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1 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:26:23pm

Good stuff. Why Darwin Matters is going on my book list. Though I think I'll just buy a paper copy.

2 Fenway_Nation  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:26:56pm

I've got it.....we'll overcome any energy shortfalls by converting power plants to burn books!

Of course The Audacity of Hope and Dreams of my Father will be exempt.

3 Unakite  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:28:36pm

re: #2 Fenway_Nation

I've got it.....we'll overcome any energy shortfalls by converting power plants to burn books!

Of course The Audacity of Hope and Dreams of my Father will be exempt.

Shoot, I thought they would be first.

4 Salamantis  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:28:49pm

I have The Evolution of God by Robert Wright on order, but it hasn't arrived yet.

5 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:29:28pm

re: #3 Unakite

Shoot, I thought they would be first.

They should be.

/kidding, I don't like burning any book.

6 Catttt  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:29:46pm

OOOH - cool widget. But there's no sound track! Needs a tune!

7 Fenway_Nation  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:30:14pm

re: #5 Dark_Falcon

What about the novelization of Burn After Reading?

8 The Shadow Do  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:30:37pm

ABC Headline on left sidebaR:

Obama Hails 'Bold and Necessary' Step by the House on Climate Change, Calls on Senate to Take Next Step

How does that make you feel sports fans?

9 Catttt  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:30:50pm

re: #7 Fenway_Nation

What about the novelization of Burn After Reading?

Maybe it could be called pixilate after reading?

10 pingjockey  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:30:56pm

I really need to go to the bookstore.

11 Catttt  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:31:25pm

re: #8 The Shadow Do

ABC Headline on left sidebaR:

How does that make you feel sports fans?

It makes me want to go watch Kradam's TVGuide interview again.

12 albusteve  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:31:40pm

what?...no Clive Cussler?

13 Unakite  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:32:22pm

re: #5 Dark_Falcon

They should be.

/kidding, I don't like burning any book.

I agree, but this is LNDT and this is a merry lot...

14 Noam Sayin'  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:32:48pm

Places, everyone.

15 Fenway_Nation  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:32:49pm

re: #8 The Shadow Do

Well...it does take chutzpah to put most of your constituents out of work.

16 pingjockey  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:33:18pm

re: #12 albusteve
Heh. David Weber is pissing me off. Got hooked on a sci-fi series and it's bad enough that it's almost a jonesing for the next one!

17 albusteve  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:34:13pm

re: #10 pingjockey

I really need to go to the bookstore.

I want to own one

18 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:34:17pm

re: #16 pingjockey

Heh. David Weber is pissing me off. Got hooked on a sci-fi series and it's bad enough that it's almost a jonesing for the next one!

He's good isn't he?

19 yenta-fada  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:34:19pm

I can recommend "The Blind Man of Seville" by Robert Wilson. Spanish detective series of three books good enough to be called literature.

20 Fenway_Nation  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:34:21pm

Icon swap!

21 Dancing along the light of day  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:34:38pm

I just put the Tim Dorsey book in my shopping cart!
LGF has sure given my "to read" list a big boost!
Thanks!

22 Occasional Reader  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:35:11pm

Buks r like dum n' stuff.

23 freetoken  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:35:13pm

re: #4 Salamantis

Looks like quite the tome.

24 The Shadow Do  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:35:24pm

re: #11 Catttt

It makes me want to go watch Kradam's TVGuide interview again.

You lost me, but I think it may not be pretty...

25 pingjockey  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:35:37pm

re: #18 Dark_Falcon
Yep.

26 wee fury  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:35:48pm
27 albusteve  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:36:23pm

re: #16 pingjockey

Heh. David Weber is pissing me off. Got hooked on a sci-fi series and it's bad enough that it's almost a jonesing for the next one!

sometimes pulp is just the answer...good pulp that is...I don't do Cussler anymore

28 albusteve  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:37:47pm

historical fiction is my thing...always trolling for decent stuff

29 pingjockey  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:37:57pm

re: #27 albusteve
Nope, Gave up Cussler some years ago. Just kind of recycled, which was too bad. I liked the first 6 or 7 Dirk Pitt books.

30 Killian Bundy  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:38:03pm

Recommended to me in a prediction about how the markets in the week after June options expirations end up historically. The prediction was lower and it was lower.

Stock Trader's Almanac 2009

/ 2010 available for Pre-order

31 albusteve  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:38:45pm

re: #29 pingjockey

Nope, Gave up Cussler some years ago. Just kind of recycled, which was too bad. I liked the first 6 or 7 Dirk Pitt books.

yes, exactly...he hit the wall

32 Noam Sayin'  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:39:17pm

For some reason, Hellodare inspired this one...

"These things come in threes."

Yes, they seem to. Perhaps that means we get to keep Willie around for a little while longer.

33 Dancing along the light of day  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:40:16pm

I'm really enjoying William Forstchen's One Second After, a Lizard recommend...
[Link: www.amazon.com...]

34 Dancing along the light of day  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:41:39pm

re: #28 albusteve

Will you recomend a couple of good books?

35 albusteve  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:41:52pm

re: #32 Noam Sayin'

look at all those fine guitars!

36 Occasional Reader  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:42:24pm

Me: Recently finished W. Gibson's Neuromancer. Picking up again L Gonzales' Deep Survival.

37 pingjockey  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:45:14pm

G'night folks!

38 Clemente  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:46:03pm

Some folks' brains just silently take of space...

Cops: Man deposits $200 with pot, cocaine at bank

Meanwhile, I randomly work my way through O. S. Card's Maps in a Mirror collection.

39 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:46:46pm

re: #25 pingjockey

Yep.

We've still got a while to wait. His next Honorverse novel doesn't come out till November.

40 Clemente  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:47:19pm

re: my#38 Clemente

Or up, if you prefer.

41 Mich-again  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:47:51pm

Just watched Regina Spektor perform "Laughing With" on Letterman. My wife caught it while channel surfing. Just a couple hours ago I showed her the video Charles posted last night of the same song because I thought she would like it. Then she sees her on TV the same night. Ha. I always tell her I read things here that everyone else won't find out about from the networks for a few days at least.

42 Catttt  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:47:56pm

re: #24 The Shadow Do

You lost me, but I think it may not be pretty...

Hee hee hee. Actually, it is very VERY pretty.

Kradam. Pretty and cute.

43 albusteve  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:48:20pm

re: #34 Floral Giraffe

Will you recomend a couple of good books?

if you like ancient Rome try Conn Iggulden's series about Ceasar....four books, excellent stuff...

Gary Jennings 'Aztec' is one of the best books I've ever read...the fall of the empire...

'Cathedral' by Ken Follet is another beast...just an awsome story about the dark ages...

anything by Wilbur Smith, great African adventures...same with Bernard Cornwell....medievil Europe etc

44 Sharmuta  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:48:26pm

Everything is taking forever to load again. But Why Darwin Matters is on my bookshelf now, just waiting to be cracked. I'm looking forward to it.

45 The Shadow Do  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 9:51:47pm

re: #42 Catttt

Hee hee hee. Actually, it is very VERY pretty.

Kradam. Pretty and cute.

PRETTY!

46 Clemente  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:00:27pm

re: #43 albusteve

'Cathedral' by Ken Follet is another beast...just an awsome story about the dark ages...

Might you mean Pillars of the Earth? If so, I agree; a very good read. If you liked that, I'd also throw in Edward Rutherfurd's Sarum.

47 itellu3times  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:01:35pm

Don't wanna read, wanna write.

48 Dancing along the light of day  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:03:32pm

re: #43 albusteve

Thank you!

I enjoyed Dorothy Dunnet's "The Lymond Chronicles" 6 books, England/Scotland conflict and the "Niccolo" series Europe.

49 albusteve  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:05:11pm

re: #46 Clemente

Might you mean Pillars of the Earth? If so, I agree; a very good read. If you liked that, I'd also throw in Edward Rutherfurd's Sarum.

yes, I got that exactly wrong...'Cathedral' is a Nelson DeMille book...I read 'Sarum'...a little slow but very good....'Pillars' was an awsome story and the sequel 'World Without End' was nearly but not quite as good

50 AmeriDan  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:09:07pm

re: #28 albusteve

historical fiction is my thing...always trolling for decent stuff

I assume that you've read The Great Train Robbery?

51 Pythagoras  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:10:30pm

Charles, I hope you got the commission, 'cuz my bride and I love our DX. The larger screen matters a lot to me. The ability to just move pdfs to it over the USB is soooweet. Is there a way to allow pop-up windows when browsing the web?

Here's a recommendation for something else to give Charles a commission -- the Celestron Skymaster 15x70 binoculars. They look like they cost 5 times as much as they do and they are just breathtaking to use. They are so powerful you can see the SHAPE of the international space station as it flies over. (Check the satellite tracker on spaceweather.com for the flyover times in your area.) That sent chills up my spine.

One warning -- at 15x it's hard to hold steady. After focusing, slide your hands out to the lenses to stabilize -- or lean against something. You can read license plates from 400 feet away. Also, save the receipt -- the no fault guarantee will repair or replace even if a truck runs over it, but you have to have the receipt.

$63.94 -- the price has dropped!

52 Sharmuta  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:11:10pm

I was looking to make an lolcat for some friends and found a surprising image in the lolcats repository, so I made this one instead.

53 Dancing along the light of day  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:12:23pm

If you like biographies, anything by Anthony Cave Brown ( the Eisenhower one is kinda slow going...) Bodyguard of lies was amazing....
[Link: www.amazon.com...]

54 wee fury  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:12:26pm

I like all of Jeff Shaara's books. "The Steel Wave" is his most recent.
Jeff's Dad was Michael Shaara -- who wrote "The Killer Angels" (Civil War Novel).

55 AmeriDan  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:15:35pm

re: #54 wee fury

"The Killer Angels" (Civil War Novel).

Awesome book.

56 austin_blue  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:16:25pm

re: #18 Dark_Falcon

He's good isn't he?

Have you read any of the Takeshi Kovacs by Richard Morgan? Absolutely shit hot. The first is "Altered Carbon".

Just finished Bruce Sterling's "The Karyatids". He's an old friend, but I have to say I liked this one a lot better than his previous book, "The Zenith Angle".

Also just finished two others "Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?" by Morgan Spurlock. which is a hoot (and much, much more informative than I would have imagined) and "Space Race' by Deborah Cadbury, which traces the early Soviet and American space programs through the lenses of Werner von Braun (call him a Nazi, he won't even frown) and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Korolev. That's a must-read for any techno space junkies out there.

57 wee fury  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:16:52pm

re: #55 AmeriDan

One of my all time favorites.

58 AmeriDan  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:22:33pm

re: #57 wee fury

Have you read The Alamo, written by Frank Thompson? It was based on the screenplay of the movie.

59 austin_blue  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:23:50pm

re: #49 albusteve

yes, I got that exactly wrong...'Cathedral' is a Nelson DeMille book...I read 'Sarum'...a little slow but very good....'Pillars' was an awsome story and the sequel 'World Without End' was nearly but not quite as good

She Who Must Be Obeyed and myself went on a London Walks day trip to Salisbury Cathedral (and later in the day to Stonehenge- I cannot recommend London Walks to you highly enough as a way to see the area around London for its historical and cultural history). That thing is amazing! I could babble, but here:

[Link: en.wikipedia.org...]

Huge. They built it with wooden cranes. Note the height. Gah!

60 NY Nana  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:23:53pm

I highly recommend this book. I read it to my almost-3 year old grandson a few weeks ago, and I didn't make one mistake!

61 wee fury  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:26:22pm

re: #58 AmeriDan

Yes, I have. I liked it. I didn't know it was based on the screenplay.

62 Sharmuta  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:26:27pm
63 wee fury  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:28:42pm

"Walking the Rez Road" by Jim Northrup is a good read.

64 austin_blue  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:30:52pm

re: #62 Sharmuta

Breaking news

Hahahaha!

What a sweet pic! Faked or factual? They look my two grandpas did after dinner. (May they both RIP.)

65 AmeriDan  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:31:10pm

re: #61 wee fury

Yes, I have. I liked it. I didn't know it was based on the screenplay.

Yep. I always like the book better than the movie, no matter if it was written before or after.

Saving Private Ryan is another good example of a great book based from a great screenplay.

66 fruitylips  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:35:47pm

My wife just bought me David McCullough's "Truman". I'd been planning to start it tonight, but that didn't happen.

67 pat  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:40:12pm

I still don't get the obsession with Creationists. ignorant fools for sure, but I ignore most Hare Krishnas with impunity also.
I think the Global Warming hoax much more serious and in exactly the same category.

68 Sharmuta  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:40:15pm
69 zombie  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:43:14pm
Some recommended books now on my Kindle

I have a book on my Kindle...

...

Luckily, it's a paperback so I don't think it will crack the screen.

70 wee fury  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:43:18pm

Off to read "Pompeii" by Robert Harris.

71 jaunte  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:43:24pm

re: #68 Sharmuta

Iz mai roum!

72 dapperdave  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:44:41pm

I'm to tired to post, so I'm just going to up ding everyone.

73 zombie  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:45:17pm

Considering the successful way Amazon is promoting their new device, very soon old-fashioned books made of paper will be used to kindle fires.

74 AmeriDan  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:45:28pm

re: #70 wee fury

Off to read "Pompeii" by Robert Harris.

Enjoy. My favorite book by Harris (always subject to change)...

Enigma.

75 Sharmuta  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:45:47pm

re: #71 jaunte

Iz mai roum!

Needs Kindle so Ai can haz roum for cheeseburgers.

76 Kragar  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:47:35pm

South Korea apparently exploring options for pre-emptive strike against the Norks. How long before Barry tosses them under the bus?

77 Fenway_Nation  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:48:44pm

re: #76 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Already done...that's probably why they're planning a pre-emptive attack.

78 Kragar  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:49:43pm

re: #77 Fenway_Nation

Already done...that's probably why they're planning a pre-emptive attack.

"Why can't everyone just unclench? After all, we won!"

79 Walter L. Newton  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:51:21pm

re: #73 zombie

Considering the successful way Amazon is promoting their new device, very soon old-fashioned books made of paper will be used to kindle fires.

Doubt it, not for a long time.

80 AmeriDan  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:54:28pm

re: #78 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

"Why can't everyone just unclench? After all, we won!"

Why can't they let Obama have his cigarette and smoke it too? The
Koreans- North and South- need to realize that this is not about them.

It's about Obama.

81 MrPaulRevere  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:58:06pm

Waxman-Markey will go down in history as Obama's Smoot-Hawley. We put a man on the moon for Christs sake, I think we can reduce carbon emissions without business killing regulations.

82 Fenway_Nation  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 10:58:54pm

re: #80 AmeriDan

Well...we're about to hand the S. Korean steel industry a huge gift after the house passed cap & trade today.

83 pink freud  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 11:06:06pm

White House Drafts Executive Order to Allow Indefinite Detention of Terror Suspects — The Obama administration, fearing a battle with Congress that could stall plans to close Guantanamo, has drafted an executive order that would reassert presidential authority to incarcerate terrorism suspects indefinitely …

84 AmeriDan  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 11:06:32pm

re: #82 Fenway_Nation

Well...we're about to hand the S. Korean steel industry a huge gift after the house passed cap & trade today.

And they better damn well enjoy it while they can. There's only so much gravy left on this train for the foreseeable future.

85 Sharmuta  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 11:07:35pm

re: #83 pink freud

White House Drafts Executive Order to Allow Indefinite Detention of Terror Suspects — The Obama administration, fearing a battle with Congress that could stall plans to close Guantanamo, has drafted an executive order that would reassert presidential authority to incarcerate terrorism suspects indefinitely …

So much for change the anti-war activists can believe in.

86 Kragar  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 11:08:41pm

re: #85 Sharmuta

So much for change the anti-war activists can believe in.

Animal House is describing this administration more and more.

87 pink freud  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 11:08:57pm

re: #85 Sharmuta

Like a bad movie with no end in sight.

88 pat  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 11:11:21pm

I personally think Obama is a clown. All appearance masking a dolt. Unfortunately Obama does not realize his mental limitations. He really believes he has insight. If only it were true.

89 jaunte  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 11:14:35pm

Take a look at this story that NJDHockeyfan linked:

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. has backed off his plan to investigate purported wrongdoing by the liberal activist group ACORN, saying 'powers that be' put the kibosh on the idea.
...
Conyers spokesman Jonathan Godfrey said late Thursday, several hours after the first request for comment, that the chairman had been referring to himself as "the powers that be."

What a joker.

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

90 Fenway_Nation  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 11:14:55pm

re: #84 AmeriDan

As far as I know, S. Korea's steel industry pretty much has it's shit together (despite being a virtual monopoly). Now that cap & trade has passed, they no longer have to worry about competition from companies like Trinity, US Steel or NuCor.

EU-based Arcelor-Mittal has zero reason to keep operating any of the Midwestern mills and foundries if the price of energy is going to skyrocket here.

91 sngnsgt  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 11:14:59pm

re: #88 pat

Obozo the clown, I kinda' like the sound of that.

92 Fenway_Nation  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 11:15:42pm

re: #87 pink freud

re: #85 Sharmuta

Like a bad movie with no end in sight.

No grownups in sight, either.

93 Sharmuta  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 11:16:31pm
94 sngnsgt  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 11:17:31pm

re: #93 Sharmuta

If looks could kill...

95 Kragar  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 11:18:26pm

re: #93 Sharmuta

Breaking News

Needs to study more

96 AmeriDan  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 11:18:51pm

re: #90 Fenway_Nation

EU-based Arcelor-Mittal has zero reason to keep operating any of the Midwestern mills and foundries if the price of energy is going to skyrocket here.

If?

Heh, that was a good 'un, but you forgot the /sarc tag.

97 Kragar  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 11:20:10pm

For some reason, this scene keeps playing thru my mind every time we get news out of DC

98 AmeriDan  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 11:20:34pm

re: #96 AmeriDan

Forgot to quote...

re: #90 Fenway_Nation

EU-based Arcelor-Mittal has zero reason to keep operating any of the Midwestern mills and foundries if the price of energy is going to skyrocket here.


If?

Heh, that was a good 'un, but you forgot the /sarc tag.

99 Fenway_Nation  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 11:22:00pm

re: #96 AmeriDan

I'm still in denial, I guess.

Now that the steelmaking industry in the USA is effectively kneecapped, the Korean steelmakers mostly have to worry about competition from the CRIB (China, Russia, India, Brazil) countries.

100 redc1c4  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 11:22:24pm

got anything for us 11 Bravos besides books?

(and 19 Deltas.... %-)

101 redc1c4  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 11:24:02pm

re: #93 Sharmuta

Breaking News

shamelessly stolen.....

102 Sharmuta  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 11:26:31pm

I hadn't seen this picture from Iran yet, but it was at icanhascheeseburger, and now it's an lolcat:

Heroism

103 redc1c4  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 11:29:49pm

re: #99 Fenway_Nation

when did you get the broken TV?

104 Fenway_Nation  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 11:29:56pm

Hey....whaddaya think cost more? Sarah Palin's wardrobe during the 2008 campaign or that luau at the White House the other day?

105 AmeriDan  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 11:30:01pm

re: #99 Fenway_Nation

I'm still in denial, I guess.

I believe we all are.

How ironic -and sad- that the people who were yelling against "sending jobs overseas" a mere one year ago are completely cool with cap and trade these days.

106 Fenway_Nation  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 11:32:13pm

re: #103 redc1c4

I've had it for a little while, but I'm one of those insanely superstisous New England sports fans who's relucant to swap avatars too often because it will somehow affect the Bruins/Sox/Pats/Celtics performance somehow- so I didn't put it up until recently.

107 zombie  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 11:33:23pm

re: #102 Sharmuta

I hadn't seen this picture from Iran yet, but it was at icanhascheeseburger, and now it's an lolcat:

Heroism

Gotta be a Photoshop. No real protester could get that close to Achmeddsknsdsfjad's car. Her finger looks Photoshopped too.

Nice idea, in any case. If I see that exact photo on a newswire, then I'll believe it. Until then -- amusing at least!

108 AmeriDan  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 11:34:04pm

re: #103 redc1c4

when did you get the broken TV?

He forgot to get his converter box. Along with hundreds of thousands of other people caught by surprise when the air signals ceased.

You'd think the government would have put out some kind of message.

Worst. Nanny. State. Ever.

109 redc1c4  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 11:38:54pm

re: #104 Fenway_Nation

Hey....whaddaya think cost more? Sarah Palin's wardrobe during the 2008 campaign or that luau at the White House the other day?

i'm wondering how they got WAB on the fire....... %-)

110 redc1c4  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 11:39:30pm

re: #107 zombie

Gotta be a Photoshop. No real protester could get that close to Achmeddsknsdsfjad's car. Her finger looks Photoshopped too.

Nice idea, in any case. If I see that exact photo on a newswire, then I'll believe it. Until then -- amusing at least!

no. really?

/white smoke

111 redc1c4  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 11:40:25pm

re: #108 AmeriDan

He forgot to get his converter box. Along with hundreds of thousands of other people caught by surprise when the air signals ceased.

You'd think the government would have put out some kind of message.

Worst. Nanny. State. Ever.

it's an old army joke about the 3rd ID patch.........

guess what they call the 40th ID patch?

112 Sharmuta  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 11:41:29pm

re: #107 zombie

You can see her reflection in the chrome.

113 AmeriDan  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 11:42:54pm

re: #111 redc1c4

it's an old army joke about the 3rd ID patch.........

guess what they call the 40th ID patch?

I read when he explained it the other night. Just piling on.

Okay, I'll bite, what do they call the 40th ID patch?

114 FamHistoryGuy  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 11:48:42pm

re: #105 AmeriDan

Hey, they won.

115 austin_blue  Fri, Jun 26, 2009 11:49:48pm

re: #88 pat

I personally think Obama is a clown. All appearance masking a dolt. Unfortunately Obama does not realize his mental limitations. He really believes he has insight. If only it were true.

re: #88 pat

I personally think Obama is a clown. All appearance masking a dolt. Unfortunately Obama does not realize his mental limitations. He really believes he has insight. If only it were true.

Oh, God, I swore to myself that I wouldn't respond to gratuitous bullshit posts. But this one is truly whack.

Goodbye Karma.....

Pat:

Obama was the President of Volume 104 of the Harvard Law Review. John Roberts, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, was the the Managing Editor (#2) of Volume 92. ([Link: en.wikipedia.org...]

Really, what is your point? That the President is an idjit? What does that make the Chief Justice, who was only number two on his issue, a super idjit?

Wouldn't it be nice if people kept to facts?

116 AmeriDan  Sat, Jun 27, 2009 12:00:18am

re: #114 FamHistoryGuy

Hey, they won.

True, even Phyrric victories count.

*sigh*

117 AmeriDan  Sat, Jun 27, 2009 12:04:59am

re: #115 austin_blue

Oh, God, I swore to myself that I wouldn't respond to gratuitous bullshit posts. But this one is truly whack.

Goodbye Karma.....

Thank you for coming down from the mountain top and setting us rubes straight.

BTW... why would you give a flying fuck about your Karma score?

118 pat  Sat, Jun 27, 2009 12:05:44am

re: #115 austin_blue

Please. He was elected. The first year of open elections. He wrote no articles. No one remembers him editing articles. Obama is the affirmative action Editor. Can you imagine a Law Review electing members? Think of that? You could be The Brain In Chief? He is a fucking dolt.

119 zombie  Sat, Jun 27, 2009 12:17:21am

re: #112 Sharmuta

You can see her reflection in the chrome.

It's a good Photoshop.

I've Photoshopped out (and in) chrome car-reflections plenty of times (to remove reflections of myself, such as in The Concourse of Hypocrisy). It's pretty easy to do, actually.

Also: I'm not even sure that the "flipping the bird" gesture is used in Iran at all.

Like I said, i'm not definitively discounting it -- just remaining skeptical until and if I see it in an unimpeachable source (as opposed to a lolcat motivational poster).

120 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jun 27, 2009 12:40:42am

Bedtime for me. Goodnight all.

121 Altermite  Sat, Jun 27, 2009 8:00:39am

re: #118 pat

Please. He was elected. The first year of open elections. He wrote no articles. No one remembers him editing articles. Obama is the affirmative action Editor. Can you imagine a Law Review electing members? Think of that? You could be The Brain In Chief? He is a fucking dolt.

Dolts don't graduate magna cum laude from one of the world's most competitive law schools. Affirmative action will get you in, but it won't propel you that far ahead in class rankings. The man is incredibly naive, shortsighted and possibly spineless, but he isn't the idiot that some people like to make him out to be.

122 Shr_Nfr  Sat, Jun 27, 2009 9:58:38am

Thanks for the book selection. I'll pass on the Kindle. The "all your media belong to us" model does not appeal to me. I'll take mine on dead trees.

123 Zimriel  Sat, Jun 27, 2009 12:11:02pm

re: #121 Altermite

Dolts don't graduate magna cum laude from one of the world's most competitive law schools. Affirmative action will get you in, but it won't propel you that far ahead in class rankings. The man is incredibly naive, shortsighted and possibly spineless, but he isn't the idiot that some people like to make him out to be.

Exactly. If Obama had got his honours for a B.A. in some Ethnic Studies programme - like Sotomayor - then I would happily call him an academic fraud. But Obama is not an academic fraud. As for whether he is an "idiot", which is a word with a specific medical meaning pertaining to IQ, it is likely that Obama has a higher IQ than most of us here (I'd estimate at least half again Sotomayor's).

One can question whether academic skills make for a successful President. Exhibit A would of course be Woodrow Wilson, President of Princeton; but we could also look at James Earl Carter the nuclear physicist. But calling Obama an "idiot" - especially after posting a comment about "obsession with creationism", which is a stupid thing to do on LGF - is overreaching.

124 Zimriel  Sat, Jun 27, 2009 12:18:26pm

Half walkback: pat called Obama a "dolt" and a "clown" but not an "idiot".

"Dolt" is a Middle English word for "dullard". That connotes someone who innately lacks mental acuity - the Chaucer-era "retard". My objection to that term stands.

"Clown" to me just means someone who's not serious. I do see lack of seriousness in a lot of what Obama and his Party have been up to. I'm fine with calling Obama that.

125 Zimriel  Sat, Jun 27, 2009 12:42:21pm

Kathryn Joyce, author of Quiverfull, has a piece in Salon about (a form of) the "patriarchy movement", told from a woman's point of view. It links to a blog, No Longer Quivering. For the other side of the story, I suppose you might follow the links which this FAQ (hostilely) lists.

The central tenet of Quiverfull is that mothers are missionaries for the church (whatever "the church" means). Womens' bodies belong to God. "Patriarchy" might even be too mild and misleading a word: the husband, too, is apparently not allowed to claim that he has a headache that night. It's also a bit much to equate this with the pro-life movement, although Quiverfull is definitely a pro-life movement.

The problem Joyce focuses on in the article is maternal burnout. For us guys, we could look at the psychological effect that lifestyle would have on us if we somehow could not provide for the large family demanded.

126 tjseagrove  Mon, Jun 29, 2009 8:08:33am

re: #119 zombie

When I looked at the picture, I realized it was a parody of despair.com. Photoshopped or not, it was funny for what is was.


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