May 10, 2014

Overnight Open Thread (10 May 2014)
— CDR M

If the Yellowstone Caldera erupts, supposedly the U.S. has sooper sekrit contingency plans for Brazil, Australia, or Argentina. Hmmm. Not sure about Brazil or Argentina but dang, the ecosystem in Australia is killer. But the beaches are nice. I think I'd opt for Australia. A Guide To Japanese Toilets

Good Lord they have features. A Westerner's guide to Japanese toilets. They aren't cheap either.

The washlet's plethora of user settings focuses more on physics and chemistry than electronics. Toto's modern toilet bowls have a nanotech coating on the interior to defend against incidental stains and prevent waste from sticking to it long after you've flushed. The very latest models even partially electrolyze the flush water, which not only adds an antibacterial bonus to every flush, but also has a bleaching effect on urine stains. And some higher-end washlets pack proximity sensors that cause the seat to raise and lower on your approach and dismount.

Since we're talking about Japan, how about Vol. IV of weird Japanese commercials?

Obamacare

Heh. Mexicocare > Obamacare.

The growing trend among Californians finds citizens driving into Mexican towns like Tijuana, and seeing a doctor for as little as $15 out of pocket. While the Obama administration remains puzzled why so few Latinos are signing up for health insurance, the answer can be found just a few short miles away from the border.

40th Anniversary of Blazing Saddles

Mel Brooks blasts political correctness saying how Blazing Saddles couldn't be made today and most of the anniversary coverage on MSM outlets fails to mention Brooks saying that.

Star Trek

The annoying kids of Star Trek. So true. I hated Wesley.

Adventures Of The Miami Police Department

Police shooting frenzy raises concerns. I would hope so after 23 cops fired at least 377 rounds not only into the suspect vehicle but into neighboring cars, buildings, oh and 2 cops. The kicker is that the suspect and other occupant in the vehicle ended up being unarmed although the suspect was thought to be still armed after shooting another cop earlier.

Air Force

Is the U.S. Air Force dying? Well, they sure are losing the numbers game and the F-35 isn't going to help. Of course, the Army has more boats than the Navy does so there's that.

Of the three military departments, the U.S. Air Force is buying the fewest total amount of new aircraft, purchasing the fewest types of aircraft, and retiring the most airplanes

Since defense budgets peaked in 2010, and continuing through the 2015 budget request, the U.S. Navy is on a path to have acquired 1,133 new aircraft while the Air Force will have bought 824. Of these planes, the Navy will acquire 264 fighters (including the EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft) to the Air Force’s 117.

Excluding Remotely Piloted Vehicles (RPVs)—or drones—the Navy is on a path to have purchased 1,039 new aircraft, and the Air Force just 400 airplanes between 2010 and 2015.

Pop Quiz

Alright you smart morons, if you locate the spot in Canada that is furthest south and look at how many states are above that latitude on a map, how many states are North of that point?

Cat Video

Tonight's ONT brought to you by 30 delicious desserts that are somehow magically healthy too:

Pop Quiz Answer.

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Posted by: CDR M at 05:00 PM | Comments (895)
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1 evening all

Posted by: helofixer at May 10, 2014 05:01 PM (8080g)

2 1stish?

Posted by: tbodie at May 10, 2014 05:01 PM (bDqG/)

3 Yo Morons

Posted by: fluffy at May 10, 2014 05:01 PM (Ua6T/)

4 Damn, missed it by..... well 1.

Posted by: tbodie at May 10, 2014 05:03 PM (bDqG/)

5 Wait until the Japanese toilets become self-aware...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 05:03 PM (HXcdb)

6 If you want to see weird shit from Japan, you need to follow The Dude.

Posted by: Zakn at May 10, 2014 05:04 PM (zyaZ1)

7 Is This A Ph.D. in "Womyns Studies"? http://politicalhat.com/?p=5662

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 10, 2014 05:04 PM (K1sEu)

8 Also. Evening Horde

Posted by: Zakn at May 10, 2014 05:04 PM (zyaZ1)

9 And then I read the ONT and see that I am in Huckleberry.

Posted by: tbodie at May 10, 2014 05:05 PM (bDqG/)

10 Why is it any and everytime someone takes a swipe at the F-35, they don't bother including the reason why we have to buy the F-35 - because Obama killed the F-22 and we can't wait 10-20 years for a new fighter to be developed?

Posted by: TKYC at May 10, 2014 05:05 PM (YyX5E)

11 It was right there!

Posted by: mindful webworker not sure what was at May 10, 2014 05:05 PM (U13jb)

12 I for one am tired of the Japanese's antics.

Posted by: Soothie at May 10, 2014 05:05 PM (Am6Ij)

13 They're wack.

Posted by: Soothie at May 10, 2014 05:06 PM (Am6Ij)

14 Japanese vending machine
http://tinyurl.com/mlppvas

Kitteh compliance picture?
http://tinyurl.com/l9ds9wz

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 05:06 PM (HXcdb)

15 Evening morons! How fares the horde?

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at May 10, 2014 05:06 PM (R+XDI)

16 I made that dessert that's listed second just this past week. Instead of almond milk, I used coconut milk. It was really really good.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 10, 2014 05:07 PM (oMKp3)

17 Well, at least I won't have to move to another country.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at May 10, 2014 05:07 PM (GEICT)

18 Screw the Yellowstone caldera, I'm waiting for Mt. Ranier to take out Seattle and Taco-ma.

Posted by: BEL at May 10, 2014 05:08 PM (thLL8)

19 Woah. I have never made it to ONT this early. Wondering if it has anything to do with the fact that I am sitting on a cold metal toilet seat at the rest area in Eads, Colorado. ..

Posted by: creepy thing in the barrel at May 10, 2014 05:08 PM (o861o)

20 Weirdness in Japan? A case in point: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzC4hFK5P3g

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 ~ です at May 10, 2014 05:08 PM (K1sEu)

21 My pop quiz answer: 14???

Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 05:08 PM (Cd4PE)

22 Well, good evening good people of The Moron Horde. Hope you've had a great day.

Posted by: tbodie at May 10, 2014 05:09 PM (Ynbgq)

23 Transferring over from the NASCAR thread. Evening all.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 10, 2014 05:09 PM (ojnk6)

24 So I was reading this book at Tattered Cover, "Tambora" by Gillen D'Arcy Wood. (I know, not the book thread, but.) This was an eye-opening look at the year 1800andfrozetodeath, 1815, also known as the Frankenstein Year. The Tambora didn't just destroy the island of Sumbawa, and it didn't just make it a little chilly around Europe and New England. - It also aroused a cholera epidemic in India. See, it disrupted the monsoon and that is... not fun, for those cultures which rely on it. The cholera bug turns out to be mostly a river organism. It does great in its own ecosystem. But when it leaves its ecosystem because of either no river, or a distended river: things don't go well for us. Among other areas affected by the monsoon is Yunnan province in China (ancestrally more Burmese than Chinese). They don't got cholera, but they got rice. Rice is hardy enough, but it remains a tropical plant and it requires a predictable climate. In 1815-17 all the crops failed in Yunnan. This put disgrace on the Qing government which had sent so many Han over as colonists.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 10, 2014 05:10 PM (30eLQ)

25 5 Wait until the Japanese toilets become self-aware... Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 10:03 PM (HXcdb) "Miko, I need an exorcism ... I believe my toilet is possessed." *furtively glances around and whispers* "I think it's trying to kill me."

Posted by: Concerned Japanese Businessman at May 10, 2014 05:11 PM (ioT3q)

26 Speaking of geography, I got to see Snow Dome today. Snow Dome is a point where three divides meet, one each draining to the Pacific, Arctic, and Atlantic Oceans. This was also the opening weekend of this awesome place, which I highly recommend unless you're scared of heights: glacierskywalk.ca. The Grand Canyon has had one; now the Columbia Icefield has one!

Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 05:12 PM (Cd4PE)

27 Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 10:08 PM (Cd4PE)

A tad low.

Posted by: CDR M at May 10, 2014 05:12 PM (LsJl8)

28 "Think of your secretary, sir."

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 10, 2014 05:12 PM (BAS5M)

29 Enough of this toilet talk. I'm drinking Seagrams 7. How about y'all?

Posted by: tbodie at May 10, 2014 05:13 PM (Ynbgq)

30 Mt St Helens, as the map shows, blasted sideways and that is why its eruption didn't affect the climate. Pinatubo on the other hand -

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 10, 2014 05:14 PM (30eLQ)

31 Posted by: TKYC at May 10, 2014 10:05 PM (YyX5E)


I think it would be more correct to say that the F-35 was picked because it was supposed to be cheaper AND more capable than the F-22.  Saying we're forced to go with the F-35 because the F-22 was cancelled is not entirely correct.

Posted by: CDR M at May 10, 2014 05:14 PM (LsJl8)

32 I'm skeptical about the taste, but a number of those "healthy" deserts looks very appetizing.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 10, 2014 05:14 PM (DmNpO)

33 Boulder t'hobo, That sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for the info.

Posted by: mpfs.... or the bunny. at May 10, 2014 05:14 PM (zsn46)

34 "So true. I hated Wesley." Wil Wheaton (the guy who played Wesley) is a dick in real life too. The best TV show I saw him in was the one where he was hit by a semi at the end, .

Posted by: Thrawn at May 10, 2014 05:15 PM (WlWt+)

35 Every so often there's rumors of a proposed merger between Canada and the Turks and Caicos Islands. If that were to happen, I think even parts of Hawaii would be farther north than Canada + Islands.

Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 05:15 PM (Cd4PE)

36 Yellowstone Caldera Because SMOD has disappointed us

Posted by: kbdabear at May 10, 2014 05:15 PM (aTXUx)

37 I don't know about Australia. I hear that all of the fauna is trying to kill you all the time. Maybe the flora as well.

Posted by: rickl at May 10, 2014 05:16 PM (1Mxs7)

38 What is it with the JSF haters around here?

Posted by: knob at May 10, 2014 05:16 PM (H1bc7)

39 The best TV show I saw him in was the one where he was hit by a semi at the end, .

Posted by: Thrawn at May 10, 2014 10:15 PM (WlWt+)


Too bad it wasn't in the beginning!

Posted by: CDR M at May 10, 2014 05:16 PM (LsJl8)

40 That's right, America, I'm wearing you.

Posted by: The Great White North at May 10, 2014 05:16 PM (vqUB+)

41 The Jellystone Caldor is a lie!

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 10, 2014 05:16 PM (ZshNr)

42 It was one of those low and high days fellow morons. Attended the funeral of the friend I mentioned last night then watched my niece go off to her first prom. Time does fly by.

Posted by: mpfs, Carry on Jeeves at May 10, 2014 05:17 PM (zsn46)

43 I wish someone would sneak up on Obama and kick him in the ash-hole.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at May 10, 2014 05:17 PM (X3cIT)

44 I'm listening to Bob Dylan's "The Witmark Demos 1962-64". I bought the 2 CD set over three years ago and it just occurred to me that I've never listened to it before. So it isn't just books that I do that with.

Posted by: rickl at May 10, 2014 05:17 PM (1Mxs7)

45 Because the JSF F-35 has turned into a boondoggle just like the Eurofighter Typhoon.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 05:18 PM (HXcdb)

46 Bottom shelf bourbon & going nterest here, tbodie. And two airplane bottles of "Jack Apple" in the freezer for later, if the mood hits me. It's a Yukon Jack knockoff, I guess. On clearance for a buck each.

Posted by: shredded chi at May 10, 2014 05:18 PM (5S3wn)

47 I am a big fan of The Next Generation (UN in Spaaaace), but the only episode with Wesely that I can stand is the one with the Puffy Faced one. You know the episode with the mind control device. Bueller....

Posted by: Zakn at May 10, 2014 05:19 PM (zyaZ1)

48 I denounce myself

Posted by: Zakn at May 10, 2014 05:19 PM (zyaZ1)

49 Because the JSF F-35 has turned into a boondoggle just like the Eurofighter Typhoon. Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 10:18 PM (HXcdb) *** The whole deal reminds me of the movie "Pentagon Wars".

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 10, 2014 05:19 PM (ojnk6)

50 The Worst episode of TNG? I nominate "Justice" in which Wesley is visiting a planet with the crew and breaks some stupid law fo which he is nearly executed. Besides the teen angst, the social commentary was sickening and immature.

Posted by: Soothie at May 10, 2014 05:20 PM (Am6Ij)

51 We can't locate and deport 11 million illegals but we can relocate 300 million citizens in the middle of a cataclysmic event. And what country would accept that many refugees? Doesn't seem reasonable. Unless the plan just calls for evacuating Obama cronies and party VIPs. And those animals were not fleeing an impending eruption. It's a semi annual migration, happens every spring and fall. Stoopid Blog readers.

Posted by: The Poser at May 10, 2014 05:20 PM (4JvQ2)

52 Have I ever said I hate typing on a phone? With a passion. *ginger ale.

Posted by: shredded chi at May 10, 2014 05:20 PM (5S3wn)

53 Enjoying the pool CDR? One percenter!!!

Posted by: mpfs, Carry on Jeeves at May 10, 2014 05:20 PM (zsn46)

54 mpfs: I hope the prom goes well. Our town did a sort of senior senior prom a few weeks back. They billed it as 1980s music, anyway. I suspect it was for nostalgia buffs and parents. I probably should have bought tickets. Because New Order https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uEBuqkkQRk

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 10, 2014 05:20 PM (30eLQ)

55 45 Because the JSF F-35 has turned into a boondoggle just like the Eurofighter Typhoon. Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 10:18 PM (HXcdb) The Air Force has their JSF F-35 boondoggle, the Navy has their LCS boondoggle.

Posted by: Thrawn at May 10, 2014 05:20 PM (WlWt+)

56 it is the Navy's fault they are going to have to fly the JSF, if they had done a better job with the avenger they would not have to fly JSFs. Who the fuck let the Marines sit in the pilot seat on a plane program. And another thing, if Marines are flying anything shouldn't it be A10s?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 10, 2014 05:21 PM (rDidD)

57 Posted by: mpfs, Carry on Jeeves at May 10, 2014 10:20 PM (zsn46)


Ha, yes I am!!  Been in the pool since Thursday!

Posted by: CDR M at May 10, 2014 05:21 PM (LsJl8)

58 mpfs, Carry on Jeeves Does the name change mean the bunny got it?

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at May 10, 2014 05:22 PM (ioT3q)

59 I live in Michigan's lower peninsula, 300 miles North of Windsor. I didn't dig out the atlas, but I'm betting the answer is quite a few.

Posted by: Paul Moore at May 10, 2014 05:22 PM (ZLvCN)

60 Shredded Chi, had my first shot of Yukon Jack about 2 months ago. Knockoff for a buck each sounds like a bargain.

Posted by: tbodie at May 10, 2014 05:22 PM (wPzgV)

61 Ruh roh, it looks like a military war is breaking out on the ONT.

Posted by: mpfs, Carry on Jeeves at May 10, 2014 05:22 PM (zsn46)

62 Interesting coinkydink, I'm watching that Wesley-under-threat-of-execution episode right now.

Posted by: Waterhouse at May 10, 2014 05:22 PM (vqUB+)

63 50 The Worst episode of TNG? I nominate "Justice" in which Wesley is visiting a planet with the crew and breaks some stupid law fo which he is nearly executed. Besides the teen angst, the social commentary was sickening and immature. Posted by: Soothie § at May 10, 2014 10:20 PM (Am6Ij) TNG was a snooze-fest. The episode "Darmok" where Patrick Stewart spends the whole episode trying to figure out what Paul Winfield is saying is symbolic of the whole series over all, I think. I prefer DS9.

Posted by: AC at May 10, 2014 05:23 PM (X6YhV)

64 Ha, yes I am!! Been in the pool since Thursday! Posted by: CDR M at May 10, 2014 10:21 PM (LsJl I hope you have shrinkage! Yes, the bunny got it.

Posted by: mpfs, Carry on Jeeves at May 10, 2014 05:24 PM (zsn46)

65 I like DS9 better too.

Posted by: Soothie at May 10, 2014 05:24 PM (Am6Ij)

66 32 I'm skeptical about the taste, but a number of those "healthy" deserts looks very appetizing. Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 10, 2014 10:14 PM (DmNpO Bill Cosby, eggs, flour, water=cake. My fat ass tells me that healthy deserts aren't as tasty as non-healthy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 10, 2014 05:24 PM (HVff2)

67 See the Thing About Japan is we only see the weirdest shit they have. And, no, I know that's not the best of excuses but look at it like this; Every fucking foreigner believes the worst of the US because that's what every movie/TV/newspaper makes available to them. There are normal people in Japan that don't watch anime, that don't buy undies from vending machines, and that don't like goofball pop music. /semi-rant off

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at May 10, 2014 05:24 PM (JmGFJ)

68 Danica is driving well tonight

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 10, 2014 05:25 PM (DmNpO)

69 Today I was at the grocery store. The tan skinned produce girl was restocking, and on her cart were some packages of nice looking asparagus. I wanted to know how much they were, so I picked one up and asked her "Where is the asparagus located?" (because that's where the price would be posted). She said to me "Huh?". Thinking she couldn't understand me, I cast my mind back to high school Spanish, held up the asparagus and asked "Donde estan?". She said to me in perfect, unaccented English "I'm sorry I don't speak Spanish". (I don't either, but I THINK what I asked would have gotten the point across) Felt like a fool.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 10, 2014 05:25 PM (N/cFh)

70 19 states are lower.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at May 10, 2014 05:25 PM (HxSXm)

71 TNG? It's a faaake. DS9 is reeeal.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 10, 2014 05:26 PM (30eLQ)

72 I've watched a handful of episodes of Farscape on Netflix. Not bad for 1999 outerspace TV series I'd never heard of.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 10, 2014 05:26 PM (ZshNr)

73 I have to give the Japanese credit. The Toto toilets are amazing.

Posted by: mpfs, Carry on Jeeves at May 10, 2014 05:26 PM (zsn46)

74 I don't know the quiz answer but Point Pelee is the most-southerly (mainland) spot in Canada to help anyone searching for the answer.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at May 10, 2014 05:26 PM (X3cIT)

75 Yellowstone Caldera Hah! Outside the Red zone. Yeah, baby...pass the beer.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at May 10, 2014 05:26 PM (xwnkw)

76 "I live in Michigan's lower peninsula, 300 miles North of Windsor. I didn't dig out the atlas, but I'm betting the answer is quite a few." -Posted by: Paul Moore at May 10, 2014 10:22 PM (ZLvCN) There are islands in Lake Erie that are Canadian territory. I figure there are a bunch of States below the 42nd Parallel. You can almost hit a Canadian Island with a rock from Sandusky, Ohio!

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 05:26 PM (lq3Ak)

77 If Yellowstone erupts, let's just take over Mexico. It's not as if we're already employing all their useful workers and sending tens of billions directly to Mexico in food stamps and other welfare payments.

Posted by: Multitude at May 10, 2014 05:26 PM (bpONz)

78 ...duh. I just had to re-examine the map at the top of the ONT. *kicks self*

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 05:27 PM (lq3Ak)

79 Patrick Stewart sucked and so did the Picard character. You first realize this when they made the move First Contact and saw the Kirk/Pcard contrast. Picard should've been killed off in the first episode, elevating Riker/Frakes to the helm.

Posted by: Soothie at May 10, 2014 05:27 PM (Am6Ij)

80 tan skinned produce girl A lesser-known Van Morrison song.

Posted by: Waterhouse at May 10, 2014 05:28 PM (vqUB+)

81 I once saw 'Blazing Saddles' played on UHF TV packaged as part of the, I kid you not, 'Black Heritage Network.' And it was edited. Wildly. As in 'I don't pay you to dance around like a bunch of Kansas City horses!' It was surreal.

Posted by: --- at May 10, 2014 05:28 PM (MMC8r)

82 That poor kitty. I really wanted to see him destroy that speaker.

Posted by: Pug All Zipped Up at May 10, 2014 05:28 PM (3U9Bd)

83 Alright you smart morons, if you locate the spot in Canada that is furthest south and look at how many states are above that latitude on a map, how many states are North of that point? ____________ My answer will be based on states being partly north of that point. About 17ish

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at May 10, 2014 05:28 PM (eP3P8)

84 I'd guess 24 or 25 States, depending on how you want to categorize Vermont.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 05:28 PM (lq3Ak)

85 As in 'I don't pay you to dance around like a bunch of Kansas City horses!' Let's not start soaping each others' backs now, gentlemen . . .

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 10, 2014 05:28 PM (30eLQ)

86 There are some parts of California that are further north than the most southern point in Canada.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at May 10, 2014 05:29 PM (eP3P8)

87 All we need are big fans and we can blow all that shit into Canada.

Posted by: Pug All Zipped Up at May 10, 2014 05:29 PM (3U9Bd)

88 Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 10:28 PM (lq3Ak) Close.

Posted by: CDR M at May 10, 2014 05:30 PM (LsJl8)

89 Let's not start soaping each others' backs now, gentlemen . . . Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 10, 2014 10:28 PM (30eLQ What will be said in the St. Louis Rams locker room, Alex?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 10, 2014 05:30 PM (HVff2)

90 Quack! Quack!

Posted by: Ducks of Anaheim at May 10, 2014 05:30 PM (Cd4PE)

91 TNG was a snooze-fest. The episode "Darmok" where Patrick Stewart spends the whole episode trying to figure out what Paul Winfield is saying is symbolic of the whole series over all, I think. Posted by: AC at May 10, 2014 10:23 PM (X6YhV) Kitell... his eyes closed.

Posted by: Dathon at May 10, 2014 05:31 PM (K1sEu)

92 "Close." -Posted by: CDR M at May 10, 2014 10:30 PM (LsJl Grrr... time to recount.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 05:31 PM (lq3Ak)

93 To clarify, tbodie, this stuff is called Jack Apple, a Yukon Jack branded knockoff of Applejack. Never had it, but for a buck, I'll try a shot or two. Give me an hour & ill let you know how it is. last ime I was there, I picked up a couple sampler bottles of their Fireball knockoff - it was damn good.

Posted by: shredded chi at May 10, 2014 05:32 PM (5S3wn)

94 67 See the Thing About Japan is we only see the weirdest shit they have. And, no, I know that's not the best of excuses but look at it like this; Every fucking foreigner believes the worst of the US because that's what every movie/TV/newspaper makes available to them. There are normal people in Japan that don't watch anime, that don't buy undies from vending machines, and that don't like goofball pop music. /semi-rant off Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 10, 2014 10:24 PM (JmGFJ) Good, valid point. Japan looked a whole lot different, once I was in-country for awhile. I loved it, but here is better. There is no place better than here. EDIT: There was no place better than here until TheRapist.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at May 10, 2014 05:32 PM (xwnkw)

95 JSF, look to TFX to realize that no one learned the lessons of that fiasco.

JSF, look to NavAir cancelling the A-6G and A-6F to replace the A-6E TRAM and the defunct A-12 program.

JSF, look to the 1990s Peace Dividend that shrunk the defense industry.

Hence JSF became the only game in town and thus too big to fail.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 05:32 PM (HXcdb)

96 Next week it's in the high 90s and then over a 100. Just shoot me now. I hate heat.

Posted by: Pug All Zipped Up at May 10, 2014 05:33 PM (3U9Bd)

97 Besides the teen angst, the social commentary was sickening and immature.

Posted by: Soothie § at May 10, 2014 10:20 PM (Am6Ij)


plus, they didn't actually execute him!  what a letdown

Posted by: chemjeff at May 10, 2014 05:33 PM (9GG/0)

98 Posted by: Soothie § at May 10, 2014 10:27 PM (Am6Ij) TNG had the best Trek moment though... when the Borg assimilated Picard and Riker had to take over. Riveting. Better than almost all the episodes, and all of the movies except "Khan". But then, that's pretty much exactly what you just said.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 10, 2014 05:33 PM (30eLQ)

99 Michael Sams said that he was going to play with a chip on his shoulder, I don't think that is where Chip is going to be.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at May 10, 2014 05:33 PM (HxSXm)

100 Grrr... time to recount. Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 10:31 PM (lq3Ak) Or you could click the link to the answer at the end of the ONT.

Posted by: CDR M at May 10, 2014 05:33 PM (LsJl8)

101 Posted by: The Political Hat at May 10, 2014 10:04 PM (K1sEu) Even the bioethics PHD(c) thinks women's studies is a made up degree

Posted by: tsrblke (tablet) at May 10, 2014 05:33 PM (HDwDg)

102 People that like DS9 should be shot. Or Jailed. Like Climate Deniers....

Posted by: Zakn at May 10, 2014 05:33 PM (zyaZ1)

103 I once saw 'Blazing Saddles' played on UHF TV packaged as part of the, I kid you not, 'Black Heritage Network.' And it was edited. Wildly. As in 'I don't pay you to dance around like a bunch of Kansas City horses!' It was surreal. Posted by: --- Okay poster with "no name" I saw "Blazing Saddles" in a theater when it first came out, and there was this black lady behind me and my girlfriend, and I thought that she was going to have a heart attack, as she was laughing so loud and often. In 1974, African Americans thought that movie was funny, which it was. Our society is a mess now.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding Orca at May 10, 2014 05:33 PM (+1T7c)

104 Let's be honest…..we all would have hit Counselor Troi.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at May 10, 2014 05:34 PM (GEICT)

105 Good evening, Horde. I came up with 20, thinking Point Pelee (as kids learn) was the southernmost point.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at May 10, 2014 05:34 PM (N/cFh)

106 Patrick Stewart sucked and so did the Picard character. You first realize this when they made the move First Contact and saw the Kirk/Pcard contrast. Picard should've been killed off in the first episode, elevating Riker/Frakes to the helm. Posted by: Soothie § at May 10, 2014 10:27 PM (Am6Ij) Stewart is a good actor and his roll on the series was good. In the movies they completely changed his character which ruined it. Riker was not a likable character. The TNG characters that were good included Data and Barkley. in contrast, DS9 had the best acting ensemble.

Posted by: The Romulan Hat at May 10, 2014 05:34 PM (K1sEu)

107 Japan looked a whole lot different, once I was in-country for awhile. I loved it, but here is better. There is no place better than here. HP Lovecraft (h/t, a dark-enlightenment blog you shouldn't read) - Only an ignorant dolt would attempt to call a Chinese gentleman — heir to one of the greatest artistic & philosophic traditions in the world — an “inferior” of any sort… & yet there are potent reasons, based on wide physical, mental, & cultural differences, why great numbers of the Chinese ought not to mix into the Caucasian fabric, or vice versa. It is not that one race is any better than any other, but that their whole respective heritages are so antipodal as to make harmonious adjustment impossible. Members of one race can fit into another only through the complete eradication of their own background-influences — & even then the adjustment will always remain uneasy & imperfect if the newcomer’s physical aspect forms a constant reminder of his outside origin.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 10, 2014 05:35 PM (30eLQ)

108 If y'all hate them so much, give yours to me. I'll take one of the hovering F35s and fly it to work each day... maybe even pick up groceries with it.

Posted by: knob at May 10, 2014 05:35 PM (H1bc7)

109 Michael Sams said that he was going to play with a chip on his shoulder, I don't think that is where Chip is going to be. Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at May 10, 2014 10:33 PM (HxSXm) **** If this is true, I'm sure the Rams are going to be happy to, have such a motivated player on their roster.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 10, 2014 05:35 PM (ojnk6)

110 All we need are big fans and we can blow all that shit into Canada.
NBC is widely broadcast in Canada already.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at May 10, 2014 05:35 PM (X3cIT)

111 104 Let's be honest…..we all would have hit Counselor Troi. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at May ------ Screen door. Hurricane. Some assembly required.

Posted by: shredded chi at May 10, 2014 05:35 PM (5S3wn)

112 Alright you smart morons, if you locate the spot in Canada that is furthest south and look at how many states are above that latitude on a map, how many states are North of that point? 23 ME, NH,VT,MA,CT, RI,NY,PA,OH,MI, IL,WI,MN,IA,NE, SD,ND, MT,WY, ID, WA, OR, AK

Posted by: kbdabear at May 10, 2014 05:35 PM (aTXUx)

113 Posted by: shredded chi at May 10, 2014 10:32 PM (5S3wn) Fair enough. Never have tried Applejack or the knockoff. Though I may get the chance in a month or so.

Posted by: tbodie at May 10, 2014 05:36 PM (izPgb)

114 One of the knocks on Michael Sam was his poor speed at the Combine, but the Rams may be able to squeeze him in on the hands team.

Posted by: Mel Kiper Jr. at May 10, 2014 05:36 PM (Cd4PE)

115 yeah, Best of Both Worlds was by far the best two TNG episodes evah

Posted by: chemjeff at May 10, 2014 05:37 PM (9GG/0)

116 Our society is a mess now. Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding Orca at May 10, 2014 10:33 PM (+1T7c) *sigh* Doesn't even begin to describe it.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at May 10, 2014 05:37 PM (xwnkw)

117
Movie sign!

Fun, creative, and hilariously dark, JohnnyExpress is a short from South Korean animation company Alfred ImageWorks that manages to pack a fantastic story into a runtime of just five minutes and twenty-six seconds.

"There are all sorts of Aliens living throughout space. Johnny is a Space Delivery Man who travels to different planets to deliver packages. Johnny is lazy and his only desire is to sleep in his autopilot spaceship. when the spaceship arrives at the destination, all he has to do is simply deliver the box.

However, it never goes as planned."

http://vimeo.com/94502406

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 10, 2014 05:37 PM (kdS6q)

118 Also, THANK YOU for the less-nasty desserts. I have allowed ten pounds to creep back up the past year and that's no good.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at May 10, 2014 05:38 PM (N/cFh)

119

72 I've watched a handful of episodes of Farscape on Netflix. Not bad for 1999 outerspace TV series I'd never heard of.



Babylon 5 is excellent SciFi too. Its probably on Netflix.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 10, 2014 05:38 PM (8SsiG)

120 115 yeah, Best of Both Worlds was by far the best two TNG episodes evan Posted by: chemjeff at May 10, 2014 10:37 PM (9GG/0) http://youtu.be/OfQDn5BU0bQ

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at May 10, 2014 05:38 PM (GEICT)

121 Am up very late for me. The reason belongs on tomorrow's gaming thread. Plus I'm just too tired to type it all right now, so just checking in. See as many of you who day-walk tomorrow as I can. In the meantime, I'm sacking out. Happy Mother's Day about an hour early!

Posted by: Empire1 at May 10, 2014 05:38 PM (279lL)

122 Yesterday's Enterprise.  Picard had to make a decision based on his gut, his trust in Guinan.  And it gave Tasha a proper send-off as opposed to being devoured by the Exxon Valdez, until the writers ruined it later with her daughter showing up.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 05:38 PM (HXcdb)

123 Is there a shoe sale somewhere in Kansas tonight because Danica Patrick is tearing it up.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at May 10, 2014 05:39 PM (HxSXm)

124 "Or you could click the link to the answer at the end of the ONT." -Posted by: CDR M at May 10, 2014 10:33 PM (LsJl If Utah, Nevada and California count I'd guess 28. And I don't want the answer! I NEED to count things!!! *flips light switch on-and-off-and-on-and-off* *one-two-three-one-two-three" Damnit. Need to start over. *one-two-three....*

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 05:39 PM (lq3Ak)

125 Wheaton was good on BBT playing not only himself, but a real dick as himself

Posted by: kbdabear at May 10, 2014 05:39 PM (aTXUx)

126 I dislike the later seasons of DS9 far more than the later seasons of TNG. In retrospect, the Dominion War was fucking stupid and never made sense and the Federation's tactical stupidity was painful to watch.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 10, 2014 05:39 PM (lr3d7)

127 When and where will the results of the movie poll be shown? I've never voted for one before.

Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 05:39 PM (Cd4PE)

128 "- because Obama killed the F-22 " The F-22 was capped by the Bush Admin.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 10, 2014 05:40 PM (9qxR5)

129 Any Dexter fans on board? At lunch today, Mrs. Hammer and I met Jennifer Carpenter. Who is Jennifer Carpenter? I haven't vaguest idea.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 10, 2014 05:40 PM (aDwsi)

130 Bush league move by Thornton of the Bruins squirting the water bottle in Subban's visor.

Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 05:40 PM (Cd4PE)

131 "23 ME, NH,VT,MA,CT, RI,NY,PA,OH,MI, IL,WI,MN,IA,NE, SD,ND, MT,WY, ID, WA, OR, AK" -Posted by: kbdabear at May 10, 2014 10:35 PM (aTXUx) You spoiled it. Now I have to pull hairs out and count them. *OW!* ...one

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 05:40 PM (lq3Ak)

132 114 One of the knocks on Michael Sam was his poor speed at the Combine, but the Rams may be able to squeeze him in on the hands team. Posted by: Mel Kiper Jr. at May 10, 2014 10:36 PM (Cd4PE) Hands team. Huh, that's what it's called now?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 10, 2014 05:40 PM (HVff2)

133 until the writers ruined it later with her daughter showing up. The writers botched Worf's return to the Klingons in the same duet of episodes. What a mess. I think they did better with Worf's character arc, and relations with the Empire, in DS9.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 10, 2014 05:40 PM (30eLQ)

134 Best of Both Worlds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfQDn5BU0bQ

Posted by: Waterhouse at May 10, 2014 05:41 PM (vqUB+)

135 1,000+ votes, that's a lotta lurkers.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 10, 2014 05:41 PM (ZshNr)

136 Let's be honest…..we all would have hit Counselor Troi. The only reason that they wouldn't have to call for Dr Crusher to come resuscitate me is because she'd be on the opposite side of the bed from Troi.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 10, 2014 05:41 PM (lr3d7)

137 Candy that's out of this world! http://bit.ly/chocwhut Watercraft every Moron will crave http://bit.ly/moronboat And another honorary Moron, crashes into a police car, asked for license, says hold my beer. http://dailym.ai/1gobCTs c/o Pistol Pete's Friday Fun page on PoliNation http://bit.ly/pp20140509

Posted by: mindful webworker brings beads and shiny things at May 10, 2014 05:41 PM (U13jb)

138 yeah, Best of Both Worlds was by far the best two TNG episodes evah Posted by: chemjeff Another good one was "Yesterday's Enterprise". Enterprise "C" gets shot into the future in some kind of space rift, and history is changed. The Federation is a war with the Klingon Empire, and losing. Denise Crosby comes back, and then returns with Enterprise "C". Which is then captured by the Romulans, and Denise Crosby shows up again in the present (in another episode) as a her half-Romulan daughter. Holy time warp, Batman!

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding Orca at May 10, 2014 05:41 PM (+1T7c)

139 Goddammit, BCochran.

Posted by: Waterhouse at May 10, 2014 05:41 PM (vqUB+)

140 Michael Sams is already a boring whining bitch.

Posted by: mpfs, Carry on Jeeves at May 10, 2014 05:41 PM (zsn46)

141 In retrospect, the Dominion War was fucking stupid and never made sense and the Federation's tactical stupidity was painful to watch. The Federation was decadent and hidebound by its own goofy Roddenberry ideals. If you assume that, it made more sense.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 10, 2014 05:42 PM (30eLQ)

142 Is there a shoe sale somewhere in Kansas tonight because Danica Patrick is tearing it up. **** No kidding! I mean, she is flying! And. what about that wreck just now? Uglee!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 10, 2014 05:42 PM (DmNpO)

143 128 "- because Obama killed the F-22 " The F-22 was capped by the Bush Admin. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 10, 2014 10:40 PM (9qxR5) So was the Space Shuttle. A lot of people forget that.

Posted by: rickl at May 10, 2014 05:42 PM (1Mxs7)

144 Anna gets it right. The best TNG Episode is Yesterday's Enterprise

Posted by: Zakn at May 10, 2014 05:42 PM (zyaZ1)

145 Our society is a mess now. Posted by: Bossy Conservative --------------------- ... and the politicians feed on it, making it worse.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 10, 2014 05:42 PM (aDwsi)

146 I caught some of the NFL network 6th & 7th round today. Thought Rich Eisen was gonna blow a gasket or a defensive end from Mizzou

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 10, 2014 05:42 PM (HVff2)

147 The best Star Trek episode was DS9's "In the Pale Moonlight"

Posted by: The Romulan Hat at May 10, 2014 05:42 PM (K1sEu)

148 The F-22 was capped by the Bush Admin. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 10, 2014 10:40 PM Hell, the HASC was trying to kill it in '99.

Posted by: CDR M at May 10, 2014 05:42 PM (LsJl8)

149 139 Goddammit, BCochran. Posted by: Waterhouse at May 10, 2014 10:41 PM (vqUB+)

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at May 10, 2014 05:42 PM (GEICT)

150 The TNG characters that were good included Data and Barkley.
in contrast, DS9 had the best acting ensemble.
Posted by: The Romulan Hat at May 10, 2014 10:34 PM (K1sEu)

I liked Garak      http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Elim_Garak
I liked Nog, too.
I think Dwight Schultz kind of over did Barclay.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 10, 2014 05:43 PM (gnKGA)

151 Michael Sams is already a boring whining bitch. Posted by: mpfs, Carry on Jeeves at May 10, 2014 10:41 PM (zsn46) ******* Wait until he gets cut/sent to free agency. We ain't seen nothing yet. ESPN and the rest of the media will go even more insane.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 10, 2014 05:43 PM (ojnk6)

152 104 Let's be honest…..we all would have hit Counselor Troi. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at May 10, 2014 10:34 PM (GEICT) Bev Crusher and Tasha were bunkable, and let's not forget a young Ashley Judd.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at May 10, 2014 05:43 PM (HxSXm)

153 yeah, Best of Both Worlds was by far the best two TNG episodes evah Which it accomplishes by being completely different from the rest of the series.

Posted by: --- at May 10, 2014 05:43 PM (MMC8r)

154 "Yes... I think we can now call this, a bribe."

Posted by: boulder t'quark at May 10, 2014 05:43 PM (30eLQ)

155 Pop Quiz Answer: 27. Shoot. Had to check my work. I knew where those Islands were, though! Been there many times.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 05:44 PM (lq3Ak)

156 The Federation was decadent and hidebound by its own goofy Roddenberry ideals. If you assume that, it made more sense. Oh, I know that. It still doesn't excuse the sheer stupidity of the writers with some of the other crap (the self replicating minefield, for example).

Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 10, 2014 05:44 PM (lr3d7)

157 Scariest kid on Star Trek was Charlie Evans (Robert Walker Jr) It was heavily derivative of "It's a Good Life" but it was still the creepiest episode Kirk really got pissed when Charlie took the face off that one female crew member, no happy visits to Kirk's quarters that night That episode with the brats making the crew do wild shit by making jerk-off motions was the worst episode, worse than Spock's Brain or the Space Hippies episodes

Posted by: kbdabear at May 10, 2014 05:44 PM (aTXUx)

158 Bev Crusher and Tasha were bunkable, and let's not forget a young Ashley Judd. Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at May 10, 2014 10:43 PM (HxSXm) I do believe a young Teri Hatcher slung some leg for Riker in an episode.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at May 10, 2014 05:44 PM (GEICT)

159 This kid Michael Sam from Missouri, he's got a nose for the ball and he's a real hawk on defense!

Posted by: Jon Gruden at May 10, 2014 05:44 PM (Cd4PE)

160 1,000+ votes, that's a lotta lurkers. *** Yep. Nearly 200 votes for Blazing Saddles alone. My fear is that there will be trolls trying to stir the pot as we watch it. Frankly, I was a little nervous about putting it in the poll.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 10, 2014 05:44 PM (DmNpO)

161 The only reason that they wouldn't have to call for Dr Crusher to come resuscitate me is because she'd be on the opposite side of the bed from Troi. Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 10, 2014 10:41 PM (lr3d7) After a strenuous "yoga session", right?

Posted by: Thrawn at May 10, 2014 05:45 PM (WlWt+)

162 "- because Obama killed the F-22 " The F-22 was capped by the Bush Admin. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 10, 2014 10:40 PM (9qxR5) So was the Space Shuttle. A lot of people forget that. and the democrats in congress fought fought valiantly to save both programs but the president's influence was just too much, just as it was when congress killed logistics support for South Vietnam.

Posted by: The Poser at May 10, 2014 05:45 PM (4JvQ2)

163 Garak fans are requested to apply at your nearest Cardassian military headquarters to pick up and read this book - http://www.amazon.com/Stitch-Time-Star-Trek-Space/dp/0671038850 Carry on, citizens.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 10, 2014 05:45 PM (30eLQ)

164 140 Michael Sams is already a boring whining bitch. Posted by: mpfs, Carry on Jeeves at May 10, 2014 10:41 PM (zsn46) I expected nothing less.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at May 10, 2014 05:46 PM (xwnkw)

165 Quick gets the hook in net only down 2???

Posted by: ɹəƨᴉɯ əʇɐɥ at May 10, 2014 05:46 PM (G19Jx)

166 I like the toughness of the L.A. Kings, but damn they have one of the most boring logos in all of pro sports. They should re-adopt the old school purple shit from the '80s.

Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 05:46 PM (Cd4PE)

167

 the Space Hippies episodes


The payoff is at the end when the Space Hippies arrive at "Paradise" and get burned, literally.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 10, 2014 05:47 PM (8SsiG)

168 122 Yesterday's Enterprise. Picard had to make a decision based on his gut, his trust in Guinan. And it gave Tasha a proper send-off as opposed to being devoured by the Exxon Valdez, until the writers ruined it later with her daughter showing up. Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 10:38 PM (HXcdb) I'll give Whoopi Goldburg credit for turning in good performances as Guinan. I always thought she was at her best when she was going at it with John de Lancie.

Posted by: AC at May 10, 2014 05:47 PM (X6YhV)

169 After a strenuous "yoga session", right? I was thinking more along the lines of a cocaine and romunlan ale-infused orgy.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 10, 2014 05:47 PM (lr3d7)

170 While you're all squabbling over Troi and Crusher, I wouldn't say no to Vash. http://www.beertripper.com/startrek_images/bp-TNG-Vash_Jennifer_Hetrick_Chair.jpg

Posted by: Waterhouse at May 10, 2014 05:47 PM (vqUB+)

171 164 140 Michael Sams is already a boring whining bitch. Posted by: mpfs, Carry on Jeeves at May 10, 2014 10:41 PM (zsn46) Ahh the pussification of the NFL. Wonder what the game will look like in 20-25 years. Probably not pretty

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 10, 2014 05:48 PM (HVff2)

172 After a strenuous "yoga session", right? Posted by: Thrawn at May 10, 2014 10:45 PM (WlWt+) http://tinyurl.com/lcqvz2k http://tinyurl.com/kdxnfah

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at May 10, 2014 05:48 PM (GEICT)

173 TNG had a few good episodes and such, but overall it blew. Star Trek itself is merely entertaining junk. It just is not very good at all. Except for Marianna Hill crawling through the air ducts.

Posted by: eman at May 10, 2014 05:48 PM (EWsrI)

174 NDH fears the real movie the Horde wants to watch, and that is Wild Things

Posted by: Zakn at May 10, 2014 05:48 PM (zyaZ1)

175 IMHO, the whole "Yellowstone Supervolcano" meme is vastly over-hyped. The map shows all those ash beds, but what it doesn't tell you is that the extent of those ash beds is the limit of where they can be recognized. There might be less than a half-inch of ash out at the perimeter, but if it can be recognized and dated, it's an ash bed. But when it's that light, it's unlikely to be truly disruptive to those it falls upon. An annoyance, yes, but Death raining from the skies? Nope.


You can recognize the Mazama ash bed in the banks of the Bow River in Calgary, Alberta. It's an inch or two thick at that point, and quite conspicuous. That ash fall resulted from the explosion of Mt. Mazama, the event giving rise to modern-day Crater Lake in Oregon.


And if a massive explosion in the Yellowstone caldera made refugees out of millions of Americans, why would they not go to parts of Canada not also affected by the ash? Brazil, Argentina, Australia? The logistics of getting there would be formidable. Canada, just hop in your car and drive.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 10, 2014 05:49 PM (TKUw7)

176 Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 10:46 PM (Cd4PE) 80s? Try 70s

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 10, 2014 05:49 PM (HVff2)

177 My fear is that there will be trolls trying to stir the pot as we watch it. Frankly, I was a little nervous about putting it in the poll. Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 10, 2014 10:44 PM (DmNpO) ******** Face it, people like it because 1) It's funny as hell and 2) It was made at the last time in our National history it could be made. The troll worry is a good one, and if you choose it, you may need to ask a few other Cobs/Mods to join in to kill the new Stormfront like traffic that is sure to infest it.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 10, 2014 05:49 PM (ojnk6)

178 Space T.V., Hockey, Aircraft I Don't Know and Ghey Football. I. Got. Nuthin'. I'm-a go watch baseball.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 05:49 PM (lq3Ak)

179 Jennifer Carpenter.
That would be the Dexter character's hot sister. For some reason alot of commenters at the original Jump The Shark hated her guts. I think it might have been due to a different show she was on earlier in her career where she played a bitch and the commenters couldn't separate the character/s from the actress. Never bothered me as an actress, character or good-looking woman.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at May 10, 2014 05:49 PM (X3cIT)

180 And the Children Shall Lead where the evil space ghost is played by a real life lawyer.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 05:49 PM (HXcdb)

181 158 Bev Crusher and Tasha were bunkable, and let's not forget a young Ashley Judd. Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at May 10, 2014 10:43 PM (HxSXm) I do believe a young Teri Hatcher slung some leg for Riker in an episode. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at May 10, 2014 10:44 PM (GEICT) Two words: Carolyn McCormick

Posted by: AC at May 10, 2014 05:50 PM (X6YhV)

182 No love for Leeta the Dabo Girl? http://wormholeriders.com/blog/?p=31131

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 10, 2014 05:50 PM (30eLQ)

183 There's this vacation planet loaded with swimsuit models that was all sorts of libertine and had only ONE rule... DON'T ... STEP .. ON .. THE ... FUCKING ... FLOWERS So what does Wesley do? Stomps through the gardening like Godzilla on Tokyo Picard was doing Beverly on the side, so he had to rescue her idiot son After finding out Wesley got them banned from Kirk's Dream Planet, Kirk would have told the planetary court "if you don't kill that stupid shit, I will!!!"

Posted by: kbdabear at May 10, 2014 05:50 PM (aTXUx)

184 "JSF, look to TFX to realize that no one learned the lessons of that fiasco. JSF, look to NavAir cancelling the A-6G and A-6F to replace the A-6E TRAM and the defunct A-12 program. JSF, look to the 1990s Peace Dividend that shrunk the defense industry. Hence JSF became the only game in town and thus too big to fail." The A-6F was a bit of a waste as they were already planning the A-12 for entry just a few short years later. The A-12 turned incredibly expensive and quite an overkill for use off of a carrier deck. The thing was quite large for a carrier bird. Mid-90s and no one is producing an active carrier airplane other than MD's F/A-18 and the Pentagon says "can you improve the Hornet?" and MD says "Yeah." The Super Bug is born. Good plane. Jack of All, Master of None. But, good plane. Jump ahead 15 years and there aren't many alternatives than the JSF. Call BS on the Pentagon process. I do. Call BS on the interservice squabbling about requirements. I do. Do not call BS on LM delivering the airplane to make everybody happy. They have largely done that. It cost a lot and took a while but when you try to build something to replace everything from an A-10 to an F-14 all with modern tech and stealth and do so to everyone's specs, it gets damn tricky.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 10, 2014 05:50 PM (9qxR5)

185
The best episode of Trek was "Threshold" -- the Voyager where Paris goes Warp 10+ and manages to turn him and Janeway into mudskippers, who then mate and make amphibabies.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 10, 2014 05:50 PM (kdS6q)

186 Yep. That'd be the one.

Posted by: tbodie at May 10, 2014 05:51 PM (1zmtP)

187 why would they not go to parts of Canada ... --------------- Yeah, but it's cold..., and all they eat is Maple syrup. * runs...*

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 10, 2014 05:51 PM (aDwsi)

188 One of the 100 reasons why Kirk is better than Picard.

Kirk has never lost a girlfriend to a guy named after a letter in the alphabet.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 05:51 PM (HXcdb)

189 176 Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 10:46 PM (Cd4PE) 80s? Try 70s Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 10, 2014 10:49 PM (HVff2) --Oh I don't doubt they were created in the '70s. I just said '80s because that's as far back as my NHL memory goes.

Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 05:51 PM (Cd4PE)

190 158 Bev Crusher and Tasha were bunkable, and let's not forget a young Ashley Judd. Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at May 10, 2014 10:43 PM (HxSXm) I do believe a young Teri Hatcher slung some leg for Riker in an episode. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at May 10, 2014 10:44 PM (GEICT) Which episode?

Posted by: Jean at May 10, 2014 05:51 PM (TETYm)

191 Counselor Troi……nsfw http://tinyurl.com/kemdsgh

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at May 10, 2014 05:52 PM (GEICT)

192 I was thinking more along the lines of a cocaine and romunlan ale-infused orgy. *twitch* *involuntary eye movement*

Posted by: leia organa at May 10, 2014 05:52 PM (30eLQ)

193 175 IMHO, the whole "Yellowstone Supervolcano" meme is vastly over-hyped. The map shows all those ash beds, but what it doesn't tell you is that the extent of those ash beds is the limit of where they can be recognized. There might be less than a half-inch of ash out at the perimeter, but if it can be recognized and dated, it's an ash bed. But when it's that light, it's unlikely to be truly disruptive to those it falls upon. An annoyance, yes, but Death raining from the skies? Nope. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 10, 2014 10:49 PM (TKUw7) That's kind of what I thought from the map. Those of us in the East will be relatively OK, maybe?

Posted by: rickl at May 10, 2014 05:53 PM (1Mxs7)

194 Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 10:51 PM (Cd4PE) Sorry that probably sounded harsh. Didn't mean to. They had purple/gold with a crown on their sweaters. I kind of like their new ones better.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 10, 2014 05:53 PM (HVff2)

195 Teri Hatcher was in the episode "The Outrageous Okana" It wasn't Riker she was slinging leg for, but she was a slinging.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at May 10, 2014 05:54 PM (GEICT)

196 164 140 Michael Sams is already a boring whining bitch.
Posted by: mpfs, Carry on Jeeves at May 10, 2014 10:41 PM (zsn46)

Ahh the pussification of the NFL. Wonder what the game will look like in 20-25 years. Probably not pretty

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 10, 2014 10:48 PM (HVff2)




It will be faaaaabulous! And only broadcast on Bravo.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 10, 2014 05:54 PM (FE/sZ)

197 "Let's be honest…..we all would have hit Counselor Troi." Hell Fucking Yes. I got a thing for brunettes with curves. Oof.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 10, 2014 05:54 PM (9qxR5)

198 Didn't see it posted yet, but redlettermedia, the guy who did the star wars prequel reviews, has TNG movie reviews as well (which he did first). They are fairly entertaining

Posted by: dudenolongerinsantacruz at May 10, 2014 05:54 PM (PGXA8)

199 I read article linked about Yellowstone Eruption, did anyone else? South Africa doesn't want ant white propel, they fear we'd bring apartheid back! We need to take that attitude very seriously about illegal aliens becoming citizens when they try to pass immigration this year!

Posted by: Carol at May 10, 2014 05:55 PM (gjOCp)

200 194 Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 10:51 PM (Cd4PE) Sorry that probably sounded harsh. Didn't mean to. They had purple/gold with a crown on their sweaters. I kind of like their new ones better. Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 10, 2014 10:53 PM (HVff2) --Yeah, I wonder if they changed because people thought they were just aping the Lakers. Or maybe they really *were* and just got tired of it.

Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 05:55 PM (Cd4PE)

201 Posted by: eman at May 10, 2014 10:48 PM (EWsrI) This is why I only bought a few of the fan collections. Cut through the clutter.

Posted by: tsrblke (tablet) at May 10, 2014 05:56 PM (HDwDg)

202 I thought the Yellowstone event put a 6" ash bed in Louisiana. You have to remember that it wasn't one shot, but a series that killed off everything for decades or centuries. The blink of an eye in geologic terms can be a bitch.

Posted by: Jean at May 10, 2014 05:56 PM (TETYm)

203 Huffington Post ‏@HuffingtonPost 2m Dolphins player rebuked for negative Michael Sam tweet http://huff.to/1jNgxlf

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 10, 2014 05:57 PM (DmNpO)

204 Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 10:55 PM (Cd4PE) They were a really bad team for years. I think the change was made to forget the bad days. Sort of like the Atlanta falcon jerseys

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 10, 2014 05:57 PM (HVff2)

205 Off to adjust my netflix queue

Posted by: Jean at May 10, 2014 05:57 PM (TETYm)

206 Some more NSFW Counselor Troi http://tinyurl.com/lcq6xzf Best one IMO...ttp://tinyurl.com/krrpl55

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at May 10, 2014 05:58 PM (GEICT)

207 " the Navy has their LCS boondoggle." I never understood the LCS concept. Highly advanced sub-frigates that would wage Hell in and around coastal area and river inlets. They sound like hopped up drug interdiction vessels.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 10, 2014 05:58 PM (9qxR5)

208 203 Huffington Post ‏@HuffingtonPost 2m Dolphins player rebuked for negative Michael Sam tweet http://huff.to/1jNgxlf Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 10, 2014 10:57 PM (DmNpO) --Was it really "negative" or just a puerile crack like Steve Elkington's? The MBM have a hard time distinguishing what is just idiotic fun and what's really hateful.

Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 05:59 PM (Cd4PE)

209 Micheal Sam had a shitty combine and is nothing but a camp body for training camp. Nothing more, nothing less.

Posted by: CDR M at May 10, 2014 05:59 PM (LsJl8)

210 "I think it would be more correct to say that the F-35 was picked because it was supposed to be cheaper AND more capable than the F-22."

The F-22 and the F-35 were supposed to comprise a "hi-lo" mix.

Akin to the respective roles previously performed by the F-15 and F-16. The latter being cheaper, less capable and more numerous than the former.

The "hi" end fighters of both generations were supposed to handle air superiority and first-day door-kicker jobs. The "lo" end fighters cleaned up after.

The F-35 is not a mini F-22, and was never designed or intended to be. It is vastly inferior in kinematic performance, for one thing. It's not even the equal of the F-15 in that regard (an aircraft that entered service while Gerald Ford was president).

However, the F-35 has been described to Congress as a near peer to the F-22 by Lockheed Martin, and the technical ignoramuses in Congress have bought that line of bunk.

What killed the F-22 was its perceived high cost. It was expensive. Quite expensive. And LockMart were claiming the F-35 would be cheap enough to serve as a one for one replacement for the F-16. At a time when an F-22 cost as much as four F-16s. Congress gulped.

Then after the F-22 was stone dead and the line had been shut down and disassembled, it became clear that the F-35 costs were completely out of control. Today, certain F-35 variants cost MORE than the F-22 did.

In sum: a horribly late, overbudget, oversold, undermanaged defense program. That has produced a slow, low, clumsy, draggy jet which does not have adequate stealth to survive in the modern combat air environment. And to which there is no longer any reasonable alternative.

Sometimes, I swear, Congress and the Department of Defense make me think that they must be part of the federal government or something, so utterly incompetent are they both.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 10, 2014 06:00 PM (noWW6)

211 Yeah, but it's cold..., and all they eat is Maple syrup. * runs...* Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 10, 2014 10:51 PM (aDwsi) And no one ever heard of a "Canadian wax".

Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 10, 2014 06:00 PM (lr3d7)

212 Someone earlier predicted the next phase in the msam show -- the "news" reporting all the "hate." Oh right, that someone was me.

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 10, 2014 06:00 PM (Am6Ij)

213 --Was it really "negative" or just a puerile crack like Steve Elkington's? The MBM have a hard time distinguishing what is just idiotic fun and what's really hateful. *** Even if it was hateful, I'm sick to death of people having their livelihoods jeopardized for personal speech. Yes. I think that free speech does not mean free from consequences. And, I do believe that an employer should have a right to do pretty much as they please with their own company, but... that doesn't make it right.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 10, 2014 06:01 PM (DmNpO)

214 209 Micheal Sam had a shitty combine and is nothing but a camp body for training camp. Nothing more, nothing less. Posted by: CDR M at May 10, 2014 10:59 PM (LsJl --Tim Teblow got drafted by Denver in Round 1 (and I think they traded up for him, at that), so it's hard to bash the Rams for taking a flyer and getting probably lots of pink jersey sales from a seventh-rounder.

Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 06:02 PM (Cd4PE)

215 Posted by: CDR M at May 10, 2014 10:59 PM (LsJl Don't want to argue with a cob. But are you sure? From the sounds of the nfl network he is something between the 2nd coming of Jim Thorpe & Jesus Christ

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 10, 2014 06:02 PM (HVff2)

216 remember MINUET?

Posted by: Soothsayerwing Plover at May 10, 2014 06:02 PM (Am6Ij)

217 Just saw ad for "The Will Wheaton Project" on SyFy channel. More hate to come.

Posted by: tbodie at May 10, 2014 06:02 PM (1s+pS)

218 CBS Sports has declared us the winner of the 2014 NFL Draft...because we picked the ghey guy. Yay!

Posted by: St. Louis Rams at May 10, 2014 06:03 PM (Dwehj)

219 remember when MORIARTY took over the Enterprise? yeah, you didn't think it could get stupider after DATA wore the Sherlock Holmes hat, but it did.

Posted by: Soothsayerwing Plover at May 10, 2014 06:03 PM (Am6Ij)

220 Soliness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkhQ3yjzRbY

Posted by: boulder t'hobo, listening to metal again at May 10, 2014 06:03 PM (30eLQ)

221 Torque wrench, knock knock...p

Posted by: UCAVs at May 10, 2014 06:04 PM (TETYm)

222 216 remember MINUET? Posted by: Soothsayerwing Plover § at May 10, 2014 11:02 PM (Am6Ij) Played by Carolyn McCormick, who would go on to play Dr. Elizabeth Olivet in the Law & Order franchise.

Posted by: AC at May 10, 2014 06:04 PM (X6YhV)

223 213 --Was it really "negative" or just a puerile crack like Steve Elkington's? The MBM have a hard time distinguishing what is just idiotic fun and what's really hateful. *** Even if it was hateful, I'm sick to death of people having their livelihoods jeopardized for personal speech. Yes. I think that free speech does not mean free from consequences. And, I do believe that an employer should have a right to do pretty much as they please with their own company, but... that doesn't make it right. Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 10, 2014 11:01 PM (DmNpO) --Twitter is not private, though, unless the player wants to sacrifice followers and put up a pseudonym account unaffiliated with the league or any team for the "straight talk" (heh, pun not originally intended).

Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 06:04 PM (Cd4PE)

224
>>>And no one ever heard of a "Canadian wax".

Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 10, 2014 11:00 PM (lr3d7)<<<



Sure we wax...

... our skis.

Posted by: the three hot Canadian Winter Olympian sisters at May 10, 2014 06:05 PM (G19Jx)

225 That episode where Picard was some guy getting old playing the flute on a planet that fried? Cut out all the Enterprise scenes, and it's a pretty good story.

Posted by: mindful webworker is ready to beam up at May 10, 2014 06:05 PM (U13jb)

226 Played by Carolyn McCormick, who would go on to play Dr. Elizabeth Olivet in the Law & Order franchise. Yeah? Hmmph.

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 10, 2014 06:05 PM (Am6Ij)

227 Okay, maybe I'm the only one, but I liked Rottenberry's ANDROMEDA series.

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 10, 2014 06:06 PM (Am6Ij)

228 Nobody knew who Sam was until he came out. Maybe he'll be good. Likely he won't be based on the tape. I don't really care and the talking heads can blab on.

Posted by: CDR M at May 10, 2014 06:06 PM (LsJl8)

229 Fucking spoon-heads.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at May 10, 2014 06:06 PM (X3cIT)

230 George Lucas.....spells "shameless sellout" in just about every language on the planet. Of course.... Disney does also....It was a match made in Heaven.

Posted by: Some Guy in Wisconsin at May 10, 2014 06:07 PM (m186v)

231 From "Legal Insurrection: "Harry Reid just needs to rest in a quite place" The Editors of National Review have written a thoughtful note on his behalf… "The Editors would like to extend our condolences to Senator Harry Reid and his family as they go through this difficult time. While we can only guess at the exact nature of the psychiatric or neurological trauma the Senate majority leader has suffered, we assume that it is severe, judging by his symptoms, the most prominent of which is his new habit of taking to the Senate floor to deliver speeches that sound like they ought to be coming from a man wearing a bathrobe in front of a liquor store in Cleveland."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 10, 2014 06:07 PM (XyM/Y)

232 Michael Sam is underrated as a two-technique player.

Posted by: Mel Kiper, Jr. at May 10, 2014 06:07 PM (Cd4PE)

233 Ricardo go read up on the TFX.  McNamara tried that.  One plane to be bomber and interceptor!

TFX contract for the Air Force was won by General Dynamics.  Remember them?  Before the Peace Dividend they were a separate company.  Now?  They are part of Lock-Mart churning out the F-16 and F-35.

The TFX for USAF mission was intended to be a long range adverse weather bomber.  An F-105 on steroids.  That was the F-111.

McNamara decided the Navy Missileer program could be rolled into the TFX and thus he declared it so.  So GD went in partnership with Grumman.  Grumman to build the F-111B with an abbreviated nose, AWG-9 radar, stronger landing gear, longer wings, and missile pylons under the wings for the AIM-54 that were supposed to pivot as the pilot moved the trombone lever Forward to swing the wings backwards.

Thank God there was one honest admiral that day when Sen. Stennis asked Admiral Tom Connoly if the F-111B could be a fighter.  "Senator not all the thrust in Christendom could make that a fighter."  It cost Tom his career but from that wreckage arose the F-14.

What about the USAF F-111 program?  F-111As and Combat Lancer deployment six planes three losses.  Until one crew managed to eject they had no idea how the TFR profile were so harsh in those karst mountains the planes would break apart in flight.

F-111D with Mk II avionics.  Highest abort rate of the whole fleet.  They pretended to be fighter pilots by carrying in the bomb bay the M-61 Vulcan.  Not many parts could interchange with other F-111 units.

F-111E -A with slightly revised avionics and vastly different cockpit layout.  Also different engine than the -A

F-111F they finally got the avionics to work but nothing as complex as the -D Mk II junk.  Again a different engine.  And was designed to carry Pave Tack so the -F could drop smart bombs.  No other -111 could do that on its own.

There was also the FB-111A and the Australian F-111C.  The TFX program was supposed to equip allies like Britain, the F-111K, but due to all the problems in the program the UK backed out and the Air Force was saddled with six different planes called F-111 that in fact did not share a lot of parts in common.

Do not write off the A-6F so easily.  It would have been a new airframe.  It would have shared engines, the F-404, with the Hornet and have the digital bus of the F-14D.  It just was not that favorite buzzword - stealthy.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 06:07 PM (HXcdb)

234 Good nite horde. Be well.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 10, 2014 06:07 PM (HVff2)

235 Yosemite caldera, the new millennium panic! As Vice President Joe Biden might say, "I have three words for you: Y 2 K."

Posted by: DM at May 10, 2014 06:07 PM (Ztudx)

236 228 Nobody knew who Sam was until he came out. Maybe he'll be good. Likely he won't be based on the tape. I don't really care and the talking heads can blab on. Posted by: CDR M at May 10, 2014 11:06 PM (LsJl Not entirely true. He was known down here in SEC country. But yes, his notoriety took a hugely dramatic step up when he came out.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at May 10, 2014 06:08 PM (GEICT)

237 I liked the TNG episode where Fraser's starship destroyed the Hiltonprise again and again and again.

Posted by: eman at May 10, 2014 06:08 PM (EWsrI)

238 We should all celebrate Teh Ghey being admitted into the NFL....... OR ELSE!  The NFL is getting pretty close to being unwatchable now.  If it is going to be all fag all the time I will start watching NASCAR.  Here is the deal.... I don't give a damn what you do behind closed doors.  Don't tell me.  I don't tell you what happens in the Monkeys Lovenasium so don't tell me what happens in yours.  Tired of this shit.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at May 10, 2014 06:08 PM (jucos)

239 Heh. Garrick's reaction when he first the derogatory spoon heads was priceless.

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 10, 2014 06:08 PM (Am6Ij)

240 Night, Misanthropic.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at May 10, 2014 06:08 PM (GEICT)

241 Fox News ‏@FoxNews 14s Nintendo apologizes for not allowing same-sex relationships in life simulator video game http://fxn.ws/1l53qsO

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 10, 2014 06:09 PM (DmNpO)

242 Oh, noeessss! The bearded drag queen won eurovision song contest.

Posted by: Pug All Zipped Up at May 10, 2014 06:09 PM (3U9Bd)

243 Killing Dax annoyed me. Jedzea Dax was a stupid character but they made it worse by replacing it with that other Dax.

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 10, 2014 06:09 PM (Am6Ij)

244 Michael Sam is underrated as a two-technique player.


You mean he both pitches and catches?


(denounces self)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 10, 2014 06:09 PM (TKUw7)

245 FenelonSpoke at May 10, 2014 11:07 PM (XyM/Y) ****** I saw that yesterday. That was an epic takedown, especially for NRO, which tends to be a go along to get along RINO type place.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 10, 2014 06:09 PM (ojnk6)

246 Up next on the Lifetime Movie Network: The Michael Sam Story, A NFL Rainbow. Blechhhhh.

Posted by: mpfs, Carry on Jeeves at May 10, 2014 06:10 PM (zsn46)

247 228 Nobody knew who Sam was until he came out. Maybe he'll be good. Likely he won't be based on the tape. I don't really care and the talking heads can blab on. Posted by: CDR M at May 10, 2014 11:06 PM (LsJl --People who follow the college game (or at least the SEC) fairly closely knew of him; he was SEC Defensive Player of the Year. Granted, it was probably a weak field and Missouri had a relatively easy SEC slate last season, but it's a touch harsh to say Sam was a complete nobody before he came out.

Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 06:10 PM (Cd4PE)

248 237 I liked the TNG episode where Fraser's starship destroyed the Hiltonprise again and again and again. Posted by: eman at May 10, 2014 11:08 PM (EWsrI) The space-time continuum in Star Trek gets violated more than Counselor Troi.

Posted by: Thrawn at May 10, 2014 06:10 PM (WlWt+)

249 The NFL is getting pretty close to being unwatchable now.

They just need moar human interest stories. Oh, and moar pink shoes and wristbands!

Posted by: Soccer Moms at May 10, 2014 06:10 PM (Dwehj)

250 Nintendo apologizes for not allowing same-sex relationships in life simulator video game "the best lack all conviction and the worst are full of passionate intensity" -- some irish guy

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 10, 2014 06:11 PM (30eLQ)

251 FenelonSpoke, I drafted you to give the invocation for the AOS NASCAR team

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 10, 2014 06:11 PM (DmNpO)

252 The episode in which all the crew is disappearing except for Dr Crusher was fun. The "lizard" episode was stupid.

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 10, 2014 06:11 PM (Am6Ij)

253 OK, finished watching the Wesley-execution episode, now on to another Ferengi thing. Picard introduces Riker as his First Officer, Data as next in command and then ... Troi? lulz I'm warning you, she'll read your very vaguest mind-thinkings, as long as you don't disguise them!

Posted by: Waterhouse at May 10, 2014 06:11 PM (vqUB+)

254 162 and the democrats in congress fought fought valiantly to save both programs but the president's influence was just too much, just as it was when congress killed logistics support for South Vietnam. Posted by: The Poser at May 10, 2014 10:45 PM (4JvQ2) Eh. I wasn't sorry to see the Shuttle go. Thirty years of no progress was enough. Time to move on.

Posted by: rickl at May 10, 2014 06:12 PM (1Mxs7)

255 Not entirely true. He was known down here in SEC country. But yes, his notoriety took a hugely dramatic step up when he came out. Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at May 10, 2014 11:08 PM (GEICT) ****** I have long thought that the timing of this announcement was cynically planned in order to get media support to help him in his draft placement. Didn't work out that way. Oh well.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 10, 2014 06:12 PM (ojnk6)

256 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at May 10, 2014 11:08 PM (GEICT) The guy who lives in mizzou country shrugs.

Posted by: tsrblke (tablet) at May 10, 2014 06:12 PM (HDwDg)

257 OK, finished watching the Wesley-execution episode Why did you watch it, I told you it sucked!?!?

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 10, 2014 06:13 PM (Am6Ij)

258 I'm warning you, she'll read your very vaguest mind-thinkings, as long as you don't disguise them! Posted by: Waterhouse at May 10, 2014 11:11 PM (vqUB+) Yeah…mine are pretty easy. They involve bending her over the command chair.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at May 10, 2014 06:13 PM (GEICT)

259 I already called Reid's office to complain about his attacking the Koch brothers on the Senate floor. The aides are obligated to be civil, I suppose. Somehow I don't know if she'd say "Thank you for calling" if I said that Reid sounds like a loony toon.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 10, 2014 06:13 PM (XyM/Y)

260 Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 11:10 PM (Cd4PE) Good point. I'm a casual fan.

Posted by: CDR M at May 10, 2014 06:14 PM (LsJl8)

261 Killing Dax annoyed me. Jedzea Dax was a stupid character but they made it worse by replacing it with that other Dax. Posted by: Soothsayer § at May 10, 2014 11:09 PM (Am6Ij) But she was cute. And in one of the best Trek episodes: Field of Fire http://tinyurl.com/mt5q7y8

Posted by: The Dominion Hat at May 10, 2014 06:14 PM (K1sEu)

262 btw, notice how goofy Worf looked in the 1st season? It was a set-up. Worf always said some stupid shit, too, only to be shot-down by the wise Picard.

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 10, 2014 06:14 PM (Am6Ij)

263 Why did you watch it, I told you it sucked!?!? I was hoping for a nip-slip from the half-clothed Ido (Edo?) babes.

Posted by: Waterhouse at May 10, 2014 06:14 PM (vqUB+)

264 Hated Wesley Crusher on Star Trek...

... too old.

Posted by: Harry Reid at May 10, 2014 06:15 PM (G19Jx)

265 I have long thought that the timing of this announcement was cynically planned in order to get media support to help him in his draft placement. Didn't work out that way. Oh well. Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 10, 2014 11:12 PM (ojnk6) That is exactly right. I think they miss timed it, but it was a quality attempt. Most likely there's no way he gets through the interview portion of the NFL unscathed. It was coming out any way…they just tried to control it.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at May 10, 2014 06:15 PM (GEICT)

266 Miles O'Brien jumping through time to save the station was fun.

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 10, 2014 06:16 PM (Am6Ij)

267 225 That episode where Picard was some guy getting old playing the flute on a planet that fried? Cut out all the Enterprise scenes, and it's a pretty good story.
Posted by: mindful webworker is ready to beam up at May 10, 2014 11:05 PM (U13jb)

The Inner Light
http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/The_Inner_Light_%28episode%29

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 10, 2014 06:16 PM (gnKGA)

268 238 We should all celebrate Teh Ghey being admitted into the NFL....... OR ELSE! The NFL is getting pretty close to being unwatchable now. If it is going to be all fag all the time I will start watching NASCAR. Here is the deal.... I don't give a damn what you do behind closed doors. Don't tell me. I don't tell you what happens in the Monkeys Lovenasium so don't tell me what happens in yours. Tired of this shit. Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at May 10, 2014 11:08 PM (jucos) --I've said it before and I'll say it again: Regardless of one's own beliefs on the subject, as a social moral problem rump wrangling doesn't even rate compared to illegitimacy with multiple women, which is far more prevalent among NFL players and has been for a good while.

Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 06:17 PM (Cd4PE)

269 Good night Horde. Have fun.

Posted by: tbodie at May 10, 2014 06:18 PM (1s+pS)

270 "In sum: a horribly late, overbudget, oversold, undermanaged defense program. That has produced a slow, low, clumsy, draggy jet which does not have adequate stealth to survive in the modern combat air environment. And to which there is no longer any reasonable alternative." Once again, blaming the product and not the process. ""In sum: a horribly late, overbudget, oversold, undermanaged defense program." The F-35 has been one of, if not the largest, defense initiatives ever undertaken in the history of mankind in dollar figures. The DOD said we want an airplane that can replace the A-10, the Harrier, the F-16, the F-14, the A-6, the Hornet, the legacy F-15, and be LO and be able to deliver tactical bomb/nuke loads using the most advanced tech available bar none. Okay. That happens in a decade? " That has produced a slow, low, clumsy, draggy jet which does not have adequate stealth to survive in the modern combat air environment." The F-35 is, today, the stealthiest manned airplane in the sky. It is 30 years newer than the B-2. Twenty years newer than the F-22. Hell, almost 40 years newer than the F-117. Nobody is producing anything even close to it. There is no reasonable alternative to it because it is the best reasonable alternative. It is the single most advanced "white world" combat airplane on this planet at the moment. It has tech that makes the Typhoon blush and makes the T-50 cry over.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 10, 2014 06:18 PM (9qxR5)

271 Using some unnamed Island in Lake Erie as S'ly most point of Canukistan, at around 41d40m35s N (via Google-Earth), then Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, California, Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Montana, NoDak, SoDak, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, NewYawk, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Alaska are all at least partially north of that latitude. So, 27 American states.

Posted by: sodak at May 10, 2014 06:18 PM (sbXbW)

272 --I've said it before and I'll say it again: Regardless of one's own beliefs on the subject, as a social moral problem rump wrangling doesn't even rate compared to illegitimacy with multiple women, which is far more prevalent among NFL players and has been for a good while.

Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 11:17 PM (Cd4PE)

__________________

But at least most of their bastard progeny get the financial support they need so they don't become the Feral Kids of the inner city. 

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at May 10, 2014 06:19 PM (jucos)

273 But at least most of their bastard progeny get the financial support they need so they don't become the Feral Kids of the inner city. Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at May 10, 2014 11:19 PM (judos) hahahahahahahahahahahahah

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at May 10, 2014 06:20 PM (GEICT)

274 We just love those violin-laden pregame show vignettes where the young man dedicates his season to his grandma who tragically died from natural causes at the age of 105. *sniff* *sob*

Posted by: Soccer Moms at May 10, 2014 06:20 PM (Dwehj)

275 A negative one-word tweet from Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones about the drafting of Michael Sam drew a rebuke from the team.

Shortly after the St. Louis Rams selected Sam in the seventh round Saturday, Jones tweeted, "Horrible." The tweet was taken down a short time later.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at May 10, 2014 06:20 PM (X3cIT)

276 I have long thought that the timing of this announcement was cynically planned in order to get media support to help him in his draft placement. Didn't work out that way. Oh well. Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 10, 2014 11:12 PM (ojnk6) --His team actually knew about it for the entire season (he announced it to his teammates and coaches, but asked them not to tell anyone else). They respected him enough to honor his request and keep it under wraps for several months.

Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 06:20 PM (Cd4PE)

277 Man, they sure settled on the whole trope of a dramatic rise of symphonic strings while focusing on a reaction shot of Picard's face just prior to a commercial break, followed by a voiceover and wide shot of the Enterprise mesmerically floating in space when returning from listening about the Chrysler LeBaron pretty early in this show's run.

Posted by: Waterhouse at May 10, 2014 06:20 PM (vqUB+)

278

The shuttle only really made any sense as a way to ferry station parts up and down. Of course, what good does the station do?

 

engineering and ambition wise though, it was pretty impressive. It would have been nice to build a small scale crew only one to test everything out before designing a full size one. Its why I'm rooting for the DreamChaser to become successful

Posted by: dudenolongerinsantacruz at May 10, 2014 06:21 PM (PGXA8)

279 Wha, no shot on goal for the Ducks the *entire* second period?!?! And they're still up 2-0.

Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 06:21 PM (Cd4PE)

280 Jolly evening, o Horde ! Mostly out on the patio tonight, burning old papers in lieu of shredding, drinking beer & cheap scotch. "the best lack all conviction and the worst are full of passionate intensity" "If we do not hang together, we shall all assuredly hang separately " and there you have it in a nutshell.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at May 10, 2014 06:21 PM (TOb4i)

281 So, there will be no criticism for MSam allowed? You can't say he stinks?

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 10, 2014 06:21 PM (Am6Ij)

282 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 10, 2014 11:11 PM (DmNpO) Uhhh...thank you. :^) I'm a little dubious that our car would make it past the first lap because of excessive consumption of Valu Rite but I appreciate the thumbs up.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 10, 2014 06:22 PM (XyM/Y)

283 You won't be able to criticize Sam at all. Remember what happened to Rush Limbaugh when he commented about a black quarterback?

Posted by: mpfs, Carry on Jeeves at May 10, 2014 06:23 PM (zsn46)

284 But at least most of their bastard progeny get the financial support they need so they don't become the Feral Kids of the inner city. Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at May 10, 2014 11:19 PM (jucos) --True enough for the first generation, but some bad habits get passed down and not all the offspring can ball for a living.

Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 06:24 PM (Cd4PE)

285 "But at least most of their bastard progeny get the financial support they need so they don't become the Feral Kids of the inner city." -Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at May 10, 2014 11:19 PM (jucos) Spare any change? Can I get one of those smokes? *Scratches Truck Monkey* *gallops off into distance*

Posted by: Feral Kaboom Kid, Un-Progeny at May 10, 2014 06:24 PM (lq3Ak)

286 And that handsome Ray Lewis seems like such a nice young man!

Posted by: Soccer Moms at May 10, 2014 06:24 PM (Dwehj)

287 Okay, from what I've seen and heard from MSam, I think he's i) stupid, and ii) a jerkoff. I don't like him personally. And he's not good enough, (but apparently he's gay enough), to play in the NFL. So, I axe you the following: Which excuse will MSam use when he's cut? a) I was cut cuz I'm a gay. b) I was cut cuz I'm a black. c) I was cut cuz I'm a gay black.

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 10, 2014 06:25 PM (Am6Ij)

288 You won't be able to criticize Sam at all. Remember what happened to Rush Limbaugh when he commented about a black quarterback? Posted by: mpfs, Carry on Jeeves at May 10, 2014 11:23 PM (zsn46) **** True. Coming out publicly made him a member of the media protected class. The Rams really stepped in it with him.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 10, 2014 06:25 PM (ojnk6)

289 151 Michael Sams is already a boring whining bitch. Posted by: mpfs, Carry on Jeeves at May 10, 2014 10:41 PM (zsn46) ******* Wait until he gets cut/sent to free agency. We ain't seen nothing yet. ESPN and the rest of the media will go even more insane. Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 10, 2014 10:43 PM (ojnk6) Remember Chris Kluwe? Viqueens punter who came out big time for ghey marriage? Lot's on the left went absolutely crazy when his book came out blaming the Viqueens management for being homophobic because they told him to tone down the shit during the season. In their eyes, Kluwe was a victim of hate because he was cut for being pro ghey marriage instead of a below average veteran punter making $1.5M a year when a rookie would be making about a third of that.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at May 10, 2014 06:25 PM (HxSXm)

290 Jesus, Anna. You're talking 50 year old tech and aerodynamics. I know more about the F-111 than than you can type here in a hundred posts of the same volume. Ill-conceived but utlimately useful. McNamara was an idiot. The F-35 is not the F-111.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 10, 2014 06:26 PM (9qxR5)

291 Danica's still in it. She was in 7th place before the pit then dropped to 18. she's already back up to 9th/

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 10, 2014 06:26 PM (DmNpO)

292 9th.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 10, 2014 06:27 PM (DmNpO)

293 I just saw Sam's reaction to being picked on the sports report.  Good Lord.  Wept like a pageant queen and kissed his boyfriend.  All Ghey all the time.  Not a recipe for NFL success.  Your average NFL fan does not want to see or hear about this shit.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at May 10, 2014 06:27 PM (jucos)

294 Oh, this is the "Picard Maneuver" episode. I recall something about this, appearing to be in two places at the same time. Odd that I remember pretty much nothing else about it.

Posted by: Waterhouse at May 10, 2014 06:27 PM (vqUB+)

295 Oh and I guarantee someone out there in the Leftist Fascist Media is pushing this hashtag right now: #breakingbarriers.

Posted by: Soothsayer at May 10, 2014 06:27 PM (Am6Ij)

296 Free Showtime for a bit. Just watched Silver Linings Playbook. Not a bad movie, I'd recommend it.

Posted by: The Farmer at May 10, 2014 06:27 PM (eBupg)

297 I don't know anything about Sam other than what I read hear, so I gather he's a gay black football player who apparently smooched with his boyfriend, but all I can think of is, "That Sam I am. That Sam I am."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 10, 2014 06:28 PM (XyM/Y)

298 "Do not write off the A-6F so easily. It would have been a new airframe. It would have shared engines, the F-404, with the Hornet and have the digital bus of the F-14D. It just was not that favorite buzzword - stealthy."

Yes. Nothing could carry ordnance to distance like the A-6. Brilliant design.

Add to the list of good things above a new composite wing.

I do wonder whether Grumman could have competently executed the program. Especially since they were simultaneously pitching a complete overhaul of both the F-14 and the A-6. By the late 1980s, they were a hell of a mess internally. Years of disorganized, defocused management (building _buses_, really?). Running out of cash. Basically requiring recapitalization and firing two thirds of the executive team.

But, all moot now. With the end of the A-6 and the cancellation of the A-12, the Navy went out of the long range deep strike business. Unfortunately, with steadily better antiship missiles making coasts a place a carrier dare not closely approach, long range deep strike matters again.

Someone correctly notes upthread that robot UCAVs may be able to step in and replace the F-35. Yep. Also possibly able to take over the former A-6 mission. But the Pentagon isn't investing enough money quickly enough in the engineering effort required. Bad trouble ahead.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 10, 2014 06:28 PM (noWW6)

299 Oh oh. Gotta go. Good night, Gracies.

Posted by: mindful webworker has beamed up at May 10, 2014 06:28 PM (U13jb)

300 She's now at 7th

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 10, 2014 06:28 PM (DmNpO)

301 Johnny Express is pretty grim.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 10, 2014 06:28 PM (OxDCe)

302 Typhoon is wrong for your argument.  Eurofighter Typhoon is a Gen 4 fighter or Gen 4.5 if you are feeling generous.  The original concept for a light weight fighter for all of Europe traces back to the ECF in 1971.  RAF expected to be flying this plane in 1987.  It has only been in the past few years that Tranche 3 airframes have become available in sufficient numbers.

But the Typhoon is germane in one sense because of the ridiculous gestation time to produce the plane.  Like the Panavia Tornado, multi-country service.  But when France did not get their way, ie Eurofighter adopting the French design, they pulled out and produced the Rafeal.  Meanwhile the other partners pressed ahead, even when Germany bolted and then rejoined.

How many names have been hung on this program since 1971?  ECF, ACX, ACA, EAP, and Eurofighter 2000.

The Typhoon and the F-35 are not weapons programs, they are job programs disguised as defense programs.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 06:29 PM (HXcdb)

303 "9th." -Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 10, 2014 11:27 PM (DmNpO) That's my line; and it is pronounced "NINE!"

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 06:29 PM (lq3Ak)

304 Wept like a pageant queen and kissed his boyfriend.

It brought a lump to our throats and our hearts swelled with pride! 

Posted by: Soccer Moms at May 10, 2014 06:29 PM (Dwehj)

305 >> 10 Why is it any and everytime someone takes a swipe at the F-35, they don't bother including the reason why we have to buy the F-35 - because Obama killed the F-22 and we can't wait 10-20 years for a new fighter to be developed? And the F-22 was killed because exports were banned,.....In order to boost sales of the F-35

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at May 10, 2014 06:29 PM (LWu6U)

306 290 There was no Flame War scheduled for tonight.

Posted by: Guy Karate, Member, The League of Ugly Shirted Gentlemen at May 10, 2014 06:29 PM (FlRtG)

307 Ricardo, you can romanticize the feature creep of the F35 - but its late and way over budget.  If it weren't for the international aspect of the program I suspect it would already have been killed.  Flying a major program thru DoD requiring top cover from the foreign cooperation folks is like fly on fumes into a T-storm.

Its going to be hitting some hard budget stops soon, with their own, real political constituencies.  And, I think its in trouble.

Posted by: Jean at May 10, 2014 06:29 PM (TETYm)

308 Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at May 10, 2014 11:25 PM (HxSXm) --Kluwe's a classic example of having a big mouth, but needing to back it up on the field. Unfortunately for him, few punters are indispensable. Then again, the obscurity of the punter and placekicker positions may drive some of them to act out for attention --remember the "idiot kicker" who got "liquored up"?-- while most starting QBs are expert at anodyne comments and replies in interviews.

Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 06:30 PM (Cd4PE)

309 Look out! I'm comin' through!

Posted by: Danica Patwreck at May 10, 2014 06:30 PM (Dwehj)

310 Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at May 10, 2014 11:27 PM (jucos) It's ok no one watches the rams anyway. IIRC my uncle is trying to dump his PSL, but no buyers.

Posted by: tsrblke (tablet) at May 10, 2014 06:30 PM (HDwDg)

311 I didn't get a harrumph out of that guy.

Posted by: Gov. Wm. J. LePetomane at May 10, 2014 06:30 PM (8gEgY)

312 The Air Force has their JSF F-35 boondoggle, the Navy has their LCS boondoggle. Posted by: Thrawn at May 10, 2014 10:20 PM (WlWt+) the Navy also has their jsf boondoggle.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 10, 2014 06:31 PM (rDidD)

313 Fist I can. Fist I will.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at May 10, 2014 06:31 PM (X3cIT)

314 The Typhoon and the F-35 are not weapons programs, they are job programs disguised as defense programs. Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 11:29 PM (HXcdb) Exactly right. The Europeanization of the US continues on schedule. (Meanwhile, the Bear is taking bites out of Europe as we speak.)

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at May 10, 2014 06:31 PM (LWu6U)

315 And the F-22 was killed because exports were banned,.....In order to boost sales of the F-35 Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest

This, and someone got a nice LockMart deskjob to fade away in

Posted by: Jean at May 10, 2014 06:31 PM (TETYm)

316 Johnny Manziel may be a bigger disappointment than Sam. I almost feel sorry for him, what with being drafted to the Mistake on the Lake.

Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 06:32 PM (Cd4PE)

317 Last night I had a dream about a nuclear bomb going off in Belarus. I don't know why Belarus, I never even heard of the place but I dreamed about it. Hope it doesn't happen.

Posted by: Hyppypiertari at May 10, 2014 06:32 PM (kp5cA)

318 Lot's on the left went absolutely crazy when his book came out blaming the Viqueens management for being homophobic because they told him to tone down the shit during the season. In their eyes, Kluwe was a victim of hate because he was cut for being pro ghey marriage instead of a below average veteran punter making $1.5M a year when a rookie would be making about a third of that. Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at May 10, 2014 11:25 PM (HxSXm) **** I did not follow that one, though predicting media reactions these days is nor difficult. The Rams have a player for life, unless a team is intent on making things difficult for themselves and offer a better deal.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 10, 2014 06:32 PM (ojnk6)

319 276 I have long thought that the timing of this announcement was cynically planned in order to get media support to help him in his draft placement. Didn't work out that way. Oh well. Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 10, 2014 11:12 PM (ojnk6) --His team actually knew about it for the entire season (he announced it to his teammates and coaches, but asked them not to tell anyone else). They respected him enough to honor his request and keep it under wraps for several months. Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 11:20 PM (Cd4PE) IIRC, he was going to inform the NFL teams at the combine in the interviews that the players have with the NFL teams, but a reporter in Missouri was planning to out him, so he did it preemptively.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at May 10, 2014 06:32 PM (HxSXm)

320 My point with the shuttle commentary is that you can have well engineered hardware that's "useless" because too many people had fingers in the pot. I see the F-35 similarly.

Posted by: dudenolongerinsantacruz at May 10, 2014 06:32 PM (PGXA8)

321 "IIRC my uncle is trying to dump his PSL, but no buyers." -Posted by: tsrblke (tablet) at May 10, 2014 11:30 PM (HDwDg) The most insidious invention in sports. "This is your license to pay a lot of money, but first..."

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 06:33 PM (lq3Ak)

322 Dominion Hat, did you get a chance to peek at my two emails?
The time/date in the second one should be 'after midnight May 11th morning'
Off to sleep.
One banged up bot.

Posted by: Lost Tom Servo at May 10, 2014 06:33 PM (ZDLNi)

323 Gordon wins it.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 10, 2014 06:33 PM (DmNpO)

324 I went to my friend's 50th birthday party.  I will never do this again.

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 06:33 PM (8lmkt)

325 I see Ricardo has resorted to the "Oh posh I know more than you" school of argument. 

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 06:33 PM (HXcdb)

326 Sam's could play football into his 60's if he wants to.  The Rams will never be able to cut him.  A 63 year old DE would be a rather novel thing.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at May 10, 2014 06:34 PM (jucos)

327 I sort of understand pointing out the F-111 as an analogy for the F-35. But then you have to explain away the F-4, which served brilliantly for the Air Force, Navy and Marines, plus shitloads of export customers.

Posted by: Waterhouse at May 10, 2014 06:34 PM (vqUB+)

328 Night horde.

Posted by: tsrblke (tablet) at May 10, 2014 06:34 PM (HDwDg)

329 323 Gordon wins it. Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 10, 2014 11:33 PM (DmNpO) *raises middle finger*

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at May 10, 2014 06:34 PM (GEICT)

330 Speaking of ghey college players, doesn't the dude from UMass who came out, like Jason Collins, also have a straight identical twin brother?

Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 06:34 PM (Cd4PE)

331 "The Typhoon and the F-35 are not weapons programs, they are job programs disguised as defense programs." Again, Anna, bullshit. They are the product of the most advanced defense tech available at the time. The Typhoon is not a bad airplane it's just a decade behind today's tech. The F-35 is still the most advanced airplane you can buy today. That is not a fact in doubt.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 10, 2014 06:35 PM (9qxR5)

332 Danica had her best performance ever. She was driving like a bat out of hell tonight.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 10, 2014 06:35 PM (DmNpO)

333 Dominion Hat, did you get a chance to peek at my two emails? The time/date in the second one should be 'after midnight May 11th morning' Off to sleep. One banged up bot. Posted by: Lost Tom Servo at May 10, 2014 11:33 PM (ZDLNi) No, what is it regarding?

Posted by: The Dominion Hat at May 10, 2014 06:35 PM (K1sEu)

334 Posted by: Hyppypiertari at May 10, 2014 11:32 PM (kp5cA) Do you frequently have dreams that predict the future accurately?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 10, 2014 06:36 PM (XyM/Y)

335 "Mistake on the Lake." -Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 11:32 PM (Cd4PE) You pluralize that from now on, or I'll stop by with... *looks around* ...This Remote Control! ...and this lamp. ...and this paddle-game. ...and this vague hometown pride with no good reasoning behind it. -But I just might light your river on fire.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 06:36 PM (lq3Ak)

336 I crossed the finish line with my entire car. Whew.

Posted by: Danica Patwreck at May 10, 2014 06:36 PM (Dwehj)

337 317 Last night I had a dream about a nuclear bomb going off in Belarus. I don't know why Belarus, I never even heard of the place but I dreamed about it. Hope it doesn't happen. Posted by: Hyppypiertari at May 10, 2014 11:32 PM (kp5cA) Belarus? That's the small country directly north of Ukraine. It has been aligned with Russia ever since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. But that's an oddly specific dream...

Posted by: Thrawn at May 10, 2014 06:36 PM (WlWt+)

338 >>>324 I went to my friend's 50th birthday party. I will never do this again. ---------- What was awful about it? Besides the 50 part, I mean.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 10, 2014 06:36 PM (8gEgY)

339 I went to my friend's 50th birthday party. I will never do this again. Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 11:33 PM (8lmkt) ***** Good to see you Peaches. May I ask why you feel this way?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 10, 2014 06:36 PM (ojnk6)

340 Chalize Theron and The Black Keys on SNL

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 10, 2014 06:36 PM (DmNpO)

341 I went to my friend's 50th birthday party. I will never do this again. Posted by: Peaches ------------------ Didn't have a great time, I take it. Lots of over-the-hill jokes, or what?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 10, 2014 06:36 PM (aDwsi)

342 LCS is in real trouble.  I've pulled anything associated with it from my forecasts. There are multiple US Senators with shipyards in their states, who have with models of licensed euro frigate/corvette designs sitting in their offices wanting a piece of LCS's ass.

Posted by: Jean at May 10, 2014 06:36 PM (TETYm)

343 I'm here. Everybody relax. Good evening horde.

Posted by: DC in (Location TBD) at May 10, 2014 06:37 PM (Pvcl5)

344 Hold it. I just noticed that ash map looks like a Wankel rotor.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 10, 2014 06:37 PM (aDwsi)

345 333 Danica had her best performance ever. She was driving like a bat out of hell tonight. Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 10, 2014 11:35 PM (DmNpO) I don't have TV so I couldn't watch the race, but that's nice to hear.

Posted by: rickl at May 10, 2014 06:37 PM (1Mxs7)

346 was that second tiny url of marina sirtis real or faked?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 10, 2014 06:37 PM (rDidD)

347 I went to my friend's 50th birthday party. I will never do this again.
Did someone ask you if you worked for UPS, Peaches?

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at May 10, 2014 06:38 PM (X3cIT)

348 Do you frequently have dreams that predict the future accurately? Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 10, 2014 11:36 PM (XyM/Y) Heh, I was about to say. The separatist "voting" in Easter Ukraine will take place tomorrow. This time the Russians will make sure none of the real vote tallies are released to the public, like the ones in Crimea.

Posted by: Thrawn at May 10, 2014 06:38 PM (WlWt+)

349 I think it would be more correct to say that the F-35 was picked because it was supposed to be cheaper AND more capable than the F-22. Saying we're forced to go with the F-35 because the F-22 was cancelled is not entirely correct.

Posted by: CDR M at May 10, 2014 10:14 PM (LsJl

As it turns out, the F-35 is both less capable, and more expensive that the F-22.

It's a piece of shit caught in an ever increasing demand for capabilities and mission-creep.

They should have continued producing the F-22 as an "Air-superiority" fighter.

The F-35 is never going to be a mature platform, considering ever evolving requirements. It will also never be a realistic CAS platform, although the AF will mothball 300 A-10Cs in order to purchase another 28 F-35s.

This is a classic "Goat Fuck", of the highest order...

Posted by: ChrisP at May 10, 2014 06:38 PM (Vs4Hs)

350 "I went to my friend's 50th birthday party. I will never do this again." -Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 11:33 PM (8lmkt) That's what they all say. Unless you're speaking of your collective friends' advancing ages. Thusly, perhaps true. *ducks* I MEANT ALL OF US, DAMNIT!

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 06:38 PM (lq3Ak)

351 "I sort of understand pointing out the F-111 as an analogy for the F-35. But then you have to explain away the F-4, which served brilliantly for the Air Force, Navy and Marines, plus shitloadds of export customers." The F-4 predated the F-111 by almost a decade. It was outgrowth of the F-3 which as a single-engine fighter that performed strangely well on carrier decks for the time.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 10, 2014 06:38 PM (9qxR5)

352 Waterhouse.  The F-4 first started out as a Navy interceptor.  It was already built to survive carrier landings.  So when the USAF adopted it, they just tinkered with the cockpit setup, avionics a bit, and bam it became the F-110 until USAF adopted the Navy designation.  And then later everyone found out how many bombs you could hang on the beast.

The problem arises in adapting a USAF plane for carrier use.  Classic example is the Northrop YF-17 that lost out to the General Dynamics F-16 for the LWF.  Northrop decided to team up with MDD to pitch the YF-17 for a Navy requirement.  MDD basically made a new airframe that only resembled the YF-17.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 06:38 PM (HXcdb)

353 Left my car at the pub, rode over with friends, one of whom said, sure I will take the bus back to the pub with you (it's a straight shot, same road).  Moments in, another darling friend splashes MOST of a pint of beer all over my new very pricey sweater and not only on, but IN, my extremely pricey handbag.  Last time that happened was in 1969 at a mixer at Princeton.  You don't forget someone dousing  you in beer. 

So, that's part 1 (but, wait, there's more!)

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 06:38 PM (8lmkt)

354 LCS is perhaps one of the stupidest ideas and most poorly executed ideas ever.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 10, 2014 06:39 PM (rDidD)

355 They prob wouldn't let Peaches smoke.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at May 10, 2014 06:39 PM (GEICT)

356 Do you frequently have dreams that predict the future accurately? Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 10, 2014 11:36 PM (XyM/Y) Maybe. I'm not sure I believe its possible. But three days before 9/11 I had a dream that I was in this grassy field with my friends and we watched as airplanes above us folded their wings and became missiles and hit the buildings in the city in the distance. I did not recognize the city as New York, or any place I've seen. When I woke up, the kids in the apartment upstairs were making this huge ruckus like they were rollerskating on the tile or something, and we lived near an airport so I think my dream was probably influenced by the noise, but it was so vivid I described it to my roommate, who then reminded me of my dream on 9/11. Maybe it was a coincidence, but still pretty weird.

Posted by: Hyppypiertari at May 10, 2014 06:39 PM (kp5cA)

357 "The F-35 is, today, the stealthiest manned airplane in the sky."

Strongly disputed by many.

Note that signature management encompasses many aspects, of which frontal aspect radar stealth in the most commonly used band is only one.

For example: last I looked, the F-35 was an absolutely enormous thermal target thanks to its big, hot engine. And a configuration that prevents the back end of that engine from being effectually masked.

The Skunk Works engineers of the 1970s and 1980s busted their tails to keep the original F-117's thermal signature small, to match the small radar signature. They were smart about that. But there's no way given the engineering trade space of the -35 that they could do so with this jet.

Meanwhile, as the jet got steadily hotter, stuff that looks for heat turned out to be one of the most rapidly progressing sensor technologies. AvLeak said a few months back that new-generation ultra-sensitivity infrared search and track is a game changer. Yep, most likely, especially against a plane that is the hottest dot on the scope.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 10, 2014 06:39 PM (noWW6)

358 also have a straight identical twin brother? Posted by: logprof --------------------- And that's when the fight started.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 10, 2014 06:39 PM (aDwsi)

359 But then you have to explain away the F-4, which served brilliantly for the Air Force, Navy and Marines, plus shitloads of export customers. Posted by: Waterhouse Not nearly the expert that Anna Puma is, but there were plenty of problems with the F-4, especially as it was adopted for the Air Force (without an internal gun) and it was a very heavy plane for the Navy. It was a big airframe, and there was a lot of room for evolution in its life (McDonnel Douglas built over 5,000 of them), and a lot of exports, but it was hardly perfect. It was also an evolutionary design from the F-101.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding Orca at May 10, 2014 06:39 PM (+1T7c)

360 The F-35 is still the most advanced airplane you can buy today. That is not a fact in doubt. Posted by: Ricardo Kill

You're incorrect.  One you can't buy it, because its late. Nor, can you afford it.  While its cute to be the most "advanced" aircraft; that wasn't its job.

Posted by: Jean at May 10, 2014 06:40 PM (TETYm)

361 Last night I had a dream about a nuclear bomb going off in Belarus. I don't know why Belarus, I never even heard of the place but I dreamed about it. Hope it doesn't happen.

Posted by: Hyppypiertari at May 10, 2014 11:32 PM (kp5cA)

________________

Vell.... It seems as though someone iz on to us....

Posted by: Vladimer Putin at May 10, 2014 06:40 PM (jucos)

362 It's a piece of shit caught in an ever increasing demand for capabilities and mission-creep.They should have continued producing the F-22 as an "Air-superiority" fighter.The F-35 is never going to be a mature platform, considering ever evolving requirements. It will also never be a realistic CAS platform, although the AF will mothball 300 A-10Cs in order to purchase another 28 F-35s.This is a classic "Goat Fuck", of the highest order... Posted by: ChrisP at May 10, 2014 11:38 PM (Vs4Hs) ****** As I mentioned above, see the movie "Pentagon Wars" to remind one about this goat fuck of a program. It mirrors the Bradley program pretty closely.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 10, 2014 06:40 PM (ojnk6)

363 Miké Ramoné ‏@ThePantau 3m Michael Sam is news? Well, considering the unemployment rate for young black males under @BarackObama, Sam getting a job is news.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 10, 2014 06:41 PM (DmNpO)

364 Then, party party party, very nice, taco station (yum!) and deejay and lots of lovely people.  Then I go to friend 1 (as I shall call him) and say, so, you ready to get out of here.  Oh, no, the wifey has called and is on the way.  So, I hang around the valet parking for a bit, hoping to see someone I know, it's only a few miles down the road.  Then I go to the bus corner.  And it's freezing cold.  And it continues to get worse.  Way worse.

That's part 2

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 06:41 PM (8lmkt)

365 341 Chalize Theron and The Black Keys on SNL ------ Just flipped then channel over. That is one attractive woman. Did you get hammered or something, Peaches?

Posted by: shredded chi at May 10, 2014 06:41 PM (5S3wn)

366 why are we bribing anyone for a place to live after a super volcano? isn't having a few neutron bombs cheaper and more effective?

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 10, 2014 06:41 PM (rDidD)

367 As I mentioned above, see the movie "Pentagon Wars" to remind one about this goat fuck of a program. It mirrors the Bradley program pretty closely. *** It seems like 20 years since I've watched it but I don't even know if it's that old. Heh. Kelsey Grammar.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 10, 2014 06:42 PM (DmNpO)

368 Everyone knows the future of military aviation is autonomous drones built by the firm with the biggest donations to Congress. Delivery due in 2035 and would be ready for deployment in 2Q 2050. Maybe.

Posted by: cryptocon at May 10, 2014 06:42 PM (cgWjy)

369 Peaches, as usual, living harder than most male Morons.

Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 06:42 PM (Cd4PE)

370 Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 11:41 PM (8lmkt) Oh Dear. This misadventure has chapters.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 06:42 PM (lq3Ak)

371 Just flipped then channel over. That is one attractive woman. *** And she's sleeping with Sean Penn. smh

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 10, 2014 06:42 PM (DmNpO)

372 Last night I dreamed that one of my Tweets saved the world.

Posted by: Jen Psocki at May 10, 2014 06:43 PM (Dwehj)

373 328 Waterhouse "... explain away the F-4, ..." 1. The F-4 was already a Navy aircraft when the Air Force picked it up, as their aircraft choice(s) were not materializing as planned. (I thought we learned ...) 2. Lower system complexity compared to aircraft toda (late-50's technology vs. 90's), both initially, and as implemented. The F-4 was not a "be-all, end-all" of aircraft design, designed to do all jobs. It was adapted, with (mostly) good results. To a significant degree, the F-35 is, as designed, The Aircraft.

Posted by: Arbalest at May 10, 2014 06:43 PM (FlRtG)

374 I'm about to have my fiftieth birthday too. Only three weeks and nineteen years. You all are invited too.

Posted by: DC in (Location TBD) at May 10, 2014 06:43 PM (Pvcl5)

375 It was a big airframe, and there was a lot of room for evolution in its life (McDonnel Douglas built over 5,000 of them), and a lot of exports, but it was hardly perfect. It was also an evolutionary design from the F-101. Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding Orca at May yeah but is looks effing fantastic, especially with those big smokey engines, like a supersonic locomotive.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 10, 2014 06:43 PM (rDidD)

376 AF will mothball 300 A-10Cs

Mothball hell, the day they kill off the force structure, the F35 PM shop will have guys down there with sawsall rendering those things to scrap.

Posted by: Jean at May 10, 2014 06:44 PM (TETYm)

377 And she's sleeping with Sean Penn.

Yikes. That's a three-bagger.

Posted by: Jen Psocki at May 10, 2014 06:44 PM (Dwehj)

378 so, you know how when you're driving and trying to get somewhere and there are fuckin' buses everywhere, screwing up traffic?  heh, try standing around on the corner over by Venice Beach -- not a bus in sight for miles!  But, lucky me, two epically drunk dudes come around and they've busted out of rehab in Laguna, one with tats all over his FACE (nothing cool, like multicolored STARS!) and he's on the phone with his MOM, and then they start yelling at passersby looking for cocaine.  At which point I chased them off.

Part 3

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 06:44 PM (8lmkt)

379 --Kluwe's a classic example of having a big mouth, but needing to back it up on the field. Unfortunately for him, few punters are indispensable. Then again, the obscurity of the punter and placekicker positions may drive some of them to act out for attention --remember the "idiot kicker" who got "liquored up"?-- while most starting QBs are expert at anodyne comments and replies in interviews. Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 11:30 PM (Cd4PE) What hurt him most was his salary. Punters are a dime a dozen, and if they can get a better position player with the extra $1M in salary, well, sorry kid, best of luck in your future endeavors. Pro sports was one of the last bastions of pure may the best win, but now everything has gotten PC so they can't get rid of someone for fear of offending someone.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at May 10, 2014 06:44 PM (HxSXm)

380 Did anyone else who watched the new 24 premiere see the sequence in the drone control room and think of Beavis and Butt-Head like I did?

Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 06:45 PM (Cd4PE)

381 Oh Dear. This misadventure has chapters.
And apparently it gets even verse.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at May 10, 2014 06:45 PM (X3cIT)

382 One of the jokes about the F4H-1/F-110/F-4 Phantom II was it proved you could make a brick fly.  And then came the F-111 with the TF-30 engines.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 06:45 PM (HXcdb)

383 "I'm about to have my fiftieth birthday too. Only three weeks and nineteen years. You all are invited too." -Posted by: DC in (Location TBD) at May 10, 2014 11:43 PM (Pvcl5) Go to bed, you lunatic. Before you get beaten over the head with a Hurry-Cane... lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 06:45 PM (lq3Ak)

384 370 Peaches, as usual, living harder than most male Morons. Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 11:42 PM (Cd4PE) Hey! I tried a cronut tonight dammit. Living. On. The. Edge!! Evening all

Posted by: RWC at May 10, 2014 06:45 PM (QeH9j)

385 375 I'm about to have my fiftieth birthday too. Only three weeks and nineteen years. You all are invited too. Posted by: DC in (Location TBD) at May 10, 2014 11:43 PM (Pvcl5) Get off mah lawn!!!!! 17+years

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at May 10, 2014 06:45 PM (GEICT)

386 jdmullane ‏@jdmullane 3m A modern pope gets old school on the Devil http://wapo.st/1g8IdlO via @washingtonpost

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 10, 2014 06:46 PM (DmNpO)

387 so, then, freezin' my tiny tits off and tired of the general surroundings, I keep trying to flag a cab.  finally one guy (turns out he's from Kenya!), lets me run across traffic and hop in his cab and keeps the meter off and I say, I don't care, I will give you 20 bucks to take me 3 miles straight up the road.  Bless him and his entire family, he could have said 100, at that point, I just wanted to go home.

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 06:46 PM (8lmkt)

388 If I were running star trek wesley would have been sold off into a ferengi bathhouse.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 10, 2014 06:46 PM (rDidD)

389 One of the jokes about the F4H-1/F-110/F-4 Phantom II was it proved you could make a brick fly. And then came the F-111 with the TF-30 engines. Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 11:45 PM (HXcdb) Black Hawk helicopters were called lwn darts for a long time...

Posted by: dude at May 10, 2014 06:46 PM (Jw4db)

390 *shoves a Mai Tai through the USB for Peaches*

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 06:47 PM (HXcdb)

391 Hey! I tried a cronut tonight dammit.

A real, actual cronut from the original cronut guy?  Because I've had them and they are nothing short of life-affirming.  I am feeling a twinge of envy.

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 06:47 PM (8lmkt)

392 355 LCS is perhaps one of the stupidest ideas and most poorly executed ideas ever. Posted by: yankeefifth at May 10, 2014 11:39 PM (rDidD) Nothing that some more "dakka" can't fix. Then again, adding moar guns is my universal solution to everything.

Posted by: Thrawn at May 10, 2014 06:47 PM (WlWt+)

393 Hell, I could be a punter in the NFL and I just turned 50.  I am ambidextrous too.  Is that a thing?

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at May 10, 2014 06:47 PM (jucos)

394 386 375 I'm about to have my fiftieth birthday too. Only three weeks and nineteen years. You all are invited too. Posted by: DC in (Location TBD) at May 10, 2014 11:43 PM (Pvcl5) -------------- Send back the free gift from AARP.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 10, 2014 06:47 PM (8gEgY)

395 A more production conversation would be how we are going to pull the best pieces of its technology into simpler, cheaper aircraft that can be acquired in quantity.

Posted by: Jean at May 10, 2014 06:48 PM (TETYm)

396 so, then, freezin' my tiny tits off and Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 11:46 PM (8lmkt) pic?

Posted by: dude at May 10, 2014 06:48 PM (Jw4db)

397 I'm all sweaty and covered in blisters, only blisters no rashes, so I am gonna take a shower, alone again. I will be back.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 10, 2014 06:48 PM (rDidD)

398 That's why it's better to only have friends that are older than 50. ;^) That way you avoid that nonsense. Sorry about your sweater and your bag. This is not related to sloppy, boozy people, but about birthdays. In some episode of one "Bob Newhart" show he goes out for dinner for his birthday where they have big ice creams desserts and they sing and do strobe lights. He's trying to avoid all that so he only orders a small ice-cream. Instead they come over and sing loudly, "Single scooper, Single scooper. This one is a party pooper." I still recall it because I laughed so hard. I would hate a bunch of fuss for a party.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 10, 2014 06:48 PM (XyM/Y)

399 The F-4 was at it's best with the nice bright orange tail and wingtips...

Posted by: dudenolongerinsantacruz at May 10, 2014 06:48 PM (PGXA8)

400 LCS, why couldn't they put that Otero 76mm gun on it?  Instead of new fangled 57mm guns that seem to break down all the time?  Or borrow from the Brits their 30mm Goalkeeper.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 06:49 PM (HXcdb)

401 All helicopters are lawn darts.

Posted by: Jean at May 10, 2014 06:49 PM (TETYm)

402 Dang, Peaches. 8-)

Posted by: Piercello at May 10, 2014 06:49 PM (JybVy)

403 Really, NDH? I had no idea... Spicolli? Gross. She is now after Sandra Fluke & Lena Dunham on the "when I would" scale.

Posted by: shredded chi at May 10, 2014 06:49 PM (5S3wn)

404 "The F-35 is, today, the stealthiest manned airplane in the sky." Strongly disputed by many." Then you must suppose that LM, the makers of the F-117, have lost their minds. Lost all idea of IR stealth and said "Fuck it, who cares?" Do you think they've done that? Something (and I reallly can't say) says it ain't so big a deal. It's fine.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 10, 2014 06:49 PM (9qxR5)

405 if I ever even entertain the thought of taking a bus again, I have instructed fluffy to just put one in my cerebellum.  what an epic pain in the ass way to travel in LA that is!  and, worth every bit of that 20 bucks to have avoided it.  Although, and this will crack you guys up, a dude gave me a bud at the party!!!!  I'm like a weed magnet, it's so cool!

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 06:49 PM (8lmkt)

406 355 LCS is perhaps one of the stupidest ideas and most poorly executed ideas ever. Posted by: yankeefifth at May 10, 2014 11:39 PM (rDidD) Nothing that some more "dakka" can't fix. Then again, adding moar guns is my universal solution to everything. Posted by: Thrawn at May 10, 2014 11:47 It could only have been worse if it was rhib and they were going shark hunting.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 10, 2014 06:49 PM (rDidD)

407 Posted by: Lost Tom Servo at May 10, 2014 11:33 PM (ZDLNi)

No, what is it regarding?

Posted by: The Dominion Hat at May 10, 2014 11:35 PM (K1sEu)

An SSA SNAFU.  The first one has 3 attachments;  pic of me (not a selfie), the painting from last Caturday and the last personal info in a pdf.

Thank you.  The second I asked a question about former Mayor Oscar.

Posted by: Lost Tom Servo at May 10, 2014 06:49 PM (ZDLNi)

408 Andromeda was written as a far-future Trek, set after the Federation had collapsed. A starship captain from Kirk's time is revived after thousands of years in a wormhole and sets about to rebuild the universe he once knew. They changed Vulcans to Nietzscheans, the Federation to the Commonwealth and escaped Paramount's control. Lexa Doig was hot as the ship's android avatar. The Wil Wheaton Project is like a Talk Soup for scifi/horror/action TV series. I don't think Wil's bad acting can eff that format up. Speaking of SyFy, is anyone else following the time travel cop show Continuum? The stories have improved in season three. You can tell that the original plan when this thing was created five years ago was a long slow reveal that the Occupy terrorists are more right than wrong. That plan was moot before the end of the first season, when the Canadians realized America hates Occupy. Lexa Doig still hot as one of those terrorists.

Posted by: Little Miss Spellcheck at May 10, 2014 06:49 PM (a5ljo)

409 Jean.  First they just need to kill the STOL version of the JSF.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 06:50 PM (HXcdb)

410 392 Hey! I tried a cronut tonight dammit. A real, actual cronut from the original cronut guy? Because I've had them and they are nothing short of life-affirming. I am feeling a twinge of envy. Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 11:47 PM (8lmkt) No. And i think that was why I was Meh... Now I'm envious of you Peaches. (And I have two more. Sending via USB now for a taste test.)

Posted by: RWC at May 10, 2014 06:50 PM (QeH9j)

411 "Bless him and his entire family, he could have said 100, at that point, I just wanted to go home." -Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 11:46 PM (8lmkt) We ain't in our twenties, anymore Darlin'! Bless your Kenyan savior on four wheels! ...Good Gravy, Ma'am. ((Peaches)). Never Again should be a MANTRA! I may craft you a shield and paint my face blue in your honor.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 06:50 PM (lq3Ak)

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 06:50 PM (lq3Ak)

413 Roll out the barrel!

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 10, 2014 06:50 PM (BAS5M)

414 I'm all sweaty and covered in blisters, only blisters no rashes, so I am gonna take a shower, alone again. I will be back.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 10, 2014 11:48 PM (rDidD)


can't wait, be sure to send some pics!  wtf, Y5, srsly, wtf?

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 06:50 PM (8lmkt)

415 401 LCS, why couldn't they put that Otero 76mm gun on it? Instead of new fangled 57mm guns that seem to break down all the time? Or borrow from the Brits their 30mm Goalkeeper. Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 11:49 PM (HXcdb) Or just borrow the 45mm that kid had hidden in the bathroom...

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at May 10, 2014 06:50 PM (GEICT)

416 stop the italics////

Posted by: dude at May 10, 2014 06:50 PM (Jw4db)

417 To the Barrel, Lost Tom Servo!!

Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 06:50 PM (Cd4PE)

418 The Almighty Barrel hungers tonight.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 06:50 PM (HXcdb)

419 Tom Servo... Lost to The Barrel.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 06:51 PM (lq3Ak)

420 >>>Send back the free gift from AARP. Nah. I giave it to Cougar, I think I'm funny. She disagrees strongly.

Posted by: DC in (Location TBD) at May 10, 2014 06:51 PM (Pvcl5)

421 I thought we were counting states of Canadia.

Whatevs.

At this time what difference does it make?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Waiting For SMODOT) at May 10, 2014 06:51 PM (JS0vr)

422 Ahhhh. Barrel gets a Mothers Day present. What the barrel births is unnatural and shall remain forbidden.

Posted by: RWC at May 10, 2014 06:51 PM (QeH9j)

423 Really, NDH? I had no idea... Spicolli? Gross. She is now after Sandra Fluke & Lena Dunham on the "when I would" scale. **** He was in the security line over from me at the Detroit airport and he is, if you can believe it, more unattractive in person. And scrawny. Oh so scrawny.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 10, 2014 06:51 PM (DmNpO)

424 Posted by: Weirddave at May 10, 2014 10:25 PM (N/cFh A moronette would have said 'It's in your fookin' hand, dude!'. I'm late to the party. Been cooking and eating morel mushrooms. yum. 'sup, jackwagons?

Posted by: Cicero Kid at May 10, 2014 06:51 PM (Fp7JI)

425 WTH is The Leftovers? Left Behind?

Posted by: RWC at May 10, 2014 06:52 PM (QeH9j)

426 We ain't in our twenties, anymore Darlin'! Bless your Kenyan savior on four wheels!

...Good Gravy, Ma'am. ((Peaches)).

Oh, and the cab, it was a Prius!!!  never been in one before!   you know how they're all super-quiet when you sit next to 'em in your real car?  inside, this thing was a noisy little piece of crap, so funny!  total garbage.

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 06:52 PM (8lmkt)

427 7 more beers and I'll be a genious....

Posted by: dude at May 10, 2014 06:52 PM (Jw4db)

428 "...Although, and this will crack you guys up, a dude gave me a bud at the party!!!! I'm like a weed magnet, it's so cool!" -Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 11:49 PM (8lmkt) *HAH!* Now that's Restaurant Quality Lemonade!

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 06:52 PM (lq3Ak)

429 Posted by: Hyppypiertari at May 10, 2014 11:39 PM (kp5cA) Well, I certainly hope it's not accurate. It's seems like people who have dreams that predict the future usually only have dreams about dreadful events which is sad.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 10, 2014 06:53 PM (XyM/Y)

430 Anyway, worriers, and I am not one, don't worry. The F-35 will keep us safe at night for many decades to come.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 10, 2014 06:53 PM (9qxR5)

431 Yankee covered in blisters, Peaches covered in beer. Coincidence? I think not. What is the fate of that fancy bag, Beloved? Salvageable? Did your friend offer to have it cleaned at least? This is why I am starting to prefer diamonds as an accessory. Hard to hurt 'em. Even my MAC Maleficent lipglass comes right off. My redhead oughtta be shot for wearing a bold red lip, but I am 50 and I will do as I damn well please.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 10, 2014 06:54 PM (++4vU)

432 oh, swell, it gets better.  the feline overlords see me walk in the door and decide, hey, let's go poop our tiny brains out, she's home.  brb

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 06:54 PM (8lmkt)

433 Peaches really knows how to party.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 10, 2014 06:54 PM (cHZB7)

434 7 more beers and I'll be a genious.... Posted by: dude at May 10, 2014 11:52 PM (Jw4db) Gotcha beat. 5 more and I'llbe a Geenyus.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 10, 2014 06:54 PM (ojnk6)

435 Let me tell ya what else I like about this Michael Sam kid! He's got a motor, always playin' like he's got a fire lit under him! His 40 time is decpetive: This kid has quicks!!

Posted by: John Gruden at May 10, 2014 06:54 PM (Cd4PE)

436 Anna - whats the "gun" mission for the LCS?  It had better be shooting at something that doesn't shoot back.

Posted by: Jean at May 10, 2014 06:55 PM (TETYm)

437 Neil Young has a weird new album coming out and some of the songs are up on YouTube. It's an album of cover versions of songs by Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Willie Nelson, Springsteen and others. It was recorded  inside one of those 1940's-era recording booths that  creates the vinyl record as you perform inside the booth. The scratches and hisses are a feature, not a bug. But it's  affecting nonetheless.

Posted by: JoeyBagels at May 10, 2014 06:55 PM (Usdw3)

438 My redhead oughtta be shot for wearing a bold red lip, but I am 50 and I will do as I damn well please. And you look good doing it!

Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 10, 2014 06:55 PM (lr3d7)

439 24 hours of Enterprise engine noise to fall to sleep by: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPoqNeR3_UA

Posted by: Waterhouse at May 10, 2014 06:55 PM (vqUB+)

440 7 more beers and I'll be a genious....
Posted by: dude at May 10, 2014 11:52 PM (Jw4db)

Gotcha beat. 5 more and I'llbe a Geenyus.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 10, 2014 11:54 PM (ojnk6)

______________

It's Jeanious you morans.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at May 10, 2014 06:56 PM (jucos)

441 Peaches, so sorry

Posted by: chemjeff at May 10, 2014 06:56 PM (9GG/0)

442 >>>! I'm like a weed magnet, it's so cool! Please to be sharing. Oh wait, I have my own. But it's probably not Cali grade grass.

Posted by: DC in (Location TBD) at May 10, 2014 06:56 PM (Pvcl5)

443 I think president Obama should start the persons of color corps to help all blacks around the world that are being persecuted by whites supported by Bush (Like Putin).

Posted by: Dorcus Blimline at May 10, 2014 06:56 PM (hP/Mt)

444 Bless you, Alex.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 10, 2014 06:56 PM (++4vU)

445 Ee-e-e-um-um-a-weh Ee-e-e-um-um-a-weh Wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh Wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh Wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh Wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh, wimoweh In the barrel the mighty barrel the germs sleep tonight In the barrel the mighty barrel

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at May 10, 2014 06:57 PM (HxSXm)

446 Fuck Neil Young

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at May 10, 2014 06:57 PM (GEICT)

447 DC, the guy what hooked me up tonight?  he grows for the collectives . . . I'm in on the wholesale now, got his digits in my phone.  doin' the happy dance!!!

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 06:57 PM (8lmkt)

448 Jean, one of the tests Independence did was to shoot up some remote control speed boats.  And I think 2019 is still when they expect the LCS fleet to have an offensive missile capability.  And idiots in the USN still want to buy 32 of them even as they search for a new FFGX design.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 06:57 PM (HXcdb)

449 To the barrel to sleep.. Political Hat, my second email contains my phone number with my full name in the mail address.
Thanks
To all Happy Mother's Day to you and yours.

Posted by: Lost Tom Servo at May 10, 2014 06:57 PM (ZDLNi)

450 My redhead oughtta be shot for wearing a bold red lip, but I am 50 and I will do as I damn well please. *** A bold red lip is striking on a redhead

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 10, 2014 06:57 PM (DmNpO)

451 Hey Peaches, dry cleaning can make a lousy night into a great night.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at May 10, 2014 06:57 PM (8gEgY)

452 #175

The problem with fleeing to Canada is that everyone there is going to freeze to death in the following winter that doesn't end for a few years.

Posted by: Epobirs at May 10, 2014 06:57 PM (Icq+V)

453 Please to be sharing. Oh wait, I have my own. But it's probably not Cali grade grass. Posted by: DC in (Location TBD) at May 10, 2014 11:56 PM (Pvcl5) Stingy bastards

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at May 10, 2014 06:58 PM (GEICT)

454 > 422 I thought we were counting states of Canadia. Technically, Canuckistan doesn't have states. It is subdivided by Crown Provinces. There is Quebec, and then there's the rest of 'em...

Posted by: sodak at May 10, 2014 06:58 PM (sbXbW)

455 Fuck Neil Young Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at May 10, 2014 11:57 PM (GEICT) ******** Agreed. Those that got rich railing against the Man while joining them can go fuck themselves. Much like George Carlin.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 10, 2014 06:59 PM (ojnk6)

456 440 24 hours of Enterprise engine noise to fall to sleep by: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPoqNeR3_UA Posted by: Waterhouse at May 10, 2014 11:55 PM (vqUB+) --Heh, my friend and roommate at FSU was/is a Trekkie and he had a CD of TOS sound effects. There was a track about 9 minutes long of tribbles sleeping he would sometimes play on repeat to sleep to.

Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 06:59 PM (Cd4PE)

457 Tammy, the bag is fine.  And, let's face it, I probably whiff of beer most of the time anyway.  I was all over myself with dinner napkins, but I can't be mad at the dipshit who slimed me.  I just couldn't believe it!  Probably the lord's way of reinforcing my homebody tendencies.  I just sometimes think, maybe I shouldn't be this way.  Well, yes, this is exactly how I should be, lol!

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 06:59 PM (8lmkt)

458 431 Anyway, worriers, and I am not one, don't worry. The F-35 will keep us safe at night for many decades to come. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 10, 2014 11:53 PM (9qxR5) Dude, old school. #Hellfire #LaserCannon #ThisIsn'tAMoon!

Posted by: RWC at May 10, 2014 07:00 PM (QeH9j)

459 430 Posted by: Hyppypiertari at May 10, 2014 11:39 PM (kp5cA)  Well, I certainly hope it's not accurate. It's seems like people who have dreams that predict the future usually only have dreams about dreadful events which is sad. Posted by: FenelonSpoke at ------ About ten years ago, my best friend had a dream where someone died in a crash in their red truck. He told four or five people to be careful. Even called a few old friends out-of-state. two weeks later, i flipped my Red Mazda Pickup Truck over four times at 65 mph. I didn't know about his dream until a day later. Never crossed his mind to tell his best friend! wasn't the first time his dreams came true, either.

Posted by: shredded chi at May 10, 2014 07:00 PM (5S3wn)

460 440 24 hours of Enterprise engine noise to fall to sleep by:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPoqNeR3_UA

Posted by: Waterhouse at May 10, 2014 11:55 PM (vqUB+)


that has got to be one of the dumbest videos ever

Posted by: chemjeff at May 10, 2014 07:00 PM (9GG/0)

461 "Fuck Neil Young" Thank You, BC. ^THIS^ x 1000. That falsetto-wailing, horseshit-driving, know-nothing, useless guzzler of donkey-cum should drown in a puddle of his own self-importance.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 07:00 PM (lq3Ak)

462 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at May 10, 2014 11:57 PM (GEICT)

Well...it's official: you'll fuck anything.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 10, 2014 07:00 PM (QFxY5)

463 One more week of exams and I finish Grade 19. One more year, if the system doesn't collapse. All my hopes now rest on them raising the minimum wage.

Posted by: Little Miss Spellcheck at May 10, 2014 07:01 PM (a5ljo)

464 OH MY GOD !!~ I am late to the most bestest ONT Evah!

Posted by: Japanese toilet hobo at May 10, 2014 07:01 PM (N3Al8)

465 A bold red lip is striking on a redhead Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 10, 2014 11:57 PM (DmNpO) Really? Because I am not sure. It looks horrible with my hair, but good with my skin. Most red heads look better with corals and peach makeup, but I look better in pinks and berries. My skin does, anyway, it really looks bad with the hair. I am past the point of caring, though and couldn't resist the Maleficent tie-in. It's the same shade they used on Angelina for the movie.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 10, 2014 07:01 PM (++4vU)

466 Neil Young has a weird new album coming out and some of the songs are up on YouTube. It's an album of cover versions of songs by Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Willie Nelson, Springsteen and others. It was recorded inside one of those 1940's-era recording booths that creates the vinyl record as you perform inside the booth. The scratches and hisses are a feature, not a bug. But it's affecting nonetheless.

Posted by: JoeyBagels at May 10, 2014 11:55 PM (Usdw3)


And the assmunch will get none of my money, for his hatchet job on the Alberta oil sands.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 10, 2014 07:01 PM (TKUw7)

467 wasn't the first time his dreams came true, either.

Posted by: shredded chi at May 11, 2014 12:00 AM (5S3wn)


cripes, chi, you need to pay real close attention to that guy. 

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 07:02 PM (8lmkt)

468 Speaking of latitude, I'm the farthest north I've been for years. At least five . . . I need to look up whether Jasper is as far north as Jonkoping, Sweden.

Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 07:02 PM (Cd4PE)

469 Well...it's official: you'll fuck anything. Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 11, 2014 12:00 AM (QFxY5) Don't you have some bloody matzah balls to attend to?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at May 10, 2014 07:02 PM (GEICT)

470 Anna, what happens when the LCS starts talking 23mm hits from some speedboats converted by a smart egyptian engineer

Posted by: Jean at May 10, 2014 07:03 PM (TETYm)

471 Okay, I'm sorry I brought up Neil Young. I'm going to put on some Ted Nugent albums now...

Posted by: JoeyBagels at May 10, 2014 07:03 PM (Usdw3)

472 Ask your friend if he dream of winning lottery numbers. :^) I am glad you are o.k.. chi

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 10, 2014 07:03 PM (XyM/Y)

473 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at May 11, 2014 12:02 AM (GEICT)

Nope....Passover is over, so I won't need Christian baby blood for several more months.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 10, 2014 07:03 PM (QFxY5)

474 The Great White North has both provinces and territories (mostly out west).

Posted by: Little Miss Spellcheck at May 10, 2014 07:04 PM (a5ljo)

475 Oh, good Peaches. And I doubt you smell like beer! My Mama tucks away damn near a 6 pk of Natty Light a day and she doesn't smell a-tall! I have always liked Neil Young, Southern Man notwithstanding. Since he's a damn dirty foreigner, his politics don't bother me.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 10, 2014 07:04 PM (++4vU)

476 on the plus side, I was able to educate the (supposedly, not sure I bought it) Kenyan cab driver to the phrase "drive it like you stole it."  shit, I probably didn't even need to give him the 20 bucks, the meter was off the whole time, what was he gonna do, call the consulate? 

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 07:04 PM (8lmkt)

477 475 The Great White North has both provinces and territories (mostly out west).

but mainly snow and polar bears

Posted by: chemjeff at May 10, 2014 07:04 PM (9GG/0)

478 There's room for one more in the ONT, sir.

Posted by: shredded chi's best friend dressed as a victorian undertaker at May 10, 2014 07:05 PM (X3cIT)

479 Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2014 12:02 AM (8lmkt) I'm just glad you're home you crazy lady! Hug the pooping kettehs and do yourself a favor. ...read, (from about halfway-down), the previous NASCAR Post below. It was a silly-ass Moron-Fest of weed-worthy silliness! ((Peaches))

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 07:05 PM (lq3Ak)

480 >>>464 One more week of exams and I finish Grade 19. One more year, if the system doesn't collapse. All my hopes now rest on them raising the minimum wage. -------------- Don't worry. From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 10, 2014 07:06 PM (8gEgY)

481 Nope....Passover is over, so I won't need Christian baby blood for several more months. Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 11, 2014 12:03 AM (QFxY5) Officially? No. But for your own enjoyment…..?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at May 10, 2014 07:06 PM (GEICT)

482 that has got to be one of the dumbest videos ever There's always this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1E5IIR0PSD4

Posted by: Waterhouse at May 10, 2014 07:06 PM (vqUB+)

483 Never crossed his mind to tell his best friend! wasn't the first time his dreams came true, either. Posted by: shredded --------------------- I knew a guy who would occasionally yell, "Stop!", and tell you what you were about to say, no matter how OT, or disconnected it might be. If you've ever experienced Deja Vu, then you know what it is like..., except, it had happened so often with this guy that he had learned to halt things before they happened. Weird...., really fcking weird. He said that it happened 2-3 times a year.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 10, 2014 07:07 PM (aDwsi)

484 Baby Blood freezes well. If you have a vacuum sealer it'll be good until next Passover.

Posted by: garrett at May 10, 2014 07:07 PM (g4uOJ)

485 24 hours of Enterprise engine noise to fall to sleep by: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPoqNeR3_UA Posted by: Waterhouse at May 10, 2014 11:55 PM (vqUB+) Counterpoint: Sleeping with Hinako http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGcr4ur-HfI

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at May 10, 2014 07:07 PM (K1sEu)

486 "Never crossed his mind to tell his best friend! wasn't the first time his dreams came true, either." -Posted by: shredded chi at May 11, 2014 12:00 AM (5S3wn) Still! -Stay -Away -From -"Oracles!" There is no spoon.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 07:07 PM (lq3Ak)

487 I go to bed tonight with the thought of F-15s and F-16s dancing the skys. I know I want the F-35 taking over for them. Soon.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 10, 2014 07:07 PM (9qxR5)

488 Tammy, I have been wearing the same YSL lipstick since 1987 or so, it was a pure rosy pink, with no blue or orange I it. I am still posed because yryocc discontinued color in 2008. It was perfect for more, men that I worked with& women knew I had new, perfect for me color. I found similar at other counters but YSL colors used to,stay bright & brilliant all day. YSL had one that was okay but they stopped that too I don't know why but my neck started hurting a up few hours ago. Good nnkight!

Posted by: Carol at May 10, 2014 07:07 PM (gjOCp)

489 "Then you must suppose that LM, the makers of the F-117, have lost their minds. Lost all idea of IR stealth and said 'Fuck it, who cares?'"

What I suppose is that the engineers were presented with an impossible combination to try to achieve, and were thus inevitably forced to make tradeoffs.

Previously, there were jets that did A and B, and other jets that did B and C, and another jet that did D, and another for E.

The customer then asks for _one_ jet that does A, B, C, D, and E. And costs as little as the cheapest of the previous types.

End result? With herculean effort, the engineers crank out a design that kinda sorta is able to do all those things. In many cases does them less well than the original. But it's like the singing horse. The amazing thing isn't that the horse sings badly. It's that it does so at all.

Except then... getting down into the low level details... it turns out that things the customer hadn't prioritized in their design specification, the F, G, H level capabilities, had to be completely de-prioritized or sacrificed altogether because simply getting the A through E capabilities in the same plane excluded all other design trade possibilities.

So I'm sure someone in engineering at LockMart said, "We should have the engine nozzles flat and on top of the fuselage to mask IR, the way we've done before," and someone else said, "Negative, impossible to square this with the vertical lift variant of the plane. Customer has V/STOL as a non-negotiable requirement for one of the three variants."

Engineers can't work magic. What tricks they can do are Houdini tricks inside the constrained straitjacket of the primary design goals.

But Houdini got killed by a surprise gut punch, and the surprise gut punch here is that a jet which didn't worry too much about thermal stealth is going to face an adversary sphere that has gotten very good at finding and killing thermally prominent jets.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 10, 2014 07:07 PM (noWW6)

490 Alright, I can barely stay awake. I'll see you Rons tomorrow.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at May 10, 2014 07:08 PM (GEICT)

491 Jean, Tidy Bowl territory....  

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 07:08 PM (HXcdb)

492 466 A bold red lip is striking on a redhead Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 10, 2014 11:57 PM (DmNpO) Really? Because I am not sure. Excuse me, miss Tammy?

Posted by: Zombie Lucille Ball at May 10, 2014 07:08 PM (Fp7JI)

493 Peaches.... Did you as the Kenyan to #bringourgirlsback?

Posted by: Whorf at May 10, 2014 07:08 PM (jucos)

494 Posted by: garrett at May 11, 2014 12:07 AM (g4uOJ)

We try to alternate between Christian and palestinian baby blood, for better availability.

Matzoh balls made from frozen blood aren't as light and fluffy.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 10, 2014 07:08 PM (QFxY5)

495 475 Great White North has both provinces and territories (mostly out west). Posted by: Little Miss Spellcheck at May 11, 2014 12:04 AM (a5ljo) --Canada used to have just two territories, Yukon and Northwest. According to Wiki, the Northwest Territories were the largest (by land area) sub-state political entity in the world. That was before Nunavut was split from NWT, thus creating the largest gerrymander in world history.

Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 07:08 PM (Cd4PE)

496 There's room for one more in the ONT, sir.

Posted by: shredded chi's best friend dressed as a victorian undertaker at May 11, 2014 12:05 AM (X3cIT)


just remember the immortal words, "one is one too many, one more is never enough."  love that song.

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 07:09 PM (8lmkt)

497 cripes, chi, you need to pay real close attention to that guy.  Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2014 12:02 AM (8lmkt) ---------- Sadly, I can't. A little under two years ago, he decided to leave us. his dream didn't come 100% true, btw. I'm walked away without a scratch.

Posted by: shredded chi at May 10, 2014 07:09 PM (5S3wn)

498 The Territories are in the Far North.

Posted by: [/i]andycanuck[/b] at May 10, 2014 07:09 PM (X3cIT)

499 One of the jokes about the F4H-1/F-110/F-4 Phantom II was it proved you could make a brick fly. And then came the F-111 with the TF-30 engines.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 11:45 PM (HXcdb)


I used to run under a flight path where F4's would chase F14's out into the Pacific on training flights at very low altitudes (or vice-versa, it's been a while so I'm not 100% sure).  What I do remember is that the F4 was incredibly noisy.  Kind of like an airborne freight train.

Posted by: CQD at May 10, 2014 07:09 PM (tcvYF)

500 "Alright, I can barely stay awake. I'll see you Rons tomorrow." -Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at May 11, 2014 12:08 AM (GEICT) Best Wishes for you and your Dad. -Neil Young sucks everything that wiggles.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 07:10 PM (lq3Ak)

501 Carol sorry about your neck


Posted by: chemjeff at May 10, 2014 07:10 PM (9GG/0)

502 475 - That's true. I'm not sure what Nunavut's inhabitants consider themselves (First Nations?). There's more than a few Quebecois that don't think they're part of Canada, though.

Posted by: sodak at May 10, 2014 07:10 PM (sbXbW)

503 So if we move to Canada I can motor-boat the wife more? like in pubic? Canadian is the motor-boatin capital of the world? no?

Posted by: dude at May 10, 2014 07:10 PM (Jw4db)

504 What is Grade 19? Are you finishing up a college degree or Masters or something else? Congrats and good luck on your exams. It took me six years to complete my M.Div degree because I had to stay back. ;^) Actually, until the very end I could only go part time because I had to work. Most of the people were second career students so we all took a long time.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 10, 2014 07:10 PM (XyM/Y)

505 Carol, YSL makes a damn fine lipstick. They always smell so nice. I am in the 3rd phase of my life wearing makeup....just lips and a little eyeliner, but it's more than I've worn in years. Too lazy to do the full eye makeup, which is a shame, cuz they're my best feature. Perhaps you threw your neck out pruning today??

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 10, 2014 07:10 PM (++4vU)

506 Posted by: torquewrench at May 11, 2014 12:07 AM (noWW6)

Judging by the current administration, we won't actually be flying them against adversaries....they will be grounded for lack of spare parts and fuel.

So their theoretical capabilities will never be proven to be pipe dreams.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 10, 2014 07:11 PM (QFxY5)

507 When thoseF35s are getting splashed by F15s, you're going to interpret that dance dream differently.

Posted by: Jean at May 10, 2014 07:11 PM (TETYm)

508 472 Okay, I'm sorry I brought up Neil Young. I'm going to put on some Ted Nugent albums now... Posted by: JoeyBagels at May 11, 2014 12:03 AM (Usdw3) It's OK Joey, I like Neil Young's music too. He seems like he's always been a sanctimonious asshole but that isn't a unique trait among musicians and actors I want to enjoy music now and then without discerning their politics, and if I did I'd really be narrowing down my selections Once in a while you have to chuck the politics because 24/7 outrage is exhausting. Look at what constant outrage does to the lefties

Posted by: kbdabear at May 10, 2014 07:11 PM (aTXUx)

509 "Matzoh balls made from frozen blood aren't as light and fluffy." -Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 11, 2014 12:08 AM (QFxY5) Makes sense.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 07:11 PM (lq3Ak)

510 some day I am going to drive to Alaska and it will be fun

Posted by: chemjeff at May 10, 2014 07:11 PM (9GG/0)

511 Sadly, I can't. A little under two years ago, he decided to leave us.
his dream didn't come 100% true, btw. I'm walked away without a scratch.

Posted by: shredded chi at May 11, 2014 12:09 AM (5S3wn)


Oh, honey, I'm so sorry.  But, with what you shared about him, pretty sure he's still keeping tabs on you.  Good to have angels.

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 07:11 PM (8lmkt)

512 Posted by: Zombie Lucille Ball at May 11, 2014 12:08 AM (Fp7JI) If I were as beautiful as you, dear lady, I'd wear anything!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 10, 2014 07:12 PM (++4vU)

513 >>>Officially? No. But for your own enjoyment…..? Let's all of us hate on the anti-Semite!!!

Posted by: DC in (Location TBD) at May 10, 2014 07:12 PM (Pvcl5)

514 My uncle always used to say that YSL stood for Young Swedish Lover.... and I believed him.  I still don't know what it really means

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at May 10, 2014 07:13 PM (jucos)

515 Posted by: DC in (Location TBD) at May 11, 2014 12:12 AM (Pvcl5)

May your "TBD" allow open and concealed!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 10, 2014 07:13 PM (QFxY5)

516 jon gabriel ‏@exjon 3m pic.twitter.com/FPu736f0wX

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 10, 2014 07:14 PM (DmNpO)

517 It means Yves St Laurent! He was a fancy French clothing designer.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 10, 2014 07:14 PM (++4vU)

518 "Once in a while you have to chuck the politics because 24/7 outrage is exhausting. Look at what constant outrage does to the lefties." -Posted by: kbdabear at May 11, 2014 12:11 AM (aTXUx) I agree, whole-heartedly. Much like some can't stand Mark Levin's voice, (even though he rocks), the same applies in this instance.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 07:14 PM (lq3Ak)

519 504 So if we move to Canada I can motor-boat the wife more? like in pubic? That's ONE place to motorboat your wife for a happy marriage!

Posted by: Cicero Kid loves love in an elevator at May 10, 2014 07:14 PM (Fp7JI)

520 479 There's room for one more in the ONT, sir. ------ My goodness would Bruce fit right in here! Such a character - literally! He was Barney Rubble at Kings Dominion for years. And the best friend you could ever ask for. I was lucky to know him.

Posted by: shredded chi at May 10, 2014 07:14 PM (5S3wn)

521 Matzoh balls made from frozen blood aren't as light and fluffy. Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 11, 2014 12:08 AM (QFxY5) CBD. Anti-semitic poster boy!

Posted by: RWC at May 10, 2014 07:14 PM (QeH9j)

522 My uncle always used to say that YSL stood for Young Swedish Lover.... and I believed him. I still don't know what it really means *** heh. Yves St. Laurent

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 10, 2014 07:14 PM (DmNpO)

523 Looks like the same lady that bulldozed the house.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 10, 2014 07:14 PM (++4vU)

524 G' night all. My Dad is coming down to put some planters on Mom's grave. I understand but we did tell him we would take care of it. His round trip is gonna be 7 hours. I think he's nuts, but I do understand. It's things like this that make me worry about him. I do understand, this first Mother's Day w/ the loss of my Mom is tough for me too. Be well all and enjoy what you have around you.

Posted by: The Farmer at May 10, 2014 07:14 PM (eBupg)

525 Aloha!


It was a fish meeting tonight -- all these people sitting around as, one after another, they say, "Hi, I'm Pam, and I'm a fish geek" -- and everyone replies, "Hi, Pam."


Just kidding. Actually, it was Pam Chin discussing her month-long trip in the Fall of 2013 to Lake Malawi and Lake Tanganyika.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 10, 2014 07:15 PM (T1005)

526 503 475 - That's true. I'm not sure what Nunavut's inhabitants consider themselves (First Nations?). There's more than a few Quebecois that don't think they're part of Canada, though. Posted by: sodak at May 11, 2014 12:10 AM (sbXbW) --Nunavut is mostly Inuit, who are distinct from First Nations for cultural as well as bean-counting purposes. Another geographic/demographic quirk is that all islands in Hudson, James, and Ungava Bays are part of Nunavut; some in James bay are hundreds of miles away from the mainland of Nunavut but just a few miles from Ontario or Quebec.

Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 07:15 PM (Cd4PE)

527 Oh, Farmer, God bless you all. And hugs!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 10, 2014 07:15 PM (++4vU)

528 Be well all and enjoy what you have around you.

Posted by: The Farmer at May 11, 2014 12:14 AM (eBupg)

God bless you and your sweet dad, Farmer!  And bless our gone moms.

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 07:16 PM (8lmkt)

529 "Be well all and enjoy what you have around you." -Posted by: The Farmer at May 11, 2014 12:14 AM (eBupg) Bless you, Sir. May comfort come from our love and prayers.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 07:16 PM (lq3Ak)

530 511 some day I am going to drive to Alaska and it will be fun Posted by: chemjeff at May 11, 2014 12:11 AM (9GG/0) It won't be called "Alaska" once we annex it.

Posted by: Putin at May 10, 2014 07:17 PM (WlWt+)

531 gonna get my fluffy, gonna have a chat with pixy.

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 07:17 PM (8lmkt)

532 Can any of the Rons or Ettes school me on firearms laws in PA? Contemplating a job offer there, but not sure what kind of hassle my arsenal would entail. Currently, 3 ARs, 2 AKs, and 7 semi auto pistols plus 3 revolvers and a buncha ammo.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 10, 2014 07:17 PM (ojnk6)

533 Sorry, farmer. The first couple of holidays are always so very hard when someone you love has died.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 10, 2014 07:17 PM (XyM/Y)

534 So I garner from Peaches' account of freezing her tits at the bus stop that it's unusually cold in SoCal for this time of year.

Well, it's unusually cold in NorCal for this time of year. I went outdoors right at sundown, when it's usually comfortable short-sleeves temperatures in early May, and shivered.

And there was a message on the answering machine from some "Maunder Minimum" guy who says that he's back and he's pissed. Don't know what to make of that.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 10, 2014 07:17 PM (noWW6)

535 520 504 So if we move to Canada I can motor-boat the wife more? like in pubic? That's ONE place to motorboat your wife for a happy marriage! Posted by: Cicero Kid loves love in an elevator at May 11, 2014 12:14 AM (Fp7JI) --Canadians do it doggy-style so they can watch hockey at the same time.

Posted by: logprof quotes classic Jim Rome caller at May 10, 2014 07:18 PM (Cd4PE)

536 511 some day I am going to drive to Alaska and it will be fun Posted by: chemjeff at May 11, 2014 12:11 AM (9GG/0) After Yellowstone blows and the big freeze that follows, we can drive to Thailand!

Posted by: Cicero Kid at May 10, 2014 07:18 PM (Fp7JI)

537 Good evening, all.  I see we're talking DoD acquisition.  They made us watch a movie when I took the Capability Developer Course that pretty much explains the process.


Here's the full movie.  It's a pretty accurate portrayal of the acquisition process before it got "streamlined" to the JCIDS process we have now.  Obviously, some things are done with artistic license; for instance, Kelsey Grammer's character spans the tenure of three different generals.


http://youtu.be/4F8zVyv3t1U

Posted by: Country Singer at May 10, 2014 07:19 PM (vUJC4)

538 In an interview with Rolling Stone back in 1977, David Crosby made a crack that pretty well summed up how deep their commitment was to hippie leftist dogma... "We sure made a shitload of money off of that peace, love, and granola shit didn't we"

Posted by: kbdabear at May 10, 2014 07:19 PM (aTXUx)

539 511 "Some day I am going to drive to Alaska and it will be fun." -Posted by: chemjeff at May 11, 2014 12:11 AM (9GG/0) ...You will Marry round Inuit woman and she will raise rabbits.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 07:19 PM (lq3Ak)

540 490 But Houdini got killed by a surprise gut punch, and the surprise gut punch here is that a jet which didn't worry too much about thermal stealth is going to face an adversary sphere that has gotten very good at finding and killing thermally prominent jets. Posted by: torquewrench at May 11, 2014 12:07 AM (noWW6) Wonderful. I'm sure I'll sleep peacefully tonight.

Posted by: rickl at May 10, 2014 07:19 PM (1Mxs7)

541 >>>May your "TBD" allow open and concealed! It will! Western KY, probably (almost certainly) Paducah. Was thinking about Murray, but it's in a dry county, and that shit just ain't gonna work, I'm a big fan on the second and twenty-second amendments,

Posted by: DC in (Location TBD) at May 10, 2014 07:19 PM (Pvcl5)

542 it's a weird thing, you guys, and I know I am late to this revelation, but after you lose your mom, all that Mother's Day stuff gets a little, I dunno, annoying.  this is the third time now for me and it kinda makes me want to donkey punch somebody.

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 07:20 PM (8lmkt)

543 Canadians do it doggy-style so they can watch hockey at the same time. Posted by: logprof quotes classic Jim Rome caller at May 11, 2014 12:18 AM (Cd4PE) Interesting. Thor is half French Canadian and I love hockey!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 10, 2014 07:20 PM (++4vU)

544 "My Dad is coming down to put some planters on Mom's grave. I understand but we did tell him we would take care of it."

How many decades were the two of them together again? Quite a while.

Some key roles, you can't have someone else handle, not even family, if you're still able to do it yourself.

I think this is a sign of dogged mental health, actually. Not to worry over.

It's when the elderly give up on things that they would have previously staunchly insisted upon doing that you have to worry. It means they've given up.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 10, 2014 07:20 PM (noWW6)

545 Matzoh balls made from frozen blood aren't as light and fluffy. Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 11, 2014 12:08 AM (QFxY5) Whip your egg whites. Then fold in.

Posted by: garrett at May 10, 2014 07:20 PM (g4uOJ)

546

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 11, 2014 12:17 AM (ojnk6)

________________

Stay away from the cities.  They don't call it Pennsyltucky for nothin'.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at May 10, 2014 07:20 PM (jucos)

547 Fenelon: Not a Piling Higher and Deeper degree, but a doctorate nonetheless. Since it's about doing practical and useful things, starting pay is pathetic.

Posted by: Little Miss Spellcheck at May 10, 2014 07:21 PM (a5ljo)

548 chemjeff, I'd like to ride the Al-Can one day as well. I'd be under no illusion that it would be as scenic as some other drives, though.

Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 07:21 PM (Cd4PE)

549 Canada has the highest percentage of hot chicks of any country. The science is settled.

Posted by: cm9000 at May 10, 2014 07:21 PM (XRSxm)

550 That will always be a problem with the F-35 doing the A-10 mission.  It will be getting in the weeds with its 25mm cannon and 120 rounds to support troops in contact.  And whizzing from the bad guy's side just one 23mm round from a Shilka towed behind a pick-up will hit and go through its fuselage.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 07:21 PM (HXcdb)

551 533 Can any of the Rons or Ettes school me on firearms laws in PA? Contemplating a job offer there, but not sure what kind of hassle my arsenal would entail. Currently, 3 ARs, 2 AKs, and 7 semi auto pistols plus 3 revolvers and a buncha ammo. Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 11, 2014 12:17 AM (ojnk6) My uncle would laugh at your arsenal in Pittsburgh. (i wouldn't though, you have more than I do.) Just saying your good. Unless you can be more specific.

Posted by: RWC at May 10, 2014 07:21 PM (QeH9j)

552 Well, good for you. Sorry the pay is bad.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 10, 2014 07:22 PM (XyM/Y)

553 550 Canada has the highest percentage of hot chicks of any country. The science is settled. I'm kinda hot.

Posted by: justin bieber at May 10, 2014 07:23 PM (Fp7JI)

554 "Whip your egg whites. Then fold in." -Posted by: garrett at May 11, 2014 12:20 AM (g4uOJ) We're not rookies, but the advice is appreciated. Let's not get all "assault and battery" with our fresh-blooded Matzoh balls.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 07:23 PM (lq3Ak)

555 544 Canadians do it doggy-style so they can watch hockey at the same time. Posted by: logprof quotes classic Jim Rome caller at May 11, 2014 12:18 AM (Cd4PE) Interesting. Thor is half French Canadian and I love hockey! Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 11, 2014 12:20 AM (++4vU) --LMAO, here's the call: http://youtu.be/TZdXTmxsAfE

Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 07:24 PM (Cd4PE)

556 Interesting. Thor is half French Canadian and I love hockey! Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 11, 2014 12:20 AM (++4vU) are you sayin what I think you are sayin?

Posted by: dude at May 10, 2014 07:24 PM (Jw4db)

557 554 550 Canada has the highest percentage of hot chicks of any country. The science is settled. Im a chick. sort of.

Posted by: K. D. Lang at May 10, 2014 07:25 PM (Fp7JI)

558 Posted by: DC in (Location TBD) at May 11, 2014 12:19 AM (Pvcl5)


DC, if you're moving to that area, might want to start looking at boats.  Lots of good water there.

Posted by: Country Singer at May 10, 2014 07:25 PM (vUJC4)

559 "I'm kinda hot." -Posted by: justin bieber at May 11, 2014 12:23 AM (Fp7JI) You're kinda' finding your way into the business end of a wood-chipper here.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 07:25 PM (lq3Ak)

560 You're kinda' finding your way into the business end of a wood-chipper here.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 11, 2014 12:25 AM (lq3Ak)



Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 07:25 PM (8lmkt)

561 Interesting. Thor is half French Canadian and I love hockey! Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 11, 2014 12:20 AM (++4vU) Top Shelf or Five Hole?

Posted by: Barry Melrose at May 10, 2014 07:26 PM (g4uOJ)

562 Posted by: logprof at May 11, 2014 12:24 AM (Cd4PE) I see you working.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 07:26 PM (lq3Ak)

563 I thought doggy-style was pretty much invented for football season.  Of course, you want a sturdy footstool or something, so you can pay attention to the game. 

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 07:27 PM (8lmkt)

564 About ten years ago, my best friend had a dream where someone died in a crash in their red truck. He told four or five people to be careful. Even called a few old friends out-of-state. two weeks later, i flipped my Red Mazda Pickup Truck over four times at 65 mph. I didn't know about his dream until a day later. Never crossed his mind to tell his best friend! wasn't the first time his dreams came true, either. Posted by: shredded chi at May 11, 2014 12:00 AM (5S3wn) OMG chi, you died? How horrible.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 10, 2014 07:27 PM (N/cFh)

565 ok I have to go to bed now.
got a big trip tomorrow and I still have to pack.
visiting LA for a week.

Posted by: chemjeff at May 10, 2014 07:28 PM (9GG/0)

566 "I'm a chick. sort of." -Posted by: K. D. Lang at May 11, 2014 12:25 AM (Fp7JI) But mostly not. I heard they have a sale on Leather Goods in Austin, how's 'bout you find your way there and grab another taco-or-nine?

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 07:28 PM (lq3Ak)

567 Stay away from the cities. They don't call it Pennsyltucky for nothin'. Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at May 11, 2014 12:20 AM (jucos) *** My uncle would laugh at your arsenal in Pittsburgh. (i wouldn't though, you have more than I do.) Just saying your good. Unless you can be more specific. Posted by: RWC at May 11, 2014 12:21 AM (QeH9j) ******* Trying to find out what I would need to do to own them in PA vs. GA. Looking at working in West Chester. Are there better states to live in close enough to this area to live? I have roughly 12k rojnds of various ammo for wy weapons (fuck you Bob at NSA), and just wanted toknow about the area. A recruiter offered me a great deal, but I don't know the area at all.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 10, 2014 07:29 PM (ojnk6)

568 visiting LA for a week. Posted by: chemjeff at May 11, 2014 12:28 AM (9GG/0) --My condolences. Good night!

Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 07:29 PM (Cd4PE)

569 Mothers Days is a hard time for many folks. It's usually a mixed time time in the church because you have people there whose dear mothers /wives have died or people who are estranged from their mothers or their kids, or people who had lousy mothers, or people who wanted to be mothers and never were able to do that. I just try to acknowledge and be sensitive all that in our prayers. Good night and restful night everyone.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 10, 2014 07:29 PM (XyM/Y)

570 The Farmer, We pro not have a choice in most of what happens to our family & lives. Support your father today, I think he needs to place flowerers.

Posted by: Carol at May 10, 2014 07:30 PM (gjOCp)

571

You  should see  my holodeck program  of Counselor Troi!  It also has  a Robert Reich-looking CDR Riker.

 

And Wesley Crusher?  Screw you for the "Lt Broccoli" nickname, you  mewling quim.

Posted by: Lt Reginald Barclay at May 10, 2014 07:30 PM (BAS5M)

572 OMG chi, you died? How horrible.

Tell me about it.

Posted by: Zombie James Dean at May 10, 2014 07:30 PM (0AKks)

573 "I thought doggy-style was pretty much invented for football season. Of course, you want a sturdy footstool or something, so you can pay attention to the game." -Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2014 12:27 AM (8lmkt) It has a dual-purpose. Sporting-Events would be #1. #2. Would be for "fellas" without tongues or abdominal fortitude. ...#3. would be for Men who lift more than their own ego for a living.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 07:31 PM (lq3Ak)

574 "That will always be a problem with the F-35 doing the A-10 mission."

Nothing but the A-10 can do the A-10 mission. And endure the sorts of damage that the A-10 has routinely soaked up, while returning safely to base with a live pilot.

The critics of the A-10 have a point that in a fight with a peer adversary, the A-10s will all be swept from the skies in the first 48 hours of fighting. True. When was the last time the USA fought a peer adversary?

It might happen, to be sure, but the statistics sure don't lean that direction.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 10, 2014 07:31 PM (noWW6)

575 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 11, 2014 12:29 AM (XyM/Y) G'Night, Fenelon. Be Well, amigo!

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 07:32 PM (lq3Ak)

576 "visiting LA for a week."

The one on the west coast, or the one on the Gulf coast?

Posted by: torquewrench at May 10, 2014 07:32 PM (noWW6)

577 the one on the west coast

Posted by: chemjeff at May 10, 2014 07:33 PM (9GG/0)

578 All right, I'd best hit the hay as well. It's only 10:30 out here but I'm beat. 'Night, all!

Posted by: logprof at May 10, 2014 07:34 PM (Cd4PE)

579 good night logprof

Posted by: chemjeff at May 10, 2014 07:34 PM (9GG/0)

580 Torguewrench, remember how they lessened that vulnerability during Desert Storm for the F-16s.  The Vipers started doing their ground support missions from 10k feet.  While the A-10s stayed down in the weeds shrugging off AAA and ManPads.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 07:34 PM (HXcdb)

581 >>>DC, if you're moving to that area, might want to start looking at boats. Lots of good water there. I saw your comment to the same effect a night or two ago. Thanks. I'm more a sailor than a boater, but I suppose I could learn. I can't fucking wait. Also maybe go hunting.

Posted by: DC in (Location TBD) at May 10, 2014 07:34 PM (Pvcl5)

582 Canada has the highest percentage of hot chicks of any country. The science is settled ------ Obligatory Hawt Canadian TV chef pic: http://tinyurl.com/l7j9fvs

Posted by: shredded chi at May 10, 2014 07:35 PM (5S3wn)

583 Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 11, 2014 12:29 AM (ojnk6) PA nad GA are reciprocal states. The only worry I would have is that you'd be going to the shithole part of the state. (Anywhere near Philly is the shithole part. YMMV.)

Posted by: RWC at May 10, 2014 07:36 PM (QeH9j)

584 Peaches, I'm sorry to hear that. My step-mom, the one that raised me, has been gone for a good number of years. Even now I'm touchy about people trying to be sympathetic. I'd rather have people show me they care by telling me I have spinach in my teeth.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 10, 2014 07:36 PM (OxDCe)

585 I can't fucking wait. Also maybe go hunting.

Posted by: DC in (Location TBD) at May 11, 2014 12:34 AM (Pvcl5)


they got those razor-back hogs out there, don't they?  good eating, or so I've heard.

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 07:37 PM (8lmkt)

586 I still don't know what it really means Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at May 11 here let me help, www.google.com

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 10, 2014 07:37 PM (rDidD)

587 My uncle would laugh at your arsenal in Pittsburgh. (i wouldn't though, you have more than I do.) Just saying your good. Unless you can be more specific. Posted by: RWC at May 11, 2014 12:21 AM (QeH9j) ******* Trying to find out what I would need to do to own them in PA vs. GA. Looking at working in West Chester. Are there better states to live in close enough to this area to live? I have roughly 12k rojnds of various ammo for wy weapons (fuck you Bob at NSA), and just wanted toknow about the area. A recruiter offered me a great deal, but I don't know the area at all. Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 11, 2014 12:29 AM (ojnk6) **** Adding in, just trying to figure out whether I should sell a buncha stuff down here or bring this with me, should this happen.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 10, 2014 07:37 PM (ojnk6)

588 Peaches!

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 10, 2014 07:37 PM (rDidD)

589 here let me help, www.google.com

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 11, 2014 12:37 AM (rDidD)


how you doin', ya little shit?

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 07:38 PM (8lmkt)

590 MissTammy!

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 10, 2014 07:38 PM (rDidD)

591 Yeah, Peaches. There are some areas where I can live and love for others and some areas where I can go silent. You seem the "zesty"-type to me. Time and our love of others allow us to forge our way through the foggiest of times. We take our bumps and bruises and we're constantly reminded of those who have no beer. ...lest friends. ...nor love. Sheltered are we who feel sorry for ourselves. -Contained in a tomb of our own making.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 07:38 PM (lq3Ak)

592 how you doin', ya little shit? Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2014 12:38 AM well enough, I mean my tits did not freeze off.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 10, 2014 07:39 PM (rDidD)

593 good eating, or so I've heard. Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2014 12:37 AM (8lmkt) Hunters that aren't prepared? I AGREE!

Posted by: Razorback Hog at May 10, 2014 07:39 PM (QeH9j)

594 You seem the "zesty"-type to me

oh, bless your heart, slap!  i am more like the "hell on wheels" type, but I would go to great lengths for you, if you needed something I could give.  you amaze me, you make me feel humble (only momentarily, but it's a start!).  xoxo, my friend.

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 07:41 PM (8lmkt)

595 Also maybe go hunting.

Posted by: DC in (Location TBD) at May 11, 2014 12:34 AM (Pvcl5)



Lots of hunting, for sure.



You can sail there, too, at least on a small level.  Check out the Land Between the Lakes area.   http://tinyurl.com/m6efmjx

Posted by: Country Singer at May 10, 2014 07:41 PM (vUJC4)

596 >>>Hunters that aren't prepared? I AGREE! Posted by: Razorback Hog at May 11, 2014 12:39 AM (QeH9j) Come at me, bro.

Posted by: Mosin Nagant 91/30 at May 10, 2014 07:42 PM (Pvcl5)

597 well enough, I mean my tits did not freeze off.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 11, 2014 12:39 AM (rDidD)


well, thanks to Calvin Klein and his totes awesome padded push-up bras, I never have to worry about that.  but, in the old days?  cripes, the shirts would have holes in 'em some days here in fuckin' paradise.

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 07:42 PM (8lmkt)

598 "the one on the west coast"

Maybe Peaches can tell you how to stay out of trouble.

L.A. is weird for me, as a Northern Cal person, in that my tactical spider sense goes off sometimes in places in L.A. that seem perfectly safe, and doesn't sound at all in places that look dangerous, and I can never figure out why, or whether I should trust it or distrust it.

A very different environment.

I will say that I have been caught in precisely one (1) firefight on a public street in my life, and that was in L.A., and I had absolutely no inkling that it was coming. I just suddenly heard rounds expended, and got under a car and tried to be inconspicuous. All kinds of fun.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 10, 2014 07:43 PM (noWW6)

599 Want to piss of friends and family at your next gathering. Play the card game 'Cards Against Humanitiy.' My bro told me they played it when they went skiing and the couple's whose game it was had to remove some of the cards to be semi-respectful. Looked it up and it would be fun to play. At a MoMe there may be bloodshed.

Posted by: RWC at May 10, 2014 07:43 PM (QeH9j)

600 586 I can't fucking wait. Also maybe go hunting.

Posted by: DC in (Location TBD) at May 11, 2014 12:34 AM (Pvcl5)

they got those razor-back hogs out there, don't they? good eating, or so I've heard.
Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2014 12:37 AM (8lmkt) Hide posts from (8lmkt)


From all I've heard, if you're hunting hogs it is well to know your shit -- 'cause they be mean sunsabiches. And that's even true of feral pigs out here.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 10, 2014 07:44 PM (T1005)

601 xoxo, my friend. Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2014 12:41 AM (8lmkt) Right back atcha'.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 07:45 PM (lq3Ak)

602 Maybe Peaches can tell you how to stay out of trouble.

sure, here you go:  don't get capped, don't get mugged, don't get jacked, don't get ass-raped.  have a nice vacation!

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 07:45 PM (8lmkt)

603 Posted by: Razorback Hog at May 11, 2014 12:39 AM (QeH9j) Come at me, bro. Posted by: Mosin Nagant 91/30 at May 11, 2014 12:42 AM (Pvcl5) Tusk tusk.

Posted by: RWC at May 10, 2014 07:46 PM (QeH9j)

604 >>>Play the card game 'Cards Against Humanitiy.' My bro told me they played it when they went skiing and the couple's whose game it was had to remove some of the cards to be semi-respectful. Looked it up and it would be fun to play. At a MoMe there may be bloodshed. Best. Game. Ever. We threw the boring cards out, so now it's a fucking laugh riot when we play. There's one card we call the God Card, it gets picked every time it's played.

Posted by: DC in (Location TBD) at May 10, 2014 07:47 PM (Pvcl5)

605 Some cards from "Cards Against Humanity"

Edible Underpants,
A neglected Tamagotchi,
Tentacle Pr0n,
Waterboarding,
Whipping it out,
A Gypsy curse,
Vigorous jazz hands,
An icepick lobotomy,
Bananas in Pajamas,
A thermonuclear detonation,
Testicular torsion,
A snapping turtle biting the tip of your penis

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 07:47 PM (HXcdb)

606 "And that's even true of feral pigs out here." -Posted by: cthulhu at May 11, 2014 12:44 AM (T1005) I've seen pigs. I've been in pens with pigs. From what I've seen on T.V., Feral Pigs aren't "pigs". Warthogs aren't "pigs". They're enormous beasts who would rather shred you than look at you.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 07:47 PM (lq3Ak)

607 From all I've heard, if you're hunting hogs it is well to know your shit -- 'cause they be mean sunsabiches. And that's even true of feral pigs out here.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 11, 2014 12:44 AM (T1005)


I think so, cthulhu.  The only people I've known who fly in to do that are really hardcore badasses.  I mean, people even I would hesitate to talk smack to.  Bless their hearts.

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 07:48 PM (8lmkt)

608 Play the card game 'Cards Against Humanitiy.'



I approve of this game.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, who's last name is Card at May 10, 2014 07:48 PM (yh0zB)

609 And oh yeah beware the Bees card.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 07:49 PM (HXcdb)

610  Good morning roonz and roonettez!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 10, 2014 07:49 PM (yh0zB)

611 "sure, here you go: don't get capped, don't get mugged, don't get jacked, don't get ass-raped. have a nice vacation!" -Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2014 12:45 AM (8lmkt) *HAH!* Oh by the way... check out the NASCAR thread below. Buncha Morons on a Pit Crew, Driving a Sponsored Car. Hilarious!

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 07:49 PM (lq3Ak)

612 I saw a hobo on my way home fro mlunch today. he was standing on a fire hydrant and leaning on a traffic light pole while wearing a full length shearling jacket and doing kung fu moves. I was in a cab and had already eaten so, I have no idea what happened to him.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 10, 2014 07:49 PM (rDidD)

613 Also, don't ride the buses.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 10, 2014 07:50 PM (8gEgY)

614 "sure, here you go: don't get capped, don't get mugged, don't get jacked, don't get ass-raped. have a nice vacation!" -Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2014 12:45 A more or less what my dad said when I left to college.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 10, 2014 07:51 PM (rDidD)

615 "Good morning roonz and roonettez!" -Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 11, 2014 12:49 AM (yh0zB) G'Mornin'! How's life treating you, GGE?

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 07:51 PM (lq3Ak)

616 Buncha Morons on a Pit Crew, Driving a Sponsored Car.

No.  Fuckin'.  Way.  And I'm at some freakin' t-bag fiesta and end up trying to take a bus for once in my life and failing miserably?  I srsly need to pray more.

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 07:51 PM (8lmkt)

617 Posted by: DC in (Location TBD) at May 11, 2014 12:47 AM (Pvcl5) What's your God Card?

Posted by: RWC at May 10, 2014 07:52 PM (QeH9j)

618 "From all I've heard, if you're hunting hogs it is well to know your shit -- 'cause they be mean sunsabiches. And that's even true of feral pigs out here."

Hey, cthulhu! I caught your comment last night about clearance beer. Point me at where I can find Red Tail for cheap.

As for feral pigs in California, I have a friend who hunts them, and he has bagged a couple of boars in the 300-plus-pound range.

His advice: "Always have a climbable tree close behind you. You never know when it may come in handy."

The missus says I will have to have a considerably larger life insurance policy if I'm going to accompany him.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 10, 2014 07:52 PM (noWW6)

619 What's your God Card?

Posted by: RWC at May 11, 2014 12:52 AM (QeH9j)


I call mine "The Laughing Man."

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 07:53 PM (8lmkt)

620 G'Mornin'! How's life treating you, GGE?

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 11, 2014 12:51 AM (lq3Ak)



Can't complain.



Still do.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 10, 2014 07:53 PM (yh0zB)

621 Also, don't ride the buses.

Then how am I supposed to get to St Alphonzo's?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 10, 2014 07:53 PM (0AKks)

622 "No. Fuckin'. Way. And I'm at some freakin' t-bag fiesta and end up trying to take a bus for once in my life and failing miserably? I srsly need to pray more." -Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2014 12:51 AM (8lmkt) *HAH!* ...but toke that bud and enjoy! Seriously!

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 07:53 PM (lq3Ak)

623 "Can't complain. Still do." Roger that and "ditto"... lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 07:54 PM (lq3Ak)

624 Hey, GGE!!!  {shmooshes}

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 07:54 PM (8lmkt)

625 "Then how am I supposed to get to St Alphonzo's?" -Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 11, 2014 12:53 AM (0AKks) Practice?

Posted by: Henny Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 07:54 PM (lq3Ak)

626 "Then how am I supposed to get to St Alphonzo's?"
-Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 11, 2014 12:53 AM (0AKks)

You should probably call a cab. 

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 07:55 PM (8lmkt)

627 The missus says I will have to have a considerably larger life insurance policy if I'm going to accompany him.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 11, 2014 12:52 AM (noWW6)



This is why you take Mosin Nagant. Be sure to fix bayonet comrade, this way if you miss five times you still have good pig weapon.



And if you miss five times...you surely don't want this crowd to know about it.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 10, 2014 07:55 PM (yh0zB)

628 For those that didn't get the reference: 

http://youtu.be/2S480jx8LP0

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 10, 2014 07:56 PM (0AKks)

629 Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2014 12:54 AM (8lmkt)


Right back atcha.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 10, 2014 07:56 PM (yh0zB)

630 Just kidding. Actually, it was Pam Chin discussing her month-long trip in the Fall of 2013 to Lake Malawi and Lake Tanganyika.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 11, 2014 12:15 AM (T1005)


I have friends on the board of the ACA, and I can say with all sincerity that all such organizations (PCCA, ACA) are worthless.  They only respond to the people they know, and are generally just about getting their names in print, hobbyists be damned.  Paul Loiselle, I'm lookin' at you.



Posted by: CQD at May 10, 2014 07:56 PM (tcvYF)

631 Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2014 12:53 AM (8lmkt) What's the question on the card?

Posted by: RWC at May 10, 2014 07:56 PM (QeH9j)

632 haven't played that game.
what is it like?

Posted by: chemjeff at May 10, 2014 07:57 PM (9GG/0)

633 "This is why you take Mosin Nagant. Be sure to fix bayonet comrade, this way if you miss five times you still have good pig weapon."

Does the Mosin bayonet have the crossbar* that's there to keep the pig from forcing itself down the length of the blade to get closer to you with its tusks?

(* Not making this up. Traditional boar hunting spears have these.)

Posted by: torquewrench at May 10, 2014 07:58 PM (noWW6)

634 I just realized that I missed the time... Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers. I just did a shot for you (and one for you, too, Bruce). Fen was right - it can be a rough holiday, and I feel for all that may be less than happy. She actually hit on a nerve with me personally, and her thoughts rang true. I do get to spend time with Mom tomorrow - even if it's at Applebees. At 76, she acts 50, and hopefully we'll have her around for years to come. I hope most of you can enjoy the same.

Posted by: shredded chi at May 10, 2014 07:58 PM (5S3wn)

635 "Paul Loiselle, I'm lookin' at you." -Posted by: CQD at May 11, 2014 12:56 AM (tcvYF) Go Away. 'Baitin'.

Posted by: Paul Loiselle at May 10, 2014 07:58 PM (lq3Ak)

636 What's the question on the card?

Posted by: RWC at May 11, 2014 12:56 AM (QeH9j)


Card?  I think I might have gone off topic there, my bad.

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 07:58 PM (8lmkt)

637 I do get to spend time with Mom tomorrow - even if it's at Applebees. At 76, she acts 50, and hopefully we'll have her around for years to come. I hope most of you can enjoy the same.

Posted by: shredded chi at May 11, 2014 12:58 AM (5S3wn)


Hopefully, chemjeff won't be there and try to get a date with her.

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 07:59 PM (8lmkt)

638 haven't played that game. what is it like? Posted by: chemjeff at May 11, 2014 12:57 AM (9GG/0) It is similar to Apples to Apples but much more disturbing. Once in a game I was in, in response to a card that said: "Yes, I killed ___. How, you ask? With ___." My first card was "puppies" My second card was "an erection lasting more than 5 hours"

Posted by: The Hat that Lasts Longer than 5 Hours at May 10, 2014 08:00 PM (K1sEu)

639 Today Youngest Son got to "drive" the Mustang, I had him back it down off the boards I have to drive it up on to get the jack underneath it. All he had to do was idle it down...but no, as soon as he let off the brake he punched the gas.



Damn that car is quick.


He jumped back on the brake pretty fast and then I jumped his shit about it, but he looked so pathetic that I had to stifle a laugh. I think it scared him a bit cause when he pulled it back forward to its parking spot he left his foot on the brake the whole time.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 10, 2014 08:00 PM (yh0zB)

640 "I hope most of you can enjoy the same." -Posted by: shredded chi at May 11, 2014 12:58 AM (5S3wn) Damn skippy. Good catch on your good-self. Love and live with the best of you, chi.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 08:00 PM (lq3Ak)

641 >>>haven't played that game. what is it like? Depends on the crowd. But mainly it's the most fucked up fun you can have with your pants on. Buy it. Like twenty bucks on amazon.

Posted by: DC in (Location TBD) at May 10, 2014 08:01 PM (Pvcl5)

642 That TPH is one of the more 'tame' possible answers.  Michael Jackson and vigorous jazz hands  ...   oi!

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 08:01 PM (HXcdb)

643 Card? I think I might have gone off topic there, my bad. Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2014 12:58 AM (8lmkt) Brings up many more questions...

Posted by: RWC at May 10, 2014 08:01 PM (QeH9j)

644 haven't played Apples to Apples either, sorry
so it is kinda like scattergories?

Posted by: chemjeff at May 10, 2014 08:01 PM (9GG/0)

645 619 "From all I've heard, if you're hunting hogs it is well to know your shit
-- 'cause they be mean sunsabiches. And that's even true of feral pigs
out here."

Hey, cthulhu! I caught your comment last night about clearance beer. Point me at where I can find Red Tail for cheap.

As for feral pigs in California, I have a friend who hunts them, and he has bagged a couple of boars in the 300-plus-pound range.

His advice: "Always have a climbable tree close behind you. You never know when it may come in handy."

The missus says I will have to have a considerably larger life insurance policy if I'm going to accompany him.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 11, 2014 12:52 AM (noWW6) Hide posts from (noWW6)


Lucky's discontinued 'em when they rearranged their shelf space. I should go back to see if I could get more or try other Lucky's [and/or SaveMart]....but it's been a busy day. Hint: it wasn't in the beer section, it was in the clearance section.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 10, 2014 08:01 PM (T1005)

646 Check out the Land Between the Lakes area.
Posted by: Country Singer at May 11, 2014 12:41 AM (vUJC4)

I use her butter.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 10, 2014 08:02 PM (gnKGA)

647 Does the Mosin bayonet have the crossbar* that's there to keep the pig from forcing itself down the length of the blade to get closer to you with its tusks?

(* Not making this up. Traditional boar hunting spears have these.)

Posted by: torquewrench at May 11, 2014 12:58 AM (noWW6)



No, but it is offset a couple of inches to clear the barrel, and the rifle itself without the bayonet is about 5 feet long, so you have plenty of time to gitcher ass up that tree you are supposed to have behind you.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 10, 2014 08:02 PM (yh0zB)

648 How to avoid dangerous areas of L.A.: If you see a Check Cashing store, get back on the freeway and drive for another 10 minutes.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at May 10, 2014 08:03 PM (JmGFJ)

649
638 I do get to spend time with Mom tomorrow - even if
it's at Applebees. At 76, she acts 50, and hopefully we'll have her
around for years to come. I hope most of you can enjoy the same.

Posted by: shredded chi at May 11, 2014 12:58 AM (5S3wn)

Hopefully, chemjeff won't be there and try to get a date with her.

Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2014 12:59 AM (8lmkt)


lol I don't actually date women at Applebee's

Posted by: chemjeff at May 10, 2014 08:03 PM (9GG/0)

650 Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 11, 2014 01:00 AM (yh0zB) *HAH!* I read that earlier and it reminded me of the first time I started a stick on a hill. You gotta know your vehicle! At least it didn't end like that video you posted!

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 08:03 PM (lq3Ak)

651 get back on the freeway and drive for another 10 minutes.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 11, 2014 01:03 AM (JmGFJ)


so, like, maybe 100 yards?     you don't live here, do you?

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 08:04 PM (8lmkt)

652 647 Check out the Land Between the Lakes area. Posted by: Country Singer at May 11, 2014 12:41 AM (vUJC4) I use her butter. Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 11, 2014 01:02 AM (gnKGA) If you won't pay for it .gov will.

Posted by: Dandy Sandy Fluke at May 10, 2014 08:04 PM (QeH9j)

653 At least it didn't end like that video you posted!

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 11, 2014 01:03 AM (lq3Ak)




Yep, but I had horrible visions there for a sec.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 10, 2014 08:05 PM (yh0zB)

654 haven't played Apples to Apples either, sorry so it is kinda like scattergories? Posted by: chemjeff at May 11, 2014 01:01 AM (9GG/0) Apples to Apples: "The object of the game is to win the most rounds by playing a "red apple" card (which generally features a noun) from one's hand to best "match" that round's communal "green apple" card (which contains an adjective) as voted on by that round's judging player." http://tinyurl.com/n8gzt4x Cards Against Humanity: "To start the game, each player draws ten white "answer" cards. One randomly chosen player begins as the Card Czar, and plays a black "question" card. The Card Czar reads the question out to the group. Each player answers the question by passing one white "answer" card, face down, to the Card Czar. The Card Czar shuffles all of the answers, reads them out loud in a humorous fashion, and picks their favorite. Whoever played that answer gets to keep the Black Card as one Awesome Point. After each round, a new player becomes the Card Czar, and every player draws back up to ten cards" http://tinyurl.com/cvw4bum

Posted by: The Hat that Lasts Longer than 5 Hours at May 10, 2014 08:05 PM (K1sEu)

655 "I use her butter." -Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 11, 2014 01:02 AM (gnKGA) *rimshot!*

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 08:05 PM (lq3Ak)

656 649 How to avoid dangerous areas of L.A.: If you see a Check Cashing store, get back on the freeway and drive for another 10 minutes. --------- Everything south of the 10 ist kaput!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 10, 2014 08:05 PM (8gEgY)

657 "I do get to spend time with Mom tomorrow - even if it's at Applebees."

Oh dear Lord.

I speed-misread that, in light of immediately preceding comments, as, "I do get to spend time with Mosin tomorrow - even if it's at Applebees."

What were y'all's saying about Cards Against Humanity?

Posted by: torquewrench at May 10, 2014 08:05 PM (noWW6)

658 so, like, maybe 100 yards? you don't live here, do you?

Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2014 01:04 AM (8lmkt)




Like 7-11's in Virginia Beach, you  can stand in the parking lot of one and see the next.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 10, 2014 08:05 PM (yh0zB)

659 631 Just kidding. Actually, it was Pam Chin discussing her month-long trip in the Fall of 2013 to Lake Malawi and Lake Tanganyika.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 11, 2014 12:15 AM (T1005)


I have friends on the board of the ACA, and I can say with all sincerity that all such organizations (PCCA, ACA) are worthless. They only respond to the people they know, and are generally just about getting their names in print, hobbyists be damned. Paul Loiselle, I'm lookin' at you.



Posted by: CQD at May 11, 2014 12:56 AM (tcvYF) Hide posts from (tcvYF)



I'm one of the people they know, so it doesn't much bother me. I've also had a very interesting and amusing dinner conversation with Loiselle at an ACA and -- although I don't think he knows it -- he has a nephew that worked for the fiancee once upon a time. But I'll respond to you -- what do you want to know?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 10, 2014 08:06 PM (T1005)

660 i wish i could just go outside and shoot my gun right now.  {sadface}  maybe i will just go watch tee vee.  i hurt pretty much all over my body and it's gettin' old.  making me a little crazy, so do forgive if i was a little too peach-y mean tonight.  xoxo

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 08:06 PM (8lmkt)

661 >Play the card game 'Cards Against Humanitiy.' I found it boring after a couple of times. I did add the card "Dick Cheney's barbed war cock" to the set our group of friends usually uses.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 10, 2014 08:06 PM (N/cFh)

662 well hopefully someone brings Cards Against Humanity to the Vegas meetup, it will be fun

Posted by: chemjeff at May 10, 2014 08:07 PM (9GG/0)

663 "Yep, but I had horrible visions there for a sec." I can only imagine, GGE! My heart might skip a *long-silence beat*!

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 08:07 PM (lq3Ak)

664 night Peaches

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 10, 2014 08:07 PM (rDidD)

665 Another really good game is "Dixit": "Each player starts the game with six random cards. Players then take turns being the storyteller. The player whose turn it is to be storyteller looks at the six images in his or her hand. From one of these, he or she makes up a sentence or phrase that might describe it and says it out loud (without showing the card to the other players). "Each other player then selects from among their own six cards the one that best matches the sentence given by the storyteller. Then, each player gives their selected card to the storyteller, without showing it to the others. The storyteller shuffles his or her chosen card with the cards received from the other players, and all cards are then dealt face up. The players (except for the storyteller) then secretly guess which picture was the storyteller's, using numbered voting chips. "If nobody or everybody finds the correct picture, the storyteller scores 0, and each of the other players scores 2. Otherwise the storyteller and all players who found the correct answer score 3. Players other than the storyteller score 1 point for each vote their own pictures receive. "A large part of the skill of the game comes from being able, when acting as the storyteller, to offer a title which is neither too obscure (such that no other player can identify it) nor too obvious (such that every player is able to guess it). "The game ends when the card deck is empty. The player with the highest point total wins the game." The pictures on the cards are weird. As in "drawn by mental patients" weird.

Posted by: The Hat that Lasts Longer than 5 Hours at May 10, 2014 08:07 PM (K1sEu)

666 645 haven't played Apples to Apples either, sorry so it is kinda like scattergories? Posted by: chemjeff at May 11, 2014 01:01 AM (9GG/0) http://cardsagainsthumanity.com/ They do sample picks of question/answers on the top right. And what I understand those are the tame ones.

Posted by: RWC at May 10, 2014 08:07 PM (QeH9j)

667 Futz.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 10, 2014 08:07 PM (T1005)

668 I did add the card "Dick Cheney's barbed war cock" to the set our group of friends usually uses.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 11, 2014 01:06 AM (N/cFh)




It wasn't already in there? I call bullshit. It should have had that one and "but first you will blow me" as standard cards.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 10, 2014 08:08 PM (yh0zB)

669 'night, Y.  give my regards to broadway.

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 08:08 PM (8lmkt)

670 Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2014 01:06 AM (8lmkt) G'Night, Peaches. Be Well, stay zesty!

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 08:08 PM (lq3Ak)

671 The insane picture card game got the Beastly number… figures.

Posted by: The Hat that Lasts Longer than 5 Hours at May 10, 2014 08:08 PM (K1sEu)

672 Perhaps we should make our own game. Morons against Humanity.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 10, 2014 08:10 PM (yh0zB)

673 so, like, maybe 100 yards? you don't live here, do you? Posted by: Peaches Hah. Yeah, only for a few decades.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at May 10, 2014 08:10 PM (JmGFJ)

674 Hopefully, chemjeff won't be there and try to get a date with her. Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2014 12:59 AM ------ IDK - if he's a true moron, how upset could I be? Is he rich? Dad was killed in '74, 'step' died in 2000 (or was it '01?), so we wouldn't mind if she went on a date. She does know a thing or two about firearms, so... And just ask cthulhu - I keep a 12 gauge on my coffee table beside the rose vase.

Posted by: shredded chi at May 10, 2014 08:11 PM (5S3wn)

675 "Perhaps we should make our own game. Morons against Humanity." -Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 11, 2014 01:10 AM (yh0zB) #two years

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 08:11 PM (lq3Ak)

676 673 Perhaps we should make our own game. Morons against Humanity. --------- Welcome to the past six years.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 10, 2014 08:11 PM (8gEgY)

677 there's no way I could be successful at the dixit game

Posted by: chemjeff at May 10, 2014 08:11 PM (9GG/0)

678 From all I've heard, if you're hunting hogs it is well to know your shit -- 'cause they be mean sunsabiches. And that's even true of feral pigs out here.

 

Posted by: cthulhu at May 11, 2014 12:44 AM

 

Haha... yeah. Used to shoot razors up in the far north back in the day. Was stupid enough to go after them with an M1 carbine one day, just for shits and giggles. It was not good. Just made them mad. Stuck with the big stuff after that.

Posted by: otho at May 10, 2014 08:12 PM (Ci6bl)

679 Morons Against Humanity you say?

"Yes, I killed ___. How, you ask? With ___."

Hobo.  ... a thing that goes Up!

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 08:13 PM (HXcdb)

680 ..."And just ask cthulhu - I keep a 12 gauge on my coffee table beside the rose vase." -Posted by: shredded chi at May 11, 2014 01:11 AM (5S3wn) Why am I thinking "Sweet Child O' Mine" -?

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 08:13 PM (lq3Ak)

681 673 Perhaps we should make our own game. Morons against Humanity.
Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 11, 2014 01:10 AM (yh0zB) Hide posts from (yh0zB)



Cards Against Humanity -- Moron Add-On Pack.



Moron
Ewok
Shirts
Paul Anka
Hobo
Hunting
Bewbs
'ette
cob-logger
Pixy
hamster
the crack o' noon

Posted by: cthulhu at May 10, 2014 08:13 PM (T1005)

682 326 I see Ricardo has resorted to the "Oh posh I know more than you" school of argument. Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 11:33 PM (HXcdb) Going through the thread, I'd say it's because people are telling him his baby is ugly

Posted by: kbdabear at May 10, 2014 08:14 PM (aTXUx)

683 "Welcome to the past six years." -Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 11, 2014 01:11 AM (8gEgY) Even better than my little blast. King You. *places red checker on top of other red checker*

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 08:14 PM (lq3Ak)

684 675 Hopefully, chemjeff won't be there and try to get a date with her.

Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2014 12:59 AM
------
IDK - if he's a true moron, how upset could I be? Is he rich?

Dad was killed in '74, 'step' died in 2000 (or was it '01?), so we wouldn't mind if she went on a date.
She does know a thing or two about firearms, so...

And just ask cthulhu - I keep a 12 gauge on my coffee table beside the rose vase.

Posted by: shredded chi at May 11, 2014 01:11 AM (5S3wn) Hide posts from (5S3wn)



I can only attest that he does this when he knows that company is coming over.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 10, 2014 08:15 PM (T1005)

685 "How to avoid dangerous areas of L.A.: If you see a Check Cashing store, get back on the freeway and drive for another 10 minutes."

A couple, raised in sheltered circumstances, who had never been to Commiefornia before, were planning a visit to the Bay Area and asked a friend if there were bad parts of Oakland that they should stay clear of.

He said, "Everyplace south of Emeryville and north of San Leandro. All the areas that are not Alameda or Piedmont. Anywhere within a ten mile radius of the docks or Lake Merritt. Anywhere along MLK, Telegraph or International."

(For those of you not from the Bay Area, there are about five square yards of Oakland that are excluded from these rules.)

Posted by: torquewrench at May 10, 2014 08:16 PM (noWW6)

686 "Moron Add-On Pack." -Posted by: cthulhu at May 11, 2014 01:13 AM (T1005) *HAH!* Only five bucks every three months via XBox Live.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 08:16 PM (lq3Ak)

687 So...dogfish 120 Minute IPA will do the job nicely. Daddy is getting hammered.

Posted by: DC in (Location TBD) at May 10, 2014 08:17 PM (Pvcl5)

688 155 Pop Quiz Answer: 27. Shoot. Had to check my work. I knew where those Islands were, though! Been there many times. Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 10:44 PM (lq3Ak) Hide posts from (lq3Ak)



You've been there?!?!? What were you smuggling?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 10, 2014 08:17 PM (T1005)

689 I'm at work and at the mercy of Comcrap cable lineup and very little on. Watching John Carter on Spike. Not a good movie (and I have low standard) but Lynn Collins is hot. Very hot.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 10, 2014 08:19 PM (15w2J)

690 #686

My answer would have been, "Yes, Oakland."

Posted by: Epobirs at May 10, 2014 08:19 PM (Icq+V)

691 i wish i could just go outside and shoot my gun right now. {sadface} maybe i will just go watch tee vee. Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2014 01:06 AM (8lmkt)
You could compromise and shoot the TV.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 10, 2014 08:19 PM (gnKGA)

692 Posted by: torquewrench at May 11, 2014 01:16 AM (noWW6) I've seen the videos of police driving by, (with bottles being thrown at the car), and not stopping to deal with it. There are areas of this Country absolutely LOST to simple criminals. The complex criminals in elected office are the Real Task.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 08:19 PM (lq3Ak)

693 But I'll respond to you -- what do you want to know?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 11, 2014 01:06 AM (T1005)


Good sir:  while I thank you for your response, it's about 10 years too late and my question (which I cannot now even remember) was long ago rendered moot.  All I remember is that I addressed it to several board members, and repeated it, politely, at least once, and never received even one response, despite the fact that I had previously given both fish and advice to other Board members.

FYI, I currently maintain about 30 tanks with approximately 3000 gallons capacity total, and have 52 years of experience in the hobby.  My lifetime membership in the ACA is now more of an annoyance than a resource, but I'll be darned if I'm going to save them a penny by telling them to stop mailing the Buntbarsche Bulletin to me.

BTW: if you run for the Board at any point, however, I will happily vote for you.



Posted by: CQD at May 10, 2014 08:20 PM (tcvYF)

694 692 i wish i could just go outside and shoot my gun right now. {sadface} maybe i will just go watch tee vee. Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2014 01:06 AM (8lmkt) You could compromise and shoot the TV. --------- Don't discount the therapeutic value of this.

Posted by: Zombie Elvis Presley at May 10, 2014 08:21 PM (8gEgY)

695 "You've been there?!?!? What were you smuggling?" -Posted by: cthulhu at May 11, 2014 01:17 AM (T1005) Stuffed animals and baseball caps from Cedar Point. The amusement park. I simultaneously guessed my Pitch Speed and hit the Strike Zone.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 08:21 PM (lq3Ak)

696 "It wasn't already in there? I call bullshit. It should have had that one and 'but first you will blow me' as standard cards."

I need to go through and pencil this in to the cards in our Monopoly set.

"Go directly to jail. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200. But first, you will blow me."

Posted by: torquewrench at May 10, 2014 08:21 PM (noWW6)

697 Was playing Dead Island today and one of the weapons you can get is a hammer with the name of Ban. Is banhammer a common term in blog world? And Mythbusters is doing Jedi myths.

Posted by: RWC at May 10, 2014 08:22 PM (QeH9j)

698 I'm drunk. I'm capitalizing things for no good reason.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 08:23 PM (lq3Ak)

699 My advise to avoid the crappy parts of El Lay is to avoid El Lay. 

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at May 10, 2014 08:23 PM (jucos)

700 #699

Sounds like you're ready for a gig on Sand Hill Road.

Posted by: Epobirs at May 10, 2014 08:24 PM (Icq+V)

701 You could compromise and shoot the TV.
---------

Don't discount the therapeutic value of this.

Posted by: Zombie Elvis Presley at May 11, 2014 01:21 AM (8gEgY)


ugh.  i threw a beer bottle through one once, and, yes, super satisfying.  until i had to go out the next day and buy a new one.  sorry, i know i said i was leaving but i can't get interested in the tee vee and i'm still to restless to go to bed.  so, uh, when you make your card game, could you do a "Wrath of Peaches" card?  i could maybe even pay you a couple of bucks, just maybe the one time. 

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 08:24 PM (8lmkt)

702 Ok, they're doing all Star Wars. (The good ones)

Posted by: RWC at May 10, 2014 08:24 PM (QeH9j)

703 Well the F-35 is an ugly airplane.  So there is that.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 08:25 PM (HXcdb)

704 "Go directly to jail. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200. But first, you will blow me." Posted by: torquewrench at May 11, 2014 01:21 AM (noWW6) That was about two ounces of Budweiser lost to a fine mist of involuntary seizures! *HAH!* *grabs Kleenexes* ...damnit, I've got no towels.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 08:26 PM (lq3Ak)

705 Like 7-11's in Virginia Beach, you can stand in the parking lot of one and see the next. Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May ------ Holy Shnikeys, GGE. my house is about 1/2 mile from the VAB city line. I can count ten 7-11s within maybe two miles. The 3 closest are always busy. They are now remodeling the old Shoney's Big Boy restaurant into a ginormous 7-11 right on the Norfolk side of that city border. That makes four that you can see if you stood in the middle of the intersection.

Posted by: shredded chi at May 10, 2014 08:26 PM (5S3wn)

706 700 My advise to avoid the crappy parts of El Lay is to avoid El Lay. ------/-- That's the sledgehammer approach. There are a lot of places in SoCal that are worth seeing and can be visited with minimum risk to life and limb.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 10, 2014 08:26 PM (8gEgY)

707 ugh and I don't really know waht I am going to be doing on this trip.
I could be super-busy or I could be just really bored for a week.
I don't know.
oh well.

Posted by: chemjeff at May 10, 2014 08:26 PM (9GG/0)

708 Today my Daughters horse, Surabi, slipped on the rain soaked grass during schooling and fell on my daughter.  I am rethinking this riding crap.  Besides being a monthly Mercedes payment it is also a time suck that is worse than coaching football. 

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at May 10, 2014 08:26 PM (jucos)

709 Take a ride on the Reading Railroad. ...But First?

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 08:27 PM (lq3Ak)

710 A little bit more about John Carter; besides the really hot Lynn Collins, it also has McNulty from The Wire (Dominic West?). Its funny seeing him in other roles. He owned that role in The Wire.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 10, 2014 08:28 PM (15w2J)

711 I think I'd opt for Australia. I would, with no hesitation at all. I've been there.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at May 10, 2014 08:29 PM (8+LRG)

712 ..."could you do a "Wrath of Peaches" card?" I'm on top of it. It shouldn't be too hard to sell to the Horde Masses!

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 08:30 PM (lq3Ak)

713 "Today my Daughters horse, Surabi, slipped on the rain soaked grass during schooling and fell on my daughter."

Tell me about it. Effing horses.

Posted by: Christopher Reeve at May 10, 2014 08:31 PM (noWW6)

714 let us not forget "stompy boots" and "pointy elbows"

Posted by: Sister Sestina at May 10, 2014 08:31 PM (kALIL)

715 (For those of you not from the Bay Area, there are about five square yards of Oakland that are excluded from these rules.) Posted by: torquewrench at May 11, 2014 01:16 AM (noWW6) First time I saw Oakland I said "now I know why they call it the Newark of the Pacific" People from the East get a little careless because back there in the bad neighborhoods, the buildings themselves look like they're going to attack you Besides check cashing places, the indigenous youth tend to tag everything that doesn't move, every house has bars on the windows, there's usually glass on the street from the cars broken into or bottles tossed out of cars, and the yards if they do have anything growing on them it's almost always weeds and dried weeds

Posted by: kbdabear at May 10, 2014 08:32 PM (aTXUx)

716 I'm on top of it. It shouldn't be too hard to sell to the Horde Masses!

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 11, 2014 01:30 AM (lq3Ak)




Goes without saying, that one should be in.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 10, 2014 08:33 PM (yh0zB)

717 694 But I'll respond to you -- what do you want to know?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 11, 2014 01:06 AM (T1005)


Good sir: while I thank you for your response, it's about 10 years too late and my question (which I cannot now even remember) was long ago rendered moot. All I remember is that I addressed it to several board members, and repeated it, politely, at least once, and never received even one response, despite the fact that I had previously given both fish and advice to other Board members.

FYI, I currently maintain about 30 tanks with approximately 3000 gallons capacity total, and have 52 years of experience in the hobby. My lifetime membership in the ACA is now more of an annoyance than a resource, but I'll be darned if I'm going to save them a penny by telling them to stop mailing the Buntbarsche Bulletin to me.

BTW: if you run for the Board at any point, however, I will happily vote for you.



Posted by: CQD at May 11, 2014 01:20 AM (tcvYF) Hide posts from (tcvYF)



Cthulhu for Board of the ACA -- why vote for the lesser evil?



Buntbarsche Bulletin article: "Why keeping cichlids is like having your sanity ripped from your gibbering brain."



Counterpoint article: "Sanity has no remaining place in the cichlid hobby anyway -- just look what we did to the genus Cichlasoma."

Posted by: cthulhu at May 10, 2014 08:33 PM (T1005)

718 I simultaneously guessed my Pitch Speed and hit the Strike Zone. Posted by: Slapweasel at May 11, 2014 01:21 AM (lq3Ak) And you still haven't thanked Poindexter for making a baseball suitable to your limp-wristed throwing style..

Posted by: RWC at May 10, 2014 08:33 PM (QeH9j)

719 I'm drunk. I'm capitalizing things for no good reason. Posted by: Slapweasel at May 11, 2014 01:23 AM (lq3Ak) ಠ_ಠ

Posted by: e e cummings at May 10, 2014 08:34 PM (K1sEu)

720 "Today my Daughters horse, Surabi, slipped on the rain soaked grass during schooling and fell on my daughter." -Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at May 11, 2014 01:26 AM (jucos) Yeah, dude. Instant "rethink". Quirk? Happenstance? Serendipity? Time-Suck? DAMN!?! I have no idea what the advice "should" be. I know my reaction would be the same as your question. WTF are we doing and why?

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 08:34 PM (lq3Ak)

721 "And you still haven't thanked Poindexter for making a baseball suitable to your limp-wristed throwing style..." -Posted by: RWC at May 11, 2014 01:33 AM (QeH9j) He was busy drilling camera-holes into the Pi-Dorm.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 08:36 PM (lq3Ak)

722 I've been re-arranging the house since the kids have moved, today was the front room. I'm thinking about re-arranging it again as soon as I get rid of some of this hideous furniture (like the chair that Son In Law's cat clawed the fuck out of).



A side effect of this was re-arranging the bookshelf and putting some books in a bag to be exchanged. While doing this of course I ran into a dozen or so I haven't read yet.


And so, I'm off to rectify that horrendous situation. Later roonz and roonettez, fear no evil!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 10, 2014 08:36 PM (yh0zB)

723 He was busy drilling camera-holes into the Pi-Dorm. Posted by: Slapweasel at May 11, 2014 01:36 AM (lq3Ak) Hair Pi!

Posted by: RWC at May 10, 2014 08:36 PM (QeH9j)

724 707 700 My advise to avoid the crappy parts of El Lay is to avoid El Lay.

------/--

That's the sledgehammer approach. There are a lot of places in SoCal that are worth seeing and can be visited with minimum risk to life and limb. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 11, 2014 01:26 AM (8gEgY) Hide posts from (8gEgY)



At one point, all sorts of guide books had the Watts Towers as one of the modern Wonders of the World and (as a kid) I thought it would be cool to see 'em. It's maybe 40 years later....(a) I've never been, and (b) I'm not going.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 10, 2014 08:37 PM (T1005)

725 Tell me about it. Effing horses.

Posted by: Christopher Reeve at May 11, 2014 01:31 AM (noWW6)

_______________

Further driving my point home.  The horse is a stupid beast.  Happiest days for any horse owner is the day the purchased their horse, and the day they are finally able to sell said horse to some unsuspecting fool.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at May 10, 2014 08:37 PM (jucos)

726 Hair Pi!

Let's not get irrational.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 10, 2014 08:38 PM (0AKks)

727 Posted by: cthulhu at May 11, 2014 01:33 AM (T1005)

that is the most hilarious thing I seen all day

Posted by: Peaches at May 10, 2014 08:38 PM (8lmkt)

728 709 Today my Daughters horse, Surabi, slipped on the rain soaked grass during schooling and fell on my daughter. I am rethinking this riding crap. Besides being a monthly Mercedes payment it is also a time suck that is worse than coaching football. Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at May 11, 2014 01:26 AM (jucos) Hide posts from (jucos)



Is your daughter ok?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 10, 2014 08:38 PM (T1005)

729 A snapping turtle biting the tip of your penis

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 11, 2014 12:47 AM (HXcdb)



You laugh but it really happens.




Posted by: Guy whose dick was bit by a snapping turtle at May 10, 2014 08:38 PM (XRSxm)

730 Posted by: e e cummings at May 11, 2014 01:34 AM (K1sEu) You didn't even capitalize those "E"'s Dumb Guy Voice: Besides, I didn't read Winnie the Pooh often.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 08:38 PM (lq3Ak)

731 706 Like 7-11's in Virginia Beach, you can stand in the parking lot of one and see the next. Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May ------ Holy Shnikeys, GGE. my house is about 1/2 mile from the VAB city line. I can count ten 7-11s within maybe two miles. The 3 closest are always busy. They are now remodeling the old Shoney's Big Boy restaurant into a ginormous 7-11 right on the Norfolk side of that city border. That makes four that you can see if you stood in the middle of the intersection. Posted by: shredded chi at May 11, 2014 01:26 AM (5S3wn) Damn, Roanoke used to be like that until 3/4's of the 7-11's closed about 25 years ago. Now you see the familiar 7-11 building with a name like A-1 Mart or something like that.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at May 10, 2014 08:38 PM (HxSXm)

732 A snapping turtle biting the tip of your penis Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 11, 2014 12:47 AM (HXcdb) You laugh but it really happens. Posted by: Guy whose dick was bit by a snapping turtle at May 11, 2014 01:38 AM (XRSxm) Tell me about it…

Posted by: Shredder at May 10, 2014 08:39 PM (K1sEu)

733 So with regard to family members on horseback, I mordantly note that the English aristocracy have traditionally kept their excess numbers in check via their habit of riding to hounds.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 10, 2014 08:40 PM (noWW6)

734 Is your daughter okay?

Surabi?  Arabian?  What is the horse's personality before this?  Why were they in the rain?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 08:40 PM (HXcdb)

735 700 My advise to avoid the crappy parts of El Lay is to avoid El Lay. Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at May 11, 2014 01:23 AM (jucos) General rule was usually avoid anyplace east of the 405, south of the 10, west of the 5, north of the 105 When I drove back home through Hollywood at night, I always turned north at Fairfax to Hollywood, then north at La Brea to Franklin In The Valley, don't go east of Laurel Canyon at night or north of Magnolia. Burbank isn't bad if you stay off San Fernando but the problem isn't so much the bad guys as nasty cops. Same goes for Glendale.

Posted by: kbdabear at May 10, 2014 08:41 PM (aTXUx)

736 I've lived in SoCal my entire life. I've never seen the Watts Towers, mainly on grounds of personal security,

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 10, 2014 08:42 PM (8gEgY)

737 Further driving my point home. The horse is a stupid beast. Happiest days for any horse owner is the day the purchased their horse, and the day they are finally able to sell said horse to some unsuspecting fool. Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at May 11, 2014 01:37 AM (jucos) ***** Sounds much like the first and last days of boat ownership to me.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 10, 2014 08:42 PM (ojnk6)

738 735 Is your daughter okay?

Surabi? Arabian? What is the horse's personality before this? Why were they in the rain?
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 11, 2014 01:40 AM (HXcdb) Hide posts from (HXcdb)


Are you suggesting that the horse may be a Jihadist suicide slipper?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 10, 2014 08:42 PM (T1005)

739 Posted by: torquewrench at May 11, 2014 01:40 AM (noWW6) Silliness in the face of near-tragedy. *round applesauce*

Posted by: Monty Python at May 10, 2014 08:43 PM (lq3Ak)

740 Ahoy me hardies. Watching Tora Tora Tora and enjoying some bourbon w mejican coke. A work associate who is obtaining an MS in geology told me that if the Yellerstone Caldera explodes it will be an extinction level event. So forget South Africa or Carnival in Brazil.

Posted by: El secretor squirrel at May 10, 2014 08:43 PM (0SmH0)

741 741 Ahoy me hardies. Watching Tora Tora Tora and enjoying some bourbon w mejican coke. A work associate who is obtaining an MS in geology told me that if the Yellerstone Caldera explodes it will be an extinction level event. So forget South Africa or Carnival in Brazil. Posted by: El secretor squirrel at May 11, 2014 01:43 AM (0SmH0) Hide posts from (0SmH0)



He's totally full of it.

Posted by: Trilobites at May 10, 2014 08:45 PM (T1005)

742 Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at May 11, 2014 01:37 AM (jucos) SELL, MORTIMER ...SELL!!!

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 08:45 PM (lq3Ak)

743 I don't get horse ownership. My old neighbor had their house foreclosed on yet they had 3 horses for their daughters to ride. They're working animals.

Posted by: RWC at May 10, 2014 08:45 PM (QeH9j)

744 Daughter is mostly fine.  She is a whisp of a thing at barely 100 pounds.  Fell on her leg.  The horse is very good natured.  Coach thought the girl needed work today in a driving rain.  I blame her.  Fucking cost me at least a grand though to do the X-ray and other hospital crap. 

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at May 10, 2014 08:45 PM (jucos)

745 742- oh? Well then do tell. He seems quite credible.

Posted by: El secretor squirrel at May 10, 2014 08:46 PM (0SmH0)

746 Also in re horses (not to make Truck Monkey feel any worse):

For years here, our family had an absolutely excellent small animal vet looking after our miscellaneous dogs, cats, birds, hamsters and what have you. I think we took a gecko in to his practice at one point.

First time into the place, he came limping up the hall, and I said, "Are you OK?"

He said, "Oh, no, this isn't new. I used to be a large animal vet."

An ill-tempered horse had taken exception to his working round its back end.

Don't get me wrong. I'm a horse fan. But they are big and dangerous animals. Always have that in the forefront of your thinking around them.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 10, 2014 08:48 PM (noWW6)

747 Riding instructions in the rain?  No indoor arena?

Sue that crazy trainer into oblivion.  Your daughter is not training for an equestrian gold in the Olympics. 

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 08:48 PM (HXcdb)

748 Here's a really pretty kitteh for Caturday Night Sand cat! pic.twitter.com/BEFt9w5q7H

Posted by: kbdabear at May 10, 2014 08:48 PM (aTXUx)

749 "A work associate who is obtaining an MS in geology told me that if the Yellerstone Caldera explodes it will be an extinction level event. So forget South Africa or Carnival in Brazil." -Posted by: El secretor squirrel at May 11, 2014 01:43 AM (0SmH0) Your "Work Associate" is perhaps correct. I believe. I think, however, the "how" is in question. As a proprietor of ultraviolet needs, I also add "perhaps", because you can pedal your ass off and create both Electrolytes and U.V. It's What Plants Crave.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 08:48 PM (lq3Ak)

750 I do real well around even ill tempered horses.  The problem is that if they decide to go sideways on you there isn't much chance of you coming out on top.  Hasn't happened to me yet, but I am sure there will be a time. 

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at May 10, 2014 08:51 PM (jucos)

751 741 Ahoy me hardies. Watching Tora Tora Tora and enjoying some bourbon w mejican coke.  ------ I prefer the Bolivian stuff myself, but, whatever works for you... AJPS - most of the old 7-11s around here have been converted to the same kind of low-rent store or auto repair shop. Now, they're all giant buildings filled with hipsters and marble. there is one old store I know of in "the hood" that is called 7Brothers - they just painted over the "eleven" part of the sign. I never could figure out how they got away with it for so longm

Posted by: shredded chi at May 10, 2014 08:52 PM (5S3wn)

752 "I blame her. Fucking cost me at least a grand though to do the X-ray and other hospital crap." -Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at May 11, 2014 01:45 AM (jucos) Tough choice, Sir. I'd be an emotionally stubborn individual and say "never again". ...but then again? I had a BMX bike and I'd cut more skin than Hannibal Lechtor. I DO NOT envy your position, Sir. I also cannot substitute my uninformed judgement for your own.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 08:53 PM (lq3Ak)

753 Anna it's called schooling.  They do field work like jumps and water runs.  It really is quite beautiful the girls working with their horses, especially when the weather is nice.  I had a bad feeling about today though.  They are all training for nationals in Louisville in July. 

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at May 10, 2014 08:54 PM (jucos)

754

736 hahahaha That's exactly where I work every day

I was just at the Watts towers two weeks ago.  Really not so astounding.

Posted by: MAx at May 10, 2014 08:56 PM (b7yum)

755 "I don't get horse ownership. My old neighbor had their house foreclosed on yet they had 3 horses for their daughters to ride. They're working animals."

Well, so are the various shepherd breeds of dog, or at least those breeds were originally, and people have made companion animals out of them for centuries.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 10, 2014 08:57 PM (noWW6)

756 Cthulhu for Board of the ACA -- why vote for the lesser evil?

Buntbarsche Bulletin article: "Why keeping cichlids is like having your sanity ripped from your gibbering brain."

Counterpoint article: "Sanity has no remaining place in the cichlid hobby anyway -- just look what we did to the genus Cichlasoma."

Posted by: cthulhu at May 11, 2014 01:33 AM (T1005)


You remind me that when you appear on the postcard you will have to have them print "a/k/a cthulhu" on the ballot or I won't recognize you.  Or perhaps just list your city of residence as R'lyeh.

P.S.  If you search on YouTube for "pacu zen", you will find a short video of one of my tanks.  A couple of pearsei in there (vieja, cichlasoma, who the heck knows).

Posted by: CQD at May 10, 2014 08:57 PM (tcvYF)

757 744 I don't get horse ownership. My old neighbor had their house foreclosed on yet they had 3 horses for their daughters to ride. They're working animals. Posted by: RWC at May 11, 2014 01:45 AM (QeH9j) Several years ago, a guy who owned a racehorse filed for bankruptcy. He was able to keep one of his best one's because there was/is a portion of bankruptcy law from days when horses were a mode of transportation and/or work that you couldn't take a man's horse to satisfy debts in bankruptcy. Don't know if it's still part of the law, and I bet this family put those horses in the daughters' names months before the bankruptcy.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at May 10, 2014 08:58 PM (HxSXm)

758 "I was just at the Watts towers two weeks ago. Really not so astounding."

I've been (warily) all through Watts.

The part of L.A. that I had not been through, and have not, and would not have known even existed had one of the Horde not noted them, were the former residential neighborhoods in the beach dunes just off the end of the LAX runways.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 10, 2014 09:00 PM (noWW6)

759 Fracking and oil drilling will cause the caldera to explode.

Posted by: Environazi at May 10, 2014 09:01 PM (Q3tFF)

760 760- I think that was the plot of a Star Trek TNg episode

Posted by: El secretor squirrel at May 10, 2014 09:03 PM (0SmH0)

761 The part of L.A. that I had not been through, and have not, and would not have known even existed had one of the Horde not noted them, were the former residential neighborhoods in the beach dunes just off the end of the LAX runways.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 11, 2014 02:00 AM (noWW6)

_________________

Not many people know about the Vista del Mar.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Gruntled New Business Owner at May 10, 2014 09:04 PM (jucos)

762 AJPS - most of the old 7-11s around here have been converted to the same kind of low-rent store or auto repair shop. Now, they're all giant buildings filled with hipsters and marble. there is one old store I know of in "the hood" that is called 7Brothers - they just painted over the "eleven" part of the sign. I never could figure out how they got away with it for so longm Posted by: shredded chi at May 11, 2014 01:52 AM (5S3wn) 25 years ago, we had 7-11, Hop-In, and Snappy's (local). Hop-In bought out Snappy's, then Getty bought out Hop-In, then Getty disappeared. All of them became some A-1 type market. Right about the same time, 7-11 closed a bunch, and most were converted to convenience stores, but one was converted into a jewelry store, and another into a computer repair place. Plus, with the exception of Sheetz, all the convenience stores here are pretty shitty inside. 7 Brothers probably got a C&D from 7-11, and they probably told them to FOAD.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at May 10, 2014 09:06 PM (HxSXm)

763 Later gators

Posted by: El secretor squirrel at May 10, 2014 09:07 PM (0SmH0)

764 I think that was the plot of a Star Trek TNg episode Posted by: El secretor squirrel at May 11, 2014 02:03 AM (0SmH0) Star Trek Voyager, actually.

Posted by: 7 of 9 boners at May 10, 2014 09:10 PM (K1sEu)

765 Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at May 11, 2014 01:58 AM (HxSXm) My questioning ownership was, at least in this case, you're buying a damn expensive animal while letting everything else go to shit. There was an open-house when they left and they still had everything original in the house from '82.

Posted by: RWC at May 10, 2014 09:11 PM (QeH9j)

766 757 Cthulhu for Board of the ACA -- why vote for the lesser evil?

Buntbarsche Bulletin article: "Why keeping cichlids is like having your sanity ripped from your gibbering brain."

Counterpoint article: "Sanity has no remaining place in the cichlid hobby anyway -- just look what we did to the genus Cichlasoma."

Posted by: cthulhu at May 11, 2014 01:33 AM (T1005)


You remind me that when you appear on the postcard you will have to have them print "a/k/a cthulhu" on the ballot or I won't recognize you. Or perhaps just list your city of residence as R'lyeh.

P.S. If you search on YouTube for "pacu zen", you will find a short video of one of my tanks. A couple of pearsei in there (vieja, cichlasoma, who the heck knows).
Posted by: CQD at May 11, 2014 01:57 AM (tcvYF) Hide posts from (tcvYF)



H1957To1? Nice. The minimalist decor reminds me of the Open Sea exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium -- you imagine that the back wall of the tank can be indefinitely far away, but yet the fish stay close.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 10, 2014 09:11 PM (T1005)

767 "7 Brothers probably got a C&D from 7-11, and they probably told them to FOAD." -Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at May 11, 2014 02:06 AM (HxSXm) Probably. It ain't Biblical, but you can't always have "begat".

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 09:12 PM (lq3Ak)

768 H1957To1? Nice. The minimalist decor reminds me of the Open Sea exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium -- you imagine that the back wall of the tank can be indefinitely far away, but yet the fish stay close.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 11, 2014 02:11 AM (T1005)


I have never been to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, but I was a regular visitor at both the Shedd and the Steinhart back in the day.  Both had amazing pacus in their collection.  I rescued all of mine years ago, but am becoming concerned that they may outlive me.  The literature says they live 30 years, but does anyone really know?  I may be the first person to actually find out...

Posted by: CQD at May 10, 2014 09:18 PM (tcvYF)

769 Suddenly… The Larch! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0zVsxUbbjM

Posted by: The Larch at May 10, 2014 09:19 PM (K1sEu)

770 good night all

Posted by: chemjeff at May 10, 2014 09:20 PM (9GG/0)

771 G'Night, Chemjeff.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 09:22 PM (lq3Ak)

772 My questioning ownership was, at least in this case, you're buying a damn expensive animal while letting everything else go to shit. There was an open-house when they left and they still had everything original in the house from '82. Posted by: RWC at May 11, 2014 02:11 AM (QeH9j) Wouldn't doubt that. The family that lived across the street had a bunch of financial problems, and the guy rarely turned on ANY lights. The basement flooded and ruined the just refinished basement. He just tore the shit out and put it out to be hauled away. Once he passed away, his ex-wife had to take care of selling it because their kid was a minor, and the place was in such disrepair that they just auctioned the place off. The couple that bought it got a great deal on it, and since he does a lot of his own renovations, he has fixed it up. This was the 3rd house in a neighborhood of about 20 homes that went to auction in the past 5 years because they hadn't been maintained and nobody wanted to buy them through the normal process. Luckily, all three were bought by people who have done a shitload to renovate them. Our house looks the same inside as it did 15 years ago when we bought it, my wife loves the way it's decorated and does not want to change it. There are some things I would like to do, but, we will just wait until its time to sell to do some of them, and considering in the past 10 years we have replaced the roof, siding, furnace, AC, garage doors, and some other shit, I'm hoping we don't have to do a thing for about 15 more years.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at May 10, 2014 09:24 PM (HxSXm)

773 We used to have Hop-Ins & GettyMarts around here. Heck - I think we still have the Gettys. And I miss Roanoke. Beautiful place for a tourist. I used to take dates out there for a weekend when I lived in Richmond. And all this talk of 7-11 has now reminded me that I'm almost out of smokes - do I wait 'til morning, or run up there now? Oh - and don't get me started on people with no money, but five horses. My ex's ex-husband was well into five digits in arrears, and the couple times a year I would hear her talking to him, they'd be talking about "the horses." Drove me Nucking Futs.

Posted by: shredded chi at May 10, 2014 09:26 PM (5S3wn)

774 Anna Puma, if you're still here, thanks for the link to the Godzilla documentary on last night's ONT. Was pretty good, although I was surprised to learn that Hiroshima and Nagasaki were apparently unprovoked attacks, since the only mention of the military I remember was that the U.S. had an "invading force" in Japan.

Posted by: RovingCopyEditor at May 10, 2014 09:28 PM (vRdWg)

775 "considering in the past 10 years we have replaced the roof, siding, furnace, AC, garage doors, and some other shit, I'm hoping we don't have to do a thing for about 15 more years."

My grand-dad had an ax that he had kept since the Depression years.

He had replaced the handle five times and the head twice, but, hey, the same ax! They don't make stuff the way they did in the old days.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 10, 2014 09:30 PM (noWW6)

776 Damn. I killed the thread.

Posted by: shredded chi at May 10, 2014 09:46 PM (5S3wn)

777 Just another empty comment…

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 10, 2014 09:47 PM (K1sEu)

778 777 Damn.
I killed the thread. Posted by: shredded chi at May 11, 2014 02:46 AM (5S3wn) Hide posts from (5S3wn)


Hang on -- just composed a note to Carol and I need to fetch moar beer.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 10, 2014 09:47 PM (T1005)

779 "I need to fetch moar beer."

Moar cheap beer. GOOD cheap beer. Bastard.

Here I am down to squeezing out old cakes of Sterno.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 10, 2014 09:50 PM (noWW6)

780 780 "I need to fetch moar beer."

Moar cheap beer. GOOD cheap beer. Bastard.

Here I am down to squeezing out old cakes of Sterno.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 11, 2014 02:50 AM (noWW6) Hide posts from (noWW6)



I've been working on a plan for a number of years where I will pretty much cease purchasing beer.



Now if you wrap your head around that for a while, you can figure out every part of that project that I've got in the works.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 10, 2014 09:54 PM (T1005)

781 Well I am out for the night.

KDP is presently chewing on e-book.  Will see what happens in a few hours.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 10, 2014 09:57 PM (HXcdb)

782 It's bad enough that my imaginary friends in the interludes have abandoned me, but my freaking dog has been out in the livingroom sleeping in the leather chair. he's usually right here in the crook of my arm at this hour. is it something I said? Do I smell really bad?

Posted by: shredded chi at May 10, 2014 09:57 PM (5S3wn)

783 783 It's bad enough that my imaginary friends in the interludes have abandoned me, but my freaking dog has been out in the livingroom sleeping in the leather chair.
he's usually right here in the crook of my arm at this hour.
is it something I said?
Do I smell really bad?
Posted by: shredded chi at May 11, 2014 02:57 AM (5S3wn) Hide posts from (5S3wn)



He's sniffing a spot and going, "yep, right here was where that tentacled guy was sitting, right before I nipped him. I remember the taste like it was yesterday. That was a proud moment."

Posted by: cthulhu at May 10, 2014 10:01 PM (T1005)

784 I've been working on a plan for a number of years where I will pretty much cease purchasing beer. Now if you wrap your head around that for a while, you can figure out every part of that project that I've got in the works. Posted by: cthulhu at May 11, 2014 02:54 AM (T1005) So, switching to Val-U-Rite 100%, eh?

Posted by: The Val-U-hat at May 10, 2014 10:03 PM (K1sEu)

785 I've been working on a plan for a number of years where I will pretty much cease purchasing beer.

Way ahead of you there, my friend.

Posted by: Sen John McCain at May 10, 2014 10:05 PM (0AKks)

786 785 I've been working on a plan for a number of years where I will pretty much cease purchasing beer.

Now if you wrap your head around that for a while, you can figure out every part of that project that I've got in the works.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 11, 2014 02:54 AM (T1005)


So, switching to Val-U-Rite 100%, eh? Posted by: The Val-U-hat at May 11, 2014 03:03 AM (K1sEu) Hide posts from (K1sEu)



Let's just say that it involves purchasing grain and, much later, burying it in the backyard.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 10, 2014 10:05 PM (T1005)

787 786 I've been working on a plan for a number of years where I will pretty much cease purchasing beer.

Way ahead of you there, my friend.
Posted by: Sen John McCain at May 11, 2014 03:05 AM (0AKks) Hide posts from (0AKks)



Have your wife buy it?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 10, 2014 10:06 PM (T1005)

788 Have your wife buy it?

It's a distributorship.  We get so many samples it'll make a man act irrationally on the job.

Posted by: Sen John McCain at May 10, 2014 10:10 PM (0AKks)

789

533 Can any of the Rons or Ettes school me on firearms laws in PA? Contemplating a job offer there, but not sure what kind of hassle my arsenal would entail. Currently, 3 ARs, 2 AKs, and 7 semi auto pistols plus 3 revolvers and a buncha ammo.



Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 11, 2014 12:17 AM (ojnk6)


You'll be fine. I still have friends and family up there (near Pittsburgh) and most of them have an impressive arsenal.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 10, 2014 10:15 PM (15w2J)

790 He's sniffing a spot and going, "yep, right here was where that tentacled guy was sitting, right before I nipped him. I remember the taste like it was yesterday. That was a proud moment." Posted by: cthulhu at May 11, 2014 03:01 AM (T1005 ---------- You may be right. he seems to have a certain "badass" vibe going on lately. Like he's bragging - "I've tasted an Elder God and it was good." If he still had balls, he probably be swinging them around. little fucker. Sixteen pounds of attitude. I can fix that with a $5 pink doggiesweater from Wal-Mart.

Posted by: shredded chi at May 10, 2014 10:17 PM (5S3wn)

791 "Let's just say that it involves purchasing grain and, much later, burying it in the backyard."

Ah. Well, since you can't now take grain and use it to produce boozamaholic beverages and then use the byproduct for productive ends like feeding cows, I figure what's best is to declare that you're using the grain residue as an agricultural soil additive, and then spread it on the ground where the feral pigs will smell the stuff and come in for it, where you can then shoot them and make sausage.

Amirite?

Posted by: torquewrench at May 10, 2014 10:20 PM (noWW6)

792 Night all. Here is the album "Appetite for Destruction": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_9UmxG4mgQ

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 10, 2014 10:22 PM (K1sEu)

793 Can you make whiskey out of wild pigs? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: shredded chi at May 10, 2014 10:22 PM (5S3wn)

794 792 "Let's just say that it involves purchasing grain and, much later, burying it in the backyard."

Ah. Well, since you can't now take grain and use it to produce boozamaholic beverages and then use the byproduct for productive ends like feeding cows, I figure what's best is to declare that you're using the grain residue as an agricultural soil additive, and then spread it on the ground where the feral pigs will smell the stuff and come in for it, where you can then shoot them and make sausage.

Amirite?

Posted by: torquewrench at May 11, 2014 03:20 AM (noWW6) Hide posts from (noWW6)


You're pretty damned close -- except for the lack of feral pigs in Santa Clara and the probable reaction to the sound of firearms.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 10, 2014 10:23 PM (T1005)

795 "Can you make whiskey out of wild pigs?"

Damn, I don't know, but we must find out.

Because Science!

After all, I have a bottle of Wild Turkey at the back end of the bar.

So that obviously works.

::: ducks for cover ::::

Posted by: torquewrench at May 10, 2014 10:25 PM (noWW6)

796 I need to ask you guys a question. Do any of you find me "funny"? ...asking for a friend. -Small sample-size. I know. Perhaps I'll ask the masses after I hit my "NINE!" post. I get laughs and I do well in front of people, but I've got a bright audience here. I'll ask again when the Horde Brilliance is at its fullest. I only ask because I'm insecure. It is a Pussy-word, but a revealing word simultaneously. A comedian/entertainer should never ask: "How am I doing?" To put it plainly? I feel "inadequate" at this site. My meager vocabulary is the only buoy I own in a sea of learned, crashing waves of Hayek and Orwell quotes. I feel like a peon amongst the Gun-Learned and Automotive-Whizzes. I'll cling to the Constitution, no doubt. I'll re-read The Federalist Papers again and again. All I have from what I've read are "One-Liners", Catch-Phrases, Overton Window nomenclature and a subtle understanding of it all. I'm not "awash". I'm merely moored to concrete values that I cannot express because I cannot understand The Bible, lest memorize its passages as beautifully as expressed here; Amongst Morons. I've taken the long way to say that I think I'm an idiot. Understanding that I'm an idiot is different than solving that problem. I suppose that makes me Human. I know how to pray about that. ...but does it make me "funny" -? Shit... I'll accept "silly". No. I'm not British.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 10:26 PM (lq3Ak)

797 "I've taken the long way to say that I think I'm an idiot."

No. Of course not.

You're a Moron.

An entirely different proposition, to be sure.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 10, 2014 10:30 PM (noWW6)

798 To put it plainly? I feel "inadequate" at this site. My meager vocabulary is the only buoy I own in a sea of learned, crashing waves of Hayek and Orwell quotes.

I come here and mostly throw out one-liners and puns.

You'd have to be trying real hard to be less funny than that.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 10, 2014 10:30 PM (0AKks)

799 the only thing more obnoxious than wil wheaton on TNG is wil wheaton now

Posted by: tintex at May 10, 2014 10:37 PM (n36K8)

800 "I come here and mostly throw out one-liners and puns." Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 11, 2014 03:30 AM (0AKks) And I've loved your stuff, man! White Trash, indeed! ...lol. (Hablo Un Poco). Posted by: torquewrench at May 11, 2014 03:30 AM (noWW6) You, my friend are honed excellence. I bring no "insight". You bring background and verbal beauty to expounded information. I LOVE looking things up after I see you post them. They are the things I've been looking for without knowing I've been looking for them.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 10:38 PM (lq3Ak)

801 "To put it plainly? I feel 'inadequate' at this site. My meager vocabulary is the only buoy I own in a sea of learned, crashing waves of Hayek and Orwell quotes. I feel like a peon amongst the Gun-Learned and Automotive-Whizzes."

Well, I wade quite comfortably amongst Hayek and Orwell.

(In fact, though I don't shine a light on it, I read Orwell in the original English.)

I am gun-learned. Enough to have managed not to shoot my own sorry ass. I am yclept after a specialized automotive tool. I was arguing fine technical points of aerospace design upthread.

But I constantly learn from the rest of the Horde that the most important thing I know is what I do not know. Which is vast.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 10, 2014 10:40 PM (noWW6)

802 Slap, I think you're funny, but that aint saying much. I think i'm funny. Not in the weird way. I am probably the dumbest guy here, and I tested at 142 on an IQ test back in the '70s (more than likely a BS test). I may not get half the jokes here, put I put that on me, not the jokester. now, who wants a shot of AppleJack?

Posted by: shredded chi at May 10, 2014 10:41 PM (5S3wn)

803 797 I need to ask you guys a question. Do any of you find me "funny"?

...asking for a friend.

-Small sample-size. I know.

Perhaps I'll ask the masses after I hit my "NINE!" post.

I get laughs and I do well in front of people, but I've got a bright audience here.

I'll ask again when the Horde Brilliance is at its fullest.

I only ask because I'm insecure. It is a Pussy-word, but a revealing word simultaneously.

A comedian/entertainer should never ask: "How am I doing?"

To put it plainly? I feel "inadequate" at this site. My meager vocabulary is the only buoy I own in a sea of learned, crashing waves of Hayek and Orwell quotes.

I feel like a peon amongst the Gun-Learned and Automotive-Whizzes.

I'll cling to the Constitution, no doubt. I'll re-read The Federalist Papers again and again.

All I have from what I've read are "One-Liners", Catch-Phrases, Overton Window nomenclature and a subtle understanding of it all.

I'm not "awash". I'm merely moored to concrete values that I cannot express because I cannot understand The Bible, lest memorize its passages as beautifully as expressed here; Amongst Morons.

I've taken the long way to say that I think I'm an idiot.

Understanding that I'm an idiot is different than solving that problem.

I suppose that makes me Human. I know how to pray about that.

...but does it make me "funny" -?

Shit... I'll accept "silly".

No. I'm not British. Posted by: Slapweasel at May 11, 2014 03:26 AM (lq3Ak) Hide posts from (lq3Ak)



You're not always as funny as you'd like to be, your prayers aren't always as inspiring as they could be, your political views might have some among our number charging across a room yelling "RINO!!!!"



But, Slap, you're cherished. Every thread I find you on, I settle my butt a little more firmly in the chair and think "this'll be good." I've emailed you and exchanged comments, and hope to MoMe you someday. And I think that you're pretty well-respected around these parts.


Don't get hung up on "am I tall?" or "am I blonde?" or "am I funny?" or "am I cute?". Each description can only focus attention on a tiny part of who you are. You've got a bunch of people who'd be disappointed if you changed a thing, even if you dyed your hair to something cooler.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 10, 2014 10:42 PM (T1005)

804 Well, I wade quite comfortably amongst Hayek and Orwell.

You also hang out with Hastur and Azathoth.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 10, 2014 10:46 PM (0AKks)

805 "But I constantly learn from the rest of the Horde that the most important thing I know is what I do not know. Which is vast." -Posted by: torquewrench at May 11, 2014 03:40 AM (noWW6) Yet you "Don't Know It" spectacularly. I've been applauding you because you simply do what you do and when I look for it? ...it is so. I understand that you opine upon things that Humans aren't meant to know, but you place them within a language that clearly states your motives. When you delve into History? I look it up because there is so much more than you can explain within the few paragraphs given. You are a reliable "Cliff's Notes" and I, for one, applaud you.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 10:47 PM (lq3Ak)

806 803 Slap,
I think you're funny, but that aint saying much. I think i'm funny. Not in the weird way.
I am probably the dumbest guy here, and I tested at 142 on an IQ test back in the '70s (more than likely a BS test).

I may not get half the jokes here, put I put that on me, not the jokester.
now, who wants a shot of AppleJack? Posted by: shredded chi at May 11, 2014 03:41 AM (5S3wn) Hide posts from (5S3wn)



Oh, c'mon -- so long as I can hear echoes from the barnyard you won't be remotely close to the dumbest guy here.


And I'm drinkin' Mooseheads so I can fit all the clearance beers into the garage fridge, so I'll have to take a pass on the AppleJack.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 10, 2014 10:49 PM (T1005)

807 "...your political views might have some among our number charging across a room yelling 'RINO!!!!'"

That's "You Fucking RINO", to be precise.

Or was it "You Fucking RINO on a Meatball sandwich made from slices of Ungrateful Bread"? I can never keep up.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 10, 2014 10:52 PM (noWW6)

808 I'm proud and happy to be the sort of Moron where Morons like Slap, Chi, Blanco Basura, and torquewrench are examples.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 10, 2014 10:53 PM (T1005)

809 "You also hang out with Hastur and Azathoth." -Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 11, 2014 03:46 AM (0AKks) I'm going to have to look that up, even though I've seen them referenced time and time again.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 10:53 PM (lq3Ak)

810 They still make Moosehead? I haven't seen that stuff in 30 years. It was the first six-pack I ever bought (illegally, at seventeen). And thanks, but I have no illusions of being on the same plane as 99% of you guys. I'm just happy to call out fiends & occasionally learn from you all.

Posted by: shredded chi at May 10, 2014 10:55 PM (5S3wn)

811 808 "...your political views might have some among our number charging across a room yelling 'RINO!!!!'"

That's "You Fucking RINO", to be precise.

Or was it "You Fucking RINO on a Meatball sandwich made from slices of Ungrateful Bread"? I can never keep up.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 11, 2014 03:52 AM (noWW6) Hide posts from (noWW6)



All three of those Morons should be appended to the previous list. Damn, what a great bunch we have here.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 10, 2014 10:55 PM (T1005)

812 Posted by: shredded chi at May 11, 2014 03:41 AM (5S3wn) *HAH!* My 130 IQ says, "please get some Apple Jack in a glass!". ...it didn't even capitalize the "P" in "please", because it was preoccupied with celebration!

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 10:56 PM (lq3Ak)

813 I'm going to have to look that up, even though I've seen them referenced time and time again.

It's OK if you have to look up the reference to get the joke.  I had to look it up to make the joke, so it all balances out.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 10, 2014 10:58 PM (0AKks)

814 810 "You also hang out with Hastur and Azathoth."
-Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 11, 2014 03:46 AM (0AKks)

I'm going to have to look that up, even though I've seen them referenced time and time again. Posted by: Slapweasel at May 11, 2014 03:53 AM (lq3Ak) Hide posts from (lq3Ak)



Hi. ***waves shyly*** They came in with me. http://tinyurl.com/rs2q9

Posted by: cthulhu at May 10, 2014 10:58 PM (T1005)

815 "When you delve into History? I look it up because there is so much more than you can explain within the few paragraphs given. You are a reliable 'Cliff's Notes' and I, for one, applaud you."

Thank you. I shall humbly endeavor to remember these words of praise the next time that the missus tears a strip off me for failing to take out the recycling on time.

As for my "Cliff's Notes" version of history, I suspect it would be much more along the lines of a "My Cousin Vinny" version of the same, to wit: "Everything that guy just said is bullshit."

Posted by: torquewrench at May 10, 2014 10:58 PM (noWW6)

816 Huh. Freudian slip? *friends, not fiends. But I guess both terms work here...

Posted by: shredded chi at May 10, 2014 10:58 PM (5S3wn)

817 "Everything that guy just said is bullshit."

Nice to know my posting here was summarized in 1992.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 10, 2014 11:02 PM (0AKks)

818 811 They still make Moosehead?
I haven't seen that stuff in 30 years. It was the first six-pack I ever bought (illegally, at seventeen).

And thanks, but I have no illusions of being on the same plane as 99% of you guys. I'm just happy to call out fiends & occasionally learn from you all. Posted by: shredded chi at May 11, 2014 03:55 AM (5S3wn) Hide posts from (5S3wn)


I started doing Moosehead's swill when Molson priced themselves out of my range (and tried dipping back into it with Molson Canadian, which is crap). It is really not all that great -- which is why I've been pursuing alternatives -- but it's better than Bud, Coors, or Miller.



And the only reason you're not on the same plane as the rest of us is that the fucking TSA selected you for a full-body-cavity search. When they finally let you off the floor, meet the rest of us in the bar.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 10, 2014 11:03 PM (T1005)

819 ""Everything that guy just said is bullshit."" -Posted by: torquewrench at May 11, 2014 03:58 AM (noWW6) If you do it in front of a live audience, remember that if you follow-up a concerned, "pardon?" ... with an immediate ..."what's wrong with you?" -? You'll receive acceptance from your audience for some reason. I have no idea why. They perceive that you care and simultaneously "understand" that you're being interrupted. You now have the floor. And your Pimp-Hand is strong. Removal of jerks is now "procedural".

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 11:04 PM (lq3Ak)

820 Okay, it's an hour after midnight on the left coast, and I have to roll out at oh-dark-thirty to be ready to fight off assorted Daywalkers, mothers-in-law, great white sharks, Mexican Mafia members, insane progtards, Richter 8 earthquakes, and what have you.

It's been a privilege as always. See you on the flipside, Horde remnants.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 10, 2014 11:06 PM (noWW6)

821 And the only reason you're not on the same plane as the rest of us is that the fucking TSA selected you for a full-body-cavity search. When they finally let you off the floor, meet the rest of us in the bar.

I find the cavity search goes much faster when I volunteer for it. 

Especially if I smile.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 10, 2014 11:07 PM (0AKks)

822 You silly bastards are not only helpful, but enjoyably so. I figured as much from cthulhu, because he's always there. Above-and-beyond. It is just his personality to be hopefully brilliant. The rest of you surprised me. I didn't ask to be "coddled", so you didn't. Crisis of Faith moment, and you guys are still insightful and honest. God Bless you all.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 11:12 PM (lq3Ak)

823 All right boys, girls, and eldrich horrors.  Heading off for my recommended daily allowance of nightmares.  Tomorrow should be a mother.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 10, 2014 11:13 PM (0AKks)

824 When you find a sixer of Lowenbrau, cth let me know. Seriously, we used to drive around as teenagers with Moosehead, blasting Talking Heads STOP MAKING SENSE in my mom's Maxima. To this day she thinks Nissan had a factory recall on their speakers. My goodness, I miss the eighties. I never thought I would live long enough to ever mutter those words, but there it is.

Posted by: shredded chi at May 10, 2014 11:13 PM (5S3wn)

825 G'Night, torquewrench. Be Well, Sir.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 11:13 PM (lq3Ak)

826 G'Night, Blanco. Thank you.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 11:14 PM (lq3Ak)

827 Be well, slap. Stay semi-funny.

Posted by: shredded chi at May 10, 2014 11:17 PM (5S3wn)

828 825 When you find a sixer of Lowenbrau, cth let me know.

Seriously, we used to drive around as teenagers with Moosehead, blasting Talking Heads STOP MAKING SENSE in my mom's Maxima. To this day she thinks Nissan had a factory recall on their speakers.

My goodness, I miss the eighties. I never thought I would live long enough to ever mutter those words, but there it is. Posted by: shredded chi at May 11, 2014 04:13 AM (5S3wn) Hide posts from (5S3wn)



OMG -- I'm assuming you know the history.....the stuff marketed in the US was such revolting swill.


OK, so you know I've got godkids in Sacto. Their mom was a campus AV tech at the University of Casual Sun-Bathing when I was there and would run projectors/sound systems around campus. One night, she was supposed to run a movie for some campus group's fundraiser, and it was....."Stop Making Sense".


So she's running the movie, and she's going "this is pretty good" and turns it up a little; then it goes on and she says, "this is pretty good" and turns it up a little.....and so on.....it's too bad she didn't coordinate with you because she had a tough time explaining why she blew out the speakers in Campbell Hall, the largest venue on campus. If only she could have explained that their speakers were made by Nissan.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 10, 2014 11:25 PM (T1005)

829 Other brews from college -- Tuborg Gold.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 10, 2014 11:29 PM (T1005)

830 Henry Weinhard was a new thing!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at May 10, 2014 11:30 PM (T1005)

831 I've been feeling less-funny recently. I'm out of practice. I've been writing less and more importantly speaking less. I believe that tone and cadence have everything to do with message-delivery. I had a knack for it, even in text, but the reactions just haven't been there. I fear "losing my edge". I fear it a lot. I can "hold court" amongst friends and strangers alike. Don't get me wrong. My buddies still rip me apart like I wasn't even there... lol. I do better in a hall of strangers. My "feedback" hasn't been there, so I feared I was slipping into some sort of depression, perhaps. Maybe I just didn't have it anymore? Maybe I was just too pedantic. Maybe I don't write often enough because I'm "Out of Practice". Maybe I'm too abstract. I can "perhaps myself" into a canyon, should I not test my mettle and/or ask people who might give me honest feedback.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 11:30 PM (lq3Ak)

832 Shamrocks are green, Roses are red, 18/6 is not 24/7, But still I'm exhausted and ready for bed ...

Posted by: Adriane... at May 10, 2014 11:32 PM (yBC4q)

833 Thank You for your honesty. Keep it up, because "You're Being a Douchebag" happens! I'd like honesty when I'm filled with vinegar and water.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 11:35 PM (lq3Ak)

834 I'd like honesty when I'm filled with vinegar and water. The Bottomless Salad Bowl at Olive Garden?

Posted by: Adriane... at May 10, 2014 11:37 PM (yBC4q)

835 Cth, when we went ti lunch that day, we were only a mile or so from "the Naro" which used ti be a cool, local, old-school place to catch a flick (saw Rocky Horror there a few times). I remember seeing Stop Making Sense there, and it was something else. This was waaaaay back - I may have even been tripping balls, even tough that was never my cup of tea. I can only say - that TH &SMS movie are etched in my memory. I own the DVD.

Posted by: shredded chi at May 10, 2014 11:39 PM (5S3wn)

836 The College beer for me was Stroh's. At the time early to mid 80s, $6 for a 30 pack. Piss water, but cheap.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 10, 2014 11:40 PM (ojnk6)

837 I can only say - that TH &SMS movie are etched in my memory. A man should sing loudly and wear a big suit ...

Posted by: Stuff on Teddy Roosevelt's blog ... at May 10, 2014 11:45 PM (yBC4q)

838 832 I've been feeling less-funny recently. I'm out of practice. I've been writing less and more importantly speaking less.

I believe that tone and cadence have everything to do with message-delivery.

I had a knack for it, even in text, but the reactions just haven't been there.

I fear "losing my edge". I fear it a lot.

I can "hold court" amongst friends and strangers alike. Don't get me wrong. My buddies still rip me apart like I wasn't even there... lol.

I do better in a hall of strangers.

My "feedback" hasn't been there, so I feared I was slipping into some sort of depression, perhaps.

Maybe I just didn't have it anymore? Maybe I was just too pedantic. Maybe I don't write often enough because I'm "Out of Practice". Maybe I'm too abstract.

I can "perhaps myself" into a canyon, should I not test my mettle and/or ask people who might give me honest feedback. Posted by: Slapweasel at May 11, 2014 04:30 AM (lq3Ak) Hide posts from (lq3Ak)



We're getting older, Slap. Someday, you will "lose your edge." It's inevitable.



But what you need not do is to lose your heart.



A lot of "edge" is about putting up a front, copping an attitude, playing a role. There are a lot of people who can do this very well even when they are totally rotten inside. And -- to jump in here before you say "I'm flawed" -- I'm talking about child-molesting narcissistic monster "rotten" -- Slapweasels need not apply.



The reason that such monsters are frequently considered role-models is that there is such a complete disconnect between their heart and their role....but why is this important? Because it is not the norm. Normally, people take on a role and all the observers, gossip magazines, and spectators try to infer the real person.



And the same is true of Slapweasel. Sometimes he's funny, sometimes he's not; sometimes he's inspired, sometimes he's not -- but the Horde has an idea about who this Slap guy really is. And he's the sort of person we want to keep around.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 10, 2014 11:48 PM (T1005)

839 "The College beer for me was Stroh's. At the time early to mid 80s, $6 for a 30 pack. Piss water, but cheap." -Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 11, 2014 04:40 AM (ojnk6) And it had a Golden Retriever named "Alex" that fetched beers in the commercials. ...maybe that was late 80's.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 11:49 PM (lq3Ak)

840 836 Cth,
when we went ti lunch that day, we were only a mile or so from "the Naro" which used ti be a cool, local, old-school place to catch a flick (saw Rocky Horror there a few times).

I remember seeing Stop Making Sense there, and it was something else. This was waaaaay back - I may have even been tripping balls, even tough that was never my cup of tea. I can only say - that TH &SMS movie are etched in my memory. I own the DVD.
Posted by: shredded chi at May 11, 2014 04:39 AM (5S3wn) Hide posts from (5S3wn)


Did you know the DVD =/= the movie? The VHS was closer (and may have been the real thing).


IMHO opinion, they f'ed up the timing on the DVD. I Zimbra used to be in the main sequence of the movie, and it got booted out to a special feature.


When I lived in an apartment in Mountain View before the BH, my downstairs/two over neighbor was related to one of the backup vocalist girls (IIRC, the taller one).

Posted by: cthulhu at May 10, 2014 11:54 PM (T1005)

841 Thanks, chuluhu. I'm fearing a disconnect between "edge" and "prayer", I suppose. I'd like to have the capability to Slap some f***ing Weasels, but I find myself laying-off and "Hoping" more than "Slapping". I'm just not that kid anymore.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 10, 2014 11:56 PM (lq3Ak)

842 Hey, way OT, but I just remembered - anyone seen navybrat around tonight? Was hoping to meet up tomorrow after Mom's Day lunch...

Posted by: shredded chi at May 11, 2014 12:01 AM (5S3wn)

843 The College beer for me was Stroh's. At the time early to mid 80s, $6 for a 30 pack. Piss water, but cheap." -Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 11, 2014 04:40 AM (ojnk6) And it had a Golden Retriever named "Alex" that fetched beers in the commercials. ...maybe that was late 80's. Posted by: Slapweasel at May 11, 2014 04:49 AM (lq3Ak) ******* It got labeled Black Panther beer in the mid 80s, and never saw it around since. Don't miss the taste, just the price.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 11, 2014 12:05 AM (ojnk6)

844 842 Thanks, chuluhu. I'm fearing a disconnect between "edge" and "prayer", I suppose.

I'd like to have the capability to Slap some f***ing Weasels, but I find myself laying-off and "Hoping" more than "Slapping".

I'm just not that kid anymore. Posted by: Slapweasel at May 11, 2014 04:56 AM (lq3Ak) Hide posts from (lq3Ak)



Don't worry about being phony -- people have been seeing through this for a while; worry, instead, about living up to the real "you" that people know. You try to act funny and ask if people think you're funny.....and people say, "you were acting funny, and sometimes that worked and sometimes it didn't -- but we got to know you in the process and you're ok."

Posted by: cthulhu at May 11, 2014 12:06 AM (T1005)

845 843 Hey, way OT, but I just remembered - anyone seen navybrat around tonight?

Was hoping to meet up tomorrow after Mom's Day lunch...
Posted by: shredded chi at May 11, 2014 05:01 AM (5S3wn) Hide posts from (5S3wn)


No sign on the ONT, to my knowledge.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 11, 2014 12:08 AM (T1005)

846 "Hey, way OT, but I just remembered - anyone seen navybrat around tonight? Was hoping to meet up tomorrow after Mom's Day lunch..." -Posted by: shredded chi at May 11, 2014 05:01 AM (5S3wn) I don't remember navybrat since around noon. It was either the Food, (drink) or Gardening thread.

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 11, 2014 12:11 AM (lq3Ak)

847 Oh, man.....I think the Advil is wearing off. We hiked the "Big Loop", as I described last night, but we hadn't done it for a while and lost tone in some muscle groups.


There are large sections where you're on a narrow trail on a serious slope and you do "RIGHT-left, RIGHT-left, RIGHT-left", then hit a switchback and go "right-LEFT, right-LEFT, right-LEFT" (where you always keep your center-of-gravity towards the uphill side). It leaves you with a serious proclivity towards locking-up.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 11, 2014 12:16 AM (T1005)

848 Don't worry about being phony -- people have been seeing through this for a while. I'm not worried about being phony. I'm worried about finding my "tone". There was a time when I stood in front of people and called a Weasel a Weasel. I went to "Ferret". Now I'm abstracting from name-calling, even though Weasels exist. It is existential, but it isn't a crisis. Now I'm babbling. Thanks, cooth. ...all is well in Casa de Slap! G'Night, amigo! *static*

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 11, 2014 12:21 AM (lq3Ak)

849 849 Don't worry about being phony -- people have been seeing through this for a while.

I'm not worried about being phony. I'm worried about finding my "tone".

There was a time when I stood in front of people and called a Weasel a Weasel.

I went to "Ferret".

Now I'm abstracting from name-calling, even though Weasels exist.

It is existential, but it isn't a crisis.

Now I'm babbling.

Thanks, cooth. ...all is well in Casa de Slap!

G'Night, amigo!

*static* Posted by: Slapweasel at May 11, 2014 05:21 AM (lq3Ak) Hide posts from (lq3Ak)



{{{ }}}

___^


Missin' a dodgin' Slap.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 11, 2014 12:24 AM (T1005)

850 The bad news just keeps stackin' up -- I can barely move. I think it's time to hit it.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 11, 2014 12:39 AM (T1005)

851 Good morning yall, happy mother's day. Cthulhu, i appreciate your thoughts you shared with Slap. You shared some good mojo with one but some us lurkers benefit. The whole contingency plan if yellowstone blows situation is interesting with regard to Brasil. I cant tell you how many times Brasilian junior mil expressed their belief that the US had upgraded bridges on roads in Amazonia to be able to support M1 tanks. They were sure we're gonna f force our way in there someday. Id answer itd be easier to land on a beach so Rio de Janeiro should be concerned. Lol. Yall have a good day

Posted by: fastfreefall at May 11, 2014 12:42 AM (Y9xsz)

852 Id answer itd be easier to land on a beach so Rio de Janeiro should be concerned. There you go ... using logic again ...

Posted by: Archimedes ... at May 11, 2014 12:44 AM (yBC4q)

853 *unstatic* Hi Mom! I Love You! Thanks for the Recipes! Happy Mothers Day! *static*

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 11, 2014 12:47 AM (lq3Ak)

854 Any other insomniacs still hanging out this morning?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 11, 2014 01:34 AM (ojnk6)

855 Morning all.
Happy Mothers Day to all Moms past, present, and future.
And I bought my wife an iPad before I left since I can't be there today when all MY family is coming over ( that is called covering your ass- something all us Officers learn early on).

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 11, 2014 02:09 AM (oLe0j)

856 Morning NGU. I'm sorry you couldn't be home today. Thank you for your service.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 11, 2014 02:13 AM (ojnk6)

857

First Lady Michelle Obama joined vulnerable Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in a visit with military spouses on Saturday in New Orleans, telling the families, “You all keep me going.”

The first lady has had a busy weekend, first filling in for husband by delivering her first solo weekly address and then giving the commencement address at Dillard University.

Obama runs a military family support initiative called Joining Forces with Dr. Jill Biden, and she said she “jumped at the chance” to meet with about a dozen military and veteran spouses at the National World War II Museum.

“We’re all up in Washington hoping that what we’re doing is impacting you all on the ground,” she told them, according to a White House pool report. “It gives us a sense of what’s working, what’s not.”

She called their sacrifices and strength inspiring. “You all keep me going,” she said, leaning forward and pressing her hands on the table. “There are so few people who understand what it means to do the kind of service you’re doing.”


???? So why is your husbands administration and toadies trying to cut Military pay and benefits and generally use the DOD budget as a piggy bank?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 11, 2014 02:14 AM (oLe0j)

858 ???? So why is your husbands administration and toadies trying to cut Military pay and benefits and generally use the DOD2 budget as a piggy bank? Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 11, 2014 07:14 AM (oLe0j) **** She also had a very supportive message on Nashville Wednesday, live via Satellite. If only the actions supported the words.....

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 11, 2014 02:17 AM (ojnk6)

859 This cup of coffee I poured... I'm supposed to do something with it, I think... but what?

Posted by: mindful webworker problems of the pre-caffeinated at May 11, 2014 02:27 AM (3ky+E)

860 I guess it's still overnight somewhere.

Posted by: rickl at May 11, 2014 02:39 AM (sdi6R)

861 Drink! That was it. Glad I remembered. __ Okay, I'm up, pets are fed, I have coffee. We can haz morning thread now? Hi, rickl

Posted by: mindful webworker caffeinated! at May 11, 2014 02:44 AM (6B4ha)

862 Hi, mw – c! We can't be the only two who are awake. I'm picturing dozens of morons poised over their keyboards, waiting...

Posted by: rickl at May 11, 2014 02:53 AM (sdi6R)

863 I'm awake. I was hoping one of you would bring me breakfast in bed.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 11, 2014 02:55 AM (oMKp3)

864 » I'm picturing dozens of morons poised over their keyboards, waiting... ...reading our lame messages over and over. While reloading the page, delays cause old comments on the thread to be readably displayed — I get a random ONT review.

Posted by: mindful webworker caffeinated! at May 11, 2014 02:59 AM (6O259)

865 ((Passes plate of pancakes smothered in butter, maple syrup, and blueberries.)) Freshen that coffee for you, Gram Ma'am?

Posted by: mindful webworker in manly denim apron at May 11, 2014 03:02 AM (pK8nF)

866 Has the Stupid stopped yet?

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

867 Freshen that coffee for you, Gram Ma'am? Why, thank you mw. How lovely! Nice apron, btw.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 11, 2014 03:06 AM (oMKp3)

868 Some cute fashion from Japan to start Sunday with.

http://www.bijin-snap.com/2014/05/09/no-1186/

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 11, 2014 03:07 AM (HXcdb)

869 Hey good morning everybody, and happy mothers day to all the 'ettes who are!

Posted by: Zombie George Santayana at May 11, 2014 03:07 AM (1EJ2w)

870 » Has the Stupid stopped yet? I've only just begun! . . . Wait... maybe you didn't mean me?

Posted by: answers to mindful webworker at May 11, 2014 03:08 AM (6O259)

871 Happy Mom's Day, everyone.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 11, 2014 03:09 AM (9qxR5)

872 NeverGive-

It's called cover. The First Lady is the PR side of the equation. The dummies say, "Oh isn't that nice. They love the vets and then they go back to watching TV while the vets are getting screwed.

Jilll Biden is working for Vets in Delaware for what that's worth.

Posted by: typo dynamofo at May 11, 2014 03:12 AM (IVgIK)

873 " Has the Stupid stopped yet? I've only just begun! Wait... maybe you didn't mean me? " No, no. Keep doing what you do. That's what makes this place special. And, why are you working for another Moron?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 11, 2014 03:13 AM (9qxR5)

874 870>> Epic sock fail from yesterday... Stupid windows phone...better get some coffee.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 11, 2014 03:14 AM (1EJ2w)

875 867 Has the Stupid stopped yet? Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 11, 2014 08:03 AM (9qxR5) Short answer: No.

Posted by: rickl at May 11, 2014 03:15 AM (sdi6R)

876 We actually have a nice heavy denim apron Milady got ages ago when working at a French restaurant in Chicago. Been meaning to copy it (among other sewing round-to-it's). I Walter Mitty that I'm the apron-wearing founders at their printing presses and bellows, while merely being Designated Dishwasher.

Posted by: mindful webworker at the kitchen sink at May 11, 2014 03:17 AM (6f2wv)

877 "Short answer: No."' Yeah, I know.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 11, 2014 03:18 AM (9qxR5)

878 » why are you working for another Moron? Posted by: Ricardo Kill ? Me?? That one sailed over my head. Going for more coffee and pancakes. I expect to see that fresh thread when I get back. Save First for me.

Posted by: mindful webworker in reverse order at May 11, 2014 03:21 AM (6f2wv)

879 "? Me?? That one sailed over my head. " Sorry. By your nick I had assumed that MWW had captured and enslaved you. We have no slaves here.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 11, 2014 03:25 AM (9qxR5)

880 Happy Mother's Day ,mother 'ettes!

Posted by: steevy at May 11, 2014 03:25 AM (zqvg6)

881 Damn. I'm looking at books on Amazon. WANT. Money isn't the problem; storage space and time to read them are.

Posted by: rickl at May 11, 2014 03:29 AM (sdi6R)

882 On Paper: We choose not between Marx and Adam Smith but between the DMV and the Apple store.

I am preparing to renew my driver’s license, a process requiring some considerable preparation. My last trip to a driver’s-license bureau, in Norwalk, Conn., ended with my giving very serious thought to returning later in the evening and burning the place down, the process having been so backward and the people so hateful. I have in my life had a number of unpleasant encounters with government agencies — handcuffed in Texas, terrorized by Mexican federales, assets seized by the IRS, chased about by India’s immigration authorities, etc. Frankly, I’d rather be pepper-sprayed than pay another visit to the Norwalk DMV.

Posted by: Austin Millbarge at May 11, 2014 03:31 AM (e8kgV)

883 Clark is part of a growing segment of the American workforce whose schedules aren’t designed by people but by sophisticated scheduling software programs. It used to be that retail and hospitality workers were scheduled for standard shifts whether business was busy or slow. Now these jobs have become increasingly tied to fluctuations in customer traffic. Using “workforce optimization systems” managers can ensure that stores have exactly the right number of workers, not only by the day, but by the hour.

The algorithms, built on data including last year’s sales trends, economic indicators, changes in weather and political pressures, are intended to create a perfectly predictable schedule and then provide real-time information for managers to make adjustments as these variables change.

This “just-in-time scheduling” helps employers piece together a jigsaw puzzle of part-time workers. But the needs of the workers themselves—for a stable paycheck and reliable hours around which to arrange child care, a second job, and other family and life commitments—are rarely entered into the calculus, experts say.


... “just-in-time scheduling” seems to be the next "Stand Your Ground" target

Posted by: Emmett Fitz-Hume at May 11, 2014 03:34 AM (e8kgV)

884 and time to read them are. Posted by: rickl ------------------ More books, less internet.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 11, 2014 03:34 AM (aDwsi)

885 Yo.

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 11, 2014 03:37 AM (SUKHu)

886 "I am preparing to renew my driver’s license, a process requiring some considerable preparation. " Dude, sorry about the trial required to redo the license. Never had trouble here. Walk into local rural DMV, hob nob, take pic, out you go and new license shows up in a week or so. WTF is the deal in Conn?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 11, 2014 03:39 AM (9qxR5)

887 I renewed my license a few months ago and it went pretty well. There was about an hour or so of waiting, but that was mostly my own fault. I should have gone earlier in the morning. There was a very cute woman working at one of the counters, and I kept hoping I would get her. I didn't, but at least I was able to enjoy watching her while I was waiting. The advent of digital photography has greatly improved the experience. The last couple of times I renewed my license I was able to have my photo retaken until I got one that didn't make me look like a serial killer or a drooling imbecile.

Posted by: rickl at May 11, 2014 03:39 AM (sdi6R)

888 wow. I just got #1 in the new thread. I don't think I even meant to post that there. Murphy's, you crazy Law.

Posted by: mindful webworker inside this box at May 11, 2014 03:43 AM (Ynbgq)

889 I got one that didn't make me look like a drooling imbecile. Posted by: rickl ---------------------------- I've had no luck. The camera doesn't lie.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 11, 2014 03:43 AM (aDwsi)

890 * scurries off *

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 11, 2014 03:44 AM (aDwsi)

891 887 Walk into local rural DMV, hob nob, take pic, out you go and new license shows up in a week or so. WTF is the deal in Conn? Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 11, 2014 08:39 AM (9qxR5) New license shows up in a week or so? I walked out with mine. And yes, I did use a rural DMV. There are two of them equidistant from me, and I always use the more rural one.

Posted by: rickl at May 11, 2014 03:46 AM (sdi6R)

892 "Low-Fat" is not healthy... In about 5 years you'll see NYC subway ads like you're seeing now about sugar

Posted by: NYCRetired at May 11, 2014 04:16 AM (/SnOQ)

893 89
"Let's not start soaping each others' backs now, gentlemen . . .
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at May 10, 2014 10:28 PM (30eLQ

What will be said in the St. Louis Rams locker room, Alex?"

"If you don't drop the soap, you're a homophobic h8er and I'll get you traded!" —Michael Sam

Posted by: richard mcenroe at May 11, 2014 06:54 AM (XO6WW)

894 First Lady Michelle Obama joined vulnerable Louisiana Democratic Sen.
Mary Landrieu in a visit with military spouses on Saturday in New
Orleans, telling the families, “You all keep me going.”

The first lady has had a busy weekend, first filling in for husband
by delivering her first solo weekly address and then giving the
commencement address at Dillard University.

Obama runs a military family support initiative called Joining Forces
with Dr. Jill Biden, and she said she “jumped at the chance” to meet
with about a dozen military and veteran spouses at the National World
War II Museum.

“We’re all up in Washington hoping that what we’re doing is
impacting you all on the ground,” she told them, according to a White
House pool report. “It gives us a sense of what’s working, what’s not.”

She called their sacrifices and strength inspiring. “You all keep me
going,” she said, leaning forward and pressing her hands on the table.
“There are so few people who understand what it means to do the kind of
service you’re doing.”


???? So why is your husbands administration and toadies trying to cut Military pay and benefits and generally use the DOD budget as a piggy bank?

So why is the VA ending "means testing" and going straight to lifting your personal financial info from the IRS and SS to determine what treatments veterans qualify for?

Posted by: richard mcenroe at May 11, 2014 06:57 AM (XO6WW)

895 "New license shows up in a week or so? I walked out with mine. " Yeah, seems that from what I remember. Oh, and, apologies to the board when I become Serious Asshole. I try not to do that very often.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 11, 2014 07:44 AM (9qxR5)

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