May I Have Another Open Thread, Please, Sir?

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Why, yes … you may!

It’s been a day of insanely uncomfortable travel, and it’s not over yet. This is being posted from my iPhone as I wait on the runway in a tiny cramped seat in a hot, stuffy plane, with a screaming baby two rows in front of me, and an overweight guy in the seat next to me who keeps nodding off and drooling on my shoulder. And it’s the last row, so the seat back doesn’t recline, but the guy in front of me has his seat all the way back, jamming my kneecaps all the way into my upper thighs. And this is after waiting an hour in a long line exposed to a frigid wind, to go through a security check by rude, irritable TSA drones.

Ain’t flyin’ fun?

Posting will probably be back to normal tomorrow, if my head doesn’t explode first.

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631 comments

1 Irenicum  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 10:53:15pm

Mooooooore?!??!!! (sorry, I couldn't resist!)

2 freetoken  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 10:53:54pm

Suffering purifies the soul.

Well, that is what they say.

You should be pretty pure by now.

3 freetoken  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 10:54:49pm

How many TSA agents does it take to change a light bulb?

4 Irenicum  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 10:55:24pm

re: #3 freetoken

I don't know. But either way you're screwed.

5 freetoken  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 10:56:15pm

re: #4 Irenicum

I don't know. But either way you're screwed.

Close.

The answer: It's not the light bulbs they screw in...

6 Irenicum  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 10:57:06pm

re: #5 freetoken

And thus begins a new "thread"!

7 freetoken  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 10:57:46pm

re: #6 Irenicum

That "fresh thread" smell is wonderful.

8 Bagua  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 10:58:04pm

re: Charles Irenicum

Posting will probably be back to normal tomorrow, if my head doesn’t explode first.

99 Year Blues

- Hot Tuna

May your voyage be safe and your arrival full of joy.

9 Irenicum  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 10:58:36pm

re: #7 freetoken

Would a scented light bulb thread be called a fila-mint?

10 Gus  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 10:58:44pm

Ouch. I'm not claustrophobic but that sure sounds like I'd feel claustrophobic in that situation.

11 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 10:58:48pm

May your destination be worth the agony to get there!

12 Gus  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 10:59:31pm

Flight attendant! May I please have a tall glass of Vallium?

//

13 Summer Seale  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 10:59:45pm

Flying is so much fun! =)

Were you given the good honey roasted peanuts in a bag, or the cheaper paper-tasting pretzels?

14 Irenicum  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 10:59:55pm

re: #12 Gus 802

Surely you must be kidding.

15 Kronocide  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 10:59:57pm

What, no Nigerian or underwear jokes? Come on people!

16 Tiny Alien Kitties are Watching You  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:00:22pm

My elder cousin works for the TSA at St.Petersburg/Clearwater airport, man does he have it made. A few domestic flights and a lot of cargo, no international flights at all, those all go through Tampa. Basically they stand around a lot while getting good wages and great benefits.

17 Irenicum  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:00:40pm

re: #15 BigPapa

You've got balls to bring that up!

18 Gus  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:00:46pm

re: #14 Irenicum

Surely you must be kidding.

Yep. That's why I added the "//".

19 Summer Seale  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:00:57pm

And remember: Ten years ago tomorrow night, we were all supposed to be getting our jet packs! Grrr!

20 Gus  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:01:51pm

re: #19 Summer

And remember: Ten years ago tomorrow night, we were all supposed to be getting our jet packs! Grrr!

1964 World's Fair was nothing but a pack of lies I tell ya!

//

21 Irenicum  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:02:15pm

re: #18 Gus 802

I was fishing for a "Shirley" response actually. And no, don't call me Shirley!

22 Bagua  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:02:23pm

re: #15 BigPapa

What, no Nigerian or underwear jokes? Come on people!

The TSA announcements advice against making any such jokes.

23 Gus  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:03:05pm

re: #21 Irenicum

I was fishing for a "Shirley" response actually. And no, don't call me Shirley!

Bartender! I'll have a Shirley Temple. Shaken, not stirred.

//

24 Gus  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:03:51pm

re: #22 Bagua

The TSA announcements advice against making any such jokes.

So I guess we should nix the idea about wearing our underwear on the outside for the flight?

//

25 Jaerik  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:05:10pm

I'm hoping the 787 will be as cool as they say it will. We need something to improve in air travel, or it's eventually going to end up more pleasant to just take a mule.

26 Bagua  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:05:12pm

re: #24 Gus 802

So I guess we should nix the idea about wearing our underwear on the outside for the flight?

//

They are unmentionables, do not mention them.

27 Tiny Alien Kitties are Watching You  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:05:18pm

re: #22 Bagua

The TSA announcements advice against making any such jokes.

Did you see that they supoenaed the two bloggers who released the new security rules? Apparently they want to know who leaked the document to them this time...guess after the last leak they are getting pissed.

28 Kronocide  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:05:30pm

If I eat enough garlic and dark beer I could probably blow up a plane. Maybe even a 4 seater.

29 Bob Dillon  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:05:46pm

Heh ... been wondering how they would react to a giant lizard with a baseball cap on passing thru their lines. ;-)

30 Irenicum  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:05:50pm

re: #22 Bagua

What, not even a "brief" comment?

31 Bob Dillon  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:07:15pm

re: #27 ausador

Did you see that they supoenaed the two bloggers who released the new security rules? Apparently they want to know who leaked the document to them this time...guess after the last leak they are getting pissed.

Posted it upstairs ... wondering how the NY Times got a free pass all these years.

32 Gus  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:08:13pm

re: #27 ausador

Did you see that they supoenaed the two bloggers who released the new security rules? Apparently they want to know who leaked the document to them this time...guess after the last leak they are getting pissed.

Although, that last screw up wasn't really a leak. They just posted the manual on line. Now it's everywhere.

33 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:09:20pm

re: #28 BigPapa

TMI!

34 Irenicum  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:10:08pm

re: #24 Gus 802

They just might institute the "Madonna" rule.

35 Bagua  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:10:56pm

re: #30 Irenicum

What, not even a "brief" comment?

Do not Pantynize me.

36 Irenicum  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:12:30pm

I just passed the +2000 karma mark! Thanks guys and gals! Nothing like bad puns to get your karma up!

37 Jaerik  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:12:56pm

Was there even anything that sensitive in those leaked TSA docs? I remember scanning them and going "This is it? We spent untold billions, and this is all we could come up with?"

Or maybe it's that very embarrassment factor that has 'em so pissed...

38 Tiny Alien Kitties are Watching You  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:13:06pm

re: #34 Irenicum

They just might institute the "Madonna" rule.

Is that inside or outside your garters, I cant remember?

39 Kronocide  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:13:11pm

re: #36 Irenicum

After 3000 karma you need an oil change.

40 Bagua  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:13:28pm

re: #27 ausador

they want to know who leaked the document to them this time...guess after the last leak they are getting pissed.

They must wear depends next time.

41 Bob Dillon  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:13:44pm

re: #22 Bagua

The TSA announcements advice against making any such jokes.

Never joke in the line unless you wish to miss your flight. Been that way since the git go.

42 Olsonist  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:14:28pm

re: #24 Gus 802

So I guess we should nix the idea about wearing our underwear on the outside for the flight?

//

I gotz your wearing underwear on the outside right here.

43 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:14:56pm

re: #39 BigPapa

You do?
What do I have to do for 5000?
I don't want to void the warranty!
LOL!

44 Irenicum  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:15:00pm

re: #19 Summer

What? You didn't get yours?

45 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:15:28pm

re: #40 Bagua

No, please tell me you didn't....
Yes. You did!
LOL!

46 Bob Dillon  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:16:25pm

re: #37 Jaerik

Was there even anything that sensitive in those leaked TSA docs? I remember scanning them and going "This is it? We spent untold billions, and this is all we could come up with?"

Or maybe it's that very embarrassment factor that has 'em so pissed...

They have a tough job. Folks at the bottom just collect paychecks - at the top ... well political theater.

47 Kronocide  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:17:50pm

I'd bet the IRS just looooves the TSA nowadays.

48 Bob Dillon  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:17:54pm

re: #46 Bobibutu

They have a tough job. Folks at the bottom just collect paychecks - at the top ... well political theater.

Paging Walter ...

49 Tiny Alien Kitties are Watching You  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:19:14pm

I'm waiting for dual lines to show up at the screening area, one for boxers and one for briefs...

50 Gus  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:20:00pm

re: #42 Olsonist

I gotz your wearing underwear on the outside right here.

That's Bananas right?

51 Bagua  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:20:22pm

re: #41 Bobibutu

Never joke in the line unless you wish to miss your flight. Been that way since the git go.

Depends how far you go back. (pun intended.)

I recall being a lad about 20, hopping a flight from Athens to Tel Aviv. The guard took my duffel bag and half unzipped it and asked me "What have you got in here." (I did have a few things I hoped to slip through)

I smiled and said, "Just a bomb."

He scowled at me past his mustache for a moment, then smiled and zipped my bag back up unsearched.

Things are different now.

52 recusancy  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:20:40pm

re: #46 Bobibutu

They have a tough job. Folks at the bottom just collect paychecks - at the top ... well political theater.

I'm sure you work day and night shedding sweat and tears for a pittance.

53 Irenicum  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:25:19pm

re: #40 Bagua

Obviously they haven't listened to Sheath Olbermann!

54 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:25:29pm

re: #52 recusancy

55 lostlakehiker  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:26:00pm

re: #25 Jaerik

I'm hoping the 787 will be as cool as they say it will. We need something to improve in air travel, or it's eventually going to end up more pleasant to just take a mule.

But many of us would rather have cheap airfare than expensive travel, even if the legroom is better. That's why we mostly don't buy first-class tickets as it is. They're just not worth it.

Whatever we do to make travel better, it won't make it "classy" unless oil prices go so high that air travel is for the few and the very few.

56 pharmmajor  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:26:27pm

Try to stay alive and sane, Charles.

57 Bagua  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:29:58pm

Shorties


- Yellowman
58 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:31:16pm

re: #55 lostlakehiker

But many of us would rather have cheap airfare than expensive travel, even if the legroom is better. That's why we mostly don't buy first-class tickets as it is. They're just not worth it.

Whatever we do to make travel better, it won't make it "classy" unless oil prices go so high that air travel is for the few and the very few.

The market changes constantly. And the styles of things like travel, are now driven by price. You get what the market chooses.
Travel used to be comfortable, glamorous, even. But WE the consumer, prefer cheap. So that is what we are getting offered.

59 Irenicum  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:31:24pm

Well this long John is battling a brief boxer rebellion, so I look forward to seeing y'all on the underside of tomorrow.

60 Gus  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:36:39pm

re: #58 Floral Giraffe

The market changes constantly. And the styles of things like travel, are now driven by price. You get what the market chooses.
Travel used to be comfortable, glamorous, even. But WE the consumer, prefer cheap. So that is what we are getting offered.

I flew 1st Class once. What a difference that was. You get treated like a big shot. Another time I flew on a nearly empty UAL 767 and that was kind of nice too. Haven't traveled since before 9/11.

61 Bob Dillon  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:37:27pm

re: #52 recusancy

I'm sure you work day and night shedding sweat and tears for a pittance.

Pisses me off that what resources we do focus (and that we contribute to) on that effort are for the most a sham.

62 Bagua  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:41:26pm

Out in the street...

They Call It Murder


- Ini Kamoze
63 Bob Dillon  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:43:03pm

re: #51 Bagua

Depends how far you go back. (pun intended.)

I recall being a lad about 20, hopping a flight from Athens to Tel Aviv. The guard took my duffel bag and half unzipped it and asked me "What have you got in here." (I did have a few things I hoped to slip through)

I smiled and said, "Just a bomb."

He scowled at me past his mustache for a moment, then smiled and zipped my bag back up unsearched.

Things are different now.

Be glad you weren't in Turkey when you made that comment.

64 recusancy  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:43:52pm

re: #61 Bobibutu

Pisses me off that what resources we do focus (and that we contribute to) on that effort are for the most a sham.

What are your suggestions (for us as a nation)?

65 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:44:19pm

re: #60 Gus 802

Used to travel LA to NYC 6 times a year. Good old 114 or was it 119? Anyway American needed the plane in LA in the morning. I flew a couple of trips with more crew than passengers. Those days are LONG GONE.
But, it was great to have the stews tell us that they'd be up in first, no food service, come up if you want something.
Those were the days!

66 Bob Dillon  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:47:16pm

re: #64 recusancy

What are your suggestions (for us as a nation)?

I've posted it before - the short is Intel Ops and Police.

67 Gus  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:47:50pm

re: #65 Floral Giraffe

Used to travel LA to NYC 6 times a year. Good old 114 or was it 119? Anyway American needed the plane in LA in the morning. I flew a couple of trips with more crew than passengers. Those days are LONG GONE.
But, it was great to have the stews tell us that they'd be up in first, no food service, come up if you want something.
Those were the days!

Oh yeah. Walking up and down the aisles. One flight we were all in back and everyone was standing around talking, some folks stretching, people smoking. It was almost like a club scene. Could walk up to the galley and ask for things like a cup or another drink. Cockpit door wide open.

68 Surabaya Stew  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:56:27pm

Good evening lizards. Though my scaly claws are firmly on the ground, I do share our reptilian overlord's pain in 1 way—I too am forced to use an iPhone to log in to LGF! Let us see if this pushes forward the development of an LGF app for non-desktop usage....
;-)

69 Bagua  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:57:07pm

re: #63 Bobibutu

Be glad you weren't in Turkey when you made that comment.

Greece was charming as well, spent some time in the Athens police station the day before. Very third worldy feel to it.

70 Gus  Wed, Dec 30, 2009 11:59:07pm

What a year.

The DJI was down to 6547.05 on March 9th. Last night it closed at 10,548.51.

71 Bob Dillon  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:00:05am

re: #69 Bagua

Greece was charming as well, spent some time in the Athens police station the day before. Very third worldy feel to it.

You must have been such a bad boy!

Damn - Been there - haven't done that.

72 recusancy  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:01:30am

re: #70 Gus 802

What a year.

The DJI was down to 6547.05 on March 9th. Last night it closed at 10,548.51.

If it was down it would have been Obama's fault.

73 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:03:42am

re: #72 recusancy

If it was down it would have been Obama's fault.

I'm glad it's up. I want it to stay high and keep climbing until the day I'm gone.

74 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:04:41am

And keep climbing after I'm gone. :)

75 Bagua  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:06:39am

re: #71 Bobibutu

You must have been such a bad boy!

Damn - Been there - haven't done that.

We were only street performers, no threat to anyone. One would have thought we'd be ok, it being where theatre originated and all. But we were taken in by the undercover police who stepped right into the show and nicked us, told our friends we were being departed and off to the station where the real fun began.

76 Bob Dillon  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:11:54am

re: #75 Bagua

We were only street performers, no threat to anyone. One would have thought we'd be ok, it being where theatre originated and all. But we were taken in by the undercover police who stepped right into the show and nicked us, told our friends we were being departed and off to the station where the real fun began.

This has to be one hell of a story.

77 Bagua  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:15:19am

re: #76 Bobibutu

This has to be one hell of a story.

Well it was interesting. Give me a moment and I'll give a snapshot.

78 Bob Dillon  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:16:35am

re: #77 Bagua

Well it was interesting. Give me a moment and I'll give a snapshot.

Pls include the year.

79 laZardo  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:18:03am

re: #1 Irenicum

Mooore?!??!!! (sorry, I couldn't resist!)

In the midnight hour, she cried...
"embedding disabled."

80 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:18:54am

Dom DeLuise in Men in Tights

He's holding a "lizard." Dom passed away in May of this year.

81 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:29:25am

OK, I'm sorry, I'm still reading "Fundies Say The Darndest Things". This is in response to a ruling against crucifixes in Italian schools by the European Court on Human Rights:

"If the Holy Father were to call a Crusade, I would put my business on hold, kiss goodbye my wife and kids, take up my claymore (a two handed scottish broadsword), and march on Brussels to behead every single Eurocrat. I believe in the direct approach when dealing with evil."

82 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:33:08am

re: #81 SanFranciscoZionist

OK, I'm sorry, I'm still reading "Fundies Say The Darndest Things". This is in response to a ruling against crucifixes in Italian schools by the European Court on Human Rights:

"If the Holy Father were to call a Crusade, I would put my business on hold, kiss goodbye my wife and kids, take up my claymore (a two handed scottish broadsword), and march on Brussels to behead every single Eurocrat. I believe in the direct approach when dealing with evil."

Is that a comment from Moonbattery? That's just cwazy talk. Looks like it was in response to a blog post from one of the Gates of Vienna dweebs.

83 Bagua  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:38:58am

The Athens secret police were quite aggressive, no nonsense, stopped us immediately while we were in the process of collecting the drachma coins which were all but worthless anyway, grabbing the hat full of coins and our gear.

They marched us to their police station and sat us on some benches for some time while they came and went, some in uniforms some plain cloths.

I got bored after awhile so I started fooling with a deck of cards, practicing little moves and such. A few times one of the coppers came over and started to watch, and I'd promptly stop and just ignore him, being a bit pissed off at the whole thing.

Eventually they found one who spoke english a bit, and he explained all the laws we had violated and sat us in the chiefs office. Typically we just sat there in silence for a while, wondering what was next, and he had his translator cop say: "Look, we have to deport you and all, but chief wants me to tell you if you do us a show, we will consider letting you go."

So we looked at each other and decided to thrash out some of the routine in their little squad room with at least thirty of them crowded in. Strangest audience we ever had.

They loved it, big sustained applause after the final number.

The english speaking copper's mustached face was all glowing now and said in his thick accent:

"You leave the Athens secret police with a wonderful memory."

So being me, I looked at him and said:

"Ok, so can we do our show in the street now or what?"

"No, no, this is strictly prohibited without the permit, ordinance number 321 and such.

We left the next day unable to work. Athens aint what it used to be.

84 laZardo  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:39:49am

re: #81 SanFranciscoZionist

The Yahoo Answers ones on RSTDT are probably more trollin' than serious IMO.

85 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:41:49am

re: #81 SanFranciscoZionist

OK, I'm sorry, I'm still reading "Fundies Say The Darndest Things". This is in response to a ruling against crucifixes in Italian schools by the European Court on Human Rights:

"If the Holy Father were to call a Crusade, I would put my business on hold, kiss goodbye my wife and kids, take up my claymore (a two handed scottish broadsword), and march on Brussels to behead every single Eurocrat. I believe in the direct approach when dealing with evil."

4th comment here.

86 Varek Raith  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:43:08am

re: #85 Gus 802

4th comment here.

Unless his 'claymore' is a lightsaber, he ain't gettin' very far... ;)

87 Bagua  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:44:42am

re: #78 Bobibutu

Pls include the year.

A few years after the monarchy was abolished, thirty odd years ago.

88 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:48:17am

re: #84 laZardo

The Yahoo Answers ones on RSTDT are probably more trollin' than serious IMO.

Most likely. Most of it is rather dull and depressing, but there are a couple of gems. I shall cherish the one I posted yesterday, about the man who wants to be sent back into time to drown the Buddha in the 'Genghis River'.

89 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:49:32am

"Yves Saint Laurent invented the godless women's pantsuit in 1966."

90 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:49:49am

re: #86 Varek Raith

Unless his 'claymore' is a lightsaber, he ain't gettin' very far... ;)

Yeah, that pretty much sums this guy up. Notice how he typed out the brief description, "a two handed Scottish broadsword." He forgot to capitalize "Scottish." No doubt some guy that still hasn't made it to the local Renaissance Festival (it's probably too extreme for him) and still plays D&D on an old Sega machine while eating way too many Cheetos.

91 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:51:18am

re: #89 SanFranciscoZionist

"Yves Saint Laurent invented the godless women's pantsuit in 1966."

Me, me, me! OK, for $500. Who is the crackpot that runs "Amazing Grace Baptist Church?"

92 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:52:04am

re: #91 Gus 802

Me, me, me! OK, for $500. Who is the crackpot that runs "Amazing Grace Baptist Church?"

Would that be Mark Grizzard?

93 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:52:52am

re: #89 SanFranciscoZionist

"Yves Saint Laurent invented the godless women's pantsuit in 1966."

Here's the whole maniacal diatribe:

Yves Saint Laurent invented the godless women's pantsuit in 1966. He died June 1, 2008 at the age of 71. He was a homosexual and lived a wicked open life, which is typical of the fashion industry throughout the world. He spent time in psychiatric institutions and was a drug addict. His homosexual partner, Pierre Berge said, Saint "played a part" in liberating women. The fact is Saint was no "saint" but a wicked vile sinner who committed an "abomination." Who did more to hurt the women in this world than most. He liberated no one, but instead help to enslave them under the bondage of Satan and his devices. He hlep to tare down the walls of modesty, equal rights, women's lib, and feminity. Linda Grant a British journalist said this about pantsuits, "put women on an equal sartorial footing with men and 'is what fashion gave to feminism." Pants are a man's clothing and should not be worn by a lady. Pants goes against the Word of God, modesty, virture, womenhood, decency, and God given feminity. He now is probally a believer in modesty based on his life and lifestyle. He now has become a slave to hell, and his chance for liberty is gone for all eternity. This is very very sad. Maybe there is some hope of getting the gospel of Jesus Christ to others like Yves who invent faashions, to invent modest clothing for ladies.

94 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:54:34am

Well, I know when the 'New Look' landed, women protested with signs that said "Burn in Hell Mr. Dior", but that was mostly about the stupid wasp waists.

Pantsuits have never struck me as being especially godless. They cover you all up.

95 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:54:54am

re: #92 SanFranciscoZionist

Would that be Mark Grizzard?

Looks like it. We had an article about this joint at LGF several months ago. I think it was about burning books.

96 Varek Raith  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:55:47am

re: #93 Gus 802

WTF is this shit..!

97 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:56:38am

re: #95 Gus 802

Looks like it. We had an article about this joint at LGF several months ago. I think it was about burning books.

Oh, HIM! I remember that. Well. What an interesting man.

98 Bob Dillon  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:56:52am

re: #83 Bagua

There is more to this. I danced around in Indonesia after the Communist purge - when one does things public and is obviously a foreigner - red flag to the local cops.

99 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:57:04am

re: #96 Varek Raith

WTF is this shit..!


[Video]

Sure is crazy isn't it? I like this part...

He liberated no one, but instead help to enslave them under the bondage of Satan and his devices. He hlep to tare down the walls of modesty, equal rights, women's lib, and feminity. Linda Grant a British journalist said this about pantsuits, "put women on an equal sartorial footing with men and 'is what fashion gave to feminism."

He hlep tare down teh wall of modesty!

//

100 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:57:32am

re: #97 SanFranciscoZionist

Oh, HIM! I remember that. Well. What an interesting man.

Different "pastor" same "church."

101 laZardo  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:59:51am

re: #99 Gus 802

He hlep tare down teh wall of modesty!

//

Recommend'd for rotating title nomination.

102 Bob Dillon  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:04:19am

re: #98 Bobibutu

And the local intel guys in any 3rd world co are very sharp ... do no sell them short.

103 laZardo  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:05:20am

re: #99 Gus 802

He hlep tare down teh wall of modesty!

//

I don't care if you're a fundie or atheist, feminist or macho, Lady GaGa's ideas of fashion are a SIN AGAINST NATURE.

104 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:06:22am

This is awful if real. Weird either way:


My question is to resolve a debate between myself and another Bible studier. Could any of us be unknowingly walking around with Nephilim DNA and not know it? I don’t think so, but my friend disagrees…she is actually convinced that physically attractive, tall, well-built, intelligent people could be descendants of Nephilim. She has even suggested that my soon-to-be husband and myself are probably descended from Nephilim! Needless to say, this really freaks me out! I don’t want to worry that I have Nephilim DNA, or that my future husband may (we are both tall and athletically built and he is a handsome and mechanically brilliant man). Please, any insight at all would be tremendously helpful. I love my Jesus with all my heart and can’t bear the thought of being separated from God in eternity due to genetic circumstances beyond my control.
105 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:06:28am

re: #97 SanFranciscoZionist

Oh, HIM! I remember that. Well. What an interesting man.

Actually, it was him. Can't find the article or comments just yet.

106 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:07:04am

re: #103 laZardo

I don't care if you're a fundie or atheist, feminist or macho, Lady GaGa's ideas of fashion are a SIN AGAINST NATURE.

I agree in general, but on her they just seem like art--peculiar art, but art.

107 Varek Raith  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:08:35am

re: #104 SanFranciscoZionist

This is awful if real. Weird either way:

Holy-freaking shit! They're worried about Nephilim DNA???
/besides the 'attractive' part, I may very well be one...MUHAHAHA*cough*
///

108 laZardo  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:11:43am

re: #107 Varek Raith

Holy-freaking shit! They're worried about Nephilim DNA???
/besides the 'attractive' part, I may very well be one...MUHAHAHA*cough*
///



Oh, you THINK you MAY be one?

/ 8D

109 laZardo  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:11:54am

Gonna head out to New Year's Parties. CHEERS!

110 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:12:14am

re: #107 Varek Raith

Holy-freaking shit! They're worried about Nephilim DNA???
/besides the 'attractive' part, I may very well be one...MUHAHAHA*cough*
///

Actually, I'm getting ideas for fiction writing from all this stuff. It's a gold mine. A lot of these folks seem obsessed with the fear that demons are attracted to seasonal fall displays, including pumpkins, cornucopia centerpieces, and Halloween candy, or, indeed, candy bought and consumed around Halloween.

111 Varek Raith  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:14:12am

re: #110 SanFranciscoZionist

Actually, I'm getting ideas for fiction writing from all this stuff. It's a gold mine. A lot of these folks seem obsessed with the fear that demons are attracted to seasonal fall displays, including pumpkins, cornucopia centerpieces, and Halloween candy, or, indeed, candy bought and consumed around Halloween.

Wow, I don't know about you but, if I were a demon, I'd be causing a bit more trouble than messing 'round holiday displays....
:evilgrin:

112 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:15:18am

re: #111 Varek Raith

Wow, I don't know about you but, if I were a demon, I'd be causing a bit more trouble than messing 'round holiday displays...
:evilgrin:

They worry about that too. They seem to worry a lot.

113 Varek Raith  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:16:43am

re: #112 SanFranciscoZionist

They worry about that too. They seem to worry a lot.

Hell, if I had neighbors like that, I'd be drawing summoning circles on my front lawn!
/Bad, Varek, bad...:)

114 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:16:44am

I CAN'T STOP. And won't unless asked:

From the Top 100:

No, God's Penis is not a biological organ. I never said God's Penis was the same as man's penis. Obviously it wouldn't be. That is why I pointed out God has a Holy, Righteous Penis. That is to say, it's not the same as man's corrupted, fleshy one.

As I said when this subject first came up, once again: Penises are not just for sex & peeing. It is only because man is evil that he thinks of penises exclusively in those terms.

Man is made in the image of God the Father. That is the primary reason why man has a penis.

You cannot insert your evil prejudicial ideas of man's penis onto God - which is exactly what you are doing. God's Penis is not equal to man's penis. It's really not hard to understand.

115 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:17:16am

re: #97 SanFranciscoZionist

Oh, HIM! I remember that. Well. What an interesting man.

Here's where it was mentioned: Sunday Night Lounge Private %P% Sun, Oct 25, 2009.

Starts at #154.

116 Varek Raith  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:18:18am

re: #114 SanFranciscoZionist

I CAN'T STOP. And won't unless asked:

From the Top 100:

Oook...lolololololololololxinfinitylol.
You've stumble upon pure gold!

117 littleugly  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:18:25am

Who ran of all the ladies?

118 Varek Raith  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:23:10am

re: #114 SanFranciscoZionist

Holy, Righteous Penis

Talk about walking into an innuendo nuclear minefield!
Ya think they realize just how people may interpret that? Lol.

119 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:23:57am

re: #114 SanFranciscoZionist

I CAN'T STOP. And won't unless asked:

From the Top 100:

I found the fountain head! Another one on ID:


The Argument from design.

Points on Earth which exhibits design.

1) Rotating Earth.
2) The sun shining on the earth at just the right angle to produce life and enough energy.
3) Just the right atmosphere needed for life.
4) Plants breathe out what we breathe in.
5) A cell can't form in one spot and then migrate to every place on earth to fill it with cells.
6) Ants can't do that either. How did ants get to different parts of the world?
7) Just the right atmosphere for the earth to produce grass for the cows to eat.
8) How did grass grow first? I don't see grass on any other planets. Hmmm. Thank God for that sun.
9) The miracle of childbirth. It can't just evolve like that.
10) The sun stays in the sky instead of falling down. Gravity should be pulling it down but it just stays right up there. Hmmmm...interesting.
11) We are smart. If we share a common ancestor with monkeys, I found it remarkable that we are so smart and they are so dumb. How did we get so smart?

120 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:26:10am

These are too much:

Extinction versus Reprogramming

1) Extinction
One solution to the barbarities of predation is to use indiscriminate depot-contraception on carnivores and allow predators rapidly to die out, managing the resultant population effects on "prey" species via more selective forms of depot-contraption. Such advanced computer-controlled contraception technologies could be used selectively on zebra, buffalo, wildebeest, etc, so our wildlife parks don't become overpopulated...

2) Reprogramming
Alternatively, should carnivorous predators be genetically "reprogrammed" or otherwise behaviourally modified rather than allowed to go extinct in the "wild"? Pre-reflectively, such reprogramming is all but impossible. In practice, the technical expertise is probably a few decades away at most...

121 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:26:28am

re: #118 Varek Raith

Talk about walking into an innuendo nuclear minefield!
Ya think they realize just how people may interpret that? Lol.

Somewhere in the afterlife, Philo is drinking hard tonight.

122 boredtechindenver  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:28:59am

I like this one:
"When you play with fire, there is a 50/50 chance something will go wrong, and nine times out of ten it does."

123 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:29:46am

re: #122 boredtechindenver

I like this one:
"When you play with fire, there is a 50/50 chance something will go wrong, and nine times out of ten it does."

"Million to one chances crop up nine times out of ten."

124 djughurknot  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:30:15am

Hello. Just got in from seeing Avatar in 3D. Anyone else see it? I thought it was awesome.

125 Varek Raith  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:30:43am

re: #119 Gus 802

10) The sun stays in the sky instead of falling down. Gravity should be pulling it down but it just stays right up there. Hmmm...interesting.

Really?! Seriously?! That right there is funny!

re: #122 boredtechindenver

I like this one:
"When you play with fire, there is a 50/50 chance something will go wrong, and nine times out of ten it does."

The Laughing Man posts! It's an honor! :)
/GitS geek mode off

126 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:31:53am

re: #125 Varek Raith

The Laughing Man posts! It's an honor! :)
/GitS geek mode off

Yeah, someone wasn't even paying attention to science fiction movies.

127 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:33:50am

Ugh, a blocked LGF member made it to that site. I remember this nut. She made it to -51 down dings:

I have a gay adult child. She will burn for it. I don't like the term homophobic as it denotes fear. I do not fear gays, far from it, but I do have a shit load of disgust and a total lack of respect for gays as is my God given right to. My daughters life is one giant train wreck after another. I didn't raise her that way, I was military strict, I blame the public schools mostly, they made it okay to not do as your parents say and actually undermined my authority .
So, if one must call me names, bigot or fag hater fits me better than homophobic and I'm perfectly fine with it.
128 Joanne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:33:57am

re: #114 SanFranciscoZionist

I went to a wedding in this sort of modern looking church and it had the weirdest sculpture I'd ever seen. The whole time I was there I kept glancing at it because it looked like a vagina. Then I couldn't get the thought of 'the holy vagina' out of my mind. Then I couldn't stop thinking I was going to get smite (proper tense? Smote? Smut?? ;) And I'm damned close to being an athiest. Weirdest wedding experience ever.

129 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:38:41am

re: #128 JustJay

I went to a wedding in this sort of modern looking church and it had the weirdest sculpture I'd ever seen. The whole time I was there I kept glancing at it because it looked like a vagina. Then I couldn't get the thought of 'the holy vagina' out of my mind. Then I couldn't stop thinking I was going to get smite (proper tense? Smote? Smut?? ;) And I'm damned close to being an athiest. Weirdest wedding experience ever.

I believe you would have been smitten. After which you would say, "During Bob and Melissa's wedding, God smote me." Assuming you were still able to say anything.

130 Varek Raith  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:39:30am

Sigh, time to make more coffee. 4:39am and I'm messing around with a stupid router that refuses to save its configuration settings. :/

131 RadicalModerate  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:40:05am

In light of the "Fundies say the darnededist things" thread tonight, it looks like Rick Warren is singing a familiar tune:

Evangelical Pastor Wants Megachurch to Give $900,000 Before Jan. 1 to Keep Church out of Debt.

132 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:42:42am

re: #131 RadicalModerate

In light of the "Fundies say the darnededist things" thread tonight, it looks like Rick Warren is singing a familiar tune:

Evangelical Pastor Wants Megachurch to Give $900,000 Before Jan. 1 to Keep Church out of Debt.

Rick Warren, scam artist.

133 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:44:53am

re: #132 Gus 802

Rick Warren, scam artist.

That's a really big church.

My only concept of megachurches, really, is from the King of the Hill episode where the Hills get into a fight with their pastor, and start to attend the local megachurch.

134 Joanne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:47:17am

re: #132 Gus 802

Glenn Beck, another televangical scam artist.

135 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:48:09am

Rick Warren speaks:

I believed that evolution and the account of the Bible about creation could exist along side of each other very well. I just didn't see what the big argument was all about. I had some friends who had been studying the Bible much longer than I had who saw it differently...Eventually, I came to the conclusion, through my study of the Bible and science, that the two positions of evolution and creation just could not fit together. There are some real problems with the idea that God created through evolution... My prayer is that you will have this same experience!

The Bible's picture is that dinosaurs and man lived together on the earth, an earth that was filled with vegetation and beauty...man and dinosaurs lived at the same time...From the very beginning of creation, God gave man dominion over all that was made, even over the dinosaurs.

And:

Just because I like pizza it doesn’t mean I should marry it. Biologically, I am predisposed to enjoy the immaculate melding of mozzarella cheese, red sauce and thick crust baked to tasty perfection. But that doesn’t mean I should enter into a lifelong commitment with Sicilian or plain, nor bed it down, nor bring children into the world and have them have to explain to their classmates why their mom’s crust is not a crisp as it once was. Does any child deserve to have their friends tossing Monday 2 for 1 coupons in his face? Not in my world they don’t. Yet, to say that I am against pizza-eaters or gays is absurd. Our Saddleback Church offer more weight-watchers meetings to overeaters than any other evangelical megachurch on the west coast.”

Deep, man. Deep.

136 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:49:52am

Now, this isn't crazy, this is just cute:

"I like to read scripture out loud to my cats and tell them that God created them and they are to Praise Him. If I pray out loud and my kitties are with me they join in with a Meow when I say Amen."

137 Varek Raith  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:51:42am

re: #135 Gus 802

Rick Warren speaks:

Deep, man. Deep.

Well, if it's a deep dish pizza...
/:P

138 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:52:45am

re: #137 Varek Raith

Well, if it's a deep dish pizza...
/:P

He does have a Chunky Monkey figure.

//

139 Varek Raith  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:53:18am

re: #136 SanFranciscoZionist

Now, this isn't crazy, this is just cute:

"I like to read scripture out loud to my cats and tell them that God created them and they are to Praise Him. If I pray out loud and my kitties are with me they join in with a Meow when I say Amen."

That is cute, too bad my cat is Satan, herself.
/...?:)

140 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:53:45am

re: #135 Gus 802

Rick Warren speaks:


Deep, man. Deep.

He's comparing homosexuality to pizza? Or gay marriage to eating pizza? Or gay marriage to human-pizza marriage?

I think I'd be more affronted, but I'm just too confused. This is the man who summoned McCain and Obama to be quizzed on their faith in front of the nation? This...?

141 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:57:43am

re: #140 SanFranciscoZionist

He's comparing homosexuality to pizza? Or gay marriage to eating pizza? Or gay marriage to human-pizza marriage?

I think I'd be more affronted, but I'm just too confused. This is the man who summoned McCain and Obama to be quizzed on their faith in front of the nation? This...?

Yep, same "pastor." I'm doing a quick review and immediately I am recognizing that he's very contradictory in his own words.

142 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:57:44am

All right. I'm goin' to bed. To dream of girls with Nephilim DNA, and cats who pray...

143 Varek Raith  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:58:38am

re: #140 SanFranciscoZionist

He's comparing homosexuality to pizza? Or gay marriage to eating pizza? Or gay marriage to human-pizza marriage?

I think I'd be more affronted, but I'm just too confused. This is the man who summoned McCain and Obama to be quizzed on their faith in front of the nation? This...?

Yeah, that second paragraph just elicits a huge 'HUUUUUHHHHH?!' from me.

144 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:58:47am

re: #142 SanFranciscoZionist

All right. I'm goin' to bed. To dream of girls with Nephilim DNA, and cats who pray...

Me too, hasta luego SFZ.

Later Varek.

145 Varek Raith  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:59:14am

re: #142 SanFranciscoZionist

re: #144 Gus 802

Night!

146 AK-47%  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:45:57am

What is the difference between a gay and a pizza?

(no end of punchlines to that, but I won't go there)

Does the Bible even mention Dinosaurs as such?

There are Books of the Bible that were written as fictional accounts to illustrate a point of belief: Job, Ruth or Jonah for example.

Taking them literally goes against the Bible itself.

147 Tiny Alien Kitties are Watching You  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 2:57:24am

Hmm...my friend at another (private) board got shit-faced, threw a hissy fit over a misunderstanding, and then banned me. I think when he is sober tomorrow I will remind him that he should have removed my admin access to the board server too. ;)

It is a good thing for him that I'm neither vindictive nor a dickhead...

148 Cannadian Club Akbar  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:08:38am

re: #147 ausador

Does that mean you can fuck up his chat board?

149 Tiny Alien Kitties are Watching You  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:29:06am

re: #148 Cannadian Club Akbar

Does that mean you can fuck up his chat board?

Yep, but that would be kinda childish wouldn't it?

When I couldn't get to the board URL I figured it was effed up or something and logged into the server to check. Nope the board is just fine, the only problem is that I was banned from it, lol.

He will probably change his mind tomorrow once he sobers up anyway, I think...
I have babysat the damn thing for him half a dozen times over the last several years when he had other stuff going on IRL. If he doesn't I at least to gloat over reminding him that "I coulda" and that he is an idiot for not remembering it.

150 Cannadian Club Akbar  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:36:16am

re: #149 ausador

Just tell him you did some subtle "tinkering" with the board. Let him spend a little time looking for nothing. Fair, IMO.

151 littleugly  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:44:33am

re: #117 littleugly

Who ran of all the ladies?

Of=OFF

Again,

Who ran OFF all the ladies?

152 Cannadian Club Akbar  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 3:45:43am

re: #151 littleugly

Of=OFF

Again,

Who ran OFF all the ladies?

They best be cooking breakfast.
/

153 littleugly  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:16:42am

re: #152 Cannadian Club Akbar

Look again,
They are swimming accross the Saint Lawrence,
all you smell is burnt bacon
/

154 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:27:27am

re: #104 SanFranciscoZionist

Did someone mention the Nephilim?

155 Blueheron  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:29:10am

Theres a reason that baby is screaming Charles. Give you a few more hours on the plane and you will be screaming too.

156 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:29:49am

re: #135 Gus 802

Rick Warren, you adorable dipshit. Anyone who doesn't see this guy as exactly what he is, a politician as applied to megachurchies, is buying that good Amsterdam weed.

157 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:30:33am

re: #155 Blueheron

Theres a reason that baby is screaming Charles. Give you a few more hours on the plane and you will be screaming too.

The baby is screaming now because if you're an adult and you scream on a plane, they arrest you. :D

158 Cannadian Club Akbar  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:36:17am

I flew a red eye from LA to Tampa. Window seat, fat guy next to me, dude in front of me reclined. I couldn't even reach my book bag under the seat in front of me. So, I climbed over the fat guy and the lady next to him and went and sat in the very back with the flight attendents and they served me drinks. Long ass 5 hours.

159 RogueOne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:37:36am

re: #135 Gus 802

I don't know. I have a very serious thing for pizza and there's a little place in the middle of Illinois that has pizza so good I have a tendency to strip down while I eat it.

160 RogueOne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:49:11am

To those of you not in Indy, we lost a nice old lady last night. People bash drug companies left and right but Lilly's has always been a great company to have in our city.

[Link: www.indystar.com...]

Ruth Lilly, the noted philanthropist and last surviving great-grandchild of pharmaceutical magnate Eli Lilly, died late last night at 94, a family spokesman said.

Over the course of her life, Ms. Lilly gave away the bulk of her inheritance, an estimated $800-million. That’s more than the cost of Lucas Oil Stadium.
Advertisement

Yet to many, she was just a name on a building — a library, a hospital wing, a theater, museum exhibits. Ms. Lilly lived reclusively, was perhaps the most famous person few people ever saw.
.....
She gave to a wide variety of causes — colleges, hospitals, the National Easter Seals Society. But it was her unexpected donation of $100-million in 2002 to an obscure, Chicago-based poetry association that revealed something deeply personal: Ms. Lilly was a poet at heart. Not only did she read it, she wrote it, though to little acclaim.

161 Spare O'Lake  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 4:59:20am

re: #159 RogueOne

I don't know. I have a very serious thing for pizza and there's a little place in the middle of Illinois that has pizza so good I have a tendency to strip down while I eat it.

Just be careful that the hot peppers don't land on your pepperoni.
Good Morning LGF.

162 RogueOne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:02:27am

re: #161 Spare O'Lake

Just be careful that the hot peppers don't land on your pepperoni.
Good Morning LGF.

Morning!

I almost married the owners daughter just for the pizza. I miss her, well, I miss that pizza.

163 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:09:46am

Just woke up... snow.

Well, shit.

164 Cannadian Club Akbar  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:11:56am

re: #163 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Just woke up... snow.

Well, shit.

Snow? During winter? Didn't see that coming.
/

165 Only The Lurker Knows  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:12:17am

Morning all. Anyone know if Charles trip has anything to do with his new gig?

166 Cannadian Club Akbar  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:13:21am

re: #165 Bubblehead II

Morning all. Anyone know if Charles trip has anything to do with his new gig?

What new gig? What did I miss?

167 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:13:49am

re: #163 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Just woke up... snow.

Well, shit.

We got snow too. Well, it's been there for the last two months. Hasn't actually snowed any since the day before Christmas, and none expected for tonight, which is good, because I soon as I leave work at 5:30, I have to drive to Manitou Springs to do a magic show tonight at a wonderful bed and breakfast.

Actually I haven't booked myself doing magic in years, it's something that just came up and I decided to go for it.

If it feels good, maybe I'll make some effort to look for more bookings in the future.

168 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:19:26am

re: #167 Walter L. Newton

Get yerself in front of an audience; it's in your blood!

169 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:20:03am

re: #166 Cannadian Club Akbar

What new gig? What did I miss?

Head Honco of sumthin....

dunno

170 PhillyPretzel  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:20:43am

re: #163 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

There is snow in Philly too.

171 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:21:11am

re: #170 PhillyPretzel

There is snow in Philly too.

Enough to cancel the parade tomorrow?

172 RogueOne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:21:41am

re: #163 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Just woke up... snow.

Well, shit.

Speaking of snow, it could be worse...
[Link: md.tgpsitecentral.com...]

(Pay attention to the guys name.)

173 PhillyPretzel  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:22:50am

re: #171 Walter L. Newton

I don't know. Check KYW1060. [Link: www.kyw1060.com...]

174 Cannadian Club Akbar  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:22:57am

re: #172 RogueOne

If that's real, it's funny.

175 Spare O'Lake  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:23:13am
Malaysian Court Rules that Christians Have Right to Use the Word "Allah"
The court was ruling on a lawsuit filed by Malaysia's Roman Catholic Church in late 2007 after the government blocked non-Muslims from translating God as Allah in their literature.

Authorities have insisted that Allah is an Islamic word that should be used exclusively by Muslims to refer to God, and its use by other religions would be misleading.
[Link: www.jpost.com...]

"Misleading" as in when Islamofascists are quoted by non-Muslims as shreiking "Allahu Akhbar" before they murder the infidels?
///

176 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:23:16am

re: #172 RogueOne

Paid attention... don't get it.

177 RogueOne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:24:13am

re: #176 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Hey wood Ja blow me

178 Spare O'Lake  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:24:21am

re: #162 RogueOne

Morning!

I almost married the owners daughter just for the pizza. I miss her, well, I miss that pizza.

That's amore!

179 RogueOne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:25:15am

re: #178 Spare O'Lake

I got curious and made the mistake of GISing "pizza porn". 150,000 results. There are some twisted people out there.

180 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:25:40am

re: #177 RogueOne

Hey wood Ja blow me

Just got it. How the hell did that make the paper?

Funny as hell! Was that a big deal locally?

181 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:26:48am

re: #173 PhillyPretzel

I don't know. Check KYW1060. [Link: www.kyw1060.com...]

I miss marching in that parade. But, at the same time, I've seen how much the parade has changed since the 60's. Route, the bands have changed the way they outfit the bands (less marchers with headsets), they let large "props" on the street (rule use to be if a single person couldn't carry it into the performing area, you couldn't have it, you were a band, not a roving theatrical show) and so on...

Times change.

182 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:27:10am

re: #177 RogueOne

Think he knows Michael Hunt?

183 Cannadian Club Akbar  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:30:35am

re: #182 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Think he knows Michael Hunt?

Or Phil McCraken?

184 RogueOne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:31:57am

re: #180 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Just got it. How the hell did that make the paper?

Funny as hell! Was that a big deal locally?

No idea. The FARK thread says it's the 3rd time recently they've managed to get a name like that in the paper in Fargo.

The funniest part is people trying to figure out what "gene masseth" means. Someone posted a google search results full of people not getting the joke:
[Link: www.google.com...]

The pic must be real and it looks like it got spread around yesterday.

185 Spare O'Lake  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:32:01am

re: #167 Walter L. Newton

We got snow too. Well, it's been there for the last two months. Hasn't actually snowed any since the day before Christmas, and none expected for tonight, which is good, because I soon as I leave work at 5:30, I have to drive to Manitou Springs to do a magic show tonight at a wonderful bed and breakfast.

Actually I haven't booked myself doing magic in years, it's something that just came up and I decided to go for it.

If it feels good, maybe I'll make some effort to look for more bookings in the future.

Could you perhaps teach us how to make in-laws disappear?

186 Only The Lurker Knows  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:33:50am

re: #166 Cannadian Club Akbar

New writing job for True/Slant

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

187 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:33:52am

re: #185 Spare O'Lake

Could you perhaps teach us how to make in-laws disappear?

"Comments that advocate violence will be cause for immediate banning with no appeal."

188 Cannadian Club Akbar  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:34:15am

re: #184 RogueOne

I still don't get it.

189 littleugly  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:35:14am

re: #158 Cannadian Club Akbar

I flew a red eye from LA to Tampa. Window seat, fat guy next to me, dude in front of me reclined. I couldn't even reach my book bag under the seat in front of me. So, I climbed over the fat guy and the lady next to him and went and sat in the very back with the flight attendents and they served me drinks. Long ass 5 hours.

You just got profiled by half the members on this board.
My take.
Not fat, male(lady), young(lady,climbed),frequent traveler(books under seat in front), drinks(very young)
Could go on but the point is that we all profile and during these trying times I see no reason to do so for security purposes.

190 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:36:28am

re: #173 PhillyPretzel

I don't know. Check KYW1060. [Link: www.kyw1060.com...]

I saw a page with the current parade route. I noticed they don't go beyond the city hall area. The best part of the parade for me was going on past city hall and up Broad Street to the veterans hospital where we would do our routine for the last time for the patients.

Is the hospital gone or something, or why do they stop short of it now? Do you know?

191 RogueOne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:38:41am

re: #188 Cannadian Club Akbar

I still don't get it.

I don't think there is anything to get. I think it's his actual name and people are trying to figure out what it could mean. Heywood jablome is obviously a fake name but I think the other guy is actually name Gene.

192 PhillyPretzel  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:39:30am

re: #190 Walter L. Newton

The hospital might be gone. I have not been paying attention to the parade of late. I think the Mummers have a website but I do not know the address.

193 littleugly  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:39:37am

re: #189 littleugly

see no reason to NOT do so for security purposes.

edit= NOT

194 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:41:45am

re: #189 littleugly

You just got profiled by half the members on this board.
My take.
Not fat, male(lady), young(lady,climbed),frequent traveler(books under seat in front), drinks(very young)
Could go on but the point is that we all profile and during these trying times I see no reason to do so for security purposes.

Really. Well, I wouldn't mind someone with authority profiling, a professional who has been trained to profile and trained to take action. Granted, passengers can be a resource, but it would be nice if they weren't the first line of defense.

195 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:42:33am

re: #192 PhillyPretzel

The hospital might be gone. I have not been paying attention to the parade of late. I think the Mummers have a website but I do not know the address.

That's what I was trying to look for. I was wondering the same thing. Maybe it's not even there.

196 PhillyPretzel  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:44:55am

re: #195 Walter L. Newton

The only hospital that I know of in South Philly is St Agnes. They might be open. As I stated previously I am not paying too much attention to the parade.

197 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:47:44am

Mornin', all - what's new this fine new year's eve?

198 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:48:36am

re: #196 PhillyPretzel

The only hospital that I know of in South Philly is St Agnes. They might be open. As I stated previously I am not paying too much attention to the parade.

The veterans hospital was north on Broad Street, the parade route use to wrap around city hall and continue up Broad Street. The hospital was 10 or so blocks up from City Hall.

The judging and TV coverage area area us to be right there at City Hall.

199 Spare O'Lake  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:51:48am

re: #197 SasyMomaCat

Mornin', all - what's new this fine new year's eve?

Some breaking news at a hospital in Philadelphia./

200 PhillyPretzel  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:52:58am

re: #199 Spare O'Lake
Not that I know of.

201 PhillyPretzel  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:53:45am

re: #198 Walter L. Newton

Here is the website for the Mummers Museum.
www.mummersmuseum.com

202 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:55:02am

re: #201 PhillyPretzel

Here is the website for the Mummers Museum.
www.mummersmuseum.com

Thanks.

Out of here. To work. See you all on the flip side tomorrow afternoon. Keep safe, don't drive and drink, just drink.

203 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:55:15am

re: #199 Spare O'Lake

funny!

trying to play catch-up on the thread. Looks like that book-burning, KJV, Southern gospel music is of the devil guy is back for more entertainment value.

204 Cannadian Club Akbar  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:56:35am

[Link: news.yahoo.com...]

WASHINGTON – As the government reviews how an alleged terrorist was able to bring a bomb onto a U.S.-bound plane and try to blow it up on Christmas Day, the Transportation Security Administration is going after bloggers who wrote about a directive to increase security after the incident.

205 Semper Fi  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:57:46am

Good morning, Lizards
Still dark in LV and New Year Eve I'm sure is awaited with great anticipation by local and incoming revelers. Hwy 15 and the airport is probably very active. Hoping they have fun and keep it safe.

206 lurking faith  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 5:59:07am

re: #114 SanFranciscoZionist

Here I was, just skimming this thread over my morning coffee in utter blissful innocence (having been pretty much away from LGF for a couple of months due to real life), and you post THAT?!

How am I supposed to go about my normal day now?

Holy, Righteous Penis, Batman!

207 SteveMcG  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:04:20am

re: #182 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

I DO know a Micheal Hunt. Used to hate calling him because his company didn't have a automatic dial an extension thingie so I had to ask for him by name. After a couple years somebody changed the fax cover page from Mike to Michael.

208 Semper Fi  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:05:01am

re: #175 Spare O'Lake

"Misleading" as in when Islamofascists are quoted by non-Muslims as shreiking "Allahu Akhbar" before they murder the infidels?
///

Thanks for posting that. No, we wouldn't want to be misled now, would we?/

209 The Left  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:07:43am

Somali tried to board plane with chemicals, syringe

A man tried to board a commercial airliner in the Somali capital of Mogadishu last month with chemicals that authorities believe could have been used as an explosive device, an African Union official said Wednesday.

The suspect, Abdi Hassan Abdi, tried to board a Daallo Airlines flight with a plastic bag containing 600 grams of ammonium nitrate and half a liter of concentrated sulfuric acid in a plastic bottle, according to Wafula Waminyinyi, the deputy special representative for the African Union Mission for Somalia.

Waminyinyi said that Abdi also had approximately 5 milliliters of an unidentified liquid in a syringe that he tried to carry on board the flight, which was bound first for the northern Somali city of Hargeisa, then Djibouti, and then Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. He said that the African Union believes the chemicals could have caused an explosion.

The details bear resemblance to those from the Christmas Day attempt to blow up a Northwest flight from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Detroit, Michigan.

Disturbing.

210 SteveMcG  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:08:24am

re: #209 iceweasel

Mogadishu has an airport?

211 _RememberTonyC  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:10:56am

re: #210 SteveMcG

Mogadishu has an airport?

yep ... and they have a shitty baseball team too ...

[Link: pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com...]

212 SteveMcG  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:11:38am

re: #211 _RememberTonyC

Brutal, Juice.

213 CommonCents  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:11:52am

re: #204 Cannadian Club Akbar

[Link: news.yahoo.com...]

WASHINGTON – As the government reviews how an alleged terrorist was able to bring a bomb onto a U.S.-bound plane and try to blow it up on Christmas Day, the Transportation Security Administration is going after bloggers who wrote about a directive to increase security after the incident.

Why would TSA officials spend 3 hours at a travel bloggers home sharing security information that is not for public use? I'm not sure if that is the same as classified but it sure sounds like it to me. The TSA leakers should be fired and charged, imho.

214 Blueheron  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:12:38am

re: #163 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Just woke up... snow.

Well, shit.

I'm sunburned :))

Oh I am mean...............

215 _RememberTonyC  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:12:47am

re: #212 SteveMcG

Brutal, Juice.

brutal times call for brutal measures ...

216 CommonCents  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:14:22am

re: #209 iceweasel

"that authorities believe could have been used as an explosive device"

"a plastic bag containing 600 grams of ammonium nitrate and half a liter of concentrated sulfuric acid in a plastic bottle"

Anyone have any idea what these could be used for if not for an explosive device?

217 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:14:35am

re: #196 PhillyPretzel

The only hospital that I know of in South Philly is St Agnes.

Ain't it called St. Joey Bag of Donuts now?

218 Blueheron  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:15:02am

re: #167 Walter L. Newton

We got snow too. Well, it's been there for the last two months. Hasn't actually snowed any since the day before Christmas, and none expected for tonight, which is good, because I soon as I leave work at 5:30, I have to drive to Manitou Springs to do a magic show tonight at a wonderful bed and breakfast.

Actually I haven't booked myself doing magic in years, it's something that just came up and I decided to go for it.

If it feels good, maybe I'll make some effort to look for more bookings in the future.

My niece's husbandmakes a small fortune doing magic shows in New York. Bar mitzvahs are a big money pot for him.

219 CommonCents  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:15:13am

re: #211 _RememberTonyC

yep ... and they have a shitty baseball team too ...

[Link: pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com...]

With all due respect, I thought little Mog was Minneapolis, MN. Shouldn't the Twins be their baseball team?

220 _RememberTonyC  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:15:36am

re: #216 CommonCents

Anyone have any idea what these could be used for if not for an explosive device?

incense for allah?

221 SteveMcG  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:16:02am

re: #214 Blueheron

Mean my foot. I'm still a big kid. When I've seen enough snow, I'll groan when it's in the forecast. But I still get excited, and I hate to see it stopped. In Philadelphia, we don't get many real snowstorms. A lot has to go right to keep it from changing to rain. Just between you and me, when I retire, I'm going NORTH. Don't tell my wife, I'm hoping to surprise her.

222 The Left  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:16:11am

Hmmm. Remember when the Washington Times laid off all its editors and 40 percent or so of its staff, and claimed it wanted to focus on its online operation?

What a surprise, they were lying!
The End Of TheConservatives.Com? Wash Times Site Appears Dead

TheConservatives.com, the Washington Times Web project that was billed as an ambitious "multiplatform" venture to allow "the Joe the Plumbers of the world to speak up to major thinkers, like Newt Gingrich" appears to have gone silent.

The site, rolled out in September, is no longer loading. Its Facebook page stopped updated the morning of Dec 23, as did the site's Twitter feed ("House Blue Dog: We'll Cave on Health Care, Too #tcot #right").

223 _RememberTonyC  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:16:55am

re: #219 CommonCents

With all due respect, I thought little Mog was Minneapolis, MN. Shouldn't the Twins be their baseball team?

well yes ..... but i always thought of somalia as "Pirates Country."

224 charlz  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:17:06am

re: #206 lurking faith

Holy, Righteous Penis, Batman!

Reminds me of James Joyce's Ulysses when Stephen Daedalus questions whether Jesus' circumcised foreskin deserves veneration or adoration.

225 The Left  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:17:50am

re: #216 CommonCents

Anyone have any idea what these could be used for if not for an explosive device?

I think that wording 'believe could have been used for an explosive device' refers to whether the device would have been successful, not whether the guy intended to use it that way-- the latter seems beyond dispute. My reading, anyway.

226 CommonCents  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:18:11am

re: #223 _RememberTonyC

well yes ... but i always thought of somalia as "Pirates Country."

Good point, I missed the inuendo. It's still early, I'll wake up.

227 Semper Fi  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:18:11am

re: #216 CommonCents

Anyone have any idea what these could be used for if not for an explosive device?

Shoe-shine Kit?/////

228 SteveMcG  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:19:07am

re: #216 CommonCents

Flaming enemas?

229 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:20:41am

re: #225 iceweasel

Legal and political doublespeak confuses me.

Meaning? Legal and political doublespeak works.

230 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:21:10am

re: #186 Bubblehead II

New writing job for True/Slant

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

Glad to hear that Charles has another outlet for spreading anti-idiotarianism!

231 Spare O'Lake  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:21:20am

re: #216 CommonCents

Anyone have any idea what these could be used for if not for an explosive device?

Epic Mouthwash

232 _RememberTonyC  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:21:37am

re: #222 iceweasel

Hmmm. Remember when the Washington Times laid off all its editors and 40 percent or so of its staff, and claimed it wanted to focus on its online operation?

What a surprise, they were lying!
The End Of TheConservatives.Com? Wash Times Site Appears Dead

the economy has hurt Americans of all political persuasions ... and their businesses too.

233 lawhawk  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:22:47am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. We've got snow. Snow! And a messy commute on the way home tonite too. Here's the weather record for NYC (Central Park) on December 31 going back to the first ball drop in 1907.

It should make for an interesting ball drop in Times Square tonight. May everyone have a wonderful 2010 and hope that your 2010 is better than your 2009s.

234 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:23:07am

It's the last day of the Naughties!

235 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:23:56am

re: #233 lawhawk

Thanks. May there be an increase of "un-suck" for everyone.

236 RogueOne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:24:43am

re: #204 Cannadian Club Akbar

[Link: news.yahoo.com...]

WASHINGTON – As the government reviews how an alleged terrorist was able to bring a bomb onto a U.S.-bound plane and try to blow it up on Christmas Day, the Transportation Security Administration is going after bloggers who wrote about a directive to increase security after the incident.

Wired and BoingBoing had real nice write-ups about that story. I'm at a loss as to why the blogger cooperated at all with them. They should have been told to kiss his ass and come back when they get a warrant. One of the bloggers actually gave them his laptop!

237 RogueOne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:25:17am

re: #225 iceweasel

Hi Ice! Has the deed been done? You and Jimmah no longer living in sin?

238 The Left  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:25:19am

re: #232 _RememberTonyC

the economy has hurt Americans of all political persuasions ... and their businesses too.

Of course. Recall though that the WT is the former home of RSM, has been reported on by the SPLC since 2003 for its attempts to mainstream extremism and racism (such as links to VDARE) and is owned by the Rev Moon.

The financial trouble the WT is in seems linked to the Unification Church and specifically a power struggle between two of Moon's sons about who will take over. (I can go dig up the link if you want).

I feel bad for the people laid off, when they weren't themselves actual racists and bigots. The WT as a media entity though? I don't feel especially bad about it going under. (They lie, a lot.)

239 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:25:49am

re: #231 Spare O'Lake

maybe he had some teeny-tiny crops that needed to be fertilized?

240 SteveMcG  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:26:19am

re: #234 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

It's the last day of the Uh-oh's. Actually I guess that was back in January. A lot of people think the unofficial beginning of the 80's was when Reagen was inaugurated. I would guess that Desert Storm would be the beginning of the 90's.

241 _RememberTonyC  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:26:40am

A New Year's Thought ...

No matter how tough things get, you still have to be able to laugh. People who can find one reason each day to have a good laugh HAVE to have better mental health than those who don't.

242 Semper Fi  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:27:06am

re: #235 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Thanks. May there be an increase of "un-suck" for everyone.

Thanks, and here's a little Norwegian wish my step dad taught me:
"Here's hoping you live forever and I never die"

243 The Left  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:29:26am

re: #237 RogueOne

Hi Ice! Has the deed been done? You and Jimmah no longer living in sin?

Hey Rogue! Thanks for asking!
Yep, we sealed the deal legally last week!

This hasn't been a honeymoon though-- that's in the spring, we hope. We've been putting together stuff for the visa application process-- lots of legal crap to do.

On the plus side, yesterday we had our own private 'wedding'-- just the two of us and the vows we'd written.
Sadly, Jimmah flies back to Scotland tonight and we have to wait for the spousal visa for me to come through. :(

244 _RememberTonyC  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:29:55am

re: #238 iceweasel

Of course. Recall though that the WT is the former home of RSM, has been reported on by the SPLC since 2003 for its attempts to mainstream extremism and racism (such as links to VDARE) and is owned by the Rev Moon.

The financial trouble the WT is in seems linked to the Unification Church and specifically a power struggle between two of Moon's sons about who will take over. (I can go dig up the link if you want).

I feel bad for the people laid off, when they weren't themselves actual racists and bigots. The WT as a media entity though? I don't feel especially bad about it going under. (They lie, a lot.)

they have their share of dirtbags and their demise is not a cause for tears. the people and the marketplace tend to root out many bad actors (like this crew) without the need for government enforcement. We're still better than that.

245 _RememberTonyC  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:33:16am

Ice ... any more "kitty" porn on it's way?

:)

246 RogueOne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:33:35am

re: #243 iceweasel

Congrats to the both of you. What a good way to start off a new year.

247 Cannadian Club Akbar  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:33:54am

A guy in Tampa was arrested for selling crack. He was on the outer corner of a college campus. The school was Stetson Law School. Wonder if he'll find a lawyer.:)

248 Only The Lurker Knows  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:34:29am

re: #230 SasyMomaCat

Over there now reading some of the articles. Highly recommend it.

[Link: trueslant.com...]

249 Spare O'Lake  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:34:44am

re: #241 _RememberTonyC

A New Year's Thought ...

No matter how tough things get, you still have to be able to laugh. People who can find one reason each day to have a good laugh HAVE to have better mental health than those who don't.

If each of us can make five other people laugh then we can achieve a critical mass of drooling mirth.

250 Sharmuta  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:34:52am

re: #230 SasyMomaCat

Glad to hear that Charles has another outlet for spreading anti-idiotarianism!

And capitalism.

251 CommonCents  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:35:16am

re: #231 Spare O'Lake

Epic Mouthwash

Now that would be something to see. I recall shortly after 9/11, if you were carrying a liquid on a plane you had to consume it on the spot or pitch it. I wonder if this genius would attempt to drink the sulfuric acid?

252 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:35:43am

re: #248 Bubblehead II

Esp. with their new writer, I figure I'll be checking them out frequently . . .

253 _RememberTonyC  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:36:34am

re: #249 Spare O'Lake

If each of us can make five other people laugh then we can achieve a critical mass of drooling mirth.

I'll hook up some of that tonight around 11:45 ... red wine + rtc + good friends = laughs

254 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:36:48am

re: #251 CommonCents

That would be poetic justice

255 littleugly  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:38:08am

re: #194 Walter L. Newton

Walter, as far as I am concerned, a passenger should not even be considered as a line of defense against anything that might happen on a flight.
In fact, it should be discouraged, otherwise we stand to have a lot of cowboying.
In the event that unusual circumstances arise, rest assured that your fellow travelers are ready willing and able to act.

Ever been on a flight to South America and back?
The clapping you hear on landing is not because the Tigres won a soccer tournament, it is the appreciation for a successful flight.
Multiply that by the appropriate percent for us as targets and you have very aware travelers without the fanfare.
Don't work for the industry, just facts as I see them, long winded but friend, not foe.

256 Only The Lurker Knows  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:39:24am

This is just too good not to share.

Al Qaeda admits ‘dumb screw-ups’ on its side of airline plot

This piece should be on the Onion as well

257 _RememberTonyC  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:42:03am

I'm off to stimulate the local economy ... see y'all later.

258 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:42:22am
How many times have you noticed that it's the little quiet moments in the midst of life that seem to give the rest extra-special meaning? - The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember

My new year's wish for all of you is that 2010 will hold a multitude of little quite moments!

259 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:46:24am

did I kill it?

260 SteveMcG  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:47:15am

re: #259 SasyMomaCat

I don't know. I think I saw it move.

261 Spare O'Lake  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:48:56am

re: #259 SasyMomaCat

did I kill it?

Nah, it's a wonderful day in the neighbourhood.

262 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:49:57am

ah, good - would hate to have negligent thread homicide on my conscience

263 Spare O'Lake  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:50:06am

re: #251 CommonCents

Now that would be something to see. I recall shortly after 9/11, if you were carrying a liquid on a plane you had to consume it on the spot or pitch it. I wonder if this genius would attempt to drink the sulfuric acid?

Guaranteed to remove tartar stains.

264 RogueOne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:51:50am

Reasons Worst. Decade. Ever.

Equal opportunity bashing. Hilarious.

265 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:51:57am

re: #263 Spare O'Lake

temporary solution to halitosis?

266 Cannadian Club Akbar  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:54:50am

re: #264 RogueOne

Reasons Worst. Decade. Ever.

Equal opportunity bashing. Hilarious.

[Video]

Good stuff. Heh.

267 Cannadian Club Akbar  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:55:37am

bbl

268 The Left  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:56:25am

re: #245 _RememberTonyC

Ice ... any more "kitty" porn on it's way?

:)

Hee. We were just talking about that! time to make some more!
Here's the original for those who missed it:

Time to make coffee and wake Jimmah--

Happy New Year, Lizards! Hope you all have a wonderful one.

269 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 6:56:25am

re: #267 Cannadian Club Akbar

bye~

270 RogueOne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:00:17am

re: #268 iceweasel

Hee. We were just talking about that! time to make some more!
Here's the original for those who missed it:

[Video]

Time to make coffee and wake Jimmah--

Happy New Year, Lizards! Hope you all have a wonderful one.

Funny! When the video ends the additional videos include a xmas song by Slade. One of the very few 70's bands I really like that no one seems to have ever heard of.

271 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:05:33am

re: #207 SteveMcG

I worked for a Richard Long. No one called him "Dick".

272 Sharmuta  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:05:34am

9/11 Truthers Foiled by 12/25 Attack

By Michael Shermer

Hey 9/11 Truthers, CNN is reporting that al Qaeda just took credit for the Northwest Airlines terrorist attack:

“Be prepared to suffer because the killing is coming and we prepared you men who love death just as you love life and by God’s permission, we will come to you with more things that you have never seen before. Because, as you kill, you will be killed and tomorrow is coming soon. The martyrdom brother was able to reach his objective with the grace of God but due to a technical fault, the full explosion did not take place.”

—al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

Still think that al Qaeda did not orchestrate 9/11? Still think this is all an “inside job” by the Bush administration? Just who do you think Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab worked for? George Bush? Abdulmutallab’s own father ratted him out after he was radicalized by Muslim extremists—was that all part of the “inside job” as well? What was that sewn up in his underwear, the same superthermite that Bush operatives used to bring down the World Trade Center buildings with planted explosive devices?

Will someone from the 9/11 Truth camp please wake up and accept the fact that when al Qaeda takes credit for 9/11, says that they would do it again, and then tries, we should take them at their word.

273 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:06:13am

re: #264 RogueOne

My favorite line was, "Worst political decade since the 1990's." Great!

274 lawhawk  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:06:56am

For those in New York, the drain awaits. The state is out of money, and has more than a billion dollars in obligations coming due in the next few weeks with no money to cover for it.

And why is the state in this mess? Let me count the ways. How about putting forth a state budget that was $10.3 billion larger than last year despite a recession and Wall Street taking it on the chin (which is the single largest contributor to the state revenues). They increased spending by 8.3%, and now wonder why the state faces nothing but red ink as far as the eye can see?

Blame rests on Gov. Paterson for proposing a budget larger than last year, but special blame rests on the legislature, who saw Paterson's budget and demanded even more spending. They pushed billions in extra spending that the state had no money to cover, and now the state faces fiscal ruin.

Nice.

Welcome to 2010 New Yorkers. [deleted]

275 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:08:32am

More compassion from the left - DU posters on Rush Limbaugh's hospitalization:

[Link: www.democraticunderground.com...]

276 SteveMcG  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:09:29am

re: #274 lawhawk

PA seems to think that table gaming will solve everything.

277 SteveC  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:10:06am

re: #274 lawhawk

Welcome to 2010 New Yorkers. [deleted]

New York and California, perfect bookends! (NOT!)

278 lawhawk  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:13:54am

re: #276 SteveMcG

Yeah, and apparently it's also affecting NJ as AC casino revenues are down significantly, which is due to a combination of factors including higher taxes and fees, competition from NY, CT, and PA casinos/racinos/VLTs, and that AC isn't an international or national destination the way Vegas is despite the fact that it could be if the locals and state deemed it a priority.

279 irish rose  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:16:45am

Good morning lizards, last day of 2009.
I'm totally ready to leap into a new decade, how about you?

280 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:17:13am

Since Cato the Elder is in seclusion I guess I can toss out today's Sara Palin related link:

Washington Post's Ezra Klein on Sara Palin and the Media

281 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:17:52am

who's who of state budget deficits...

[Link: news.yahoo.com...]

282 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:18:50am

re: #279 irish rose

SO ready!

283 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:19:41am

re: #282 SasyMomaCat

SO ready!

Me too! I've had enough of this decade.

284 lawhawk  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:19:56am

re: #264 RogueOne

Sadly, there was no mention of Spitzer or McGreevey, and yet they were two of the biggest political stories (or political disasters) of the decade. McGreevey's apology in particular, was epic for its hilarity and ignored the real reason he needed to exit stage left; he wasn't merely resigning because he was a gay American, but because he tried to put his lover in a position he was wholly unqualified to fill - homeland security director for NJ.

285 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:21:03am

I finally got around to watching District 9 this week and enjoyed. A cool twist ending would be to find George Clinton on the mothership. :)

286 Only The Lurker Knows  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:21:15am

re: #283 Mad Al-Jaffee

Still have a little over 365 days left of it. The decade doesn't officially end until Dec 31 2010 at 23:59:59

287 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:21:49am

re: #286 Bubblehead II

Still have a little over 365 days left of it. The decade doesn't officially end until Dec 31 2010 at 23:59:59

OKay. I'm had enough of 2009!

288 RogueOne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:22:19am

re: #284 lawhawk

Yeah, that video could have gone on for a solid 10 minutes and barely scratched the surface of complete ludicrousness of our political class.

/I wasn't sure if "ludicrousness" was even a word but since it passed my spell check I'll assume they know better than I do.

289 Only The Lurker Knows  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:22:20am

re: #287 Mad Al-Jaffee

Works for me :-)

290 hal2010  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:22:26am

Hi Lizards!

Just a quick Happy New Year from Stockholm, a chilly minus 10 degrees with lots of snow.

Speaking of airports and air travel, check out the TSA blog, and compare that with Jeffrey Goldbergs 2008 report in the Atlantic on airport security

Thats all for today, Happy New Year!

291 Sheila Broflovski  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:23:34am

How about some reminisces of 10 years ago, when a bunch of folks thought the world was going to end at the stroke of midnight?

I knew it was BS when I got an email from a friend in Australia that morning, "Y2K is here, and everything still works!"

I did work on some very non-Y2K compliant software back in the '80's but have to assume it was upgraded, since Wyandotte is not a smoking crater.

292 RogueOne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:23:44am

re: #285 Mad Al-Jaffee

I finally got around to watching District 9 this week and enjoyed. A cool twist ending would be to find George Clinton on the mothership. :)

I just watched that. It was pretty good. I was surprised at the level of realism for a sci-fi alien flick.

293 CommonCents  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:24:37am

With the last regular season weekend quickly approaching I thought it important to share. A friend sent me this in an email and google search returned a couple of blogs that had it posted. I'm in no way endorsing the linked site....
Why NFL quarterbacks have short names

294 Sharmuta  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:24:58am

re: #286 Bubblehead II

Still have a little over 365 days left of it. The decade doesn't officially end until Dec 31 2010 at 23:59:59

My father and I once had a huge argument over when the new millennium started. He said 2000, and I said it was 2001 because there was no year zero. My father insisted, so I said you don't start counting with zero. We consulted the World Almanac and Book of Facts. It sided with me, but that still wasn't enough. The dispute was finally ended when Jerry Seinfeld agreed with me on nation television.

Thanks for the accuracy check.

295 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:26:11am

re: #292 RogueOne

I just watched that. It was pretty good. I was surprised at the level of realism for a sci-fi alien flick.

The aliens seriously freaked me out. I'm glad we don't really use the word "prawns" here much. Otherwise I might give up eating shrimp.

296 Sharmuta  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:27:28am
297 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:29:49am

re: #291 Alouette

How about some reminisces of 10 years ago, when a bunch of folks thought the world was going to end at the stroke of midnight?

I had a gig that night, a really good one in Charlottsville, VA. I remember watching the celebrations in one of our hotel room tvs. We were all expecting something catastrophic (or maybe for all of the lights to go out) to happen but nothing did.

298 jaunte  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:30:06am

Good morning all; last working day of the year for me, watching over the skeleton crew here at the office.

299 Semper Fi  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:31:27am

re: #294 Sharmuta

My father and I once had a huge argument over when the new millennium started. He said 2000, and I said it was 2001 because there was no year zero. My father insisted, so I said you don't start counting with zero. We consulted the World Almanac and Book of Facts. It sided with me, but that still wasn't enough. The dispute was finally ended when Jerry Seinfeld agreed with me on nation television.

Thanks for the accuracy check.

Upding for Seinfeld. Never saw even one on prime time but enjoy the reruns. No need for canned laughter on that show.

300 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:32:39am

re: #296 Sharmuta

Blue Moon tonight too

If I could access video sites from work, I would post the clip (if it's online) from Babe with the three little mice singing "Blue Moon."

301 littleugly  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:33:45am

re: #296 Sharmuta

Taking the lead and wishing all a prosperous and

HAPPY NEW YEAR

302 RogueOne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:33:49am

re: #295 Mad Al-Jaffee

The aliens seriously freaked me out. I'm glad we don't really use the word "prawns" here much. Otherwise I might give up eating shrimp.

It didn't have the feel of a big budget movie but those aliens looked great. Bet they taste like chicken.

303 SteveC  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:34:33am

re: #290 hal2010

Hi Lizards!

Just a quick Happy New Year from Stockholm, a chilly minus 10 degrees with lots of snow.

Speaking of airports and air travel, check out the TSA blog, and compare that with Jeffrey Goldbergs 2008 report in the Atlantic on airport security

Thats all for today, Happy New Year!

From Goldberg's article:

On another occasion, at LaGuardia, in New York, the transportation-security officer in charge of my secondary screening emptied my carry-on bag of nearly everything it contained, including a yellow, three-foot-by-four-foot Hezbollah flag, purchased at a Hezbollah gift shop in south Lebanon.

Say What?

"Calm down, kids! I know you're disappointed they didn't have a car swarm today, we'll go by the gift shop on our way out. I promise. Now stop yelling in my ear of I will go all Jihad on you!"

304 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:34:34am

re: #302 RogueOne

It didn't have the feel of a big budget movie but those aliens looked great. Bet they taste like chicken.

You would have to ask the Nigerians about that. :)

305 SixDegrees  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:35:46am

re: #294 Sharmuta

My father and I once had a huge argument over when the new millennium started. He said 2000, and I said it was 2001 because there was no year zero. My father insisted, so I said you don't start counting with zero. We consulted the World Almanac and Book of Facts. It sided with me, but that still wasn't enough. The dispute was finally ended when Jerry Seinfeld agreed with me on nation television.

Thanks for the accuracy check.

The absence of a zero year in or calendar system is a gigantic, annoying pain in the ass for those of us who have had to write calendrical software spanning what ought to be a mathematically smooth transition, but instead becomes a discontinuity.

Personally, I like to keep years that start with a particular decadic number together. This involves beginning the count with zero, but that's considered completely sensible, especially in computer circles. The downside is that the "first" decades AD and BC each only have nine years in them, but my attitude toward that is "tough." 'Cause in real life, it just doesn't matter, but when I refer to "the Twenties," in mean everything including the year 1920 (or 2020, when that occurs), not 1921 through 1930.

I'll defer discussion of the anomaly introduced by the switch from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar in October 1582 (which can be seen here if you select that month) with it's discarding of the fifth through the fourteenth of the month for another time.

306 Semper Fi  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:37:15am

re: #298 jaunte

Good morning all; last working day of the year for me, watching over the skeleton crew here at the office.

Good day to get some work done w/o all those interruptions as the skeleton crew may be focused on tonight.

307 Sheila Broflovski  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:37:57am

I have to put up my challah dough. bbiab

308 Sharmuta  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:38:05am

How nice!

I just sent an email to Zooborns with a tip about a new baby animal, and they emailed me back to let me know they're looking for better images from the zoo, but plan to run the story. I thought that was nice of them to send something along, and it was personalized as well- not a form letter. You can't find consideration like that on many sites these days.

309 jaunte  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:38:19am

re: #306 Semper Fi

It has been a very productive week without the usual interruptions!

310 Only The Lurker Knows  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:42:57am

re: #308 Sharmuta

Cool. Got a link so we can get a sneak preview?

311 Sharmuta  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:45:08am

re: #305 SixDegrees

Personally, I like to keep years that start with a particular decadic number together. This involves beginning the count with zero, but that's considered completely sensible, especially in computer circles. The downside is that the "first" decades AD and BC each only have nine years in them, but my attitude toward that is "tough." 'Cause in real life, it just doesn't matter, but when I refer to "the Twenties," in mean everything including the year 1920 (or 2020, when that occurs), not 1921 through 1930.

I think most of us do, including myself, and I doubt that will ever change. Most everyone celebrated the millennium in 2000, and arguing over technicalities is pointless.

312 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:45:14am

re: #310 Bubblehead II

Cool. Got a link so we can get a sneak preview?

Is it another Stinky Bastard?

313 Semper Fi  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:46:59am

re: #309 jaunte

It has been a very productive week without the usual interruptions!

May good fortune smile for you.

314 RogueOne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:47:01am

MSNBC just showed the snowball fight in S. City IA yesterday. My sis-n-law participated. No cops with drawn guns, cool.

315 lawhawk  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:47:08am

re: #303 SteveC

The Israeli security model differs from all others in that security comes first, and not as an afterthought which is the case for pretty much the rest of the world.

As for the Hizbullah flags, they're pretty easy to obtain in Lebanon, particularly in Shi'a dominated areas in the South. After all, where do you think they get the flags from?

316 sattv4u2  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:47:48am

re: #305 SixDegrees

when I refer to "the Twenties," in mean everything including the year 1920 (or 2020, when that occurs), not 1921 through 1930

Bingo,,, similarly, the 1700's were 1700-1799, not 1701-1800

317 Sharmuta  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:48:45am

re: #310 Bubblehead II

Cool. Got a link so we can get a sneak preview?

It's a Girl!

318 rurality  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:48:53am

re: #159 RogueOne

Can you divulge the whereabout of this pizza? I find it's kind of a pizza/bagel wasteland around here. The Ponyshoe is no replacement, gag.

319 CommonCents  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:53:28am

South Dakota woman drunker than a skunk with .708 BAC

Holy Cow!

320 Ojoe  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:54:21am

On the topic of this thread:

It would be better to fly by helium filled airship, because there would be a lot of room to move around.

Skin the airship with solar cells & there's a lot of the power to fly it too.

Happy (almost) new year to all.

321 irish rose  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:55:01am

Whatcha all doing for New Years' Eve?

Sweetie and I are going to a big rowdy party tonight that will probably turn into an all-nighter. After that, we're going to crash for the rest of the weekend and do absolutely nothing.

The holidays have been great this year, but we're both ready for some serious downtime.

322 SteveC  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:55:22am

re: #312 Mad Al-Jaffee

Is it another Stinky Bastard?

Good Grief! You could wait until I leave to start talking about me, ya know...! :)

///

323 Ojoe  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:56:32am

re: #321 irish rose

I am going to play the pipes & fire the carbide cannon at midnight.

324 Only The Lurker Knows  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:57:50am

re: #321 irish rose

Work. Have the 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. shift today. So no partying for me.

/I just love working a gaming floor crowded with drunks

325 Tiny Alien Kitties are Watching You  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:58:53am

re: #177 RogueOne

Hey wood Ja blow me

How about Bill O'reilly reading an email on the air from Jack Mehoffer?


326 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:59:08am

re: #321 irish rose

Got a gig (acoustic blues duo) here:

[Link: www.newyearsannapolis.org...]

It's great money and we'll be done by midnight.

I haven't slept very well in the last couple of days (especially last night.) It's an easy gig, but probably a rough night for me. I'm hoping to take off from work a little early, get a power nap and dinner before i go out.

327 Sharmuta  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 7:59:52am

re: #321 irish rose

Happy New Year, Rose!

328 Only The Lurker Knows  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:02:08am

bbiaw. Have to finish a Windows install for my next door neighbor.

329 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:03:48am

okay, maybe I'm slow (okay, honestly, there's no maybe to it), but I just read a previously unheard by me name for the recent would-be bomber - "Fruit of the Boom" bomber . . .

Found it amusing. Thought I would share.

Now back to your regularly scheduled whatevers . . . :)

330 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:07:27am

re: #323 Ojoe

I am going to play the pipes & fire the carbide cannon at midnight.

in bed?

331 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:08:07am

re: #329 SasyMomaCat

okay, maybe I'm slow (okay, honestly, there's no maybe to it), but I just read a previously unheard by me name for the recent would-be bomber - "Fruit of the Boom" bomber . . .

Found it amusing. Thought I would share.

Now back to your regularly scheduled whatevers . . . :)

I wonder if he's a fan of Captain Underpants?

332 Taqyia2Me  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:08:10am

[Link: online.wsj.com...]
"....Mr. Spitzer still doesn't want to live by the same rules he demands of everyone else."

A despicable man.

333 RogueOne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:11:03am

re: #318 rurality

Can you divulge the whereabout of this pizza? I find it's kind of a pizza/bagel wasteland around here. The Ponyshoe is no replacement, gag.

You in IL? They have a few different restaurants about an hour out of St. Louis.

334 Oh no...Sand People!  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:11:16am

HAHAHAHA!!

That post on "How to Get Banned from LGF" was classic.

Happy New Year (incoming)!

335 RogueOne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:11:46am

re: #318 rurality

Litchfield, Hillsborough area's

336 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:12:34am

re: #331 Mad Al-Jaffee

sounds like he could be. My son loves those books . . .

337 irish rose  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:12:34am

re: #327 Sharmuta

Happy New Year, Rose!

Right back atcha!
Got any plans?

338 Tiny Alien Kitties are Watching You  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:15:59am

Impressive New Years fireworks in Sydney.


339 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:16:31am

re: #331 Mad Al-Jaffee

LOL - I'm so oblivious. The title of the article is "Captain Underpants and the Illusion of Security," so that would be a yes.

340 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:17:35am

re: #336 SasyMomaCat

sounds like he could be. My son loves those books . . .

So does my nephew. I bet I would too, but I haven't read any yet.

341 irish rose  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:17:59am

re: #326 Mad Al-Jaffee

Looks like a great time.
Give Mr. Squarepants my regards!

342 Taqyia2Me  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:18:21am

re: #318 rurality

Can you divulge the whereabout of this pizza? I find it's kind of a pizza/bagel wasteland around here. The Ponyshoe is no replacement, gag.

Have you tried Fulgenzi's Trattoria in Chathamn, IL?

343 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:18:59am

re: #340 Mad Al-Jaffee

The bits and pieces I've seen/read are quite funny. They are constantly referring to things in the story in "book" terms. I.e., "remember what we said back on page 36?" (not an actual example, but close)

344 The Sanity Inspector  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:19:47am

re: #332 Taqyia2Me

[Link: online.wsj.com...]
"...Mr. Spitzer still doesn't want to live by the same rules he demands of everyone else."

A despicable man.

Is it the AG office or Spitzer himself, that's stonewalling? Who owns the emails, I guess is the question.

345 The Sanity Inspector  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:21:14am

re: #326 Mad Al-Jaffee

Got a gig (acoustic blues duo) here:

[Link: www.newyearsannapolis.org...]

It's great money and we'll be done by midnight.

I haven't slept very well in the last couple of days (especially last night.) It's an easy gig, but probably a rough night for me. I'm hoping to take off from work a little early, get a power nap and dinner before i go out.

Hope you bring the house down & get a loaded tip jar out of it.

346 Semper Fi  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:21:27am

re: #334 Oh no...Sand People!

HAHAHAHA!!

That post on "How to Get Banned from LGF" was classic.

Happy New Year (incoming)!

I've often wondered what happens at LGF Central when someone clicks the 'report' button.
Siren go off?
Horn, like a sub ready to dive?
Fireworks display on monitor?

Charles can be pretty fast..

347 Spare O'Lake  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:22:14am

Happy New Year to all.
Don't drink and drive.
Do drink.

348 Tiny Alien Kitties are Watching You  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:22:26am

re: #338 ausador

...and at Auckland New Zealand's Sky Tower.


349 soap_man  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:23:45am

re: #339 SasyMomaCat

LOL - I'm so oblivious. The title of the article is "Captain Underpants and the Illusion of Security," so that would be a yes.

My friend works at a hospital and I went to see him a few months back. The security guard stopped me and said I had to sign in. I asked him if he needed to see my I.D. and he said no. So, I could have signed in as Slappy McDuck and it would not have mattered.

I felt compelled to ask the guy what this accomplished. How would this stop me from blowing up the hospital or attacking someone? If I blew up the hospital, would it help the cops to know that they should be looking for Slappy McDuck? I didn't ask, of course, because it would probably just get me in trouble and interfere with me seeing my friend.

Illusion of security is right.

350 Taqyia2Me  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:24:13am

re: #344 The Sanity Inspector

Sounds to me like both are stonewalling.

351 The Sanity Inspector  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:24:25am

I've got a six hour drive tomorrow, so I'm going to turn in early. I will not, however, get any sleep, since I've given the tots permission to stay up with their nightowl mommy to see the New Year ball drop. When I'm in bed and exciting things happen, the bed at intervals turns into a tramboline.

352 irish rose  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:24:44am

All caught up on my reading, time to go.
Have a great evening folks... see you in 2010!

353 tradewind  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:24:48am

Remember the caveat: Wikipedia is NOT a reliable source. No matter how devoutly they may have wished it.....he's not dead, Jim....
ttp[Link: www.radaronline.com...]

354 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:25:27am

re: #343 SasyMomaCat

The bits and pieces I've seen/read are quite funny. They are constantly referring to things in the story in "book" terms. I.e., "remember what we said back on page 36?" (not an actual example, but close)

I was going to get my nephew some of them for his birthday this summer but I wasn't sure which ones he already had. Kind of wish I did so I could have read them.

355 tradewind  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:25:49am

Happy New Year to all lizards, and take care out there tonight.

356 tradewind  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:26:51am

re: #353 tradewind
Whoopsie... evidently that's a rotten site, please accept my ignorant apology. Anyway, you probably got the gist.

357 soap_man  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:26:55am

re: #339 SasyMomaCat

Sorry if that was a non sequitur. I just got here. :)

358 RogueOne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:26:56am

re: #353 tradewind

Remember the caveat: Wikipedia is NOT a reliable source. No matter how devoutly they may have wished it...he's not dead, Jim...
ttp[Link: www.radaronline.com...]

What's up with that link?

359 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:27:17am

re: #345 The Sanity Inspector

Hope you bring the house down & get a loaded tip jar out of it.

Thanks. I'm not sure if we can use a tip jar, but the pay is really good. I'll probably get a check instead of cash, which I actually prefer since I won't end up spending it as fast.

360 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:28:05am

re: #349 soap_man

many security endeavors are really just means to make us "feel" safer. It's sad.

361 tradewind  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:28:10am

re: #358 RogueOne
Blocked by LGF filter. One of the verboten sites, I suppose.... I didn't revisit to check.

362 Darth Vader Gargoyle  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:28:40am

re: #338 ausador

Impressive New Years fireworks in Sydney.

[Video]

Those Aussies are so stupid! New Years isn't for another 12.5 hours!!!
//

363 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:29:05am

re: #357 soap_man

not a problem - catching up is hard to do :)

364 tradewind  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:29:12am

re: #358 RogueOne
The story re the link was the Wiki folks reported Rush was dead. That's all...

365 lawhawk  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:32:22am

The Somali individual captured in November 2009 incident was freed by Somali court for "lack of intent", despite carrying materials similar to those of the NW Air Flight 253 bomber Mutallab.

We're only as safe as the least secure facilities... so despite upgraded security in some European cities, airport security remains a joke - as does homeland security in general...

366 The Sanity Inspector  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:32:24am

re: #361 tradewind

Blocked by LGF filter. One of the verboten sites, I suppose... I didn't revisit to check.

Nah, the url's malformed, is all. It's just a gossip site.

367 The Sanity Inspector  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:33:04am

re: #362 rwdflynavy

Those Aussies are so stupid! New Years isn't for another 12.5 hours!!!
//

That's why I never worry: no matter what happens, it's always tomorrow in Australia.

368 tradewind  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:33:40am

re: #366 The Sanity Inspector
Thanks, SI.... I wondered, but not enough to go back.

369 Tiny Alien Kitties are Watching You  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:33:54am

re: #364 tradewind

The story re the link was the Wiki folks reported Rush was dead. That's all...

Well you have to give wikipedia a break, pretty much anyone can edit, and apparently it was corrected after only about 15 minutes or so. Here is what it said though...

Rush Hudson Limbaugh III (pronounced /ˈlɪmbɔː/;born January 12, 1951, died December 30, 2009) is an American radio host and conservative political commentator. He is the host of The Rush Limbaugh Show, the highest-rated talk-radio program in the United States. It airs throughout the U.S. on Premiere Radio Networks.

R.I.P. Rushbo

/he is still in the hospital, so he isn't out of the woods yet.

370 tradewind  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:34:29am

re: #365 lawhawk
' Somalian Pirates We '.

371 tradewind  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:35:36am

re: #369 ausador

pretty much anyone can edit,

exactly my point. Even the MSM has quit citing it when the information needs to be accurate.

372 The Sanity Inspector  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:35:44am

re: #346 Semper Fi

I've often wondered what happens at LGF Central when someone clicks the 'report' button.
Siren go off?
Horn, like a sub ready to dive?
Fireworks display on monitor?

Charles can be pretty fast..

He's not alone.

373 tradewind  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:37:01am

re: #346 Semper Fi
They don't call 'em Monitor Lizards for nothing.///

374 SteveC  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:39:47am

re: #349 soap_man

Illusion of security is right.

When I was in college there was a hospital across the street from our campus. The student lounge (where all the vending machines were) closed at 10 pm, so often someone would walk across the street, through the ER entrance, down a couple of hallways to their 24 hour snack bar and get some food.

Then one day a patient was raped, and the perp came in the ER door. So security was enhanced. After that, the guard would ask what we were doing there, and "We're from the college hoping to go to the snack bar." was an acceptable answer.

375 The Sanity Inspector  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:40:50am
"There was some tremendous talent lost," a former intelligence official told the Wall Street Journal, adding that if it turns out all eight deaths were CIA officers, it would be the equivalent of "Pearl Harbor for the agency."

[Link: www.nypost.com...]

376 RogueOne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:44:18am

re: #364 tradewind

The story re the link was the Wiki folks reported Rush was dead. That's all...

I got to the link by taking out the lgf portion. what a screw up on wiki's part. I've never seen the filter work. I wonder why it would hang up on Radaronline?

377 tradewind  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:46:16am

re: #376 RogueOne
I've seen it at work when someone uses it, but never seen it autofilter like that. Not a bad idea, saves time and hassle.

378 Semper Fi  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:46:29am

re: #372 The Sanity Inspector

He's not alone.

Yes, I thought as much. Focusing on the monitor can be stressful. They're doing a great job.

379 tradewind  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:47:10am

Later ya'll. Steer clear of the overindulgers behind the wheels, and have fun!

380 Semper Fi  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:47:28am

re: #373 tradewind

They don't call 'em Monitor Lizards for nothing.///

Very good. Wish I thought of that.

381 rurality  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:47:30am

re: #333 RogueOne

re: #342 Taqyia2Me

Chatham is closer, a town swallowed up by Springfield, but occasionally get to the Litchfield area and might make more of an effort if there is GOOD pizza in the offing. Name of place? Thanks.

383 tradewind  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:50:01am

re: #380 Semper Fi
The phrase occurred to me, but I know it must have been used by others first.

384 The Sanity Inspector  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:50:11am

re: #378 Semper Fi

Yes, I thought as much. Focusing on the monitor can be stressful. They're doing a great job.

Sometimes they get crossed up, which is funny sometimes. The other day someone posted a comment. Charles updinged it, which he seldom does. And minutes later it was deleted.

385 RogueOne  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:50:38am

re: #381 rurality

re: #342 Taqyia2Me

Chatham is closer, a town swallowed up by Springfield, but occasionally get to the Litchfield area and might make more of an effort if there is GOOD pizza in the offing. Name of place? Thanks.

Pizza Man! There used to be one in springfield but it looks like they've scaled back.

386 Pawn of the Oppressor  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:50:46am

re: #321 irish rose

Whatcha all doing for New Years' Eve?

Sweetie and I are going to a big rowdy party tonight that will probably turn into an all-nighter. After that, we're going to crash for the rest of the weekend and do absolutely nothing.

The holidays have been great this year, but we're both ready for some serious downtime.

Short answer: Nothing.

Longer answer: Nothing at all. I hate New Year's. It's a pointless, depressing social holiday that I've never once been able to participate in, for numerous reasons (usually financial).

I'm probably going to screw around on the internet until 10 or so and then go to bed.

/merry freaking holiday

387 Killgore Trout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:51:03am

re: #382 The Sanity Inspector

They should have hacked it and complained about him not allowing his old stuff to be posted on youtube. I love the guy but I get frustrated with artists who protect their stuff too much.

388 The Sanity Inspector  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:51:50am

The suits wish only the best to Tiger Woods and his family, but....

[Link: abcnews.go.com...]

389 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:51:51am

re: #385 RogueOne

I saw that, after the fact. Missed the comment but saw that someone commented on Charles' upding and the subsequent deletion . . . was funny in an ironic sort of way.

390 soap_man  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:52:28am

re: #372 The Sanity Inspector

He's not alone.

That's why I laugh when I see some flouncer or someone on another site talk about how "obsessive" Charles must be read every comment and be able to delete so quickly.

I always figured he wasn't the only one with the authority to delete comments and may get a little assistance from long-time, trustworthy lizards in some site management issues.

391 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:53:57am

re: #390 soap_man

It's also funny to see how certain some are that no one is watching in the overnight threads from time to time.

392 Taqyia2Me  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:54:20am

re: #381 rurality

re: #342 Taqyia2Me

Chatham is closer, a town swallowed up by Springfield, but occasionally get to the Litchfield area and might make more of an effort if there is GOOD pizza in the offing. Name of place? Thanks.

My brother-in-law and I both go to the Chathamn joint on our birthdays, it's on Mulberry St just southwest of the town square.
In Spfd, have you tried Saputo's at 7th and Monroe? They're known for their lasagna, but their pizza is very good, imho.
Would not hurt to also try Joe's Pizza on W Jefferson St or The Pizzeria at 15th and Ash or Lake Pointe Grill on Toronto Rd...

393 drcordell  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:54:49am

Can't wait to get out of my office to start the celebrations. New Year's Eve is definitely the worst clusterf*ck night of the year in NYC, so I'm laying low with my friends. On the menu for tonight, various cheeses and bellota pata negra ham. Followed by handmade chicken liver and ricotta ravioli, as well as goat cheese and mascarpone ravioli with scallions and toasted pignoli, topped with a roasted black olive butter sauce. For dessert, a fresh cantaloupe sherbet, and assorted chocolate dipped cookies I made last night.

394 drcordell  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:55:09am

re: #393 drcordell

Can't wait to get out of my office to start the celebrations. New Year's Eve is definitely the worst clusterf*ck night of the year in NYC, so I'm laying low with my friends. On the menu for tonight, various cheeses and bellota pata negra ham. Followed by handmade chicken liver and ricotta ravioli, as well as goat cheese and mascarpone ravioli with scallions and toasted pignoli, topped with a roasted black olive butter sauce. For dessert, a fresh cantaloupe sherbet, and assorted chocolate dipped cookies I made last night.

And a few hundred dollars worth of bubbles naturally...

395 Taqyia2Me  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:55:34am

re: #385 RogueOne

Pizza Man! There used to be one in springfield but it looks like they've scaled back.

Thanks, I'll hafta try them!

396 Killgore Trout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:55:45am

U.S. Jobless Claims Drop to Lowest Level Since 2008 (Update2)

Companies are retaining staff as sales improve and production picks up. Gains in consumer spending, which accounts for 70 percent of the economy, may encourage more hiring in coming months, helping to bolster the rebound from the worst recession since the 1930s.

“It’s boding well for outright job growth,” said Stephen Gallagher, chief U.S. economist at Societe Generale in New York, who forecast claims would drop to 430,000. “It seems that some of the layoffs that took place in the early part of the year were excessive.”

397 Semper Fi  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:56:04am

re: #383 tradewind

The phrase occurred to me, but I know it must have been used by others first.

First time for me.

398 The Sanity Inspector  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:56:18am

re: #387 Killgore Trout

They should have hacked it and complained about him not allowing his old stuff to be posted on youtube. I love the guy but I get frustrated with artists who protect their stuff too much.

You're right. I was just about to post that smokin' clip from The Last Waltz, of Van performing "Caravan". But poof, it's gone!

399 MrSilverDragon  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:56:32am

Good almost afternoon, everyone.

Observation for the morning... approximately 90% of the people in the DC Metro area do not know that a big red hand on a crosswalk sign means "don't walk", but they do understand when I yell out the window of my car, "I have no problems running you over if you cross against the light."

(note: I wouldn't actually do that, but it makes me feel better saying it.)

400 soap_man  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:56:46am

re: #386 Pawn of the Oppressor

I hate New Year's.

Me too. Going out to the bars is just an invitation to get gouged. You go to a bar that never charges a cover and always has $4 beer on tap, and suddenly you are charged $25 to get in and the beer is $6. All so we can count from 10 to 1.

I try to just go to parties. Unfortunately, as I get older, they are getting more rare.

401 Killgore Trout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:57:12am

re: #393 drcordell

Damn, that sounds nice!

402 SasyMomaCat  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:57:39am

bbl

403 Semper Fi  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:57:41am

re: #384 The Sanity Inspector

Sometimes they get crossed up, which is funny sometimes. The other day someone posted a comment. Charles updinged it, which he seldom does. And minutes later it was deleted.

Yes, I remember. Things happen, huh?

404 The Sanity Inspector  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:58:15am

re: #393 drcordell

Can't wait to get out of my office to start the celebrations. New Year's Eve is definitely the worst clusterf*ck night of the year in NYC, so I'm laying low with my friends. On the menu for tonight, various cheeses and bellota pata negra ham. Followed by handmade chicken liver and ricotta ravioli, as well as goat cheese and mascarpone ravioli with scallions and toasted pignoli, topped with a roasted black olive butter sauce. For dessert, a fresh cantaloupe sherbet, and assorted chocolate dipped cookies I made last night.

That's not your stomach rumbling, it's your arteries whimpering.

405 drcordell  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:58:19am

re: #401 Killgore Trout

Damn, that sounds nice!

Now if only I could get out of my office to start making the pasta...

406 Killgore Trout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 8:59:11am

re: #398 The Sanity Inspector

Last I checked you couldn't even find a decent copy of Into the Mystic on youtube. Forget about finding something like Cleaning Windows. I guess he has the right to keep that stuff off the net but I don't think it does him any good.

407 lgffan  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:00:01am

re: #393 drcordell

Can I stop drooling now?

408 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:00:10am

re: #399 MrSilverDragon

Good almost afternoon, everyone.

Observation for the morning... approximately 90% of the people in the DC Metro area do not know that a big red hand on a crosswalk sign means "don't walk", but they do understand when I yell out the window of my car, "I have no problems running you over if you cross against the light."

(note: I wouldn't actually do that, but it makes me feel better saying it.)

I know what you mean. I saw a guy almost get hit by a cab (who had the right of way) and yell at the driver right by Union Station. I told the guy the cab driver had right of way and he said something like "No, pedestrians always do, bro!" A guy walking near me said to me "Wait til he gets his ass run over!"

409 drcordell  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:00:12am

re: #404 The Sanity Inspector

That's not your stomach rumbling, it's your arteries whimpering.

Yeah, I'm not really a low-cal sort of guy. I was actually going to do a duck confit ravioli instead of the mascarpone/goat cheese, but it didn't work out. Couldn't find fresh duck legs anywhere, and I just didn't have the time to confit them either. Next year I suppose...

410 What, me worry?  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:00:25am

re: #393 drcordell

May your new year be blessed with more updings than downdings :)

411 The Sanity Inspector  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:00:30am

re: #406 Killgore Trout

Last I checked you couldn't even find a decent copy of Into the Mystic on youtube. Forget about finding something like Cleaning Windows. I guess he has the right to keep that stuff off the net but I don't think it does him any good.

There are some enthusiastic fan covers of a lot of his songs, if you go for those.

412 Killgore Trout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:00:40am

re: #405 drcordell

Homemade real pasta is right up there with fresh bread, accept no substitutes!

413 drcordell  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:01:05am

re: #410 marjoriemoon

May your new year be blessed with more updings than downdings :)

Maybe I should just stick to off-topic foodie rants and I'd have better luck!

414 Killgore Trout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:01:26am

re: #411 The Sanity Inspector

Nah, they stink. Nobody has his voice.

415 lgffan  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:01:56am

re: #406 Killgore Trout
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH_tAsE_NP8">Your text to link...

416 Semper Fi  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:02:10am

re: #393 drcordell

Can't wait to get out of my office to start the celebrations. New Year's Eve is definitely the worst clusterf*ck night of the year in NYC, so I'm laying low with my friends. On the menu for tonight, various cheeses and bellota pata negra ham. Followed by handmade chicken liver and ricotta ravioli, as well as goat cheese and mascarpone ravioli with scallions and toasted pignoli, topped with a roasted black olive butter sauce. For dessert, a fresh cantaloupe sherbet, and assorted chocolate dipped cookies I made last night.

Outstanding selections

417 drcordell  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:02:13am

re: #412 Killgore Trout

Homemade real pasta is right up there with fresh bread, accept no substitutes!

Now that I have an electric rolling machine (the kitchenaid stand mixer attachment) it's sooooo much easier to make. Although every corner of my apartment inevitably becomes dusted with flour.

418 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:02:28am

re: #400 soap_man

Me too. Going out to the bars is just an invitation to get gouged. You go to a bar that never charges a cover and always has $4 beer on tap, and suddenly you are charged $25 to get in and the beer is $6. All so we can count from 10 to 1.

I try to just go to parties. Unfortunately, as I get older, they are getting more rare.

Last year some friends of mine had a dinner party. They cooked Thai food and had plenty of good wine and other drinks. Plenty of room in their house to crash, so no driving home to worry about.

After dinner we played Trivial Pursuit. Do we know how to party, or what?!

419 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:03:08am

re: #406 Killgore Trout

Last I checked you couldn't even find a decent copy of Into the Mystic on youtube. Forget about finding something like Cleaning Windows. I guess he has the right to keep that stuff off the net but I don't think it does him any good.

The Wallflowers.


420 The Sanity Inspector  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:03:24am

re: #410 marjoriemoon

May your new year be blessed with more updings than downdings :)

Okay, good idea! For a New Year's present, let's go through the thread and upding all his posts. Get him into positive territory for a fresh start.

421 Killgore Trout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:03:34am

WorldNetDaily Wants Us to Know How Many People Hate It


Chelsea Schilling has published the best WorldNetDaily article in my recent memory, an expose of the many, many, many names that WND Editor-in-Chief Joseph Farah has been called on Wikipedia. To wit:

Wikipedia’s profile page for Farah has dubbed him “homophobic,” a “conspiracy theorist,” “white supremacist,” a “proud member of the Ku Klux Klan,” a “religious nutcase” and “a pioneer in the political uses of psychedelics.”

“He also enjoys chowing down on babies once in a while,” stated one Aug. 7, 2008, entry.

422 drcordell  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:03:41am

re: #416 Semper Fi

Outstanding selections

Thanks!

423 lgffan  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:03:56am

re: #419 MandyManners

How did you do that?

424 The Sanity Inspector  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:04:08am

re: #414 Killgore Trout

Nah, they stink. Nobody has his voice.

Well, I did say "enthusiastic", not "talented." ;)

425 SteveC  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:05:00am

The Conspiracy deepens!

Nice catch by Andrea Nill — Queen’s Medical Center, where Rush Limbaugh is being treated after experiencing chest pains yesterday, happens to be a crucial location in the birther mythos. A UPI article mistakenly identified that hospital, not the Kapi’olani Medical Center, as the birthplace of Barack Obama. And even though the article was corrected, the “no one can say where Obama was born” myth has persisted.

This is an outrageous outrage that surely means something about something to someone - if it didn't it wouldn't be so outrageous!

/// /// /// /// --- ... ---

426 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:05:03am

re: #423 lgffan

How did you do that?

I searched for "the mystic youtube".

427 The Sanity Inspector  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:05:08am

Lunch, l8r

428 MrSilverDragon  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:05:34am

re: #421 Killgore Trout

429 lgffan  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:05:57am

re: #426 MandyManners

I meant create the link. But thanks!

430 drcordell  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:06:20am

Unfortunately I don't think my chocolate dipped cookies set up too well. I attempted to temper the chocolate, but I don't think I was successful. Think I heated it back up too much after dropping it down to 80 degrees. Anyone here have any chocolatier wisdom to share?

431 Killgore Trout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:06:26am

re: #417 drcordell

Heh, I don't mind my hand crank pasta maker but I guess you're making large batches then the kitchen aid attachment could come in handy.

432 drcordell  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:07:07am

re: #431 Killgore Trout

Heh, I don't mind my hand crank pasta maker but I guess you're making large batches then the kitchen aid attachment could come in handy.

As an American I appreciate any and all ways to avoid physical labor whenever possible. Hahaha

433 drcordell  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:07:22am

bbl, lunch.

434 lgffan  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:08:07am

Warren Haynes on YouTube

It's getting embarrassing trying to do the linkage --- he said sheepishly.

435 MrSilverDragon  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:08:12am

re: #428 MrSilverDragon

Well... that last post of mine failed miserably due to a pebkac error, lets try again...

re: #421 Killgore Trout

“He also enjoys chowing down on babies once in a while,” stated one Aug. 7, 2008, entry.

Well, they're most tender at that age...

///

436 Cathypop  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:08:20am

re: #432 drcordell

As an American I appreciate any and all ways to avoid physical labor whenever possible. Hahaha


Do you have other kitchen aid attachments? Just curious how well they work. Thinking about getting the attachment for icecream

437 Semper Fi  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:08:38am

re: #409 drcordell

Yeah, I'm not really a low-cal sort of guy. I was actually going to do a duck confit ravioli instead of the mascarpone/goat cheese, but it didn't work out. Couldn't find fresh duck legs anywhere, and I just didn't have the time to confit them either. Next year I suppose...

Forget about your karma. Move laptop to kitchen and you'll soon be 'green'.

438 wiffersnapper  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:08:51am

All this storytelling about your plane trip is making me nervous for when I fly back to IN next week. TSA I can deal with, a screaming baby I can deal with, even a fat guy I can deal with. But a chair that doesn't recline? That's a nightmare!

439 Tiny Alien Kitties are Watching You  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:09:09am

re: #429 lgffan

I meant create the link. But thanks!

Just paste the regular URL link, not the "embed" link in your post on it's own line and the site software takes care of the rest.

440 rurality  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:09:50am

re: #385 RogueOne

re: #392 Taqyia2Me

Thanks. Food for thought/drive in the new year.

441 What, me worry?  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:10:21am

re: #430 drcordell

Unfortunately I don't think my chocolate dipped cookies set up too well. I attempted to temper the chocolate, but I don't think I was successful. Think I heated it back up too much after dropping it down to 80 degrees. Anyone here have any chocolatier wisdom to share?

I don't have chololatier wisdom share, unfortunately. I was almost choked by a Mallomar the other day and I'm still planning my revenge.

OTOH, I have a most tasty seasonal drink that I give to all my friends.

Evans Williams Egg Nog

RUN to your nearest liquor store and grab up this bad boy. You won't regret it.

442 jayzee  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:11:38am

re: #365 lawhawk

The Somali individual captured in November 2009 incident was freed by Somali court for "lack of intent", despite carrying materials similar to those of the NW Air Flight 253 bomber Mutallab.

We're only as safe as the least secure facilities... so despite upgraded security in some European cities, airport security remains a joke - as does homeland security in general...

And the Republicans are screaming that full body scans for everyone is an invasion of privacy while the left is saying it is the only thing we can do and both are missing the point. Technology will not stop these guys. We need to profile (based on a host of factors) and get our intelligence together ASAP. Reliance on technology and process will only result in failure.

443 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:12:54am

re: #429 lgffan

I meant create the link. But thanks!

Oh. I typed "The Wallflowers" and then I went back to the video and highlighted the URL and hit CTRL-C. Then, I came back here and highlighted "The Wallflowers" and then clicked on the "link" feature. When the box opened, I put my cursor in it and hit CTRL-V and then clicked "OK." Then, I dropped down and hit CTRL-V to deposit another link.

444 Killgore Trout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:14:45am

re: #435 MrSilverDragon

Tastes like veal.

445 lgffan  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:14:52am

re: #443 MandyManners

Thank you Mandy. As long time lurker, but newly minted member around here, I will eventually catch on with the amazing technology.

I appreciate the help.

446 Killgore Trout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:15:21am

re: #445 lgffan

Thank you Mandy. As long time lurker, but newly minted member around here, I will eventually catch on with the amazing technology.

I appreciate the help.

Welcome.

447 rurality  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:16:01am

re: #417 drcordell

I love my kitchen aid attachment, but it took me a while to find a pasta recipe that really did it justice, Mario Batali. The recipe that comes with attachment, not so hot.

448 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:17:34am

re: #445 lgffan

Thank you Mandy. As long time lurker, but newly minted member around here, I will eventually catch on with the amazing technology.

I appreciate the help.

You're welcome.

449 lawhawk  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:18:20am

re: #393 drcordell

Sounds delicious. I'm with you on staying home and having friends and family over for dinner. We're doing various crudite, followed by chicken in a soy ginger sauce, duck in orange sauce, sweet potato fritters, and string beans in a citrus marinade.

For dessert, Mrs. Lawhawk baked madeleine cookies, a chocolate chip cake, chocolate chip biscoti, and made chocolate truffles.

450 lawhawk  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:21:52am

re: #430 drcordell

Mrs. Lawhawk does the pastries, so I'm not privy to the chocolate wisdom although she usually does it in a microwave. However, here's a good guide.

451 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:22:03am

Burn Notice marathon on USA. Gotta' find my drool bucket.

452 rurality  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:22:13am

re: #448 MandyManners

Thanks from here, too. I just transcribed your instructions and am going to give it a try. You all are such link wizards, I have been reluctant to show my ignorance.

453 What, me worry?  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:22:45am

re: #449 lawhawk

Sounds delicious. I'm with you on staying home and having friends and family over for dinner. We're doing various crudite, followed by chicken in a soy ginger sauce, duck in orange sauce, sweet potato fritters, and string beans in a citrus marinade.

For dessert, Mrs. Lawhawk baked madeleine cookies, a chocolate chip cake, chocolate chip biscoti, and made chocolate truffles.

OMG you guys know how to party! Yummy.

What's a madeleine cookie?

Mr. Moon has to work. Liquor business. Doesn't that suck?

454 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:22:59am

re: #452 rurality

Thanks from here, too. I just transcribed your instructions and am going to give it a try. You all are such link wizards, I have been reluctant to show my ignorance.

I was ignorant once, too.

455 lgffan  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:23:21am

re: #452 rurality

I excel in that particular area --- but that is how I learn new stuff!

456 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:23:37am

re: #454 MandyManners

I was ignorant once, too.

in bed?

457 Darth Vader Gargoyle  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:23:47am

My family is hanging at the casa tonight. A great night not to be on the road!

Getting a Chick-f-la chicken nugget tray in honor of the Virginia Tech Hokies playing in the Chick-f-la bowl! Got some bubbly, my kegerator full of home brew and some commercial kegs, think we'll struggle through!

Oh yeah, working on some lasagna for dinner. I didn't make the pasta though, is that wrong?
//

458 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:23:59am

re: #456 Mad Al-Jaffee

*blush*

459 Kragar  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:24:51am

Have a busy day of me alone in the office, with no one else around and nothing on the schedule and a copy of District 9

460 Daniel Ballard  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:25:04am

re: #454 MandyManners

Only once?
You got me beat. :)

Nappy New Year all...

461 Killgore Trout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:25:09am
462 SteveC  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:25:17am

re: #450 lawhawk

Mrs. Lawhawk does the pastries, so I'm not privy to the chocolate wisdom although she usually does it in a microwave. However, here's a good guide.

Just remember to take care of your heart!

Pump, pump, pumps your blood!

The right atrium’s where the process begins, where the C02 blood enters the heart.

Through the tricuspid valve, to the right ventricle, the pulmonary artery, and lungs.

Once inside the lungs, it dumps its carbon dioxide and picks up its oxygen supply.

Then it’s back to the heart through the pulmonary vein, through the atrium and left ventricle.

Pump, pump, pumps your blood!
Pump, pump, pumps your blood!

The aortic valves, where the blood leaves the heart, then it's channeled to the rest of the bod.

The arteries, arterioles, and capillaries too bring the oxygenated blood to the cells. The tissues and the cells trade off waste and C02, which is carried through the venules and the veins

Through the larger vena cava to the atrium and lungs, and we're back to where we started in the heart.

Pump, pump, pumps your blood!

-Anson Williams (Potsie) Happy Days

463 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:25:26am

Hopping John.

1 large onion, chopped
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 or so Tbs. butter
2-16 oz. cans of black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 C. uncooked regular rice
1 tsp. salt
1/2-1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

Saute onion and garlic in butter until the former is tender.
Stir in peas, broth, rice, salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper flakes.
Bring it to a boil then cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Serve with extra red pepper if desired.

464 MrSilverDragon  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:26:16am

As to the discussion of tonight's entertainment... tonight is just home and snuggles w/ the wife, and perhaps a silly movie or video games. No driving anywhere, no large crowds, just with the one I love. She did say she wanted some practice on the drums for Rock Band... I'm perfectly ok with that!

465 SteveC  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:26:50am

re: #457 rwdflynavy

Oh yeah, working on some lasagna for dinner. I didn't make the pasta though, is that wrong?
//

We didn't make the pasta... we keep it turning but it is always burning!
- Billy Joel, We didn't make the Pasta

466 lawhawk  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:27:16am

re: #453 marjoriemoon

They are cookies that have a cake like consistency. I first had them in Paris (at Fauchon), and Mrs. Lawhawk started making them when we got back. They're light and fluffy and quite tasty.

dr. cordell: another tempering guide.

467 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:27:40am

re: #463 MandyManners

Serve with a pork loin roast rubbed with this.

1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. fennel seed, crushed
1/2 tsp. thyme
2 tsp. black pepper
1 Tbs. paprika
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional if you don't like hot stuff)
1/2 tsp. salt

Mix it all together. Wash and dry your pork and then lightly oil it. Sprinkle 1-2 Tbs. of mixture onto it and let it stand in the fridge for at least an hour.

You can also use this on beef roasts.

468 ArchangelMichael  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:27:52am

Happy New Year Lizards.

Long day ahead of me for celebrating the end of a craptabulous year and decade so I'll probably be scarce for a couple of days.

469 MrSilverDragon  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:28:05am

re: #459 Kragar (proud to be kafir)

Have a busy day of me alone in the office, with no one else around and nothing on the schedule and a copy of District 9

I loved that movie.

Absolutely loved it!

I was so happy to see it on the big screen. I was like a four year old who was given free run of a candy store.

470 Kragar  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:28:09am

Wife and I ordered a large sushi platter, going to relax at home tonight and play some Wii. My brother got me Madworld and House of the Dead, so going to try those out tonight.

471 _RememberTonyC  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:28:14am

I know that some of you are Victor Davis Hanson fans. He happens to be one of my two favorite conservative voices in the media. This column is about G. W. Bush and he makes a number of points that are amazingly insightful.

[Link: www.victorhanson.com...]

It's worth 3-5 minutes of your time to read it.

472 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:29:00am

Serve with cabbage cooked with ham hocks and cucumber slaw and corn bread.

473 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:29:58am

Oh, that's for New Year's Day. For good luck and prosperity.

474 lgffan  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:29:59am

re: #466 lawhawk

Do you have the Fauchon macaroon recipe? They are yummy cookies. Do share sil vous plait

475 Killgore Trout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:34:00am

Ed Morrisey declares Tea Party activists the "person of the year"....

The Person of the Year was the Tea Party Activist. No one had a greater, obvious, and unexpected impact on the world than the perhaps-millions of people who suddenly rediscovered citizen activism and accountability from elected officials. Not only did they turn out for barely-organized protests around the country in April and July, they showed up at rallies at ad-hoc events, and they flooded town-hall meetings. Their advent frightened the powerful so much that some refused to show their faces in public (Uh, maybe that was because of the death threats - ed) in a season when fund-raising and handshaking are as traditional as pennant races in baseball.


Lol. I don't care how you feel about the Tea Parties, they accomplished nothing aside from making conservatives look like lunatics.

476 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:34:38am

re: #393 drcordell

My brother has been making ravioli for the last few holidays. He took a combo of raviolis to a Thanksgiving dinner (pumpkin, wild mushroom, and cheese). For Christmas he made crab ravioli.

The latter was interesting since crab has such a delicate flavor. Mascapone doesn't have too much flavor so it works as a filler with the crab. Spicing has to be pretty delicate. I think we settled on a bit of white pepper and a little bit of lemon juice. Worked out pretty well with a spicy red sauce - though my sister-in-law didn't like it.

I think this weekend is going to be some serious cooking. Got a food processor for a present, so I'm more willing to try some recipes that were a lot of work when I just had access to a blender, hand electric mixer, or hand-chopping everything.

477 MrSilverDragon  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:34:49am

Happiness and joy, they're closing the office early today!

I hope every one of you reading this has a wonderful New Years this evening, and the promise of a new year better than the one that's about to pass. Heck, even for those not reading this, the sentiment remains the same!

Y'all be safe, folks! Happy New Year and good tidings to all!

478 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:35:42am

re: #469 MrSilverDragon

Good interview with the director on the AV Club.

479 lawhawk  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:36:05am

re: #474 lgffan

I wish I had 'em, but I don't. But you can buy some of their stuff online if you don't have an outlet selling their stuff near you.

480 Tiny Alien Kitties are Watching You  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:36:08am

New Years fireworks in Hong Kong.


481 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:36:25am

A gunman clad in black went on a shooting rampage Thursday, killing his ex-girlfriend then slaying four workers at a suburban shopping mall near Helsinki before turning his gun on himself, police said.

Finnish police said one woman and three men were shot dead Thursday morning at the Sello shopping mall in Espoo, six miles (10 kilometers) west of Helsinki. All four were mall employees.

The gunman was identified as 43-year-old Ibrahim Shkupolli, an immigrant who had been living for several years in Finland, police superintendent Jukka Kaski said at a news conference.

Shkupolli killed his ex-girlfriend in a nearby apartment with an unlicensed handgun before heading to the mall, Kaski said.

The ex-girlfriend, a Finnish woman born in 1967, also worked at the mall and had taken out a restraining order against Shkupolli, Kaski said. He refused to speculate if the four workers had been targeted by the shooter.

SNIP

483 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:39:10am

re: #459 Kragar (proud to be kafir)

Have a busy day of me alone in the office, with no one else around and nothing on the schedule and a copy of District 9

District 9 is my evening gig too...pretty slow around Ft Willow these days

484 Pythagoras  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:40:03am

re: #319 CommonCents

South Dakota woman drunker than a skunk with .708 BAC

Holy Cow!

This sounds like the ultimate, "You might be a redneck if..."

My previous favorite was, "You might be a redneck if you've ever thrown up in a police car."

Still, breaking the STATE RECORD for blood alcohol content shows a level of dedication that ya gotta admire.

Hell of a link. Happy upding.

485 Kragar  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:40:58am

re: #483 albusteve

District 9 is my evening gig too...pretty slow around Ft Willow these days

Setting up some stuff to run over the weekend, then I should be watching it in the next 20-30 minutes.

Enjoying some Skullcrusher Mountain right now. It my and my wife's song, lol.

486 lawhawk  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:41:34am

re: #476 oaktree

You'll find that a stand mixer will make all of your baking vastly better. I got the Mrs. a Kitchen Aid a few years back, and she had an older mixer that didn't work too well or a hand mixer, and never could get the creaming just right.

Now, it's spot on every time, and that improves the texture of the cakes and cookies.

The same goes for whipping egg whites.

487 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:42:48am

re: #485 Kragar (proud to be kafir)

Setting up some stuff to run over the weekend, then I should be watching it in the next 20-30 minutes.

Enjoying some Skullcrusher Mountain right now. It my and my wife's song, lol.


[Video]

I thought Stonecrusher Mountain was beer...heh, I always think beer first I guess

488 cliffster  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:43:04am

good morning all. 2010 in binary - 11111011010. Happy 11111011010 to everyone!

489 Taqyia2Me  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:43:52am

re: #481 MandyManners

I did not know Ibrahim was a Quaker name.

490 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:44:06am

Hundreds of demonstrators rallied on opposite sides of an Israeli-Gaza border crossing on Thursday to protest the blockade of the seaside territory imposed by Egypt and Israel.

In Gaza, about 100 international activists gathered with some 500 Gazans, chanting and carrying signs denouncing the blockade.

A small number of anti-Zionist, Orthodox Jews were among them — a rare sight in Gaza.

Rabbi Dovid Feldman, from New York, said he came to Gaza for the march with three others from the small Neturei Karta sect, which denounces Israel's existence.

SNIP

491 drcordell  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:44:56am

re: #436 Cathypop

Do you have other kitchen aid attachments? Just curious how well they work. Thinking about getting the attachment for icecream

I have the food mill/meat grinder attachment, as well as the pasta roller, linguini cutter and spaghetti cutter.

Haven't used the grinder for anything except meat, but it works pretty great. You haven't had a great hamburger until you've had one that you grind up fresh and hand-form yourself immediately before it hits the griddle.

The pasta roller is highly recommended as well, along with the spaghetti and linguini cutters. I have heard that the ravioli stuffer attachment is terrible, but I don't have that one. Frankly I'm not sure why you need a ravioli stuffing machine to begin with, it's pretty fast to do by hand.

492 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:45:29am

re: #486 lawhawk

I'll keep that in mind. I don't bake as much as my brother, but I need to start doing more along those lines.

With the heavier duty machine I think I'm going to dig up a few older recipes. I have a potato-carrot kugel recipe that might be worth a shot. Doing that with a blender to break down the carrots and potatoes took a ton of prep time the last time I took a shot at it.

493 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:47:34am

In a setback for U.S. investigators probing links to the attempted attack on a Detroit-bound airliner, a Somali official said Thursday that another suspect who tried to board a plane with chemicals already had been freed.

His release earlier this month will hamper efforts to learn if the incident in Mogadishu was linked to the attempted attack against the U.S.-bound plane on Christmas Day. Terrorism analysts had said the arrest in Somalia could prove highly valuable to the U.S. investigation.

SNIP

494 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:49:40am

The United Nations plans to temporarily relocate some of its international staff outside of Pakistan for security reasons following attacks that have killed at least 11 of its personnel in the country this year, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

The move comes about two months after the U.N. decided to suspend long-term development work in volatile areas near the Afghan border. Both decisions could complicate international efforts to win hearts and minds in Pakistan, where a raging Taliban-led insurgency has killed over 500 people in the past two and a half months.

SNIP

495 wrenchwench  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:50:05am

re: #468 ArchangelMichael

Happy New Year Lizards.

Long day ahead of me for celebrating the end of a craptabulous year and decade so I'll probably be scarce for a couple of days.

{ArchangelMichael}

I hope you enjoy your celebration, and have a much better 2010!

496 Ojoe  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:50:11am

re: #442 jayzee

Technology will not stop them at all; they need to be made to hurt badly enough that they will think it useless to continue, and as a corollary that their next generation will not follow their fathers.

497 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:51:40am

The Nigerian suspected in the attempted attack on a U.S. airliner had stayed on in Yemen illegally after his visa expired three months ago and should have been stopped by authorities from leaving the country, Yemeni security officials said Thursday.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab spent time in Yemen on two occasions before the attempted Christmas Day attack on a Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines flight.

Yemeni officials said Abdulmutallab's student visa for Yemen, where he studied Arabic at a local language institute, was valid from Aug. 4 to Sept. 21.

After his visa expired, the 23-year-old stayed on in Yemen until the first week in December, they said, but his whereabouts in the country is unknown.

SNIP

498 drcordell  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:51:45am

re: #492 oaktree

I'll keep that in mind. I don't bake as much as my brother, but I need to start doing more along those lines.

With the heavier duty machine I think I'm going to dig up a few older recipes. I have a potato-carrot kugel recipe that might be worth a shot. Doing that with a blender to break down the carrots and potatoes took a ton of prep time the last time I took a shot at it.

Pesto is a classic dish that becomes almost stupidly simple when you have a food processor. Apparently making pasta dough using the processor is all of the rage these days as well. Even Lidia Bastianich exclusively features food-processor based pasta dough recipes in her cookbooks now. Call me a traditionalist (or someone without a food processor) but I never really found making it by hand using the well technique to be too hard.

I use the basic Mario Batali recipe, adjusted for measurement by weight instead of volume. I simply use 3 oz of all-purpose flour for every large egg, and that's it. Just form the flour into a nest shape, crack your eggs into the middle, and then slowly start expanding your well outwards, incorporating the walls of your nest into the egg as you go. Once it turns into a shaggy dough, just knead the hell out of it for approx. 10 minutes until it's springy and tender. Throw it in a ziploc bag, rest for 30 minutes and then roll out using your pasta machine.

499 rurality  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:52:17am

re: #436 Cathypop

hope you dont mind my butting in....I have the ice cream maker attachment. It works wonderfully well. However, you need to be sure the recipe you make is adjusted for the size of the attachment, 1-2 qts. And the attachment needs to be in the freezer for 16 hours, I think, before using. I have a deep freeze, so I just keep it in there, it would take up quite a bit of room in your day to day freezer. As with all Ice cream makers (I think) you still have to firm the mixture up after making--if you want.

500 lawhawk  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:52:48am

On implementing a nonpolitical health care cost cutting practice. We could cut MRSA related deaths and save billions annually in the process.

All it takes is a collective effort to stop asking for, and for doctors to willingly supply, antibiotics for every cough, sniffle, and sneeze even when it isn't medically called for.

If the US adopted the Norwegian antibiotic use standards, we could reduce MRSA deaths significantly (saving 19,000 lives a year), and $6 billion in direct health care costs. We'd save even more in reduced spending on antibiotics in general.

501 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:52:57am

re: #496 Ojoe

Technology will not stop them at all; they need to be made to hurt badly enough that they will think it useless to continue, and as a corollary that their next generation will not follow their fathers.

How do you hurt someone who wants to die?

502 SteveMcG  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:53:39am

There was a bit of discussion a while upthread about year "0" and year "1". It really doesn't matter because the number of the year is really arbitrary, so you can pick whichever one you like. If anybody had Jesus' birth certificate, I'm damn sure it doesn't say 0 or 1. Come to think of it, how do we really know what year it is anyway? On the Jewish calender, it's year 5800-ish. But how do you know that somewhere over the millenia somebody didn't lose count? Now, I know it's 2009 because my clock on the computer says so. But how do we know that someone didn't mess up Screw it, I'm going home Happy new year!!!

503 What, me worry?  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:55:09am

To all you male cooking people.

I love a man who cooks, always a plus in any relationship.

504 What, me worry?  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:58:56am

Rare blue moon tonight!

[Link: news.yahoo.com...]

That's got to be a sign of .... something ?

Ya'll in NY have a wonderful view.

LOS ANGELES – Once in a blue moon there is one on New Year's Eve. Revelers ringing in 2010 will be treated to a so-called blue moon. According to popular definition, a blue moon is the second full moon in a month [not actually blue].
....
"If you're in Times Square, you'll see the full moon right above you. It's going to be that brilliant," said Jack Horkheimer, director emeritus of the Miami Space Transit Planetarium and host of a weekly astronomy TV show.

505 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 9:59:13am

Iranian hardline authorities ordered their opponents on Thursday to cease anti-government protests and denied an opposition website report that troops were heading for Tehran ahead of a planned opposition rally.

The authorities have signaled they will tolerate no more protests after eight people were killed in fiery demonstrations on Sunday during the Shi'ite ritual of Ashura. A nephew of opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi was killed the same day.

State television showed a group of pro-government demonstrators wearing white shrouds and carrying placards that read: "We are ready to sacrifice our lives for the leader" -- referring to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The Jaras opposition website said troops and armored vehicles were moving toward Tehran and that security forces had deployed in several city squares to foil the opposition rally.

SNIP

506 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:00:07am

re: #498 drcordell

Mmm... pesto. Good idea. Time to think about converting the sunny corner of the apartment into a small herb garden again. Have very tall south and west facing windows so I get lots of sun there. (And it's always sunny in Philadelphia...)

I think the New Year's resolution is going to be a pantry cleaning and general re-arrangement of the kitchen. From there I'll see how well I can find and incorporate more fresh produce and full-scale home-cooking into my diet. Cooking for one is sometimes a real pain since most recipes are scaled for 4+ people.

And it's hard to host co-workers and friends for dinner since most of them do not live nearby. Co-workers commute much further than I do, and I travel out to the suburbs for a lot of my social interactions.

507 drcordell  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:00:29am

re: #499 rurality

hope you dont mind my butting in...I have the ice cream maker attachment. It works wonderfully well. However, you need to be sure the recipe you make is adjusted for the size of the attachment, 1-2 qts. And the attachment needs to be in the freezer for 16 hours, I think, before using. I have a deep freeze, so I just keep it in there, it would take up quite a bit of room in your day to day freezer. As with all Ice cream makers (I think) you still have to firm the mixture up after making--if you want.

Oh! I completely forgot to mention the ice cream maker attachment. Oh my god, it is probably my favorite attachment of them all. Makes the most unbelievably smooth and delicious ice cream you have ever had in your life. I can provide recipes if you wish.

The main key I have discovered is that the temperature of your mixture is of extreme importance. If you are making French ice cream which contains eggs and is cooked to 180 degrees to set the custard, you must make sure to cool it down before mixing. At least to 40 degrees, and even lower if possible. The colder your mix, the faster it will freeze when mixing, creating smaller ice crystals and a smoother texture.

The other amazing thing you can make is fresh sherbet. Not the neon colored supermarket goo, something completely different and unbelievable. Basically you take a slightly sweetened fruit juice mixture, and then lightly fold that into an equal amount of fresh whipped cream. Then take that mixture and pour directly into the ice cream machine. It freezes up so light you wouldn't believe. It almost floats off your spoon. And if you use fresh squeezed juice, wow.

508 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:01:59am

Amneh Muna is high on the Hamas list of Palestinian prisoners to be exchanged for the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Serving a life sentence, she has become a symbol of female Palestinian prisoners, a hard-line agitator for Palestinian prisoners' rights and a constant thorn in the side of her Israeli incarcerators. But the crime she has been convicted of is so heinous in the eyes of Israelis that few see any justice in letting her go, even for the freedom of one of their own soldiers.

Nine years ago, Muna seduced a 16-year-old Israeli boy over the Internet, luring him into a liaison that resulted in his death. Muna was a 24-year-old Palestinian journalist from the West Bank city of Ramallah when she began trawling Internet chat rooms at about the time of the second intifadeh. She soon found Ofir Rahum, a schoolboy from the Israeli city of Ashkelon. She said she was a newly immigrated Moroccan Jew named Sali, and she soon initiated a sexually charged cyber-relationship. The young man was bedazzled that an older woman was so passionate about him.

SNIP

In her confession, Muna described how she met Rahum in Jerusalem on that day in January 2001, took a taxi with him to the northern suburbs and from there drove him in her car to the Palestinian city of Ramallah. The two cities almost touch. Rahum probably didn't know he had left Jerusalem. Muna told police she intended to hold Rahum as a hostage to prod the Israelis to release Palestinian prisoners. But in Ramallah, one of her co-conspirators, Hassan al-Qadi (a "senior armed terror operative," according to Israeli intelligence), allegedly shot the boy dead at point-blank range.

SNIP

509 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:02:10am

re: #503 marjoriemoon

To all you male cooking people.

I love a man who cooks, always a plus in any relationship.

My brother claims women should be beating a path to my door since I'm single, have a good job, cook, and like cats.

511 What, me worry?  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:04:40am

re: #507 drcordell

If you can catch Alton Brown's (Good Eats!) segment on ice cream, he says the same. Do you watch him? I think they have the segments on that site.

512 exelwood  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:04:58am

No increase in atmospheric CO2 in 160 years? What fresh hell is this!?!

[Link: www.sciencedaily.com...]

513 What, me worry?  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:05:08am

re: #509 oaktree

My brother claims women should be beating a path to my door since I'm single, have a good job, cook, and like cats.

Yes they should!

514 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:05:41am

re: #509 oaktree

My brother claims women should be beating a path to my door since I'm single, have a good job, cook, and like cats.

I'm the same, except for the good job and I have a dog. AND I can play the harmonica and like to exercise!

515 reine.de.tout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:06:23am

re: #507 drcordell

Boy, tha sherbet sounds great!

516 Velvet Elvis  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:06:39am

re: #510 MandyManners

Keep that psychopathic bitch locked up forever.

Sounds like a Bond villain. I wonder if she had poison in a ring.

517 drcordell  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:07:13am

re: #511 marjoriemoon

If you can catch Alton Brown's (Good Eats!) segment on ice cream, he says the same. Do you watch him? I think they have the segments on that site.

Yeah I like his cooking advice alot. Love that it's based in scientific fundamentals so you learn the why behind the hows. He can be kind of annoying, but I guess that's the price you pay. I also really enjoy Cook's Illustrated magazine, they take the same approach as he does to all their recipes. You can buy an online subscription to their website for less than $40 a year, and it gives you full access to their complete archives. Recipes, product reviews, taste tests of store brands, and technique tips. Highly, highly recommended.

518 Killgore Trout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:07:29am

re: #506 oaktree


Mmm... pesto. Good idea. Time to think about converting the sunny corner of the apartment into a small herb garden again. Have very tall south and west facing windows so I get lots of sun there.


Basil does pretty well indoors. I grow mine hydroponically and I make fresh pesto about every 4-6 weeks. Even in January!

519 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:08:25am

re: #511 marjoriemoon

Good Eats and Iron Chef America are the only cooking shows I regularly watch.

520 drcordell  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:08:49am

re: #515 reine.de.tout

Boy, tha sherbet sounds great!

I brought a batch into my office and my coworkers continually hound me to bring in more. I had no idea that sherbet could be anything besides the slime-green goop that comes in the huge supermarket pail. Tonight I'm making a version that I created using cantaloupe instead of orange. I just dice the melon and then blend it up until smooth, then incorporate just like the orange juice.

521 Killgore Trout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:09:14am

re: #517 drcordell

I also really enjoy Cook's Illustrated magazine, they take the same approach as he does to all their recipes. You can buy an online subscription to their website for less than $40 a year, and it gives you full access to their complete archives. Recipes, product reviews, taste tests of store brands, and technique tips. Highly, highly recommended.


Their product reviews are excellent. They also do some nice mythbusting work too.

522 bosforus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:10:28am
And it’s the last row, so the seat back doesn’t recline...

I was in the last row once. It happened to be a spot where precipitation gathered, and dripped. Luckily it was only a half hour flight.

523 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:11:57am

re: #517 drcordell

Are Cooks Illustrated the same folks that do America's Test Kitchen?

I have their revised America's Best Recipes cookbook that was published in the last year or so. Monster tome, but fantastic information with their recipes. Not only do they give the recipe, but often it's a 1-2 page essay explaining what they are trying to get in terms of results and the experimentation with preparation and cooking that led up to the final recipe.

So I had a cookbook as bedtime reading for a week or two. And most of the recipes I've tried have been excellent - even when I tweak ingredients depending on what I have on hand.

524 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:12:13am

re: #519 Mad Al-Jaffee

ditto.

525 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:14:08am

Angolan energy firm Sonangol initialled two deals with Iraq on Wednesday to develop oil fields in the north of the country, oil ministry spokesman Assem Jihad said.

The two agreements completed the initialling of seven deals reached between Baghdad and foreign energy firms earlier this month that aim to ramp up Iraq's oil output five-fold.

SNIP

The Iraqi government reached the deals during a two-day oil field auction which dramatically increased the country's projected crude production to 12 million bpd within seven years, from around 2.5 million bpd presently.

Iraq has the world's third largest oil reserves, behind only Saudi Arabia and Iran, with an estimated 115 billion barrels.

526 Mich-again  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:15:17am

Two words. Drive there.

I love road the long family trips in our big comfortable SUV. If the schedule will allow for the driving time, its so much nicer to see the country at ground level.

527 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:16:11am

December is usually a festive month in Caracas. But this year, beneath the Christmas tree at a private school in the affluent Caracas neighborhood of Los Palos Grandes, the topic among parents is dread. December is probably the worst month for kidnapping in Venezuela, and a 10-year-old Palos Grandes girl was recently snatched from her chauffeur-driven car and held for 10 hours until her family paid a ransom of more than $25 million. "Very few people I know have not been in a robbery or kidnap situation," says one Venezuelan businessman as he and the other parents greet two security experts the school has invited to counsel them. "Even my own mother was victim of a kidnapping."

As part of their presentation, David Rappe and Andy Chelini of the security firm Beyond Risk play excerpts from Secuestro Express (Kidnap Express), a 2005 film about a Caracas couple's abduction that has since become the highest grossing film in Venezuelan history. The movie is an effective teaching tool, the men say, because its story breaks a kidnapping down into its several stages. They also play a real recording of a frightening exchange between a kidnapper and a negotiator. "They are going to come at you with the threat of violence and death," Rappe warns his audience. But he points out that 98% of abductions result in a release, and most deaths usually result from pre-existing medical conditions. (See why Colombians are leaving their country for Venezuela.)

Sessions like these are becoming increasingly common in Venezuela, which now has the western hemisphere's highest kidnapping rate to add to its exploding violent-crime epidemic. (Caracas suffers some 40 murders each weekend.) There are as many as five abductions each day in the capital alone - and an estimated 4 out of 10 kidnapping cases across the country are never reported because, as in so many other Latin American countries, locals fear their corrupt police forces themselves are often involved in the crimes. Sources inside Venezuela's federal crime-investigation agency, known as the CICPC, concede that police have been involved in kidnappings, adding that even two officers from the CICPC's anti-extortion and -kidnapping unit are under investigation.

A recent survey by the independent Venezuelan Observatory of Violence in Caracas estimates the country sees up to 9,000 kidnappings each year. Even some security experts have had enough: "I'm getting the hell out" of Venezuela, says Marshal Valentine, a Caracas security consultant whose girlfriend was kidnapped two years ago. "She took a [bullet] in the back, then this year they tried to grab her again."

SNIP

528 Mich-again  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:16:18am

re: #525 MandyManners

The Iraqi government reached the deals during a two-day oil field auction which dramatically increased the country's projected crude production to 12 million bpd within seven years, from around 2.5 million bpd presently.

Nice. More supply = lower costs.

529 What, me worry?  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:17:07am

re: #517 drcordell

Yeah I like his cooking advice alot. Love that it's based in scientific fundamentals so you learn the why behind the hows. He can be kind of annoying, but I guess that's the price you pay. I also really enjoy Cook's Illustrated magazine, they take the same approach as he does to all their recipes. You can buy an online subscription to their website for less than $40 a year, and it gives you full access to their complete archives. Recipes, product reviews, taste tests of store brands, and technique tips. Highly, highly recommended.

I'm not much of a cook. I do like it, and think I'm quite good when I do! But I'm lazy. More than 3 ingredients, I've lost interest. It's terrible really.

My father was a better cook than my mother, but we never knew until he started a restaurant in mid-life. My poor mother hated cooking, which I also never realized until she told me. Then it was a like a lightblub! So that's why she potted everything!

Of all the delicious things my dad made, his baked mac and cheese was always my fav, 5 cheeses, heavy cream, oh my.

My sis-in-law would like Cook's Illustrated tho.

530 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:17:38am

re: #524 oaktree

I also like Giada De Laurentiis, but for her outfits than her recipes. ;)

531 reine.de.tout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:18:20am

Hm.
Cato popped up on Facebook, wondering if anyone knows anyone in LA (and I'm sure he means L.A., not La.) where he might be able to stay for a night or two next week.

Anyone?

532 Mich-again  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:19:05am

re: #531 reine.de.tout

I thought LA stood for Lower Alabama.

533 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:20:10am

First came see-through frogs. Now Japanese researchers have succeeded in producing goldfish whose beating hearts can be seen through translucent scales and skin.

The transparent creatures are part of efforts to reduce the need for dissections, which have become increasingly controversial, particularly in schools.

"You can see a live heart and other organs because the scales and skin have no pigments," said Yutaka Tamaru, an associate professor in the department of life science at Mie University.

"You don't have to cut it open. You can see a tiny brain above the goldfish's black eyes."

SNIP

534 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:20:44am

re: #528 Mich-again

Nice. More supply = lower costs.

That would be nice.

535 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:21:08am

re: #523 oaktree

In answer to my own question, yes the Cooks Illustrated editors are related to the America's Test Kitchen program and The Best Recipe cookbooks. Checked Wikipedia and a quick Google look.

536 Killgore Trout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:21:35am

re: #532 Mich-again

I thought LA stood for Lower Alabama.

Maybe it stands for Lesser Asia.

537 drcordell  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:22:05am

re: #523 oaktree

Are Cooks Illustrated the same folks that do America's Test Kitchen?

I have their revised America's Best Recipes cookbook that was published in the last year or so. Monster tome, but fantastic information with their recipes. Not only do they give the recipe, but often it's a 1-2 page essay explaining what they are trying to get in terms of results and the experimentation with preparation and cooking that led up to the final recipe.

So I had a cookbook as bedtime reading for a week or two. And most of the recipes I've tried have been excellent - even when I tweak ingredients depending on what I have on hand.

Yeah they're the same people.

538 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:22:35am

re: #536 Killgore Trout

Maybe it stands for Lesser Asia.

Or, Lard Ass.

539 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:22:44am

re: #533 MandyManners

And in London, British scientists have created a frog embryo without a head; a breakthrough that could lead to the production of headless human clones to provide organs for transplant, as well as horrific nightmares for the rest of my life!

-Norm Macdonald

540 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:22:58am

Lower Appendages.

541 What, me worry?  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:23:03am

re: #532 Mich-again

I thought LA stood for Lower Alabama.

Yea for the Chilis!

542 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:23:35am

re: #539 Mad Al-Jaffee

-Norm Macdonald

Oh, I love him. Didn't he get booted from SNL for saying "fuck" on air?

543 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:23:46am

re: #538 MandyManners

Or, Lard Ass.

Lake Artemesia

544 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:25:33am

re: #542 MandyManners

Oh, I love him. Didn't he get booted from SNL for saying "fuck" on air?

What I heard is some NBC bigwig didn't like all of the OJ Simpson jokes he was doing and got him fired.

545 lawhawk  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:25:54am

re: #529 marjoriemoon

You might be interested in this cookbook then - 500 3 and 4 ingredient dishes.

546 Windhorse  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:26:04am

this is amazing.... our tax dollars at work....

[Link: www.mlive.com...]

547 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:26:23am

re: #531 reine.de.tout

Hm.
Cato popped up on Facebook, wondering if anyone knows anyone in LA (and I'm sure he means L.A., not La.) where he might be able to stay for a night or two next week.

Anyone?

he'd be better off avoiding LA, like the plague...imo

548 The Sanity Inspector  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:26:24am

Re: disappearing YouTube videos. In case it isn't common knowledge, you can save YouTube clips in a number of ways. One is by copy & pasting the url into the box at keepvid.com and downloading it from there. There are some freeware widgets too, like Orbit Downloader.

549 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:27:28am

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn reversed a secret policy Wednesday that allowed more than 1,700 inmates to be released from state prison early, some of whom have already been sent back for new offenses, including aggravated battery, weapons charges and assault.

The inmates were set free after an unannounced change in prison practice — revealed in an Associated Press report earlier this month — that Quinn now calls a "big mistake." He blamed his Corrections director, Michael Randle, but did not fire him.

The AP obtained and analyzed information that showed about 850 inmates were let out weeks early beginning in September. Corrections stopped requiring them to serve at least 61 days and gave them up to six months' good-conduct credit, or "meritorious good time," immediately upon entering the lockup, before they had a chance to display any kind of behavior.

That meant they spent as little as three weeks behind bars — including county jail — and averaged 16 days in the state pen under the plan called "MGT Push." They included violent offenders who committed such crimes as battery, weapons charges and aggravated drunken driving.

"This was a big mistake and I am very disappointed that this occurred. I think it was an error in judgment," Quinn said.

The Democrat said he did not know about the practice until he read the AP account, contradicting his statement two weeks earlier that he was aware of it and that it was well-publicized.

SNIP

Quinn maintained Wednesday that he didn't know about the MGT Push program until reading the Associated Press story about it. That contradicts a statement Dec. 16 that he did know about it. Either way, it does not explain why his office defended the policy change when the AP initially asked about it.

SNIP

Gee, AP. Six paragraphs before you mention Quinn's affiliation?

550 coscolo  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:28:39am

re: #512 exelwood

No increase in atmospheric CO2 in 160 years? What fresh hell is this!?!

[Link: www.sciencedaily.com...]

I saw that, too. 1) Is sciencedaily.com reputable? 2) Can the outcome of the study be replicated?

551 Cathypop  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:28:44am

re: #499 rurality
Thanks!

552 bosforus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:28:52am

re: #548 The Sanity Inspector

Re: disappearing YouTube videos. In case it isn't common knowledge, you can save YouTube clips in a number of ways. One is by copy & pasting the url into the box at keepvid.com and downloading it from there. There are some freeware widgets too, like Orbit Downloader.

My method of choice: put the word "kiss" before "youtube". Like so:

553 What, me worry?  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:29:13am

re: #545 lawhawk

You might be interested in this cookbook then - 500 3 and 4 ingredient dishes.

heheh right up my alley!

554 Cathypop  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:29:17am

re: #491 drcordell
Definetly will buy the meat grinder. Thanks

555 Cathypop  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:30:09am

re: #507 drcordell

Recipes? Yes please.

556 bosforus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:30:10am

re: #552 bosforus

Well, that didn't quite do what I was expecting it to do now did it? But it still works if you try it.

557 Tiny Alien Kitties are Watching You  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:30:14am

re: #512 exelwood

No increase in atmospheric CO2 in 160 years? What fresh hell is this!?!

[Link: www.sciencedaily.com...]

Well there seems to be a bit of difference between his actual findings and what that article says his findings are. Try taking a look at an actual graph from the study...

Image: knorr_figure1.jpg

Figure 1. The annual increase in atmospheric CO2 (as determined from ice cores, thin dotted lines, and direct measurements, thin black line) has remained constantly proportional to the annual amount of CO2 released by human activities (thick black line). The proportion is about 46% (thick dotted line). (Figure source: Knorr, 2009)

558 The Sanity Inspector  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:30:32am

re: #550 coscolo

I saw that, too. 1) Is sciencedaily.com reputable? 2) Can the outcome of the study be replicated?

I don't buy it. You can't argue with The Keeling Curve.

559 Ojoe  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:30:54am

re: #501 MandyManners

Collateral hurt, I suppose, and unfortunately so.

560 The Sanity Inspector  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:32:41am

re: #556 bosforus

Well, that didn't quite do what I was expecting it to do now did it? But it still works if you try it.

Nifty!

561 Taqyia2Me  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:32:54am

re: #549 MandyManners

Liberals circling the wagons!

562 avanti  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:34:04am

re: #512 exelwood

No increase in atmospheric CO2 in 160 years? What fresh hell is this!?!

[Link: www.sciencedaily.com...]

That was hyped by Fox last month, but they ignored the papers authors own comment supporting AGW.


"Dr Knorr also says quite plainly in the interview:

"That would be a very superficial interpretation of these results. Half the CO2 we emit stays in the atmosphere and that's enough to cause global warming."

"That" is in reference to the interviewer asking if his research backs up people who deny climate change.

"Also, this research is based on the past. We are pushing the system to it's limits and it might break at some stage, as the model suggests. But is hasn't happened yet. I would not experiment with the climate system."

563 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:35:27am

Authorities say a Florida man who called 911 claiming he'd been beaten and shot at was hoping the tale would get him a ride to a bar.

Authorities say Oras, the Florida man who called 911 claiming he'd been beaten and shot at was hoping the tale would get him a ride to a bar. Oras is facing charges of misusing the 911 system and battery of a law enforcement officer. (AP Photo/Pinellas County Sheriff's office )

Instead, 37-year-old Gregory J. Oras is facing charges of misusing the 911 system and battery of a law enforcement officer.

An arrest report says Oras called 911 three times before his arrest early Tuesday in Oldsmar, northwest of Tampa. He told the dispatcher he had a broken nose and bleeding ears, and claimed people were shooting at him.

Authorities say he was actually looking for a ride to another bar.

The report also says Oras kicked a Pinellas County sheriff's deputy in the knees and a Taser was used to subdue him.

SNIP

564 Charles Johnson  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:36:33am

re: #512 exelwood

No increase in atmospheric CO2 in 160 years? What fresh hell is this!?!

[Link: www.sciencedaily.com...]

First, it isn't really "new," and second, the researcher says his claim does NOT support climate deniers: Bristol research does not support climate change denial.

565 Cannadian Club Akbar  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:36:39am
566 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:39:16am

re: #565 Cannadian Club Akbar

That was me. Sorry.
//

Looking at his photograph, Barney Fife's judgment comes to mind: "He's a nut."

567 avanti  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:39:28am

re: #557 ausador

Well there seems to be a bit of difference between his actual findings and what that article says his findings are. Try taking a look at an actual graph from the study...

[Link: i603.photobucket.com...]

Figure 1. The annual increase in atmospheric CO2 (as determined from ice cores, thin dotted lines, and direct measurements, thin black line) has remained constantly proportional to the annual amount of CO2 released by human activities (thick black line). The proportion is about 46% (thick dotted line). (Figure source: Knorr, 2009)

His paper suggested the carbon "sink" has not decreased it's ability to absorb about 50% of the C02, but as my other post shows, he is not a denier, just that we have not yet reached a tipping point where the earth absorbs less of the co2 increase. He said:

"We are pushing the system to it's limits and it might break at some stage, as the model suggests. But is hasn't happened yet. I would not experiment with the climate system."

568 idioma  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:41:14am

Fifteen years ago, Switzerland began treating heroin users by distributing heroin to them from clinics. The outcomes: no overdose deaths, new AIDS and Hepatitis infections dropped, causing Switzerland to have the lowest rates of any country in Europe, crime was cut by 60%, and new heroin users in Zurich decreased by 82%. Eight years ago, Portugal decriminalized all drugs and the possession of up to ten days supply. The results: a 25% decline in drug use among 13 to 15 year olds, a 22% decline in drug use among 16 to 18 year olds, a 52% decline in heroin overdose deaths, a 71% decline in HIV infections reported by drug users, and an overall decline in the use of every drug with the exception of marijuana. However, marijuana use in the rest of the European Union increased by four to five times what it did in Portugal.

569 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:41:28am

Tavern on the Green, once America's highest-grossing restaurant, is singing its culinary swan song.

A pair of decorated wooden elks stand in a hallway as members of the waitstaff emerge from the kitchen at Tavern on the Green in New York, Tuesday Dec. 29, 2009. The restaurant is scheduled to serve its last meal on Dec. 31.

Margarita Vargas, a cocktail server for fifteen years at New York's Tavern on the Green, right, works at the restaurant's bar Tuesday Dec. 29, 2009. The restaurant is scheduled to serve its last meal on Dec. 31. A Tiffany stained glass mural is seen behind Vargas. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

Enlarge photo Tavern on the Green taken on Feb. 13, 2006, a day after a record snowfall of 26.9 inches in Central Park that broke the previous record of 26.4 inches, set in December 1947. The former sheepfold at the edge of Central Park, now ringed by twinkling lights and fake topiary animals, is preparing for New Year's Eve, when it will serve its last meal. Just three years ago, it was plating more than 700,000 meals annually, bringing in more than $38 million. The former sheepfold at the edge of Central Park, now ringed by twinkling lights and fake topiary animals, is preparing for New Year's Eve, when it will serve its last meal. Just three years ago, it was plating more than 700,000 meals annually, bringing in more than $38 million.

But that astronomical sum wasn't enough to keep the landmark restaurant out of bankruptcy court. Its $8 million debt is to be covered at an auction of Baccarat and Waterford chandeliers, Tiffany stained glass, a mural depicting Central Park and other over-the-top decor that has bewitched visitors for decades.

Even the restaurant's name is up for grabs. At stake is whether another restaurateur taking over the 27,000 square feet of space, owned by the city, can reopen as Tavern on the Green.

For 75 years, since it first opened amid the Great Depression, the Tavern has attracted clients from around the world.


SNIP

570 Tiny Alien Kitties are Watching You  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:41:56am

re: #564 Charles

First, it isn't really "new," and second, the researcher says his claim does NOT support climate deniers: Bristol research does not support climate change denial.

Charles look at my #557

That is an actual graph of his results from the study, how that is in any way being interpreted as "no rise in CO2 levels" is simple stupidity. It seems the deniers are just flat out making stuff up again....

571 sattv4u2  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:43:05am

re: #569 MandyManners

You can already hear the wailing and gnashing of teeth over at the United Nations

572 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:44:30am

re: #571 sattv4u2

You can already hear the wailing and gnashing of teeth over at the United Nations

There are still hookers in NYC.

573 Cannadian Club Akbar  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:45:10am

re: #569 MandyManners

Pulling in 38 million and losing money? I worked at a place and we pulled in 3 million plus and my bonus checks paid my rent.

574 drcordell  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:45:10am

re: #555 Cathypop

Recipes? Yes please.

1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
3/4 cup granulated sugar
4 inch piece vanilla bean , slit lengthwise and seeds removed, pod reserved (see illustration below)
4 large egg yolks

Mix milk, cream, vanilla and 1/2 cup sugar in a saucepan, heat until hot (170 degrees)

In a bowl, whisk remaining sugar and egg yolks until they are light and fluffy

Slowly ladle about half of the hot milk mixture into the yolk mixture and stir until combined

Slowly mix the yolk mixture back into the saucepan with remaining hot milk

Bring combined mixture up to 180 degrees to set eggs. DON'T boil or this will curdle. If you don't have a thermometer, cook until thick enough to coat back of spoon.

Chill mixture by setting bowl in ice bath, then transfer to fridge until it has completely chilled. Must be at least 40 degrees or below to properly set in ice cream maker. Then just use your ice cream machine!

If you don't have fresh vanilla bean, substitute 2 tsp of vanilla extract. But don't cook it, or else the flavor will be shot. Just stir it into the chilled custard right before churning.

575 littleugly  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:45:52am

re: #531 reine.de.tout

Hm.
Cato popped up on Facebook, wondering if anyone knows anyone in LA (and I'm sure he means L.A., not La.) where he might be able to stay for a night or two next week.

Anyone?

I am in,
There is no question in my mind that politics aside we are all in this together and nobody that posts here desires harm to our great nation.
I am in,
Cato can be anywhere in our world, does not matter where,
I am in.

576 Tiny Alien Kitties are Watching You  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:46:38am

re: #567 avanti

I got the distinction, but apparently the authors at Science Daily did not, or chose not to. They and others are claiming that his study shows that...

In contradiction to some recent studies, he finds that the airborne fraction of carbon dioxide has not increased either during the past 150 years or during the most recent five decades.

577 Cathypop  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:46:56am

re: #574 drcordell

Thanks!

578 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:46:58am

re: #573 Cannadian Club Akbar

Pulling in 38 million and losing money? I worked at a place and we pulled in 3 million plus and my bonus checks paid my rent.

38m...past tense, that was then

579 drcordell  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:47:40am

re: #574 drcordell

If you want to make chocolate instead of vanilla, simply follow the same recipe. Just omit the vanilla, and include 8 oz of bittersweet chocolate. Simply melt it in the microwave and then mix into the custard along with the sugar and milk/cream.

Oh, and make sure to STRAIN the mixture after cooking and before chilling. Accidentally left that part out of the above!

581 MandyManners  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:47:47am

re: #573 Cannadian Club Akbar

Pulling in 38 million and losing money? I worked at a place and we pulled in 3 million plus and my bonus checks paid my rent.

That was three years ago.

582 bosforus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:48:11am

re: #531 reine.de.tout

I've been away from lgf for two weeks. What's going on with Cato?

583 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:49:23am

re: #581 MandyManners

That was three years ago.

I've been there once, for lunch...really a neat place and a NYC icon...Central Park itself is a treasure...I hate to see it close up

584 sattv4u2  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:49:44am

re: #582 bosforus

I've been away from lgf for two weeks. What's going on with Cato?

Sabbatical. Traveling with a stop for meditation, contemplation

585 albusteve  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:49:45am

re: #582 bosforus

I've been away from lgf for two weeks. What's going on with Cato?

he's not talking

586 bosforus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:52:16am

re: #584 sattv4u2

re: #585 albusteve

Ah, a little break is good every now and then.

587 avanti  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:52:42am

re: #576 ausador

I got the distinction, but apparently the authors at Science Daily did not, or chose not to. They and others are claiming that his study shows that...

True, the "air born fraction" has not increased, it's still 50% of what is emitted, but emissions are up, and so are C02 levels. By careful wording, you can get the impression that levels have not increased, when it's only the 1/2 fraction that has not changed.

588 lawhawk  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:53:41am

re: #581 MandyManners

Yes, its gross revenues were the highest for any single location restaurant in the nation, but its costs were just as high. Its operators, the LeRoy family, didn't keep the place up over the past couple of years (particularly after Ken LeRoy died) and now the City is trying to sell the license to someone else, but the current lessee is trying to block ownership of the name (which has considerable value in its own right).

Dean Poll, who operates the Boathouse and won the right to operate Tavern, has to first make a deal with the union workers at Tavern before the City can go ahead and give Poll the right to operate Tavern. The Parks Dept wont give him the contracts until the union deal is done.

Only in NY... Only in NY.

[Link: dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com...]

589 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 10:59:50am

re: #570 ausador

Charles look at my #557

That is an actual graph of his results from the study, how that is in any way being interpreted as "no rise in CO2 levels" is simple stupidity. It seems the deniers are just flat out making stuff up again...

More here:

Is the airborne fraction of anthropogenic CO2 emissions increasing?

The 'airborne fraction' refers to the amount of human CO2 emissions remaining in the atmosphere. Approximately 43% of our CO2 emissions stay in the atmosphere with the rest being absorbed by carbon sinks. But is the airborne fraction increasing? A paper published in November 2009 found no statistically significant trend (Knorr 2009). Anthony Watts labelled this result the "Bombshell from Bristol", a potentially devastating result for anthropogenic global warming. Was it such a shock? The 2007 IPCC verdict on the airborne fraction was "There is yet no statistically significant trend in the CO2 growth rate... since 1958. This ‘airborne fraction’ has shown little variation over this period."(IPCC AR4) I'm not sure the move from "not much happening" to "still not much happening" warrants the label "bombshell".

The airborne fraction is calculated from the rate of human CO2 emissions and changes in atmospheric CO2 concentration. The global increase in atmospheric CO2 has been directly measured since 1959 and can be calculated from ice cores for earlier periods. CO2 emissions primarily come from fossil fuel combustion with a lesser contribution from land use changes. Fossil fuel combustion is calculated from international energy statistics. CO2 emissions from land-use changes are more difficult to estimate and come with greater uncertainty. Land use emissions are estimated using deforestation and other land-use data, fire observations from space and carbon cycle modelling.
...
Knorr also finds the 150 year trend while Le Quéré looks at the last 50 years. This may be significant. If the airborne fraction is increasing, it is likely due to natural carbon sinks losing their absorption ability due to becoming saturated. Several studies have found recent drops in the uptake of CO2 by oceans (Le Quéré 2007, Schuster 2007, Park 2008). However, with such a noisy signal, this is one question that will require more data before being more fully resolved.

Lastly, some perspective. There are still areas of uncertainty associated with the carbon cycle. Because of this uncertainty, scientists are currently debating whether the airborne fraction is steady at 43% or slightly increasing from 43%. Unfortunately, some skeptics use this uncertainty to hold the position that the airborne fraction is closer to 0%.

590 reine.de.tout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:04:26am

re: #582 bosforus

I've been away from lgf for two weeks. What's going on with Cato?

He's at a retreat of some sort.

591 reine.de.tout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:05:14am

re: #575 littleugly

I am in,
There is no question in my mind that politics aside we are all in this together and nobody that posts here desires harm to our great nation.
I am in,
Cato can be anywhere in our world, does not matter where,
I am in.

If you will email me thru the cookbook blog, and I'll pass on your e-mail addy

592 Killgore Trout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:07:31am

More rightwing racism......
Obama Palin Shoe Shining Email Could Get Colorado State Worker In Trouble

A Colorado state employee could be disciplined for sending an e-mail showing President Barack Obama shining the shoes of former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

The 73-year-old Colorado Department of Transportation worker forwarded the e-mail to at least four co-workers and others on Dec. 22 using her state e-mail account. One of the recipients outside the agency complained.

The original sender of the e-mail, who isn't a state employee, wrote "It appears he (Obama) has found his niche."

593 The Sanity Inspector  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:07:36am
594 Charles Johnson  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:08:29am

re: #570 ausador

Charles look at my #557

That is an actual graph of his results from the study, how that is in any way being interpreted as "no rise in CO2 levels" is simple stupidity. It seems the deniers are just flat out making stuff up again...

It's a perfect example of the tactics of climate deniers, actually. They're counting on the fact that most people won't be able to understand the math behind this research, and will think that because the "airborne fraction" hasn't increased, it means that CO2 hasn't increased. They're deliberately promoting confusion by cynically playing on mathematical ignorance.

And note that many other studies disagree with this conclusion, by the way.

595 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:09:28am

re: #587 avanti

True, the "air born fraction" has not increased, it's still 50% of what is emitted, but emissions are up, and so are C02 levels. By careful wording, you can get the impression that levels have not increased, when it's only the 1/2 fraction that has not changed.

I think I found the source of the meme besides Watts. It's on Drudge reading like this:

'No rise' of atmospheric carbon dioxide fraction in past 160 years...

That's as far as they go. I'm pretty sure they just read "'No rise' of atmospheric carbon dioxide" and stop right there.

596 lawhawk  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:09:37am

re: #593 The Sanity Inspector

Mug shots of the decade. And the NY Post covers of the decade (#1 being the photo by Tom Franklin of the Record showing the three FDNY officers raising a flag in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks). .

597 Killgore Trout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:10:11am
598 Kragar  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:10:33am

Navy guys are racing loading palletes down the delivery ramp outside. Busy day, lol

599 Kragar  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:11:46am

re: #597 Killgore Trout

Squirrel Monkeys Get Jell-O At Bronx Zoo

[Video]

Om nom nom!

Because nobody doesn't like Jello!

600 What, me worry?  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:13:52am

re: #596 lawhawk

Mug shots of the decade. And the NY Post covers of the decade (#1 being the photo by Tom Franklin of the Record showing the three FDNY officers raising a flag in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks). .

What was Glen Campbell arrested for? Have to look that one up.

601 jdog29  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:14:04am

since no one really knows when Jesus was born, can we move Christmas the 4th Friday in December?

602 Killgore Trout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:14:27am

Update....
ABC's Inaccurate Gitmo-Abdulmutallab Story Got Major Pickup

As documented by Gawker, one of those two leaders -- IDed in the story as "Guantanamo prisoner #333, Muhamad Attik al-Harbi" -- had reportedly surrendered himself in February and ended up in the hands of Saudi authorities. This fact -- reported at the time by the AP -- means that, as ABC's correction noted last night, he "therefore could not have played a direct role in organizing the attempt to bring down Northwest flight 253."
,,,
To be perfectly clear, if ABC's new version of the report is accurate, that one of the four leaders who planned the attack was a former Gitmo detainee, that's a big story.

603 Oh no...Sand People!  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:14:41am

re: #601 jdog29

since no one really knows when Jesus was born, can we move Christmas the 4th Friday in December?

April 6th. I thought everyone knew that.

/ducks under desk.

604 sattv4u2  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:15:18am

re: #600 marjoriemoon

What was Glen Campbell arrested for? Have to look that one up.

iirc ,, dui and disorderly

[Link: www.thesmokinggun.com...]

605 bosforus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:16:31am

re: #597 Killgore Trout

Squirrel Monkeys Get Jell-O At Bronx Zoo


[Video]Om nom nom!

That was fun to see them paw at it and have absolutely no idea what to make of it.

606 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:17:10am

re: #597 Killgore Trout

Squirrel Monkeys Get Jell-O At Bronx Zoo


[Video]Om nom nom!

At first, it was The Blob. Then, it became a snack.

/

607 littleugly  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:17:17am

re: #591 reine.de.tout

Reine, Norton kicked me out of your site, bells and whistles, have never seen that before.
I firmly maintain my position if the only one. Mail me

608 sattv4u2  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:17:55am

re: #605 bosforus

That was fun to see them paw at it and have absolutely no idea what to make of it.

Sounds a lot like the 1st time I was in tha back seat with a date!
//

609 reine.de.tout  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:18:20am

re: #607 littleugly

Reine, Norton kicked me out of your site, bells and whistles, have never seen that before.
I firmly maintain my position if the only one. Mail me

Odd.
I can't email you until you've turned your nic blue (use the "show e-mail" box in the comment form).

610 What, me worry?  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:18:44am

re: #601 jdog29

since no one really knows when Jesus was born, can we move Christmas the 4th Friday in December?

Then you couldn't sing this:

Of all the days in all the year
that I'm familiar with
There's only one that's really fun
December the 25th! Correct!

611 The Sanity Inspector  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:18:50am

Bizarre Korean TV commercials. These are for payday loan companies.


via K-blogger Roboseyo

612 The Sanity Inspector  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:19:50am

re: #600 marjoriemoon

What was Glen Campbell arrested for? Have to look that one up.

Drunk driving and resisting arrest. The joke at the time was that he put up more of a fight than Saddam Hussein did.

613 Oh no...Sand People!  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:19:59am

Happy New Years To All! 2010 is going to be better than 2009! (I am excluding politics in that statement of course...)

Take luck!

614 wrenchwench  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:20:28am

re: #606 Gus 802

At first, it was The Blob. Then, it became a snack.

/

The Jello looked just like the life form in The Andromeda Strain. That life form didn't contain blueberries, though.

615 The Sanity Inspector  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:23:37am

What will you call the new year? Twenty-ten or two-thousand-ten?

616 Blueheron  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:23:47am

re: #268 iceweasel

Hee. We were just talking about that! time to make some more!
Here's the original for those who missed it:

[Video]

Time to make coffee and wake Jimmah--

Happy New Year, Lizards! Hope you all have a wonderful one.

OHMIGOD! lol

617 What, me worry?  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:24:56am

re: #612 The Sanity Inspector

Drunk driving and resisting arrest. The joke at the time was that he put up more of a fight than Saddam Hussein did.

Yeesh. He certainly looked about the same.

618 wrenchwench  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:26:12am

re: #615 The Sanity Inspector

What will you call the new year? Twenty-ten or two-thousand-ten?

I'm going to call it twenty-oh-ten. I won't be able to stop myself.

619 Gus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:27:03am

re: #615 The Sanity Inspector

What will you call the new year? Twenty-ten or two-thousand-ten?

Two-thousand-ten or maybe ten. Funny, we might start saying things like, "well, back in o-nine..."

620 bosforus  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:27:52am

re: #619 Gus 802

Two-thousand-ten or maybe ten. Funny, we might start saying things like, "well, back in o-nine..."

I'm gonna say "ought-nine".

621 The Sanity Inspector  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:28:09am

re: #268 iceweasel

:) Take it easy! We don't want you coming home singing this song:

622 Blueheron  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:28:11am

re: #272 Sharmuta

9/11 Truthers Foiled by 12/25 Attack

By Michael Shermer

Yeah we have heard all that but but...everyone knows the buildings were wired for a demolition type explosion and what about building 11? Or was it 8 I keep forgetting...///////

623 Blueheron  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:34:28am

re: #564 Charles

First, it isn't really "new," and second, the researcher says his claim does NOT support climate deniers: Bristol research does not support climate change denial.

Good grief who is this masked man? ///

624 sattv4u2  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:36:29am

re: #615 The Sanity Inspector

What will you call the new year? Twenty-ten or two-thousand-ten?

ummmm,,, Friday !!!!

625 Blueheron  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:37:04am

re: #567 avanti

His paper suggested the carbon "sink" has not decreased it's ability to absorb about 50% of the C02, but as my other post shows, he is not a denier, just that we have not yet reached a tipping point where the earth absorbs less of the co2 increase. He said:

"We are pushing the system to it's limits and it might break at some stage, as the model suggests. But is hasn't happened yet. I would not experiment with the climate system."


That is sad.

626 Blueheron  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:37:58am

re: #625 Blueheron

That is sad.

Ooops disregard. Screwed up and answered the wrong post.

627 Blueheron  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:39:40am
628 littleugly  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 11:57:09am

re: #609 reine.de.tout

Just finished mailing you at the address provided at your site.

629 littleugly  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:24:30pm

re: #609 reine.de.tout

#628
#629

Reine?

630 oldegeezr  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 12:39:23pm

re: #425 SteveC

Karma can be such a beach…!

631 littleugly  Thu, Dec 31, 2009 1:49:51pm

Well Reine, I might not follow these theads for awhile, then again you said that Cato is inquiring about lodging in the future.

I will personally book him for a one nights stay during this Christmas season, anywhere in the world as I have stated.

Then there is my,
"Now I have to finally clean my oven Recipe";

Skinned chicken breasts (2)
Package of bacon (thick)
Cream cheese (any)
Salt
Pepper

Carefully slide your tool into the side as to create a pocket.
Try not to be so be hasty, control the stroke for it might tear the pocket.
Stick the pocket with your salt and pepper, stuff two tablespoons of cream cheese and wrap with bacon so as to maintain what is inserted inside.
Gently place your hands on the stuffed breasts and maneuver them unto an ungreased pan.
Now it is time for pop and crackle for you will broil these for ten minutes on the third level of your oven.
>)


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