May 11, 2014

Sunday Morning Open Thread
— andy

Happy Mother's Day, moms. (NSFW)

Posted by: andy at 03:38 AM | Comments (155)
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1 I was compelled from the rack this morning by a sudden cascade of recollection of the awful major decisions that warped my life for the worse over the past forty-five years. Several specific stupid choices, devastating consequences, compound disastrophes. Fail & ruin. Yup, I sure have learned "won't do that again" about a lot of things. Nothing I can put to use or help make up for the damage, but my hindsight is 20/20. And as I look back, I realize, it's not over yet. There's still time for me to make more stupid, devastating choices! Oh, boy! Another day! Morning, Glories.

Posted by: mindful webworker in outer space at May 11, 2014 03:40 AM (6O259)

2 Wishing all 'ette moms a Happy mothers day !

Posted by: McCool at May 11, 2014 03:41 AM (vxCAi)

3 Morning, Happy Mothers day everyone! I plan on sitting on my deck and watching the birds and squirrels all day.

Posted by: spypeach at May 11, 2014 03:43 AM (10H0T)

4 Gross. I know its not to be taken seriously but almost all pop songs these days are forgettable and obscene.

Posted by: Pug All Zipped Up at May 11, 2014 03:44 AM (3U9Bd)

5 Gross. I know its not to be taken seriously but almost all pop songs these days are forgettable and obscene. Posted by: Pug -------------------- Why, it's almost as we are trapped in a state of societal decay.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 11, 2014 03:46 AM (aDwsi)

6 "And as I look back, I realize, it's not over yet. There's still time for me to make more stupid, devastating choices! " Shit, aren't we all.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 11, 2014 03:46 AM (9qxR5)

7 5 - ".... as if..."

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 11, 2014 03:47 AM (aDwsi)

8 I normally an upbeat, chatty dipshit. Today? I'm all serious and still drunk from last night.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 11, 2014 03:48 AM (9qxR5)

9 Have a nice day, all you mothers.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at May 11, 2014 03:48 AM (V70Uh)

10 Posted by: mindful webworker in outer space at May 11, 2014 08:40 AM (6O259) Showoff. Can't you be content with yelling "First!"?

Posted by: rickl at May 11, 2014 03:48 AM (sdi6R)

11 Mornin' Horde. Happy Mother's Daye 'ettes. My gift to wife is going to grocery store for her today.

Posted by: olddog in mo at May 11, 2014 03:49 AM (EKOIc)

12 Happy Mothers Day morons and 'ettes!!! Good wishes for all the moms!!!!

Posted by: ginaswo at May 11, 2014 03:50 AM (hDN/2)

13 Posted by: mindful webworker in outer space at May 11, 2014 08:40 AM Another Ochoa poem I sat upon my duffel On the shoulder of the road And looked back in the distance At the paths that I chose Of places that I’d visited Some for just a time Others where I’d tarried Many were sublime But there were other places Where wreckage marked my way And sorrow fell upon me there Like water falls from rain I wished that I could travel back And start my walk anew With wisdom that I did not have When memories were few But that alas was not to be And so I rose again Trekking towards the sunset The path fast darkening Then realized the wisdom gained Was mine to use right now And felt a springing in my step Quickened by the Tao And glancing back to where I’d been When sorrow had me bowed I saw the weight I’d carried On that shoulder of the road I could not pay for what I’d done However hard I tried Seems forgiveness is a virtue That’s best when self applied So now I’ll greet each traveler With that same grace I found And share the wisdom of my path With those who’ll stick around

Posted by: panzernashorn at May 11, 2014 03:50 AM (gmrH5)

14 Polish breakfast this morning in honor of my dearly departed grandmother and mother.

Eggs, Potato Pancakes with Apple Sauce, Sauerkraut and Bacon Pierogi and Kilbasi and Onions.


Then it's off to the range.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 11, 2014 03:52 AM (bKSy7)

15 Nice panzernashorn.

Posted by: olddog in mo at May 11, 2014 03:52 AM (EKOIc)

16 Very nice, Panzer...

Posted by: HH at May 11, 2014 03:53 AM (XXwdv)

17 Happy Mothers Day! To the real mothers, not the "mothers".

Posted by: rickl at May 11, 2014 03:54 AM (sdi6R)

18 "Then it's off to the range." What will be shooting today?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 11, 2014 03:54 AM (9qxR5)

19 WTF?

Posted by: "mothers" at May 11, 2014 03:55 AM (9qxR5)

20 Happy Mother's Day! My youngest daughter (the 4 legged one) woke me up at 630 insisting on a walk. 3 miles into our 4 mile journey it started to rain. 60-90 % chance of thunderstorms all day. The only thing I requested was ribs and wings on the grill, not sure how that will work out. Need the rain though so I won't complain. I plan to spend all afternoon on the couch watching golf.

Posted by: Molly k. at May 11, 2014 03:55 AM (UfhXB)

21 @18

Still trying to break in my UTS-15.

It has a problem with 3" shells.

Hoping running and cleaning will break it in.


Posted by: Kreplach at May 11, 2014 03:57 AM (bKSy7)

22 Happy Mother's Day,mommy 'ettes!

Posted by: steevy at May 11, 2014 03:58 AM (zqvg6)

23 So is the Moochelle working in the garden or is she going to wash the solar panels at the Barky mansion Today?

Posted by: Killerdog at May 11, 2014 03:58 AM (49izV)

24 UTS-15. Scary! Black! Has a flip up thingy!

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 11, 2014 03:59 AM (9qxR5)

25 18 Took oldest to range and let him have at my 6.8 Ruger Ranch. Shooting offhand he was grouping silver dollars with the peep sight @ 100yrds. Range Attendant was and old Gunny who said "WOW!"

Posted by: Mr. Wizard at May 11, 2014 03:59 AM (gmrH5)

26 I'm up before my wife, and it's going to be a tall chore to keep her happy. Yup, snowed again last night and the ground is covered with 3 fresh inches of climate interuptus. Guess I better go pull all the shades down before she gets up.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at May 11, 2014 04:00 AM (ejkNv)

27 good morning all
happy mother's day to the moms

Posted by: chemjeff at May 11, 2014 04:02 AM (9GG/0)

28 Where the Hell you at, fairweather?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 11, 2014 04:02 AM (9qxR5)

29 This is the gun thread already?

Posted by: rickl at May 11, 2014 04:02 AM (sdi6R)

30 @24

Sadly the only thing that goes up, is the rear cover to clear FTFs and FTEs

Hopefully I can get it to be reliable enough to put some flippy things on it.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 11, 2014 04:03 AM (bKSy7)

31
"The statement came before protests on the American embassy in Cairo."

It's always been a real headscratcher to me as to how they could blame the video before the "protests" in Cairo even began. Seems to me someone has to show up and tell you what they're pissed about before you can blame something. Has this initial statement ever been explained?

http://tinyurl.com/okwgktl


Posted by: Early Cuyler at May 11, 2014 04:03 AM (fgh+v)

32 29 stomped upon people who have no Mother

Posted by: panzernashorn at May 11, 2014 04:03 AM (gmrH5)

33 Happy Mothers Day! We are blessed this morning with 5" (so far) of fresh 'climate disruption.' Also the first year without my mother, who passed in March due to complications from Alzheimer's. Still, I'm on this side of the snow and I have 5 great kids, so it's a good day.

Posted by: small town girl at May 11, 2014 04:05 AM (EvEIZ)

34 I was compelled from the rack this morning by a sudden cascade of recollection of the awful major decisions that warped my life for the worse over the past forty-five years. Several specific stupid choices, devastating consequences, compound disastrophes. Fail & ruin. That sounds remarkably like every day of my life.

Posted by: --- at May 11, 2014 04:06 AM (MMC8r)

35 Happy Mother's Day, small town girl. Where in the world are you? Winter is well and truly ended here. I'm still trying to convince myself that I don't have to cut the grass this weekend.

Posted by: rickl at May 11, 2014 04:09 AM (sdi6R)

36 Thanks, Panz. "And share the wisdom of my path With those who’ll stick around" ((looks around at empty realm...)) yeah... _ In form and cadence, that might have been one of my attempts at verse (? ck nic link)... except... I kinda got struck on verse 5. You know about grammar nazis? I'm a rhyme nag. I could let road / chose go, and I could even overlook bowed / road, and I was charmed by now / Tao, but again / darkening? That is a speed bump I have to drive around. The Beatles had some "rhymes" only Liverpuddlians could attempt.

Posted by: mindful webworker inside your mind at May 11, 2014 04:09 AM (6O259)

37 what are your big plans for mother's day?

Posted by: chemjeff at May 11, 2014 04:09 AM (9GG/0)

38 Hello from Venice.

Posted by: thunderb at May 11, 2014 04:10 AM (LODSE)

39 34 I was compelled from the rack this morning by a sudden cascade of recollection of the awful major decisions that warped my life for the worse over the past forty-five years. Several specific stupid choices, devastating consequences, compound disastrophes. Fail & ruin. That sounds remarkably like every day of my life. Posted by: --- at May 11, 2014 09:06 AM (MMC8r) Welcome to the party, pal.

Posted by: eman at May 11, 2014 04:13 AM (EWsrI)

40 "29 This is the gun thread already?" Why not? Mother's Day. Gun thread. All in one.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 11, 2014 04:14 AM (9qxR5)

41 Happy Mother's  Day, all you Moms.

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 11, 2014 04:14 AM (BAS5M)

42 @1 Posted by: mindful webworker in outer space at May 11, 2014 08:40 AM (6O259) @13 Posted by: panzernashorn at May 11, 2014 08:50 AM (gmrH5) ***** Great. Thanks for nothing you guys. Now I'm just going to look tacky when I start off with a fart joke.

Posted by: S. Muldoon at May 11, 2014 04:16 AM (MKpBT)

43 " Now I'm just going to look tacky when I start off with a fart joke." Let 'er rip.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 11, 2014 04:17 AM (9qxR5)

44 Today? I'm all serious and still drunk from last night.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 11, 2014 08:48 AM (9qxR5)


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But Ricardo, you're protected by the F-35's. Peace, brother.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 11, 2014 04:17 AM (HubSo)

45 @32- panzernashorn Mom is "upstairs", always vigilant. Ready to reach down and smack me if I fail to; open a door, offer to carry that, do my job to the best of my ability, put others first... You get the picture. And mindful webworker, it's too bad more people don't realize it's the result of their own choices. Oh sure, I've been done wrong, but it was me who allowed that/those person/people into my life. Wisdom to pass along to youngsters? It's hard to soar like an eagle when you're hanging with turkeys.

Posted by: teej at May 11, 2014 04:18 AM (lH5al)

46 "But Ricardo, you're protected by the F-35's. Peace, brother." Yes. I. Am. And we all are.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 11, 2014 04:18 AM (9qxR5)

47 I am in Montana, east of the divide and just south of the border. Properly known this bit of geography is called Glacier County. Named after the nat'l park which is named after the deposits of ice on the sides of the mountains. We won't have to worry about them melting today.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at May 11, 2014 04:18 AM (ejkNv)

48 40 Why not? Mother's Day. Gun thread. All in one. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 11, 2014 09:14 AM (9qxR5) Give Mom a gun for Mother's Day. Why not? My mom died years ago and she was not into guns, but hopefully somebody is doing that today.

Posted by: rickl at May 11, 2014 04:19 AM (sdi6R)

49

Hello from Way Down Here where it's still Sunday..

 

We had Mothers Day here too - had a lovely lunch with family at a Sri Lankan restaurant which is a favourite of the Old Aussie Bloke's 90 yo Mum

 

My son actually rang me from Queensland where he lives - he's usually forgetful for days like today - even though he sounded a bit under the weather - he got home from a party at 6am)

 

And I see you're all moving Down Under when that Yellowstone thingie goes bang?

 

We have 2 spare bedrooms if anyone needs a place to stay.....

 

Posted by: aussie at May 11, 2014 04:19 AM (flMT4)

50

Good morning everybody, and happy mothers day to all the 'ettes who are!

 

The Grunpy Grandma has to work at the ballpark today and the Navy's Newest Sailor is enroute to Japan so she has a tremendous sad.

 

BUT......the route to Japan goes through DFW and includes an 'unexpected layover' of 15 days to do a stint as a Recruiter Assitant. Sooooo... all the kids and I will be going to the game where we'll surprise mom with a cameo appearance of the Navy's Newest Sailor.

Bwahahahahahahahahahaha........

 

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 11, 2014 04:19 AM (60Vyp)

51 >> We have 2 spare bedrooms if anyone needs a place to stay..... Dibs on the top bunk.

Posted by: Andy at May 11, 2014 04:19 AM (vGQV1)

52 38 Hello from Venice. Posted by: thunderb at May 11, 2014 09:10 AM (LODSE) Italy?

Posted by: jwest at May 11, 2014 04:20 AM (u2a4R)

53 "My mom died years ago and she was not into guns, but hopefully somebody is doing that today." Ditto.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 11, 2014 04:21 AM (9qxR5)

54

51 Andy

 

Reserved sign placed on top bunk now...

Posted by: aussie at May 11, 2014 04:22 AM (flMT4)

55 "I am in Montana, east of the divide and just south of the border." Holy Shit, Bill, you are in God's Country.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 11, 2014 04:22 AM (9qxR5)

56 Where I live, if the Yellowstone Caldera goes kerblooey I'm just going to have to go all Slim Pickens. "YOLO"

Posted by: S. Muldoon at May 11, 2014 04:23 AM (MKpBT)

57 Italy

Posted by: thunderb at May 11, 2014 04:23 AM (LODSE)

58 "YOLO" Fuck it. Do I have a Savings Account in Heaven or something?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 11, 2014 04:24 AM (9qxR5)

59 Mornin' all & Happy Mother's Day to all 'ettes with children Worthy of note, today is the birthday of America's oldest living WWII veteran, Richard Arvine Overton (born May 11, 1906). http://preview.tinyurl.com/m6ck24w Story via Daily Mail At the age of 107 America's oldest known veteran plans to enjoy this year's Memorial Day in what he describes as the familiar company of up to 12 cigars and some whiskey-stiffened coffee - simple luxuries for a man who's lived through a lot.

Posted by: Random Moron at May 11, 2014 04:24 AM (W6wuT)

60 Good morning and Happy Mother's Day, all. G'Day to you, aussie. If all goes well today, I'll get to meet another moron & buy him a beer later (after brunch with Mom).

Posted by: shredded chi at May 11, 2014 04:25 AM (xVSXE)

61 Got loud with some fine Canadian folk at the hotel bar. Even sang Oh Canada. Little tired today.

Posted by: thunderb at May 11, 2014 04:25 AM (LODSE)

62 "Worthy of note, today is the birthday of America's oldest living WWII veteran, Richard Arvine Overton (born May 11, 1906). " Bless the man.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 11, 2014 04:26 AM (9qxR5)

63 Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 11, 2014 09:19 AM (60Vyp) Wow, you are an awesome husband. I bet she'll be ecstatic.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, assault Hobbit at May 11, 2014 04:27 AM (GDulk)

64 60-...the familiar company of up to 12 cigars and some whiskey-stiffened coffee - simple luxuries for a man who's lived through a lot. Posted by: Random Moron at May 11, 2014 09:24 AM (W6wuT) *** Wow! Chain smoking stogeys! The heretofore unknown secret of longevity. Way to go Richie Overton! (Oh, and Happy Mother's Day to all)

Posted by: S. Muldoon at May 11, 2014 04:27 AM (MKpBT)

65 Godzilla vs. Soccer Mom Big G doesn't stand a chance.

Posted by: eman at May 11, 2014 04:27 AM (EWsrI)

66 ...or is it stogies?

Posted by: S. Muldoon at May 11, 2014 04:28 AM (MKpBT)

67 SE Wyoming. And if the Yellowstone thing goes kablooee I don't think I'll need to worry about it.

Posted by: small town girl at May 11, 2014 04:29 AM (hbivT)

68 "or is it stogies?" I believe that's the way I've always done it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 11, 2014 04:29 AM (9qxR5)

69 Somtimes it's God's country, sometimes it's this goddam country. It's usually a matter of perspective. To those from other places it's all beautiful, but when you have to shovel your sidewalk in May it starts to wear on a person.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at May 11, 2014 04:30 AM (ejkNv)

70 "And if the Yellowstone thing goes kablooee I don't think I'll need to worry about it." Yeah, smalltowngirl, sounds like Yellowstone will take care of you before you know it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 11, 2014 04:31 AM (9qxR5)

71 Thanks Mom, for a great house, food, books, conversation and health. Heck, thanks Mom for civilization. And also for keeping the aliens away.

Posted by: MTF at May 11, 2014 04:31 AM (F58x4)

72 " but when you have to shovel your sidewalk in May it starts to wear on a person." That's why I'm not in snow country. Yeah, it's hotter than Hell 7 months out of the year here but I don't have to put up with that shit. Damn I hate the cold and snow.

Posted by: Ricardo KillYea at May 11, 2014 04:33 AM (9qxR5)

73 68 SE Wyoming. And if the Yellowstone thing goes kablooee I don't think I'll need to worry about it. Posted by: small town girl at May 11, 2014 09:29 AM (hbivT) There's a certain peace of mind that comes from living at Ground Zero. Or maybe "resignation" is the word I'm looking for. Sort of the way I felt living next to a Naval Air Station during the Cold War.

Posted by: rickl at May 11, 2014 04:34 AM (sdi6R)

74 58 Italy Posted by: thunderb at May 11, 2014 09:23 AM (LODSE) It's been a few years, but see if Alla Ferrata is still there. Just a little inexpensive hole in the wall restaurant with a great fish soup. Good simple pasta too.

Posted by: jwest at May 11, 2014 04:35 AM (u2a4R)

75 DAY 551 912 to go (987 to Inauguration Day 2017) Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, McCain's, McConnell's, McAuliffe's, Maduro's, MIRV's, Mexifornians, menacing Mozillan 'mo's, Mugwumps, mutants, malcontents, malthusians, maniacs, malignant medical mandates, martial law, miscreants, microagressors, minions, maladjusted masochistic multiculturalists, momzers, mamalukes, mooks, mopes, mariuoli, meeskeits, maricons, marauders, malodorous militants, menstruating mons veneri and miscellaneous meshugas notwithstanding.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 11, 2014 04:38 AM (CMkNk)

76 Bacon for breakfast after cleaning up my daughter's rotoviral vomit and...other stuff. Being a mother is the only really important "job" I'll ever have. Prayers for all the Moms we of the Horde can't be with today, including mine who died 5/7/07. Miss you, Mom!

Posted by: LadyS at May 11, 2014 04:38 AM (5dip8)

77 Yup, I sure have learned "won't do that again" about a lot of things. Nothing I can put to use or help make up for the damage, but my hindsight is 20/20. Posted by: mindful webworker in outer space at May 11, 2014 08:40 AM (6O259) *** Quite apropos for Mother's Day- the essence of conservatism has to be the notion that not only can we learn from our own mistakes, but that we can learn from the mistakes of our parents, and that our children can perhaps learn from our own mistakes. Society is not on a march toward perfection (utopia), rather individuals are holding the line against society's descent into chaos, armed with the experience of our forebears.

Posted by: S. Muldoon at May 11, 2014 04:38 AM (MKpBT)

78 Was going to BBQ ribs today. Long as the wind doesn't come up maybe I can get the coals to work. Or I can cook them in the oven...again.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at May 11, 2014 04:39 AM (ejkNv)

79 It's going to be cool here today, only 70 so far this morning.

Posted by: Killerdog at May 11, 2014 04:39 AM (49izV)

80 "And if the Yellowstone thing goes kablooee...." Probably no "Kablooee". What will happen is there will be a rift open up and lava flow for hundreds of thousands of acres. If it happens in winter, it will mangle property South and East. If it happens in summer, it will mangle property North and East

Posted by: panzernashorn at May 11, 2014 04:40 AM (gmrH5)

81 "mamalukes" "Mamluk (Arabic: مملوك mamlūk (singular), مماليك mamālīk (plural), meaning "property" or "owned slave" of the king; "

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 11, 2014 04:40 AM (9qxR5)

82 SE Wyoming... That sounds like Chugwater.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at May 11, 2014 04:40 AM (ejkNv)

83 by: aussie at May 11, 2014 09:19 AM (flMT4) I drilled a few wells off the west coast back in 2009. Perth was great, but if Yellowstone goes splodey I'm looking for a place where they can figure out driving on the proper side of the road. Oh, and if I ever hear the expression 'no worries' again, I'm going postal...

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at May 11, 2014 04:41 AM (FCgaq)

84 ACE is code speak for Anthropogenic Caldera Eruption. Man-made volcanoes!!! We need legislation now!

Posted by: S. Muldoon at May 11, 2014 04:42 AM (MKpBT)

85

61  shredded chi

 

Hi there, and have a nice time with navybrat  ( I think ?)

 

And of course a nice time with your dear Mum

 

 

Posted by: aussie at May 11, 2014 04:43 AM (flMT4)

86 "Oh, and if I ever hear the expression 'no worries' again, I'm going postal..." What you on about, Mate?

Posted by: Crocodile Dundee at May 11, 2014 04:43 AM (9qxR5)

87 Yo, bada bing. I gotz yer meltin' pot right cheer!

Posted by: Joey "Kablooey" Caldera at May 11, 2014 04:45 AM (MKpBT)

88 Happy Mother's Day to all Mom's. A word of warning to all moron's, ettes pass on to someone who may need "advice" When my son was 5 months old Mother's Day rolled around. I neglected to get a card for the new mom. She said "I didn't expect a 5 month old to go to the drugstore and get me a card." I replied "Well, you're not my mother." I have been paying for that for the last 23 years.

Posted by: itchytriggerfinger at May 11, 2014 04:46 AM (8Lbu5)

89

84  Yep, I'm a nerd...

 

No worries!!!!

 

 /// just kidding!

 

 

Posted by: aussie at May 11, 2014 04:47 AM (flMT4)

90 No not Chugwater. Laramie.

Posted by: small town girl at May 11, 2014 04:47 AM (ImQSs)

91 Posted by: itchytriggerfinger Ahhh....the folly of youth visited upon the heads of the flippant for seven times seven years.....

Posted by: panzernashorn at May 11, 2014 04:48 AM (gmrH5)

92 Laramie. *** Proper pronunciation- "Lermy"

Posted by: Joey at May 11, 2014 04:48 AM (MKpBT)

93 87 Posted by: Crocodile Dundee at May 11, 2014 09:43 AM (9qxR5) 'No worries' is code within Schlumberger and the MUA for 'I've screwed the pooch and really don't want to tell you about it. Regardless, you're going to find out about it at the most inopportune time and it will shut the rig down on the critical path...' But the Virgin Air flight attendants are generally smokin' hot and somewhat easy. So there's that...

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at May 11, 2014 04:48 AM (FCgaq)

94 (oops, lose the sock) Lermy Women.

Posted by: S. Muldoon at May 11, 2014 04:49 AM (MKpBT)

95 " Yo, bada bing. I gotz yer meltin' pot right cheer!" Hey, you keep dat on the down low, you sees. It fell of da back of a truck, capiche?

Posted by: Paul Walnuts at May 11, 2014 04:49 AM (9qxR5)

96 "But the Virgin Air flight attendants are generally smokin' hot and somewhat easy. So there's that..." Australia sounds nice.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 11, 2014 04:51 AM (9qxR5)

97 Joey I have no doubt that's how the long-timers 'round here pronounce it. This is still cowboy country.

Posted by: small town girl at May 11, 2014 04:52 AM (hRNoZ)

98 Male Cardinal just perched on one of the dog's basketballs in the yard with and is exploring it with a very WTF IS This! attitude.

Posted by: panzernashorn at May 11, 2014 04:52 AM (gmrH5)

99 Laramie, that's not a small town. To us hicks that's city livin'.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at May 11, 2014 04:52 AM (ejkNv)

100 Now up to 282 votes for Blazing Saddles. I expect to see some delurking come movie night.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 11, 2014 04:54 AM (DmNpO)

101 Saturday after Easter, my nephew got married in Tulsa. That was the weekend of my daughter's ballet, just as she had worried it would be, before they announced the date. But, no biggie. None of us - me, Milady, our kids - were invited to the wedding anyway, or any related festivities, or even to come visit that week. Just too crowded, Mom told me. Her brother Ed was flying in. (You remember Ed, my only true uncle, loved by my kids as the closest thing they had to a grandfather, I've talked about him, related his war stories.) Why, there wouldn't even be room at the Big Dinner for Ed's grandchild, who Ed's kids wisely decided should accompany him on the trip. The Sunday before all my siblings (save the Utterly Estranged brother) and their families trickled into Tulsa was Easter. Mom assured me the guru-following astrologer brother would take her to church, so my daughter, who otherwise would be joyously honored to accompany her grandmother to celebrate Christ risen, need not come. Our twin sons' birthdays fell in that week, but, Mom told me, we'll wait to celebrate that after the wedding. Late last week, she finally left me a message that all the relatives were gone, she had rested up, and we could schedule the boys' birthday now. I left that up to the boys, and they set it up we should all meet at Mom's this evening, coincidentally Mother's Day. Mom, whose 93rd birthday is next month, always says she hopes her kids will stay in touch with each other after she's gone. I don't know why she thinks things would be different. "Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?..." Happy Mother's Day and a dozen blazing virtual roses to all the moms here, honors to my daughter, whose miscarriage, our only shot at grandkids so far, is buried out by the old Cherokee graveyard, not far from the little 5yo and infant. And to the mother of our three, including those twin full-term full-weight boys, who has also been 2nd Mom for at least one of Estranged Brother's daughters. Thank you, God, for Moms. Love you, Mom.

Posted by: mindful webworker - son, brother, husband, father at May 11, 2014 04:55 AM (6O259)

102 Where all the white wimmens at?

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at May 11, 2014 04:55 AM (FCgaq)

103 "Where all the white wimmens at?" Yoo-hoo, big boy.

Posted by: Rosie O'Donnell at May 11, 2014 04:57 AM (9qxR5)

104 Funny story about Laramie (well not about Laramie per se, but still). My brother had a college roommate of Chinese heritage who hailed from Laramie, name of Sam. He came to visit and a group of my family went out fishing. Rather than buy a fishing license, Sam borrowed one from my brother Randy. Sure enough, the fish warden came by while they were fishing. Checked the licenses, each of which had our Germanic last name. When he got to Sam, he looked at the license, looked at Sam, looked at the license, grinned and said, with one raised eyebrow, "Well, Randy, y'all have a safe day fishing," and walked off.

Posted by: S. Muldoon at May 11, 2014 04:58 AM (MKpBT)

105 Sort of the way I felt living next to a Naval Air Station during the Cold War.

Posted by: rickl at May 11, 2014 09:34 AM (sdi6R)




70 miles east of Offutt AFB, headquarters of Strategic Air Command. Yep, if the balloon went up we were toast.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 11, 2014 04:59 AM (yh0zB)

106 97 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 11, 2014 09:51 AM (9qxR5) It's definitely conducive to the AoS lifestyle.

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at May 11, 2014 04:59 AM (FCgaq)

107 This is still cowboy country.

Posted by: small town girl at May 11, 2014 09:52 AM (hRNoZ)


Youngest Daughter lives in Riverton.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 11, 2014 05:00 AM (yh0zB)

108 " "Well, Randy, y'all have a safe day fishing," and walked off." I don't like paperwork for piddly shit.

Posted by: The Fishing Warden at May 11, 2014 05:00 AM (9qxR5)

109 Happy Mother's Day all! Mrs EC got breakfast in bed and the house cleaned this morning by the kiddies. Then, all her gifts. Some candles, chocolates, and jewelry.

Posted by: EC at May 11, 2014 05:01 AM (doBIb)

110 Well it's about time to fire up the stove for mom's brunch. Thanks morons for lifting my sprits yet again. Catch you later.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at May 11, 2014 05:03 AM (ejkNv)

111 fairweatherbill my nic more to do with where I came from---boondocks, 50 miles NW of Lake Tahoe. On football Saturday L'Ramie is the largest city in WYO. The rest of the time not so much.

Posted by: small town girl at May 11, 2014 05:04 AM (C8G4S)

112 ...and he shot me in the ass.

Posted by: The Waco Kid at May 11, 2014 05:06 AM (wePjE)

113 You WY/MT folks watch "Longmire?"

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 11, 2014 05:06 AM (9qxR5)

114 My grandparents lived just south of Cheyenne, on the CO side of the border. My uncle in his 90s still lives in Wheatland. Oddly enough, I've never spent much time in WY.

Posted by: S. Muldoon at May 11, 2014 05:07 AM (MKpBT)

115 102. mindful, I have a weirdly similar family situation going on now, sans motherly involvement. My husband, kids and I are the only extended family members not invited to a cousin's daughter's wedding. I've been "struggling" with it. Best wishes to you and yours.

Posted by: LadyS at May 11, 2014 05:07 AM (5dip8)

116 My mom is 71 and still with us, having battled both ovarian and breast cancer. For that and for God's many other blessings, I am grateful.

Posted by: baldilocks at May 11, 2014 05:08 AM (36Rjy)

117 " ...and he shot me in the ass." And then you crawled into a whisky bottle and haven't been seen since. Yeah, yeah, I've heard this story before.

Posted by: Sheriff Bart at May 11, 2014 05:08 AM (9qxR5)

118 When is this movie night NDH? I can do blazing saddles. Have dvd. Can push play at appropriate time.

Posted by: The Waco Kid at May 11, 2014 05:08 AM (wePjE)

119 (((((mindful))))

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl at May 11, 2014 05:09 AM (u8GsB)

120 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 11, 2014 10:06 AM (9qxR5) My F-i-l at least used to, don't know if he still does. He and M-i-l grew up in Sheridan, WY and he went to university in Laramie. Sounds like he recognizes some of the places shown.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 11, 2014 05:09 AM (GDulk)

121 And I see you're all moving Down Under when that Yellowstone thingie goes bang?

We have 2 spare bedrooms if anyone needs a place to stay.....

Posted by: aussie at May 11, 2014 09:19 AM (flMT4)


Might take you up on that.  However, I live less than 100 miles from the outermost edge of the ash bloom (SE Texas) so it may not be necessary.

Posted by: The Oort Cloud at May 11, 2014 05:09 AM (l1Nun)

122 Greetings and solutions, pixel people. Yup, I sure have learned "won't do that again" about a lot of things. Nothing I can put to use or help make up for the damage, but my hindsight is 20/20. Experience teaches a Dear School for Fools. And every time you think you're ready to graduate, Administration adds yet another course requirement.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit [/i][/s][/b][/u] at May 11, 2014 05:10 AM (0HooB)

123 Thanks, aussie. and yes, you are correct on the moron I'll have a beer with later today. It'll be nice to meet another IRL.

Posted by: shredded chi at May 11, 2014 05:10 AM (xVSXE)

124 @92 "Ahhh....the folly of youth visited upon the heads of the flippant for seven times seven years..... " Great. Still 26 years to go. My only way out... Will the Yellowstone Caldera Kablooie reach Ohio's Northeastern sections.

Posted by: itchytriggerfinger at May 11, 2014 05:10 AM (8Lbu5)

125 122 Posted by: The Oort Cloud at May 11, 2014 10:09 AM (l1Nun) What part of SETX Oort? I'm in Houston.

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at May 11, 2014 05:11 AM (FCgaq)

126 ...every time you think you're ready to graduate, Administration adds yet another course requirement. *** Nice!

Posted by: S. Muldoon at May 11, 2014 05:11 AM (MKpBT)

127 » At the age of 107 America's oldest known veteran plans to enjoy this year's Memorial Day in what he describes as the familiar company of up to 12 cigars and some whiskey-stiffened coffee - simple luxuries for a man who's lived through a lot. Posted by: Random Moron *sniff* that's... beautiful! Sheer poetry! _ » ...I replied "Well, you're not my mother." I have been paying for that for the last 23 years. Posted by: itchytriggerfinger You're the one who posted this before? because I've recalled & retold it from time to time. _ And Muldoon? Remember the advice of our wise founder Franklin. Proudly, he said.

Posted by: mindful webworker - galumphing along at May 11, 2014 05:12 AM (6O259)

128 Oops. Off dope smokin', gunslinger nic.

Posted by: teej at May 11, 2014 05:12 AM (Hh8ts)

129 "Will the Yellowstone Caldera Kablooie reach Ohio's Northeastern sections." I dunno. Sweet talk me a little.

Posted by: Yellowstone Caldera Kablooie at May 11, 2014 05:12 AM (9qxR5)

130 Can we get a ruling from the Steering Committee? Is it Ka-blooey or Ker-blooey? and is it -blooey or -blooie?

Posted by: S. Muldoon at May 11, 2014 05:14 AM (MKpBT)

131 @121 It's an oddly formulaic yet interesting show. Starts back up soon.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 11, 2014 05:15 AM (9qxR5)

132 Oddly enough, I never cared that much about Mother's Day when my kids were little. I knew John's parents were *his* parents. Of course, I'm spoiled though because my in-laws usually send me a little money to do something nice with for myself, so that may well be the difference. They sent me an "Edible Arrangement" this year. Have to say, it's very tasty and the kids and I are eating it for breakfast today.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 11, 2014 05:15 AM (GDulk)

133 Book thread up.

Posted by: baldilocks at May 11, 2014 05:15 AM (36Rjy)

134 "Can we get a ruling from the Steering Committee? " Are we talking about "blowing" again?

Posted by: Steering Committee at May 11, 2014 05:16 AM (9qxR5)

135 Must be in the Style Guide somewhere *hurriedly checking index*

Posted by: small town girl at May 11, 2014 05:17 AM (C8G4S)

136 When is this movie night NDH? I can do blazing saddles. Have dvd. Can push play at appropriate time. *** Two Saturdays from now on the 24th.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 11, 2014 05:28 AM (DmNpO)

137 LadyS - no one can cut us as dolly as our nearest and dearest. Family can be Heaven's test of our capacity for forgiveness. And, of course, just endurance. phoenixgirl, thx many _ D'oh! Read aloud Panz's poem to Milady. Oh... the 'bowed' pronunciation that rhymes, bode not bowwed. Double d'oh!

Posted by: mindful webworker - rhymin' salmon at May 11, 2014 05:29 AM (rY8rX)

138 Is it possible to get an unexpurgated version of Blazing Saddles? I have heard that current versions have been bowdlerized.

Posted by: rickl at May 11, 2014 05:35 AM (sdi6R)

139 I think the JEF is focusing on the Nigerian government and not the terrorists because he wants the government to fail in favor of an Islamic government

Posted by: thunderb at May 11, 2014 05:37 AM (LODSE)

140 Is it possible to get an unexpurgated version of Blazing Saddles? I have heard that current versions have been bowdlerized. *** I have no idea. It is entirely possible that we will be watching slightly different versions that night.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 11, 2014 05:45 AM (DmNpO)

141

122   The Oort Cloud 

 

You're very welcome if you do make it out of that molten lava flow, ash clouds etc

 

 

Just bring a souvenir from your home town - maybe a snow globe or a pretty little sticker for the car and the spare bedroom is yours!

 

 

Posted by: aussie at May 11, 2014 05:46 AM (flMT4)

142 Moms of the Year: FIVE mothers arrested for letting children stay and be abused at mobile home park where EIGHT sex offenders were known to be living

Posted by: Pug All Zipped Up at May 11, 2014 05:54 AM (3U9Bd)

143 dolly? cut us as deeply.... I meant, of course

Posted by: mindful webworker - rhymin' salmon at May 11, 2014 05:57 AM (6O259)

144 @139 You can try the torrent sites.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 11, 2014 05:58 AM (dccKo)

145 #BringBackThe Kiddies There. Did my good deed for the day. Morning all.

Posted by: RWC at May 11, 2014 06:07 AM (QeH9j)

146 122 Posted by: The Oort Cloud at May 11, 2014 10:09 AM (l1Nun)

What part of SETX Oort? I'm in Houston.

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at May 11, 2014 10:11 AM (FCgaq)


Lake Conroe.  Thinking about taking the boat out if it's not too windy, since the daughter is here (she graduated from UofH yesterday magna cum laude)....

Posted by: The Oort Cloud at May 11, 2014 06:14 AM (l1Nun)

147 This sounds to me like Issa is trying to say that reason why practically nothing has been resolved is that there is too much criminal activity to keep up with:

http://tinyurl.com/nypmmkh

Probably true, but I'm thinking a few fewer threats and a lot more action might bring with it some much needed credibility.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 11, 2014 06:24 AM (BZAd3)

148 Marco Rubio says he's 'Ready to be President.'



Posted by: BEL at May 11, 2014 07:11 AM (thLL8)

149 Kreplach, You're Polish? I am too. 100% . There might be a mix up from my father's father. He always said he was descended from royalty, Taras Bulba, who was Russian. Grandparents didn't speak English when they came here. Who knows? Someone in Yahoo group emailed mr how to find things like this. I flagged email & will try some day to look up.

Posted by: Carol at May 11, 2014 07:13 AM (gjOCp)

150 139 Is it possible to get an unexpurgated version of Blazing Saddles? I have heard that current versions have been bowdlerized. Posted by: rickl at May 11, 2014 10:35 AM (sdi6R) Has anyone found confirmation one way or another about this rumor? I know there were multiple scenes included in an old TV version that weren't in the theatrical cut, but that's about the extent of "alternate versions" that I'm aware of. I've still got my ancient LaserDisc as a baseline.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's Solid Gold Diaphragm at May 11, 2014 08:43 AM (bHnlE)

151 Well, since I lived under the plume-cloud of Mt. St Helens - about a quarter inch to the right in the YKT (Yellowstone Ka-blooey Thing) map - guess that gives me a pass on the fallout of the possible YKT. Too bad, would go to Australia in a hot minute-loved it when I was there in 2000. Also live practically right on top of a primary nuclear target due to the underground massive communications station out at the National Guard Firing Center. So there's that. I'm a mom to a Furry Herd of felines who have so far celebrated the day by inspiring me to stay in bed and keep sleeping.

Posted by: dwagyak at May 11, 2014 08:49 AM (GBnmM)

152 I have the DVD of Blazing Saddles and it's complete. I ran the movie in the 70's many times as a projectionist in many theaters back then and have seen the movie at least a hundred times. It's so bad, I can do the entire dialogue! So, any changes would be immediately apparent to me.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at May 11, 2014 10:37 AM (tAoev)

153 Oh, and I have the DVD copied to this very laptop, so if anyone has any questions concerning any scene...   Heh.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at May 11, 2014 10:38 AM (tAoev)

154 266 The Melendy family stories, by Elizabeth Enright - I loved them, growing up - and it wasn't too far off from when they were written, although my family situation was a little different - west coast and suburban and 1950-60s, not east coast and 1930-40s, and an intact family, as opposed to a widower with a stalwart housekeeper. Lovely stories and nice people to read about. My mother also had a tattered copy of her 'Thimble Summer' which I may have a copy about somewhere - minus the cover, which came off from it, early on.

About Gone With the Wind - I have read it, a couple of times - resisting a strong impulse to throw it across the room now and again. Scarlett was a horrible human being, like Becky Sharp - but a creation that we keep coming back to, as if mesmerized. I did a similiar 'southern belle' character in one of my books - a selfish, self-centered and manipulative woman, the sister-in-law of one of my heroes, trying to manipulate him into marrying her, without any luck. I described her to my alpha-readers as 'Scarlett O'Hara to men and women who didn't like her at all. '
"She was a widow with a small son, and with little
inclination towards managing her own affairs. Looking around for someone who
would masterfully take all these burdens from her, Amelia’s eyes couldn’t help
but fall onto Peter. Against all those practical considerations and what she
perceived as her overwhelming need, his disinclination was merely a small
obstacle to be overcome. No doubt she thought it would be only a matter of time
before she wore him down as she had worn down his brother, with tears, tantrums,
and pretty displays of forgiveness and reconciliation. Peter had observed this
from afar, indulgently thinking his brother could be forgiven that kind of
soft-headedness; Horace had loved her, after all. But Peter did not, and he had
no intention of being maneuvered into doing as Miss Amelia wished."Yeah, I really did not like Scarlett O'Hara. I quite enjoyed the exercise of painting her as a woman to be avoided ... at all speed and running in a zig-zag pattern.

Posted by: Sgt. Mom at May 11, 2014 02:07 PM (Asjr7)

155 OK - something weird going on here?

Posted by: Sgt. Mom at May 11, 2014 02:08 PM (Asjr7)

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