July 20, 2018

The ONT Has Landed
— Open Blogger

Tonight's ONT is going to rock on


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We Come in Peace for All Mankind


49 years ago today, man first set foot on another world. It is actually my first memory, my mother sitting me down on the big green braided rug in front of the old RCA console TV she had won while working for NBC in the mid 60s. “ Watch David. Watch this”. I didn't grasp the import, of course, what 2 year old would? But I remember. Experience the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing. This is a stunning website. Mission control on the right track, the lander on the left. It's like being there again for the first time. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, and I will confess there were tears in my eyes when they touched down.

Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.

Indeed, and the world has never been the same.


Fido Friday



Love the way he hops with excitement while waiting for the machine to cycle.


Rest in Peace

TRUMP HONORS FALLEN SECRET SERVICE AGENT, RECEIVES HIS BODY

Classy move by the Commander in Chief. Secret Service agent Nole Edward Remagen died of a stroke while the president was in Helsinki. President Trump met the plane carrying his body at Andrews AFB.


Tennis Anyone?



Rice Field Art


By planting different cultivars of rice, artists in Asia make elaborate pictures in the fields. See some great examples here.


Edumacation

This graphic is from a textbook, Glencoe Science: Biology, Chapter 5, Section 3. Anyone see the problem here? Anyone?

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Related: More fun with maps

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OH THAT'S SO MUCH BETTER!




They opened it. They actually opened a huge black sarcophagus. Somebody better have Brendan Fraser on speed dial.

Another Anniversary

We opened with the moonwalk, lets close with something a little more prosaic. ‘Midnight Run’ at 30. That's right, 30 years ago Midnight Run debuted in theaters. Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, and Dennis Farina, in the best performance of his career, made this an absolute classic. One of my favorite movies of all time. In the immortal words of Jimmy Serrano, why don't you sit down, relax, have a sandwich, drink a glass of milk, do some fucking thing.

Tonight's ONT brought to you by liberals fighting racism:

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Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2018 04:51 PM (8kkL4)

2 nd

Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2018 04:51 PM (8kkL4)

3 Evening Horde! Now on to the content.

Posted by: tonypete at July 20, 2018 04:52 PM (9rIkM)

4 Sock the monkey tonight

Posted by: Peter Gabriel at July 20, 2018 04:52 PM (gUCYC)

5 The sarcophagus story is creepy

Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2018 04:52 PM (8kkL4)

6 8th?

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls, Unwise Commenter at July 20, 2018 04:52 PM (H5knJ)

7 Flirphth!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 20, 2018 04:52 PM (e9G8E)

8 Apollo XI launch, with Pilgrims' Chorus soundtrack. https://youtu.be/kyxdUXghKSo

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 20, 2018 04:54 PM (fA1SL)

9 We copy you down, WeirdDave.

Posted by: CAPCOM at July 20, 2018 04:54 PM (y87Qq)

10 I tell you the truth, I watched the first step on the moon and couldn't figure out what I was seeing. It was all white and shadow to me. I could hear him fine though.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 20, 2018 04:56 PM (yQpMk)

11 That cartoon is both creepy and awesome.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 04:56 PM (EhZNT)

12 And here's another vidya from that genre. https://youtu.be/w6I6dOBBG-Y Saturn V - amazing machines.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 20, 2018 04:57 PM (fA1SL)

13 And how can a road sign lead to an ear-worm? Damn you WeirdDave! Wonder what Eddie Grant is up to these days?

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 04:57 PM (EhZNT)

14 I remember my parents calling me to the t.v. to watch the moon landing. I rushed outside to look up at the moon -- I had no concept of how far away it was.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2018 04:58 PM (gUCYC)

15 The incomparable Gerard Manley Hopkins celebrates Gods glory and immanence in his creation, and the endless spring of grace available to us. Gods Grandeur. https://tinyurl.com/yc3luqpu

Posted by: Zaklog the Great at July 20, 2018 04:58 PM (e5NtB)

16 - I had no concept of how far away it was. Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2018 09:58 PM (gUCYC) You forgot your binoculars. Rookie mistake.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 04:59 PM (EhZNT)

17 Saturn V - amazing machines. They tested the first stage about 15 miles away from where I lived. We could feel it through the ground.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 20, 2018 04:59 PM (yQpMk)

18 I tell you the truth, I watched the first step on the moon and couldn't figure out what I was seeing. It was all white and shadow to me. I could hear him fine though. Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 20, 2018 09:56 PM (yQpMk) --------- That is my memory as well. My parents made me and one sister watch it, while explaining that it was an example of the great things the Country could do in a relatively short time.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 20, 2018 04:59 PM (+1YDx)

19 I thought Montgomery Wards went out of business.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2018 04:59 PM (IqV8l)

20 Remember the "one giant leap for mankind" moment like it was yesterday. Remember hearing, live I think, on the radio, the very scratchy audio transmission when the LEM touched down ("Tranquility Base here, the Eagle has landed") - was in the car with my father, we were about to go tour a Navy ship (as happened a lot). Should check the timing on that, but if it was mid-morning or mid-day PDT, then my memory is correct.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 20, 2018 05:00 PM (QDnY+)

21 Is this a rerun?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2018 05:01 PM (3Pma+)

22 Who knew there were so many species of perching birds (Passeriformes, scientifically speaking) in the Sahara?

Posted by: Surfperch at July 20, 2018 05:01 PM (M+sEY)

23 Grump, I remember Gen. Dynamics/Convair (not sure what the corporate ID was at the time) testing rocket engines not that far away, in my yute. Could feel and hear the roar.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 20, 2018 05:02 PM (QDnY+)

24 Floyds Knobs is lewder than French Lick?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2018 05:02 PM (IqV8l)

25 I remember seeing that on tv. It looked all grey and fuzzy. My pops was so excited, he set up his movie camera and made a movie of it on our tv. I think we still have it in a box somewhere.

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 20, 2018 05:02 PM (DAdSz)

26 I don't want to know how Dickshooter ID got its name.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/i][/s][/b] at July 20, 2018 05:02 PM (HaL55)

27 Exit to Electric Avenue didn't have a youtube musical video behind it? Or is there a secret password? Itsa puzzle? Sometimes a picture is just a picture? Well that's lame.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at July 20, 2018 05:02 PM (roQNm)

28 Ben Had- You should have received an email about that music you wanted me to listen to a few days after we talked. If not, you might check your junk mail folder. Have a good evening everyone.

Posted by: teej at July 20, 2018 05:02 PM (Z7oqE)

29 ONOT! ONOT! ONOT! Wait... didn't say anything about Open in the title. ONT! ONT! ONT! Lands on the front stoop with a resounding thump reminiscent of the Good Olde Days of Sunday Newspapers. Without the inky fingers.

Posted by: mindful webworker - o not at July 20, 2018 05:02 PM (macz7)

30 The Moon Landing, 1969.

Donald J Trump was 24 years old. 
 

This is just one of the things he means when he says "MAGA".


 The Master of Scooped Ice Cream remembers.

 And he wants to share it with all of us.   

   Why is that so hard to understand?    
  Why the Dem pushback?    Oh, I remember, many are now Communists.





Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 20, 2018 05:02 PM (UsCnO)

31 Hauled this up from downstairs, for what it's worth. 411 Was too young for 11. I remember the last ones, 17 in particular. My dad was a huge NASA fan, prolly because his pop (Grandpa K) was contracted to NASA as an engineer via Boeing, Apollo 1 thru 13. Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 09:50 PM (EhZNT)

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 05:02 PM (EhZNT)

32 17. I knew an older fellow - shipbuilder from Scotland - who immigrated here to work on the Saturn V project. He said the project was so massive that it more or less hijacked the world's supply of English-speaking shipwrights for a decade.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 20, 2018 05:03 PM (fA1SL)

33 Personally, I want to live in either Moosekiss,TN or Bucksnort, KY.

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 20, 2018 05:03 PM (DAdSz)

34 There's a Squaw Teats Road in Wyoming.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 05:03 PM (EhZNT)

35 We couldn't build a Saturn V in less than a decade if we tried, even though we have the plans. We don't have the skilled workers to do it.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 20, 2018 05:04 PM (yQpMk)

36 Electric Avenue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtPk5IUbdH0

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at July 20, 2018 05:04 PM (0ogQG)

37 In elementary school one of the evening "enrichment" programs I did was rocketry - taught by a rocket engineer from General Dynamics, I think. Loved it. Actually learned all the basics (at a technical level suitable for 6th graders) of rocket propulsion, how that worked in space, etc. Wonder if anything remotely that good or useful happens any more.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 20, 2018 05:05 PM (QDnY+)

38 The map of most lewd names in the states? Well, my mom was from Floyds Knobs. It was till dirt roads until the '60's. Humptulips is almost as exciting here as Forks. It's on teh Yakima Firing Center so I have not been able to reach the top of Squaw Tit.

Posted by: Winston at July 20, 2018 05:05 PM (wgCUV)

39 We don't have the skilled workers to do it.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 20, 2018 10:04 PM (yQpMk)


BUT, we have muslim outreach...

Posted by: Hrothgarevitch BOT [/i][/b][/u][/s] at July 20, 2018 05:05 PM (n9EOP)

40 Happy Friday ONT Horde.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable - Margrave of Sugar Tit, SC at July 20, 2018 05:05 PM (pwT9v)

41 Rice Field Art I have no words.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at July 20, 2018 05:05 PM (roQNm)

42 35. That is a fact. We use SMR space Uber from Baikonur, flying up in Soyuz capsules. Sad doesn't begin to describe it.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 20, 2018 05:05 PM (fA1SL)

43 Guys cut their machinist teeth making Atlas rockets and kept going until they built something that could go to the moon.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 20, 2018 05:06 PM (yQpMk)

44 My cousin and I built what we thought was a scale, exact model of Launch Pad 39A complete with a Saturn V rocket out of wood, straws, Erector Set parts, scrap wires and glue.  
 
We had untold hours of fun with it. It did not survive the 4th of July family picnic of 1974, but that is a story for another time.

Posted by: tonypete at July 20, 2018 05:06 PM (9rIkM)

45 There's a Squaw Teats Road in Wyoming. Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 10:03 PM (EhZNT) Is that near the Grand Tetons?

Posted by: DR.WTF? at July 20, 2018 05:07 PM (T71PA)

46 Hiya

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2018 05:07 PM (bTbJx)

47 The tolerances on that thing were like nothing ever built on that scale. Huge yet precise.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 20, 2018 05:08 PM (yQpMk)

48 Midnight Run = masterpiece.

Posted by: otho at July 20, 2018 05:08 PM (LkFnL)

49 Egyptian archaeologists have dashed hopes that a newly-discovered ancient sarcophagus might contain the remains of Alexander the Great, finding instead a mummified family swimming in red liquid Red liquid? They're mummy vampires?!?!?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2018 05:08 PM (SiINZ)

50 Charles Grodin was hilarious in everything I have seen him. His guest spots on the Tonight show were amazing.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 05:08 PM (PUmDY)

51 I remember watching the moon landing and thinking we were on the verge of it being a regular thing. I was nine, what the hell did I know?

Posted by: f'd at July 20, 2018 05:08 PM (UdKB7)

52 I was almost seventeen. I watched transmissions live from the moon. LIVE FROM THE MOON!!! "Live" being delayed by that incredible distance, of course. True at any distance, but you could time the distance by the several seconds transmissions took between Earth and Moon and back. (Already noted in previous moon shots, but, but this was from the MOON!) Who else went out and looked at the moon, too, just to realize, this was happening right now!! from right up there!! They didn't crash. They didn't burn up. They didn't sink into quicksand. Until they landed, we had no idea what to expect. Oh. My. Heavenly Father! Humankind did it! I didn't really have anyone to share it with. Lonely in my room, watching TV, with the rest of the world. One small step So very long ago.

Posted by: mindful webworker - moon man at July 20, 2018 05:08 PM (macz7)

53 Floyd's knob is the second most lewd name in Indiana. French Lick is #1.

Posted by: Jade Sea at July 20, 2018 05:08 PM (0sWXw)

54 49. I think I read it was sewage.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 20, 2018 05:08 PM (fA1SL)

55 Moon landing? I still have my Moon globe from that time... Built models of the Lunar Lander... Its a very sad commentary that we went to the Moon in my Grandfathers Lifetime... but not during my 26 year old Son's Lifetime.

Posted by: Don Q at July 20, 2018 05:08 PM (NgKpN)

56 Minor correction, weirddave -- The SS agent suffered a stroke and died in Scotland. Still, a very classy move. TFG would have tweeted a pic of himself looking sad or something involving him. He *still* does this. Wut-A-Turd.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at July 20, 2018 05:09 PM (0ogQG)

57 I grew up in Boogertown, Tennesee. What is the problem with the bird map. I mean other than the numbers..,

Posted by: Kasper-X-Hauser at July 20, 2018 05:09 PM (RbKpE)

58 I have my pocket computer and communicator. Where's my flying car and orbiting wheel?

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 20, 2018 05:09 PM (yQpMk)

59 Wanker's Corner is basically an intersection now.

Posted by: Beartooth at July 20, 2018 05:09 PM (PXvvQ)

60 I see no problem with the perching birds map.

Posted by: Toto at July 20, 2018 05:09 PM (FhU1S)

61 53 Floyd's knob is the second most lewd name in Indiana. French Lick is #1. Posted by: Jade Sea at July 20, 2018 10:08 PM (0sWXw) Beaver Utah... nuf said...

Posted by: Don Q at July 20, 2018 05:09 PM (NgKpN)

62 Related: More fun with maps --Dildo, Newfoundland [and Labrador] was disqualified for being too awesome.

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2018 05:09 PM (e7oj4)

63 Edumacation This graphic is from a textbook, Glencoe Science: Biology, Chapter 5, Section 3. Anyone see the problem here? Anyone? That showing North America as being on top of Africa is racist?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2018 05:10 PM (SiINZ)

64 There's a Squaw Teats Road in Wyoming. Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 10:03 PM (EhZNT) Is that near the Grand Tetons? Posted by: DR.WTF? at July 20, 2018 10:07 PM (T71PA) Eh. Southern Absarokas, so, not really. But the mountain men and fur trappers seemed to have a thing for the finer features of the women they left behind.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 05:10 PM (EhZNT)

65 50 Charles Grodin was hilarious in everything I have seen him. His guest spots on the Tonight show were amazing. Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 10:08 PM (PUmDY) **** Do you remember that show he had on MSNBC on the very early days of the network?

Posted by: Elinor, Who Usually Looks Lurkily at July 20, 2018 05:10 PM (NqQAS)

66 I don't know how they missed French Lick, IN. Birthplace of Larry Bird.

Posted by: Winston at July 20, 2018 05:10 PM (wgCUV)

67 Do we even have the machine tools we need to build another Saturn V launch system?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at July 20, 2018 05:10 PM (roQNm)

68 Red liquid? They're mummy vampires?!?!? Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2018 10:08 PM (SiINZ) Mummies and vampires are too genetically dissimilar to breed, so no.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2018 05:11 PM (y87Qq)

69 Related: More fun with maps

--Dildo, Newfoundland [and Labrador] was disqualified for being too awesome.

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2018 10:09 PM (e7oj4)



What's more, Newfoundland (the island part of Newfoundland and Labrador) is what's missing from the Perching Birds map.

Posted by: Vendette at July 20, 2018 05:11 PM (SLCtI)

70 Wanker's Corner is basically an intersection now. Posted by: Beartooth #KeepPortlandWeird

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable - Margrave of Sugar Tit, SC at July 20, 2018 05:11 PM (pwT9v)

71 Content? You're soaking in it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2018 05:11 PM (CSNuj)

72 What is the problem with the bird map. I mean other than the numbers.., Posted by: Kasper-X-Hauser at July 20, 2018 10:09 PM (RbKpE) North America is connected to Africa and the key doesn't explain what dark blue and purple signify.

Posted by: Surfperch at July 20, 2018 05:11 PM (M+sEY)

73 Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed." For the rest of Human history, the first word spoken from another world... Is from Texas.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 20, 2018 05:11 PM (6qErC)

74 51 I remember watching the moon landing and thinking we were on the verge of it being a regular thing. I was nine, what the hell did I know?

Posted by: f'd at July 20, 2018 10:08 PM (UdKB7) 


 

Funny you mention this, at the time I thought the same thing.      Heck, by the 1990's we would have regular space travel, right?      That's an entire generation in the future!     How could it NOT happen?    This is America!



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 20, 2018 05:11 PM (UsCnO)

75 Floyd's knob is the second most lewd name in Indiana. Who knew the barber got around like that? Who knew?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2018 05:11 PM (SiINZ)

76 Nixon's undelivered speech on the Apollo disaster: Fate has ordained that the men who went to the moon to explore in peace will stay on the moon to rest in peace. These brave men, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, know that there is no hope for their recovery. But they also know that there is hope for mankind in their sacrifice. These two men are laying down their lives in mankind's most noble goal: the search for truth and understanding. They will be mourned by their families and friends; they will be mourned by their nation; they will be mourned by the people of the world; they will be mourned by a Mother Earth that dared send two of her sons into the unknown. In their exploration, they stirred the people of the world to feel as one; in their sacrifice, they bind more tightly the brotherhood of man. In ancient days, men looked at stars and saw their heroes in the constellations. In modern times, we do much the same, but our heroes are epic men of flesh and blood. Others will follow, and surely find their way home. Man's search will not be denied. But these men were the first, and they will remain the foremost in our hearts. For every human being who looks up at the moon in the nights to come will know that there is some corner of another world that is forever mankind.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 20, 2018 05:12 PM (yQpMk)

77 The Eagle Has Landed. We're all breathing again. The holy coordinates of the Right Stuff. Flying, Drinking, Driving & Screwing.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at July 20, 2018 05:12 PM (C+via)

78 Remember Grodin's show on cnn on which he melted down about the OJ trial nightly?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 05:12 PM (PUmDY)

79 Well, Kentucky has a town named Climax, too. Don't think Bigbone is near here, though.

Posted by: Gooshy at July 20, 2018 05:12 PM (4i4VW)

80 I don't know how they missed French Lick, IN. Birthplace of Larry Bird. Posted by: Winston Also the hometown of Rachel Maddow, I believe.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable - Margrave of Sugar Tit, SC at July 20, 2018 05:12 PM (pwT9v)

81 19 I thought Montgomery Wards went out of business. Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2018 09:59 PM (IqV8l) ---------- No no no no no. It's pinin' for the fjords.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2018 05:13 PM (CSNuj)

82 Why the Dem pushback? Oh, I remember, many are now openly Communists.





Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 20, 2018 10:02 PM (UsCnO)



Fixt

Posted by: Bert G at July 20, 2018 05:13 PM (yzxic)

83 Nutbush, TN!

Tina Turner came from there...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 20, 2018 05:14 PM (e9G8E)

84 Do you remember that show he had on MSNBC on the very early days of the network? Posted by: Elinor, Who Usually Looks Lurkily Tucker Carlson had a show. Laura Ingraham had a show. Michael Savage had a show.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2018 05:14 PM (IqV8l)

85 What about Big Hole, Montana?

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 05:14 PM (EhZNT)

86 Never got to see a moon landing live, but I am a space nut, even have a few small souvenirs. =) There are some great YouTube vids of the static tests for the F1 engines from various cameras, complete with amazing audio!! Highly recommended. Love that Trump is pushing us towards pace again. God bless him.

Posted by: atomicplaygirl at July 20, 2018 05:14 PM (E0dwf)

87 What's more, Newfoundland (the island part of Newfoundland and Labrador) is what's missing from the Perching Birds map. Posted by: Vendette at July 20, 2018 10:11 PM (SLCtI) --Probably not many perching birds in Newfoundland. Mostly puffins and razorbills.

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2018 05:14 PM (e7oj4)

88 Well, Kentucky has a town named Climax, too. Don't think Bigbone is near here, though. Posted by: Gooshy at July 20, 2018 10:12 PM (4i4VW) ---------- And Georgia has a town called Cumming.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 20, 2018 05:15 PM (+1YDx)

89 Nixon's undelivered speech on the Apollo disaster: Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 20, 2018 10:12 PM (yQpMk) Obligatory alternate scenarios: https://xkcd.com/1484/

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2018 05:15 PM (y87Qq)

90 Apollo XI launch, with Pilgrims' Chorus soundtrack. Oh, I watched all of that. 49 years ago today is the first time I got to stay up late and watch TV.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2018 05:15 PM (fuK7c)

91 Prince Ludwig Really? Rachel Madcow? Where do I call up for a B-52 strike?

Posted by: Winston at July 20, 2018 05:15 PM (wgCUV)

92 Who knew the barber got around like that? Who knew? Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2018 10:11 PM (SiINZ) --------- Rumor had it that Gomer enjoyed Floyd's Knob after hours.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2018 05:15 PM (CSNuj)

93 83 Nutbush, TN! Tina Turner came from there... +++++++++++++ 35 was the speed limit....

Posted by: Jak Sucio at July 20, 2018 05:15 PM (C+via)

94 65, maybe it was msnbc.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 05:15 PM (PUmDY)

95 Minor correction, weirddave -- The SS agent suffered a stroke and died in Scotland.
I know. I didn't say Agent Remagen was in Helsinki, just that it happened while Trump was there.

Posted by: Weirddave at July 20, 2018 05:15 PM (bQXMb)

96 Hooker, Oklahoma. Aw, it's not really dirty. I mean, in High School, I had a bio teacher named Hooker. Nice guy. Nice daughter, too. Now, if they'd said Heavener, I wouldn't argue. Long ago, my geography-challenged brother and his bride were driving around Oklahoma and they saw a sign that pointed to Heavener, a town he'd never heard of. Oh, wife, said brother, we are folks who want to get to Heaven. We're Heaven-ers. Let's go there! So they drove to the town. He rolled down the window and asked an old feller how you pronounce the name of the town. Feller replied, "HEAVE-ner". They drove on.

Posted by: mindful webworker - we're all heaveners, right? at July 20, 2018 05:15 PM (macz7)

97 PA should get a few extra slots.  Intercourse, Blue Ball, and ahem, Big Beaver.  And just to be weird, they have Dallas and Houston too.

Posted by: Quint at July 20, 2018 05:15 PM (n13/j)

98 WD, the Apollo 11 link was FANTASTIC!

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 05:16 PM (hyuyC)

99 I was just in Humptulips a couple weeks ago. Felt like three or four.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 20, 2018 05:16 PM (TGayj)

100 99

Posted by: Toto at July 20, 2018 05:16 PM (FhU1S)

101 I will be joining the ONT late tonight, because I'm partying with my lesbians.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 20, 2018 05:16 PM (txw6d)

102 Bird-in-Hand is more lewd than Intercourse. Intercourse is classy.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 20, 2018 05:16 PM (EZebt)

103 damn!

Posted by: Toto at July 20, 2018 05:16 PM (FhU1S)

104 No no no no no. It's pinin' for the fjords. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2018 10:13 PM They used to have stand alone stores called Electric Avenue that were sort of like Best Buy or Circuit City.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2018 05:16 PM (IqV8l)

105 *swats at italics*

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 05:16 PM (EhZNT)

106 100 99 Posted by: Toto Missed it by that much.

Posted by: Maxwell Smart at July 20, 2018 05:16 PM (pwT9v)

107 Mindful Webworker Report immediately to The Barrel!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2018 05:16 PM (CSNuj)

108 Heh! The power at work went out one afternoon several summers ago and the entire engineering department shut down and went home. Some of us went to the bar and laughed about it, talking about mylars and ducks and drafting tables with full ashtrays.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 20, 2018 05:16 PM (ZYcR0)

109 It worked.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 05:17 PM (EhZNT)

110 I will be joining the ONT late tonight, because I'm partying with my lesbians. Go on ...

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 20, 2018 05:17 PM (yQpMk)

111 That doggie video makes me happy

Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever at July 20, 2018 05:17 PM (nBr1j)

112 Love the way he hops with excitement while waiting for the machine to cycle. Had a jack-in-the-box toy with a hand crank on the side. Crank it and it played Pop Goes the Weasel. (no offense) My pup loved it. He had the song memorized and I would crank the box at varying speed making him more bonkers. He would go nuts if I stopped cranking till the clown popped and try to rip the metal box open.

Posted by: Braenyard _not to say I'm better, but I am very, very different than I was at July 20, 2018 05:17 PM (+lSVr)

113 I doubt were ever going back to the moon. We're going to die on this rock. But when SMOD comes, we'll have the peace and joy that comes from knowing that gender-neutral naming conventions were used to name the meteor.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls, Unwise Commenter at July 20, 2018 05:17 PM (H5knJ)

114 What about Big Hole, Montana? Butte?

Posted by: Beartooth at July 20, 2018 05:18 PM (PXvvQ)

115 106 closer than you, though.

Posted by: Toto at July 20, 2018 05:18 PM (FhU1S)

116 --Probably not many perching birds in Newfoundland. Mostly puffins and razorbills.

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2018 10:14 PM (e7oj4)


The problem better not be Florida.

Posted by: Vendette at July 20, 2018 05:19 PM (SLCtI)

117 I will be joining the ONT late tonight, because I'm partying with my lesbians.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 20, 2018 10:16 PM


We'll wait...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 20, 2018 05:19 PM (e9G8E)

118 Go on ...

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 20, 2018 10:17 PM (yQpMk)


There are four of us, and we're getting high.  My brother has retreated to the party barn and is playing Lady Gaga loudly.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 20, 2018 05:19 PM (txw6d)

119 Mekons -- "Ghosts of American Astronauts" https://youtu.be/oR0NBcXNyvY

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2018 05:19 PM (e7oj4)

120 Herr's another fido Friday story/video. Toddler playing fetch with the neighbors dog. https://preview.tinyurl.com/y72pyll6

Posted by: X-ray at July 20, 2018 05:20 PM (YdakM)

121 There are four of us, and we're getting high. My brother has retreated to the party barn and is playing Lady Gaga loudly. Is there ... nakedness yet? Pillow fight?

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 20, 2018 05:20 PM (yQpMk)

122 Please keep your pants on, Miley.

Posted by: Ladyl at July 20, 2018 05:20 PM (TdMsT)

123 The guys that opened the tomb will die horrible deaths. Killer beetles, or asps. Count on it.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 20, 2018 05:20 PM (Zmczq)

124 What about Big Hole, Montana? Butte? Posted by: Beartooth at July 20, 2018 10:18 PM (PXvvQ) I may or may not have been born in Butte. Eh. prolly just a bad dream.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 05:21 PM (EhZNT)

125 "Probably not many perching birds in Newfoundland" Migrant Norwegian Blues.

Posted by: f'd at July 20, 2018 05:21 PM (UdKB7)

126 That doggie video makes me happy Posted by: Northernlurker lurkier than ever How about this one: https://youtu.be/4PcL6-mjRNk

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2018 05:21 PM (IqV8l)

127 I doubt were ever going back to the moon. We're going to die on this rock. Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls, Unwise Commenter at July 20, 2018 10:17 PM (H5knJ) Wanna bet? $20. If humans never set foot on the moon again, AND we go extinct never having established colonies off-planet, I owe you $20. Otherwise, you gotta pay up. Deal?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2018 05:21 PM (y87Qq)

128 There's a lesbian party and I was not invited? Hey man, what gives?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2018 05:21 PM (CSNuj)

129 Nutbush, TN!

Tina Turner came from there...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 20, 2018 10:14 PM (e9G8E)



Haywood County, lots of music came from there, not just Annie Mae.


Posted by: Bert G at July 20, 2018 05:21 PM (yzxic)

130 101 I will be joining the ONT late tonight, because I'm partying with my lesbians. Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 20, 2018 10:16 PM (txw6d) Wait! I'm a lesbian trapped in a man's body. Why won't the lesbians believe me?

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2018 05:22 PM (sdi6R)

131 Guys cut their machinist teeth making Atlas rockets and kept going until they built something that could go to the moon. I became a machinist so I could work for the space program. And did for waay too short a time. One of my HS buddy's dad worked as a machinist at MSFC, which I always thought was cooler than anything.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/i][/s][/b] at July 20, 2018 05:22 PM (HaL55)

132 There are four of us, and we're getting high. My brother has retreated to the party barn and is playing Lady Gaga loudly.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 20, 2018 10:19 PM (txw6d)


You don't read that line too often.

Posted by: Quint at July 20, 2018 05:22 PM (n13/j)

133 Speaking of dirty sounding place names, here's an old Onion story that turns various place names in south-central IL into Horde-worthy puns: https://www.theonion.com/man-has-derogatory-nickname-for-every-neighboring-town-1819566758 "A majority of the nicknames, however, are produced via a simple pun-based, Wacky Packages-style modification of the town name. Examples include Heaver Creek (Beaver Creek), Show Yer Boner (Shobonier), and Bunghole (Bingham)."

Posted by: Secret Square at July 20, 2018 05:22 PM (9WuX0)

134 The guys that opened the tomb will die horrible deaths. Killer beetles, or asps. Count on it. Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 20, 2018 10:20 PM (Zmczq) Juicy mummies?

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 05:22 PM (EhZNT)

135 I doubt were ever going back to the moon" We're going back. NASA Houston is making it so... "Jim Bridenstine had a short and clear message for the aerospace community: "We are going to the Moon."

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 20, 2018 05:22 PM (6qErC)

136 Deal, hogmartin.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls, Unwise Commenter at July 20, 2018 05:22 PM (H5knJ)

137 A pillow fight, a round of Truth or Dare, modelling outfits...

It might be well nigh on dawn before Miley comes back!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 20, 2018 05:22 PM (e9G8E)

138 Born in Helena grew up in Billings. So Butte slams are in my blood.

Posted by: Beartooth at July 20, 2018 05:22 PM (PXvvQ)

139 32 17. I knew an older fellow - shipbuilder from Scotland - who immigrated here to work on the Saturn V project. He said the project was so massive that it more or less hijacked the world's supply of English-speaking shipwrights for a decade. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 20, 2018 10:03 PM (fA1SL) *****_********* That explains why I had a forty year career in the US merchant marine starting in 1973 all on ships designed before Apollo 11. Or was that because of the Jones Act?

Posted by: Cosda at July 20, 2018 05:22 PM (sOyk5)

140 Is there ... nakedness yet? Pillow fight?

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 20, 2018 10:20 PM (yQpMk)


We're women.  It takes a lot of social foreplay to get to that point.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 20, 2018 05:23 PM (txw6d)

141 Please keep your pants on, Miley. Don't listen to that buffoonery, Miley. Do what you think is best.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 20, 2018 05:23 PM (ZYcR0)

142 I will be joining the ONT late tonight, because I'm partying with my lesbians.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 20, 2018 10:16 PM (txw6d)



Pics or didn't happen.


Posted by: Bert G at July 20, 2018 05:23 PM (yzxic)

143 lol Miley, you are teasing them so!

Posted by: IC at July 20, 2018 05:23 PM (PEJUg)

144 I'd be pretty happy having to pay up on this bet. But we here at least once per GOP administration that we are going places.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls, Unwise Commenter at July 20, 2018 05:23 PM (H5knJ)

145 If there are muslims on the Moon, we will go there.

Posted by: NASA at July 20, 2018 05:23 PM (CSNuj)

146 Please keep your pants on, Miley.

Posted by: Ladyl at July 20, 2018 10:20 PM (TdMsT)


But it's the Friday ONT!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 20, 2018 05:24 PM (txw6d)

147 The map doesn't do Big Bone Kentucky justice. There is actually a Big Bone Lick State Park there, which is even dirtier-sounding.

Posted by: April at July 20, 2018 05:24 PM (e8PP1)

148 Willowed from the last thread: Project Apollo was one of the greatest feats in human history, but in a sense it was a dead end for space development. It achieved its purpose, which was to beat the Russians to the moon, but it didn't leave any infrastructure behind to build upon. Even in the 1940s and 1950s, science fiction writers had ideas about building spacecraft in orbiting space stations and fueling them with orbiting fuel depots before sending them off to the moon and planets. That's still the way to do it, but that approach wouldn't have gotten Apollo to the moon before the decade was out, so it wasn't chosen.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2018 05:24 PM (sdi6R)

149 Miley, do your friends know that they have an online cheering section?

Posted by: Vendette at July 20, 2018 05:24 PM (SLCtI)

150 This dog needs no machine at all: https://youtu.be/QcQpeZuhSg4

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2018 05:25 PM (IqV8l)

151 I'd be pretty happy having to pay up on this bet" I would dearly love to see us return. And go beyond...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 20, 2018 05:25 PM (6qErC)

152 Well, on the bird map, there are several areas that are light purple, but there is no box saying what light purple represents in regards to number of species.

Posted by: Darth Randall at July 20, 2018 05:26 PM (v3DL/)

153 Visiting my dad tonight in Sonora, which is right next to Rough & Ready, CA. Don't know about ready, but the ladies here are pretty rough.

Posted by: Average Guy at July 20, 2018 05:26 PM (r9Jjf)

154 134 The guys that opened the tomb will die horrible deaths. Killer beetles, or asps. Count on it. Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 20, 2018 10:20 PM (Zmczq) Juicy mummies? Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 10:22 PM (EhZNT) Red liquid? What the hell is that?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 20, 2018 05:26 PM (Zmczq)

155 138 Born in Helena grew up in Billings. So Butte slams are in my blood. Posted by: Beartooth at July 20, 2018 10:22 PM (PXvvQ) Lived in Billings for 15 years, split between my first nine years (we fled Butte promptly), and after the Army. Most of my family still live there. I really miss Montana.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 05:26 PM (EhZNT)

156 Palpatine: ...the [Saturn] project was so massive that it more or less hijacked the world's supply of English-speaking shipwrights for a decade. Astounding. AAARGH! Did I barrelize in #96? Dang! It's too hot to barrel.

Posted by: mindful webworker - make it work at July 20, 2018 05:26 PM (macz7)

157 Midnight Run was one of the best movies of the 80s. Love it still! I'm old enough to remember when DeNiro could act. Also, Denis Farina played a very very convincing mobster boss. He was a police officer in Chicago before becoming an actor.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 20, 2018 05:27 PM (pY+s4)

158 You can turn your nation into a polyglot flop-house for bums worldwide, or you can be a space faring nation.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 20, 2018 05:27 PM (fA1SL)

159 Miley, do your friends know that they have an online cheering section?

Posted by: Vendette at July 20, 2018 10:24 PM (SLCtI)


They do not.  Tomorrow night we're going to be smoking bones and tendons.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 20, 2018 05:27 PM (txw6d)

160 I read that the red brown liquid was thought to be sewage that had leked into the sarcophagus.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls, Unwise Commenter at July 20, 2018 05:27 PM (H5knJ)

161 Happy Texas Conquers the Moon Day!

Posted by: JC at July 20, 2018 05:27 PM (B1ik8)

162 Mueller! Can I haz barrel immunity? I have juicy goods on Trump and Russian transvestites in an elevator.

Posted by: mindful webworker - mercy at July 20, 2018 05:27 PM (macz7)

163 Red liquid? What the hell is that? Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 20, 2018 10:26 PM (Zmczq) --------- Pharaoh Juice

Posted by: NASA at July 20, 2018 05:27 PM (CSNuj)

164 So, here's a take on the space program for a certain version of 29. The Soviets made a satellite first, they sent a dog up first. We sent up a chimp. They sent up a guy who went up and all the way around. We sent up a guy who went up and down. Then we sent up a guy who went all the way around. They sent up a girl to go all the way around. All of this predates my memory. But then we sent up two guys. Then we sent up two guys and let one go out and float around. Then we sent three guys to go and actually look at the freaking Moon. On Christmas! Then we had a few guys practice docking in space and can we do this? Then three guys went to the freaking Moon and two of them got out in a little life raft and landed on the freaking Moon. Then we started sending dune buggies to the Moon. It seemed like life would be nothing but eternal progress. And then we got bored or something and started sending buses (shuttles, if you insist) into low Earth orbit. It all came crashing down. The hopes. The promise.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2018 05:28 PM (fuK7c)

165 Has anyone seen the video of that Savannah waitress that bodyslammed the gropey dude?

Here's one video:https://preview.tinyurl.com/y87a7sz5

I guess the groper was there with his wife and kids so the later arrest for sexual assault was probably a bit awkward.

At first I though it was just a casual accidental brush against her but if you watch it looks like he stops to feel her up.

Posted by: bananadream at July 20, 2018 05:28 PM (YR7aL)

166 We're women. It takes a lot of social foreplay to get to that point. Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 20, 2018 10:23 PM (txw6d) At your service madam!!!

Posted by: The Paola at July 20, 2018 05:28 PM (Zmczq)

167 Electric Ave.? An ear worm from the 80s. Also a road in Pennsylvania. There is an exit sign on I-80 in PA for Electric Ave. Is that the one??

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 20, 2018 05:28 PM (pY+s4)

168 Miley, do your friends know that they have an online cheering section?
Posted by: Vendette at July 20, 2018 10:24 PM


Cheer camp?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 20, 2018 05:28 PM (e9G8E)

169 We're women. It takes a lot of social foreplay to get to that point. Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 20, 2018 10:23 PM (txw6d) At your service madam!!! Posted by: The Paola at July 20, 2018 10:28 PM (Zmczq) ---------- *fires up orbital sander*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2018 05:29 PM (CSNuj)

170 I'd be pretty happy having to pay up on this bet. But we here at least once per GOP administration that we are going places. Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls, Unwise Commenter at July 20, 2018 10:23 PM (H5knJ) I just think it's too long to say 'never'. Maybe not in 10 or 20 years, but it'll happen. The moon is a ridiculous expense for a private effort, but commercial cargo rockets are pretty routine now and nobody would have believed it 20 years ago. Here's a bunch of Vikings who grew up playing with Lego crowd-funding an amateur manned suborbital rocket. Space isn't close, but it isn't as far away as it used to be. https://copenhagensuborbitals.com/

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2018 05:29 PM (y87Qq)

171 Eddy Grant's best work was with the Equals.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 05:29 PM (PUmDY)

172 Happy Texas Conquers the Moon Day!" Yay Texas!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 20, 2018 05:31 PM (6qErC)

173 It all came crashing down. The hopes. The promise. Posted by: Bandersnatch I blame Boomers and their irrational fear of the N-word. If we had gone forward with the nuclear rocket program in the 70s, we'd have a permanent colony on Mars by now.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable - Margrave of Sugar Tit, SC at July 20, 2018 05:31 PM (pwT9v)

174 REM's Man on the Moon is a great song.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 05:31 PM (PUmDY)

175 Happy Texas Conquers the Moon Day!" Yay Texas! Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 20, 2018 10:31 PM (6qErC) Happy, Texas was a weird movie. I like Steve Zahn, though.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 05:32 PM (EhZNT)

176 Midnight Run was one of the best movies of the 80s. Love it still! I'm old enough to remember when DeNiro could act. Also, Denis Farina played a very very convincing mobster boss. He was a police officer in Chicago before becoming an actor.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 20, 2018 10:27 PM (pY+s4)


Not sure I rate Midnight Run as high as some of you guys, but it was a good movie.  Compared to the crap they put out now, it was certainly very well made. I was never a Charles Grodin fan and to me Deniro was always well South of Pacino.


One thing I always found funny about the 80s and 90s movies.  They had about 5 guys who always played Chicago cops, in every movie.  Same guys that were in The Fugitive.  They played Chicago cops in a lot of movies.

Posted by: Quint at July 20, 2018 05:32 PM (n13/j)

177 They do not. Tomorrow night we're going to be smoking bones and tendons. Posted by: Miley, the Duchess Smoking bones, are you sure they're lesbians?

Posted by: X-ray at July 20, 2018 05:32 PM (YdakM)

178 Cute doggie

Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2018 05:32 PM (jm1YL)

179 166 We're women. It takes a lot of social foreplay to get to that point Start with Melisa Ethridge (sp?) then an episode of Ellen, then Madcow, end with KD Lang....should be ready right up to your collar bone. I denounce myself...hides in corner.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 20, 2018 05:33 PM (LOq4H)

180 Born in Helena grew up in Billings. So Butte slams are in my blood. Posted by: Beartooth at July 20, 2018 10:22 PM (PXvvQ) Lived in Billings for 15 years, split between my first nine years (we fled Butte promptly), and after the Army. Most of my family still live there. I really miss Montana. Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 10:26 PM (EhZNT) I've been meaning to tell you to try the pork chop sandwich at Fiddler's Green next time you're Billings just to compare it to the one at Pug Mahons. I prefer Fiddlers. One brother still lives there now. I fly there every so often and we drive to Missoula to catch the Griz play.

Posted by: Beartooth at July 20, 2018 05:35 PM (PXvvQ)

181 I liked Midnight Run. Charles Grodin had that thing, that undefinable thing, that made me laugh. Kinda sad-sack hang-dog, but also barely-controlled rage.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 05:35 PM (EhZNT)

182 When I was  growing up we had these things called kids that used to throw the ball for us.  Pups these days don't know what they are missing!

Posted by: Grumpy Old Dog at July 20, 2018 05:36 PM (NbRJx)

183 So, throughout most of North America (or, North Africa?) there's only ONE species of perching bird? Aside from the obvious geographic idiocy, that map is utterly non-sensical. Is "perching bird" even an accepted classification of birds?

Posted by: Average Guy at July 20, 2018 05:36 PM (r9Jjf)

184 I really miss Montana. Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 10:26 PM (EhZNT) Husband and I spent 4 great years in Wyoming, until mothers' health required us to return to Ohio. We would move back in a heartbeat, either western WY or MT.

Posted by: April at July 20, 2018 05:36 PM (e8PP1)

185 Lunokhod. I didn't know the Russians sent a robot to the moon.

Posted by: Laika's reentriec carcass was the hottest dog at July 20, 2018 05:37 PM (VWE5i)

186 OK, I'm going to call it a night, but as I mentioned earlier if the perching bird map's problem is not the absence of Newfoundland (or Hawaii) it may be the depiction of Florida.

Posted by: Vendette at July 20, 2018 05:37 PM (SLCtI)

187 35 We couldn't build a Saturn V in less than a decade if we tried, even though we have the plans. We don't have the skilled workers to do it. Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 20, 2018 10:04 PM (yQpMk) IDK. A lot of it was *painstakingly* hand-made and we have automation and CAD/CAM now that could arguably make better parts more consistently and quickly.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 20, 2018 05:38 PM (cvabZ)

188 Good night, all!

Posted by: Vendette at July 20, 2018 05:38 PM (SLCtI)

189 Even in the 1940s and 1950s, science fiction writers had ideas about building spacecraft in orbiting space stations and fueling them with orbiting fuel depots before sending them off to the moon and planets. That's still the way to do it, but that approach wouldn't have gotten Apollo to the moon before the decade was out, so it wasn't chosen. Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2018 10:24 PM (sdi6R) Having to figure out how to shield astronauts from space radiation as well as preventing small particles from damaging space craft (our planet is now surround by space junk) are the biggest hurdles. Then there's the problem with bone mass density loss and musculature degeneration that takes place on longer forays into space which have to be overcome as well. The vacuum of space is a silent killer.

Posted by: RickZ at July 20, 2018 05:38 PM (8lsuS)

190 We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue! And den we'll take it high-ah!!

Posted by: Eddy Grant at July 20, 2018 05:38 PM (km8m2)

191 OK, so perching birds is a real classification. Still, I think there is more than one species throughout most of N.A.

Posted by: Average Guy at July 20, 2018 05:38 PM (dAXSp)

192 Hey everybody!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 20, 2018 05:38 PM (km8m2)

193 Is this a rerun? Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2018 10:01 PM (3Pma+) Life is a rerun.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Beware of lurking Magicians at July 20, 2018 05:38 PM (V8bv6)

194 I've been meaning to tell you to try the pork chop sandwich at Fiddler's Green next time you're Billings just to compare it to the one at Pug Mahons. I prefer Fiddlers. Posted by: Beartooth at July 20, 2018 10:35 PM (PXvvQ) I'll do that. My folks still live there. And the secret's out. I'm named after an Irish pub. well played.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 05:39 PM (EhZNT)

195 So I just turned on the TV, and everything in DC is on fire. Just another typical news day?

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 20, 2018 05:39 PM (km8m2)

196 Is "perching bird" even an accepted classification of birds? Posted by: Average Guy at July 20, 2018 10:36 PM (r9Jjf) Yes, members of the Order Passeriformes, which includes everything from crows to robins to sparrows, are generally referred to as such.

Posted by: Surfperch at July 20, 2018 05:39 PM (M+sEY)

197 181 I liked Midnight Run. Charles Grodin had that thing, that undefinable thing, that made me laugh. Kinda sad-sack hang-dog, but also barely-controlled rage. Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 10:35 PM (EhZNT) Imagine him in Falling Down instead of Kirk Douglass.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 20, 2018 05:39 PM (cvabZ)

198 184 I really miss Montana. Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 10:26 PM (EhZNT) Husband and I spent 4 great years in Wyoming, until mothers' health required us to return to Ohio. We would move back in a heartbeat, either western WY or MT Love both, but as Dad used to say. "the snow don't melt in Wyoming, it just gets worn out from being blown around."

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 20, 2018 05:39 PM (LOq4H)

199 Good night Vendette.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 20, 2018 05:39 PM (+1YDx)

200 Life is a rerun. Posted by: Tim in Illinois Beware of lurking Magicians at July 20, 2018 10:38 PM (V8bv6) ------- Hey HEY hey!

Posted by: Rerun at July 20, 2018 05:39 PM (CSNuj)

201 185. Yep. They landed a probe on Venus, as well. SMR were and are solid on the fundamentals of spaceflight.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 20, 2018 05:40 PM (fA1SL)

202 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at July 20, 2018 05:40 PM (kb/by)

203 Early great Eddy Grant... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5q3ALvb16EE

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 05:40 PM (PUmDY)

204 Imagine him in Falling Down instead of Kirk Douglass. Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 20, 2018 10:39 PM (cvabZ) Woah! Woah! Mind. Blown!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 05:41 PM (EhZNT)

205 195. '...everything in DC is on fire.' ** Ahh....Pence and Mattis took my advice, I take it?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 20, 2018 05:41 PM (fA1SL)

206 174 REM's Man on the Moon is a great song. Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 10:31 PM (PUmDY) --At least in comparison to "Shiny Happy Motherfuckers" and "Everybody Hurts". And my older brother is a *lot* like Andy Kaufman in the movie.

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2018 05:41 PM (e7oj4)

207 It was an accident of history that the earliest rockets that were capable of putting satellites and manned spacecraft into orbit were derived from ICBMs. Missiles that were intended to lob nukes halfway around the world were not designed to be reusable, to say the least. So it became the norm that orbital rockets were one-use disposable. Nobody thought there was anything wrong with that. But how would the aviation industry have progressed if every DC-3 and 747 had to be thrown away after one flight? How much would airline tickets cost? Now, finally, we are seeing orbital rockets that are designed to be recoverable and reusable. This is HUGE. This will change everything.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2018 05:41 PM (sdi6R)

208 really miss Montana. Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 10:26 PM (EhZNT) Husband and I spent 4 great years in Wyoming, until mothers' health required us to return to Ohio. We would move back in a heartbeat, either western WY or MT Love both, but as Dad used to say. "the snow don't melt in Wyoming, it just gets worn out from being blown around." We were in the planning stages to move back to Montana when the surprise grandkids popped out.

Posted by: Beartooth at July 20, 2018 05:42 PM (PXvvQ)

209 I never saw Midnight Run, but I still remember the line from the trailer by DeNiro: "Pretty soon you're gonna be suffering from fistophobia!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 20, 2018 05:42 PM (km8m2)

210 So I just got here and jumped to bottom of comments and I see "we're smoking bones"

Posted by: 2009Refugee at July 20, 2018 05:42 PM (xpRpv)

211 207 It was an accident of history that the earliest rockets that were capable of putting satellites and manned spacecraft into orbit were derived from ICBMs. ------- Heh. My bad.

Posted by: Werner von Braun at July 20, 2018 05:42 PM (CSNuj)

212 So I just turned on the TV, and everything in DC is on fire. Just another typical news day? Posted by: qdpsteve If only it were true and not fake news.

Posted by: X-ray at July 20, 2018 05:42 PM (YdakM)

213 Nixon never had to say, they will be mourned by a Mother Earth that dared send two of her sons into the unknown. Wow. Thanks, Grump928.

Posted by: mindful webworker - no room for error at July 20, 2018 05:42 PM (macz7)

214 I aim for the stars, but sometimes I hit London.

Posted by: Werner von Braun at July 20, 2018 05:43 PM (CSNuj)

215 Anyone see the problem here? Anyone? -- Not until it was pointed out. Textbook, you say? Elementary school? McGraw Hill, doesn't say what age group.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at July 20, 2018 05:43 PM (roQNm)

216 X-ray, at this stage if the Russians/Norks/Chicoms nuked DC, I'm not sure whether the rest of us would nuke 'em back, or send 'em an FTD Sunshine Bouquet. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 20, 2018 05:43 PM (km8m2)

217 Only 1 perching bird in North America? My dad was even sketchier than I thought.

Posted by: Marty McFly at July 20, 2018 05:44 PM (VWE5i)

218 We were in the planning stages to move back to Montana when the surprise grandkids popped out Yeah, which is why I stick near Seattle, the ONLY reason.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 20, 2018 05:44 PM (LOq4H)

219 Re: The mummified family. I see bones swimming in red liquid. In what sense are they "mummified"?

Posted by: Average Guy at July 20, 2018 05:44 PM (dAXSp)

220 i don't see the mauve, or what every it is color, in the legend.

that and, while i haven't looked up the definition of "perching bird". if it means being able to perch on a limb, wire, feeder, etc, their numbers are full of shit.

Choo Choo, motherfucker.

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at July 20, 2018 05:44 PM (kb/by)

221 Heh. My bad. Posted by: Werner von Braun at July 20, 2018 10:42 PM (CSNuj) Zat's not my department!

Posted by: Wernher von Braun at July 20, 2018 05:45 PM (y87Qq)

222 Is "perching bird" even an accepted classification of birds? It's a song by The Trashmen

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2018 05:45 PM (IqV8l)

223 216. We've been over this. SMR nuke Mexico. 'Murica nukes Western Europe. Celestials nuke KEBAB. High fives and two scoops all around.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 20, 2018 05:45 PM (fA1SL)

224 216 X-ray, at this stage if the Russians/Norks/Chicoms nuked DC, I'm not sure whether the rest of us would nuke 'em back, or send 'em an FTD Sunshine Bouquet. :-P At the least, a nice Hallmark card.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 20, 2018 05:45 PM (LOq4H)

225 I aim for the stars, but sometimes I hit London. Posted by: Werner von Braun And you s-s-s-still own me for repairs to Buckingham, you p-p-p-plonker.

Posted by: George VI at July 20, 2018 05:45 PM (pwT9v)

226 Love both, but as Dad used to say. "the snow don't melt in Wyoming, it just gets worn out from being blown around." Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 20, 2018 10:39 PM (LOq4H) That is so true. I remember a big snowfall in November when I was a kid. That same snow was still in my backyard in February, the drifts slowly turning into sandstone. I could walk on the drifts. We used it to clean pistons and engine blocks in auto shop. I may have made up that last part.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 05:46 PM (EhZNT)

227 Beartooth my cousin still raves about the pork chop sandwich he got when he was a kid. i think it was in butte.

Posted by: concrete girl at July 20, 2018 05:46 PM (BVthB)

228 Bad news: Egyptian archeologists reveal remains in the sarcophagus are NOT Alexander the Great. More bad news: It looks like the remains inside the sarcophagus were victims of a Clinton hit. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 20, 2018 05:46 PM (km8m2)

229 Nixon never had to say, they will be mourned by a Mother Earth that dared send two of her sons into the unknown. Do we know who wrote that for him? It sounds a bit too romantic for Safire or Buchanan. The only comparable speech I'm aware of is Eisenhowers for if D Day had gone wrong. I'm pretty sure he wrote that himself.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2018 05:46 PM (fuK7c)

230 I had a wonderful day that filled me with joy and gave me hope for the future. Not really. Just wanted to see what it would be like to say that.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2018 05:46 PM (NWiLs)

231 I never saw Midnight Run, but I still remember the line from the trailer by DeNiro: "Pretty soon you're gonna be suffering from fistophobia!!" Posted by: qdpsteve at July 20, 2018 10:42 PM What the actual fuck? You haven't caught MR? Watch it asap. Do not put it off. Get a copy and experience one of the best movies ever made. Seriously, it is cinematic perfection. It gets overlooked in a way because it is "comedy/action"... but it hits many notes and does so much more. The script, the acting, the pacing, the direction... it's just flawless and one of those rare flicks that make me say "wow" when it's over.

Posted by: otho at July 20, 2018 05:47 PM (LkFnL)

232 Midnight Run - had to have the record for F-bombs until Pulp Fiction came along.

"You don't look like  a criminal."

"I'm a white collar criminal."

Posted by: 2009Refugee at July 20, 2018 05:47 PM (xpRpv)

233 I was already done with Space Programming by then.  I went to the Sports Arena that night, figuring they would never do anything on their posted schedule. 


It was Three Dog Night, a supposed Zombies (that I was told later was one of several group touring under that name and may have been the future ZZ Top), and a Brit up-and-comer group of the moment called, IFRC, Pinckney Canaday.  They had a cover of "Cinnamon, Let Me In."  My buddy's sister, who I would have been sweet on if such things were happening for me in those days, was a cinnamon, went out to our secret beach with the guitar player, and let him in.

Posted by: H.L.Hunley [/i][/b] at July 20, 2018 05:47 PM (8ZmvG)

234 It would take a lot of Montana and Wyoming snow to negate the freedom of not being in a blue nutter state. 

Posted by: Quint at July 20, 2018 05:47 PM (n13/j)

235 otho, SIR yes SIR!! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 20, 2018 05:48 PM (km8m2)

236 Beatle Bones 'N' Smokin' Stones https://youtu.be/Cuv1HBTbHO4

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2018 05:48 PM (IqV8l)

237 Midnight Run - had to have the record for F-bombs until Pulp Fiction came along.

"You don't look like a criminal."

"I'm a white collar criminal."

Posted by: 2009Refugee at July 20, 2018 10:47 PM (xpRpv)


back in the day, Scarface had the record. I am not sure if it still is number one.

Posted by: Quint at July 20, 2018 05:49 PM (n13/j)

238 I had a wonderful day that filled me with joy and gave me hope for the future. Not really. Just wanted to see what it would be like to say that. Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2018 10:46 PM (NWiLs) -------------- Another day of existing, but not living, huh? These days, I hear ya.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 20, 2018 05:49 PM (+1YDx)

239 Charles Grodin had a really funny scene with Martin Short in Clifford in which he is trying to get Clifford to "act like a normal person." His rage is about to boil over.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 05:49 PM (PUmDY)

240 Wow, people have already got a petition to drink the red bone juice: (3000 supporters)


let people drink the red liquid from the dark sarcophagushttps://preview.tinyurl.com/ybzt5utp

Posted by: bananadream at July 20, 2018 05:50 PM (YR7aL)

241 Here's a mental exercise I think you might all appreciate. Guess who tweeted this yesterday? "You described our night in all of its' painful agony. My 17 yr old daughter and I clung to each other and we will never forget the pain and fear that set in. WE KNEW. WE KNEW. WE KNEW." A. Someone who had just been rescued from the Missouri duck boat B. Someone whose house in Iowa just got flattened by an EF-3 tornado C. A member of the Pussy Hat Brigade reliving the horror of Election Night 2016 Yup, the correct answer is C! https://tinyurl.com/y9zr26c9

Posted by: Secret Square at July 20, 2018 05:50 PM (9WuX0)

242 NASA had no vision. Their mission was the moon and they accomplished it. Romanticize it? Hey man, we do bitching math with slide rules, see? That's romantics. Fuck that hillbilly's songs and that Limey too. We didn't ask for their help and we don't want it. Well what are you going to do? We're going back. Well what are you going to do this time? What? You don't understand, this is a BFD. No, it was a BFD the first three times. Today, it's boring. You should have taken Denver's and that Limey's calls.

Posted by: Braenyard _not to say I'm better, but I am very, very different than I was at July 20, 2018 05:50 PM (+lSVr)

243 I am disappointed that none of the 'chee towns in lower 'bama or upper 'duh made that list.

Posted by: BifBewalskiBot at July 20, 2018 05:50 PM (8ZeGS)

244 my cousin still raves about the pork chop sandwich he got when he was a kid. i think it was in butte. Let me check the Urban Dictionary.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2018 05:51 PM (IqV8l)

245 that and, while i haven't looked up the definition of "perching bird".--- Minnesota appears to be a one area. Turkeys. partridge and grouse all perch. Probably a lot more but I know those three do.

Posted by: X-ray at July 20, 2018 05:51 PM (YdakM)

246 Born in Helena grew up in Billings. So Butte slams are in my blood. Posted by: Beartooth at July 20, 2018 10:22 PM (PXvvQ) ------------------ I went to college in Helena *cough, cough* years ago...

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 20, 2018 05:51 PM (+F0Wk)

247 223 216. We've been over this. SMR nuke Mexico. 'Murica nukes Western Europe. Celestials nuke KEBAB. High fives and two scoops all around. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 20, 2018 10:45 PM (fA1SL) --I could live with that. Mexican wifey, not so much. It'll do.

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2018 05:51 PM (e7oj4)

248 I can't believe that map is for real. Among other things: Africa where S America should be?!?!? WTF? No wonder I get COLLEGE students who can't pick out Germany or Brazil on a map.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 20, 2018 05:51 PM (0jtPF)

249 OK, with this creepy sarcophagus story, should I be concerned that the quaint Kentucky hamlets of Climax, Egypt and Mumy are all near each other? And ME?!?!

Posted by: Gooshy at July 20, 2018 05:51 PM (C8T8P)

250 Back from Making Boulder Great Again How's the black flag doing?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2018 05:51 PM (6FqZa)

251 Late thanks to (looks like) NaCly Dog's nic close-tags for limiting my italicanization. Do you have any idea what the inside of the barrel smells like in 100° heat? Imagine a cloth diaper service returning to the laundry at the end of a day's pickups.

Posted by: mindful webworker - used disposable after we had twins at July 20, 2018 05:52 PM (macz7)

252 I had a wonderful day that filled me with joy and gave me hope for the future. -- I had a fulfilling #twoweeks digging holes in the yard and then filling the holes in with dirt from other holes. It was very satisfying. Now I'm bored.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at July 20, 2018 05:52 PM (roQNm)

253 238 I had a wonderful day that filled me with joy and gave me hope for the future. Not really. Just wanted to see what it would be like to say that. Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2018 10:46 PM (NWiLs) -------------- Another day of existing, but not living, huh? These days, I hear ya. Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 20, 2018 10:49 PM (+1YDx) --Survive and advance. That's my motto.

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2018 05:52 PM (e7oj4)

254 That is so true. I remember a big snowfall in November when I was a kid. That same snow was still in my backyard in February, the drifts slowly turning into sandstone. I could walk on the drifts. We visited Great granddads ranch when I was little, I said something about how windy it was, one of the hired hands laughed and told me to fill my pockets with rocks cause after this breeze, it might get windy.....

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 20, 2018 05:52 PM (LOq4H)

255 Another day of existing, but not living, huh? These days, I hear ya. Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 20, 2018 10:49 PM (+1YDx) Pretty much. You know that quote allegedly from Ben Franklin "some men die at 25 but aren't buried until they're 75"? That's essentially me these days.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2018 05:52 PM (NWiLs)

256 my cousin still raves about the pork chop sandwich he got when he was a kid. i think it was in butte. Posted by: concrete girl at July 20, 2018 10:46 PM (BVthB) The place is called Porkchop Johns. Stopped there many a time going back and forth between Billings and Missoula in college. Used to buy extra for the family on the run to Billings.

Posted by: Beartooth at July 20, 2018 05:52 PM (PXvvQ)

257 252. You gotta get yer mind right.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 20, 2018 05:52 PM (fA1SL)

258 ok screwed that up, the red bone juice petition is:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybzt5utp


I always screw up carriage returns here. Is it firefox? I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

Posted by: bananadream at July 20, 2018 05:53 PM (YR7aL)

259 Andsockoff

Posted by: Stringer Davis [/i][/b] at July 20, 2018 05:53 PM (8ZmvG)

260 If not already mentioned  by another Michigander - Slight quibble with the US map.  Climax, MI would have been a better choice.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at July 20, 2018 05:53 PM (xpRpv)

261 --Survive and advance. That's my motto. Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2018 10:52 PM (e7oj4) There's no advancing here. More like decaying.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2018 05:53 PM (NWiLs)

262 Survive and advance. That's my motto. 'Express yourself, create the space You know you can win, don't give up the chase Beat the man, take him on You never give up, it's one on one'

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2018 05:53 PM (6FqZa)

263 Do you have any idea what the inside of the barrel smells like in 100° heat? Imagine a cloth diaper service returning to the laundry at the end of a day's pickups. Posted by: mindful webworker - used disposable after we had twins at July 20, 2018 10:52 PM (macz7) Better or worse than the panty hamper at a girls' basketball team?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 05:53 PM (CLV0m)

264 one of the annoying things about this back spasm is that it hurts to fart.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at July 20, 2018 05:54 PM (nBr1j)

265 Black Flag, Flit, Gulf Spray; it's your choice. They all work.

Posted by: Braenyard _not to say I'm better, but I am very, very different than I was at July 20, 2018 05:54 PM (+lSVr)

266 265 Black Flag, Flit, Gulf Spray; it's your choice. They all work. Posted by: Braenyard _not to say I'm better, but I am very, very different than I was at July 20, 2018 10:54 PM (+lSVr) I beg to differ.

Posted by: Henry Rollins at July 20, 2018 05:55 PM (NWiLs)

267 Butte slams are in my blood. (should've used a condom)

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2018 05:55 PM (6FqZa)

268 can't believe that map is for real.
Among other things:
Africa where S America should be?!?!?
WTF?

No wonder I get COLLEGE students who can't pick out Germany or Brazil on a map.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 20, 2018 10:51 PM (0jtPF)


I had to look at it again, good catch lol.  Kind of a big one.  The one and only think John Oliver does right (only have seen his crap show on youtube clips) is make fun of how we don't know shite about geography.  Of course the audience just does their seal laugh, they don't actually get the insult or do anything about it.

Posted by: Quint at July 20, 2018 05:55 PM (n13/j)

269 What a beautiful speech that thank God Nixon never had to deliver. I almost had tears in my eyes--even though I knew they mad it back safely.

"....our heroes are epic men of flesh and blood."

Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2018 05:55 PM (o1fzk)

270 Andsockoff Posted by: Stringer Davis at July 20, 2018 10:53 PM (8ZmvG) ----------------------- Ahh!! A Russkie!!!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 20, 2018 05:55 PM (+F0Wk)

271 James Gunn - like Planet of the Apes and Roman Polanski had a baby.

Posted by: dyno-elite canned hate at July 20, 2018 05:55 PM (hpva6)

272 Wow, people have already got a petition to drink the red bone juice: (3000 supporters) let people drink the red liquid from the dark sarcophagus https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybzt5utp Posted by: bananadream at July 20, 2018 10:50 PM (YR7aL) "we need to drink the red liquid from the cursed dark sarcophagus in the form of some sort of carbonated energy drink so we can assume its powers and finally die" It sounds silly on the face of it, but I really can't find any fault with their position.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2018 05:56 PM (y87Qq)

273 264 one of the annoying things about this back spasm is that it hurts to fart. Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at July 20, 2018 10:54 PM (nBr1j) That's just so wrong.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 05:56 PM (CLV0m)

274 Used to buy extra for the family on the run to Billings. Still there? going through Butte in Sept. taking sainted Mother to No Dak to see fam.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 20, 2018 05:57 PM (LOq4H)

275 No wonder I get COLLEGE students who can't pick out Germany or Brazil on a map. Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 20, 2018 10:51 PM (0jtPF) Wednesday voters.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 05:57 PM (CLV0m)

276 Boulder t'hobo, stayed at the Chautauqua. I like that place

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 05:57 PM (PUmDY)

277 I'm waiting for sub space aircraft to get me to Japan in 3 or 4 hours. They are pretty close.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 20, 2018 05:57 PM (2DOZq)

278 Well, that J.J. Abrams movie "Overlord" doesn't appeal to me at all. (mentioned in an earlier thread.) Don't like horror movies.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at July 20, 2018 05:57 PM (roQNm)

279 one of the annoying things about this back spasm is that it hurts to fart. Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at July 20, 2018 10:54 PM (nBr1j) ------------ Considering that the average person (yes, ladies too) fart 13 times a day, that has got to really suck! Sorry to hear this.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 20, 2018 05:57 PM (+1YDx)

280 I saw "lesbian party," and (along with other Morons) I thought, "I identify as a lesbian tonight. Invite me!" Then I realized, just because they're lesbians doesn't mean sex stuff. They might just be sitting around denigrating the patriarchy. Or doing each other's nails and makeup like real girls, just for fun. Or watching chickish flicks. No, best stay away, gentlemen. Down to the Man Cave, pop a brewski, and cruise the ONT. Wait! There's a report of a lesbian party on the ONT! (loop endlessly)

Posted by: mindful webworker - ground hogg day at July 20, 2018 05:57 PM (macz7)

281 I made a service call to our local school board's main officeone time and they had a map on the wall of the county's "Elemantry School Districts"

Posted by: f'd at July 20, 2018 05:57 PM (UdKB7)

282 Speaking of space, the speech RR gave when the Challenger exploded is still very touching. When he said that they had "slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God" I still tear up a little. I love me some PDT, but I don't think he bats in RR's league. YMMV.

Posted by: jmel at July 20, 2018 05:57 PM (OeWgo)

283 Chautauqua Park is purty.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2018 05:58 PM (6FqZa)

284 261 --Survive and advance. That's my motto. Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2018 10:52 PM (e7oj4) There's no advancing here. More like decaying. Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2018 10:53 PM (NWiLs) --Advancing = next round = next day It'll do.

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2018 05:58 PM (e7oj4)

285 New Jersey has counties named Essex, Sussex and Middlesex

Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2018 05:58 PM (o1fzk)

286 Then I realized, just because they're lesbians doesn't mean sex stuff. They might just be sitting around denigrating the patriarchy. Or doing each other's nails and makeup like real girls, just for fun. Or watching chickish flicks. --------- Or lumberjack films.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2018 05:59 PM (CSNuj)

287 281 I made a service call to our local school board's main officeone time and they had a map on the wall of the county's "Elemantry School Districts" Posted by: f'd at July 20, 2018 10:57 PM (UdKB7) Public education. You can't beet [sic] it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 05:59 PM (CLV0m)

288 James Gunn - like Planet of the Apes and Roman Polanski had a baby. Posted by: dyno-elite canned hate You're allowed to say that because he's white.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2018 05:59 PM (IqV8l)

289 Also there's no legend for what the light purple color represents

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at July 20, 2018 05:59 PM (9TR2V)

290 282 Speaking of space, the speech RR gave when the Challenger exploded is still very touching. When he said that they had "slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God" I still tear up a little. I love me some PDT, but I don't think he bats in RR's league. YMMV. Posted by: jmel at July 20, 2018 10:57 PM (OeWgo) It's a line from a poem. Apropos but not original to RR.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2018 05:59 PM (NWiLs)

291 273 264 one of the annoying things about this back spasm is that it hurts to fart and when ya pivot to wipe your a** you about pass out from the pain.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 20, 2018 05:59 PM (LOq4H)

292 Nice not having a tv for a few days.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 05:59 PM (PUmDY)

293 Speaking of space, the speech RR gave when the Challenger exploded is still very touching. When he said that they had "slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God" I still tear up a little. I love me some PDT, but I don't think he bats in RR's league. YMMV. Posted by: jmel at July 20, 2018 10:57 PM (OeWgo) --------- Peggy Noonan found a nut.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2018 06:00 PM (CSNuj)

294 Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2018 10:52 PM (e7oj4) There's no advancing here. More like decaying. Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2018 10:53 PM (NWiLs) --Advancing = next round = next day It'll do. Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2018 10:58 PM (e7oj4) Meh.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2018 06:00 PM (NWiLs)

295 286 Then I realized, just because they're lesbians doesn't mean sex stuff. They might just be sitting around denigrating the patriarchy. Or doing each other's nails and makeup like real girls, just for fun. Or watching chickish flicks. --------- Or lumberjack films. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2018 10:59 PM (CSNuj) Subaru maintenance tips.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 06:00 PM (CLV0m)

296 They might just be sitting around denigrating the patriarchy. What stimulating conversation.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2018 06:00 PM (IqV8l)

297  264 one of the annoying things about this back spasm is that it hurts to fart.
Posted by: Northernlurker

It would be supreme irony if the spasms were caused by digging up buried cabbage

Posted by: 2009Refugee at July 20, 2018 06:01 PM (xpRpv)

298 265 Black Flag, Flit, Gulf Spray; it's your choice. They all work. Posted by: Braenyard _not to say I'm better, but I am very, very different than I was at July 20, 2018 10:54 PM (+lSVr) I beg to differ. Posted by: Henry Rollins You and Rachel Carson.

Posted by: Braenyard _not to say I'm better, but I am very, very different than I was at July 20, 2018 06:01 PM (+lSVr)

299 You can't beet [sic] it. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at July 20, 2018 10:59 PM (CLV0m) ------- Conqure

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2018 06:01 PM (CSNuj)

300 "we need to drink the red liquid from the cursed dark sarcophagus in the form of some sort of carbonated energy drink so we can assume its powers and finally die" It sounds silly on the face of it, but I really can't find any fault with their position. Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2018 10:56 PM (y87Qq) ---------- Knowing that the red/brown liquid is probably sewage that leaked in, let them go for it. Darwin nods approvingly.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 20, 2018 06:01 PM (+1YDx)

301 I made a service call to our local school board's main officeone time and they had a map on the wall of the county's "Elemantry School Districts" Posted by: f'd I made a call to the local school board once. They told me "no takeout!"

Posted by: James Gunn at July 20, 2018 06:01 PM (pwT9v)

302 Deplorable Jay: nonsense. America has the all-time best pubic education system in the world!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 20, 2018 06:01 PM (km8m2)

303 TGIF horde! If my dog eats my supper, does that make him a BAD DOG or just delightfully naughty? Asking for a friend...

Posted by: TickledPink at July 20, 2018 06:01 PM (TL2pK)

304 Dabney Coleman kinda had that Charles Grodin vibe going in his movie Short Time. And Terri Garr was hot as hell then.

Posted by: X-ray at July 20, 2018 06:01 PM (YdakM)

305 Meh. Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2018 11:00 PM (NWiLs) --Don't try to out-despair me. We'll both lose.

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2018 06:02 PM (e7oj4)

306 Still there? going through Butte in Sept. taking sainted Mother to No Dak to see fam. Yes. Harrison street exit off I-90. Try the ones in Billings too if you can. You'll be driving right past the city.

Posted by: Beartooth at July 20, 2018 06:02 PM (PXvvQ)

307 Nite all, I'm off for a nap. Will be up later I'm sure, I want more of these Omaha steaks filets, I'll be up in the middle of the night.

Posted by: Farmer at July 20, 2018 06:02 PM (yJ1e6)

308 If my dog eats my supper, does that make him a BAD DOG or just delightfully naughty? Asking for a friend... Posted by: TickledPink How much did it cost?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2018 06:03 PM (IqV8l)

309 We need to get our ass to Moss. Stop letting those glorified dune buggies have all the fun.

Posted by: eleven at July 20, 2018 06:03 PM (+lOpA)

310 Speaking of space, the speech RR gave when the Challenger exploded is still very touching. When he said that they had "slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God" I still tear up a little. Posted by: jmel at July 20, 2018 10:57 PM (OeWgo) That address was my Apollo landing memory (I was days away from turning 6). We were watching the launch in school and saw the president's address after my dad got home that night. Full speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa7icmqgsow The rest of the poem that quote is from (John Magee's High Flight) is very good too. "Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds, - and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air.... Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace. Where never lark, or even eagle flew - And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod The high untrespassed sanctity of space, - Put out my hand, and touched the face of God."

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2018 06:03 PM (y87Qq)

311 If my house dog ate my dinner he'd be my yard dog.

Posted by: eleven at July 20, 2018 06:04 PM (+lOpA)

312 305 Meh. Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2018 11:00 PM (NWiLs) --Don't try to out-despair me. We'll both lose. Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2018 11:02 PM (e7oj4) That doesn't sound good at all.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2018 06:04 PM (NWiLs)

313 302 Deplorable Jay: nonsense. America has the all-time best pubic education system in the world! Posted by: qdpsteve at July 20, 2018 11:01 PM (km8m2) Nobody has better educated pubics than Americans. Thanks, teachers' unions!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 06:04 PM (CLV0m)

314 @308 $3 But, I don't have the energy to make anything else/go get anything else, so really...it was priceless. Lol.

Posted by: TickledPink at July 20, 2018 06:04 PM (TL2pK)

315 Thanks! will do, I have made the Montana Wyoming No Dak run a lot....

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 20, 2018 06:05 PM (LOq4H)

316 Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2018 11:03 PM (y87Qq) ------- Pfffft.

Posted by: Ozymandias at July 20, 2018 06:05 PM (CSNuj)

317 You're allowed to say that because he's white.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

----
White Like Me.

Posted by: Dr. Zaius at July 20, 2018 06:05 PM (hpva6)

318 Despair is one of the chief works of the devil

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at July 20, 2018 06:06 PM (9TR2V)

319 between logprof, Insomniac, and me we could probably get a decent black metal band off the ground

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2018 06:06 PM (6FqZa)

320 268---The one and only think John Oliver does right (only have seen his crap show on youtube clips) is make fun of how we don't know shite about geography. Of course the audience just does their seal laugh, they don't actually get the insult or do anything about it..... Posted by: Quint at July 20, 2018 10:55 PM (n13/j) ----------------------- Yep. I think the big change came when the Progressives replaced history and geography with "social studies." They also of course decided that children must not be required to memorize or study for simple identification. But the fact is that kids aged about 8-12 really love that stuff --- naming the countries/rivers/seas on a map, memorizing capitals, that sort of thing. *sigh*

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 20, 2018 06:07 PM (0jtPF)

321 If my dog eats my supper, does that make him a BAD DOG or just delightfully naughty? Asking for a friend... Posted by: TickledPink at July 20, 2018 11:01 PM (TL2pK) ---------- Neither. It makes him a badly trained dog. That'a all.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 20, 2018 06:07 PM (+1YDx)

322 "Edumacation This graphic is from a textbook, Glencoe Science: Biology, Chapter 5, Section 3. Anyone see the problem here? Anyone?" I only glanced at this earlier. But is this for fucking real? Tell me this is not real. If it is, we're proper fucked. Cuz clearly that is Eastasia on that map.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 06:07 PM (EhZNT)

323 If my dog eats my supper, does that make him a BAD DOG or just delightfully naughty? Canine-ibalism. That dog wouldn't survive the night at my place.

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at July 20, 2018 06:08 PM (lK7fO)

324 between logprof, Insomniac, and me we could probably get a decent black metal band off the ground Posted by: boulder t'hobo Add in Marvin the depressed robot.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2018 06:08 PM (IqV8l)

325 I posted a version of this story a couple of days ago. spacenews.com https://preview.tinyurl.com/yayecjn4 Space X may miss NASA's safety certification causing a delay in getting US crew to the Internation Space Station. The argument by NASA is about how 'safety' is calculated and how much 'safety' is enough.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at July 20, 2018 06:09 PM (roQNm)

326 319 between logprof, Insomniac, and me we could probably get a decent black metal band off the ground Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2018 11:06 PM (6FqZa) I play guitar but would need some remedial lessons to get my chops back in shape.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2018 06:09 PM (NWiLs)

327 The one and only think John Oliver does right (only have seen his crap show on youtube clips) is make fun of how we don't know shite about geography. Of course the audience just does their seal laugh, they don't actually get the insult or do anything about it..... Posted by: Quint at July 20, 2018 10:55 PM (n13/j) As if the Brits do any better. The vast majority of Brits leave school at 16, after years of patient tutelage having mastered how to operate a wheel barrow.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 06:09 PM (CLV0m)

328 between logprof, Insomniac, and me we could probably get a decent black metal band off the ground Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2018 11:06 PM (6FqZa) -------- PRO TIP: payments in advance.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2018 06:09 PM (CSNuj)

329 Hate > despair.

Posted by: dyno-elite canned hate at July 20, 2018 06:09 PM (hpva6)

330 319 between logprof, Insomniac, and me we could probably get a decent black metal band off the ground Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2018 11:06 PM (6FqZa) I'm really good at percussion. Really good sense of timing. People call me the Human Metronome.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 06:10 PM (EhZNT)

331 I watched Apollo 11 on TV when I was 11 years old, and while it's disappointing that we haven't been back to the moon since then, our exploration of the solar system has been absolutely stunning. It's taken longer than I thought it would, but the Space Age is just starting to get interesting.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2018 06:10 PM (sdi6R)

332 I want to repost this from the last thread. Not exactly willowed. rhomboid answered me. But its new to you! I have a theory about it [the 12 Russian indictment], but it can go one of two ways. We are all aware of the analyses that say that it can't go to trial. So let's say that Rosenstein is aware of that. Why was this released. And why was it released unsealed and unredacted? If you read the indictment, it is very clear that the US hacked the Russians. There is no other way that some of the detail that is in the indictment could have been gathered, other than through "unauthorized access." So the indictment was an announcement to the Russians that they had been hacked by the US. I would like to think that the DoJ is working in concert with the President of the US. This info was not developed the day prior to the indictment - the DoJ knew the info for some time prior to the announcement. The announcement was the day prior to the meeting with Putin. So, when Trump meets with Putin, Putin knows that the US has hacked Russia. If, as we would hope, the DoJ is working with the President, then Trump had been briefed prior (I would like to think that this was why the summit was called last month). That there was a stern message delivered in private, and some concessions were extracted. If you follow this theory, then the indictment tells the Russians, we hacked you, and you didn't know until we told you, and, oh, gosh, I wonder what else we might have compromised. Have you read the NYT lately? But with all the other news that seems to be pointing the other way, this indictment could have simply been a hobble for the President. He is going there and EVERYONE wants him to be tough on Putin, and less than 24 hours before, Putin gets notice that the US has hacked Russia. That's, umm, awkward. Hey, Vlad, knock it off. What, The Donald, stop doing to you what you are doing to us? Yeah. So he goes to a press conference where the fucking newsies are clamoring for him to slam Putin, and Putin can, on the stage, turn around and announce that we hacked him, and his proof is printed on DoJ letterhead.

Posted by: blaster at July 20, 2018 06:10 PM (DH5wZ)

333 318 Despair is one of the chief works of the devil Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at July 20, 2018 11:06 PM (9TR2V) Despair is the natural reaction to my life being fucked to hell.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2018 06:10 PM (NWiLs)

334 The vast majority of Brits leave school at 16, after years of patient tutelage having mastered how to operate a wheel barrow. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity At least they know their place.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2018 06:11 PM (IqV8l)

335 If my dog eats my supper, does that make him a BAD DOG or just delightfully naughty?--- It doesn't see you as the Alpha. Probably need to work on that.

Posted by: X-ray at July 20, 2018 06:11 PM (YdakM)

336 Magee died in action three months after he wrote "High Flight."
The Museum of the United States Air Force has a recording of it being read
by his mother.

Posted by: Stringer Davis [/i][/b] at July 20, 2018 06:11 PM (8ZmvG)

337 I just got in from my bass-playing gig, so I'm warmed up already.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/i][/s][/b] at July 20, 2018 06:11 PM (HaL55)

338 As if the Brits do any better. The vast majority of Brits leave school at 16, after years of patient tutelage having mastered how to operate a wheel barrow. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity But their 16 year olds can pound brews at a university level.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable - Margrave of Sugar Tit, SC at July 20, 2018 06:11 PM (pwT9v)

339 303 TGIF horde! If my dog eats my supper, does that make him a BAD DOG or just delightfully naughty? Asking for a friend... Posted by: TickledPink at July 20, 2018 11:01 PM (TL2pK) --How about a dog's breakfast?

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2018 06:12 PM (e7oj4)

340 Yeah Hog, that was the big moment for our generation.  Not positive like the Moon landing and not as bad as 9/11, but it was THE moment everyone remembers.The Challenger speech, Pointe de Hoc, and Tear Down This Wall are at the top.  Who else even came close in the modern era?

Posted by: Quint at July 20, 2018 06:12 PM (n13/j)

341 I'm really good at percussion. Really good sense of timing. People call me the Human Metronome. Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 11:10 PM (EhZNT) -------- Wow. What a great bar pick-up line.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2018 06:12 PM (CSNuj)

342 Considering that the average person (yes, ladies too) fart 13 times a day, . . . Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 20, 2018 10:57 PM (+1YDx) How much government grant money did it cost us taxpayers to find out that little gem of a factoid?

Posted by: RickZ at July 20, 2018 06:13 PM (8lsuS)

343

The argument by NASA is about how 'safety' is calculated and how much 'safety' is enough.


NASA, which has killed several of its crews.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 20, 2018 06:13 PM (oVJmc)

344 'How about a dog's breakfast?' I'll take mine over easy.

Posted by: Barky at July 20, 2018 06:13 PM (UdKB7)

345 325 I posted a version of this story a couple of days ago. spacenews.com https://preview.tinyurl.com/yayecjn4 Space X may miss NASA's safety certification causing a delay in getting US crew to the Internation Space Station. The argument by NASA is about how 'safety' is calculated and how much 'safety' is enough. Posted by: Skandia Recluse at July 20, 2018 11:09 PM (roQNm) The "safest" thing is not to fly at all. If the Pilgrims had been concerned with safety above all, they would have stayed in Europe.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2018 06:14 PM (sdi6R)

346 34 The vast majority of Brits leave school at 16, after years of patient tutelage having mastered how to operate a wheel barrow. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity --------- Mollie had a barrow in the marketplace, and she did pretty well.

Posted by: Paul McCartney at July 20, 2018 06:14 PM (CSNuj)

347 I watched Apollo 11 on TV when I was 11 years old, and while it's disappointing that we haven't been back to the moon since then, our exploration of the solar system has been absolutely stunning. It's taken longer than I thought it would, but the Space Age is just starting to get interesting. Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2018 11:10 PM (sdi6R) IMO, space exploration is kinda bullshit. We've got more pressing problems, and better uses of resources, than farting around in space. Redirecting the NASA budget to pharma research and I think we'd be better off.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 06:14 PM (CLV0m)

348 Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth.... I remember that the signoff on TV used to be this poem over film of jets. Of course, we lived near Ft. Rucker then, lots of pilot population. Was it just us?

Posted by: blaster at July 20, 2018 06:15 PM (DH5wZ)

349 House dog?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 06:15 PM (PUmDY)

350 Public education. You can't beet [sic] it. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at July 20, 2018 10:59 PM (CLV0m) But you can twerk to it.

Posted by: RickZ at July 20, 2018 06:15 PM (8lsuS)

351 342 Considering that the average person (yes, ladies too) fart 13 times a day, . . . Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 20, 2018 10:57 PM (+1YDx WOO HOO!!! I'm WAY above average!

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 20, 2018 06:15 PM (LOq4H)

352 I remember the Moon landing well. It was a unique night for a space-geeky Boy.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/i][/s][/b] at July 20, 2018 06:15 PM (HaL55)

353 How much government grant money did it cost us taxpayers to find out that little gem of a factoid? Posted by: RickZ at July 20, 2018 11:13 PM (8lsuS) ---------- No idea. I used to direct the Technology at Docs meetings, and this fairly useless factoid stayed in my brain from a gastroenterology meeting.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 20, 2018 06:15 PM (+1YDx)

354 @335 He's 11 years old....I think that ship has sailed.

Posted by: TickledPink at July 20, 2018 06:16 PM (TL2pK)

355 I personally think the Brits are better because they don't try to steer everyone too college.  Certainly in the 90s and later we as a nation thought every single student should go to college.  A lot of kids ended up in college with no idea why they were there.  Many left sans a degree.

Now a lot of people are listening to guys like Mike Rowe and realizing the world is not one size fits all.  When half the majors are _____ Studies, it is time to reexamine the situation.

Posted by: Quint at July 20, 2018 06:16 PM (n13/j)

356 319 between logprof, Insomniac, and me we could probably get a decent black metal band off the ground Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2018 11:06 PM (6FqZa) --I prefer a sound like Slowdive. https://youtu.be/xBHHQgA7AeQ

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2018 06:16 PM (e7oj4)

357 end with KD Lang....should be ready right up to your collar bone.
.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 20, 2018 10:33 PM (LOq4H)


I own 3 of her CDs.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 20, 2018 06:16 PM (txw6d)

358 Anyone see the problem here? Anyone? It's like they're ashamed of us!

Posted by: Peruvia at July 20, 2018 06:16 PM (QrTqV)

359 The argument by NASA is about how 'safety' is calculated and how much 'safety' is enough. Posted by: Skandia Recluse at July 20, 2018 11:09 PM (roQNm) The "safest" thing is not to fly at all. If the Pilgrims had been concerned with safety above all, they would have stayed in Europe. Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2018 11:14 PM (sdi6R) That's the American spirit in a nutshell. "Fook it, James. let's go to America. Bugger Ulster." (something my ancestor might have said)

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 06:17 PM (EhZNT)

360 Redirecting the NASA budget to pharma research and I think we'd be better off. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at July 20, 2018 11:14 Some of our best medical discoveries came out of the manned space mission because of the concentration on engineering human physiology while in space. Improvements in Medical instrumentation alone was worth the cost. There is also a direct tie into our advances in digital instrumentation and calculation.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at July 20, 2018 06:17 PM (roQNm)

361 The Human Metronome.

....
The sequel to The Human Caterpillar.

Posted by: dyno-elite canned hate at July 20, 2018 06:17 PM (hpva6)

362 I'm really good at percussion. Really good sense of timing. People call me the Human Metronome. Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 11:10 PM (EhZNT) Must have been a bitch to take you picture. Weight too high timing for center would be hard. Weight too low just a blur.

Posted by: X-ray at July 20, 2018 06:17 PM (YdakM)

363 If the Pilgrims had been concerned with safety above all, they would have stayed in Europe. Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2018 11:14 PM (sdi6R) It's a risk-benefit analysis. The Pilgrims were leaving for religious freedom. We're dicking around in space for ... what? Grins? Bragging rights? We put a man on the moon and 90% of the non-American shitheads on this planet claim that as their accomplishment, and deprecate any American involvement.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 06:18 PM (CLV0m)

364 WOO HOO!!! I'm WAY above average! Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 20, 2018 11:15 PM (LOq4H) -------------- Meeting and then exceeding goals and norms is an awesome pursuit.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 20, 2018 06:18 PM (+1YDx)

365 I own 3 of her CDs I'm old, what's a CD? Is that some hip code I'm unaware of?

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 20, 2018 06:18 PM (LOq4H)

366 Some of our best medical discoveries came out of the manned space mission because of the concentration on engineering human physiology while in space. Improvements in Medical instrumentation alone was worth the cost. There is also a direct tie into our advances in digital instrumentation and calculation. Posted by: Skandia Recluse at July 20, 2018 11:17 PM (roQNm) Horseshit.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 06:19 PM (CLV0m)

367 Bing has a tribute to the lunar landing. 318 Despair is one of the chief works of the devil Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at July 20, 2018 11:06 PM (9TR2V) --It's called acedia, one of the capital sins. At least it's more fun than envy, by far.

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2018 06:19 PM (e7oj4)

368 Improvements in Medical instrumentation alone was worth the cost. There is also a direct tie into our advances in digital instrumentation and calculation. Posted by: Skandia Recluse Also, Tang.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable - Margrave of Sugar Tit, SC at July 20, 2018 06:19 PM (pwT9v)

369 347 Redirecting the NASA budget to pharma research and I think we'd be better off. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at July 20, 2018 11:14 PM (CLV0m) I'm thinking that less government funding and more private funding might be better for both.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2018 06:20 PM (sdi6R)

370 If my dog eats my supper, does that make him a BAD DOG or just delightfully naughty? Asking for a friend... Posted by: TickledPink at July 20, 2018 11:01 PM (TL2pK) If your supper was vegetables, the dog is just delightfully naughty. If the dog ate your tenderloin steak, then it's definitely a VERY BAD DOG.

Posted by: RickZ at July 20, 2018 06:20 PM (8lsuS)

371 Watched the Ted Kennedy Chappaquiddick movie on a flight recently, surprised that movie was financed.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 06:20 PM (PUmDY)

372 Heh. On the way home this evening I picked up a Frosty at Wendy's, stuck it in the fridge. Now I'm enjoying it, and the doggeh is watching with absolutely rapt attention, giving a very subdued short whine now and then. Spoiled little critter thinks she's going to get a taste,

Posted by: Bernie Sanders at July 20, 2018 06:20 PM (CDGwz)

373 Last time we set foot on the Moon, I was in first grade. Pisses me off whenever I think about it. Its why, whatever else about Elon Musk, I respect him.

Posted by: blaster at July 20, 2018 06:20 PM (DH5wZ)

374 I'm old, what's a CD? Is that some hip code I'm unaware of? Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 20, 2018 11:18 PM (LOq4H) I think the ICD is used for hip coding.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2018 06:20 PM (y87Qq)

375 Oops. /Bernie

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 20, 2018 06:20 PM (CDGwz)

376 Also, Tang. I laughed. My night is complete.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 20, 2018 06:20 PM (LOq4H)

377 There's a number of answers at Quora to the question: Why do you eat meat without remorse? A lot of the answers are great.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 20, 2018 06:21 PM (km8m2)

378 Found: old pair of pants, in China t.co/OvGqQr7CUO

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2018 06:21 PM (6FqZa)

379 Grape Tang was awesome.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 06:21 PM (PUmDY)

380 CD = compact disc I wrote a term paper in my Summer 1985 English class about how they were developed by Sony and Philips.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 20, 2018 06:21 PM (km8m2)

381 Wendy's Frosties are dog fart fuel.

Posted by: dyno-elite canned hate at July 20, 2018 06:22 PM (hpva6)

382 342 Considering that the average person (yes, ladies too) fart 13 times a day, . . . Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 20, 2018 10:57 PM (+1YDx) How much government grant money did it cost us taxpayers to find out that little gem of a factoid? Posted by: RickZ at July 20, 2018 11:13 PM (8lsuS) Pretty sure they just pulled that one outta their asses.

Posted by: tcn in AK at July 20, 2018 06:22 PM (NXsWM)

383 I'm old, what's a CD? ------- CD's were a thing back when they paid more than 1%.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 20, 2018 06:22 PM (CDGwz)

384 Some of our best medical discoveries came out of the manned space mission because of the concentration on engineering human physiology while in space. Improvements in Medical instrumentation alone was worth the cost. There is also a direct tie into our advances in digital instrumentation and calculation. Posted by: Skandia Recluse at July 20, 2018 11:17 PM (roQNm) Ah, the "Tang" dipsy-doodle. You've been taken in by the NASA bureaucracy, my brother. 99% of the money spent on NASA is completely wasted. NASA has produced fuck-all in terms of medical discoveries.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 06:22 PM (CLV0m)

385 When half the majors are _____ Studies, it is time to reexamine the situation. A Bachelorette or Mistress of Arts in "[XX]" Studies (I'm trying to detoxify the degrees of their masculinity) gets you in on the ground floor of Starbucks.

Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2018 06:22 PM (C78No)

386 freeze dried ice cream.  Yeah it sucks, but space.

Posted by: Quint at July 20, 2018 06:22 PM (n13/j)

387 377 There's a number of answers at Quora to the question: Why do you eat meat without remorse? A lot of the answers are great. Posted by: qdpsteve at July 20, 2018 11:21 PM (km8m2 Because tastes great >>>> remorse. Every fvcking day

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2018 06:23 PM (3Pma+)

388 Why do you eat meat without remorse? Because it tastes like meat.

Posted by: blaster at July 20, 2018 06:23 PM (DH5wZ)

389 Also, Tang. Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable - Margrave of Sugar Tit, SC Wang dang sweet poon Tang.

Posted by: Ted Nugent at July 20, 2018 06:23 PM (YdakM)

390 Found: old pair of pants, in China t.co/OvGqQr7CUO Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2018 11:21 PM (6FqZa) Whoa, thanks bro. I was wondering where those got to. Ever have one of those nights where you wake up 3,000 years later on the other side of the world and can't remember where you left your pants?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2018 06:23 PM (y87Qq)

391 Grape Tang was awesome. Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 11:21 PM (PUmDY) -------- Grape Tang is made from asbestos and American $50 dollar bills.

Posted by: Paul McCartney at July 20, 2018 06:24 PM (CSNuj)

392 It was all a race to get eyes and weapons into space.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2018 06:24 PM (IqV8l)

393 How much government grant money did it cost us taxpayers to find out that little gem of a factoid? Not much. We just looked at eight years of tremors from the White House and took the average.

Posted by: USGS at July 20, 2018 06:24 PM (C78No)

394 I have been told that Krystal has a Lemonhead slushee now. Sounds great.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 06:24 PM (PUmDY)

395 I remember Space Food Sticks when I was a kid. Looking back, I doubt the astronauts actually ate them, but I always had them in my lunchbox.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2018 06:25 PM (sdi6R)

396 I assumed it was a safe link for here because nobody is wearing pants at this time and place

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2018 06:25 PM (6FqZa)

397 Any space program that limits itself to dicking around in low-earth orbit is an absolute waste of resources.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 20, 2018 06:25 PM (4wbNq)

398 Wang dang sweet poon Tang. Posted by: Ted Nugent
===

Wango dee Tango!
uh wun too tree fo

Posted by: dyno-elite canned hate at July 20, 2018 06:25 PM (hpva6)

399 Why do you eat meat without remorse? Because it pisses off liberal soy bois.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 06:25 PM (CLV0m)

400 If my dog eats my supper, does that make him a BAD DOG or just delightfully naughty? Asking for a friend... Posted by: TickledPink at July 20, 2018 11:01 PM (TL2pK) Not telling for a friend, I've had several dogs over the years who helped themselves to my/our dinner. Just ask my one and only Brit Spaniel who opened an old fashioned Coleman manually latch and ate 2 1.5# ribeyes. All the joys of a 4 legged "child"

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2018 06:25 PM (3Pma+)

401 CD's were a thing back when they paid more than 1%. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 20, 2018 11:22 PM (CDGwz) Credit unions, my friend. I mean, it's still only about 2% on a 2-year or 2.5% on a 4, but better than a dickpunch.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2018 06:26 PM (y87Qq)

402 Because it tastes like meat. And eating veggies is plantricide...

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 20, 2018 06:26 PM (LOq4H)

403 Why do you eat meat without remorse? Because it tastes good and is an excellent source of protein.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2018 06:26 PM (NWiLs)

404 MisHum, yup. Here's my copy, from yesterday, of an answer that was posted there on this question: Why do you eat meat without remorse? by Chris Bast Answered 30m ago Oh, I don't just eat meat without remorse. I eat it with glee. I looove me some meat. If animals didn't want to be eaten they shouldn't have evolved to be so delicious. It's their own fault, really. Seriously though, why the fuck should I feel remorse? I am a predator from a predator species. I am biologically programmed to desire meat. Do you ask the lion why it eats meat without remorse? Or the wolf? Or the bear? Or the other great apes around the world that also eat meat, just like humans do? No, of course you don't. Only humans have to put up with this self-righteous bullshit argument that we should feel bad about killing and eating other animals.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 20, 2018 06:26 PM (km8m2)

405 Miley, your left shoulder is blocking the camera, move a little right... further... good!

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at July 20, 2018 06:26 PM (AyGZp)

406 392 It was all a race to get eyes and weapons into space. Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2018 11:24 PM (IqV8l) Now THAT'S a valid reason. All the rest is bullshit.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 06:27 PM (CLV0m)

407 Alexander the Grape candy was awesome.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 06:27 PM (PUmDY)

408 Why do you eat meat without remorse? I won, that's why.

Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2018 06:27 PM (QrTqV)

409 397 Any space program that limits itself to dicking around in low-earth orbit is an absolute waste of resources. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 20, 2018 11:25 PM (4wbNq) Unless, of course, I am the one dicking around in low orbit. Then it is the coolest thing ever. EVER.

Posted by: tcn in AK at July 20, 2018 06:27 PM (NXsWM)

410 304 Dabney Coleman kinda had that Charles Grodin vibe going in his movie Short Time. And Terri Garr was hot as hell then. Posted by: X-ray at July 20, 2018 11:01 PM (YdakM) Manic Pixie Dreamgirl-next-door.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 20, 2018 06:27 PM (cvabZ)

411 NASA in its heyday was a net positive due to the wealth generated from the technology it created, which was all public property. NASA birthed our modern computer age. But that was then.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/i][/s][/b] at July 20, 2018 06:28 PM (HaL55)

412 Why do you eat meat without remorse? Because it selects against the slowest runners of the other species.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 06:28 PM (CLV0m)

413 Why do you eat meat without remorse? ** Makes us punch harder. https://youtu.be/z1ibEsD3mms

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 20, 2018 06:29 PM (4wbNq)

414 I was right in the midst of the NASA "recruit" generation.  It took me quite a while to actually realize what they expected of you. I'd watched and read science fiction, hero-worshipped through the satellite era, worked my way into the vanguard of New Math in junior high school. 

I wanted to go into magnetohydrodynamics and work on long-range space drives.  Since my family owned a business they expected me to take over, this did not go down too damn well with the folks.
Eventually it began to dawn on me that what the government a "asking" was that you undertake an advanced degree in a generally unusable (in that time) field, and apply through a circuitous process for a job that did not actually exist, and would be there only as long as each phase of the research project was contracted out through a Congressional committee.  It was madness.

Posted by: Stringer Davis [/i][/b] at July 20, 2018 06:29 PM (8ZmvG)

415 "Why do you eat meat without remorse?" Because I have never eaten a salad and muttered, "holy shit this is fucking tasty."

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 06:29 PM (EhZNT)

416 407 Alexander the Grape candy was awesome. Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 11:27 PM (PUmDY) --Not candy, slurpy pop.

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2018 06:29 PM (e7oj4)

417 NASA birthed our modern computer age. Ummm ... no.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 06:29 PM (CLV0m)

418 341 I'm really good at percussion. Really good sense of timing. People call me the Human Metronome. " I don't know about the metronome (experience people know the difference between 90 and 100 by ear only, and I'm not that good) but I can always tell you the time signature of a piece after listening to a few bars.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 20, 2018 06:30 PM (V2Yro)

419 My answers to Why do you eat meat without remorse would be: - It's incredibly tasty. - It's good for me. - 'Cuz us humans won the food chain, baby.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 20, 2018 06:30 PM (km8m2)

420 It's taken longer than I thought it would, but the Space Age is just starting to get interesting. Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2018 11:10 PM (sdi6R) The Science Channel has some really good programs about our forays into space. That our Little V-ger (Voyager 1) has only recently left our solar system and entered deep space is mind-blowing considering how long ago that craft was launched. The technology shrinkage* and new metals/materials will pave the way for future human space travel -- once we figure out cryostasis or are able to shrink a gym to the size of a basketball. Weight, for now, is our biggest obstacle. * I always love the tidbit about how a current iPhone has more computing power than was on the first lunar lander.

Posted by: RickZ at July 20, 2018 06:30 PM (8lsuS)

421 Why do you eat meat without remorse? Who bitch is this?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable - Margrave of Sugar Tit, SC at July 20, 2018 06:30 PM (pwT9v)

422 @415 Never? Not even a taco salad smothered in queso? Or a fried chicken salad smothered in ranch dressing?

Posted by: TickledPink at July 20, 2018 06:31 PM (TL2pK)

423 That is my memory as well. My parents made me and one sister watch it, while explaining that it was an example of the great things the Country could do in a relatively short time." I was 10 years old - I remember I was really pissed off that no one else was taking it seriously, not my younger brother and sister, not even mom and dad. So I pitched a fit until EVERYONE came into the TV room and watched it with me, because It Was Important.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 20, 2018 06:32 PM (V2Yro)

424 I don't know about the metronome (experience people know the difference between 90 and 100 by ear only, and I'm not that good) but I can always tell you the time signature of a piece after listening to a few bars. Posted by: Tom Servo at July 20, 2018 11:30 PM (V2Yro) I have an uncanny ability to sing along after only a few weeks of owning a record, but it will take me around six months to get any of the words right, if I ever do. Also it won't be remotely in the right key.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2018 06:32 PM (y87Qq)

425 "Why do you eat meat without remorse?" Because God said I could.

Posted by: X-ray at July 20, 2018 06:32 PM (YdakM)

426 Yeah, the Africa/South America mix-up doesn't bother me anywhere near as much as the assertion that there is only one species of passeriforme in the majority of North America. Orion is making good progress. Ascent Abort 2 test flight is scheduled for next year and Exploration Mission 1 (unmanned Moon flyby) not long after that. Both vehicles are in testing now. After that is EM-2, which will be manned.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel (who is a biomedical engineer) at July 20, 2018 06:32 PM (JPRju)

427 Why do you eat meat without remorse? Because it selects against the slowest runners of the other species. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at July 20, 2018 11:28 PM (CLV0m) --------------- Because I enjoy getting my sustenance from creatures that are almost entirely vegan in their diets.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 20, 2018 06:32 PM (+1YDx)

428 NASA birthed our modern computer age. NASA didn't do shit, except whack an elementary school teacher. They used technology developed by others, for other reasons. Their major accomplishment was in marketing.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 06:33 PM (CLV0m)

429 Prince Ludwig, it's a question from Quora. You can read all 60 answers here, if you like: https://www.quora.com/Why-do-you-eat-meat-without-remorse The first answer begins, "If you think we (meat eaters) should remorse for eating meat, you (vegetarians) should also remorse as long as you are still using any medical products..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 20, 2018 06:33 PM (km8m2)

430 IMO, space exploration is kinda bullshit. We've got more pressing problems, and better uses of resources, than farting around in space. Redirecting the NASA budget to pharma research and I think we'd be better off. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at July 20, 2018 11:14 PM (CLV0m) No. We can walk and chew gum at the same time.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 20, 2018 06:33 PM (cvabZ)

431 We are proud of Presdent Obona for whinning the Nobil Piece Prize for helping Isreal. Thank Presdent OBam and we love you.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at July 20, 2018 06:34 PM (qM84C)

432 What is this "remorse" of which you speak? Is it a new steak sauce?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/i][/s][/b] at July 20, 2018 06:34 PM (HaL55)

433 * I always love the tidbit about how a current iPhone has more computing power than was on the first lunar lander. It was comparable to an Apple II. I wonder how Houston or Johnson compared to an iPhone.

Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2018 06:34 PM (lK7fO)

434 Then I realized, just because they're lesbians doesn't mean sex stuff. They might just be sitting around denigrating the patriarchy. Or doing each other's nails and makeup like real girls, just for fun. Or watching chickish flicks.

No, best stay away, gentlemen. Down to the Man Cave, pop a brewski, and cruise the ONT. Wait! There's a report of a lesbian party on the ONT! (loop endlessly)

Posted by: mindful


Never any talk of politics with these two,  Plenty of other things.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 20, 2018 06:34 PM (txw6d)

435 Because I enjoy getting my sustenance from creatures that are almost entirely vegan in their diets. Posted by: Calm Mentor---- They eat vegetables so I don't have to.

Posted by: X-ray at July 20, 2018 06:35 PM (YdakM)

436 Why do you eat meat without remorse? Because BJs Brewhouse serves my ribeye with a double order of asparagus and I'm banging one of the bartenders.

Posted by: JROD at July 20, 2018 06:36 PM (hRbV/)

437 Vegetables are what my food eats.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/i][/s][/b] at July 20, 2018 06:37 PM (HaL55)

438 Why do you eat meat without remorse? Because remorse adds a kind-of skunky flavor. I prefer my meat with potatoes and maybe a simple vegetable side dish. And wine. Or beer.

Posted by: Average Guy at July 20, 2018 06:37 PM (fYgcC)

439 The Space Shuttle was peak 1970s technology. I forget how little RAM it had. One of the reasons why launch parameters were so narrow - wind speeds, temperatures, etc. - was because they could only load so much data.

Posted by: blaster at July 20, 2018 06:37 PM (DH5wZ)

440 No. We can walk and chew gum at the same time. Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 20, 2018 11:33 PM (cvabZ) But we can spit out the gum and run. And that's the better option.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 06:38 PM (CLV0m)

441 The net reports that NASA takes up 0.4 percent of the budget.  I would think there are bigger wastes to confront here.  My problem with NASA is that Obama killed it.  Our astronauts have to hitch rides with the Russians on severely dated rockets.  I think that was Obama's plan, take America down a peg.
I can't argue for NASA from a purely libertarian-conservative perspective.  But since it is such a small percentage of the budget, and it has in the past instilled a lot of pride and kept the sense of discovery, I don't have a problem with it. 

Charles De Gaulle once said, "France would not be true to itself if it was not engaged in some great enterprise".  Yes cue the French jokes, but it is a great line.  I think America should be leading in space because that is what we have always done, lead.  Some things will not pay off, some will not give obvious returns.  But we should as a nation be involved in some great enterprise.

Posted by: Quint at July 20, 2018 06:38 PM (n13/j)

442 I call the messed up textbook map: Liberal Wet Dream

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 20, 2018 06:38 PM (qeCpt)

443 Why do you eat meat without remorse? So that I don't become a douchebag.

Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2018 06:38 PM (lK7fO)

444 I must confess that at the time I was at best uninterested, at worst disdainful, of the moon landing. Impious Philistines corrupting the mystical beauty of the universe like an anatomist dissecting the face of his beloved to analyze it! Yes, I was a dreamy little artiste.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 20, 2018 06:39 PM (0jtPF)

445 I hate chewing gum. The flavor is gone in a few minutes and it makes my jaws hurt.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2018 06:39 PM (IqV8l)

446 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at July 20, 2018 11:14 PM (CLV0m) No. We can walk and chew gum at the same time. Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 20, 2018 11:33 PM (cvabZ) This. I lament the ebb of space exploration since the Apollo missions. I applaud the successes of SpaceX and others recently. I know that space travel is crazy difficult. But I also know God gave mankind the brain to succeed. I truly believe we can do it. I acknowledge the reality that I am a mortal being. But it would be worse to pass on thinking that man might not leave this mortal planet simply because of the crabs-in-a-bucket mentality. Space travel is a very long term goal.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 06:39 PM (EhZNT)

447 411 NASA in its heyday was a net positive due to the wealth generated from the technology it created, which was all public property. NASA birthed our modern computer age. But that was then. Posted by: BackwardsBoy at July 20, 2018 11:28 PM (HaL55) Not particularly. It leveraged then-current computing technology - mostly mainframes designed for the Navy and Air Force. They had a lot of the same miniaturization stresses - weight, space, environmental.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 20, 2018 06:39 PM (cvabZ)

448 Plenty of other things.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 20, 2018 11:34 PM


I'm listening...

Posted by: Zettai Roshian-no Botto at July 20, 2018 06:39 PM (e9G8E)

449 There's a town called Virgil and another called Homer in Niagara Region, Ontario.

Posted by: Mrs Miggin's Piehole at July 20, 2018 06:40 PM (ROXV/)

450 Why do you eat meat without remorse? Because BJs Brewhouse serves my ribeye with a double order of asparagus and I'm banging one of the bartenders. Posted by: JROD at July 20, 2018 11:36 PM (hRbV/) ------------ That bartender cannot be happy with the olfactory results of you having a double order of asapargus, if it is before said banging.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 20, 2018 06:40 PM (+1YDx)

451 Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1020346186014908416 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1020346281301102593 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1020346367485628419 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1020346460775354370 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1020346553054187525

Posted by: kbdabear at July 20, 2018 06:40 PM (0Ntuf)

452 Better now, corrected my misspelt nic...

Don't want to sock myself...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 20, 2018 06:40 PM (e9G8E)

453 Quint and the Government are going to let you know whether you are College Material.   You will be happier not having to try too hard to climb that ladder.
OK, got it.    Jesus Christ, what happens if that test says I have to be a poet?

Posted by: Stringer Davis [/i][/b] at July 20, 2018 06:40 PM (8ZmvG)

454 I mean, it's still only about 2% on a 2-year or 2.5% on a 4, but better than a dickpunch. Posted by: hogmartin ------------ I admit that I would even go with the 1% if a dickpunch was the alternative.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 20, 2018 06:41 PM (CDGwz)

455 More Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1020346669966286850 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1020346770046574592 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1020346865685073920 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1020346956470726656 https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1020347051924688896

Posted by: kbdabear at July 20, 2018 06:41 PM (0Ntuf)

456 425 "Why do you eat meat without remorse?" Because God said I could. Posted by: X-ray at July 20, 2018 11:32 PM (YdakM) --Acts 10:13

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2018 06:42 PM (e7oj4)

457 But we can spit out the gum and run. And that's the better option. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at July 20, 2018 11:38 PM (CLV0m) Fine. Let's run back to the Moon.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 20, 2018 06:42 PM (cvabZ)

458 I admit that I would even go with the 1% if a dickpunch was the alternative. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 20, 2018 11:41 PM (CDGwz) Good thing we never opened an S&L. "Welcome to the all-new Bank Of The Horde! Buy a 1% CD today or we'll dickpunch you! And don't ask us where our pens have been!!" :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 20, 2018 06:42 PM (km8m2)

459 The Space Shuttle was peak 1970s technology. I forget how little RAM it had. One of the reasons why launch parameters were so narrow - wind speeds, temperatures, etc. - was because they could only load so much data. Posted by: blaster My 1983 HP 11C was a computing marvel for that moment in history.

Posted by: X-ray at July 20, 2018 06:42 PM (YdakM)

460 The Space Shuttle was peak 1970s technology. I forget how little RAM it had. Posted by: blaster at July 20, 2018 11:37 PM (DH5wZ) It gets a lot of hate for being an expensive dead end, but the orbiter and the whole shuttle program were stupidly amazing in a lot of ways. There's never been anything like it before or since. One of the big design features was being able to recover and deorbit a satellite, turn around, and bring it back, and the whole thing just got more nuts from there.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2018 06:43 PM (y87Qq)

461 I saw Dreamy Little Artiste open for Impious Philistines at the Cumberland County Civic Centre in '92...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 20, 2018 06:43 PM (e9G8E)

462 I don't remember the first moon landing but I remember my parents bought the LP record of the event.

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at July 20, 2018 06:43 PM (Evws/)

463 Some day I hope to live to see the real life Philistine library dug up by archaeologists, and to read their literature, like we can read the literature of Bronze Age Ugarit. I get the feeling they had an Aeneid in them.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2018 06:43 PM (6FqZa)

464 Has anyone stayed in a Trump Hotel? Want to, just cause. Hotel Tonight has decent rates for the Vegas one.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 06:44 PM (PUmDY)

465 There's a town called Virgil and another called Homer in Niagara Region, Ontario.
Posted by: Mrs Miggin's Piehole at July 20, 2018 11:40 PM


Don't forget Cicero!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 20, 2018 06:44 PM (e9G8E)

466 OK, how many of you louts actually cried when those two SpaceX boosters landed in formation?

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at July 20, 2018 06:44 PM (Dhcvl)

467 Our astronauts have to hitch rides with the Russians on severely dated rockets. I think that was Obama's plan, take America down a peg. Unfortunately, that was W's deal.

Posted by: blaster at July 20, 2018 06:45 PM (DH5wZ)

468 Has anyone stayed in a Trump Hotel? Want to, just cause. Hotel Tonight has decent rates for the Vegas one. Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 11:44 PM (PUmDY) Here's your subpoena!

Posted by: Robert "Call me MISTER Mueller" Mueller at July 20, 2018 06:45 PM (km8m2)

469 The net reports that NASA takes up 0.4 percent of the budget. I would think there are bigger wastes to confront here. My problem with NASA is that Obama killed it. Our astronauts have to hitch rides with the Russians on severely dated rockets. I think that was Obama's plan, take America down a peg. OK. Cut out all welfare and all other social welfare payments, and direct them to NASA. Then I'm for it. Retards in the population are poor because they're too stupid to realize that a whole series of "small" payments - e.g., car loans, premium cable, unlimited minutes on cell phones - MAKE them poor. What are we getting now from NASA's masturbatory exploits? Nothing. Send a few probes out there, OK. Otherwise, I'd cut NASA space shit to the bone, and instead spend the money to upgrade, e.g., the air traffic control network, which God knows needs it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 06:45 PM (CLV0m)

470 Posted by: kbdabear You know those girls like meat. No remorse.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable - Margrave of Sugar Tit, SC at July 20, 2018 06:45 PM (pwT9v)

471 "Why do you eat meat without remorse?" Because I have never eaten a salad and muttered, "holy shit this is fucking tasty." Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 11:29 PM (EhZNT) ..... Salads can be pretty good. Chicken salad, potato salad, tuna salad, just to name a few.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 20, 2018 06:45 PM (qeCpt)

472 The official video for "Catch the Breeze" certainly had a poignant take on the English working class . . . in 1991. https://youtu.be/uVY9p1IHops

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2018 06:45 PM (e7oj4)

473 I used to brag about the family Color Computer. 32K RAM! Eight colours in low-res; and in high-res - 256 x 192 - you could do it in four! (You sometimes had to reset to switch blue and red because Microsoft - yeah, *that* Microsoft.)

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2018 06:46 PM (6FqZa)

474 Quint and the Government are going to let you know whether you are College Material. You will be happier not having to try too hard to climb that ladder.
OK, got it. Jesus Christ, what happens if that test says I have to be a poet?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at July 20, 2018 11:40 PM (8ZmvG)


I don't tell anyone if they are college material.  I do know that a lot of people went to college and had no idea why they were there.  There are a lot of people with "blue collar" jobs that earn a lot more than many with so called white collar jobs, and they have better job security. 


One thing I do remember from college is that you could never find a parking spot when the new semester started.  After the first wave of tests, there was plenty of parking.  The government was not involved in that I cam promise you.

Posted by: Quint at July 20, 2018 06:46 PM (n13/j)

475 Bitter Clinger, don't forget the classic Chef Salad. I still remember how popular they were back in the 70s...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 20, 2018 06:46 PM (km8m2)

476 --Acts 10:13 Posted by: logprof First Timothy 4.

Posted by: X-ray at July 20, 2018 06:46 PM (YdakM)

477 I admit that I would even go with the 1% if a dickpunch was the alternative. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 20, 2018 11:41 PM (CDGwz) It's compelling, yeah. Breaking even is still arguably better than a dickpunch, depending on inflation.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2018 06:47 PM (y87Qq)

478 385 A Bachelorette or Mistress of Arts in "[XX]" Studies (I'm trying to detoxify the degrees of their masculinity) gets you in on the ground floor of Starbucks. Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2018 11:22 PM (C78No) ----------------------------- Actually, it gets you a job in HR and corporate "sensitivity education" so you can terrorize all of those people who could master REAL subjects.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 20, 2018 06:47 PM (0jtPF)

479 And I want the orbiting Trump Hotel. They might even find Stormy Daniels some gainful employment in microgravity

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2018 06:47 PM (6FqZa)

480 466 OK, how many of you louts actually cried when those two SpaceX boosters landed in formation? Posted by: Richard McEnroe at July 20, 2018 11:44 PM (Dhcvl) Not me. I never heard of this. And, assuming it actually took place, for $100,000 you could have a couple of USC film students fake it. Who would know the difference? Who would care?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 06:47 PM (CLV0m)

481 There's a town called Virgil and another called Homer in Niagara Region, Ontario. Posted by: Mrs Miggin's Piehole ------- Norway, Sweden, and Denmark...South Carolina

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 20, 2018 06:47 PM (CDGwz)

482 OK, how many of you louts actually cried when those two SpaceX boosters landed in formation? Posted by: Richard McEnroe at July 20, 2018 11:44 PM (Dhcvl) I did not cry but I believe my words were "Fucking cool." Rockets landing on a tail of fire, just as God and Robert A. Heinlein intended. SpaceX had released an animation of the flight sequence before the actual launch, and the real thing looked JUST LIKE that video. Except the part where the main rocket went in the drink. But still.

Posted by: blaster at July 20, 2018 06:48 PM (DH5wZ)

483 Bitter Clinger, don't forget the classic Chef Salad. I still remember how popular they were back in the 70s... Posted by: qdpsteve at July 20, 2018 11:46 PM (km8m2) .... A Cobb Salad is quite good too.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 20, 2018 06:48 PM (qeCpt)

484 They Call Me the Breeze.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 06:48 PM (PUmDY)

485 There's a town called Virgil and another called Homer in Niagara Region, Ontario. Posted by: Mrs Miggin's Piehole at July 20, 2018 11:40 PM
Don't forget Cicero!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 20, 2018 11:44 PM


Never mind -- *Ontario*, not central Upstate Newyorkistan...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 20, 2018 06:49 PM (e9G8E)

486 Bitter Clinger, yup. Leave it to the 1970s to invent salads that could cause you to *gain* weight...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 20, 2018 06:49 PM (km8m2)

487 the whole Holding Our Breath EP was amazeballs.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2018 06:49 PM (6FqZa)

488 461 I saw Dreamy Little Artiste open for Impious Philistines at the Cumberland County Civic Centre in '92... Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 20, 2018 11:43 PM (e9G8E) ----------------------

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 20, 2018 06:49 PM (0jtPF)

489 One thing I do remember from college is that you could never find a parking spot when the new semester started. After the first wave of tests, there was plenty of parking. The government was not involved in that I cam promise you. Posted by: Quint at July 20, 2018 11:46 PM (n13/j) First week of the no-shit physics course was packed. People literally sitting in the aisles. Second week ... you could sit wherever you wanted. By the end of the term, we were rattling around in the same lecture theater.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 06:50 PM (CLV0m)

490 Has anyone stayed in a Trump Hotel? Want to, just cause. Hotel Tonight has decent rates for the Vegas one. Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 11:44 PM (PUmDY) ---------- I have, because clients housed me there. Over the top amenities and staff service. They are expensive as hell, but they give you more than you pay for. As to Vegas, I always found that check in Sunday, check out Thursday was the way to go for personal trips. Never stayed in a Trump hotel on those. Usually the Rio All Suites, off strip.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 20, 2018 06:50 PM (+1YDx)

491 Salads can be pretty good. Chicken salad, potato salad, tuna salad, just to name a few. Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 20, 2018 11:45 PM (qeCpt) I'll allow it. Had a great salad recently, from a local Italian restaurant. The dressing was made in-house ad was excellent and it was thick with genuine Italian cold cuts. Why am I hungry again?

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 06:50 PM (EhZNT)

492 Caesar salad with anchovies is very good.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 06:50 PM (PUmDY)

493 A Cobb Salad is quite good too One of my favorite hangover foods.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 20, 2018 06:50 PM (LOq4H)

494 I don't tell anyone if they are college material. I do know that a lot of people went to college and had no idea why they were there. Bottom line: they had no business there. At all.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 06:51 PM (CLV0m)

495 I watched every minute of coverage of the moon landing mission. I was sixteen and that was the longest time I had gone without sleep but I saw the whole broadcast from launch to landing and the walk until the coverage took a break. Mass quantities of coffee helped. But it was an electric experience. Just as well it happened in the summer. Meant I didn't have to skip school.

Posted by: JTB at July 20, 2018 06:51 PM (V+03K)

496 I like the meme with the pan of bacon and a small spinach leaf on it. LOOK! I MADE A SALAD!

Posted by: blaster at July 20, 2018 06:52 PM (DH5wZ)

497 No shuttle ever crashed due to lack of computational capacity.  You guys, I swear, computers is all you can think about.  The tiles fell off, damn it.  And none of the tile people even work at Johns Manville anymore.

You know Col Ed Murphy, who actually "wrote" Murbphy's Law?   He ended up on the teaching staff of the Air Force Institute of Technology.  And what did the Program do with him after that?   Why, he was the safety officer for Apollo I.   Grissom, Chaffee, White.

"Whatever can go wrong..."

Posted by: Stringer Davis [/i][/b] at July 20, 2018 06:52 PM (8ZmvG)

498 I've not eaten a bleeding salad in decades...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 20, 2018 06:52 PM (e9G8E)

499 I was randomly thinking about Stuff Jefferson Said, Third Edition, today. Any other old-timers remember that? (For those who don't - Dave in Texas, a former coblogger, jokingly claimed that Thomas Jefferson said, "Free speech is overrated." A troll apparently believed that Dave thought that was a real quotation and tried to "catch" him. Dave kept escalating his claims, including saying Jefferson had said it at some specific campaign stop in a certain year, and finally attributed the quotation to his college textbook, Stuff Jefferson Said. I don't remember how long it took the troll to figure out what was going on. Trolls were dumber but more entertaining back then.)

Posted by: Mrs. Peel (who is a biomedical engineer) at July 20, 2018 06:52 PM (JPRju)

500 @450 Calm Mentor-I always have the pineapple desert after dinner.

Posted by: JROD at July 20, 2018 06:53 PM (hRbV/)

501 487 the whole Holding Our Breath EP was amazeballs. Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2018 11:49 PM (6FqZa) --Oh, and you better believe it will be at least Easter-egged in my novel.

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2018 06:53 PM (e7oj4)

502 475--- ...don't forget the classic Chef Salad. I still remember how popular they were back in the 70s... Posted by: qdpsteve at July 20, 2018 11:46 PM (km8m2) -------------------------- Cannibal Bob likes those!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 20, 2018 06:53 PM (0jtPF)

503 By the end of the term, we were rattling around in the same lecture theater. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara ------------ My sophomore class was 25% smaller than my freshman class.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 20, 2018 06:53 PM (xSo9G)

504 >>>>Space travel is a very long term goal. Where the fvck is my jet Pack?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2018 06:53 PM (3Pma+)

505 One of the big design features was being able to recover and deorbit a satellite, turn around, and bring it back, and the whole thing just got more nuts from there. Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2018 11:43 PM (y87Qq) Or the Shuttle becoming The Hubble Space Telescope Repairman. Without the Shuttle, Hubble was fucked and we wouldn't have all those cool images of deep space, images which have broadened our scientific knowledge of space. It proved Einstein's black hole theory so no longer a theory. That we can explain how our planet came to be and how it will die -- and why we will eventually need to get off it -- is science at its best. Humans have been dreaming big since they first gazed up at the moon and the stars.

Posted by: RickZ at July 20, 2018 06:54 PM (8lsuS)

506 Seared ahi salad FTW!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2018 06:54 PM (CSNuj)

507 Thanks, CM, all the Trip advisor reviews are very favorable

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 06:55 PM (PUmDY)

508 Bitter Clinger, yup. Leave it to the 1970s to invent salads that could cause you to *gain* weight... Posted by: qdpsteve at July 20, 2018 11:49 PM (km8m2) .... A local bbq rib restaurant I worked at in my neck of the woods formulated a salad back in 1990. It was a large salad with cheddar cheese, hard-boiled eggs, three strips of bacon chopped up, four fried chicken tenders chopped up served with honey mustard dressing and a basket of corn muffins. I used to laugh when the heavy set ladies would come in and talk about getting something "light" for lunch because they didn't want ribs or pulled pork. The damn thing probably had 2500 calories and they ALWAYS ordered an extra vat of dressing.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 20, 2018 06:55 PM (qeCpt)

509 I watched every minute of coverage of the moon landing mission. I was sixteen and that was the longest time I had gone without sleep but I saw the whole broadcast from launch to landing and the walk until the coverage took a break. Mass quantities of coffee helped. But it was an electric experience. Just as well it happened in the summer. Meant I didn't have to skip school. Posted by: JTB at July 20, 2018 11:51 PM (V+03K) But consider: what difference would it make to your life today if the whole thing HAD been faked? Answer: none.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 06:55 PM (CLV0m)

510 I'm watching Alien Outlaw on the Rifftrax channel for some reason, and I could not help noticing that the "II" had been pried off the "Mustang" name plate on the car the hot chick was driving. Mustang II. thank you, Jimmuh Carter.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 06:55 PM (EhZNT)

511 Where the fvck is my jet Pack? Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2018 11:53 PM (3Pma+) ----------- Check the trunk of your flying car. Oh, wait.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2018 06:55 PM (CSNuj)

512 Bitter Clinger, oh yeah. :-) In fairness, it sounds like the kind of salad even *I* would order. I used to love the taco salad at Togo's, which was pretty much a garden salad with a cup of their chili, some cheese and tortilla chips thrown on.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 20, 2018 06:56 PM (km8m2)

513 ugh.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 06:57 PM (EhZNT)

514 What are we getting now from NASA's masturbatory exploits? Nothing. Send a few probes out there, OK. Otherwise, I'd cut NASA space shit to the bone, and instead spend the money to upgrade, e.g., the air traffic control network, which God knows needs it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at July 20, 2018 11:45 PM (CLV0m)


I am not even sure what NASA's mission is these days.  Something to do with global warming I think.  But if they had a real goal of exploration I could get behind it.  I am way more for small government than the prevailing ideas even on the right, but in this case, I am open to NASA doing something if it is worthwhile.  I don't think we can rely on Tesla or Silicon Valley, though they are free to do what they wish imo. 


I am not arguing that NASA has not wasted money.  It is a government bureaucracy, so that is kind of ingrained.  I am just saying I would support it if it was on some great mission for America and would prioritize cutting spending elsewhere for now.  Hell President Trump is pushing a "Space Force", I am just saying NASA could be worth funding for now if it got its priorities straight. 

Posted by: Quint at July 20, 2018 06:57 PM (n13/j)

515 The Clinton Administration gave all the science-y stuff to Al Gore, because he was a nerd, and Clinton was way to cool for it. So NASA was Al Gore's plaything. They launched a "Mission to Planet Earth." Whenever I heard about it, I would yell "we are already fucking here!!!!" at the TV. I went to visit Cape Canaveral in 1996. We got on the tour bus, they started the video. "Welcome to Cape Canaveral, where we are proud to be the home of 13 endangered species...." SERIOUSLY!?!?!?!

Posted by: blaster at July 20, 2018 06:57 PM (DH5wZ)

516 My sophomore class was 25% smaller than my freshman class. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 20, 2018 11:53 PM (xSo9G) My second quarter class in physics was 50% smaller than my first quarter class. No exaggeration.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 06:58 PM (CLV0m)

517 510 I'm watching Alien Outlaw on the Rifftrax channel for some reason, and I could not help noticing that the "II" had been pried off the "Mustang" name plate on the car the hot chick was driving. Hah! I've got "Gorgon" MST going on Netflix.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 20, 2018 06:58 PM (LOq4H)

518 Check the trunk of your flying car.

Oh, wait.
--

The future I was implicitly promised did not include Jerry Springer, CNN, Obama or "Muslims."

Can someone point me to a legal team that can take on this suit?

Posted by: shibumi at July 20, 2018 06:58 PM (AHNMM)

519 So now Quint wants the government to keep those people off his campus  so it will be easier to park.  

Posted by: Stringer Davis [/i][/b] at July 20, 2018 06:59 PM (8ZmvG)

520 The space shuttle was to have been the work-truck for the space station, which was to have been the workyard for the ships to take us to Mars and beyond. We ended up with a rocket-powered pickup truck that we had to look for ways to use.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 20, 2018 06:59 PM (fA1SL)

521 491 Salads can be pretty good. Chicken salad, potato salad, tuna salad, just to name a few. Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 20, 2018 11:45 PM (qeCpt) I'll allow it. Had a great salad recently, from a local Italian restaurant. The dressing was made in-house ad was excellent and it was thick with genuine Italian cold cuts. Why am I hungry again? Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 11:50 PM (EhZNT) I've been counting calories. Writing every G-d damn thing down since 4/30 I know about hunger My goal is 1500 calories or less per day

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2018 06:59 PM (3Pma+)

522 I used to love the taco salad at Togo's, Posted by: qdpsteve Just avoid the taco salad at Torgo's.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable - Margrave of Sugar Tit, SC at July 20, 2018 06:59 PM (pwT9v)

523 My second quarter class in physics was 50% smaller than my first quarter class. No exaggeration. --------- Not smaller. Just in a superposition state.

Posted by: Neils Bohr at July 20, 2018 07:00 PM (CSNuj)

524 Mustang II. thank you, Jimmuh Carter. Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 11:55 PM (EhZNT) Yeah, no. That was a Nixon joint. My first car in HS was a Mustang II. A Mach I. With a 140 cid 4 cylinder. Shinoda wept.

Posted by: blaster at July 20, 2018 07:00 PM (DH5wZ)

525 The Clinton Administration gave all the science-y stuff to Al Gore, because he was a nerd, and Clinton was way too cool for it. Gore is a retard. He only aspires to nerd status. He flunked out of law AND divinity school. So he hardly qualifies as a nerd.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 07:00 PM (CLV0m)

526 I like meat salad.

Eat the meat and cheese and throw the leaves in the garbage.
Lettuce is sort of Nature's paper plates, really.

Posted by: dyno-elite canned hate at July 20, 2018 07:00 PM (hpva6)

527 I went to visit Cape Canaveral in 1996. We got on the tour bus, they started the video. "Welcome to Cape Canaveral, where we are proud to be the home of 13 endangered species...." Posted by: blaster at July 20, 2018 11:57 PM (DH5wZ) They only built six orbiters though, and one was just for atmospheric tests...?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2018 07:00 PM (y87Qq)

528 No shuttle ever crashed due to lack of computational capacity. You guys, I swear, computers is all you can think about. The tiles fell off, damn it. And none of the tile people even work at Johns Manville anymore. -------------- All I can tell you is that our sales of Viton™ O-rings fell into the toliet.

Posted by: Dupont Inc. at July 20, 2018 07:00 PM (xSo9G)

529 'Humans have been dreaming big since they first gazed up at the moon and the stars.' One of these days.... TO THE MOON !!

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2018 07:00 PM (6FqZa)

530 I don't tell anyone if they are college material. I do know that a lot of people went to college and had no idea why they were there. --- I went for awhile to college till they kicked me out. Then went to Vo-Tech for 2 years and got the job I have now. I do ok and very little of my job follows me home. I have real kinda management responsibilities and am happy to not trade more stress of taking on more for more money. Real management sucks cause dealing with people sucks.

Posted by: X-ray at July 20, 2018 07:01 PM (YdakM)

531 MisHum: 1500 calories a day?!?!?! I had always pictured you devouring a medium rare 30oz ribeye every.single.night. (Yes everyone, I'm kissing up. Shut up.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 20, 2018 07:01 PM (km8m2)

532 Hah! I've got "Gorgon" MST going on Netflix. Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 20, 2018 11:58 PM (LOq4H) Kewl. some folks have the 3 Stooges. I have MST/Rifftrax. never gets old. I should know. I've tried.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 07:01 PM (EhZNT)

533 obey................

Posted by: space forze at July 20, 2018 07:01 PM (jsqXi)

534 Space Force. Like NASA. With guns. Honestly, what is not to like?

Posted by: blaster at July 20, 2018 07:01 PM (DH5wZ)

535 Huh. An embarrelment on the ONT. Gonna be one of THOSE nights, I see...

Posted by: Brother Cavil says at July 20, 2018 07:01 PM (lLeln)

536 Not smaller. Just in a superposition state. Posted by: Neils Bohr at July 21, 2018 12:00 AM (CSNuj) Schrödinger's lecture theater?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 07:01 PM (CLV0m)

537 Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 12:01 AM (YdakM) At that point you are an overworked, underpaid, glorified baby-sitter

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2018 07:02 PM (3Pma+)

538 My goal is 1500 calories or less per day Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2018 11:59 PM (3Pma+) --------- Ah. One of those "guaranteed to fail" diets.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2018 07:02 PM (CSNuj)

539 Space Force. Like NASA. With guns. Posted by: blaster at July 21, 2018 12:01 AM (DH5wZ) http://milspecmonkey.com/store/patches/243-shuttle-doorgunner.html

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2018 07:02 PM (y87Qq)

540 Thanks, CM, all the Trip advisor reviews are very favorable Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 11:55 PM (PUmDY) ------------------ You are most welcome. Enjoy it, but make sure you have plenty of room left on your card when you check in.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 20, 2018 07:02 PM (+1YDx)

541 The problem is they substituted Africa for South America

Posted by: SarahW at July 20, 2018 07:02 PM (Sp1NT)

542 first thing we do is get rid of the ......

Posted by: space forze at July 20, 2018 07:03 PM (jsqXi)

543 Kewl. some folks have the 3 Stooges. I have MST/Rifftrax. never gets old. I should know. I've tried. I need to check out Rifftrax...read good things.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 20, 2018 07:03 PM (LOq4H)

544 The sarcophagus story is creepy Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2018 09:52 PM (8kkL4) Good thing the Smell-O-Vision option is not installed in my computer.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2018 07:04 PM (bNb8V)

545 What is Space Force's position on forklifts, and the lethality of said implement?

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 07:04 PM (EhZNT)

546 Rifftrax on Flash Gordon should be gud.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2018 07:04 PM (6FqZa)

547 Cornhole Salad with Bunghole Cherry Pie is the best...

Posted by: B, Oscrote, Gloryhole Attendant, 3rd Class at July 20, 2018 07:05 PM (AyGZp)

548 What is Space Force's position on forklifts, and the lethality of said implement? Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 12:04 AM (EhZNT) iunderstoodthatreference.jpg

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2018 07:05 PM (y87Qq)

549 Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 12:01 AM (km8m2) If I could, I would Steve. I've put too much weight in the past 5 years. Need to do something to take it easy on the knees, back and closet drawers 30# gone. Only another 25# or so to go

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2018 07:05 PM (3Pma+)

550 What is Space Force's position on forklifts, and the lethality of said implement? Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 12:04 AM (EhZNT) I have a Class-2 rating.

Posted by: blaster at July 20, 2018 07:05 PM (DH5wZ)

551 our planet came to be and how it will die -- and why we will eventually need to get off it But not for a long long time.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2018 07:05 PM (IqV8l)

552 One of these days.... TO THE MOON !! Posted by: boulder t'hobo ------------- Sort a conjunction tonight if your skies are clear. Jupiter about one finger away from the half moon, aligned with the 'straight' edge of the moon.

Posted by: Dupont Inc. at July 20, 2018 07:06 PM (CDGwz)

553 What killed the space program was the war on poverty.

Can't spend billions for handouts and also spend billions on rich white man follies.

Well NOW you can but back then they tried to actually look like they were going to be able to come up with the money.

and the graphic for the bird species? I only come up with they missed a number for a color. Like the gray is 0?

Posted by: jakee308 at July 20, 2018 07:06 PM (c02Xt)

554 545. They're not favored. Computer modeling indicates they burn up on re-entry, making them useless as orbital bombardment munitions.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 20, 2018 07:06 PM (fA1SL)

555 Weird Dave, I'm not sure how you could have watched the moon landing when you are but 29 years old, other than perhaps on VHS, but thanks for the ONT. The rest of you Hordlings, well, I hope you all had the best of Fridays, work kept me too busy to check in on you good folk. I hope your weekends are full of cookouts, fishing rods, golf clubs, cold beer, buxom blondes, special days with spouses and kids, firearms for sport, allocates whiskeys, forgotten money found in the pockets of old clothes, good books, on-call shifts that never call, a particularly good day of worship with the Lord and every good thing under the sun and stars! I'm off! Have a great night!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 20, 2018 07:06 PM (qeCpt)

556 Space Force. Like NASA. With guns. Honestly, what is not to like? Posted by: blaster at July 21, 2018 12:01 AM (DH5wZ) The perfect nick for that post. No sock required.

Posted by: RickZ at July 20, 2018 07:07 PM (8lsuS)

557 I went to visit Cape Canaveral in 1996. We got on the tour bus, they started the video. "Welcome to Cape Canaveral, where we are proud to be the home of 13 endangered species...." Posted by: blaster at July 20, 2018 11:57 PM (DH5wZ) If the above map is correct, none of those species are perching birds.

Posted by: Surfperch at July 20, 2018 07:07 PM (M+sEY)

558 our planet came to be and how it will die -- and why we will eventually need to get off it But not for a long long time. Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 21, 2018 12:05 AM (IqV8l) ------- Hillary will still be running for President.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2018 07:07 PM (CSNuj)

559 97 PA should get a few extra slots. Intercourse, Blue Ball, and ahem, Big Beaver. And just to be weird, they have Dallas and Houston too. Posted by: Quint at July 20, 2018 10:15 PM (n13/j) ------------------------------- And, of course, there is a small town in the eastern part of the state of Pa called Virginville.

Posted by: Orson at July 20, 2018 07:07 PM (+/rsQ)

560 The map of most lewd names in the states? Well, my mom was from Floyds Knobs. It was till dirt roads until the '60's. Humptulips is almost as exciting here as Forks. It's on teh Yakima Firing Center so I have not been able to reach the top of Squaw Tit. Posted by: Winston at July 20, 2018 10:05 PM (wgCUV) There is a Nipple Mountain in southern British Columbia. It's a dormant volcano.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2018 07:08 PM (bNb8V)

561 'Night BC.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/i][/s][/b] at July 20, 2018 07:09 PM (HaL55)

562 Ah. One of those "guaranteed to fail" diets. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2018 12:02 AM (CSNuj) It's not a diet, I eat my normal foods. Portion controls, decisions and the realization it has to be a way of life. I had to do something

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2018 07:09 PM (3Pma+)

563 Real management sucks cause dealing with people sucks. Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 12:01 AM (YdakM) This. Few people outside of management grasp this. You have to put with various psychopathlogies, keep the lid on, and actually extract some work from these wankers. With good people, it's easy. With shitheads, it's impossible. Usually you inherit a mixture of good people and shitheads, so you do what you can to optimize productivity.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 07:09 PM (CLV0m)

564 our planet came to be and how it will die -- and why we will eventually need to get off it ---- But not for a long long time. Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 21, 2018 12:05 AM (IqV8l) Shit happens.

Posted by: SMOD at July 20, 2018 07:09 PM (8lsuS)

565 What is Space Force's position on forklifts, and the lethality of said implement? Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge He tried to kill me with a forklift... https://youtu.be/mK2jFO_DaRQ

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2018 07:09 PM (IqV8l)

566 563. Yup. A few strategic 'disappearances' work wonders.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 20, 2018 07:10 PM (fA1SL)

567 I remember thinking that they ruined it by scripting his first words on the moon.
Or at least it sounded scripted.

Should've left it to the guy doing it. Unless that's actually what he wanted to say. I've never looked it up to find out.

And BTW that skill and manufacturing base was stolen by China and the enabling traitors of the globalists here when they signed NAFTA.

Posted by: jakee308 at July 20, 2018 07:10 PM (c02Xt)

568 559 97 PA should get a few extra slots. Intercourse, Blue Ball, and ahem, Big Beaver. And just to be weird, they have Dallas and Houston too. Posted by: Quint at July 20, 2018 10:15 PM (n13/j) I see rat traps made in Lititz, PA. I assume it's less popular than the next town over, Bigtitz.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 07:10 PM (CLV0m)

569 The map of most lewd names in the states? Well, my mom was from Floyds Knobs. It was till dirt roads until the '60's. Humptulips is almost as exciting here as Forks. It's on teh Yakima Firing Center so I have not been able to reach the top of Squaw Tit. Posted by: Winston at July 20, 2018 10:05 PM (wgCUV) There is a Nipple Mountain in southern British Columbia. It's a dormant volcano. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 12:08 AM (bNb8V) ----------- I still submit Cumming, GA as on of the most lewd.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 20, 2018 07:10 PM (+1YDx)

570 So now Quint wants the government to keep those people off his campus so it will be easier to park.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at July 20, 2018 11:59 PM (8ZmvG)



always beware of Quint and the government, we pretty much decide everything lol

Posted by: Quint at July 20, 2018 07:10 PM (n13/j)

571 I've not eaten a bleeding salad in decades... Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto If the salad bleeds, exorcise it first, then eat it.

Posted by: mikeski at July 20, 2018 07:10 PM (P1f+c)

572 There is a Nipple Mountain in southern British Columbia. It's a dormant volcano and we all know what Grand Tetons translates to...

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 20, 2018 07:11 PM (LOq4H)

573 I still submit Cumming, GA as on of the most lewd. Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 12:10 AM (+1YDx) Fucking Austrians, man. https://tinyurl.com/qhcpsfb

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2018 07:12 PM (y87Qq)

574 What is the problem with the bird map. I mean other than the numbers.., Posted by: Kasper-X-Hauser at July 20, 2018 10:09 PM (RbKpE) Well the colors in the key don't seem to match the colors on the map, and AFAIK, there are hundreds of species of perching birds in most of North America. Heck, I could name half a dozen I regularly see in my yard.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2018 07:12 PM (bNb8V)

575 Armed American Radio July 18 at 3:28 PM Bad Ass Gun Shop owner Norris Sweidan who kicked Sacha Cohen and his phony crew out of his store will be joining me on this Sunday's 7-22-2018 MonsterCast show from 830-9p ET, 530-6p PT following Judge Jeanine Pirro from 8-830p ET, 5-530p PT.

Posted by: Trigger Warning at July 20, 2018 07:12 PM (YRXy3)

576 While I was still in Vo-Tech and working for a company part time. My boss quit and I had a VP I reported to. One day he said "if I don't get any complaints about how you do your job we wont talk much" Best incentive to work my ass off I've ever got from management.

Posted by: X-ray at July 20, 2018 07:13 PM (YdakM)

577 PA should get a few extra slots. Intercourse, Blue Ball, and ahem, Big Beaver. And just to be weird, they have Dallas and Houston too.
Posted by: Quint at July 20, 2018 10:15 PM (n13/j)


I see rat traps made in Lititz, PA. I assume it's less popular than the next town over, Bigtitz.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at July 21, 2018 12:10 AM (CLV0m)


There is even a Jersey Shore, PA, because why the hell not?  We can't have just one Jersey Shore ya know.

Posted by: Quint at July 20, 2018 07:13 PM (n13/j)

578 I wore a Grand Tetons sweater my first year in high school. The Portuguese kid in my dorm thought that was the funniest shirt ever.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2018 07:13 PM (6FqZa)

579 Quint: sounds like some of the Pennsylvanians have squirt cheese on the brain. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 20, 2018 07:14 PM (km8m2)

580 The Horde never disappoints. Thanks, WeirdDave for the great ONT. I don't always tune in, being a daywalker, but this was fun. I say good night, and God bless.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 20, 2018 07:14 PM (EhZNT)

581 So, nurse ratchet had to sign dad into hospice this evening. Modem came for his house. Cant get to work. Need help. Does it matter what slot cat 6 is in modem. Never been internet in this.

Posted by: Infidel on the phone aka nurse ratchet at July 20, 2018 07:14 PM (dGKUu)

582 There is even a Jersey Shore, PA, because why the hell not? We can't have just one Jersey Shore ya know. Posted by: Quint at July 21, 2018 12:13 AM (n13/j) Is that anywhere near Jersey Shore, WY?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 07:14 PM (CLV0m)

583 I still submit Cumming, GA as on of the most lewd. Posted by: Calm Mentor They have since fixed it (and someone else has the domain now), but the First Methodist church in Cumming, Georgia used to have a website at cummingfirst dot com. The town of Cummings, ND (which did make the map) is close enough to two lewdly-named towns in MN that local weather broadcasts can give you the forecast for "Fertile, Climax, and Cummings"... (And the apocryphal newspaper headline, "Fertile Woman Killed in Climax".)

Posted by: mikeski at July 20, 2018 07:15 PM (P1f+c)

584 578. Portuguese - aka, 'cork-farming, fish-canning has-beens'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 20, 2018 07:15 PM (fA1SL)

585 Wiki 4 July 2039: Today 'The Nobility of Humanity 1' was launched from it's L5 assembly point, headed for Proxima Centauri, our nearest stellar neighbor. Equipped with propulsion using LASER sails initially from automated stations along the way in our solar system and later controlled atomic bomb propulsion, it will reach our neighbor in less than 50 years and will transmit a near continuous telemetry data package from it's sensor suite back to us at the speed of light, meaning we will get data back in just a few years. Prominently on it's upper deck is a titanium LASER engraved plaque with the message: 'Hillary Clinton Will Never Be President.'

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at July 20, 2018 07:16 PM (AyGZp)

586 Does it matter what slot cat 6 is in modem. Never been internet in this. Posted by: Infidel on the phone aka nurse ratchet at July 21, 2018 12:14 AM (dGKUu) Yes. Look for the socket labeled 'WAN' if there is one. That should be the one that goes to the wall drop. It's usually a different color (yellow) or set aside from the internal ports.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2018 07:16 PM (y87Qq)

587 Well the colors in the key don't seem to match the colors on the map, and AFAIK, there are hundreds of species of perching birds in most of North America. Heck, I could name half a dozen I regularly see in my yard. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 12:12 AM (bNb8V) Last I checked North America wasn't connected to Africa.

Posted by: Surfperch at July 20, 2018 07:17 PM (M+sEY)

588 What killed the space program was the war on poverty. Nah. What happened was that we as a country, as a species, lost it. Our optimism. The war on poverty was a symptom, not a cause. People like Jay here, why do we go out there when we can do stuff right here. Yeah, we can just sit on the couch, can't we? The fuck would we go outside for? A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I had a blog. I wrote a piece that I wish I still had somewhere. The headline was "Captain Kirk was an American" Forget for the moment that the Shat was Canadian. I said it pisses me off that last time we set on the Moon, I was in first grade. I look up at night, I think, we don't go there anymore. By giving up, we threw away some 40 years of progress, really. I don't know that we could go to the Moon right now. Imagine the environmental impact statement for the Saturn project. Dead on arrival. We decided that the future was not a better place, but a worse one. Fucking Paul Ehrlich, and Soylent Green, and apocalyptic fiction. As Charlton Heston said, "You bastards! You blew it up! Damn you all to Hell!"

Posted by: blaster at July 20, 2018 07:17 PM (DH5wZ)

589 Fucking Austrians, man. The Australians have a town named Eromanga. Which is Japanese for "porno mag".

Posted by: mikeski at July 20, 2018 07:17 PM (P1f+c)

590 CM, have done several closings for Cumming properties. Family Circle is the one that makes me laugh. Apparently, it is like Footloose there.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 07:17 PM (PUmDY)

591 Congratulations Mets fans on the victory over the Evil Empire of the Yankees!

Posted by: NLB fans everywhere [i] at July 20, 2018 07:17 PM (rSIQt)

592 Prominently on it's upper deck is a titanium LASER engraved plaque with the message: 'Hillary Clinton Will Never Be President.' Posted by: In Vino Veritits at July 21, 2018 12:16 AM (AyGZp) They should have sent a poet.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2018 07:17 PM (y87Qq)

593 +500 in, and no one commenting on Guilfoyle planning to vacate the Leg Chair at Fox, in order to cavort the country with Don Jr., in the mid-term campaigns? Wonder if she'll swing by to visit Miley and "the girls". ? Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 20, 2018 07:18 PM (QzJWU)

594 It's not a diet, I eat my normal foods. Portion controls, decisions and the realization it has to be a way of life. I had to do something Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 21, 2018 12:09 AM (3Pma+) ------------- Good for you, MisHum. At one time I was at 6'1", 250 lbs. I was staring insulin injections several times daily in the face. Finally got off my fat ass, began to just walk around the neighborhood a couple of times an evening, and decided food didn't interest me any more. I only ate because I knew I had to. It sucked, but now way down in weight and back on the non insulin daily routine. I eat once a day, and not a big portion. It seems to work.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 20, 2018 07:19 PM (+1YDx)

595 Lititz PA is a hell of a town.  Home to Hav-a-hart, to the Rolex Watchmaking Academy, and it's where the road-shows do their stage and sytems designs.  Very important place to live rock and roll.  Funny how things work out.

Posted by: Stringer Davis [/i][/b] at July 20, 2018 07:19 PM (8ZmvG)

596 584 578. Portuguese - aka, 'cork-farming, fish-canning has-beens' Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 21, 2018 12:15 AM (fA1SL) Realistically, that would be "cork-farming, fish-canning never wuzzers." Not that there's anything wrong with that. It's not given to every peoples - nor every individual - to matter. Quite the contrary.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 07:19 PM (CLV0m)

597 Driving west out of Maryland to WV, we topped "Negro Mountain." I am surprised the world has not yet lost its shit about that.

Posted by: blaster at July 20, 2018 07:19 PM (DH5wZ)

598 It's not a diet, I eat my normal foods. Portion controls, decisions and the realization it has to be a way of life. I had to do something Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 21, 2018 12:09 AM (3Pma+) -------- I did that for years, to absolutely no effect. Starve all week and lose two pounds. It's a total motivation killer. Six years ago someone turned me onto the Dukan diet. Low carb, low fat, but in phases. I did it for a week, lost 13 lbs. I was so motivated and jazzed that I stuck with it until I lost 30 lbs in five weeks, which I've managed to keep off up to today. I'm a manageable steady 190 lbs now. This made me an evangelist. Carbs are truly the key. The greatest thing about the diet is you eat as much as you want and you're never hungry. You just have to stick to the permitted foods. My daughter just lost 25 lbs, and her mother in law dropped 40, all using this diet. Hunger kills diets. With this one, you're never hungry. It works. *rant off*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2018 07:20 PM (CSNuj)

599 Holy crap. Well in my defense I don't pay much attention to South America cause the whole continent is pretty much a shithole.

Didn't notice they used the silhouette of Africa.

I can't dis them for that cause I missed it too.

Posted by: jakee308 at July 20, 2018 07:22 PM (c02Xt)

600 Should've left it to the guy doing it. Unless that's actually what he wanted to say. I've never looked it up to find out. [snip] Posted by: jakee308 at July 21, 2018 12:10 AM (c02Xt) Ho-leee Shit! This is Awesome! Look at this!!! I can jump like a hundred fuckin' feet!!!

Posted by: N. Armstrong at July 20, 2018 07:22 PM (fYgcC)

601 591 Congratulations Mets fans on the victory over the Evil Empire of the Yankees! Posted by: NLB fans everywhere at July 21, 2018 12:17 AM (rSIQt) Thanks for this grossly off topic post, which saved me from watching the end of this game, which I was watching time-shifting as we posted here. Hope your herpes flares up!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 07:22 PM (CLV0m)

602 ortuguese - aka, 'cork-farming, fish-canning has-beens'
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 21, 2018 12:15 AM (fA1SL)


Realistically, that would be "cork-farming, fish-canning never wuzzers."

Not that there's anything wrong with that. It's not given to every peoples - nor every individual - to matter.

Quite the contrary.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at July 21, 2018 12:19 AM (CLV0m)


you farm one cork and get branded for life!  Seems a good gig though. They call the rest of us bark buyers.

Posted by: Quint at July 20, 2018 07:23 PM (n13/j)

603 Nope. I'm tired. Up all nite. Gonna check out. Think I'm punch drunk. Thx. Nite.

Posted by: Infidel on the phone aka nurse ratchet at July 20, 2018 07:24 PM (dGKUu)

604 596. True. How sad to be eclipsed by a buncha cattle-teasing, Flamenco dancing dagos.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 20, 2018 07:24 PM (fA1SL)

605 The Australians have a town named Eromanga. Which is Japanese for "porno mag". Posted by: mikeski at July 21, 2018 12:17 AM (P1f+c) And with enough toxin in just one Eromanga to kill seventy people, it is the most venomous porno mag town known to biologists.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2018 07:24 PM (y87Qq)

606 +500 in, and no one commenting on Guilfoyle planning to vacate the Leg Chair at Fox, in order to cavort the country with Don Jr., in the mid-term campaigns? Wonder if she'll swing by to visit Miley and "the girls". ? Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX Posted by: Jim From what I've read it's not planning but she is already out. And yes her leg shots will be missed. But she was a treasure above the table too.

Posted by: X-ray at July 20, 2018 07:25 PM (YdakM)

607 Headline at Drudge: "Russian Robots In Space"!

I may upgrade my nic...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 20, 2018 07:26 PM (e9G8E)

608 you farm one cork and get branded for life! Posted by: Quint at July 21, 2018 12:23 AM (n13/j) Depends on where that cork's been.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 07:26 PM (CLV0m)

609 607. See? SMR sending robotic envoys in preparation for the return of their ancestors, the Ancient Slavonaut Overlords.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 20, 2018 07:27 PM (fA1SL)

610 333 Ah geez another victim of his own life Must be horrific to have a J.D. Learn another song A fool keeps tripping on things that are behind him Want to have a contest to see who's had shittier things happen to them- a fcuking whine -off???

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at July 20, 2018 07:27 PM (9TR2V)

611 Since I am feeling ranty, here's something that pissed me off today. My AC unit died. Blower motor and controller. About $700 wholesale, and the HVAC guy wants $1500 to do it. I am like eff that, I looked it up on Youtube, then took a look at it, it is literally plug and play, it don't take no GED to swap it out. So I call the supply houses and they won't sell me one. You have to be a licensed contractor to buy these things. Well, shit. Amazon had it, though. They will take my money. A bit more because third party and middleman markup and all that, but still saving a ton of money. Just have to wait, though. Looks like Wednesday it gets here. Hot.

Posted by: blaster at July 20, 2018 07:28 PM (DH5wZ)

612 610 Act in a manly fashion if only for your children dude

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at July 20, 2018 07:28 PM (9TR2V)

613 It's not a diet, I eat my normal foods. Portion controls, decisions and the realization it has to be a way of life.

I had to do something
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 21, 2018 12:09 AM (3Pma+)

--------


I did that for years, to absolutely no effect. Starve all week and lose two pounds. It's a total motivation killer.

Six years ago someone turned me onto the Dukan diet. Low carb, low fat, but in phases. I did it for a week, lost 13 lbs. I was so motivated and jazzed that I stuck with it until I lost 30 lbs in five weeks, which I've managed to keep off up to today. I'm a manageable steady 190 lbs now.

This made me an evangelist. Carbs are truly the key. The greatest thing about the diet is you eat as much as you want and you're never hungry. You just have to stick to the permitted foods. My daughter just lost 25 lbs, and her mother in law dropped 40, all using this diet.

Hunger kills diets. With this one, you're never hungry. It works.

*rant off*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2018 12:20 AM (CSNuj)


what sucks is booze is basically carbs and calories.   That can be hard to kick even if you are not "hungry".

Posted by: Quint at July 20, 2018 07:28 PM (n13/j)

614 MAxIE, go home, you're drunk.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2018 07:29 PM (6FqZa)

615 what sucks is booze is basically carbs and calories. That can be hard to kick even if you are not "hungry". Posted by: Quint at July 21, 2018 12:28 AM (n13/j) Bourbon neat or on the rocks. No carbs. Or drink the Val-U-Rite out of the bottle.

Posted by: blaster at July 20, 2018 07:30 PM (DH5wZ)

616 MAxIE, go home, you're drunk. Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 12:29 AM (6FqZa) Nobody's drunk compared to me! *hic*

Posted by: DistHillary at July 20, 2018 07:30 PM (M+sEY)

617 Only diet and fitness plan that worked for me was divorce. Lost a shit-ton of weight tye first year. Beans and rice, or rice and beans, once a day. Oh, and walking everywhere. I could whip my weight in wildcats 18 months into it.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 20, 2018 07:31 PM (fA1SL)

618 what sucks is booze is basically carbs and calories. That can be hard to kick even if you are not "hungry". Posted by: Quint at July 21, 2018 12:28 AM (n13/j) ------ Bingo. Limiting alcohol is, hands down, the toughest part of the diet. At least for me. But once you're maintaining your weight, you can drink moderately. I have two or three glasses of wine four nights a week and am still able to control my weight.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2018 07:31 PM (CSNuj)

619 Remember Night Flight on USA channel? Good stuff.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 07:31 PM (PUmDY)

620 My AC unit died. Blower motor and controller. About $700 wholesale, and the HVAC guy wants $1500 to do it. I am like eff that, I looked it up on Youtube, then took a look at it, it is literally plug and play, it don't take no GED to swap it out. So I call the supply houses and they won't sell me one. You have to be a licensed contractor to buy these things. Well, shit. Amazon had it, though. They will take my money. A bit more because third party and middleman markup and all that, but still saving a ton of money. Just have to wait, though. Looks like Wednesday it gets here. Hot. Posted by: blaster at July 21, 2018 12:28 AM (DH5wZ) Interesting, my brother. My (ancient) car's AC was wheezing, and only cooling to about 80 F. I topped off the refrigerant myself, and now it works great. I spent $10. My mechanic charges $100.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 07:31 PM (CLV0m)

621 567 I remember thinking that they ruined it by scripting his first words on the moon. Or at least it sounded scripted. Should've left it to the guy doing it. Unless that's actually what he wanted to say. I've never looked it up to find out. And BTW that skill and manufacturing base was stolen by China and the enabling traitors of the globalists here when they signed NAFTA. Posted by: jakee308 at July 21, 2018 12:10 AM (c02Xt) I think Armstrong came up with that on his own. Never heard anything about working on it ahead of time, except maybe some discussion on what he should say.

Posted by: buzzion at July 20, 2018 07:32 PM (cAnNx)

622 Beer=Liquid Bread

Posted by: Surfperch at July 20, 2018 07:32 PM (M+sEY)

623 Bourbon neat or on the rocks. No carbs. Or drink the Val-U-Rite out of the bottle. Posted by: blaster Isn't alcohol a concentrated form of sugar?

Posted by: X-ray at July 20, 2018 07:33 PM (YdakM)

624 619. Gilbert Gottfried - Up All Night Commander USA's Groovy Movies Also good.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 20, 2018 07:33 PM (fA1SL)

625 584 578. Portuguese - aka, 'cork-farming, fish-canning has-beens' With some very well educated, very lovely ladies who deeply appreciate respect, monogamy, and a western passport who will indeed love you life time...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at July 20, 2018 07:33 PM (AyGZp)

626 My (ancient) car's AC was wheezing, and only cooling to about 80 F. I topped off the refrigerant myself, and now it works great. I spent $10. My mechanic charges $100. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at July 21, 2018 12:31 AM (CLV0m) Nobody blinks an eye if you buy parts to work on your car. But your house? Clutch the pearls. I mean we only have whole Big Box stores devoted to DIY. Sell me a damn electric motor.

Posted by: blaster at July 20, 2018 07:34 PM (DH5wZ)

627 623. Close. It metabolizes into glucose, water, and CO2.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 20, 2018 07:34 PM (fA1SL)

628 622 Beer=Liquid Bread Posted by: Surfperch at July 21, 2018 12:32 AM (M+sEY) https://youtu.be/yzcEG_JoVuo

Posted by: buzzion at July 20, 2018 07:34 PM (cAnNx)

629 Question for the Horde: How much do you think a 10' long 2x4 would cost?

Posted by: Surfperch at July 20, 2018 07:35 PM (M+sEY)

630 67 I remember thinking that they ruined it by scripting his first words on the moon. Or at least it sounded scripted. "One small step for man, one giant step for ... the white man. Fuck everybody else, who couldn't possibly have done this."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 07:35 PM (CLV0m)

631 629 Question for the Horde: How much do you think a 10' long 2x4 would cost? Posted by: Surfperch at July 21, 2018 12:35 AM (M+sEY) --------- $857.24

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2018 07:35 PM (CSNuj)

632 Isn't alcohol a concentrated form of sugar? Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 12:33 AM (YdakM) Chemically it is different. Most liquors are zero carb. It's all the sweet stuff we mix it in that gets you. Beer though.

Posted by: blaster at July 20, 2018 07:36 PM (DH5wZ)

633 Bourbon neat or on the rocks. No carbs.

Or drink the Val-U-Rite out of the bottle.
Posted by: blaster


Isn't alcohol a concentrated form of sugar?

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 12:33 AM (YdakM)


it is a denatured (not sure if that is the right word) type of sugar.  It is what the yeast poops out after consuming sugar.  Blaster is right about booze alone  being low carb.  But when people who drink a lot give it up, they often crave sugar to make up for it.  I think GWB talked about this, he craved soda after dropping the booze

Posted by: Quint at July 20, 2018 07:36 PM (n13/j)

634 possible that bread was first discovered after beer was. Certainly the leavened bread came after beer. The first thing people do with grain is mash it up, and they take the inedible bits out of it. I suspect porridge was the first consumable made from grains. Since porridge has sugars, at some point it fermented and... beer.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2018 07:36 PM (6FqZa)

635 629 Question for the Horde: How much do you think a 10' long 2x4 would cost? $6.49

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at July 20, 2018 07:37 PM (AyGZp)

636 I think Armstrong came up with that on his own. Never heard anything about working on it ahead of time, except maybe some discussion on what he should say. Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 12:32 AM (cAnNx) I think you're right, it was all Armstrong. There was also a story a few years back about some audio engineers who went over the recordings and determined that he'd said "one small step for A man", like he always claimed, which makes more sense than the "one small step for man" that everyone heard (the signal was flaky and dropped a syllable).

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2018 07:37 PM (y87Qq)

637 629. Dunno. Had a house with 10 foot ceilings. If I ever build a house again, I'm going with 10 foot ceilings. Made a world of difference.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 20, 2018 07:37 PM (fA1SL)

638 How much do you think a 10' long 2x4 would cost? $6.47 at HD

Posted by: blaster at July 20, 2018 07:38 PM (DH5wZ)

639 The first thing people do with grain is mash it up, and they take the inedible bits out of it. I suspect porridge was the first consumable made from grains. Since porridge has sugars, at some point it fermented and... beer. ------- Red beer aged in sarcophagi is best, or so I've heard.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2018 07:39 PM (CSNuj)

640 Only diet and fitness plan that worked for me was divorce. Lost a shit-ton of weight tye first year. Beans and rice, or rice and beans, once a day. Oh, and walking everywhere. I could whip my weight in wildcats 18 months into it. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 21, 2018 12:31 AM (fA1SL) -------------- True story: My Doc was concerned about just about every level of testing that there was. This was in November, 2010. I moved out in December of that year. Went back in May, to have levels checked again. All of them normal. Doc: What did you do?! Me: I lost 230 lbs. In one day. Took him a minute, but het got it, and laughed his ass off.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 20, 2018 07:39 PM (+1YDx)

641 636 I think Armstrong came up with that on his own. Never heard anything about working on it ahead of time, except maybe some discussion on what he should say. Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 12:32 AM (cAnNx) I think you're right, it was all Armstrong. There was also a story a few years back about some audio engineers who went over the recordings and determined that he'd said "one small step for A man", like he always claimed, which makes more sense than the "one small step for man" that everyone heard (the signal was flaky and dropped a syllable). Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 12:37 AM (y87Qq) We beamed a radio signal from the fucking moon that the entire world got to hear. Not bad that you just couldn't make out the "a"

Posted by: buzzion at July 20, 2018 07:39 PM (cAnNx)

642 So, nurse ratchet had to sign dad into hospice this evening. Modem came for his house. Cant get to work. Need help. Does it matter what slot cat 6 is in modem. Never been internet in this. If the slots are numbered, use the lower number. i.e. Use 1 and leave 2 open ...

Posted by: Adriane the political Elite Critic ... at July 20, 2018 07:39 PM (AoK0a)

643 Keep me away from beam auctions. I'd be a sucker.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2018 07:40 PM (CSNuj)

644 it always sounded like 'one small step furraman' to me. A Brit would have clipped his syllables and spoken his line with clarity.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2018 07:40 PM (6FqZa)

645 One Small Step, Dutch style: https://youtu.be/OWx8V4I8sis

Posted by: mikeski at July 20, 2018 07:40 PM (P1f+c)

646 Dunno. Had a house with 10 foot ceilings. If I ever build a house again, I'm going with 10 foot ceilings. Made a world of difference. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 21, 2018 12:37 AM (fA1SL) Pro tip: if you do that, it's worth springing for 10 foot walls too. You'd think the ceilings are the important bit and you could save a buck on the walls, but it's not worth it.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2018 07:40 PM (y87Qq)

647 I think Armstrong came up with that on his own. Never heard anything about working on it ahead of time, except maybe some discussion on what he should say. Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 12:32 AM (cAnNx) Please. You seriously think he said that extemoraneously? Left to his devices, he'd probably have said something closer to my #630.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 07:41 PM (CLV0m)

648 646. This is sound construction advice.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 20, 2018 07:41 PM (fA1SL)

649 Red beer aged in sarcophagi is best, or so I've heard. The Egyptians knew how to build an expensive boondoggle to last.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2018 07:41 PM (6FqZa)

650 Milwaukee is fun, but they do brandy Old Fashioneds.wth?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 07:42 PM (PUmDY)

651 629 Question for the Horde:
How much do you think a 10' long 2x4 would cost?
Posted by: Surfperch at July 21, 2018 12:35 AM (M+sEY)



Less than $6 at Lowes.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at July 20, 2018 07:43 PM (FTXAT)

652 Thanks for the answers, Horde. I'll explain why I needed it once my 'project' is complete.

Posted by: Surfperch at July 20, 2018 07:43 PM (M+sEY)

653 597 Driving west out of Maryland to WV, we topped "Negro Mountain." I am surprised the world has not yet lost its shit about that. Posted by: blaster
No one drives on I-68, thats why. I do recommend driving it. A pretty drive through the mountains.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 20, 2018 07:43 PM (pY+s4)

654 When my kids (both girls) were still living at my house. I would make them be my tool runners when fixing things. I got a big Daddy proud moment when the one daughter explained to her male cousin how to fix his furnace. Simple problem/fix. But it proved my being a dick making them stand there and watch shit getting done had value.

Posted by: X-ray at July 20, 2018 07:43 PM (YdakM)

655 ssible that bread was first discovered after beer was. Certainly the leavened bread came after beer.

The first thing people do with grain is mash it up, and they take the inedible bits out of it. I suspect porridge was the first consumable made from grains. Since porridge has sugars, at some point it fermented and... beer.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 12:36 AM (6FqZa)


Yeah it is human nature.  Also it is easier to transport and to keep from going bad.  Apples were pretty much only used to make strong cider until prohibition, no other good use for them.  And "grape juice" didn't really  exist until temperance and some religious awakenings.

Posted by: Quint at July 20, 2018 07:43 PM (n13/j)

656 Isn't alcohol a concentrated form of sugar? Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 12:33 AM (YdakM) No. Sugar is a carbohydrate, i.e., of the formula (CH2O)x. Ethanol is not.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 07:44 PM (CLV0m)

657 Wood alcohol, now that's where the thrill is.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2018 07:46 PM (CSNuj)

658 654 When my kids (both girls) were still living at my house. I would make them be my tool runners when fixing things. I got a big Daddy proud moment when the one daughter explained to her male cousin how to fix his furnace. Simple problem/fix. But it proved my being a dick making them stand there and watch shit getting done had value. Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 12:43 AM (YdakM) You weren't being a dick: you were being a man. I've done that with my boys. Hell, I did it TODAY in showing them how to top it the refrigerant in car's AC system.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 07:46 PM (CLV0m)

659 That 2"x4"x10' could cost a little or a lot. Yellow, or white pine? #1 Stud, or #2 Lumber? (heaven forbid on a 10' long specimen)... Stain Grade? Pressure Treated, Ground Contact? The ratings, they matter. What'cha gonna use it FOR? That'll determine your specifications. And that'll then determine your cost. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 20, 2018 07:46 PM (QzJWU)

660 Quint: fungus is a thing, re transporting grain. They're saying some fungus is good for you, and that it might have protected the old Pueblo Indians from pellagra. Ergot... is NOT good for you. And if you're transporting the grain during the Copper Age, it's not like you always got to choose what invasive parasites hitched a ride on the caravan.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2018 07:47 PM (6FqZa)

661 Where does I 68 go through?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 07:47 PM (PUmDY)

662 Speaking of space, my phone just flipped its shit. First it popped up a notification and tentatively asked "hey... are you going to work or something?* not much traffic, just FYI. Also here are walking directions, because you're doing 4mph." and then the shopping list popped up because I'm apparently at Kroger.** What the hell, GPS. Where's that "so it begins" guy? * I am not. ** It's about 550yd that way *points*

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2018 07:49 PM (y87Qq)

663 What'cha gonna use it FOR? That'll determine your specifications. And that'll then determine your cost. Posted by: Jim at July 21, 2018 12:46 AM (QzJWU) I just need one to prop open the attic door so I can cool down the house faster at night.

Posted by: Surfperch at July 20, 2018 07:49 PM (M+sEY)

664 (heaven forbid on a 10' long specimen) Posted by: Jim at July 21, 2018 12:46 AM (QzJWU) Space-man?

Posted by: Lyndon Johnson at July 20, 2018 07:50 PM (y87Qq)

665 The Portos were the world's greatest navigators;  had a sun table for figuring north, when the magnetic compass was still in beta test mode.  Mapped all the way around Africa, set up the Indies passage -- in short, the Itals and Spaniards flat looked up to 'em, and even ran to Popie to demarcate the West so Portugal wouldn't grab it all. 

One frickin' planet-cracker earthquake, and everything goes to shit.

"We" went to the Moon, 40 years ago.  And sit here laughing at the Portos.
Wishing for the British system, to have the government keep more people out of college.

Posted by: Stringer Davis [/i][/b] at July 20, 2018 07:50 PM (8ZmvG)

666 BHAHAHAHA

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2018 07:51 PM (6FqZa)

667 663. Noice. I had a frame made up to hold a boxfan in the attic access door. Open the windows, turn on the fan - bam! Poor man's whole-house fan.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 20, 2018 07:51 PM (fA1SL)

668 just need one to prop open the attic door so I can cool down the house faster at night. ------- A can of soup will work for this. Try tomato bisque.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2018 07:51 PM (CSNuj)

669 I just need one to prop open the attic door so I can cool down the house faster at night. Posted by: Surfperch -------------- You're gonna need a permit for that, a licensed contractor, and of course, it must be inspected.

Posted by: Municipal Government at July 20, 2018 07:53 PM (xSo9G)

670 Ummm ... no. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at July 20, 2018 11:29 PM (CLV0m) I got trained to run the Baroid BLS 2000 computerized logging system, and the heart of it was a 16k single-board computer which was the same as used on the Apollo spacecraft. Your interface with it was by means of a teletype. Code "100" was hole depth; and "101" was bit depth, IIRC.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2018 07:53 PM (bNb8V)

671 ... I just need one to prop open the attic door so I can cool down the house faster at night. Posted by: Surfperch at July 21, 2018 12:49 AM (M+sEY) Sounds like you're gonna try to prop up the attic door from below, then? Tricky to do, and risky if the dog or kid or you "bump" into that 10' long prop, and everything slams downwards. Have you considered a length of 1/4" nylon line, tied up to a rafter in the attic, and holding the attic door open under TENSION, rather than the 2"x4" holding it upon under COMPRESSION? The tension solution will be far safer and more secure. And cheaper, in the bargain. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 20, 2018 07:53 PM (QzJWU)

672 Two types of countries: those that use the metric system, and those that go to the Moon.

Posted by: blaster at July 20, 2018 07:54 PM (DH5wZ)

673 A can of soup will work for this. Try tomato bisque. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2018 12:51 AM (CSNuj) Not sure why, but this comment right here absolutely wrecked my shit. I can't breathe. I may have wet my couch.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2018 07:54 PM (y87Qq)

674 James Gunn has to beg for his next job and Trump is still POTUS. It may have been a bad week, but on the whole I still feel like we're winning.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at July 20, 2018 07:54 PM (F0Iqf)

675 Have you considered a length of 1/4" nylon line, tied up to a rafter in the attic, and holding the attic door open under TENSION, rather than the 2"x4" holding it upon under COMPRESSION? The tension solution will be far safer and more secure. -------- What luck. ACME has a special on these this week.

Posted by: The Coyote at July 20, 2018 07:55 PM (CSNuj)

676 A can of soup will work for this. Try tomato bisque. Posted by: Cicero If I want to cool down I usually chose a can of Beer.

Posted by: X-ray at July 20, 2018 07:55 PM (YdakM)

677 BTH, I really enjoyed being able to see star constellations there.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 07:56 PM (PUmDY)

678 Surfperch! Is your attic door like this one? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvWfbIe4X_4

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 20, 2018 07:56 PM (e9G8E)

679 I got trained to run the Baroid BLS 2000 computerized logging system, and the heart of it was a 16k single-board computer which was the same as used on the Apollo spacecraft. Your interface with it was by means of a teletype. Code "100" was hole depth; and "101" was bit depth, IIRC. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 12:53 AM (bNb8V) The point of course being ...

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 07:57 PM (CLV0m)

680 674 James Gunn has to beg for his next job and Trump is still POTUS. It may have been a bad week, but on the whole I still feel like we're winning. Posted by: Rusty Nail at July 21, 2018 12:54 AM (F0Iqf) --The Donald has been chillin' with the leader of the superpower with the next most nukes in the world, and making him feel less threatened. As a child of the hot tail end of the Cold War, I am cool with that.

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2018 07:59 PM (e7oj4)

681 661 Where does I 68 go through?
Hancock, Maryland to Morgantown, WV.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 20, 2018 07:59 PM (pY+s4)

682 A can of soup will work for this. Try tomato bisque. Posted by: Cicero ------- We still have a warehouse full of canned vichyssoise available. Cheap...really[[/i] cheap.

Posted by: Bon Vivant Soup Co. at July 20, 2018 08:00 PM (CDGwz)

683 Wishing for the British system, to have the government keep more people out of college. Posted by: Stringer Davis at July 21, 2018 12:50 AM (8ZmvG) Realistically, if high schools did their job, only the top 10% of students - decided on purely objective, i.e. test results, ground - should go to college. Everybody else is wasting his time, and/or degrading standards for what a college degree means.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 08:01 PM (CLV0m)

684 Posted by: Jim at July 21, 2018 12:53 AM (QzJWU) Thanks for the advice, Jim. My neighbor was the one who told me to use a 2x4 because he uses one too. I guess this advice will come in handy for him too.

Posted by: Surfperch at July 20, 2018 08:03 PM (M+sEY)

685 Sounds like you're gonna try to prop up the attic door from below, then? Tricky to do, and risky if the dog or kid or you "bump" into that 10' long prop, and everything slams downwards.--- You may be right he's holding it with a long 2x4 to the floor. I pictured it as a 2x4 across the joists to keep the attic door open. Since opening it just a little will help Though I may have missed the original post.

Posted by: X-ray at July 20, 2018 08:04 PM (YdakM)

686 "If high schools did their job."
Here we see the true madness of deeply American socialism.  You can't recognize it because you grew up in it.  High school, and universities, are just not a valid function of government.  Leads to fascim every damned time.  And yet we persist.

Posted by: Stringer Davis [/i][/b] at July 20, 2018 08:06 PM (8ZmvG)

687 Wishing for the British system, to have the government keep more people out of college.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at July 21, 2018 12:50 AM (8ZmvG)


No one is arguing for the British system here I think,  I know I never have.  They do send fewer to university for sure.  I am sure that is a result of high school test scores and also the fact that the education is mostly "free", aka paid by the government. 

I think most conservatives today see the problem with the way we did it in the 90s and early 2000s.  Back then the plan was to send virtually everyone to college.  The result was massive student loan debt, many people with majors that would not pay off later, and left wing indoctrination.
I think college has its role of course, and anyone who want's to go should have the opportunity.  But there are other options out of high school.  I think military service is a damn good option.  Also, there are trade and technical schools that will offer many a real chance to do well in this economy and possibly enjoy their work MORE than many college grads.  And those who choose the military or a technical school can still go to college when and if they need it to advance. 

I don't think the government should be picking and choosing with anyone.  The sooner we get them out of our daily lives, the better.

Posted by: Quint at July 20, 2018 08:06 PM (n13/j)

688 Aside from Africa being in the place of South America on that map, it also has two colors which aren't on the graph. What do they represent?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 20, 2018 08:07 PM (39g3+)

689 678 Surfperch! Is your attic door like this one? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvWfbIe4X_4 Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 21, 2018 12:56 AM (e9G8E) --I was thinking of the attic in The Exorcist.

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2018 08:08 PM (e7oj4)

690 Surfperch! Is your attic door like this one? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvWfbIe4X_4 Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 21, 2018 12:56 AM (e9G8E) Sadly, no. It opens up into the attic. I need to use a ladder to access the attic itself.

Posted by: Surfperch at July 20, 2018 08:09 PM (M+sEY)

691 I see the problem with Universities as federal grants. Kick that prop out and see how fast a lot of the fringe courses go the way of the dodo.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 20, 2018 08:09 PM (LOq4H)

692 Aside from Africa being in the place of South America on that map, it also has two colors which aren't on the graph. What do they represent? Posted by: Christopher R Taylor "Zero" and "negative one" species of perching birds, of course. The idea of -1 birds would still be only the fourth-stupidest thing on the map.

Posted by: mikeski at July 20, 2018 08:11 PM (P1f+c)

693 Realistically, if high schools did their job, only the top 10% of students - decided on purely objective, i.e. test results, ground - should go to college. Everybody else is wasting his time, and/or degrading standards for what a college degree means. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at July 21, 2018 01:01 AM (CLV0m) ----------- You may thank the Griggs vs. Duke Power decision for this. Prior to this, companies could use intelligence tests a measure of employability. Because "disparate impact, and all that. After that, a degree was the only unit they could measure.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 20, 2018 08:13 PM (+1YDx)

694 @ Surfperch. Your attic door opens up into the attic? My solution then, is the correct, and SAFE one, then. Only caution being... learn how to tie a proper bowline knot, first. Barring that, keep a very sharp knife handy to "untie" the random "other" knots that might be employed in securing said door. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 20, 2018 08:15 PM (QzJWU)

695 I bless the rains down in Africa South America, Gonna take some time to do the things we never had

Posted by: Toto at July 20, 2018 08:15 PM (M+sEY)

696 After many months of speculation, White House correspondent and CNN contributor April Ryan has revealed on Twitter that Eric Holder, Barack Obama's former attorney general, might run for president in 2020.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2018 08:15 PM (IqV8l)

697 Underground Garage has been promoting this like crazy... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=C1wHvHoP5xk

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 08:15 PM (PUmDY)

698 The idea of -1 birds would still be only the fourth-stupidest thing on the map. Posted by: mikeski at July 21, 2018 01:11 AM (P1f+c) i² = -1 birds.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2018 08:16 PM (y87Qq)

699 Last I checked North America wasn't connected to Africa. Posted by: Surfperch at July 21, 2018 12:17 AM (M+sEY) Well, it was, but not recently.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2018 08:16 PM (bNb8V)

700 No one is arguing for the British system here I think, I know I never have. They do send fewer to university for sure. I am sure that is a result of high school test scores and also the fact that the education is mostly "free", aka paid by the government. I argue for it, and have first hand experience with it. The harsh truth: 90% of people have no business in university. None. Zero. Zip. Nada. Think that's harsh? How many people have any business in professional baseball, football, or basketball?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 08:17 PM (CLV0m)

701 Birthday party is done. I will now tell boring stories about the emotional four year old. At least until next year.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at July 20, 2018 08:17 PM (hXGq0)

702 >>>what sucks is booze is basically carbs and calories. That can be hard to kick even if you are not "hungry". As a person who doesn't drink, not an issue I've cut way back on carbs, but have not eliminated them

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2018 08:19 PM (3Pma+)

703 Sadly, no. It opens up into the attic. I need to use a ladder to access the attic itself. Posted by: Surfperch You'll still need the ladder to put it in and take it out. But pretty any piece of scrap wood long enough to bridge the gap under the attic door would keep it open enough for air flow. If it doesn't have a hinge you may need 2 4x4s to keep the door up to get air flow.

Posted by: X-ray at July 20, 2018 08:19 PM (YdakM)

704 Not that there's anything wrong with that. It's not given to every peoples - nor every individual - to matter. Quite the contrary. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at July 21, 2018 12:19 AM (CLV0m) Portugal was pretty hot shit during the Age of Exploration. Vasco de Gama, first circumnavigation of the globe, for one.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2018 08:19 PM (bNb8V)

705 After many months of speculation, White House correspondent and CNN contributor April Ryan has revealed on Twitter that Eric Holder, Barack Obama's former attorney general, might run for president in 2020. Once the Dem field is set we'll see just how many former Obama-ites are trying to avoid prosecution via the run for president ruse.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at July 20, 2018 08:20 PM (hXGq0)

706 Once the Dem field is set we'll see just how many former Obama-ites are trying to avoid prosecution via the run for president ruse If only the DOJ had the same sense of purpose for dems....sigh

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 20, 2018 08:23 PM (LOq4H)

707 Milady and I watching vids in the evenings really cuts into my ONTtime. Left off reading at comment #135 (We're going back to the moon) and last refresh took me to #695. what could possibly have been commented in the 560-comment interim that I can't live without? AoSHQOCD kicks in: GOTTA READ 'EM ALL. * self-medicating drink! * Hi.

Posted by: mindful webworker - back for a bit or a byte or a pterodactyl at July 20, 2018 08:23 PM (macz7)

708 Portugal was pretty hot shit during the Age of Exploration. Vasco de Gama, first circumnavigation of the globe, for one. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 01:19 AM (bNb8V) Yep. So there's one.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 08:23 PM (CLV0m)

709 Your attic door opens up into the attic? My solution then, is the correct, and SAFE one, then. Only caution being... learn how to tie a proper bowline knot, first. Barring that, keep a very sharp knife handy to "untie" the random "other" knots that might be employed in securing said door. Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX Posted by: Jim at July 21, 2018 01:15 AM (QzJWU) Got it Jim. I guess I'll check out nylon line at HD tomorrow.

Posted by: Surfperch at July 20, 2018 08:23 PM (M+sEY)

710 The harsh truth: 90% of people have no business in university. None. Zero. Zip. Nada.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at July 21, 2018 01:17 AM (CLV0m)

In a Heinlein novel, a future California awarded everyone a bachelor's degree on their 18th birthday, and forbade businesses from discriminating based on if they really earned the degree or not.

Posted by: Trying to lurk more at July 20, 2018 08:24 PM (6Imt6)

711 No one is arguing for the British system here I think, I know I never have. They do send fewer to university for sure. I am sure that is a result of high school test scores and also the fact that the education is mostly "free", aka paid by the government.

I argue for it, and have first hand experience with it.

The harsh truth: 90% of people have no business in university. None. Zero. Zip. Nada.

Think that's harsh? How many people have any business in professional baseball, football, or basketball?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at July 21, 2018 01:17 AM (CLV0m)


Yeah, that is what started the argument I guess.  It is two sides of the same coin but people look at it differently.  I agree fewer should be going to college for a traditional liberal arts education or to study engineering etc. I agree with that.

 

Yet I also believe that the government should not be deciding who should get into college. Just like I believe they should not be involved in our health care. 


I say get the gov out of college and let the market forces work.  Yes, fewer should go to traditional college, there are other options, many better for the individual and the economy.

Posted by: Quint at July 20, 2018 08:24 PM (n13/j)

712 Portugal was pretty hot shit during the Age of Exploration. Vasco de Gama, first circumnavigation of the globe, for one. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 01:19 AM (bNb8V) --FWIW, more people speak Portuguese than French, German, or Russian.

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2018 08:25 PM (e7oj4)

713 I thought Magellon was first....

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at July 20, 2018 08:25 PM (LOq4H)

714 Portugal was pretty hot shit during the Age of Exploration. Vasco de Gama, first circumnavigation of the globe, for one. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 01:19 AM (bNb8V) Yep. So there's one. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at July 21, 2018 01:23 AM (CLV0m) --------- It also got half of the New World. Not too shabby for a tiny country whose biggest export was corks for French wine bottles.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2018 08:26 PM (CSNuj)

715 Milady and I watching vids in the evenings really cuts into my ONTtime. ---- Sucks to be you mister humblebrag sitting next to a real woman.

Posted by: X-ray at July 20, 2018 08:26 PM (YdakM)

716 Raspberry Beret is an insanely great song.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 08:26 PM (PUmDY)

717 I personally think the Brits are better because they don't try to steer everyone too college.  --posted by Quint

Certainly you must know what the "A-levels" are, and how it is that they don't "steer everyone too college."  You said this, and when it pissed me off and I started to mock you for it, you started saying that you never said it. Well right there it is. 

Posted by: Stringer Davis [/i][/b] at July 20, 2018 08:28 PM (8ZmvG)

718 Bertram Cabot, Jr. #696: After many months of speculation, White House correspondent and CNN contributor April Ryan has revealed on Twitter that Eric Holder, Barack Obama's former attorney general, might run for president in 2020. Weiner/Holder 2020! Because Manliness Counts™

Posted by: mindful webworker - Stormy/Waters 2020 at July 20, 2018 08:28 PM (macz7)

719 It also got half of the New World. Not too shabby for a tiny country whose biggest export was corks for French wine bottles.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2018 01:26 AM (CSNuj)


they punched above their weight for sure.  If their army matched their navy, it would have been something.

Posted by: Quint at July 20, 2018 08:28 PM (n13/j)

720 It also got half of the New World. Not too shabby for a tiny country whose biggest export was corks for French wine bottles. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2018 01:26 AM (CSNuj) --Portugal got a hold of *the Spice*!

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2018 08:28 PM (e7oj4)

721 Good ONT, Dave.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 20, 2018 08:29 PM (H80UQ)

722 Yeah, that is what started the argument I guess. It is two sides of the same coin but people look at it differently. I agree fewer should be going to college for a traditional liberal arts education or to study engineering etc. I agree with that. Yet I also believe that the government should not be deciding who should get into college. Just like I believe they should not be involved in our health care. I say get the gov out of college and let the market forces work. Yes, fewer should go to traditional college, there are other options, many better for the individual and the economy. Posted by: Quint at July 21, 2018 01:24 AM (n13/j) My criterion, pace Percy /Bridgman: if your ultimate source of employment does NOT involve your university study, then you wasted your time.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 08:32 PM (CLV0m)

723 Good Lord, out before the slap fights. Be well, all.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 20, 2018 08:32 PM (+1YDx)

724 East Timor is a relic of when Portugal controlled the Moluccas islands, the "Spice Islands" of yore, from where we originally enjoyed what we call pepper.

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2018 08:32 PM (e7oj4)

725 Got it Jim. I guess I'll check out nylon line at HD tomorrow. Posted by: Surfperch at July 21, 2018 01:23 AM (M+sEY) This is just to hold a door open against incidental drafts, yes? I don't see why paracord or even sturdy clothesline wouldn't work, as long as you've got a decent bowline and good anchor points. Unless, as is often the case, this is all really some kind of double-entendre that just went way over my head.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2018 08:33 PM (y87Qq)

726 Good Lord, out before the slap fights. Be well, all. Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 01:32 AM (+1YDx) -------- Where are you going? I was going to make espresso.

Posted by: The Blind Hermit at July 20, 2018 08:34 PM (CSNuj)

727 lin-duh -- best for the new kitteh. Russian blue always has that white splotch somewhere down the belly and, as you will notice, they are gingers (just look at the coat in sunlight).
And is it true that golden retrievers are the most naturally happy of all dogs? They are featured in commercials for that alone I guess.
At someone's home some time ago, the resident elder goldie sidled up and started to just lean on me. The owner's/feeder's remarked, Katie likes you.
I think suredly the emotions about departed pets is always offset by the joys (the plethora of crazy goodness) of having been blessed to have them present as our various lives go rolling by.

Posted by: micky at July 20, 2018 08:35 PM (M2T30)

728 they punched above their weight for sure. If their army matched their navy, it would have been something. Posted by: Quint at July 21, 2018 01:28 AM (n13/j) If the Queen had balls, she'd be the King.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 08:36 PM (CLV0m)

729 shit.

Resident 3v1L told me over dinner that she got fired today...

which means that, until she gets a new one, she's going to be screwing up my daytime lifestyle during the w*rk week.

not to mention cutting into my ONT time.

everyone pray she gets a new j*b stat!

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at July 20, 2018 08:36 PM (kb/by)

730 Sorry, red. What sort of work does she do?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2018 08:37 PM (y87Qq)

731 "And is it true that golden retrievers are the most naturally happy of all dogs?"
They are sweethearts.  So are labs, but labs, in my experience, are more manic and hyper than Goldens.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 20, 2018 08:37 PM (H80UQ)

732 I personally think the Brits are better because they don't try to steer everyone too college. --posted by Quint

Certainly you must know what the "A-levels" are, and how it is that they don't "steer everyone too college." You said this, and when it pissed me off and I started to mock you for it, you started saying that you never said it. Well right there it is.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at July 21, 2018 01:28 AM (8ZmvG)


No.  Your mocking did not affect me at all.  I thought it odd, but it is the internet I guess.  I get on well with most.  If trying to understand your point is a weakness in your view, so be it.

I never saw what started the conversation so there is that.  I did not read anything other than the post I responded to.  I do believe the UK is right to send a smaller percentage of high school grads to college.  Whether that is done by the government deciding who is worthy or not, it makes sense to have fewer in traditional universities compared to what we have tried in recent decades.   I also believe anyone who wants to go to college should have the chance based on their ability to handle the course load.

I am not sure who you think supports a a higher percentage of college students in America.  I don't see that as a strong opinion in conservative circles.  I think a lot of young people are realizing now that that there are better options, better alternatives to gender studies studies (not a typo).


Get over it or not, but I have said my piece on this boring subject.

Posted by: Quint at July 20, 2018 08:39 PM (n13/j)

733 Big Bone Lick State Park.  Kentucky.  On Beaver Road.

Posted by: NC Ref at July 20, 2018 08:40 PM (pAx+1)

734 665---Posted by: Stringer Davis at July 21, 2018 12:50 AM (8ZmvG) --------------------- Bullseye re Portugal. But as for the government keeping more people out of college, I don't believe anyone really suggested that. The point is that government and the education complex (BIRM) relentlessly push kids to go to college, especially 4-yr schools, when there are other, often better options.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 20, 2018 08:40 PM (0jtPF)

735 696 After many months of speculation, White House correspondent and CNN contributor April Ryan has revealed on Twitter that Eric Holder, Barack Obama's former attorney general, might run for president in 2020. Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr
Bless his heart.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 20, 2018 08:40 PM (pY+s4)

736 Certainly you must know what the "A-levels" are, and how it is that they don't "steer everyone too college." You said this, and when it pissed me off and I started to mock you for it, you started saying that you never said it. Well right there it is. Posted by: Stringer Davis at July 21, 2018 01:28 AM (8ZmvG) Trust me, for reasons that I am not willing to divulge here. I am more familiar with "A-levels" than you can imagine.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 08:41 PM (CLV0m)

737 A Degree War, Horde. Indulge me here, if you will? I'd like to restrict this inquiry to those who have read of my comments for more than the past few weeks. Fair enough? Award to me, if you will, a degree. In any discipline. To any level. Many of you have read from me here, for more than a decade, now. To some, I've made some sense, and to others, I've been but an enigma. Matters not. Assign to me the accreditation, as you will. I await your condemnation, or ??? Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 20, 2018 08:42 PM (QzJWU)

738 And is it true that golden retrievers are the most naturally happy of all dogs? No idea, but mine sure was. And put up with a lot of abuse from the now four year old "grandkid" without so much as a nip.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at July 20, 2018 08:44 PM (hXGq0)

739 Went to ASL, never understood a levels

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 08:44 PM (PUmDY)

740 733 Big Bone Lick State Park. Kentucky. On Beaver Road. Posted by: NC Ref at July 21, 2018 01:40 AM (pAx+1) I-75 in Michigan. Exit 69: Big Beaver Road.

Posted by: buzzion at July 20, 2018 08:45 PM (cAnNx)

741 738 And is it true that golden retrievers are the most naturally happy of all dogs? ------- Maybe. But avoid dingos if you have a baby.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2018 08:45 PM (CSNuj)

742 The Moon Landing's an important anniversary. But an even more important anniversary is it's the 150th Anniversary of the Golden Retriever. https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydc67x49 Forget 101 Dalmatians! Sea of 361 Golden Retrievers floods the Scottish manor where the first four puppies (the ancestors of them all) were bred 150 years ago Forget 101 dalmatians. For a gathering of adorable dogs, nothing quite beats 361 golden retrievers. Yesterday the much-loved breed was celebrated at Guisachan House in Tomich, Inverness-shire. The golden retriever was first bred on the estate in the 19th century by estate owner Lord Tweedmouth. Members of the Golden Retriever Club of Scotland (GRCS) staged the club's Highland gathering at Guisachan to mark the breed's 150th anniversary. The task of bringing together so many dogs - and ensuring they all went home with the right owner - fell to chairman Doreen McGugan. She said: 'The 150th has been a roaring success. We've gone from 188 golden retrievers at the 2006 gathering, 222 in 2016, to 361 today. We've beaten our record on the big anniversary.' The breed was developed to retrieve downed game from both water and land. Further down on that link: How a litter of four golden pups gave birth to one of the world's most loved dog breeds When a 19th century lord noted in his stud book that a mix between a yellow Wavy-coated Retriever and a rare Tweed Water Spaniel had delivered four puppies - little did he know he had just recorded the birth of the world's most beloved dog breed. --SNIP-- Considering the lovable nature of Golden Retrievers, I can see where going home with the right person might be a problem. 'Food? You have food? I'll go with you then.' The kerchiefs with the name were a smart idea.

Posted by: RickZ at July 20, 2018 08:46 PM (8lsuS)

743 More proof that Disney doesn't have a fucking clue on what to do with Star Wars. They're bringing back Clone Wars.

Posted by: buzzion at July 20, 2018 08:47 PM (cAnNx)

744 'French to men. Italian to women. Latin to G-d; German to my horse.'

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2018 08:47 PM (6FqZa)

745 I will now tell boring stories about the emotional four year old. As long as none of them start with 'Rainbow Child Oregon', it should be good ...

Posted by: Adriane the Pop Psychology Critic ... at July 20, 2018 08:49 PM (AoK0a)

746 738 And is it true that golden retrievers are the most naturally happy of all dogs? No idea, but mine sure was. And put up with a lot of abuse from the now four year old "grandkid" without so much as a nip. Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at July 21, 2018 01:44 AM (hXGq0) They're happy boys, and girls, and love people. The late beloved Bud to use to wag furiously when he said children 100 yards away.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 20, 2018 08:49 PM (CLV0m)

747 I don't think there are any unhappy dogs.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 08:49 PM (PUmDY)

748 Well, time to call it a night.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2018 08:51 PM (bNb8V)

749 747 I don't think there are any unhappy dogs. Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 01:49 AM (PUmDY) --------- Pluto resented being owned by a rodent.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2018 08:51 PM (CSNuj)

750 Lancelot, AOP ...

Posted by: Adriane the Pop Psychology Critic ... at July 20, 2018 08:52 PM (AoK0a)

751 Magellan was Portuguese, right? Magahlaes (with the tilde over the last "e" that I can't do here). So was Cabrillo, who (as a contractor to Cortez/Spain) was the first Euro in what is now San Diego. Joao Rogrigues Cabrilho. Surprised there are more Portuguese speakers than French speakers - obviously Brazil is most of that.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 20, 2018 08:53 PM (QDnY+)

752 I don't think there are any unhappy dogs. Posted by: Cosmic Charlie Hope For Paws ... youtube channel ... 99.99 happy endings.

Posted by: Adriane the Pop Psychology Critic ... at July 20, 2018 08:53 PM (AoK0a)

753 That is how I heard it.  Golden Retrievers are the best with families.  That can be translated to happiness but probably a rambunctious lab or working dog is just as happy when doing their thing like retrieving a duck or herding sheep.

Posted by: Quint at July 20, 2018 08:53 PM (n13/j)

754 699 Last I checked North America wasn't connected to Africa. Posted by: Surfperch at July 21, 2018 12:17 AM (M+sEY) Well, it was, but not recently. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon Not since Pangia... Which promptly became Laurasia and Gondwanaland.

Posted by: Permian and Triassic [i] at July 20, 2018 08:53 PM (rSIQt)

755 zzzzzzzzzzz Jim Sunk New Dawn Galveston, Tzzzzzzzzz

Posted by: Jim[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 20, 2018 08:54 PM (QzJWU)

756 I believe at the height of its power, in Portugal, smuggling a map of any part of the non-European world out of the country carried the death penalty. Probably the same for Spain at that time. Talk about information being power.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 20, 2018 08:56 PM (QDnY+)

757 Nah. What happened was that we as a country, as a species, lost it.

Our optimism.

The war on poverty was a symptom, not a cause. People like Jay here, why do we go out there when we can do stuff right here.

Yeah, we can just sit on the couch, can't we? The fuck would we go outside for?

We're living under the asymptote ( a line such that the distance between the curve and the line approaches zero as one or both of the x or y coordinates tends to infinity-Wiki).
Think back 49 years. We'd just landed on the moon. 24 years before that, we detonated an atom bomb. 42 years before that we flew for the first time. That's 3 monumental, earth shattering, life changing advances, in just a single human lifespan. Along the way we conquered polio, eradicated smallpox, got everybody a car and a TV, and created a standard of living for even the poorest that was better than kings had a century previous. Is it any wonder that we thought Buck Rogers and Star Trek was next?
But then a funny thing happened. The further along the X-axis we went, the flatter the progress curve got. Sure, the iPhone 10 is a marvel, but it's not world changing from the iPhone 1. Things have gotten better, faster and cheaper, but they're not dynamic, world changing events like the moon landing.
We lost our sense of wonder, and our shared ambition to do great things. We've become complacent and risk averse. (Why? Well, I think a large part of it, a huge part of it, is the explosion of government involvement in every bit of our lives. We've turned a nation of steely-eyed missile men with our eyes on the next horizon into a nation of pajama boys and special snowflakes. Winning the cold war also had a huge negative effect)
The point is, that's why I support things like NASA (a NASA with its eyes on the horizon, not one dedicated to diversity hiring and Muslim outreach). We need that ambition back, the burning desire to Do Great Things. As a people. As a nation.
And as a species. The opposite of dynamic growth is not the status quo. Status quo can't remain stagnant at a high level, it will always start regressing. The opposite of dynamic growth...
is death.



Posted by: Weirddave at July 20, 2018 08:56 PM (bQXMb)

758 744 'French to men. Italian to women. Latin to G-d; German to my horse.' Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 01:47 AM (6FqZa) ------------------------ Actually, it was Spanish to God. If you're talking about Charles V, that is.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 20, 2018 08:57 PM (0jtPF)

759 Posted by: Weirddave at July 21, 2018 01:56 AM (bQXMb) ------- Well said, and sobering. I grieve for what we've lost as a society, and I don't think we'll ever have it back.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2018 08:58 PM (CSNuj)

760 Goodnight all, thanks for the chat, happy weekend!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 20, 2018 08:59 PM (km8m2)

761 747 I don't think there are any unhappy dogs.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 01:49 AM (PUmDY)

It depends on their owners.  I've always thought if you're a dog you are either very lucky or incredibly unlucky - pit bulls with owners who mistreat them, dogs in countries where puppies are lunch - with little in between.  The idea that you have to pamper dogs with fancy organic meals and dog beds is rather silly.  The beloved mutt of my childhood got cheap dog food (and lot of snacks like liver delivered under the kitchen table), slept on the living room carpet and lived to 15.  She was happy and loved.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V sez don't you dare walk the damn pitcher at July 20, 2018 08:59 PM (H80UQ)

762 On that grim note, I'll sign off.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2018 09:00 PM (CSNuj)

763 That would have been of course Joao RoDrigues Cabrilho. One of the oddest regional language variations I've encountered is in Brazilian Portuguese, where initial "r" is pronounced "h" (double "rr", unstressed, also pronounced "h"). So yes, Rio sounds nothing like "Rio". Since unstressed "o" goes to "u", the phonetic is more like "heeyu", thus "heeyu d'zhaneiru" for Rio de Janeiro. In Portugal and Africa, on the other hand, the initial "r" is not just an "r" but it's a violently trilled "r".

Posted by: rhomboid at July 20, 2018 09:00 PM (QDnY+)

764 Margarita, thanks! I actually thought it was a Frederick The Great quote.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2018 09:01 PM (6FqZa)

765 Actually, it was Spanish to God. If you're talking about Charles V, that is. Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 21, 2018 01:57 AM (0jtPF) And gibberish to shiny pebbles and imaginary ducks, if you're talking about Charles II of Spain.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2018 09:02 PM (y87Qq)

766 If you love dogs, they love you back, unconditionally

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 09:03 PM (PUmDY)

767 Think back 49 years. We'd just landed on the moon. 24 years before that, we detonated an atom bomb. 42 years before that we flew for the first time. That's 3 monumental, earth shattering, life changing advances, in just a single human lifespan. Posted by: Weirddave at July 21, 2018 01:56 AM (bQXMb) Yep. My SiL's grandmother was one of those lifespans. Born in 1890 and died somewhere around 1980. She remembered them all right up to the end as she never developed dementia.

Posted by: RickZ at July 20, 2018 09:04 PM (8lsuS)

768 After Valkyrietag (July 20, today), for the first time, it became widespread practice for Wehrmacht officers to use the "Hilter salute" (arm outstretched), as opposed to the conventional salute. I think. For some reason, conspicuous displays of loyalty became a thing.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 20, 2018 09:06 PM (QDnY+)

769 To some, I've made some sense, and to others, I've been but an enigma.

Matters not.

Assign to me the accreditation, as you will.

I await your condemnation, or ???



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 21, 2018 01:42 AM (QzJWU)
---
binary confused flyboi/squid who occasionally shoots firearms. tobacco addict and sub-clinical alcoholic at the age of 29.

what do i win?

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at July 20, 2018 09:06 PM (kb/by)

770 who still, by his own account, still owes me $20 for his birfday gift.


Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at July 20, 2018 09:09 PM (kb/by)

771 and, you can tell i've had a few, because the words repeat themselves when they don't need to.

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at July 20, 2018 09:10 PM (kb/by)

772 My personal experience. Not crapping on cat people

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 09:13 PM (PUmDY)

773 757---...We need that ambition back, the burning desire to Do Great Things. As a people. As a nation. And as a species. The opposite of dynamic growth is not the status quo. Status quo can't remain stagnant at a high level, it will always start regressing. The opposite of dynamic growth... is death. Posted by: Weirddave at July 21, 2018 01:56 AM (bQXMb) --------------------------- Pfft. We don't even have children anymore. Are we still a people? A people has a culture. We used to have one, one derived from Britain and Western Europe. Hey, hey, ho, ho. Are we still a nation? Doubtful. A people with no children, no God, no proud tradition, no constitutional contract, no borders, etc., does not do great things. The best we can hope for is that the claws of government loosen enough to let individuals band together to do things on their own. But that's a long shot.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 20, 2018 09:22 PM (0jtPF)

774 Time is a stripper, doing it just for you is a nice lyric.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 09:22 PM (PUmDY)

775 Big Bone Lick State Park. Kentucky. On Beaver Road. Posted by: NC ----------- Lizard Lick, NC

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 20, 2018 09:25 PM (CDGwz)

776 Okay, that was a depressing comment. So here goes: Hillary Clinton will never be President of the United States! No matter what happens, we still have that.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 20, 2018 09:27 PM (0jtPF)

777 I don't think there are any unhappy dogs. Posted by: Cosmic Charlie ---------- Same damn thing I told the judge.

Posted by: Michael Vick at July 20, 2018 09:28 PM (CDGwz)

778 766 If you love dogs, they love you back, unconditionally Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 02:03 AM (PUmDY) -------- Bears, on the other hand, will either love you or eat you. Alas, but you only find out which at the last minute.

Posted by: Timothy Treadwell at July 20, 2018 09:29 PM (CSNuj)

779 Hillary Clinton will never be President of the United States! No matter what happens, we still have that. Posted by: Margarita DeVille ---------- Oddly, we owe that to Obama too. It's an ugly truth, but there it is.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 20, 2018 09:29 PM (CDGwz)

780 It   will   be   50  years ago   next  year    when   we  landed  on  the  moon  beating the Russians  to  the  prize  on   that  very   day  our   cat  on  that very  day had  three  kittens we  named  them  for  the astronuats they  were all  male

Posted by: Spurwing Plover at July 20, 2018 09:38 PM (FLiOE)

781 It  will    also be   50  years   ago  next  year when  Hurricane  Camile devestated  the  Gulf  States and   dumped  27 inches  of   rain  in  Virginia and  no one    was  bringing up this  Global Warming/Climate Change  poppycock

Posted by: Spurwing Plover at July 20, 2018 09:41 PM (FLiOE)

782 I'm back!

Posted by: Surfperch at July 20, 2018 09:43 PM (M+sEY)

783 It will also be 50 years ago next year when Hurricane Camile devestated the Gulf States and dumped 27 inches of rain in Virginia and no one was bringing up this Global Warming/Climate Change poppycock Posted by: Spurwing Plover ------------- I've been amused by recent storms, to the extent that Camille makes them look like pikers.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 20, 2018 09:44 PM (CDGwz)

784 779---Oddly, we owe that to Obama too. It's an ugly truth, but there it is. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2018 02:29 AM (CDGwz) --------------------------- Yep. Without him, she would have won in 2008. IMO. Of course, just as in 2016, I think we can still give HER most of the credit for her failures.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at July 20, 2018 09:46 PM (0jtPF)

785 Can't. Fucking. Sleep. Fuck my life.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2018 09:48 PM (NWiLs)

786 Can't. Fucking. Sleep.

Fuck my life.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 02:48 AM (NWiLs)



Time to smoke weed.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 20, 2018 10:00 PM (9Om/r)

787 Fuck my life. Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 02:48 AM (NWiLs) Look at the bright side: A least your fucking something. Better than fucking UP something. Unless we want to talk at Kama Sutra positions.

Posted by: RickZ at July 20, 2018 10:02 PM (8lsuS)

788 Juan Williams seems very not smart.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 10:14 PM (PUmDY)

789 It will also be 50 years ago next year when Hurricane Camile devestated the Gulf States and dumped 27 inches of rain in Virginia and no one was bringing up this Global Warming/Climate Change poppycock Posted by: Spurwing Plover What amazed me about Camille then, and still does actually, was the fact that it hit the Gulf coast but caused all sorts of flooding in Virginia. Camille has been designated The Great Richmond Flood of 1969. Living in Virginia at the time, I remember the pictures of the James River lapping over the bridge on I-95, a bridge which is quite high above the river. The flooding was incredible. I also remember the stories of morons (not the capitalized kind) holding hurricane parties in tall apartment/condo buildings on the Gulf Coast. Those parties ended in disaster as Camille flattened those buildings. When hours-long 150 m.p.h. plus winds and driving rain meets human construction, bet on Mother Nature.

Posted by: RickZ at July 20, 2018 10:14 PM (8lsuS)

790 Sad/Bad day is a nice song.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 10:27 PM (PUmDY)

791 Barbecue ads with drowning sauce suck.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 10:32 PM (PUmDY)

792 Insomniac, can't be that bad

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 10:41 PM (PUmDY)

793 Go Now is a really good song.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 10:48 PM (PUmDY)

794 Are you the only one here now, Cosmic Charlie?

Posted by: Surfperch at July 20, 2018 10:49 PM (M+sEY)

795 Can't. Fucking. Sleep. Fuck my life. Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 02:48 AM (NWiLs) Get a heavy workout in tomorrow.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 20, 2018 10:51 PM (rnAwa)

796 Probably

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 10:52 PM (PUmDY)

797 Can't. Fucking. Sleep. Fuck my life. Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 02:48 AM (NWiLs) Melatonin may help. If not there's a new wonder-drug called chloroform. /s

Posted by: Surfperch at July 20, 2018 10:53 PM (M+sEY)

798 https://youtu.be/4iRv5p4TyxY?t=12m20s Over the Edge. Dramatic video bit. Should cue up to 12m20s. For Insomniac. And others needing relaxation and ease...

Posted by: mindful webworker - sure now at July 20, 2018 10:55 PM (macz7)

799 Fuck my life. Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 02:48 AM (NWiLs) Right away, sir!

Posted by: The IRS at July 20, 2018 10:56 PM (M+sEY)

800 Surfperch, you seem rock.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 11:03 PM (gFFRx)

801 Kidding

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 11:04 PM (gFFRx)

802 SP, I think you may be a good person.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 11:16 PM (gFFRx)

803 Damn, I fell asleep in the middle of a perfectly good space discussion. Alcohol may have been involved. 426 Orion is making good progress. Ascent Abort 2 test flight is scheduled for next year and Exploration Mission 1 (unmanned Moon flyby) not long after that. Both vehicles are in testing now. After that is EM-2, which will be manned. Posted by: Mrs. Peel (who is a biomedical engineer) at July 20, 2018 11:32 PM (JPRju) The next Ice Age is also making good progress.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2018 11:17 PM (sdi6R)

804 *stares at phone clock* Is it really that late? I guess it's bedtime, 'night Horde. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FTQbiNvZqaY

Posted by: Surfperch at July 20, 2018 11:25 PM (M+sEY)

805 520 The space shuttle was to have been the work-truck for the space station, which was to have been the workyard for the ships to take us to Mars and beyond. We ended up with a rocket-powered pickup truck that we had to look for ways to use. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at July 20, 2018 11:59 PM (fA1SL) This.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2018 11:27 PM (sdi6R)

806 Sorry offended surfperch. Assholes are getting easier to spot

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 11:27 PM (gFFRx)

807 Sorry offended surfperch. Assholes are getting easier to spot Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 04:27 AM (gFFRx) I wasn't offended CC. I'm too tired to take offense (or really function at all). 'Night.

Posted by: Surfperch at July 20, 2018 11:33 PM (M+sEY)

808 "Giants co-owner Steve Tisch has gone on the record to urge President Donald Trump to leave the NFL alone" hehehahahahabwahahahahaha ...sniff...snort... hahahahahahaha hahahaahbwahhahahahaha hahaahahahahahahahaha... Steve Tisch pushes back against Donald Trump https://bit.ly/2uEmIE5 Apparently the only thing more incompetent that the America hating Communist Democrats is the America hating Communist NFL. #BoycottNFL

Posted by: Trigger Warning at July 20, 2018 11:34 PM (YRXy3)

809 God hates me.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2018 11:36 PM (NWiLs)

810 SP.. Good stuff for you

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2018 11:38 PM (gFFRx)

811 696 After many months of speculation, White House correspondent and CNN contributor April Ryan has revealed on Twitter that Eric Holder, Barack Obama's former attorney general, might run for president in 2020. Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 21, 2018 01:15 AM (IqV8l) Insert "He'll only die tired" joke here.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2018 11:42 PM (sdi6R)

812 Zod.

Posted by: Zod at July 20, 2018 11:48 PM (hgpSN)

813 799 Fuck my life. Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 02:48 AM (NWiLs) *Insert Stormy Daniels joke here*

Posted by: Trigger Warning at July 20, 2018 11:49 PM (YRXy3)

814 The Golden Road to Unlimited Scalp Weasels!

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at July 20, 2018 11:54 PM (fPTiZ)

815 Beaver.

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at July 21, 2018 12:00 AM (fPTiZ)

816 Sorry if I came across as a bit of an a**hole earlier. See ya tomorrow Horde.

Posted by: Surfperch at July 21, 2018 12:06 AM (M+sEY)

817 I think that's the Electric Avenue sign that I've passed multiple times on the way to State College, Pa. Always a laugh. Always have to ask the question to passengers, "Should we rock onto... Electric Avenue?"

Posted by: Forgot My Nic [/i] at July 21, 2018 12:18 AM (LOgQ4)

818 Didn't the guy who found Tuts tomb die from some ancient bacteria released from opening it or was that just a myth started regarding the curse?

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at July 21, 2018 12:20 AM (rdl6o)

819 One of NASA's greatest achievements was the New Horizons mission to Pluto. Back in the 1960s and 70s, the early planetary missions were launched in pairs in case one spacecraft failed, which often happened. There was only one New Horizons spacecraft. If it worked, great; if not, back to Square 1. New Horizons was launched in 2006. When it left Earth it was the fastest spacecraft ever launched. It flew past Jupiter to give it a gravitational assist, increasing its speed still further. It took NINE YEARS to reach Pluto. It was only a flyby mission. It would have needed a large engine and a large amount of fuel to slow down into orbit around Pluto, which it didn't carry. After nine long years of cruising through the cold blackness of interplanetary space, it approached Pluto in 2015. Here comes Pluto... We only have one chance... Get ready... Foop! It's gone. And it worked perfectly.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 12:21 AM (sdi6R)

820 Have to work today but wasn't going to get up for another half hour. Here I am

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 12:21 AM (pHfeF)

821 It's okay if every day is not the same . . . https://youtu.be/1LHbFnby8yc

Posted by: logprof at July 21, 2018 12:21 AM (e7oj4)

822 Sorry if I came across as a bit of an a**hole earlier.

See ya tomorrow Horde.

Posted by: Surfperch at July 21, 2018 05:06 AM (M+sEY)
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if you were. i missed it.

don't sweat the small shit.

and it is already tomorrow.

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at July 21, 2018 12:23 AM (fPTiZ)

823 I was old enough but decided to sleep through the lunar landing. Of course now get up in the middle of night to watch F-1 and realize sleep is over rated.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 12:24 AM (pHfeF)

824 Morning, Peeps

Posted by: fluffy at July 21, 2018 12:31 AM (cHbmY)

825 That KGB sidebar dealing is scary. So, congrats KGB on a job well done. Too bad your mind poison is spreading across the globe and will effect you as well.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 21, 2018 12:32 AM (G8WM+)

826 It's another beautiful sahara-like day here in ETEX. Projected 106 degrees with Southwest breeze at 9mph. But it's a warm breeze so we got that going for us. Hydrate!

Posted by: Eromero at July 21, 2018 12:40 AM (zLDYs)

827 and it is already tomorrow. Posted by: redc1c4 I thought that today was yesterdays tomorrow. I'm really confused. To the coffee machine!

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2018 12:42 AM (8ikIW)

828 Looks like the guy who funded (Lord Carnarvon) the Tut excavation died of an infected mosquito bite! Yikes! That had to be a pretty crummy way to die.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at July 21, 2018 12:43 AM (rdl6o)

829 Slap me, will you? I'll have my revenge.

Posted by: The mosquito at July 21, 2018 12:48 AM (sdi6R)

830 Swimming in red liquid? They were still alive? Maybe the red liquid is what Shillary drinks.

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2018 12:51 AM (8ikIW)

831 Mosquitos seem mildly bad this year, it has been a wet year. I try to keep water receptacles empty. My rain barrel is screened in and see there are none living it it.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 12:52 AM (pHfeF)

832 It just ain't good practice to mess with dead people. Only one person ever did it right. Jesus. And he had his FATHER's Pre-Ordained Approval. Ponder that and get back to me.

Posted by: Eromero at July 21, 2018 12:53 AM (zLDYs)

833 Let's hope Krak is up at dawn

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 12:56 AM (pHfeF)

834 Okay, dock Krak's pay

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2018 12:59 AM (8ikIW)

835 Krak has been released from the sarcophagus!! NOOD

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2018 01:00 AM (8ikIW)

836 Morning all. Just placed a grocery order. Just the basics, which should be enough to last almost 2 weeks. Sandwich stuff, chips on bogo, hot dogs, that kinda stuff. Gotta have it delivered, as I have no car. Things are getting truly scary here.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 01:04 AM (+1YDx)

837 morning y'all

Posted by: wing at July 21, 2018 01:07 AM (RSMz4)

838 Rough + Ready is not lewd. If you like "outdoors" it is a great place. Little cold in Winter. Lots of deplorable folk live there; so if you're one of my "betters" you may not like it! given its in NoCal that most folk there are proud to be deplorable may seem to Easterners strange. but I like it; and Im from SoCal. Also proud to be very deplorable

Posted by: Rodney Stanton at July 21, 2018 02:05 AM (YrusX)

839 Just... how did that map happen?

Posted by: DaveM at July 21, 2018 02:46 AM (WWC3Y)

840 Same here, WeirdDave. Mom sat me down (not quite 5 y.o.) in front of the TV to watch Neil Armstrong walk on the Moon. It's had an enormous impact on my life and the things I think about. Have a good Saturday. Cheers!

Posted by: Octothorpe at July 21, 2018 04:03 AM (0t0KK)

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