Oyasumi

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at July 31, 2013 02:18 AM (klTyW)

 

....since you have Anthony Weiner, would you like a few more? We haz suggestions.....

Posted by: cthulhu at July 31, 2013 02:31 AM (T1005) 

 

Sorry... I was off reading about all of the ways to say "goodnight" in Japanese. Oyasumi, back at you all  and  God bless all here.

Posted by: and irresolute at July 30, 2013 09:36 PM (DBH1h)

502 logprof: Seeing as we're all Nazis on this bus, perhaps Wilkommen is more appropriate. (See how I stuck in an excuse to use italics?)

Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2013 09:38 PM (+cx5n)

503 502 logprof: Seeing as we're all Nazis on this bus, perhaps Wilkommen is more appropriate. (See how I stuck in an excuse to use italics?)

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2013 02:38 AM (+cx5n)


--And kudos to you for using Upper case for the noun.

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 09:40 PM (3VBXw)

504 Fuck crowns, fuck root canals. Your money and time is better spent pulling the tooth and getting an implant right away, because the crown will end up getting a root canal, then pulled, then a bridge or denture. Fuck it all right a way and get the implant, save time, money, aggregation and pain.

Posted by: Jk Dentist at July 30, 2013 09:47 PM (CIANF)

505 Great to have you here, Zombie -- did you see where college Republicans are banned from events as "security risks", and teaparty-types were shunted 6 miles away from Obozo's Chattanooga event? Take care each and every day, lest you find yourself branded "an enemy of the people".....but please keep doin' what you do, 'cause real people need to know. Posted by: cthulhu Well, in reality I'm on a semi-hiatus from blogging for a bit, to attend to real-life matters, with only the occasional post to keep my toe in the water -- but late-night insomniac commenting is still in my bailiwick. My absence from actual posting is also connected with what I deem The Megaphone Cunundrum (with which I see Ace wrestling frequently), in which having good arguments or superior narratives fails in the political battlefield to the superior strategy, one mastered by the Left, of having almost complete control of the National Megaphone, which they monopolize to blanket the airwaves with their absurd, fallacious and easily debunked memes, yet which never actually get debunked because the debunkers, such as us, are ignored and thereby silenced. So I find it increasingly futile to make good arguments or present irrefutable proofs at all, since it's very difficult to break through the megaphone monopoly to reach public consciousness. Instead, I now scheme on how to wrest away the megaphone, or at least break the monopoly, since by now we have all the arguments, and all we need to win the philosophico-political war is to give them a proper airing and finally be heard. Needless to say, it's a tough row to hoe, but I believe it is now the one that needs a good hoeing.

Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2013 09:53 PM (+cx5n)

506 typo: Cunundrum = Conundrum

Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2013 09:54 PM (+cx5n)

507 Well, in reality I'm on a semi-hiatus from blogging for a bit, to attend to real-life matters, with only the occasional post to keep my toe in the water -- but late-night insomniac commenting is still in my bailiwick.

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2013 02:54 AM (+cx5n)


--Thank Dog for that!

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 09:56 PM (3VBXw)

508 Zombie -- if you're still around....



To start with, I want to reiterate a concern for your safety and access.



You have done an amazing job in chronicling the excesses of the deranged progressive left. To do so, you've attended many of their rallies, ceremonies, memorials, street faires, protests, and whatever other mass gatherings where they've congregated.....and it is abundantly clear that you have not done so with a twirling neon sign on your head spelling out "press", "normal", or "conservative." And it is right and fit that you have done and continue to do so, because it so well illustrates the nature of our opponents.



But you should give some thought to empowering and inspiring the next generation of such reporters. What goes through your mind? How do you pull it off? What do you need to appear "in"? How can you become a footsoldier today in a group that you utterly loathe?



So I'd like to charge you, Zombie, with this geis - you have done so well, teach the world to do likewise.....but with the caveat that you not inform the adversaries of things they'd use for harm.




Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2013 09:57 PM (T1005)

509 Zombie, I just wanted to chime in and say I totally get that. I have a similar concern and I don't have a *good* way to solve it - good as in one anyone else is seriously willing to participate in. Hell, if they take it and run and never mention me again I'm fine with that. Instead it's always "meh" or "wow good idea, look, over there, it's a weiner conference!" I probably don't have the temperament anyway.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 30, 2013 10:03 PM (yoh1c)

510 Posted by: Jk Dentist at July 31, 2013 02:47 AM I disagree. I have three crowns, and two of them have lasted my entire adult life. The third eventually needed a root canal, but that root canal tooth is also still there. So far I have no implants or bridges, and I plan to keep my real teeth as long as possible. Keeping my real teeth in my head is worth the hassle. All this is true despite my having very "weak" teeth that are prone to cavities. I got very lucky in that I long ago hooked up with one of the best dentists in California, who has really kept my teeth in tip-top shape, despite predictions from previous dentists that all my teeth would rot away fairly quickly. This is not a paid endorsement, but two products saved my mouth and which I deem nearly miraculous: Prevident 5000 (prescription-strength toothpaste) and Glide (dental floss made from kevlar). Once I started using those, my dental health did a complete 180-degree turn. Highly recommended.

Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2013 10:04 PM (+cx5n)

511 Hello? Is it just me and a zombie?

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 10:10 PM (3VBXw)

512 Zombie - 1) I hope the weak teeth gene is the first to fall to engineering, and 2) I don't suppose you can say who that dentist is? Not that I can afford it now, but while my current is very nice and seems competent, I'm not sure they're that top flight, and I'm guessing I have some fix-it work coming before too long. And they do a lot of charity work, which is nice but their business is not exactly screaming.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 30, 2013 10:11 PM (yoh1c)

513 Happy-ish Wed morning - Prayers for maddie & Jackhole... The wet look sealant is drying OK despite the higher than recommended heat and humidity ... Will 220 the rough patch and try for coat #2 tomorrow.

Posted by: a cynical but rarely angry Adriane at July 30, 2013 10:19 PM (Wk9TK)

514 Is that the chick in the tight shirt from the last thread" Nomenclature? I want to marry her... Nomenclature, baby, I love you! Posted by: and irresolute at July 31, 2013 01:33 AM (DBH1h) Sorry, she's taken. To my eternal unearned benefit.

Posted by: Joe biden at July 30, 2013 10:21 PM (aH+zP)

515 511 Hello? Is it just me and a zombie? We are also here but we will obviously not be here for long.

Posted by: brains at July 30, 2013 10:27 PM (+KtKI)

516 The more intelligent the commenter, the tastier the brains ....

Posted by: Rules to Live Be, or Not ... at July 30, 2013 10:30 PM (Wk9TK)

517 How do you pull it off? What do you need to appear "in"? How can you become a footsoldier today in a group that you utterly loathe? So I'd like to charge you, Zombie, with this geis - you have done so well, teach the world to do likewise.....but with the caveat that you not inform the adversaries of things they'd use for harm. Posted by: cthulhu Well, I'm not quite at the "retired master training acolytes" stage quite yet. But I will say that behind the scenes I have already trained many acolytes, some directly with one-on-one [Web-based] training, others through mere encouragement, and still others through example. Even so, the political landscape changes quite frequently, and the kind of "citizen photojournalism" I did from 2002 through 2010-ish is no longer as useful or even possible as it once was, for several reasons. Firstly and most obviously, protests are fewer and smaller now than they used to be, since the Left is in power and has fewer things to complain about. Second, the meta-points that I made over the years have by now already been made, and repeating the same type of coverage over and over again is a game of diminishing returns. Third, documenting the extreme nature of leftism is not as necessary as it used to be, because by now it has become common knowledge; the half of the country that sympathizes with the Tea Party unanimously agree in polls with the statement that Obama and his entire philosophy is flat-out socialist. (The other 50% of the country are either mentally retarded or want socialism.) Fourth, the proliferation of cell-phone cameras has rendered what I do somewhat unnecessary and also (to me) more dangerous, because nowadays every moment of every protest is filmed from six different angles simultaneously by the protesters themselves, and there's nowhere to hide. The future is more toward the James O'Keefe model of sophisticated undercover investigations, or the Andrew Breitbart model of in-your-face counter-activism. My style of "blend in with the crowd" you-are-there journalism is OK up to a point but it does have frustrating limits. The problem for me is that I can't really go beyond those limits without risking exposure. Thus, for example, I can't really "interview" anyone, because if that person later saw my report, they'd remember who I was. Nor can I declare my true political opinions, lest I get burned at the stake by my fellow protesters. And so on. Thus I am restricted to my usual modus operandi (to answer your first questions) of blending in with the crowd so convincingly that I am perceived by all and sundry as "one of them." This is not difficult for me because up until 9/11 I was one of them, so looking and acting like one of them comes naturally to me. I've been at protests with as few as eight or ten participants, and later made reports about them, with photos, and the people who were there could not figure out who I was. Anyway, I must pivot with the times, and these days I'm working on a different kind of project, designed to get at the very foundations of the enemy's battlements; hurling stones at their walls, no matter how well-aimed, doesn't work as well as we all want it to. Political realignments do happen. I think this is time for another one. That's my goal at the moment.

Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2013 10:40 PM (+cx5n)

518 For cthulhu

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

Was just wiking the old CoC rpg and came across the above.

Damn, showing my age again!

Posted by: Forty Baht Barry at July 30, 2013 10:44 PM (QLTBm)

519 Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2013 02:53 AM (+cx5n)



Agreed, agreed, agreed. The Narrative is an awful, horrid, overwhelming construct. It's got a large and expanding body-count, and its constant "shut up, that's why!" is pure poison. And all that is why I encourage you to show your work -- or as much of it that is safe to pass on, and train the Zombies to come.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2013 10:48 PM (T1005)

520 Anyway, I must pivot with the times, and these days I'm working on a different kind of project, designed to get at the very foundations of the enemy's battlements; hurling stones at their walls, no matter how well-aimed, doesn't work as well as we all want it to.

Political realignments do happen. I think this is time for another one. That's my goal at the moment.

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2013 03:40 AM (+cx5n)


--Even the camera-in-a-chip-bag tactic is becoming more and more cumbersome.  Still, I love the work anyway!

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 10:53 PM (3VBXw)

521 The future is more toward the James O'Keefe model of sophisticated undercover investigations, or the Andrew Breitbart model of in-your-face counter-activism. My style of "blend in with the crowd" you-are-there journalism is OK up to a point but it does have frustrating limits.

The problem for me is that I can't really go beyond those limits without risking exposure. Thus, for example, I can't really "interview" anyone, because if that person later saw my report, they'd remember who I was. Nor can I declare my true political opinions, lest I get burned at the stake by my fellow protesters. And so on. Thus I am restricted to my usual modus operandi (to answer your first questions) of blending in with the crowd so convincingly that I am perceived by all and sundry as "one of them."

This is not difficult for me because up until 9/11 I was one of them, so looking and acting like one of them comes naturally to me. I've been at protests with as few as eight or ten participants, and later made reports about them, with photos, and the people who were there could not figure out who I was.

Anyway, I must pivot with the times, and these days I'm working on a different kind of project, designed to get at the very foundations of the enemy's battlements; hurling stones at their walls, no matter how well-aimed, doesn't work as well as we all want it to.

Political realignments do happen. I think this is time for another one. That's my goal at the moment.

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2013 03:40 AM (+cx5n)




....and I see that we are, once again, thinking of the same thing.

Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2013 10:55 PM (T1005)

522 Hey Cooth found ya somethin': http://tinyurl.com/lrgffgq

Posted by: DAve at July 30, 2013 10:55 PM (OksBo)

523 2) I don't suppose you can say who that dentist is? Not that I can afford it now, but while my current is very nice and seems competent, I'm not sure they're that top flight, and I'm guessing I have some fix-it work coming before too long. Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith Yeah, hmmm, well, sorry about that, but if I reveal who my dentist is, that's kind of giving a huge clue about who I am. So I get to keep him all to myself -- mine all mine! Actually, he has a pretty full schedule and likely couldn't take on too many more patients anyway. Many years ago in the SF Bay Area there was a elderly guy who was essentially like a Dentist God (actually he was an endodontic surgeon by profession) who had the highest imaginable reputation not just as a tooth-doctor himself but as a trainer of elite tooth-doctors. He's now dead, but my current dentist was one of his trainees, which is the equivalent to being one of the Apostles, if Christianity had been a bit more focused on gingivitis and less on saving souls. All I can recommend is to go on Yelp for you area are really read all the dentist reviews from actual patients. Find one with a solid five-star rating (as mine does). But do read the reviews carefully to make sure they're not fake. (Some businesses do that.)

Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2013 10:57 PM (+cx5n)

524 I'm starting to think the new True Grit is a great movie.  Most Cohn bros. movies are: Fargo, O Brother..., raising Arizona, Big lebowski...

Posted by: DAve at July 30, 2013 11:00 PM (OksBo)

525 Even the camera-in-a-chip-bag tactic is becoming more and more cumbersome. Posted by: logprof Actually, that wasn't a chip bag, but an energy bar: http://www.zombietime.com/equipment/sipix_in_wrapper.jpg

Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2013 11:05 PM (+cx5n)

526 523 2) I don't suppose you can say who that dentist is? Not that I can afford it now, but while my current is very nice and seems competent, I'm not sure they're that top flight, and I'm guessing I have some fix-it work coming before too long.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith


Yeah, hmmm, well, sorry about that, but if I reveal who my dentist is, that's kind of giving a huge clue about who I am. So I get to keep him all to myself -- mine all mine! Actually, he has a pretty full schedule and likely couldn't take on too many more patients anyway.

Many years ago in the SF Bay Area there was a elderly guy who was essentially like a Dentist God (actually he was an endodontic surgeon by profession) who had the highest imaginable reputation not just as a tooth-doctor himself but as a trainer of elite tooth-doctors. He's now dead, but my current dentist was one of his trainees, which is the equivalent to being one of the Apostles, if Christianity had been a bit more focused on gingivitis and less on saving souls.

All I can recommend is to go on Yelp for you area are really read all the dentist reviews from actual patients. Find one with a solid five-star rating (as mine does). But do read the reviews carefully to make sure they're not fake. (Some businesses do that.)

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2013 03:57 AM (+cx5n)


Your dentist's name is Krentist?

Posted by: Michael Scott at July 30, 2013 11:06 PM (3VBXw)

527
Actually, that wasn't a chip bag, but an energy bar:

http://www.zombietime.com/equipment/sipix_in_wrapper.jpg

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2013 04:05 AM (+cx5n)


-- Damn, I am getting old.

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 11:09 PM (3VBXw)

528 Yeah, hmmm, well, sorry about that, but if I reveal who my dentist is, that's kind of giving a huge clue about who I am. Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2013 03:57 AM (+cx5n) I figured there was a 70% chance of that answer, no offense taken. I did ask a friend who is a genengineer to work on activating the toothing gene to get new teeth to grow every several years. Kind of like sharks except 7 years instead of 30 days. It would suck for several months every so many years, but then you would have brand new teeth. There are a couple of anecdotes of people growing a whole new set in their 90s or later, like the gene(s) have some trigger to do it again after your first set of adult teeth.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 30, 2013 11:12 PM (yoh1c)

529 Your dentist's name is Krentist? Posted by: Michael Scott I didn't get that, and had to look it up, and now I see it is a reference to the American version of The Office (http://www.tv.com/shows/the-office/the-coup-874771/): Michael: Sounds like a good dentist. Dwight: Oh yeah... Michael: What's his name? Dwight: (lying) Crentist. Michael: Your dentist's name is crentist? Dwight: Yeah... Michael: Huh... Sounds a lot like dentist. Dwight: Maybe that's why he became a dentist. I don't watch TV, so the reference went right over my head!

Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2013 11:14 PM (+cx5n)

530 #484

Ultimate Girls is a pretty funny pervy satire of shows like Ultraman. It's worth a single viewing but would have been funnier if they could have escalated more. The problem is, once you cross the line, you go from being outrageous to terribly mild in terms of audience expectations. There is so little good humorous hentai, largely I think, because the emphasis shifts from succeeding as comedy to instead succeeding as porn.

But it's like that everywhere. 'The First Nudie Musical' was back in the 70s. It wasn't great but actually had song good gags and some listenable songs. Oddly, I can still remember a lot of them. Several are only heard in fragments, making me wonder if they had complete versions written or even recorded but not used in the movie.

You'd think more would be done in animation, especially since there isn't the problem of finding actors who look good naked and can do comedy or act at all. But if there has, I haven't heard about it. There isn't that much funny porn at all, really. One of the best would be Phil (Girl Genius) Foglio's Xxxenophile, a comic series he did in the early 90s. Another item that is notable for strong plotting, if not comedy, is Bill Willingham's Ironwood, also from the same time period, long before his Fables series started.

Posted by: epobirs at July 30, 2013 11:19 PM (kcfmt)

531 528 Merovign Researchers at UCLA have already developed the next best thing -- a paint-on gel that somehow wipes out the bacteria that excrete the acid that is what actually damages your enamel and dentin -- and thereby completely pre-eliminates the primary cause of tooth decay. Participants in the study ate sugar all day long and did not brush their teeth and yet nothing happened because there was not the standard bad kind of mouth-bacteria feeding on the sugar and excreting the tooth-destroying acid. No caries in any of the participants, despite actively trying to cause it. Not sure why this treatment has not yet become widespread. (I'm pretty sure the FDA is involved, whatever the holdup is.)

Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2013 11:21 PM (+cx5n)

532
I don't watch TV, so the reference went right over my head!

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2013 04:14 AM (+cx5n)


Nailed it!

Posted by: Andrew Bernard at July 30, 2013 11:24 PM (3VBXw)

533 I think this is a pdf of a Powerpoint presentation about their "anti-cariogenic therapy" by the UCLA team: http://www.ada.org/sections/newsAndEvents/pdfs/18-specifically_targeted_peptides-shi_b.pdf

Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2013 11:25 PM (+cx5n)

534 531 It only comes in one flavor: Helen Thomas's bunghole

Posted by: DAve at July 30, 2013 11:28 PM (OksBo)

535 zombie, there's scant pickings online but there's this:

http://youtu.be/ku-EB3EMaCU

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 11:29 PM (3VBXw)

536 I guess I should consider myself lucky to have teeth at all at this point. I went about fifteen years without any contact with a dentist at all, and plenty of self-abuse in the form of bad diet and hygiene neglect during the worst of my depression.

Then one day about five years ago, the second from the rear on the upper right side just collapsed. It wasn't painful but something had to be done immediately. So I went to the guy who my brother had been seeing and taking his kids to, who was also just a couple miles from my house. He got a crown going and quickly determined two more were on the verge of failure as well. So I've had three crowns for a few years now and he says now a fourth is needed. I also have some cracks in the front that he wants to put veneers on but the cost is simply beyond my means unless I get a steady job for a decent wage. (He also wants me to get a night guard and that would be a mere six hundred bucks.)

So I try to keep my teeth intact for as long as I can, knowing I'm paying the price for past neglect. I avidly follow the research on regenerative medicine, where they've had some notable results in growing new teeth in animals but that isn't likely to be in use on humans for quite a few years and will likely be quite expensive for a while if it should ever come to pass. And there is no telling how much damage Obamacare might do to research.

Posted by: epobirs at July 30, 2013 11:33 PM (kcfmt)

537 Zombie -- I see you're hanging out a bit, but (unfortunately), I'm fading fast -- so I'll summarize.



First, we love your work -- stay safe, stay safe, stay safe.



Second, we understand the pressure to change formats -- but the photojournalism you've been doing is still effective, still powerful.



Third (arising somewhat from the previous), please help ensure that the progs can't hide behind secrecy, that they must take ownership of things that they say and do.




Fourth, keep in mind the next generation of real press. Not the lip-synching sycophants in the MSM, but people like yourself, Breitbart, and O'Keefe. They fill a basic human need -- help train them up right, even if they'll be doing things you'd no longer do yourself.




Fifth, remember that you're not just a columnist on PJmedia, you're not just a blogger, you're not just whatever you are in real life with a cool dentist -- you're an inspiration. People say "Be Breitbart!" because it extolls them to better fulfill their aspirations.....but you have been doing yeoman's work in actually doing so. Pick up the torch and pass it on, so that people say "Be Zombie!" as well. Or "Be O'Keefe!" 


Posted by: cthulhu at July 30, 2013 11:35 PM (T1005)

538 #527

Hey, if Google Glass is a real product, you've got to figure there is a lot of older stuff that isn't as tiny but can still fit in unexpected places.

Search  for 'pen cam' for instance, and a LOT of stuff comes up.

Posted by: epobirs at July 30, 2013 11:38 PM (kcfmt)

539 Not sure why this treatment has not yet become widespread. (I'm pretty sure the FDA is involved, whatever the holdup is.) Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2013 04:21 AM (+cx5n) BRB, plotting foul revenge against the FDA...

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 30, 2013 11:39 PM (yoh1c)

540 535 logprof: Everything is online, eventually. I saw the original "The Office" (with Ricky Gervais) on DVD, but have never seen one second (until now) of the new version. I kind of have a built-in resistance to cover versions of anything, so even if I did watch TV, I still probably wouldn't watch this. (And yes, that means Kirk > Picard. In fact Picard doesn't even exist.)

Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2013 11:39 PM (+cx5n)

541
I didn't get that, and had to look it up, and now I see it is a reference to the American version of The Office (http://www.tv.com/shows/the-office/the-coup-874771/):

--I gotta say, damn, wow, how humorless the commenters there are . . . that is one of the funniest episodes of the USA Office of all time.  Come on!

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 11:39 PM (3VBXw)

542 Big NastyGal sale!

http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/hot-deals/1288761/

Unfortunately, it's stuff for Nasty Gals, not a big discount on obtaining a Nasty Gal herself.

Posted by: epobirs at July 30, 2013 11:41 PM (kcfmt)

543 Actually, given a little time to assess side effects, I figure in a few decades we could "genocide" S. Mutans like smallpox. It does seem so far that S. Mutans doesn't do any good, it's just a negative mutation of something pre-existing. So tooth decay is essentially a massively communicable disease.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 30, 2013 11:43 PM (yoh1c)

544 540 535 logprof:

Everything is online, eventually.

I saw the original "The Office" (with Ricky Gervais) on DVD, but have never seen one second (until now) of the new version. I kind of have a built-in resistance to cover versions of anything, so even if I did watch TV, I still probably wouldn't watch this.

(And yes, that means Kirk > Picard. In fact Picard doesn't even exist.)

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2013 04:39 AM (+cx5n)


--I agree.  I wasted a whole day a few years ago watching the original Office on DVD --and need to call on my brother to watch it again and again.  I'll add, though, that NBC jealously guards its shit on Youtube, whether U.S. Office, SNL, or other.

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 11:46 PM (3VBXw)

545 LMAO Office Call of Duty smushed video.

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 11:49 PM (3VBXw)

546 Office Call of Duty:

http://youtu.be/FLvLY4E1H6o

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 11:50 PM (3VBXw)

547 Unfortunately, it's stuff for Nasty Gals, not a big discount on obtaining a Nasty Gal herself. Posted by: epobirs at July 31, 2013 04:41 AM (kcfmt) DAMIT!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 30, 2013 11:53 PM (yoh1c)

548 537 Zombie -- I see you're hanging out a bit, but (unfortunately), I'm fading fast -- so I'll summarize. First, we love your work -- stay safe, stay safe, stay safe.... ... ...Pick up the torch and pass it on, so that people say "Be Zombie!" as well. Or "Be O'Keefe!" Posted by: cthulhu How can I be effective if I'm beet red from blushing so much?!?!?!? But seriously, I haven't "quit" and have no plans on doing so. Just because I'm a) taking a hiatus, b) working on a big new political project that doesn't involve a camera, and c) wasting too much time on late-night commenting, doesn't mean that the old zombie is gone. Even the undead need vacations! Last thought: I'm not special, really. I don't want to be famous or an icon -- in fact the "zombie" username was originally just an attempt to downplay my significance as an auteur...a "zombie" just being a sort of faceless anonymous automaton, of no individual importance. I always wanted the audience to get the message, and not even notice the messenger. I still feel that way.

Posted by: zombie at July 30, 2013 11:53 PM (+cx5n)

549 Covers and remakes can be an interesting study. The experiences of the couple behind the UK 'Coupling' were a lot of the inspiration for the Showtime series 'Episodes.' The ten episodes of the US attempt at Coupling can be found in torrents and it's interesting to see what they did right and where they went wrong. Such as changing the nature of a character to make her more comedic but less interesting of a person.

A big problem of UK vs. US is the shorter runs in the UK make for a different focus than in the US. In the UK you can plan to tell a six part story that has a finish but leaves things open for another run. But in the US you need at least 13 episodes just to get on as a mid-season replacement but the plug may be pulled after only a few are broadcast. (Coupling US was pulled after only three episodes were shown.) This makes it hard for the creators to commit themselves to telling a good story. It's remarkable that a show like Buffy The Vampire Slayer ever got a chance.

Posted by: epobirs at July 30, 2013 11:54 PM (kcfmt)

550 But seriously, I haven't "quit" and have no plans on doing so. Just because I'm a) taking a hiatus, b) working on a big new political project that doesn't involve a camera, and c) wasting too much time on late-night commenting, doesn't mean that the old zombie is gone. Even the undead need vacations!

Last thought: I'm not special, really. I don't want to be famous or an icon -- in fact the "zombie" username was originally just an attempt to downplay my significance as an auteur...a "zombie" just being a sort of faceless anonymous automaton, of no individual importance. I always wanted the audience to get the message, and not even notice the messenger. I still feel that way.

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2013 04:53 AM (+cx5n)


--Keep on keeping on, zombie!

Posted by: logprof at July 30, 2013 11:58 PM (3VBXw)

551 A big problem of UK vs. US is the shorter runs in the UK make for a different focus than in the US. In the UK you can plan to tell a six part story that has a finish but leaves things open for another run. But in the US you need at least 13 episodes just to get on as a mid-season replacement but the plug may be pulled after only a few are broadcast. (Coupling US was pulled after only three episodes were shown.) This makes it hard for the creators to commit themselves to telling a good story. It's remarkable that a show like Buffy The Vampire Slayer ever got a chance.

Posted by: epobirs at July 31, 2013 04:54 AM (kcfmt)


--The USA version of The Office was a bust for two seasons.

Posted by: logprof at July 31, 2013 12:02 AM (3VBXw)

552 543 Actually, given a little time to assess side effects, I figure in a few decades we could "genocide" S. Mutans like smallpox. It does seem so far that S. Mutans doesn't do any good, it's just a negative mutation of something pre-existing. So tooth decay is essentially a massively communicable disease. Posted by: Merovign Bingo! As a kid, I just assumed that the candy or sugar itself directly dissolved teeth. At least so we kids were led to believe. I had no idea that the sugar was just food for the real villain, a bacteria that spread throughout the human population like a venereal disease. (In fact, now that I think about it, it might very well be a venereal disease, originally spread by kissing!) The early colonialists were sometimes amazed at how natives in various places (in particular Africa, the South Pacific, Eskimos, etc.) had big gleaming white teeth, despite (in some cases) having sugar in their diets, while the European colonialists all had rotten brown crumbling teeth, despite supposedly having superior dentistry. The answer may lay in cultural quirks, such as that in many tribal cultures, kissing is unknown, or at least taboo, so that the S. Mutans bacteria never spread throughout the population, and thus the tribal groups never suffered from caries, the side-effect of the infection. Europeans meanwhile regularly exchange saliva, leading to a disastrous (but unrecognized) epidemic.

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2013 12:04 AM (+cx5n)

553 I am sometimes shocked the things some people believe. I have to remind myself I don't know every darn thing, either. S. Mutans, Adenovirus 36 (and others), I wonder how many other frailties will turn out to be ailments? We really are kind of working with stone knives and bear skins when it comes to medicine, as much time as we've spent on it. They think it was a virus that got my heart, no idea which one. Regarding the FDA, it's funny, every new therapy for my conditions always seem to be "five years away from human trials" for at least the last five years. I guess that's the new "five year plan."

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 31, 2013 12:08 AM (yoh1c)

554 #543

I think it's mainly a side effect of how rapidly humans have changed the way they live compared to the normal pace of evolution. The type of diet that sends tooth decay into overdrive has only been widely available for a period of time that is a blink of an eye on the evolutionary scale.

Another factor is that no amount of evolution may help because it isn't selected for or against. Under natural conditions, malnutrition was a far bigger threat to retaining teeth. The amount of caries activity that might take wasn't going to add up to much problem until an age when most humans were long dead.

This is why we cannot expect evolution to ever make us less vulnerable to the problems of old age. The odds are against a pre-technological human surviving long enough to make longevity an issue in natural selection. You can have genes that make you highly probable to experience heart failure by the age of sixty but as long as you were good at making offspring in your youth who made it to reproductive age, it just doesn't matter.

Heinlein understood this when he wrote Methusalah's Children and admitted it in Time Enough For Love but stuck with the idea that the Howard Families breeding program succeeded anyway for reasons unknown. My take is that rather than breeding for longevity, they unknowingly were really breeding for high resistance to diseases of cellular growth, such as cancer. A lower rate of cellular reproduction errors would also delay a lot of complaints of aging. So longevity is side effect rather than a primary effect.

Posted by: epobirs at July 31, 2013 12:14 AM (kcfmt)

555 #551

A lot of shows that might have been good once they got their sea legs got killed early. Another notable slow starter is, of course, Seinfeld, which hung around for four years before catching on big. The circumstances that allowed that must be remarkably rare.

Posted by: epobirs at July 31, 2013 12:18 AM (kcfmt)

556 A lot of shows that might have been good once they got their sea legs got killed early. Another notable slow starter is, of course, Seinfeld, which hung around for four years before catching on big. The circumstances that allowed that must be remarkably rare.

Posted by: epobirs at July 31, 2013 05:18 AM (kcfmt)


--Itunes and other Internet traffic have helped.  Cheers floundered for a while, and so did Parks and Rec.  For my part, I could live off The Office, Homicide, and The Wire DVDs forever.

Posted by: logprof at July 31, 2013 12:23 AM (3VBXw)

557 Well, Baron Samedi has summoned me and all his other henchcreatures for a dreamworld convo. Aloha to one and all.

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2013 12:26 AM (+cx5n)

558 I hate to break this to you, but Massachusetts already has slingshot control.  You haven't been able to buy a slingshot in MA for something like 50 years.

No kidding

Posted by: RobM1981 at July 31, 2013 12:26 AM (zurJC)

559 557 Well, Baron Samedi has summoned me and all his other henchcreatures for a dreamworld convo. Aloha to one and all.

Posted by: zombie at July 31, 2013 05:26 AM (+cx5n)


--Aloha lui or whatever that greeting is!

Posted by: logprof at July 31, 2013 12:29 AM (3VBXw)

560 #553

It was a virus that got my father's heart: the common cold.

He had a gene, known since the 50s but specifically identified about 13 years ago. If you have the gene, you can be any age and have it triggered by a cold. When it kicks in, the immune system goes stupid and begins attacking the pericardium.

My father made it five years from the time he was diagnosed, which was remarkable considering his other health issues. He was a premie back in 1928 and had problem keeping food down until he was twelve. His doctor said he'd seen athletic men half his age die of this condition in only two to three years, so he was really amazed at my father's endurance.

I and my siblings have a probability of also carrying the gene. There is no inexpensive test available and not much value in the information if there was, as they have no treatment to offer as yet. But it is at least a possibility given that they now know what to target if genetic therapy becomes better implemented.

Posted by: epobirs at July 31, 2013 12:32 AM (kcfmt)

561 He had a gene, known since the 50s but specifically identified about 13 years ago. If you have the gene, you can be any age and have it triggered by a cold. When it kicks in, the immune system goes stupid and begins attacking the pericardium. Posted by: epobirs at July 31, 2013 05:32 AM (kcfmt) WTMF? (goes to look online) Imma fire all my motherfucking doctors. Ain't gonna wait until morning.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 31, 2013 12:54 AM (yoh1c)

562 UCSF already has my genome related to a study, Imma call and see how much of it was mapped and if I can get it to check for p56lck. Every year I find some new thing no one ever mentioned and you have to dig for to find.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 31, 2013 12:57 AM (yoh1c)

563 I cannot say from memory if that was the specific gene. I first became aware of it being identified from an article on Wired many years ago but I'm not sure what I did with the information.

It's a pretty well known problem. I'd be really shocked if you had the problem and they hadn't diagnosed it. My father's case was back in the 70s. In fact, it was early July of '77 when he died.

Posted by: epobirs at July 31, 2013 01:21 AM (kcfmt)

564 I don't think my doctors would recognize a bullet wound. Given the nature and commonality of the condition I am surprised it hasn't been mentioned, since it was a "flu-like bug" that precipitated the situation. I have fired like 7 doctors already, largely for incuriousity and perfunctorily dealing with requests, tests and information. Basically if you didn't break an arm you need a research doctor because practice doctors see 35 people a day and know nothing about their patients and don't remember issues from one meeting to the next and don't check their damned notes.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 31, 2013 01:34 AM (yoh1c)

565 #530 Phil Foglio designed a card game with his comic work as the art and it is actually really well done.

Posted by: Michael Garibaldi at July 31, 2013 02:08 AM (J/G/C)

566 Well, all I can say is I hope you don't have it. They know a lot more about autoimmune disorders than they did in the 70s but AFAIK it's still something they don't offer much hope for if you have it. Some articles I came across just now suggest they're working on it, which is more than could be said back then.

Posted by: epobirs at July 31, 2013 02:13 AM (kcfmt)

567 So then Mary stood her ground instead of running away. If anything bad happens, its on her.

Posted by: PC at July 31, 2013 04:34 AM (oJmIY)

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