Eerie #16: ‘A Strange Girl Called Sarah Gives You the Chills’

Cheap political snark via #Eerie Magazine #16 (July 1968), from the Lizard Collection of Creepy and Eerie mags. This is another book in really good condition, after being stored in a sealed wooden crate for more than 40 years; because they were kept away from light, the fading of ink and yellowing of paper is minimal.

(Again, the reflections are caused by the acid-free plastic bags in which the books are stored.)

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1 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 4:46:13pm

I don't need a comic book to get the chills from a strange girl called Sarah.

2 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 4:47:01pm

Thanks for the new thread by the way...the domestic terror thread was getting a little stale.

3 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 4:47:35pm

Why is she called Sarah, and not named Sarah?

What is her real name, and why is she called Sarah instead?

Oh, the mystery, the mystery...

(Unless this was written by someone in another language, and is just a straight-across translation, in which case, nevermind.)

5 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 4:51:54pm

I had a letter published in an Archie comic book around that time. I still have the note from "Archie Andrews" that I received along with a check for two bucks.

6 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 4:52:41pm

Glad you're having fun with the collection, Charles!

7 Surabaya Stew  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 4:53:26pm

Most cool! The 40 cent price aside, the colors and the overall look really look brand new. (I don't think my brother and I have a single book in our joint collection that isn't at least a little faded.) And the topic is still pertinent to the reality of the present day; how ironic....

8 Racer X  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 4:53:46pm
9 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 4:53:51pm

un-death panels ?

10 Racer X  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 4:54:52pm

Don't turn to page 23.

11 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 4:55:03pm

re: #2 darthstar

Thanks for the new thread by the way...the domestic terror thread was getting a little stale.

Ahem, domestic man made disaster thread. Get with the program.

12 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 4:55:29pm

I think I'll skip this one in favor of tales of creeping monsters and raging fear.

Perhaps this way my mind won't be shattered, just chipped.

13 Killgore Trout  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 4:55:53pm

Glenn Beck: "They Need You to Become Radical."


Still preaching extremism and revolution.
14 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 4:56:05pm

re: #10 Racer X

Don't turn to page 23.

page 23... it came from san fransi, AHHHHHHHH!

15 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 4:57:10pm

re: #1 darthstar

I don't need a comic book to get the chills from a strange girl called Sarah.

some one call Cato and ruin his "mellow"

16 Surabaya Stew  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 4:57:13pm

re: #5 _RememberTonyC

I had a letter published in an Archie comic book around that time. I still have the note from "Archie Andrews" that I received along with a check for two bucks.

I take it that double dollar check was duly cashed. Wonder what an endorsed check from Archie would be worth today? Sounds like an antiques roadshow kinda thing....

17 freetoken  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 4:59:16pm

re: #13 Killgore Trout

It's the never ending spiral, fed by the (brain's) need to have every increasing amount of stimulus.

18 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 4:59:35pm

re: #16 Surabaya Stew

I take it that double dollar check was duly cashed. Wonder what an endorsed check from Archie would be worth today? Sounds like an antiques roadshow kinda thing...


I did cash the check, but I was looking through some stuff a few weeks ago and found the letter. I think it was the first letter I ever had published. Since then there have been dozens more. But I graduated from Archie comics to more mature publications :)

19 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:01:21pm

re: #17 freetoken

It's the never ending spiral, fed by the (brain's) need to have every increasing amount of stimulus.

fuck the brains need for stimulus... we got too much stimulus & not enough brains as it is.

20 ryannon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:01:35pm

re: #10 Racer X

Don't turn to page 23.

And stay out of room 237.

21 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:02:21pm

Random thought:

What could Edgar Allen Poe have produced in the age of graphic novels.

On the other hand, what would graphic novels have been if Edgar Allen Poe had not existed first?

22 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:03:15pm

re: #21 EmmmieG

Random thought:

What could Edgar Allen Poe have produced in the age of graphic novels.

On the other hand, what would graphic novels have been if Edgar Allen Poe had not existed first?

35 bucks... either way.

23 freetoken  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:04:02pm

re: #13 Killgore Trout

Around 2:00 into the clip, Beck asks "Where is George Washington?"

Answer (to the clueless Beck): "He's dead, Jim."

24 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:04:04pm

re: #18 _RememberTonyC

I did cash the check, but I was looking through some stuff a few weeks ago and found the letter. I think it was the first letter I ever had published. Since then there have been dozens more. But I graduated from Archie comics to more mature publications :)

YES! You graduated to LGF!

25 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:05:26pm

re: #24 Floral Giraffe

YES! You graduated to LGF!

LOL .... I got my undergrad at the NY Times and my PhD at LGF

26 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:05:34pm

re: #24 Floral Giraffe

YES! You graduated to LGF!

/which brings up the question of "social promotions"...

27 Killgore Trout  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:06:25pm

re: #17 freetoken

It's the never ending spiral, fed by the (brain's) need to have every increasing amount of stimulus.

Yeah, this stuff is common now it's almost not worth noting. I notice I'm just getting numb to it. It happens pretty much every day.

28 austin_blue  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:07:43pm

re: #19 brookly red

fuck the brains need for stimulus... we got too much stimulus & not enough brains as it is.

That's funny! I disagree, but well put!

29 Surabaya Stew  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:08:50pm

re: #18 _RememberTonyC

I did cash the check, but I was looking through some stuff a few weeks ago and found the letter. I think it was the first letter I ever had published. Since then there have been dozens more. But I graduated from Archie comics to more mature publications :)

Heh, somehow that advanced reading progression was predictable! My early childhood comics reading produced no letters (to the best of my memory), but my brother and I did manage to send off a well-crafted fan letter to the creaters of Elfquest. After our letter was never published, we gradually lost interest in comics. (Shows how a lack of outside acknowledgment can stunt a child's growth!) Our collection is gathering dust up in his attic, and even the poly-bags plus acid-free backers probably aren't enough to ensure their long term survival. Ah, this thread is bringing back some good memories....

30 Mocking Jay  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:08:53pm

re: #21 EmmmieG

Random thought:

What could Edgar Allen Poe have produced in the age of graphic novels.

I think the answer to that question is Neil Gaiman.

31 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:09:11pm

BTW, the coolness of a good comic collection can not be overstated.

The first comics I ever owned or read, and this is a quirk of being the right age were:

Watchmen,
V is for Vendetta
Dark Knight Returns

Then in college, it was Sandman, Bone, the Maxx and Strangers in Paradise.

Right now, I highly recommend any of the Dark Horse Star Wars series.

32 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:09:25pm

re: #28 austin_blue

That's funny! I disagree, but well put!

If I could do it all again I would use the nic darksnark...

33 Mocking Jay  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:10:02pm

re: #31 LudwigVanQuixote


Right now, I highly recommend any of the Dark Horse Star Wars series.

Legacy is actually very good.

34 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:10:44pm

I think over the past day or two, some responsible GOP figures have started to realize that the rhetoric and actions from the extreme right fringe is something that can no longer be ignored or condoned through silence. This is a good sign.

35 Silvergirl  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:10:50pm

Okay, I'm reposting my comics style A to Z thing that I put in the last night's dead thread. Art! Humor! Fun! Awesome illustrations.

See what I mean?

I have several favorites. 'W' is among them.

36 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:11:23pm

re: #31 LudwigVanQuixote

I thought that now a days, comics are not even called comics anymore... my two step-critters tell me they are called "graphic novels."

37 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:11:25pm

re: #30 JasonA

I think the answer to that question is Neil Gaiman.

Author of Coraline. Upding.

38 austin_blue  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:11:49pm

re: #21 EmmmieG

Random thought:

What could Edgar Allen Poe have produced in the age of graphic novels.

((The Sandman. Neil Gaiman's series.))

On the other hand, what would graphic novels have been if Edgar Allen Poe had not existed first?

((Graphic novels? I think Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker had as much to with the form as anyone. Poe can creep you out, though. And short stories do lend themselves beautifully to the genre.))

39 austin_blue  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:12:29pm

re: #30 JasonA

I think the answer to that question is Neil Gaiman.

GMTA, my man.

40 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:12:30pm

Also for any who wish to mega geek out, I can not highly enough recommend Dragon Age origins or the expansion.

The only thing I could argue is better out there is Mass Effect, which has the distinction of being one of the very first major science fiction franchises that is not obviously derivative of someone else's. However, Mass effect is something big and deep while DAO is more of a high fantasy romp.

41 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:12:32pm

re: #36 Walter L. Newton

I thought that now a days, comics are not even called comics anymore... my two step-critters tell me they are called "graphic novels."

can you say dumbing down?

42 Killgore Trout  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:12:43pm

re: #35 Silvergirl

I like Hagar.

43 Mocking Jay  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:13:06pm

re: #37 EmmmieG

Author of Coraline. Upding.

I think he did a story with Sherlock Holmes and Cthulu that I really have to read one of these days.

44 Digital Display  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:13:06pm

re: #31 LudwigVanQuixote

BTW, the coolness of a good comic collection can not be overstated.

The first comics I ever owned or read, and this is a quirk of being the right age were:

Watchmen,
V is for Vendetta
Dark Knight Returns

Then in college, it was Sandman, Bone, the Maxx and Strangers in Paradise.

Right now, I highly recommend any of the Dark Horse Star Wars series.

Do you have any idea how many Baseball cards I destroyed in my Bike spokes as a kid.. It really fucking pisses me off...
I could have a condo in Hawaii right now..Mickey Mantles rookie card..Shredded..
Yes Ludwig..Youth is wasted on the young

45 freetoken  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:13:13pm

re: #36 Walter L. Newton

マンガ! (Manga)

46 MittDoesNotCompute  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:13:29pm

re: #18 _RememberTonyC

I did cash the check, but I was looking through some stuff a few weeks ago and found the letter. I think it was the first letter I ever had published. Since then there have been dozens more. But I graduated from Archie comics to more mature publications :)

Lemme guess, Penthouse?

///

47 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:14:05pm

re: #29 Surabaya Stew

Heh, somehow that advanced reading progression was predictable! My early childhood comics reading produced no letters (to the best of my memory), but my brother and I did manage to send off a well-crafted fan letter to the creaters of Elfquest. After our letter was never published, we gradually lost interest in comics. (Shows how a lack of outside acknowledgment can stunt a child's growth!) Our collection is gathering dust up in his attic, and even the poly-bags plus acid-free backers probably aren't enough to ensure their long term survival. Ah, this thread is bringing back some good memories...

I was never a big comic book collector, but in the late 60's and early 70's I was big into baseball cards. I had thousands of them in cigar boxes, but gave them away to my younger cousin who destroyed them. They would have been very valuable had I hung onto them.

48 Silvergirl  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:14:07pm

re: #42 Killgore Trout

I like Hagar.

Does this mean you and Hello Kitty are no more?

49 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:14:48pm

re: #33 JasonA

Legacy is actually very good.

Yes it is. As is Dark Times and the Old Republic series.

They are all well written - in that "grown up" Star wars style. What I mean by that is that these story lines are to Star Wars what the new BSG was to the old BSG.

My favorite though is Dark Times overall. The writing is superb and the art is absolutely gorgeous. The most fun to read IMHO is the Old Republic series.

50 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:14:57pm

re: #48 Silvergirl

Does this mean you and Hello Kitty are no more?

I heard that BMW is doing a Hello Kitty edition....

51 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:15:28pm

re: #46 talon_262

Lemme guess, Penthouse?

///

the letters in "Forum" were all real

52 austin_blue  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:15:33pm

re: #34 _RememberTonyC

I think over the past day or two, some responsible GOP figures have started to realize that the rhetoric and actions from the extreme right fringe is something that can no longer be ignored or condoned through silence. This is a good sign.

Then I'd truly like to see something other than, "This behavior is unacceptable! (nudge nudge wink wink)"

53 Killgore Trout  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:15:40pm

re: #48 Silvergirl

I never understood the Hello Kitty thing. Was there a comic or was it just marketing toys and clothes?

54 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:16:06pm

re: #44 HoosierHoops

Do you have any idea how many Baseball cards I destroyed in my Bike spokes as a kid.. It really fucking pisses me off...
I could have a condo in Hawaii right now..Mickey Mantles rookie card..Shredded..
Yes Ludwig..Youth is wasted on the young

My grandmother threw out (from dad's collection after he went to college and forgot about it)

1. The first 30 issues of Mad Magazine.
2. Spiderman #1

And a bunch of other stuff... Need I say more...

55 Silvergirl  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:16:22pm

re: #44 HoosierHoops

Do you have any idea how many Baseball cards I destroyed in my Bike spokes as a kid.. It really fucking pisses me off...
I could have a condo in Hawaii right now..Mickey Mantles rookie card..Shredded..
Yes Ludwig..Youth is wasted on the young

Not me. I used playing cards from my parents' decks and received the punishment. It was so worth it for that sweet sound.

56 austin_blue  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:16:45pm

re: #46 talon_262

Lemme guess, Penthouse?

///

Juuuuust for the articles.

57 freetoken  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:16:54pm

re: #53 Killgore Trout

A brilliant marketing campaign by Sanrio. In Japan I could find Hello Kitty! just about anywhere. Hello Kitty is to Sanrio what Mickey Mouse is to Disney.

58 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:17:01pm

re: #52 austin_blue

Then I'd truly like to see something other than, "This behavior is unacceptable! (nudge nudge wink wink)"

a long journey starts with a single step

59 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:17:03pm

re: #41 brookly red

can you say dumbing down?

re: #45 freetoken

マンガ! (Manga)

This didn't answer my question... are they called comics books now a days or graphic novels?

60 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:17:09pm

re: #50 brookly red

I heard that BMW is doing a Hello Kitty edition...

One of the neighbors has a "Hello Kitty" decked out pink mercedes. The boxy SUV one. It's a light pink, but hideous, IMHO.

61 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:17:29pm

hey the NY number was 583... cool!

62 freetoken  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:17:54pm

re: #59 Walter L. Newton

Real men call it "manga".

63 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:18:12pm

re: #36 Walter L. Newton

I thought that now a days, comics are not even called comics anymore... my two step-critters tell me they are called "graphic novels."

A graphic novel is a different format. It is a soft cover book that usually collects a comic series (or part of it) into an anthology. Comics though are still comics.

64 Wozza Matter?  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:18:57pm

re: #59 Walter L. Newton

theres a istinction between CB and GN.

CB are still weekly/monthly superhero whatnots and Graphic Novels are inked in stories with panels and speech bubbles

65 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:19:24pm

re: #60 Floral Giraffe

One of the neighbors has a "Hello Kitty" decked out pink mercedes. The boxy SUV one. It's a light pink, but hideous, IMHO.

that kind of thing makes me question my conservative leanings & makes me wannna just go with "eat the rich"....

66 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:20:00pm

re: #63 LudwigVanQuixote

A graphic novel is a different format. It is a soft cover book that usually collects a comic series (or part of it) into an anthology. Comics though are still comics.

Ok... I guess I'm about to get into an argument with my step-critters. They tell me ALL comic books are called graphic novels, not comics anymore.

What can I say, I live in the home of South Park. For all I know these kids are fucking with me like the characters in South Park would fuck with the adults.

67 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:20:55pm

re: #59 Walter L. Newton

This didn't answer my question... are they called comics books now a days or graphic novels?

dude would anyone pay 65 bucks for a comic book... they are graphic novels.

68 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:20:59pm

re: #65 brookly red

that kind of thing makes me question my conservative leanings & makes me wannna just go with "eat the rich"...

Make me wonder what the inside of the house looks like, every time I walk by!
That & the kinda pr0n statues that frame the front doorway!

69 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:21:00pm

re: #62 freetoken

Real men call it "manga".

Lol, no, manga fans call manga, manga. Don't worry, I like manga as much as the next guy, but I will put our best comics up against Japan's best any day.

70 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:21:35pm

re: #66 Walter L. Newton

Only because they can! And you respond so well!

71 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:21:38pm

re: #66 Walter L. Newton

Ok... I guess I'm about to get into an argument with my step-critters. They tell me ALL comic books are called graphic novels, not comics anymore.

What can I say, I live in the home of South Park. For all I know these kids are fucking with me like the characters in South Park would fuck with the adults.

In this case, they are either misinformed or they are fucking with you.

72 Silvergirl  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:21:45pm

re: #53 Killgore Trout

I never understood the Hello Kitty thing. Was there a comic or was it just marketing toys and clothes?

I was never into it.

Hello Kitty Weirdness (I couldn't find the super weird collection I once saw online)

73 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:23:35pm

sneak preview...

I am about to release my "break-up" line. Good bye Kitty" :)

74 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:23:58pm

re: #67 brookly red

dude would anyone pay 65 bucks for a comic book... they are graphic novels.

$65?

Just out of curiosity, how much do you think something like Superman's first appearance in Action Comics would run you for a well preserved copy?

75 austin_blue  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:23:59pm

re: #58 _RememberTonyC

a long journey starts with a single step

Maybe, but a violent conflict can begin by tacitly encouraging your lunatic fringe, too. Us Lefties learned that in the 60's. If you have a cancer in your midst, cut it out. It gave us Nixon, if you recall.

If they don't, and the nuttiest of the wingnuts kill a few people, the R's lose the middle for a long-ass time for not denouncing them and purging them when they had the chance. Guilt by association? Maybe. But also guilt by encouragement through your media surrogates.

76 Surabaya Stew  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:24:19pm

re: #47 _RememberTonyC

I was never a big comic book collector, but in the late 60's and early 70's I was big into baseball cards. I had thousands of them in cigar boxes, but gave them away to my younger cousin who destroyed them. They would have been very valuable had I hung onto them.

Thats awful! Cards from the tops-only era (1956-1980) tend to be worth more than from the 80's, when different companies (Donruss, Fleer, Star) started competing. My own collection started in 86 and stopped in 88 (when I joined my brother's comic buying efforts full-time.) I still have it in poly sheets, but its worth a fraction of what it might have been if it were only 5-10 years older. The pain of what was wasted or uselessly kept instead is just too much to bear....

77 Wozza Matter?  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:24:29pm

re: #68 Floral Giraffe

like a pron stuido............?

78 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:24:57pm

re: #74 LudwigVanQuixote

$65?

Just out of curiosity, how much do you think something like Superman's first appearance in Action Comics would run you for a well preserved copy?

one just broke the million mark...

79 Silvergirl  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:25:15pm

re: #74 LudwigVanQuixote

$65?

Just out of curiosity, how much do you think something like Superman's first appearance in Action Comics would run you for a well preserved copy?

Wait, let's find Bagua before you go any further so we can have a rip-roaring fight over comics!

:-)

80 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:25:42pm

re: #79 Silvergirl

Wait, let's find Bagua before you go any further so we can have a rip-roaring fight over comics!

:-)

Let's not.

81 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:25:50pm

re: #68 Floral Giraffe

Make me wonder what the inside of the house looks like, every time I walk by!
That & the kinda pr0n statues that frame the front doorway!

rent Scareface...

82 HappyWarrior  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:26:18pm

Never was in to comics. Used to have this big thing of baseball cards though. Forget how that was lost though. I still have my Cal Ripken card collection that I kept since I collect Ripken memorabilia.

83 Silvergirl  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:26:53pm

re: #80 LudwigVanQuixote

Let's not.

Aw. Spoilsport.

{{LVQ}}

84 Decatur Deb  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:27:40pm

re: #56 austin_blue

Juuust for the articles.

I once saw a Braille edition of Playboy--for real. It was all articles, and published under an ADA-like program by the Government Printing Office. The program was later de-funded.

85 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:28:07pm

re: #82 HappyWarrior

Never was in to comics. Used to have this big thing of baseball cards though. Forget how that was lost though. I still have my Cal Ripken card collection that I kept since I collect Ripken memorabilia.

Did I mention that my Grandmother also house cleaned my Grandfather's baseball card collection...

Think things like Hank Aaron Rookie card....

86 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:28:51pm

re: #84 Decatur Deb

I once saw a Braille edition of Playboy--for real. It was all articles, and published under an ADA-like program by the Government Printing Office. The program was later de-funded.

does patterson know about this?

87 kingkenrod  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:28:55pm

re: #66 Walter L. Newton

Ok... I guess I'm about to get into an argument with my step-critters. They tell me ALL comic books are called graphic novels, not comics anymore.

What can I say, I live in the home of South Park. For all I know these kids are fucking with me like the characters in South Park would fuck with the adults.

"Graphic Novel" was coined in the late 70's to refer to slick bound volumes of original comic stories, mostly for mature themed stories. I think it entered common usage with "The Dark Knight Returns". The name stuck as a way to refer to all comics to make them sound like a more legitimate art form and not just throw-away junk for kids.

88 Silvergirl  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:29:43pm

re: #79 Silvergirl

Wait, let's find Bagua before you go any further so we can have a rip-roaring fight over comics!

:-)

What the . . .

You downdinged a goof-off comment?

I'm flouncing this thread and kicking you in your humorless butt before I go.

89 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:29:48pm

If everyone's mother hadn't thrown that stuff out, the remaining cards wouldn't be worth much now, would they?

(A pitch for those us mothers who are not as good at cleaning as others.)

90 Surabaya Stew  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:29:57pm

re: #82 HappyWarrior

Never was in to comics. Used to have this big thing of baseball cards though. Forget how that was lost though. I still have my Cal Ripken card collection that I kept since I collect Ripken memorabilia.

Thats good stuff to keep! If you have a complete series of Iron Cal cards in good condition, it could be a decent-sized reserve fund. Even in not-so-good condition, it still makes for good conversation.

91 Cato the Elder  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:30:24pm

I knew a girl called Sarah once.
She was quite charming, in her way.
Then foxes came upon their hunts,
And soon her wits were all astray.

Copyright 2010 Cato the Elder

92 Racer X  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:30:33pm
93 Wozza Matter?  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:30:35pm

re: #88 Silvergirl

Parity restored..........

94 Digital Display  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:30:49pm

re: #76 Surabaya Stew

Thats awful! Cards from the tops-only era (1956-1980) tend to be worth more than from the 80's, when different companies (Donruss, Fleer, Star) started competing. My own collection started in 86 and stopped in 88 (when I joined my brother's comic buying efforts full-time.) I still have it in poly sheets, but its worth a fraction of what it might have been if it were only 5-10 years older. The pain of what was wasted or uselessly kept instead is just too much to bear...

I don't collect Comic books.. It's not my thing...But I collect stuff..
I have a baseball signed by Babe Ruth.. I have an 8x10 picture of the Babe's picture taken with a Negro League team during a exhibition game..Very rare..
I gave away 4 original Beatles dolls from 1969 in the original packaging to Sharmuta..Just for the fuck of it..
I'm a collector of cool stuff....

95 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:31:02pm

re: #91 Cato the Elder

I knew a girl called Sarah once.
She was quite charming, in her way.
Then foxes came upon their hunts,
And soon her wits were all astray.

Copyright 2010 Cato the Elder

don't quit yer day job...

96 wrenchwench  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:31:02pm

I have a collection of Lost Kitty posters. It started in Salem, OR, when I had a job that sent me door-to-door. On a telephone pole someone had tacked up a very cute poster about their cat, made like a wanted poster, with lines like, "Last seen wearing a tabby coat". The next week, in Portland, I found one that said, "Stripey Herman, Phone Home!" and thus the collection began.

97 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:31:17pm

re: #87 kingkenrod

"Graphic Novel" was coined in the late 70's to refer to slick bound volumes of original comic stories, mostly for mature themed stories. I think it entered common usage with "The Dark Knight Returns". The name stuck as a way to refer to all comics to make them sound like a more legitimate art form and not just throw-away junk for kids.

comics, throw away junk for kids
graphic novel, throw away junk for adults

98 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:31:31pm

re: #75 austin_blue

Maybe, but a violent conflict can begin by tacitly encouraging your lunatic fringe, too. Us Lefties learned that in the 60's. If you have a cancer in your midst, cut it out. It gave us Nixon, if you recall.

If they don't, and the nuttiest of the wingnuts kill a few people, the R's lose the middle for a long-ass time for not denouncing them and purging them when they had the chance. Guilt by association? Maybe. But also guilt by encouragement through your media surrogates.


I agree. Right now, the GOP is a rudderless ship and is still reeling from November 2008. In their state of disorientation, the Republicans made the mistake of embracing (or perhaps not denouncing) extreme elements because they had certain things in common, such as fear/hatred of Obama. We have seen something similar in the blogosphere, although LGF is a notable exception. As we move closer to November 2010, the mature leaders in the GOP (and they do exist) are going to have to wrest control of the party back from the fringe elements or they will not win any national elections for a long time. The GOP needs a 21st century version of William F. Buckley.

99 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:31:45pm

re: #87 kingkenrod

"Graphic Novel" was coined in the late 70's to refer to slick bound volumes of original comic stories, mostly for mature themed stories. I think it entered common usage with "The Dark Knight Returns". The name stuck as a way to refer to all comics to make them sound like a more legitimate art form and not just throw-away junk for kids.

Ok... now I get two opinions... they are all called graphic novels, they are not all called graphic novels... anyone?

100 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:32:32pm

re: #96 wrenchwench

We used to write "Coyote Dinner" on the ones posted in my neighborhood, up in the hills!

101 yitzy  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:33:10pm

So...what you're saying is, the reflections are caused by the acid-free plastic bags in which the books are stored. Right?

102 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:33:16pm

re: #99 Walter L. Newton

Ok... now I get two opinions... they are all called graphic novels, they are not all called graphic novels... anyone?

a graphic novel is the reprinting of a story line in one edition...

103 Wozza Matter?  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:33:33pm

re: #99 Walter L. Newton

comic books are weekly/monthly and generally follow a serial format with the same charachters costing $.

graphic novels are inked in books with panels and speech bubbles that cost $$

104 Wozza Matter?  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:34:40pm

re: #102 brookly red

They don't have to have started in comic books to graduate to graphic novel.

There are some good reworkings of Discworld books into graphic novel form.

105 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:35:06pm

re: #103 wozzablog

comic books are weekly/monthly and generally follow a serial format with the same charachters costing $.

graphic novels are inked in books with panels and speech bubbles that cost $$

thick comic books
[Link: en.wikipedia.org...]

106 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:35:11pm

Oh, I loved Creepy and Eerie! Warren comics were just my style, back when. Some of the artists, like Richard Corben and Jose Ortiz, Bernie Wrightson...man...

107 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:35:13pm

An interesting point about comics made by my GF.

We were talking about comics and Superman came up. She is a big fan.

I commented that my problem with superman is that he is boring. He is way too powerful to be interesting. I went on to say that the plot of any Superman story is that Superman averts a major disaster. Someone waggles some Kryptonite at him. He gets out of the Kryptonite trap by whatever means, and then saves the day.

She hit my arm and said no silly. The point of Superman is that good wins because it is stronger.

Gotta give the lady credit where it is due. She won that one.

108 Summer Seale  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:35:16pm

Hi everyone! Sarah here...

I just want to say thank you for remembering me! As you all know, I come from Alass-ka, which is a pretty cold state most of the time. Back up in Alass-ka, the one thing you don't wanna do is get the chills, because then you'd get sick and we'd have to pray over you to get better. And sometimes God listens, but sometimes he's off doing other more important things like trying to derail Obamacare, or saving orphans, or growing more reindeer for Santa - who also lives near us!

There's a lot to be said for prayer and not getting sick. After all, look at me! I'm looking better than ever and I don't even believe in that sciency medicine stuff. Who needs it? When you're out there shooting at moose at a hundred yards away, and you know that if he catches wind of you he could just turn around and run at you as fast as he can and then you're in trouble! Well, you know you won't have time to start figuring stuff out like what kind of pills to take if you're cold or sneezing and all that. The one thing you can always do is pray away your cold. Even when you're looking down that barrel and have to stay totally silent, you know you can pop off a little silent prayer to God to keep you warm, and everything will be okay.

That's what I'm talking about, America! That's the kind of initiative we need in our great and awesome country today, which the scientists and liberals are trying to take away from us. And, let's face it: what have they ever given us, huh? Did they ever build a fire when it's snowing out? Did they ever go and get you your dinner? I think I'm a heckofa lot smarter than they are because I can do all those things and they can't. That's why hockey moms like me are so great for the office of the Presidency. Nature trained us, not some guy wearing a lab coat in France.

Anyway, I'm just popping in from my busy PR schedule to wish you all well and say thank you to my awesome fans out there! I love you guys!

xoxoxoxox,

Sarah Palin.

109 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:35:55pm

re: #94 HoosierHoops

I don't collect Comic books.. It's not my thing...But I collect stuff..
I have a baseball signed by Babe Ruth.. I have an 8x10 picture of the Babe's picture taken with a Negro League team during a exhibition game..Very rare..
I gave away 4 original Beatles dolls from 1969 in the original packaging to Sharmuta..Just for the fuck of it..
I'm a collector of cool stuff...

I miss Sharmuta ...

110 Wozza Matter?  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:35:58pm

re: #105 albusteve

Persnickerty.

111 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:36:27pm

Ludwig, this article is for you. Feel free to tee off on it in any way you see fit. Everyone else, please do read this. It shows AGW in action:

Rising seas settle fight over isle
India, Bangladesh each claimed New Moore

112 wrenchwench  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:36:48pm

re: #100 Floral Giraffe

We used to write "Coyote Dinner" on the ones posted in my neighborhood, up in the hills!

I haven't been collecting much since I now live in an area where that is the fate of lost pets, and few post any hopeful flyers. I did pick up a lost ferret one last week. A baby ferret. "Answers to 'Squeaky.'" Yeah, sure she does...that's why you had to make a flyer...

113 HappyWarrior  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:36:51pm

re: #90 Surabaya Stew

Thats good stuff to keep! If you have a complete series of Iron Cal cards in good condition, it could be a decent-sized reserve fund. Even in not-so-good condition, it still makes for good conversation.

Yeah I have no plans to sell em at the moment. I also collected all 50 of those state coins. My main new thing collecting now is books though. Love to find sales on books especially hard to find ones.

114 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:36:57pm

re: #104 wozzablog

They don't have to have started in comic books to graduate to graphic novel.

There are some good reworkings of Discworld books into graphic novel form.

well yes true that... but I worked for Marvel for many years & it clouds my judgement.

115 Cato the Elder  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:37:08pm

re: #108 Summer

Hi everyone! Sarah here...

I just want to say thank you for remembering me! As you all know, I come from Alass-ka, which is a pretty cold state most of the time. Back up in Alass-ka, the one thing you don't wanna do is get the chills, because then you'd get sick and we'd have to pray over you to get better. And sometimes God listens, but sometimes he's off doing other more important things like trying to derail Obamacare, or saving orphans, or growing more reindeer for Santa - who also lives near us!

There's a lot to be said for prayer and not getting sick. After all, look at me! I'm looking better than ever and I don't even believe in that sciency medicine stuff. Who needs it? When you're out there shooting at moose at a hundred yards away, and you know that if he catches wind of you he could just turn around and run at you as fast as he can and then you're in trouble! Well, you know you won't have time to start figuring stuff out like what kind of pills to take if you're cold or sneezing and all that. The one thing you can always do is pray away your cold. Even when you're looking down that barrel and have to stay totally silent, you know you can pop off a little silent prayer to God to keep you warm, and everything will be okay.

That's what I'm talking about, America! That's the kind of initiative we need in our great and awesome country today, which the scientists and liberals are trying to take away from us. And, let's face it: what have they ever given us, huh? Did they ever build a fire when it's snowing out? Did they ever go and get you your dinner? I think I'm a heckofa lot smarter than they are because I can do all those things and they can't. That's why hockey moms like me are so great for the office of the Presidency. Nature trained us, not some guy wearing a lab coat in France.

Anyway, I'm just popping in from my busy PR schedule to wish you all well and say thank you to my awesome fans out there! I love you guys!

xoxoxoxox,

Sarah Palin.

I think I love you. Your last name wouldn't happen to be Glau, would it?

116 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:37:08pm

re: #109 _RememberTonyC

I miss Sharmuta ...

indeed...a very pleasant person to have around

117 freetoken  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:37:45pm

re: #69 LudwigVanQuixote

Manga, the real manga, always seemed to me to be more about the story (and the language) than about the drawn pictures.

The Japanese are voracious readers, and their publishing industry puts out high quality material. However, the manga pubs tend to be the lowest quality, and rapidly produced. Everywhere I would go in Japan one could find used manga compilations (which become quite thick books) piled up outside of stores and houses, to be carted off the next day to the recycler. Also, the homeless guys would collect and resell these manga on the street.

It's a bit of a culture shock for an American to show up in Japan, ride a train, and notice an adult man next to himself, reading an "adult" manga.

118 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:37:48pm

re: #108 Summer

Hey, Summer. Planning on doing a Palin satire of her new TV deal?

119 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:37:56pm

re: #116 albusteve

indeed...a very pleasant person to have around

don't it always seem to go...

120 Summer Seale  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:38:06pm

re: #115 Cato the Elder

No, but now you got me all curious. =)

BTW, you were away on vacation or something when I was doing my best bits. Charles even posted one on the front page a few months ago. =)

121 Racer X  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:38:42pm

re: #109 _RememberTonyC

I miss Sharmuta ...

I hope she is OK, and finds what she is seeking.

122 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:38:55pm

re: #119 brookly red

don't it always seem to go...

Big Paradise ... put up a parking lot ...

123 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:39:03pm

re: #121 Racer X

I hope she is OK, and finds what she is seeking.

You want me to find out?

124 Racer X  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:39:33pm

I gotta run - bbl.

125 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:39:50pm

re: #121 Racer X

I hope she is OK, and finds what she is seeking.

yes .... best wishes to Sharm .... wherever she is

126 Killgore Trout  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:40:15pm

Update on this guy....
Health-reform rally heckler says he's sorry and scared

In his first comments on an incident that went viral across the Internet and was repeatedly played on cable television news shows, Reichert said he is sorry about his confrontation with Robert A. Letcher, 60, of the North Side. Letcher, a former nuclear engineer who suffers from Parkinson's, was verbally attacked as he sat before anti-health care demonstrators in front of Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy's district office last week.

"He's got every right to do what he did and some may say I did too, but what I did was shameful," Reichert said. "I haven't slept since that day."

"I made a donation (to a local Parkinson's disease group) and that starts the healing process."


Did he show up at the office and abuse them while throwing money at them?
....


He said he's fearful for his family after reading comments about his actions on the Internet.

"I've been looking at the web sites," he said. "People are hunting for me."
....
"That was my first time at any political rally and I'm never going to another one," Reichert said.

"I will never ever, ever go to another one."

Asshole.

127 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:40:19pm

re: #122 _RememberTonyC

Big Paradise ... put up a parking lot ...

they paved paradise ... but yes.

128 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:40:35pm

re: #121 Racer X

I hope she is OK, and finds what she is seeking.

she's fine...and wise to move on

129 austin_blue  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:40:39pm

re: #98 _RememberTonyC

I agree. Right now, the GOP is a rudderless ship and is still reeling from November 2008. In their state of disorientation, the Republicans made the mistake of embracing (or perhaps not denouncing) extreme elements because they had certain things in common, such as fear/hatred of Obama. We have seen something similar in the blogosphere, although LGF is a notable exception. As we move closer to November 2010, the mature leaders in the GOP (and they do exist) are going to have to wrest control of the party back from the fringe elements or they will not win any national elections for a long time. The GOP needs a 21st century version of William F. Buckley.

Complete agreement.

130 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:41:08pm

re: #111 Dark_Falcon

Ludwig, this article is for you. Feel free to tee off on it in any way you see fit. Everyone else, please do read this. It shows AGW in action:

Rising seas settle fight over isle
India, Bangladesh each claimed New Moore

Yep. This is all real. 2009 BTW marks the close of the warmest decade of record. For those who were arguing that somehow there was a reversed trend... guess what. You were lied to.

[Link: www.giss.nasa.gov...]

There is some actual data.

Rather than rehashing the things that I persistently write. I will say this simply and directly. The cost of inaction is billions of deaths. This will result from lost land, lost fresh water, lost agriculture and spread of contagion.

The trends are accelerating.

Anyone who does not think that this is real and right now is fooling themselves.

131 Decatur Deb  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:41:25pm

re: #115 Cato the Elder

I think I love you. Your last name wouldn't happen to be Glau, would it?

Inconstant Lover

132 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:42:10pm

re: #127 brookly red

they paved paradise ... but yes.

it was a "shovel ready" project

133 freetoken  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:42:39pm

re: #108 Summer

BTW Sarah, I see that in your latest Facebook entry you introduce us to your hit-list of Congressmen, and you invite us to help you by sending money to your SarahPac.

No thank you, Sarah.

134 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:42:47pm

re: #75 austin_blue

Maybe, but a violent conflict can begin by tacitly encouraging your lunatic fringe, too. Us Lefties learned that in the 60's. If you have a cancer in your midst, cut it out. It gave us Nixon, if you recall.


Tom Wolfe had an anecdote about a confused college student in the early 70s. A campus radical (it may have been Tom Hayden) came to talk, declaring that the system was rotten to the core, there was nothing worth saving, and revolution was the only answer. The next year the same guy came back for another speech, urging them to remember to vote in the upcoming primary. Wolfe suggested that "the Sixties" died sometime in the interim.

135 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:43:02pm

ACK, need msg...

where is Chinese menu?

136 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:43:14pm

re: #117 freetoken

Manga, the real manga, always seemed to me to be more about the story (and the language) than about the drawn pictures.

The Japanese are voracious readers, and their publishing industry puts out high quality material. However, the manga pubs tend to be the lowest quality, and rapidly produced. Everywhere I would go in Japan one could find used manga compilations (which become quite thick books) piled up outside of stores and houses, to be carted off the next day to the recycler. Also, the homeless guys would collect and resell these manga on the street.

It's a bit of a culture shock for an American to show up in Japan, ride a train, and notice an adult man next to himself, reading an "adult" manga.

Honestly given the things that go into adult Japanese manga, I think it is a culture shock for anyone to see such stuff.

I do not want to bash an entire nation for this or all manga everywhere - however, I don't think any civilized person should have a taste for vore or tentacle rape.

137 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:43:58pm

re: #132 _RememberTonyC

it was a "shovel ready" project

you have no idea how deep that is .

138 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:44:59pm

re: #107 LudwigVanQuixote

An interesting point about comics made by my GF.

We were talking about comics and Superman came up. She is a big fan.

I commented that my problem with superman is that he is boring. He is way too powerful to be interesting. I went on to say that the plot of any Superman story is that Superman averts a major disaster. Someone waggles some Kryptonite at him. He gets out of the Kryptonite trap by whatever means, and then saves the day.

She hit my arm and said no silly. The point of Superman is that good wins because it is stronger.

Gotta give the lady credit where it is due. She won that one.

Before the 60s, Superman wasn't even all that science fiction-y. In the 40s they kept putting him up against crooks that Batman could have taken down blindfolded.

139 Surabaya Stew  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:45:14pm

re: #94 HoosierHoops

I don't collect Comic books.. It's not my thing...But I collect stuff..
I have a baseball signed by Babe Ruth.. I have an 8x10 picture of the Babe's picture taken with a Negro League team during a exhibition game..Very rare..
I gave away 4 original Beatles dolls from 1969 in the original packaging to Sharmuta..Just for the fuck of it..
I'm a collector of cool stuff...

Didn't know the Babe ever played against Negro League teams, very interesting! Sharm is very lucky to have a friend like you....suppose she might be interested in a Y2K Brittany Spears doll in the original packaging?
:-D

140 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:45:48pm

re: #136 LudwigVanQuixote

Honestly given the things that go into adult Japanese manga, I think it is a culture shock for anyone to see such stuff.

I do not want to bash an entire nation for this or all manga everywhere - however, I don't think any civilized person should have a taste for vore or tentacle rape.

Quite Concur. Some that stuff is just freaky.

141 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:45:54pm

re: #137 brookly red

you have no idea how deep that is .

i'm know for my depth ... as well as my occasional shallowness.

142 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:45:56pm

re: #137 brookly red

you have no idea how deep that is .

soon enough it will be so deep as to be submerged...I hope the used concrete

143 MittDoesNotCompute  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:46:00pm

re: #107 LudwigVanQuixote

An interesting point about comics made by my GF.

We were talking about comics and Superman came up. She is a big fan.

I commented that my problem with superman is that he is boring. He is way too powerful to be interesting. I went on to say that the plot of any Superman story is that Superman averts a major disaster. Someone waggles some Kryptonite at him. He gets out of the Kryptonite trap by whatever means, and then saves the day.

She hit my arm and said no silly. The point of Superman is that good wins because it is stronger.

Gotta give the lady credit where it is due. She won that one.

You've not seen Superdickery, have you?

;-P

144 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:46:12pm

re: #126 Killgore Trout

Update on this guy...
Health-reform rally heckler says he's sorry and scared

Asshole.

This is actually a good thing. The guy was a total asshole, and rather than being given the protection of an echo chamber, people in the real world are pointing out what a disgusting douche he was. When the anonymity of a virulent crowd is stripped individuals find that there is responsibility for their actions.

Never be afraid to call a sick asshole a sick asshole. Don't let them get away with being one.

145 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:47:02pm

re: #112 wrenchwench

Yes, it was almost always the fate of lost pets, in that neighborhood.
Here, much more urban, I have not seen a coyote in 3 years. Now, I've seen possum & raccoons, so I bet the coyotes are here, just haven't seen one.

146 austin_blue  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:47:08pm

re: #108 Summer

Hi everyone! Sarah here...

I just want to say thank you for remembering me! As you all know, I come from Alass-ka, which is a pretty cold state most of the time. Back up in Alass-ka, the one thing you don't wanna do is get the chills, because then you'd get sick and we'd have to pray over you to get better. And sometimes God listens, but sometimes he's off doing other more important things like trying to derail Obamacare, or saving orphans, or growing more reindeer for Santa - who also lives near us!

There's a lot to be said for prayer and not getting sick. After all, look at me! I'm looking better than ever and I don't even believe in that sciency medicine stuff. Who needs it? When you're out there shooting at moose at a hundred yards away, and you know that if he catches wind of you he could just turn around and run at you as fast as he can and then you're in trouble! Well, you know you won't have time to start figuring stuff out like what kind of pills to take if you're cold or sneezing and all that. The one thing you can always do is pray away your cold. Even when you're looking down that barrel and have to stay totally silent, you know you can pop off a little silent prayer to God to keep you warm, and everything will be okay.

That's what I'm talking about, America! That's the kind of initiative we need in our great and awesome country today, which the scientists and liberals are trying to take away from us. And, let's face it: what have they ever given us, huh? Did they ever build a fire when it's snowing out? Did they ever go and get you your dinner? I think I'm a heckofa lot smarter than they are because I can do all those things and they can't. That's why hockey moms like me are so great for the office of the Presidency. Nature trained us, not some guy wearing a lab coat in France.

Anyway, I'm just popping in from my busy PR schedule to wish you all well and say thank you to my awesome fans out there! I love you guys!

xoxoxoxox,

Sarah Palin.

Thanks for that edition of "Eerie Tales"!

(You've got the voice and the cadence down, m'dear. Well played!)

147 Soap_Man  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:47:19pm

re: #13 Killgore Trout

Glenn Beck: "They Need You to Become Radical."

[Video]
Still preaching extremism and revolution.

Oh Glenn, our modern day Thomas Paine. The pied-piper. The man who will take the the next Founding Fathers and give them that nudge, that inspiration to reach the tipping point, make them seecan that they are fed up with the tyranny and oppression. So they take up arms against the oppressors. So he can be the man remembered as the author of the next revolution.

Perhaps I'm being a little grandiose, but I wouldn't be surprised if that's how he thinks about himself. Rational people just think he's an ass.

Anywho, back to the real world. I just watched yesterday's LOST. Aaaaand it kicked ass.

148 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:47:32pm

by the way .... Celtics are smoking Denver on ESPN

149 Soap_Man  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:48:02pm

re: #147 Soap_Man

Oh Glenn, our modern day Thomas Paine. The pied-piper. The man who will take the the next Founding Fathers and give them that nudge, that inspiration to reach the tipping point, make them seecan that they are fed up with the tyranny and oppression. So they take up arms against the oppressors. So he can be the man remembered as the author of the next revolution.

Perhaps I'm being a little grandiose, but I wouldn't be surprised if that's how he thinks about himself. Rational people just think he's an ass.

Anywho, back to the real world. I just watched yesterday's LOST. Aaaand it kicked ass.

Oops. Too much post-work scotch.

150 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:48:05pm

re: #142 albusteve

soon enough it will be so deep as to be submerged...I hope the used concrete

don't worry Tony I got dis.

151 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:48:48pm

re: #115 Cato the Elder

I think I love you. Your last name wouldn't happen to be Glau, would it?

Massive upding for loving River.

152 Surabaya Stew  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:48:54pm

re: #113 HappyWarrior

Yeah I have no plans to sell em at the moment. I also collected all 50 of those state coins. My main new thing collecting now is books though. Love to find sales on books especially hard to find ones.

Good for you on holding on to your Silent Cal collection! But a mean trick it was to up it to 56 quarters, wasn't it? Now all those carefully chosen 50-coin displays have to be taken town and exchanged!

153 Wozza Matter?  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:49:27pm

laters all. gonna see if the GF is online.

154 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:49:42pm

re: #144 LudwigVanQuixote

This is actually a good thing. The guy was a total asshole, and rather than being given the protection of an echo chamber, people in the real world are pointing out what a disgusting douche he was. When the anonymity of a virulent crowd is stripped individuals find that there is responsibility for their actions.

Never be afraid to call a sick asshole a sick asshole. Don't let them get away with being one.

Yes... I agree that it's a good thing that he came clean, I agree that it's a good thing that people pointed out what a "disgusting douche he was," but... is this ok?

(from the article)

He said he's fearful for his family after reading comments about his actions on the Internet. "I've been looking at the web sites," he said. "People are hunting for me."

155 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:50:14pm

re: #151 LudwigVanQuixote

Massive upding for loving River.

if your upding lasts for more than 4 hours you should seek medic.....

156 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:50:26pm

re: #113 HappyWarrior

Yeah I have no plans to sell em at the moment. I also collected all 50 of those state coins. My main new thing collecting now is books though. Love to find sales on books especially hard to find ones.

President Obama said he collected quarters from all 57 states ...

157 MittDoesNotCompute  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:50:27pm

re: #125 _RememberTonyC

yes ... best wishes to Sharm ... wherever she is

Good night, Sharmuta, wherever you are.

/apologies to Jimmy Durante

158 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:50:41pm

re: #117 freetoken

You see this dehumanising view of women in manga. Manga are those ubiquitous
pornographic comic books. Men read them openly on the trains and buses. You
can buy them anywhere. But the motherlode of manga is a massive basement
bookshop in Tokyo with staff dressed like fantasy cartoon characters. Pick
up almost any book at random and be prepared for a sharp intake of breath.
The stories, such as they are, generally involve schoolgirls being attacked
and raped; the scenarios are inventive in their nastiness. Children are
abducted, gagged in their beds, dragged up dark alleys. The victims are
small and defenceless, with unfeasibly large breasts and round, tearful
eyes. They are regularly killed or commit suicide. I kept thinking that the
last pages must be missing, the ones with the comeuppance, but there's none.
And, to add a peculiarly Japanese weirdness, the drawings are delicately
censored. Minute slivers of genitalia are Tipp-Exed out. Nothing is as
unnervingly sordid as manga, and nothing would so distress the European
parents of a daughter. And the Japanese think less than nothing of it.

159 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:51:09pm

re: #155 brookly red

if your upding lasts for more than 4 hours you should seek medic...

River might have that effect on me...

160 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:52:05pm

re: #159 LudwigVanQuixote

TMI!!!11!!!

161 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:52:14pm

re: #147 Soap_Man

Oh Glenn, our modern day Thomas Paine. The pied-piper. The man who will take the the next Founding Fathers and give them that nudge, that inspiration to reach the tipping point, make them see that they are fed up with the tyranny and oppression. So they take up arms against the oppressors. So he can be the man remembered as the author of the next revolution.

Perhaps I'm being a little grandiose, but I wouldn't be surprised if that's how he thinks about himself. Rational people just think he's an ass.

Anywho, back to the real world. I just watched yesterday's LOST. Aaaand it kicked ass.

It'll be interesting to see how Beck responds to the broadside James Cameron fired at him yesterday.

162 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:52:24pm

re: #154 Walter L. Newton

Yes... I agree that it's a good thing that he came clean, I agree that it's a good thing that people pointed out what a "disgusting douche he was," but... is this ok?

(from the article)

He said he's fearful for his family after reading comments about his actions on the Internet. "I've been looking at the web sites," he said. "People are hunting for me."

silence

163 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:52:57pm

re: #123 Walter L. Newton

You want me to find out?

If it wouldn't be an intrusion on either of you, yes.

164 Surabaya Stew  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:53:03pm

re: #156 _RememberTonyC

President Obama said he collected quarters from all 57 states ...

He was off by only one....

165 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:53:07pm

re: #160 Floral Giraffe

TMI!!!11!!!

Floral, respectfully, would you turn her down?

166 Soap_Man  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:53:41pm

re: #161 Dark_Falcon

It'll be interesting to see how Beck responds to the broadside James Cameron fired at him yesterday.

He'll probably have fun with it. "Hey look! Hollywood is attacking me!! Those silly limousine liberals!!!"

And then he'll cry.

167 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:53:43pm

re: #156 _RememberTonyC

President Obama said he collected quarters from all 57 states ...

he was projecting ahead ... jalisco, guanajantro, pubela....

168 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:53:49pm

re: #163 The Sanity Inspector

If it wouldn't be an intrusion on either of you, yes.

she's fine...I just talked with her...what more do you want to know?

169 HappyWarrior  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:54:04pm

re: #152 Surabaya Stew

Good for you on holding on to your Silent Cal collection! But a mean trick it was to up it to 56 quarters, wasn't it? Now all those carefully chosen 50-coin displays have to be taken town and exchanged!

I think another trick was getting em from all the places they were minted. Ha, I could be guilty of being called obsessive but I am not that obsessive. But yeah the Ripken card thing was funny. I felt like a kid all over again when I got his autograph a few years back at a book signing.

170 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:54:52pm

re: #154 Walter L. Newton

Yes... I agree that it's a good thing that he came clean, I agree that it's a good thing that people pointed out what a "disgusting douche he was," but... is this ok?

(from the article)

He said he's fearful for his family after reading comments about his actions on the Internet. "I've been looking at the web sites," he said. "People are hunting for me."

Of course actually stalking him is wrong. ON the other hand, if anyone recognizes him in the street, and simply says ohhhh... Aren't you are the douche bag who was harassing that poor guy with Parkinson's for say the next year, that would be justice.

171 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:54:56pm

re: #161 Dark_Falcon

It'll be interesting to see how Beck responds to the broadside James Cameron fired at him yesterday.

A self-impressed Hollywood liberal snipes at Beck? A hanging curve ball for him and his audience.

172 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:55:42pm

re: #168 albusteve

she's fine...I just talked with her...what more do you want to know?

Nothing more, that's sufficient for me, except to pass along our best. And thanks for doing that.

173 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:55:44pm

re: #154 Walter L. Newton

Yes... I agree that it's a good thing that he came clean, I agree that it's a good thing that people pointed out what a "disgusting douche he was," but... is this ok?

(from the article)

He said he's fearful for his family after reading comments about his actions on the Internet. "I've been looking at the web sites," he said. "People are hunting for me."

When you make threats of violence, you invite threats in response.

(Yes, I know how some reading this post might use those words, so let me once again make clear that I have never issued a call online for anyone to be harmed, save only those with whom we are at war or those found guilty of murder.)

174 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:56:12pm

re: #171 The Sanity Inspector

A self-impressed Hollywood liberal snipes at Beck? A hanging curve ball for him and his audience.

agree .... this is just what Beck craves.

175 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:56:38pm

re: #168 albusteve

she's fine...I just talked with her...what more do you want to know?

just tell her to stay strong.

176 Digital Display  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:56:40pm

re: #139 Surabaya Stew

Didn't know the Babe ever played against Negro League teams, very interesting! Sharm is very lucky to have a friend like you...suppose she might be interested in a Y2K Brittany Spears doll in the original packaging?
:-D

No the Babe never played against the Negro league.. He went there and had his picture taken with a team surrounded by Black fans smiling and waving hats and hands..Very rare picture..
The Babe believed Sports was color blind..
Someday this fucking world will see the whole world color blind...
Someday my friend..Someday

177 HappyWarrior  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:58:36pm

re: #176 HoosierHoops

No the Babe never played against the Negro league.. He went there and had his picture taken with a team surrounded by Black fans smiling and waving hats and hands..Very rare picture..
The Babe believed Sports was color blind..
Someday this fucking world will see the whole world color blind...
Someday my friend..Someday

I take it this was one of those exhibition games that the leagues sometimes did. And yeah he was a tolerant guy. Another tolerant guy during that time was Wagner. There was a guy named John Henry Lloyd in the Negro Leagues who was called the Black Wagner. Honus was like no you should say I'm the white version of him. Great guy Wagner. My grandmother got to see him play when she was a girl since my great grandfather was a big Pirates fan.

178 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:58:39pm

re: #172 The Sanity Inspector

Nothing more, that's sufficient for me, except to pass along our best. And thanks for doing that.

she's busy with work and family...getting out quite a bit, looking at new things and reaquainting with with old stuff she had out aside...she is very content

179 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:58:55pm

re: #173 Dark_Falcon

When you make threats of violence, you invite threats in response.

(Yes, I know how some reading this post might use those words, so let me once again make clear that I have never issued a call online for anyone to be harmed, save only those with whom we are at war or those found guilty of murder.)

This isn't even about threats of violence. Of course actually assaulting him would be wrong. However, this douche isn't sorry for his actions, he is sorry that he is shamed as a douche. Let him be sorry for being shamed publicly as a douche. He thought he was being all popular and macho with his tea bag buddies - who are now bravely running to his aid I should point out - and now he gets to learn that no, even America still expects some lev el of decency from her citizens.

Shame is a good thing. It keeps the lesser developed members of society in line with the social contract.

180 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:59:11pm

re: #171 The Sanity Inspector

A self-impressed Hollywood liberal snipes at Beck? A hanging curve ball for him and his audience.

I know, but I think Cameron is "Freak-Baiting". He's jabbing at Beck hoping to get a reaction. I've had people jab at me like that, and to my shame I did that to others a couple times when I was younger.

181 Killgore Trout  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:59:28pm

re: #144 LudwigVanQuixote

He did have the decency to recognize he was out of control but I suspect he's more embarrassed that it was caught on tape and became a national story.

182 austin_blue  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:59:33pm

re: #154 Walter L. Newton

Yes... I agree that it's a good thing that he came clean, I agree that it's a good thing that people pointed out what a "disgusting douche he was," but... is this ok?

(from the article)

He said he's fearful for his family after reading comments about his actions on the Internet. "I've been looking at the web sites," he said. "People are hunting for me."

I would suspect that most of the people "hunting" want to tell him what an asshole douche bag he is. Can't blame them. Not the same as the Collateral Damage by the Va. tea bagger.

Those people worry me and bear watching. The problem is that there are tens of thousands of them in a state of high dudgeon. They may become Naaasty Baginses....

183 kingkenrod  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:59:39pm

re: #126 Killgore Trout

Update on this guy...
Health-reform rally heckler says he's sorry and scared

Asshole.

Weird things happen to people psychologically when they get in crowds.

184 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:59:47pm

re: #176 HoosierHoops

No the Babe never played against the Negro league.. He went there and had his picture taken with a team surrounded by Black fans smiling and waving hats and hands..Very rare picture..
The Babe believed Sports was color blind..
Someday this fucking world will see the whole world color blind...
Someday my friend..Someday


there have been serious discussions as to whether the Bambino actually WAS Black.

185 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 5:59:50pm

re: #175 brookly red

just tell her to stay strong.

heh...me tell her that?

186 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:00:06pm

re: #180 Dark_Falcon

I know, but I think Cameron is "Freak-Baiting". He's jabbing at Beck hoping to get a reaction. I've had people jab at me like that, and to my shame I did that to others a couple times when I was younger.

If you were a freak like Beck when you were younger, then congratulations to your therapist!

187 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:00:09pm

re: #178 albusteve

she's busy with work and family...getting out quite a bit, looking at new things and reaquainting with with old stuff she had out aside...she is very content

That's good to hear!

188 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:00:26pm

re: #180 Dark_Falcon

I know, but I think Cameron is "Freak-Baiting". He's jabbing at Beck hoping to get a reaction. I've had people jab at me like that, and to my shame I did that to others a couple times when I was younger.

jab, jab, uppercut, cross... next.

189 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:01:04pm

re: #181 Killgore Trout

He did have the decency to recognize he was out of control but I suspect he's more embarrassed that it was caught on tape and became a national story.

Which is my point entirely. I would bet he went home that night feeling smug about how "he put that bum down."

190 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:01:05pm

re: #185 albusteve

heh...me tell her that?

well best wishes sounds so lame....

191 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:01:08pm

re: #179 LudwigVanQuixote

This isn't even about threats of violence. Of course actually assaulting him would be wrong. However, this douche isn't sorry for his actions, he is sorry that he is shamed as a douche. Let him be sorry for being shamed publicly as a douche. He thought he was being all popular and macho with his tea bag buddies - who are now bravely running to his aid I should point out - and now he gets to learn that no, even America still expects some lev el of decency from her citizens.

Shame is a good thing. It keeps the lesser developed members of society in line with the social contract.

Again, Concur. Shame is sometimes the only way to hold jerks to account.

192 austin_blue  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:01:37pm

re: #155 brookly red

if your upding lasts for more than 4 hours you should seek medic...

If your upding lasts for more than four hours, you should alert the media:

"Take a look at this baby, boys! Blue steel! A cat can't scratch it!"

193 Sheila Broflovski  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:01:49pm

re: #54 LudwigVanQuixote

My grandmother threw out (from dad's collection after he went to college and forgot about it)

1. The first 30 issues of Mad Magazine.
2. Spiderman #1

And a bunch of other stuff... Need I say more...

My mother-in-law never threw away anything.

When she went to the retirement home, my husband and sister-in-law had to go through 65 years worth of stuff that accumulated in her house.

It was all junk.

194 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:02:07pm

re: #191 Dark_Falcon

Again, Concur. Shame is sometimes the only way to hold jerks to account.

not the forgiving type eh?...what did the guy do?

195 MittDoesNotCompute  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:02:07pm

re: #128 albusteve

she's fine...and wise to move on

Whatcha talkin' about, Willis?

196 Surabaya Stew  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:02:18pm

re: #169 HappyWarrior

I think another trick was getting em from all the places they were minted. Ha, I could be guilty of being called obsessive but I am not that obsessive. But yeah the Ripken card thing was funny. I felt like a kid all over again when I got his autograph a few years back at a book signing.

When you have a institution as conservative (design-wise) as the US mint used to be, collecting coins by place of manufacture (and metallic composition) is the only way to build up a decent sized collection. Until the started jazzing up the coin faces in the last decade, we went 35 years with the same half-dollar, 70 years with same quarter, 55 years with the same dime, 65 years with the same nickel, and 90 years with the same portrait of Lincoln on the penny. (Thank goodness for the state quarter program!)

BTW, I've heard Cal Ripkin is a great guy in person, did you get that impression when you met him?

197 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:03:10pm

re: #190 brookly red

well best wishes sounds so lame...

she's fine...she is tough as hell, with a big heart

198 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:03:37pm

re: #186 LudwigVanQuixote

If you were a freak like Beck when you were younger, then congratulations to your therapist!

I was never that bad, but I was a freak in many ways. I grew out of much of it, and eventually with help from friends, family and co-workers I worked past almost all of the rest. I'll never be truly 'normal' but I've gotten my crazy side under firm control.

199 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:03:42pm

re: #197 albusteve

she's fine...she is tough as hell, with a big heart

all good

200 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:03:54pm

Speaking of Adult Manga...

Japan Pledges To Halt Production Of Weirdo Porn That Makes People Puke

[Link: www.theonion.com...]

201 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:04:09pm

re: #188 brookly red

jab, jab, uppercut, cross... next.

What does that mean?

202 HappyWarrior  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:04:29pm

re: #196 Surabaya Stew

When you have a institution as conservative (design-wise) as the US mint used to be, collecting coins by place of manufacture (and metallic composition) is the only way to build up a decent sized collection. Until the started jazzing up the coin faces in the last decade, we went 35 years with the same half-dollar, 70 years with same quarter, 55 years with the same dime, 65 years with the same nickel, and 90 years with the same portrait of Lincoln on the penny. (Thank goodness for the state quarter program!)

BTW, I've heard Cal Ripkin is a great guy in person, did you get that impression when you met him?

Oh yeah he was a very nice guy. It was such a great opportunity. As I said I felt like a kid again even though I was 20 at the time.

203 MittDoesNotCompute  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:04:40pm

re: #178 albusteve

she's busy with work and family...getting out quite a bit, looking at new things and reaquainting with with old stuff she had out aside...she is very content

That's good to hear...

204 Soap_Man  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:04:43pm

re: #194 albusteve

not the forgiving type eh?...what did the guy do?

re: #126 Killgore Trout

Update on this guy...
Health-reform rally heckler says he's sorry and scared

Asshole.

205 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:05:02pm

re: #193 Alouette

My mother-in-law never threw away anything.

When she went to the retirement home, my husband and sister-in-law had to go through 65 years worth of stuff that accumulated in her house.

It was all junk.

Point is taken. However one person's junk is another's treasure. If it is a comic or a baseball card in good condition - do not throw it out!

206 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:05:20pm

re: #193 Alouette

My mother-in-law never threw away anything.

When she went to the retirement home, my husband and sister-in-law had to go through 65 years worth of stuff that accumulated in her house.

It was all junk.

That's true for a LOT of people who grew up during the depression.
My friend Bill, who died suddenly, saved everything. After months of sorting it wasn't "Bill's precious" stuff anymore! I do think, if possible, people should deal with their "stuff" rather than leave it for the kids to sort out.
NOT looking forward to dealing with the parent's house, when the time comes.
Slide photographs. ROOMS of them. GAH!

207 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:05:49pm

re: #182 austin_blue

I would suspect that most of the people "hunting" want to tell him what an asshole douche bag he is. Can't blame them. Not the same as the Collateral Damage by the Va. tea bagger.

Those people worry me and bear watching. The problem is that there are tens of thousands of them in a state of high dudgeon. They may become Naaasty Baginses...

"May...?" No, they will, there is no stopping this now. As I said up thread, these people have instant access to people who agree with them and support them. It's called the internet. Never before can like-minded people so quickly communicate, with words, pictures, video and sound. A "rally" can be organized in minutes, the social networking sites are a conduit for all sorts of instant communication. Tie that to texting, twittering and other means of instant communications, it's not stoppable, not in the ways we have dealt with these things in the past.

The administration will have to be proactive, trying to stay one step ahead of these people. This is not a simple midnight ride through the countryside anymore...

208 HappyWarrior  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:05:52pm

re: #200 LudwigVanQuixote

Speaking of Adult Manga...

Japan Pledges To Halt Production Of Weirdo Porn That Makes People Puke

[Link: www.theonion.com...]

Is it any wonder that The Onion is one of the best websites out there? I've seriously considered applying for an internship with them even though journalistic satire has nothing to do with my major and general career plans post college.

209 Surabaya Stew  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:05:58pm

re: #176 HoosierHoops

No the Babe never played against the Negro league.. He went there and had his picture taken with a team surrounded by Black fans smiling and waving hats and hands..Very rare picture..
The Babe believed Sports was color blind..
Someday this fucking world will see the whole world color blind...
Someday my friend..Someday

Agreed 100% on the sentiment! Would you happen to know where that pic (or a similar one) might be posted online? I'd love to see it.

210 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:06:07pm

re: #195 talon_262

Whatcha talkin' about, Willis?

as in a good thing for her to stop posting here

211 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:06:10pm

Holy crap, they just played some of the 50 (!!) voicemail threats received by Rep. Stupak. Men & women, many bleeps, awful stuff. (Maddow show)

212 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:06:12pm

re: #201 Dark_Falcon

What does that mean?

you said he was jabbing... so I just figured.

213 Daniel Ballard  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:06:18pm

Waay off topic!
Today I saw some of the highest quality counterfeit silver coins I have seen in decades. Sold at a swap meet no less. Poor guy thought he bought 500 1 toz silver coins. He really got good steel fakes heavily & perfectly plated with sterling silver.

A magnet tells the real story. A cheap easy test and silver is never, ever magnetic in the least.

214 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:06:45pm

re: #99 Walter L. Newton

Ok... now I get two opinions... they are all called graphic novels, they are not all called graphic novels... anyone?

In my experience, the thin staple-bound newsprint format is a 'comic book'. The book-bound, more expensively printed, thicker version, containing either a series of 'comic books' or a single story meant to be read as a novel, is a 'graphic novel'.

215 Digital Display  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:07:06pm

re: #184 _RememberTonyC

there have been serious discussions as to whether the Bambino actually WAS Black.

The first man to figure out to upper cut a fastball into the stands..
What a fat and slow player and the greatest hitter in history!
RIP Babe.. I'm teasing you.. You baseball stud!

216 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:07:19pm

re: #201 Dark_Falcon

What does that mean?

it means someone got knocked out I presume

217 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:07:25pm

re: #213 Rightwingconspirator

Interesting for you, bummer for the purchaser.
A fool and his money?

218 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:08:08pm

re: #4 Killgore Trout

Clyburn Says Noose Depiction Faxed To His Office After HCR Vote (VIDEO)

THINGS AREN'T ALWAYS WHAT THEY SEEM HE FAXED HIMSELF THAT NOOSE
/////

219 Surabaya Stew  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:08:22pm

re: #202 HappyWarrior

Oh yeah he was a very nice guy. It was such a great opportunity. As I said I felt like a kid again even though I was 20 at the time.

It's nice to have one's positive impressions confirmed by reality for a change, isn't it?

220 Killgore Trout  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:09:02pm

re: #213 Rightwingconspirator

Waay off topic!
Today I saw some of the highest quality counterfeit silver coins I have seen in decades. Sold at a swap meet no less. Poor guy thought he bought 500 1 toz silver coins. He really got good steel fakes heavily & perfectly plated with sterling silver.

A magnet tells the real story. A cheap easy test and silver is never, ever magnetic in the least.

The Chinese entered the market of forged violins about 10 years ago. At first they were laughable attempts. It's now fairly common to see passable Chinese forgeries sell at reputable auction houses for $10,000 or more.

221 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:09:18pm

re: #204 Soap_Man

that guy...I see...well he's gotten plenty of attention now

222 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:09:20pm

Sorry to repost, but this line caused me to laugh hard enough to cry...

[Link: www.theonion.com...]

The proposed new measures include a 50 percent reduction in live-eel anal insertions, and a requirement that portrayals of group sex involving seven or more individuals feature at least four human participants. Also under consideration is a zero-tolerance policy covering all "prurient uses" of colostomy bags.

223 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:09:53pm

re: #215 HoosierHoops

The first man to figure out to upper cut a fastball into the stands..
What a fat and slow player and the greatest hitter in history!
RIP Babe.. I'm teasing you.. You baseball stud!

I have a friend who is the largest collector of sports memorabilia in the world. A few years ago, he gave me the opportunity to swing an actual Babe Ruth bat from his collection. It was beyond cool. here's his web site ... [Link: www.sportsimmortals.com...]

224 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:10:11pm

re: #212 brookly red

you said he was jabbing... so I just figured.

Upding then, since it was a good line.

225 Soap_Man  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:10:26pm

re: #215 HoosierHoops

The first man to figure out to upper cut a fastball into the stands..
What a fat and slow player and the greatest hitter in history!
RIP Babe.. I'm teasing you.. You baseball stud!

Hey Hoops. I posted this earlier (not sure if you saw it). As a follow-up to our convo a few days ago about the rareness of a perfect bracket:

Autistic Teen Picks Perfectly So Far

Alex Hermann, an autistic 17-year-old from Chicago, picked perfectly the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament. The odds of doing that? One in 13,460,000—worse odds than winning the lottery twice. Hermann chose Northern Iowa over Kansas, Ohio over Georgetown, and Cornell over Wisconsin. Sadly for Hermann, he entered his bracket in the CBS pool without a prize attached. The odds of him completing a perfect bracket for the entire tournament are as high as one in one trillion.

226 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:10:33pm

re: #218 WindUpBird

THINGS AREN'T ALWAYS WHAT THEY SEEM HE FAXED HIMSELF THAT NOOSE
///

/prove he didn't :)

227 Eclectic Infidel  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:10:42pm

I'm stuck with close to 1000 comic books from the early 80s. I'll have to wait till I'm much older to consider selling. It was the 80s when Marvel and DC got the big fat clue that comic books were cool and began printing them en masse.

228 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:10:43pm

re: #218 WindUpBird

THINGS AREN'T ALWAYS WHAT THEY SEEM HE FAXED HIMSELF THAT NOOSE
///

Isolated incident. Just like the 50+ isolated incident phone calls Stupak got, the multiple isolated incident racist epithets and homophobic epithets shouted at congressmen, and Boehner's isolated incident that a fellow congressman, Steve Driehaus, was 'a dead man'...

229 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:10:48pm

re: #213 Rightwingconspirator

Waay off topic!
Today I saw some of the highest quality counterfeit silver coins I have seen in decades. Sold at a swap meet no less. Poor guy thought he bought 500 1 toz silver coins. He really got good steel fakes heavily & perfectly plated with sterling silver.

A magnet tells the real story. A cheap easy test and silver is never, ever magnetic in the least.

Sterling doesn't even have the same surface texture as .999 fine silver. What kind of "coins" were these items suppose to be?

230 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:10:52pm

re: #179 LudwigVanQuixote

This isn't even about threats of violence. Of course actually assaulting him would be wrong. However, this douche isn't sorry for his actions, he is sorry that he is shamed as a douche. Let him be sorry for being shamed publicly as a douche. He thought he was being all popular and macho with his tea bag buddies - who are now bravely running to his aid I should point out - and now he gets to learn that no, even America still expects some lev el of decency from her citizens.

Shame is a good thing. It keeps the lesser developed members of society in line with the social contract.

What keeps the more developed members in line?

231 HappyWarrior  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:10:54pm

re: #215 HoosierHoops

The first man to figure out to upper cut a fastball into the stands..
What a fat and slow player and the greatest hitter in history!
RIP Babe.. I'm teasing you.. You baseball stud!

Honestly, I think he's the most underrated player in history. Before you all look at me like I am nuts. Very few guys could have made it to the hall of fame as both a pitcher and position player. He had a great pitching career before he became a full time position before.

232 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:11:21pm

re: #215 HoosierHoops

The first man to figure out to upper cut a fastball into the stands..
What a fat and slow player and the greatest hitter in history!
RIP Babe.. I'm teasing you.. You baseball stud!

and don't forget his pitching record either...he WAS the game, and in his younger tears he was not slow, just a lot of stand up doubles

233 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:11:21pm

re: #222 LudwigVanQuixote

Sorry to repost, but this line caused me to laugh hard enough to cry...

[Link: www.theonion.com...]

EWWWWW!! Brain Bleech!!1

234 Digital Display  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:11:34pm

re: #223 _RememberTonyC

I have a friend who is the largest collector of sports memorabilia in the world. A few years ago, he gave me the opportunity to swing an actual Babe Ruth bat from his collection. It was beyond cool. here's his web site ... [Link: www.sportsimmortals.com...]

We need to talk...Your friend would love to buy this 8x10 of Babe Ruth...

235 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:12:14pm

re: #230 The Sanity Inspector

What keeps the more developed members in line?

Most of them keep themselves in line.

236 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:12:29pm

re: #102 brookly red

a graphic novel is the reprinting of a story line in one edition...

Plenty of graphic novels were never anything else first. I'm looking at 6 shelves full of them across from me.

237 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:13:44pm

re: #223 _RememberTonyC

I have a friend who is the largest collector of sports memorabilia in the world. A few years ago, he gave me the opportunity to swing an actual Babe Ruth bat from his collection. It was beyond cool. here's his web site ... [Link: www.sportsimmortals.com...]

wow...I impressed (no small thing from me)
I shook T Williams hand tho...you knew that

238 Decatur Deb  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:13:58pm

re: #230 The Sanity Inspector

What keeps the more developed members in line?

Mothers-in-Law.

239 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:13:58pm

re: #228 darthstar

Isolated incident. Just like the 50+ isolated incident phone calls Stupak got, the multiple isolated incident racist epithets and homophobic epithets shouted at congressmen, and Boehner's isolated incident that a fellow congressman, Steve Driehaus, was 'a dead man'...

That's a lot of isolated incidents! :D

240 austin_blue  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:15:03pm

re: #222 LudwigVanQuixote

Sorry to repost, but this line caused me to laugh hard enough to cry...

[Link: www.theonion.com...]

"What do you call it?"

"The Aristocrats!"

241 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:15:04pm

re: #234 HoosierHoops

We need to talk...Your friend would love to buy this 8x10 of Babe Ruth...

you could contact him through his web site. his collection has been featured at the Smithsonian and has been appraised in excess of $100 million. He has things you can't believe, including a mint condition Honus Wagner card valued at more than a million bucks. He has the piece of Evander Holyfield's ear that Mike Tyson bit off.

242 Soap_Man  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:15:15pm

re: #215 HoosierHoops

The first man to figure out to upper cut a fastball into the stands..
What a fat and slow player and the greatest hitter in history!
RIP Babe.. I'm teasing you.. You baseball stud!

And don't forget how huge the ballparks were back in his day.

There are some haters out there. All the "he was facing plumbers and bricklayers who were only part-time players" and "minorities weren't allowed so the opposing talent pool wasn't as wide or strong."

Fine points, but he also didn't have PEDs, limitless video of opposing pitchers to use as research, parks the size of little league fields, a dead ball, personal trainers for every team, better bats, etc.

243 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:15:37pm

re: #236 WindUpBird

Plenty of graphic novels were never anything else first. I'm looking at 6 shelves full of them across from me.

that does explain much...

244 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:15:40pm

re: #225 Soap_Man

I really hope that kid, get some extra attention & maybe some money out of this. Such a sweet story!
Thanks for posting it, again!

245 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:15:51pm

re: #239 WindUpBird

That's a lot of isolated incidents! :D

Those are just the ones I can remember off the top of my head...I left out the isolated incidents of windows getting broken, gas lines cut, etc.

246 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:15:51pm

re: #240 austin_blue

"What do you call it?"

"The Aristocrats!"

if only I could give you 10,000 updings for that....

247 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:16:03pm

re: #237 albusteve

wow...I impressed (no small thing from me)
I shook T Williams hand tho...you knew that

Teddy Ballgame ... a true American hero in so many ways!

248 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:16:21pm

re: #230 The Sanity Inspector

What keeps the more developed members in line?

shame if you step out of line?

249 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:17:10pm

re: #237 albusteve

wow...I impressed (no small thing from me)
I shook T Williams hand tho...you knew that

I shook his head. It was in a block of ice. /

250 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:17:26pm

re: #240 austin_blue

"What do you call it?"

"The Aristocrats!"

Great line. Upding.

251 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:17:29pm

re: #230 The Sanity Inspector

What keeps the more developed members in line?

The fact that they wouldn't do such a thing as abuse a Parkinson's patient becuase of: empathy, a sense that it is wrong, a desire to help those who are suffering rather than hurt or mock them....

You know, more developed things like actually knowing right from wrong whether or not they are in a crowd of Neanderthals.

252 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:17:38pm

re: #241 _RememberTonyC

you could contact him through his web site. his collection has been featured at the Smithsonian and has been appraised in excess of $100 million. He has things you can't believe, including a mint condition Honus Wagner card valued at more than a million bucks. He has the piece of Evander Holyfield's ear that Mike Tyson bit off.

no kidding?....holy shit!

253 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:17:45pm

re: #249 darthstar

I shook his head. It was in a block of ice. /

Who... are we name dropping... I have a really long list...

254 HappyWarrior  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:18:01pm

re: #219 Surabaya Stew

It's nice to have one's positive impressions confirmed by reality for a change, isn't it?

Oh yeah certainly. It's every kid's dream to meet their hero and I am glad I was able to.

255 austin_blue  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:18:07pm

re: #228 darthstar

Isolated incident. Just like the 50+ isolated incident phone calls Stupak got, the multiple isolated incident racist epithets and homophobic epithets shouted at congressmen, and Boehner's isolated incident that a fellow congressman, Steve Driehaus, was 'a dead man'...

And Rush and Faux News are feeding the best.

(Church Lady voice)

"Well, isn't that speshuulll!"

256 Digital Display  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:18:35pm

re: #241 _RememberTonyC

I bookmarked his site.. Thank you.. If he buys the picture of Babe Ruth, I promise you 20%...
Regards

257 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:19:10pm

re: #256 HoosierHoops

I bookmarked his site.. Thank you.. If he buys the picture of Babe Ruth, I promise you 20%...
Regards

I'll give you ten bucks for it...cash. Send Tony $2.

258 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:19:14pm

re: #253 Walter L. Newton

Who... are we name dropping... I have a really long list...

Ted Williams...baseball hero, but you wouldn't care...now if it was Tennessee Williams, you might eh?

259 austin_blue  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:19:21pm

re: #230 The Sanity Inspector

What keeps the more developed members in line?

The Social Contract.

260 Soap_Man  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:19:27pm

re: #241 _RememberTonyC

you could contact him through his web site. his collection has been featured at the Smithsonian and has been appraised in excess of $100 million. He has things you can't believe, including a mint condition Honus Wagner card valued at more than a million bucks. He has the piece of Evander Holyfield's ear that Mike Tyson bit off.

Ha! I love how he has Jerry West's short shorts.

261 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:19:35pm

re: #252 albusteve

no kidding?...holy shit!

his museum is open to the public .... it's on Rte 1 in Boca Raton, FL. The really valuable stuff is locked in trunks in a secure area, but the piece of Holyfield's ear is on display in a jar of alcohol or formaldehyde

262 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:19:46pm

re: #258 albusteve

Ted Williams...baseball hero, but you wouldn't care...now if it was Tennessee Williams, you might eh?

Didn't he play for the other side?

263 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:20:02pm

re: #123 Walter L. Newton

You want me to find out?

Yeah, give her my love if you're in touch.

264 HappyWarrior  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:20:15pm

As for Ted Williams, my Dad was able to meet him since there was a Senators reunion at the hotel he was working at the time. Obviously couldn't get me his autograph but he did get Warren Spahn's for me who was there for unrelated reasons. That was even more cooler to me than Williams. Not that Spahn was a better all time player than Teddy Ballgame but because I like Spahn was a lefty pitcher and Spahn is one of the best lefties ever. He's another guy from that era who was a war hero and great ball player. He was in the Battle of the Bulge and got a Bronze Star I believe.

265 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:20:27pm

re: #259 austin_blue

The Socialist Contract.


FTFY /

266 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:20:33pm

SUpper... bbl...

267 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:21:23pm

re: #264 HappyWarrior

As for Ted Williams, my Dad was able to meet him since there was a Senators reunion at the hotel he was working at the time. Obviously couldn't get me his autograph but he did get Warren Spahn's for me who was there for unrelated reasons. That was even more cooler to me than Williams. Not that Spahn was a better all time player than Teddy Ballgame but because I like Spahn was a lefty pitcher and Spahn is one of the best lefties ever. He's another guy from that era who was a war hero and great ball player. He was in the Battle of the Bulge and got a Bronze Star I believe.

he was Brave

268 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:21:32pm

re: #256 HoosierHoops

I bookmarked his site.. Thank you.. If he buys the picture of Babe Ruth, I promise you 20%...
Regards

You're the best, but donate the cash to charity :)

269 Surabaya Stew  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:21:33pm

re: #241 _RememberTonyC

He has the piece of Evander Holyfield's ear that Mike Tyson bit off.

How in the world did he get his hands on THAT? Bribe the Las Vegas police/medical laboratory? Pay Holyfield an extra million?

270 Soap_Man  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:21:34pm

re: #261 _RememberTonyC

his museum is open to the public ... it's on Rte 1 in Boca Raton, FL. The really valuable stuff is locked in trunks in a secure area, but the piece of Holyfield's ear is on display in a jar of alcohol or formaldehyde

How in the hell did he get his hands on that?

271 Soap_Man  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:22:10pm

re: #269 Surabaya Stew

How in the world did he get his hands on THAT? Bribe the Las Vegas police/medical laboratory? Pay Holyfield an extra million?

re: #270 Soap_Man

How in the hell did he get his hands on that?

Jinx

272 austin_blue  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:22:14pm

re: #262 darthstar

Didn't he play for the other side?

He was sitting on the outfield fence...

273 swamprat  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:22:18pm

re: #130 LudwigVanQuixote

So it is wrong to blame Global Warming for the disappearance of Lohachara island. This isn't much comfort for people living on the other islands in the Sundarbans, since Global Warmingis likely to produce significant sea level rises in the future and Lohachara demonstrates that these islands are vulnerable to small rises in sea level."
--------------------------------------…

- so even the warmist blogs aren't trying to claim this as a result of global warming, only the real extremists are still plugging away with that one.

Here's the Times of India - [Link: timesofindia.indiatimes.com...] - on the PREVIOUS island there lost to global warming, which is now emerging once more from the sea, proving that it is sediment and erosion not global warming.


KOLKATA: 2007. Kodak Theatre, Hollywood. The list of Oscar presenters includes Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lopez. Instead of the usual million-dollar goodies, each of them receive a small glass model called the Lohachara sculpture after an island which "in December, 2006, became the first inhabited island to be lost to rising sea levels caused by global warming".

A little more than two years later, Lohachara island is emerging again. This was first noticed by Jadavpur University scientists in satellite images. This island in the western part of the Sunderbans it was claimed was the first inhabited one in the world to be inundated because of global warming. Along with this to go under water was the nearby island of Suparibhanga or Bedford, a land mass which was uninhabited, officially.

According to Tuhin Ghosh, senior lecturer, School of Oceanographic studies, JU, "Lohachara and Bedford were there in 1975 satellite data. In 1990 pictures, a small portion of Lohachara is visible. There's no sign of Bedford. In a 1995 satellite picture, Lohachara had vanished. But in satellite pictures of 2007, you can see Lohachara coming back... It's a revelation."

An on-the-spot survey showed that the vanished islands are indeed emerging. One can walk around on it during low tide and just before high tide, the land mass rises around three feet above the water.

The emergence of this island is such a new phenomenon that even many residents of Ghoramara don't know about its existence. "You will find nothing. Lohachara is not there. It has been eaten up by the river," says Arun Pramanik.

But hiring a trawler to around one kilometre south-west of Ghoramara gives a different picture. The island is there in front of one's eyes. Says boatman Mukunda Mondal (41), "Yes, the island is emerging. I have noticed it for the past one year. It's clearly visible in winter."

Judhisthir Bhuian, now a resident of Jibantala colony on the Sagar island, had his home on the Lohachara. He still goes back to the place where their house once stood. "A huge landmass is coming up, covering Lohachara and Bedford," he says.

According to Tuhin Ghosh, it is not unlikely. "The island can reappear because of different geomorphic reasons," says Ghosh, who has worked in the area for around nine years and done his PhD on the Ghoramara island, around a kilometre north of Lohachara. "
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274 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:22:19pm

re: #270 Soap_Man

How in the hell did he get his hands on that?

He knows how to hold his licker?

275 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:22:20pm

re: #270 Soap_Man

How in the hell did he get his hands on that?

I want a DNA test!

276 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:22:37pm

re: #259 austin_blue

The Social Contract.

HAHAHAHAHA! we don't need no stinkin badges!

277 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:23:10pm

re: #154 Walter L. Newton

Yes... I agree that it's a good thing that he came clean, I agree that it's a good thing that people pointed out what a "disgusting douche he was," but... is this ok?

(from the article)

He said he's fearful for his family after reading comments about his actions on the Internet. "I've been looking at the web sites," he said. "People are hunting for me."

No, that part not good. What IS good is that he also seems to have some sense that what he did was wrong.

278 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:23:14pm

re: #260 Soap_Man

Ha! I love how he has Jerry West's short shorts.

He has a game worn Sandy Koufax uniform that I handled, but I didn't get to try on the shirt :(

279 Digital Display  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:23:28pm

re: #257 darthstar

I'll give you ten bucks for it...cash. Send Tony $2.

Good God! How much will you give me for the autographed baseball?
*wink*
I have The Yankee's Clippers autograph I met at an Ali fight..How much will you give me for that?
I collect stuff..No kidding..

280 Surabaya Stew  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:23:31pm

re: #271 Soap_Man

Jinx

Come on now; isn't it clear that great minds think alike? Don't give me an earful over this!
/

281 swamprat  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:24:31pm

re: #273 swamprat

None of my own commentary. Just pastes from articles.

282 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:24:32pm

re: #269 Surabaya Stew

How in the world did he get his hands on THAT? Bribe the Las Vegas police/medical laboratory? Pay Holyfield an extra million?

No ... believe it or not, one of the guys sweeping the ring after the fight picked it up and he bought it from him.

283 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:24:45pm

re: #279 HoosierHoops

Good God! How much will you give me for the autographed baseball?
*wink*
I have The Yankee's Clippers autograph I met at an Ali fight..How much will you give me for that?
I collect stuff..No kidding..

My father in law has a baseball from an early world series...signed. Can't remember the year, but it's one of the big ones (controversy, etc.).

284 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:25:13pm

re: #281 swamprat

None of my own commentary. Just pastes from articles.

it's the Plates...adjusting themselves

285 HappyWarrior  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:25:19pm

re: #283 darthstar

My father in law has a baseball from an early world series...signed. Can't remember the year, but it's one of the big ones (controversy, etc.).

1919, the Black Sox Series perhaps?

286 Soap_Man  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:25:43pm

re: #282 _RememberTonyC

No ... believe it or not, one of the guys sweeping the ring after the fight picked it up and he bought it from him.

Oh yeah! Now that you mention it, I remember reading something about that. That was your buddy who bought it? That's wild.

287 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:25:58pm

re: #251 LudwigVanQuixote

The fact that they wouldn't do such a thing as abuse a Parkinson's patient becuase of: empathy, a sense that it is wrong, a desire to help those who are suffering rather than hurt or mock them...

You know, more developed things like actually knowing right from wrong whether or not they are in a crowd of Neanderthals.

I dunno, mob mentality is contagious. There are people who will commit the outrages, and then there are people who will march silently alongside them, keeping whatever misgivings they have to themselves. Not denying the existence of the fiercely independent upright folks, by any means...

288 Decatur Deb  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:25:59pm

re: #282 _RememberTonyC

No ... believe it or not, one of the guys sweeping the ring after the fight picked it up and he bought it from him.

So--that could have been any old ear.

289 austin_blue  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:26:03pm

re: #265 darthstar

FTFY /

Heh. That pretty much is where it's gotten to, isn't it?

I cry for my country. Built on such wonderful ideals and now consumed by such abject selfishness on the fringe right. This country was founded on E Pluribus Unum, not Don't Tread On Me.

290 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:26:15pm

re: #273 swamprat

Did you read the article I linked to. The sea in the area is rising 1 inch every five years. Current projections say that it will displace 20 million people by 2050. That is a serious problem, especially given the probably death rate of those displaced.

291 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:26:22pm

re: #285 HappyWarrior

1919, the Black Sox Series perhaps?

I think so...just saw it a month or two ago when I was back east visiting (hadn't been to his house before). It's in a box on his bookshelf. I was impressed...even though I'm not a big sports fan.

292 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:26:27pm

re: #285 HappyWarrior

1919, the Black Sox Series perhaps?

FREE SHOELESS JOE!

293 Soap_Man  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:26:50pm

re: #292 albusteve

FREE SHOELESS JOE!

Damn straight.

294 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:26:52pm

re: #288 Decatur Deb

So--that could have been any old ear.

am I hearing you right?

295 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:27:09pm

re: #286 Soap_Man

Oh yeah! Now that you mention it, I remember reading something about that. That was your buddy who bought it? That's wild.

I'll be in Florida in four weeks and plan on visiting Sports Immortals .... It's a really cool place if you are ever in Boca Raton.

296 swamprat  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:27:09pm

re: #284 albusteve


No idea.

297 Decatur Deb  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:27:23pm

re: #294 albusteve

am I hearing you right?

Denialist drill.

298 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:27:29pm

re: #293 Soap_Man

Damn straight.

it's a travesty

299 swamprat  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:28:08pm

re: #290 Dark_Falcon
No doubt. But that Island was 6 feet above sea level.

300 Soap_Man  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:28:28pm

re: #295 _RememberTonyC

I'll be in Florida in four weeks and plan on visiting Sports Immortals ... It's a really cool place if you are ever in Boca Raton.

I'll keep that in mind. I'm down in Florida every once in awhile. Gots me a cousin down there.

Well, turning in early. G'Night all.

301 Digital Display  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:28:30pm

re: #285 HappyWarrior

1919, the Black Sox Series perhaps?

Shoeless Joe Jackson?
Frankly If I had his autograph and a few pics..I'd be hanging out on the Beach in Hawaii drinking Mai Tai's Thursday morning working on my sun tan...

302 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:28:40pm

re: #288 Decatur Deb

So--that could have been any old ear.

I suppose if some other African American adult had a piece of their ear bitten off in the ring that night, it COULD be theirs :)

303 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:28:42pm

re: #297 Decatur Deb

Denialist drill.

a piercing thought

304 austin_blue  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:28:56pm

re: #294 albusteve

am I hearing you right?

What?

305 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:29:02pm

re: #240 austin_blue

"What do you call it?"

"The Aristocrats!"

I wish I could understand that joke. Or maybe I don't.

306 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:29:18pm

Personally, I'm looking forward to baseball season. Trying to decide how many games I'll see...probably five or six like I have the last few years...it's good to have a wife who manages the suites and club-level.

307 Decatur Deb  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:29:27pm

re: #303 albusteve

a piercing thought

I have an ENTsy problem with this thread.

308 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:29:56pm

re: #273 swamprat

????

Ummm, what?

Look, sea levels really are rising and will do so a lot more. My comment is that this is a real phenomena that is happening now.

One should note that it it really stupid to assume that ocean level rise would not swallow islands.

309 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:30:06pm

re: #300 Soap_Man

I'll keep that in mind. I'm down in Florida every once in awhile. Gots me a cousin down there.

Well, turning in early. G'Night all.

later ... maybe he has something from Bobby Hull or Stan Mikita!

310 freetoken  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:30:16pm

re: #290 Dark_Falcon

Globally, sea levels are rising by about 3mm per year. However, sea levels, and sea level rises, are not uniform across the globe.

Given that the Bay of Bengal is home to some rather large typhoons, even small rises in sea level will have outsized consequences, as a matter of surging waters in front of a typhoon.

Yet, once again, we are speaking of changes that occur over decades, and no matter how real they may be, once something is far enough in the future we just don't care to think about it, or even if we do, to act on it.

311 Digital Display  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:30:20pm

re: #306 darthstar

Personally, I'm looking forward to baseball season. Trying to decide how many games I'll see...probably five or six like I have the last few years...it's good to have a wife who manages the suites and club-level.

Where?

312 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:30:25pm

re: #305 SanFranciscoZionist

I wish I could understand that joke. Or maybe I don't.

It's a stupid, gross joke. But it's the telling of it that makes it funny...to some. Me, I never found it that entertaining. Watched part of the movie about it...feh.

313 Decatur Deb  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:30:27pm

re: #302 _RememberTonyC

I suppose if some other African American adult had a piece of their ear bitten off in the ring that night, it COULD be theirs :)

The janitor was just drumming up business.

314 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:30:41pm

re: #290 Dark_Falcon

Did you read the article I linked to. The sea in the area is rising 1 inch every five years. Current projections say that it will displace 20 million people by 2050. That is a serious problem, especially given the probably death rate of those displaced.

they will get out of the way by then...it's only a problem in that last year with their noses 3/4 of an inch above water

315 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:30:57pm

re: #311 HoosierHoops

Where?

The commie city by the bay.

316 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:31:29pm

re: #305 SanFranciscoZionist

I wish I could understand that joke. Or maybe I don't.

So the aristocrats is a joke that comedians tell to each other. The premise is an audition of a family act.

The meat of the joke is the sick things that the family act does - the joke is in the over the topness of the delivery... everyone has their own version.

The punchline is Gee what do you call your act.... The Aristocrats...

317 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:31:32pm

re: #299 swamprat

No doubt. But that Island was 6 feet above sea level.

And as the sea rises, it further erodes a small island. So a increase of a few inches may sink an island by a good bit more than that.

318 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:31:38pm

re: #307 Decatur Deb

I have an ENTsy problem with this thread.

threads wane then wax

319 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:31:48pm

re: #315 darthstar

The commie city by the bay.

Beijing?

320 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:32:07pm

re: #316 LudwigVanQuixote

So the aristocrats is a joke that comedians tell to each other. The premise is an audition of a family act.

The meat of the joke is the sick things that the family act does - the joke is in the over the topness of the delivery... everyone has their own version.

The punchline is Gee what do you call your act... The Aristocrats...

No, I understand that. It just doesn't...work...for me. And I fail to get the punchline.

321 Decatur Deb  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:32:28pm

re: #318 albusteve

threads wane then wax

Yeah, but I like to stirrup trouble.

322 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:33:23pm

By the way, if you're into the College Basketball Tourney, Friday's St. Mary's game will be on the big screen at AT&T park...tickets are free. Booze & food isn't. They also show the Maverick's big surf comp when it happens (already happened a month ago this year). But if you're in the bay area, and want to watch the game in a beautiful setting...think about going.

323 HappyWarrior  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:33:28pm

re: #320 SanFranciscoZionist

No, I understand that. It just doesn't...work...for me. And I fail to get the punchline.

I think it's the incest and stuff and how that's connected to aristocracy in Europe. At least that's how I always interpreted the joke.

324 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:33:55pm

re: #314 albusteve

they will get out of the way by then...it's only a problem in that last year with their noses 3/4 of an inch above water

There's few places for them to run to. And the areas inundated provided the food for those people. A displacement of 20 million under thus conditions is tailor made for a horrific die-off. 5 million dead is easily possible.

325 austin_blue  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:33:57pm

re: #305 SanFranciscoZionist

I wish I could understand that joke. Or maybe I don't.

Penn and Teller movie starring various comedians telling variations on the same joke. It may be the single most profane, hilarious, thing I have ever seen. My belly felt like I had suffered through a puke-fest caused by a bad HoJo's All-You-Can-Eat clam dinner (every Thursday!).

Brilliant!

326 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:33:57pm

re: #319 _RememberTonyC

Beijing?

That's where I go for Dim Sum.

327 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:34:09pm

re: #320 SanFranciscoZionist

No, I understand that. It just doesn't...work...for me. And I fail to get the punchline.

I think the punchline is the genius of it... It's unexpected yet bland after a good telling of the joke and the contrast adds to the humor... That and given the shenanigans of various aristocrats throughout history, vaguely fitting as irony.

My version of the joke involves using a comb to pop all the zits on the teenage son's back... to use for lube...

328 Digital Display  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:34:15pm

re: #315 darthstar

The commie city by the bay.

SF or Boston?
*wink*
you don't have to say...

329 Kragar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:34:24pm
330 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:36:17pm

re: #326 darthstar

That's where I go for Dim Sum.

I go to "Great Taste" in New Britain, Connecticut .... I save a ton on travel costs

331 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:36:47pm

re: #324 Dark_Falcon

There's few places for them to run to. And the areas inundated provided the food for those people. A displacement of 20 million under thus conditions is tailor made for a horrific die-off. 5 million dead is easily possible.

they don't have to run...obviously they will move inland and make do as best they can

332 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:36:59pm

re: #315 darthstar

The commie city by the bay.

The great metropolis of Russian Asia occupies a tiara of hills overlooking the Sea of Japan. The headlands embrace one of the finest deepwater ports in the Far East. It is a magnificent site for a city--too bad there's not one there. Vladivostok is St. Petersburg without the the monuments, palaces, and art. It is Moscow without the money, crowds, and fun. Vladivostok looks like, in the words of Russian writer Gleb Uspensky, "what could have happened to San Francisco if the Bolsheviks ever got there." Fortunately, they were stopped in Berkeley.
--P.J. O'Rourke

333 austin_blue  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:37:24pm

re: #308 LudwigVanQuixote

???

Ummm, what?

Look, sea levels really are rising and will do so a lot more. My comment is that this is a real phenomena that is happening now.

One should note that it it really stupid to assume that ocean level rise would not swallow islands.

Exactly. And the rise and fall of barrier islands are a function of deltaic deposition, winds, tides, and storms *without* the influence of sea level increases. They come, they go. Trying to disprove the rule by the exception is a denier core strategy.

334 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:37:36pm

re: #330 _RememberTonyC

I go to "Great Taste" in New Britain, Connecticut ... I save a ton on travel costs

Hang Ah tea room at Sacramento & Stockton in SF was where I always went...haven't been in years. Wonder if it's still there. Best.Dim.Sum.Ever. Oh, but there is a place on Balboa near the 4 star movie theatre I went to that's really good, too.

335 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:37:48pm

re: #322 darthstar

By the way, if you're into the College Basketball Tourney, Friday's St. Mary's game will be on the big screen at AT&T park...tickets are free. Booze & food isn't. They also show the Maverick's big surf comp when it happens (already happened a month ago this year). But if you're in the bay area, and want to watch the game in a beautiful setting...think about going.

What a fun time to watch Mavericks on a big screen.

336 austin_blue  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:38:19pm

re: #327 LudwigVanQuixote

I think the punchline is the genius of it... It's unexpected yet bland after a good telling of the joke and the contrast adds to the humor... That and given the shenanigans of various aristocrats throughout history, vaguely fitting as irony.

My version of the joke involves using a comb to pop all the zits on the teenage son's back... to use for lube...

Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!

337 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:40:05pm

Celtics about to finish off Denver .... back in a few minutes after my happy dance is done

338 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:40:22pm

re: #334 darthstar

Hang Ah tea room at Sacramento & Stockton in SF was where I always went...haven't been in years. Wonder if it's still there. Best.Dim.Sum.Ever. Oh, but there is a place on Balboa near the 4 star movie theatre I went to that's really good, too.

I think Hang Ah is still there.

339 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:41:38pm

re: #338 SanFranciscoZionist

I think Hang Ah is still there.

Awsome.

340 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:42:01pm

re: #339 darthstar

Awesome.

FTFMe PIMF

341 goddamnedfrank  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:42:16pm

re: #320 SanFranciscoZionist

No, I understand that. It just doesn't...work...for me. And I fail to get the punchline.

Lewis Black's Aristocratic deconstruction of modern media and Hitler's dick:

342 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:46:03pm

re: #337 _RememberTonyC

Celtics about to finish off Denver ... back in a few minutes after my happy dance is done

113-99 is the final ... Go Celts

343 Ojoe  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:47:02pm

One million Scoville Unit grenades.

Wow perhaps brain damage?

344 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:48:06pm

re: #343 Ojoe

One million Scoville Unit grenades.

Wow perhaps brain damage?

I call that 'seasoning'.

345 Varek Raith  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:48:37pm

re: #343 Ojoe

One million Scoville Unit grenades.

Wow perhaps brain damage?

My mouth was numb for about two hours after eating one of those peppers whole...

346 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:48:38pm

National Geographic is on the case with Eyja..Eyelaj...Eyjlaf...that Iceland volcano

347 austin_blue  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:48:44pm

I love El Nino winters in Austin. Lake Travis is full again and a squall line is moving in from them northwest. Boom boom time! Hopefully the hail won't be too big...

348 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:48:49pm

re: #343 Ojoe

One million Scoville Unit grenades.

Wow perhaps brain damage?

Adds new meaning to "fire in the hole!"

349 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:49:29pm

re: #344 darthstar

I call that 'seasoning'.

NYPD pepper spray is freakin awesome on a slice of pizza!

350 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:50:03pm

re: #346 The Sanity Inspector

National Geographic is on the case with Eyja..Eyelaj...Eyjlaf...that Iceland volcano

I love...and I do mean love...Volcanoes. My wife will send me links when there's a volcano if she doesn't know if I've seen it yet. I usually have.

351 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:50:33pm

re: #345 Varek Raith

My mouth was numb for about two hours after eating one of those peppers whole...

why would you eat one?...99% of the time they are for cooking purposes...other than that they have no purpose til now

352 MittDoesNotCompute  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:50:41pm

re: #348 Stanley Sea

Adds new meaning to "fire in the from your hole!"

FTFY ;-P

354 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:50:47pm

re: #348 Stanley Sea

Adds new meaning to "fire in the hole!"

There is that side-effect.

355 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:50:57pm

re: #350 darthstar

I love...and I do mean love...Volcanoes. My wife will send me links when there's a volcano if she doesn't know if I've seen it yet. I usually have.

You read "Krakatoa" I hope!

356 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:51:12pm

re: #346 The Sanity Inspector

National Geographic is on the case with Eyja..Eyelaj...Eyjlaf...that Iceland volcano

hey, it's the end of days... I am ready are you? :)

357 Varek Raith  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:51:37pm

re: #351 albusteve

why would you eat one?...99% of the time they are for cooking purposes...other than that they have no purpose til now

I like spicy things. Don't care how to use 'em, I'll just eat 'em!
:)

358 Digital Display  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:52:20pm

re: #342 _RememberTonyC

113-99 is the final ... Go Celts

go Celts!
So I just hooked up my Elitebook HP 6930 Notebook with a 25 foot VGA cable to the Samsung Big Screen Hi-Def with my newly installed 5 speaker Surround sound speaker system... I'm firing up the bitch in 10 minutes after American Idol and streaming something.. I don't even care what it is...
Go big or go home

359 austin_blue  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:53:41pm

re: #346 The Sanity Inspector

National Geographic is on the case with Eyja..Eyelaj...Eyjlaf...that Iceland volcano

Surtsey?

[Link: explorenorth.com...]

Thin crust, hot spot on the mid-atlantic oceanic ridge: Bingo! New island. Happens occasionally. Most of them don't get to them surface and are called "seamounts". But if they get close enough to the surface, corals form and will eventually build them up into atolls.

Getting nasty outside.

360 Ojoe  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:53:43pm

re: #353 The Sanity Inspector

COOL !

Most Roman aqueducts ran underground for most of their distance.

361 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:54:21pm

re: #343 Ojoe

One million Scoville Unit grenades.

Wow perhaps brain damage?

now the szechaun hot & sour soup I am eating now ... could just hurt the un-initiated ...

362 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:54:24pm

re: #356 brookly red

hey, it's the end of days... I am ready are you? :)

yes I am...between the active Plates and rising seas, we are truly fucked...or a billion or so of us....makes it seem like curly lightbulbs is just not part of any realistic solution

363 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:54:36pm

re: #349 brookly red

NYPD pepper spray is freakin awesome on a slice of pizza!

Do I even want to know how you know that?

364 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:55:15pm

re: #358 HoosierHoops

go Celts!
So I just hooked up my Elitebook HP 6930 Notebook with a 25 foot VGA cable to the Samsung Big Screen Hi-Def with my newly installed 5 speaker Surround sound speaker system... I'm firing up the bitch in 10 minutes after American Idol and streaming something.. I don't even care what it is...
Go big or go home


Lakers/Spurs on ESPN in glorious hi def ?

365 Killgore Trout  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:55:19pm

I transplanted my winter grown tomato plant outside a few days ago. I thought it was hardened off enough but we had a harm sunny day and it's looking pretty sad. Hopefully a few days of cooler weather and rain will perk it up again.

366 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:55:43pm

re: #349 brookly red

NYPD pepper spray is freakin awesome on a slice of pizza!

And, you know this how?

367 Varek Raith  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:56:22pm

re: #363 Dark_Falcon

Do I even want to know how you know that?

Has the potential to be a hilarious story...

368 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:56:35pm

re: #363 Dark_Falcon

Do I even want to know how you know that?

pepper is pepper... like it or no

369 austin_blue  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:56:45pm

re: #360 Ojoe

COOL !

Most Roman aqueducts ran underground for most of their distance.

Why a duck? Viaduct!

370 Tiny Alien Kitties are Watching You  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:56:46pm

re: #331 albusteve

they don't have to run...obviously they will move inland and make do as best they can

Yeah, just like all the people in Miami and along almost all of coastal Florida, they will just migrate inland, everything will be fine...just fine.

371 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:57:12pm

A dubstep remix of the Darth Vader theme? It says here that it doesn't suck.

372 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:57:16pm

re: #369 austin_blue

Why a duck? Viaduct!

How did the chicken cross the road?
Viaduct!

373 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:58:05pm

re: #371 The Sanity Inspector

A dubstep remix of the Darth Vader theme? It says here that it doesn't suck.

It's wrong.

374 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:58:06pm

re: #243 brookly red

that does explain much...

yeah, that I'm an artist with an interest in Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Dave McKean, Los Bros Hernandez, Art Speigellmann... SAnd sme of those graphic novels are drawn by friends of mine. :)

So what does it explain about me that I own Art Speigelmann's Maus? hmm?

375 lostlakehiker  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:59:18pm

re: #308 LudwigVanQuixote

???

Ummm, what?

Look, sea levels really are rising and will do so a lot more. My comment is that this is a real phenomena that is happening now.

One should note that it it really stupid to assume that ocean level rise would not swallow islands.

If we bury the kryptonite in the Yucca Mountain depository, then Superman can simply carry enough icebergs into space to offset the thermal expansion. Problem solved, and solved in the spirit of this thread.

If for some strange reason we decide not to go with this self-evidently workable approach, then maybe we could move toward getting our energy from wind, solar, nuclear, geothermal, biofuels [but not corn!], and gradually reduce the pace at which we're putting extra CO2 into the atmosphere. And then Superman would only be needed to ensure that our windmills had enough wind.

376 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:59:27pm

re: #370 ausador

Yeah, just like all the people in Miami and along almost all of coastal Florida, they will just migrate inland, everything will be fine...just fine.

I hadn't heard everything will be fine, pretty much the opposite...but they have to migrate somewhere

377 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 6:59:33pm

re: #305 SanFranciscoZionist

I wish I could understand that joke. Or maybe I don't.

It's sort of an anti-joke, an in-joke among comedians. The joke is there is no joke, it's just an excuse to be stunningly gross :D

378 Digital Display  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:00:27pm

re: #364 _RememberTonyC

Lakers/Spurs on ESPN in glorious hi def ?

Damn you..OK..I'm watching the Lakers game now...I really am going to stream something on the Samsung tonight from the new laptop.. I upped it today to 4GB memory from 2..

379 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:01:22pm

re: #373 darthstar

It's wrong.

I prefer Buckethead's Star Wars soundtrack renditions:

380 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:01:47pm

re: #375 lostlakehiker

Serious issue dismissal FAIL.

381 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:02:00pm

re: #378 HoosierHoops

Lakers rule, when Kobe's on.
When he's off, not so much.

382 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:02:29pm

re: #353 The Sanity Inspector

Ancient Roman aqueduct converted to early Christian church discovered.

Speaking of Christians,...

The Palestinian Authority appears to have backtracked on its decision to close down 10 TV stations, including a private Christian channel.

The PA had taken the stations off the air, claiming they did not have proper licenses, but announced Wednesday that the networks would be given one month to sort out the issue.

Nevertheless, the owner of the Christian station said he would not reopen the channel until the PA apologizes.

Samir Qumsieh, owner and director of Al-Mahed (Nativity) TV, which was founded in Beit Sahur, near Bethlehem, 14 years ago, condemned the closure, particularly since it coincided with the Easter Holiday season.

He accused the PA of cracking down on freedom of expression.

Qumsieh said PA security officials who raided his station last week told him that the decision to close it down had been made because of the licensing issues.

“It’s strange that they are closing us down now after we have been broadcasting for the past 14 years,” Qumsieh said. “This is a breach of freedom of speech and an attempt to silence the media.”

Al-Mahed TV was the only station in the Palestinian territories that broadcast Christian prayer services. The popular station also had a weekly program called The Gospel and Life. Qumsieh is planning to hold a press conference later this week to demand that the PA rescind its decision.

The Christian broadcaster and the other private radio and TV stations that were closed last week under the pretext that they had been operating without a proper license from the PA’s Ministry of Information and Ministry of Interior.

Most of the stations have been operating for over a decade.


SNIP

383 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:02:54pm

re: #379 WindUpBird

I prefer Buckethead's Star Wars soundtrack renditions:

[Video]

Buckethead is great.

384 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:03:13pm

re: #380 Dark_Falcon

Serious issue dismissal FAIL.

not one mention of curly light bulbs!....this person is NOT serious

385 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:03:24pm

The Caspian Sea Monster is dead. How the mighty have fallen. I think the Soviet space shuttle, Buran, ended its days as a novelty restaurant, too, before being destroyed by a collapsing roof in 2008.

386 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:03:26pm

re: #383 darthstar

Buckethead is great.

If you go to a live show of his, BRING EARPLUGS. Ouch :D

387 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:04:18pm

re: #386 WindUpBird

If you go to a live show of his, BRING EARPLUGS. Ouch :D

Same goes for Claypool shows. I love a good live jam.

388 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:05:43pm

re: #378 HoosierHoops

Damn you..OK..I'm watching the Lakers game now...I really am going to stream something on the Samsung tonight from the new laptop.. I upped it today to 4GB memory from 2..

here's a you tube clip (poor quality) on my buddy Joel ...

389 The Shadow Do  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:06:11pm

1968, a strange girl named Sarah, aged 4, arrives "and give you the chills".

So, if you could go back in time...what would you do?

390 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:07:22pm
391 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:07:34pm

I hope this turns out to be something:

Petraeus Stirs Political Chatter With Visit to Key Presidential Primary Town

Run, David, Run!

392 Ojoe  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:08:26pm

re: #385 The Sanity Inspector

Awesome photos!

393 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:08:41pm

re: #391 Dark_Falcon

I hope this turns out to be something:

Petraeus Stirs Political Chatter With Visit to Key Presidential Primary Town

Run, David, Run!

Petraeus would be a great nominee!

394 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:10:01pm

re: #393 WindUpBird

Petraeus would be a great nominee!

Uh, I kind of want him concentrating on his current job right now.

After he retires, yes!

395 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:10:05pm

re: #393 WindUpBird

Petraeus would be a great nominee!

This time we agree. He's the perfect man to lead the GOP back from insanity.

396 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:10:13pm

Barney Frank on Countdown: "I don't get death threats. I get 'after-death' threats...people calling to tell me what's going to happen AFTER I die. I don't think they have much say in that."

397 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:11:06pm

re: #391 Dark_Falcon

I hope this turns out to be something:

Petraeus Stirs Political Chatter With Visit to Key Presidential Primary Town

Run, David, Run!

"I thought I've said 'no' as many ways as I could," he said. "I will not ever run for political office, I can assure you of that."

398 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:11:20pm

re: #393 WindUpBird

Petraeus would be a great nominee!

Maybe Biden's retiring in four years and Petraeus wants to be Obama's VP in 2012...lord knows he's not a wing-nut.

399 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:11:39pm

re: #393 WindUpBird

Petraeus would be a great nominee!

compared to BO, he would be like the Second Coming

400 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:11:47pm

re: #396 darthstar

Barney Frank on Countdown: "I don't get death threats. I get 'after-death' threats...people calling to tell me what's going to happen AFTER I die. I don't think they have much say in that."

That's style, baby.

401 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:12:17pm

re: #372 darthstar

How did the chicken cross the road?
Viaduct!

that is so pre Obama...

now day's first the chicken fill's out a request form... if approved brings it to the crossing guard... if the crossing guard is not on break, the chicken waits till the crossing guard certifies that traffic in both directions has been stopped. The chicken then provides the approval to cross the street form and after a full body scan, is provided with the 3 hour safety class teaching it how to cross a road. Upon the instructor's certification that the chicken has been certified to look both ways, the chicken may now fill out the environmental impact form (to be sure that it's crossing the road will not destroy the earth). If the environmental impact form form is approved , 2 (union) crossing guards & a PETA witness will after approving their over time will then escort the chicken across the road.

402 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:12:18pm

re: #382 MandyManners

Many, would you click through to my blogger profile and email me?

403 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:12:19pm

re: #399 albusteve

compared to BO, he would be like the Second Coming

I thought it was libs who thought our presidential candidates were Moshiach.

404 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:12:30pm

re: #396 darthstar

Barney Frank on Countdown: "I don't get death threats. I get 'after-death' threats...people calling to tell me what's going to happen AFTER I die. I don't think they have much say in that."

Necrophiliacs?

405 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:12:50pm

re: #401 brookly red

You're trying too hard.

406 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:12:53pm

re: #398 darthstar

Maybe Biden's retiring in four years and Petraeus wants to be Obama's VP in 2012...lord knows he's not a wing-nut.

that would also be nice *_*

407 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:13:31pm

re: #383 darthstar

Buckethead is great.

Too bad he doesn't wear KFC buckets anymore, due to copyright or some such.

408 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:13:43pm

re: #401 brookly red

boooooooooring

Still waiting to hear what owning graphic novels "explains" about me.

409 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:13:53pm

re: #397 MandyManners

"I thought I've said 'no' as many ways as I could," he said. "I will not ever run for political office, I can assure you of that."

Others have said that and then been persuaded. I'd hope that could be the case here.

410 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:14:21pm

re: #400 SanFranciscoZionist

That's style, baby.

sounds like a good Christian...heaven or hell?

411 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:14:23pm

re: #408 WindUpBird

boooring

Still waiting to hear what owning graphic novels "explains" about me.

I don't know if it explains anything, but I would have been very startled if you said you didn't have any.

412 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:15:06pm

re: #405 darthstar

You're trying too hard.

no not trying at all.

413 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:15:11pm

re: #411 SanFranciscoZionist

I don't know if it explains anything, but I would have been very startled if you said you didn't have any.

Oh to see folk's bookshelves...

414 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:15:11pm

re: #407 The Sanity Inspector

Too bad he doesn't wear KFC buckets anymore, due to copyright or some such.

That's how I saw him, with Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains.

415 Digital Display  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:15:22pm

re: #381 Floral Giraffe

Lakers rule, when Kobe's on.
When he's off, not so much.

*waves*
You know..When you have on your team probably a top 5 guard in all the history of all Basketball..In all history...On your team..You will probably win the game...He is a monster guard..Old timers say shit like..'Oh you should have seen Oscar in his day' Who cares..Is there anybody alive that doesn't think Kobe will kick every Guards ass in all of History? Name one player you would pick against Kobe on the court...except for Magic...But I'd make him a forward on my team with Bird at the other Forward and Shaq in the middle..
And yes kids..In his prime..Kidd as the point guard..
Or Nash..I saw him at Reggie Miller's retirement game live...I have never seen such crisp transitional passing in my life..It was magic in person...There were 4 of us just high fiving all night..And it was in Indy and we were sitting next to the UCLA final four team that night..That was a fun night

416 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:15:23pm

re: #411 SanFranciscoZionist

I don't know if it explains anything, but I would have been very startled if you said you didn't have any.

BTW, have you read "The Pro"?

417 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:16:01pm

re: #403 SanFranciscoZionist

I thought it was libs who thought our presidential candidates were Moshiach.

not familiar with Moshiach

418 Varek Raith  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:16:04pm

re: #413 Stanley Sea

Oh to see folk's bookshelves...

Almost entirely sci-fi.
;)

419 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:16:22pm

re: #417 albusteve

not familiar with Moshiach

Hebrew word for Messiah.

420 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:16:29pm

re: #417 albusteve

not familiar with Moshiach

Messiah.

421 sattv4u2  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:17:05pm

re: #409 Dark_Falcon

Others have said that and then been persuaded. I'd hope that could be the case here.

Mixed feelings

On the one hand, he obviously seems to be a man of good intellect and great character

On the other hand, I would hate to see everyone from the MSM to the lowest of the low bloggers going through his garbage from when he was in 5th grade looking for anything to tar him with

422 Almost Killed by Space Hookers  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:17:26pm

re: #419 SanFranciscoZionist

Hebrew word for Messiah.

More like Messiah is the Greek word for Moshiach. Ours came first by a long time.

423 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:18:03pm

re: #421 sattv4u2

Mixed feelings

On the one hand, he obviously seems to be a man of good intellect and great character

On the other hand, I would hate to see everyone from the MSM to the lowest of the low bloggers going through his garbage from when he was in 5th grade looking for anything to tar him with

One wonders how many decent leaders we have not had because of good men and women not wanting to go through that.

424 austin_blue  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:18:34pm

re: #389 The Shadow Do

1968, a strange girl named Sarah, aged 4, arrives "and give you the chills".

So, if you could go back in time...what would you do?

Not a damn thing. I think she's achieved the Peter Principle of relevance.re: #384 albusteve

not one mention of curly light bulbs!...this person is NOT serious

I don't understand the issue of the curly light bulbs. Every 60-watt equivalent that you install saves you, like, 16 bucks. I don't generally walk out of the house, throw $16 on the ground and say "I'm a rebel!". I'm sure my neighbors would appreciate it, but it's still rock dumb.

425 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:19:22pm

re: #419 SanFranciscoZionist

Hebrew word for Messiah.

ahh yes...well aren't republicans into that stuff?

426 Varek Raith  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:19:32pm

re: #424 austin_blue

I don't understand the issue of the curly light bulbs. Every 60-watt equivalent that you install saves you, like, 16 bucks. I don't generally walk out of the house, throw $16 on the ground and say "I'm a rebel!". I'm sure my neighbors would appreciate it, but it's still rock dumb.

I switched to those bulbs outta pure laziness. They've lasted me nearly 3 years.

427 Obdicut  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:19:37pm

re: #413 Stanley Sea

My bookshelves creak. Stuffed to the gills with words, books of every shape, chapbooks, blue books, books who's covers I replaced with duct tape. The only kind of book I never own more than a few of are books I haven't read hyet.

I find books I've lost for years wedged behind other books. Books are piled on tables, books are in boxes in closets. There is no room without a bookshelf. Removing one from a stack is a significant engineering challenge.

I sell old books and buy new books and the colors on the shelves change, over time. That would make lovely stop-action photography.

I love falling asleep with my face on a book. It's from my childhood. Reading until the words swim and your eyes shut. Dreams spun out of books, rising from the page and into your head without benefit of eyes.

428 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:19:44pm

re: #424 austin_blue

I don't understand the issue of the curly light bulbs. Every 60-watt equivalent that you install saves you, like, 16 bucks. I don't generally walk out of the house, throw $16 on the ground and say "I'm a rebel!". I'm sure my neighbors would appreciate it, but it's still rock dumb.

how do you depose of them... the mercury and all?

429 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:19:50pm

re: #421 sattv4u2

Mixed feelings

On the one hand, he obviously seems to be a man of good intellect and great character

On the other hand, I would hate to see everyone from the MSM to the lowest of the low bloggers going through his garbage from when he was in 5th grade looking for anything to tar him with

Ditto.

430 sattv4u2  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:20:10pm

re: #423 EmmmieG

One wonders how many decent leaders we have not had because of good men and women not wanting to go through that.

Or worse, someone who has something that was very minor years and years ago and they now know they would be crucified for it today.

431 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:21:04pm

re: #424 austin_blue

I don't understand the issue of the curly light bulbs. Every 60-watt equivalent that you install saves you, like, 16 bucks. I don't generally walk out of the house, throw $16 on the ground and say "I'm a rebel!". I'm sure my neighbors would appreciate it, but it's still rock dumb.

so if it saves a continent I'll buy a couple...but what do you do with the mercury in them?

432 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:21:07pm

re: #426 Varek Raith

I switched to those bulbs outta pure laziness. They've lasted me nearly 3 years.

I like changing light-bulbs. It' s just hard finding 25 other Irish men to turn the house for me.

433 Mr. Crankypants  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:21:30pm

Evening...

434 Varek Raith  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:21:37pm

re: #428 brookly red

how do you depose of them... the mercury and all?

Well, in my city, they've got a monthly recycling event for getting rid of electronics and various objects which contain hazardous materials, including those light bulbs.
:)

435 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:21:44pm

re: #413 Stanley Sea

Oh to see folk's bookshelves...

Upstairs... about 1000 books on history, politics and religion, about 1000 novels and fiction, theatre and classics, over 200 mixed topic research books from meteorites to ancient coins to certain topics I have used for my plays... and about 500 military history books downstairs.

436 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:21:59pm

re: #425 albusteve

ahh yes...well aren't republicans into that stuff?

Religiously, I'm sure many are.

Politically, I am reliably informed that only my kind worship at the feet of The Man From Honolulu.

437 austin_blue  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:22:04pm

re: #399 albusteve

compared to BO, he would be like the Second Coming

Interesting. I've heard that he's a pretty left wing lib.

438 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:22:13pm

re: #431 albusteve

so if it saves a continent I'll buy a couple...but what do you do with the mercury in them?

hope it changes...

439 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:22:22pm

re: #426 Varek Raith

I switched to those bulbs outta pure laziness. They've lasted me nearly 3 years.

They are very good like that.

440 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:22:35pm

re: #435 Walter L. Newton

Upstairs... about 1000 books on history, politics and religion, about 1000 novels and fiction, theatre and classics, over 200 mixed topic research books from meteorites to ancient coins to certain topics I have used for my plays... and about 500 military history books downstairs.

Cato the Elder slept in the guest room with the 1000 plus fiction books... he wanted to die there.

441 Killgore Trout  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:22:35pm

Add one more death threat to the pile....
Coffin placed on Carnahan's lawn

A coffin was placed on a Missouri Democrat’s lawn, another in a string of incidents against lawmakers after their vote Sunday on a health care overhaul.

Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-Mo.) had a coffin placed “near his home,” a spokesman said Wednesday evening.

Interesting that Drudge is covering the death threats but nobody else.

442 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:22:42pm

re: #424 austin_blue

I don't understand the issue of the curly light bulbs. Every 60-watt equivalent that you install saves you, like, 16 bucks. I don't generally walk out of the house, throw $16 on the ground and say "I'm a rebel!". I'm sure my neighbors would appreciate it, but it's still rock dumb.

They aren't saving me a dime. The old wiring in my house keeps them popping as often as the incandescents do.

443 The Shadow Do  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:22:57pm

re: #415 HoosierHoops

*waves*
You know..When you have on your team probably a top 5 guard in all the history of all Basketball..In all history...On your team..You will probably win the game...He is a monster guard..Old timers say shit like..'Oh you should have seen Oscar in his day' Who cares..Is there anybody alive that doesn't think Kobe will kick every Guards ass in all of History? Name one player you would pick against Kobe on the court...except for Magic...But I'd make him a forward on my team with Bird at the other Forward and Shaq in the middle..
And yes kids..In his prime..Kidd as the point guard..
Or Nash..I saw him at Reggie Miller's retirement game live...I have never seen such crisp transitional passing in my life..It was magic in person...There were 4 of us just high fiving all night..And it was in Indy and we were sitting next to the UCLA final four team that night..That was a fun night

Bad on you Hoops. You dissed Oscar. Never do that.

444 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:23:14pm

re: #437 austin_blue

Interesting. I've heard that he's a pretty left wing lib.

I had not heard that. How did you come across that?

445 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:23:20pm

re: #434 Varek Raith

Well, in my city, they've got a monthly recycling event for getting rid of electronics and various objects which contain hazardous materials, including those light bulbs.
:)

so how much carbon does that whole process generate?

446 Varek Raith  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:23:27pm

re: #435 Walter L. Newton

Upstairs... about 1000 books on history, politics and religion, about 1000 novels and fiction, theatre and classics, over 200 mixed topic research books from meteorites to ancient coins to certain topics I have used for my plays... and about 500 military history books downstairs.

*Raids Walter's house*
;)

447 Mr. Crankypants  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:23:27pm

re: #435 Walter L. Newton

Upstairs... about 1000 books on history, politics and religion, about 1000 novels and fiction, theatre and classics, over 200 mixed topic research books from meteorites to ancient coins to certain topics I have used for my plays... and about 500 military history books downstairs.

I had a book collection like that, but the first Mrs. Barnum made me get rid of them. (One of many reasons there's a second Mrs. Barnum)

448 sattv4u2  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:23:44pm

re: #436 SanFranciscoZionist

Religiously, I'm sure many are.

Politically, I am reliably informed that only my kind worship at the feet of The Man From Honolulu.

Dems worship Don Ho !?!?!
Image: don-ho-01-292x366.gif

449 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:23:45pm

re: #428 brookly red

how do you depose of them... the mercury and all?

I'm going to have to find out--when one of them burns out. Hasn't happened yet.

450 Varek Raith  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:24:28pm

re: #445 albusteve

so how much carbon does that whole process generate?

Don't know.

451 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:24:32pm

re: #427 Obdicut

My bookshelves creak. Stuffed to the gills with words, books of every shape, chapbooks, blue books, books who's covers I replaced with duct tape. The only kind of book I never own more than a few of are books I haven't read hyet.

I find books I've lost for years wedged behind other books. Books are piled on tables, books are in boxes in closets. There is no room without a bookshelf. Removing one from a stack is a significant engineering challenge.

I sell old books and buy new books and the colors on the shelves change, over time. That would make lovely stop-action photography.

I love falling asleep with my face on a book. It's from my childhood. Reading until the words swim and your eyes shut. Dreams spun out of books, rising from the page and into your head without benefit of eyes.

Harlan Ellison's retort to people who ask if he's read all those zillions of books in his house is "Of course not! What would I want with a bunch of books I've already read?"

452 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:24:45pm

re: #427 Obdicut

Fabulous response, glad I asked.

453 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:24:47pm

re: #437 austin_blue

Interesting. I've heard that he's a pretty left wing lib.

I have no idea what his politics are like, I only know him as a military figure.

454 Killgore Trout  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:25:01pm

Right-wing blog: Show up at Rep. Steve Driehaus's 'mansion'


A right-wing blog has posted the home address of Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-Ohio), and asked protesters to show up at his “mansion” in Cincinnati.

Driehaus, a politically vulnerable Democrat, voted for the House’s health care bill Sunday. He’s been the target of much anger – he’s received threats and has already seen his family show up in a newspaper advertisement in Cincinnati.

455 Jadespring  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:25:03pm

re: #431 albusteve

so if it saves a continent I'll buy a couple...but what do you do with the mercury in them?

Take 'em to place like Home Depot and chuck 'em in the bin.

456 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:25:31pm

re: #416 SanFranciscoZionist

BTW, have you read "The Pro"?


I have not!

Currently, the graphic novels I'm taken with aren't really brand new, but I'm digging them: The Fountain graphic novel by Darren Aranofsky and Kent Williams, and the Nocturnals books. Great watercolors!

457 Digital Display  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:25:47pm

re: #435 Walter L. Newton

Upstairs... about 1000 books on history, politics and religion, about 1000 novels and fiction, theatre and classics, over 200 mixed topic research books from meteorites to ancient coins to certain topics I have used for my plays... and about 500 military history books downstairs.

You rock Walter..
I bought a book from a library when i was a little kid..It's at my folks house...Cost me 10 cents...
Some old frigging original book by Henry Clay..I think he only wrote one book while in Congress or some crap like that..It's still in my bookcase in my bedroom...It even smells old

458 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:25:51pm

re: #449 SanFranciscoZionist

I'm going to have to find out--when one of them burns out. Hasn't happened yet.

I'll bet you $100 that most curly light bulb users throw them in the garbage under the sink when they burn out....make that $200

459 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:25:58pm

re: #442 The Sanity Inspector

They aren't saving me a dime. The old wiring in my house keeps them popping as often as the incandescents do.

Sorry to hear it. Some people, mostly because of wiring, just do not have much luck with them. I love 'em.

460 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:26:04pm

re: #429 Dark_Falcon

Ditto.

Well, John McCain and John Kerry were veterans too, and yet they managed to grow a thick enough hide to go into politics. So, it can be done.

461 sattv4u2  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:26:07pm

re: #441 Killgore Trout

Add one more death threat to the pile...
Coffin placed on Carnahan's lawn

Interesting that Drudge is covering the death threats but nobody else.

Not to quibble, because if true it's disgusting, but the headline says on his lawn, yet the spokesperson said "near his home"

!?!?!?!

462 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:26:21pm

re: #446 Varek Raith

re: #447 PT Barnum

For full disclosure, the 200 research and mixed subject books are mine, the rest are my girlfriends... well, I guess ours... but they were here when I arrived...

Since I have been married four times, in the past I have had book collections like my girlfriend, but it's hard to drag that many books along with you when woman keep kicking you out... sometimes you have to leave something behind.

463 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:26:30pm

re: #448 sattv4u2

Dems worship Don Ho !?!?!
[Link: www.hawaiianmusichistory.com...]

See what you find out on a politically mixed site?

464 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:26:41pm

re: #434 Varek Raith

Well, in my city, they've got a monthly recycling event for getting rid of electronics and various objects which contain hazardous materials, including those light bulbs.
:)

well that's good... my city only has like 8.5 million people in it but we got nothing like that. but we are cutting out a bunch of bus & subway lines so I guess in return the city union workers will cart them away for us! excellent, thanks for the idea!

465 Only The Lurker Knows  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:26:49pm

re: #424 austin_blue

When they first came out they sucked. Slow to reach max output, high frequency flickering that caused eye strain, the light was way harsh and the electronic ballasts caused massive RFI. The newer one have corrected many of these problems, but people still remember them and refuse to but them.

466 sattv4u2  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:26:58pm

re: #463 SanFranciscoZionist

See what you find out on a politically mixed site?

Tiny Bubbles ,,,,,

467 Killgore Trout  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:27:27pm

re: #461 sattv4u2

Maybe on the street out front or something. It probably wasn't dumped two blocks away.

468 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:27:34pm

re: #421 sattv4u2

I don't know whether he'd make a good president, but from what I can tell he makes a damned good general.

469 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:28:11pm

re: #457 HoosierHoops

You rock Walter..
I bought a book from a library when i was a little kid..It's at my folks house...Cost me 10 cents...
Some old frigging original book by Henry Clay..I think he only wrote one book while in Congress or some crap like that..It's still in my bookcase in my bedroom...It even smells old

Ha... amateur... I have Henry Clay himself on a shelf.

470 Obdicut  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:28:12pm

re: #451 The Sanity Inspector

Umberto Eco has a good bit in How To Travel With A Salmon about various responses to that question.

Great book.

[Link: www.amazon.com...]

471 What, me worry?  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:28:22pm

re: #441 Killgore Trout

Add one more death threat to the pile...
Coffin placed on Carnahan's lawn

Interesting that Drudge is covering the death threats but nobody else.

Speaking of Spooky Sarah, did we cover the "reloading" comment and her cute little bullseye map? It's an MSNBC video.

472 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:28:22pm

re: #456 WindUpBird

I have not!

Currently, the graphic novels I'm taken with aren't really brand new, but I'm digging them: The Fountain graphic novel by Darren Aranofsky and Kent Williams, and the Nocturnals books. Great watercolors!

"The Pro" features a single mom working two jobs--hooker and Denny's clerk--when she develops superpowers. She's not exactly the woman the local league of superheros was looking for, but she's what they've got.

Very good short piece.

473 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:28:26pm

re: #446 Varek Raith

*Raids Walter's house*
;)

No doubt. I'm learning from the responses of some places I'd like to visit...

I've gone to rental cabins & condo's & the best thing is when they have good books on the shelves.

474 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:28:34pm

re: #461 sattv4u2

Not to quibble, because if true it's disgusting, but the headline says on his lawn, yet the spokesperson said "near his home"

!?!?!?!

typically, your lawn is near your home

475 Jadespring  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:29:07pm

re: #449 SanFranciscoZionist

I'm going to have to find out--when one of them burns out. Hasn't happened yet.

I have a couple that are still going after 2 1/2 years. I especially like them for the lights where I have to use a ladder to change them.

476 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:29:11pm

re: #458 albusteve

I'll bet you $100 that most curly light bulb users throw them in the garbage under the sink when they burn out...make that $200

You just might be right.

Wonder how many building owners who use the long fluorescent bulbs do the same.

477 freetoken  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:29:30pm

re: #448 sattv4u2

478 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:29:48pm

re: #457 HoosierHoops

You rock Walter..
I bought a book from a library when i was a little kid..It's at my folks house...Cost me 10 cents...
Some old frigging original book by Henry Clay..I think he only wrote one book while in Congress or some crap like that..It's still in my bookcase in my bedroom...It even smells old

If anyone thinks they have a collectible book, they can check out the going rate at bookfinder.com . It's a used bookstores aggregator.

479 Decatur Deb  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:29:54pm

re: #442 The Sanity Inspector

They aren't saving me a dime. The old wiring in my house keeps them popping as often as the incandescents do.

The "house" part doesn't sound right--do you have near neighbors with the same problem? (Didn't do electricity for a living, but had to check some buildings against the NEC.)

480 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:29:54pm

re: #426 Varek Raith

I switched to those bulbs outta pure laziness. They've lasted me nearly 3 years.

My ex-wife bought a shitload of them circa 2005, give or take. I can't remember exactly. When I moved out of the house, I took every one of them I could find with me. That was three years ago, and I still haven't replaced a single one. So I'm going on 5 years with them.

481 austin_blue  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:29:55pm

re: #431 albusteve

so if it saves a continent I'll buy a couple...but what do you do with the mercury in them?

Recycle it at household hazardous waste centers. 5 milligrams per bulb? That lasts eight years? That's value, dude.

Here. Get yourself edjamacated:

[Link: thetaoofgoodhealth.com...]

In other words, no hoo hoo. Below NIOSH levels for acute (or long-term) exposure and quickly wicked out of the house.

482 sattv4u2  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:29:55pm

re: #467 Killgore Trout

Maybe on the street out front or something. It probably wasn't dumped two blocks away.

Shoddy reportage then.

483 Digital Display  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:29:58pm

re: #443 The Shadow Do

Bad on you Hoops. You dissed Oscar. Never do that.

He was a beautiful player in his time.. That was years ago..Kobe would smoke him today..But that is just sports...
Bigger, Faster, Stronger...
But you are right..Oscar was a beautiful player and wonderful man..
Sorry

484 shiplord kirel  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:29:58pm

re: #353 The Sanity Inspector

Ancient Roman aqueduct converted to early Christian church discovered.

The famous Pont du Gard, the Roman aqueduct bridge at Nimes, France, is close to the top of my list of wonders I have actually seen. It is an iconic structure, of course, featured in textbooks at all levels. I had seen pictures of it all my life before I finally got to see it in person. It was not as long as I had thought, a relatively short span over a narrow valley, but it is gigantically, awesomely tall, 160 feet if memory serves. I had no idea it would be that high before I got there; though I could have checked the dimensions easily enough. Standing at the bottom, the three tiers of arches just seem to soar away into the sky. It was astounding to see this and realize that it was built essentially by hand almost 2000 years ago. Another apparently familiar structure that surprised me with its size was the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. It is as big as a fairly large office building, basically half a block long and also about 160 feet high, but this isn't obvious in most pictures.
The ultimate in truly awesome structures for me (and many many others since ancient times) is also the most obvious and popular, the The Great Pyramid of Ghiza, "Khufu's Horizon." You can see the pictures and read the descriptions, but they don't even begin to do it justice. It is not a building so much as an artificial mountain. It always seem much closer than it is until you are right up on it and it blots out the sky.
At the risk of being pilloried for artistic blasphemy and cultural provincialism, the least impressive structure relative to its reputation was probably the Parthenon in Athens. It was no doubt beautiful at one time but today it seems like little more than a pile of bleached rocks.

485 Obdicut  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:30:07pm

re: #473 Stanley Sea

Hay on Wye.

[Link: www.hay-on-wye.co.uk...]

Tiny lovely town with thirty book stores. Some huge barns, literally, other dainty little shops of them. I love that place.

486 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:30:10pm

re: #402 The Sanity Inspector

Many, would you click through to my blogger profile and email me?

My ISP does not allow me to contact others through their e-addies.

487 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:30:19pm

re: #441 Killgore Trout

Add one more death threat to the pile...
Coffin placed on Carnahan's lawn

Interesting that Drudge is covering the death threats but nobody else.

Well, it's not like a coffin is symbolic or anything. They could mean they were happy he was burying...oh, fuck it...that's just over the top.

488 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:30:20pm

re: #473 Stanley Sea

No doubt. I'm learning from the responses of some places I'd like to visit...

I've gone to rental cabins & condo's & the best thing is when they have good books on the shelves.

I stayed at a B&B near Chaco Canyon when I was down there visiting and they Indian who owned the B&B had tons of college papers and publications on the archeology of the area... it was heaven.

489 austin_blue  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:30:33pm

re: #432 darthstar

I like changing light-bulbs. It' s just hard finding 25 other Irish men to turn the house for me.

Hey!

490 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:30:46pm

re: #469 Walter L. Newton

Ha... amateur... I have Henry Clay himself on a shelf.

No wonder he hasn't been able to publish recently.

491 sattv4u2  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:30:56pm

re: #474 albusteve

typically, your lawn is near your home

typically, you would call that part of your house. not "near your house". I don't say i'm going to mow the lawn "near my house"

492 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:31:05pm

re: #427 Obdicut

My bookshelves creak. Stuffed to the gills with words, books of every shape, chapbooks, blue books, books who's covers I replaced with duct tape. The only kind of book I never own more than a few of are books I haven't read hyet.

I find books I've lost for years wedged behind other books. Books are piled on tables, books are in boxes in closets. There is no room without a bookshelf. Removing one from a stack is a significant engineering challenge.

I sell old books and buy new books and the colors on the shelves change, over time. That would make lovely stop-action photography.

I love falling asleep with my face on a book. It's from my childhood. Reading until the words swim and your eyes shut. Dreams spun out of books, rising from the page and into your head without benefit of eyes.

Cool!

493 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:31:10pm

re: #441 Killgore Trout

Add one more death threat to the pile...
Coffin placed on Carnahan's lawn

Interesting that Drudge is covering the death threats but nobody else.

Maybe Drudge has decided he wants to distance him self from the nuts making death threats, so he's blowing the whistle on them.

494 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:31:10pm

re: #409 Dark_Falcon

Others have said that and then been persuaded. I'd hope that could be the case here.

He's an active duty member of the military.

495 The Shadow Do  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:31:24pm

re: #465 Bubblehead II

When they first came out they sucked. Slow to reach max output, high frequency flickering that caused eye strain, the light was way harsh and the electronic ballasts caused massive RFI. The newer one have corrected many of these problems, but people still remember them and refuse to but them.

Bought bulbs at Home Depot last weekend. Aside from specialty bulbs the choice is singular. Curlicue bulbs will look like crap in my chandelier but I am sure they are coming nonetheless.

496 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:32:03pm

re: #486 MandyManners

My ISP does not allow me to contact others through their e-addies.

Is that a joke that I don't get, or do you really have some bizarro ISP? If the latter, I'm now desperately curious.

497 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:32:05pm

re: #487 darthstar

Well, it's not like a coffin is symbolic or anything. They could mean they were happy he was burying...oh, fuck it...that's just over the top.

I wonder if it was an actual coffin. Those are worth good money!

498 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:32:25pm

re: #468 negativ

I don't know whether he'd make a good president, but from what I can tell he makes a damned good general.

WaPo reporter Rick Atkinson had a very good prose portrait of him and the other early generals in his book about the invasion of Iraq, In the Company of Soldiers.

499 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:32:46pm

re: #476 SanFranciscoZionist

You just might be right.

Wonder how many building owners who use the long fluorescent bulbs do the same.

and to think...India is sinking while we throw out our flouro tubes!...
if only....

500 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:32:50pm

re: #474 albusteve

typically, your lawn is near your home

oh no... first there are the servants quarters... the stables, the runways. and golf course, my prize vineyards and then of course my humble home.

501 austin_blue  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:32:51pm

re: #483 HoosierHoops

He was a beautiful player in his time.. That was years ago..Kobe would smoke him today..But that is just sports...
Bigger, Faster, Stronger...
But you are right..Oscar was a beautiful player and wonderful man..
Sorry

The only man in NBA history to average a triple double for a season.

Just imagine that!

502 Tiny Alien Kitties are Watching You  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:33:01pm

re: #395 Dark_Falcon

This time we agree. He's the perfect man to lead the GOP back from insanity.

Cautiously given "maybe" upding....

503 freetoken  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:33:06pm

re: #493 Dark_Falcon

Or, perhaps, he simply likes the shock value, and wouldn't mind if there were a few copy cats?

504 Walter L. Newton  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:33:07pm

Night all...

505 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:33:46pm

re: #499 albusteve

and to think...India is sinking while we throw out our flouro tubes!...
if only...

If only we could tie the fluoro tubes into a raft, and put it under India?

506 darthstar  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:34:12pm

re: #497 SanFranciscoZionist

I wonder if it was an actual coffin. Those are worth good money!

And they make great raised beds for vegetables!

507 Varek Raith  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:34:13pm

re: #500 brookly red

oh no... first there are the servants quarters... the stables, the runways. and golf course, my prize vineyards and then of course my humble home.

You left out, sentry turrets, laser fences, fortress of doom, barracks, silos, spaceport...
:P

508 sattv4u2  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:34:50pm

re: #507 Varek Raith

You left out, sentry turrets, laser fences, fortress of doom, barracks, silos, spaceport...
:P

moat ,,,,, I've always wanted a moat !

509 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:34:56pm

re: #491 sattv4u2

typically, you would call that part of your house. not "near your house". I don't say i'm going to mow the lawn "near my house"

Hopefully it was outside the gate?

510 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:35:13pm

re: #494 MandyManners

He's an active duty member of the military.

I know. It's probably nothing, but I though the story worthy of posting here.

511 Decatur Deb  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:35:14pm

re: #495 The Shadow Do

Bought bulbs at Home Depot last weekend. Aside from specialty bulbs the choice is singular. Curlicue bulbs will look like crap in my chandelier but I am sure they are coming nonetheless.

They're making them with frosted glass envelopes--all the curly is on the inside.

512 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:35:31pm

re: #488 Walter L. Newton

I stayed at a B&B near Chaco Canyon when I was down there visiting and they Indian who owned the B&B had tons of college papers and publications on the archeology of the area... it was heaven.

I'm headed up there this spring, and then over to Canyon de Chelly

513 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:35:31pm

re: #506 darthstar

And they make great raised beds for vegetables!

Actually, we had a shipping box for a casket at one of the schools I used to work at, which we used as a planting box. Worked great. Seemed very Catholic, too. The kids took great pleasure in explaining to people what it was.

514 sattv4u2  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:35:45pm

re: #509 Stanley Sea

Hopefully it was outside the gate?

Hopefully, the asshat that put it there will be placed INSIDE a gated place soon

515 Jadespring  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:35:55pm

re: #495 The Shadow Do

Bought bulbs at Home Depot last weekend. Aside from specialty bulbs the choice is singular. Curlicue bulbs will look like crap in my chandelier but I am sure they are coming nonetheless.

I've got some that aren't curly and smaller chandelier types.

516 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:35:55pm

Months old, but in this video Jackie & Dunlap from Red State Update come to the uncomfortable conclusion that they might be de-facto moderates all of a sudden.


They have a new one about the health care bill passing, but it won't load for me. Grr!

517 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:36:47pm

re: #505 SanFranciscoZionist

If only we could tie the fluoro tubes into a raft, and put it under India?

GENIUS!

518 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:37:00pm

re: #507 Varek Raith

You left out, sentry turrets, laser fences, fortress of doom, barracks, silos, spaceport...
:P

Don't forget the Planetary Defense Turbolasters...

519 Jadespring  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:37:57pm

I can't wait for the newer LED bulbs to get the kinks worked out and come down in price.

520 Decatur Deb  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:37:59pm

re: #506 darthstar

And they make great raised beds for vegetables!


Since the 60's, Rocky Mountain Casket Co has been selling several levels of do-it-yourself kit, with inserts to turn them into wine closets until needed. (RMCC name has changed, but it still Googles.)

521 Spare O'Lake  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:38:09pm

Good Evening LGF.

522 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:38:29pm

re: #507 Varek Raith

You left out, sentry turrets, laser fences, fortress of doom, barracks, silos, spaceport...
:P

Ugh. Turrets were the thing on the McMansions here during the boom. Wasted space unless you got a really cool curved desk or something.

523 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:39:19pm

re: #507 Varek Raith

You left out, sentry turrets, laser fences, fortress of doom, barracks, silos, spaceport...
:P

Damn that Google earth view... Carl! find those people and oppress them with extreme prejudice!

524 Varek Raith  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:39:31pm

re: #522 Stanley Sea

Ugh. Turrets were the thing on the McMansions here during the boom. Wasted space unless you got a really cool curved desk or something.

I put anti personnel blasters/anti ship torpedoes in mine...
:P

525 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:39:56pm

re: #521 Spare O'Lake

Good Evening LGF.

Hi.

526 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:40:07pm

re: #524 Varek Raith

I put anti personnel blasters/anti ship torpedoes in mine...
:P

Well, there's that.

527 The Shadow Do  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:40:22pm

re: #483 HoosierHoops

He was a beautiful player in his time.. That was years ago..Kobe would smoke him today..But that is just sports...
Bigger, Faster, Stronger...
But you are right..Oscar was a beautiful player and wonderful man..
Sorry

In your eye, Hoops! Oscar, 6'5" 220lb, Kobe, 6'6 205lb. Oscar ran a team. Kobe runs, well, Kobe. Big O puts the big hurt on Mr. Bryant.

Am I biased? Oh hell yes. Seen em both play. Even saw the big O play college.

528 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:40:41pm

South park was very funny tonight

529 austin_blue  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:40:48pm

re: #441 Killgore Trout

Add one more death threat to the pile...
Coffin placed on Carnahan's lawn

Interesting that Drudge is covering the death threats but nobody else.

And Independents all over the country are watching this, aghast, as the R's lose control of the Wingnut Fringe they have been tacitly supporting.

This is really going to help the R's in November, isn't it?

That Party is led by idiots, and they have lost control of the Hard Right. Epic Fail.

530 Digital Display  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:41:02pm

re: #519 Jadespring

I can't wait for the newer LED bulbs to get the kinks worked out and come down in price.

The issues of LED's in cold weather is a real issue...
But who the hell here doesn't think Technology won't prevail over problems?
The future is very bright for us...

531 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:41:35pm

re: #522 Stanley Sea

Ugh. Turrets were the thing on the McMansions here during the boom. Wasted space unless you got a really cool curved desk or something.

Varek's turrets are somewhat different. Each one contains an F-Web Heavy Repeating Blaster, plus secure comlinks to the Fortress of Doom.

532 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:42:06pm

re: #528 _RememberTonyC

South park was very funny tonight

I'll make sure to catch the late showing.

533 Racer X  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:42:06pm
Let me get this straight......Congress just passed a health care plan written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn't understand it; passed by a Congress that hasn't read it but exempts themselves from it; signed by a president that also is exempt from it and hasn't read it and who smokes; with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes; all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that's broke.

What could possibly go wrong?

From an email.

534 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:42:15pm

re: #519 Jadespring

I can't wait for the newer LED bulbs to get the kinks worked out and come down in price.

pfft!...I have invested in night vision goggles for myself and my entire staff

535 Varek Raith  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:42:41pm

re: #534 albusteve

pfft!...I have invested in night vision goggles for myself and my entire staff

A wise investment.

536 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:42:46pm
537 Digital Display  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:43:02pm

re: #527 The Shadow Do

In your eye, Hoops! Oscar, 6'5" 220lb, Kobe, 6'6 205lb. Oscar ran a team. Kobe runs, well, Kobe. Big O puts the big hurt on Mr. Bryant.

Am I biased? Oh hell yes. Seen em both play. Even saw the big O play college.

I am too young to have seen the O play..
You rock sir..I stand corrected..
/Kobe would kick his ass..Hehehe..
/

538 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:43:18pm

re: #532 Dark_Falcon

I'll make sure to catch the late showing.

you'll laugh your ass off

539 Only The Lurker Knows  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:43:19pm

re: #495 The Shadow Do

We are slowly starting to put them in. But like you, we just have some fixtures they will not work in.

540 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:43:40pm

re: #524 Varek Raith

Nah. Reinforce them and build in some odd joint work and then use a good high-level golem spell to animate the corner turret. It then guards the house by *clubbing* intruders.

(Idea from a Fafhrd and Grey Mouser story. Also seen something along those lines in a RPG adventure collection.)

541 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:44:10pm

re: #534 albusteve

pfft!...I have invested in night vision goggles for myself and my entire staff

oooh, that works too... I only provided them for the snipers. I learn so much here.

542 Mad Al-Jaffee  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:44:28pm
543 _RememberTonyC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:44:39pm

it's been fun ... tonight reminded me of the good old days in Lizard land ... goodnight all

544 Varek Raith  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:45:06pm

re: #540 oaktree

Nah. Reinforce them and build in some odd joint work and then use a good high-level golem spell to animate the corner turret. It then guards the house by *clubbing* intruders.

(Idea from a Fafhrd and Grey Mouser story. Also seen something along those lines in a RPG adventure collection.)

Neat, I got no problems mixing sci-fi with fantasy. In fact, my Stormtrooper squads have high level Clerics assigned to them.
;)

545 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:45:14pm

re: #529 austin_blue

And Independents all over the country are watching this, aghast, as the R's lose control of the Wingnut Fringe they have been tacitly supporting.

This is really going to help the R's in November, isn't it?

That Party is led by idiots, and they have lost control of the Hard Right. Epic Fail.

a good thing for the leftists...you really are not concerned are you, having this epic fail dumped in your lap?

546 sattv4u2  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:45:22pm

re: #537 HoosierHoops

I am too young to have seen the O play..
You rock sir..I stand corrected..
/Kobe would kick his ass..Hehehe..
/

Shadow's correct

It's a different game today than yesteryear, but Oscar could have played today whereas Kobe could not have played yesteryear. Oscar was every bit the physical specimen that kobe is and would be able to defend him. Kobe on O, not so much

547 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:45:40pm

re: #536 The Sanity Inspector

Cookies...

Damien has a uterus.

548 reine.de.tout  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:46:04pm

re: #539 Bubblehead II

We are slowly starting to put them in. But like you, we just have some fixtures they will not work in.

The newer ones are MUCH better than the old ones; I've replaced almost all the bulbs in my house, including the reading lamps which would have been impossible with the earlier versions, but excepting of course, where they show and wouldn't look good.

549 Sheila Broflovski  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:46:39pm

Good "South Park" episode tonight.

550 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:46:42pm

re: #543 _RememberTonyC

it's been fun ... tonight reminded me of the good old days in Lizard land ... goodnight all

Oh, my goodness. I was thinking the very same thing!!

Take care, Tony!

551 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:47:20pm

re: #546 sattv4u2

Shadow's correct

It's a different game today than yesteryear, but Oscar could have played today whereas Kobe could not have played yesteryear. Oscar was every bit the physical specimen that kobe is and would be able to defend him. Kobe on O, not so much

agreed...Kobe is a self indulgent bot...imo

552 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:47:48pm

re: #542 Mad Al-Jaffee

Frmo Cracked, The 17 Most Unintentionally Hilarious Propaganda Posters.

AWESOME.

553 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:48:15pm

re: #550 MandyManners

Miss Mandy, I am pleased to "see" you much around LGF.
I hope you & your boy are well.
Regards, FloralG

554 Racer X  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:48:17pm
555 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:48:33pm

re: #548 reine.de.tout

The newer ones are MUCH better than the old ones; I've replaced almost all the bulbs in my house, including the reading lamps which would have been impossible with the earlier versions, but excepting of course, where they show and wouldn't look good.

are we talking light bulbs or tattoos ?

556 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:50:07pm

re: #484 shiplord kirel

The ultimate in truly awesome structures for me (and many many others since ancient times) is also the most obvious and popular, the The Great Pyramid of Ghiza, "Khufu's Horizon." You can see the pictures and read the descriptions, but they don't even begin to do it justice. It is not a building so much as an artificial mountain. It always seem much closer than it is until you are right up on it and it blots out the sky.

My foreign study group in college got to climb through the tunnels inside the Great Pyramid. I was thrilled to be there, and also to stand in the same spot that Napoleon stood.

557 The Shadow Do  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:50:33pm

re: #537 HoosierHoops

I am too young to have seen the O play..
You rock sir..I stand corrected..
/Kobe would kick his ass..Hehehe..
/

Don't get me started...the VanArsdale twins, Pistol Pete, David Thompson...shit, I'm an old hoops head. My time in Indiana shows...

558 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:50:42pm

re: #542 Mad Al-Jaffee

Frmo Cracked, The 17 Most Unintentionally Hilarious Propaganda Posters.

#14, Save up and buy a car - looks just like a young John Lithgow!

Those were great.

559 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:51:49pm

re: #556 The Sanity Inspector

My foreign study group in college got to climb through the tunnels inside the Great Pyramid. I was thrilled to be there, and also to stand in the same spot that Napoleon stood.

You have experienced what I dream about. Bucket list, yes.

560 brookly red  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:52:15pm

OK, gotta go now and do my part to oppress the lazy & the stupid... it's much harder then you think.

561 Jadespring  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:52:45pm

re: #534 albusteve

pfft!...I have invested in night vision goggles for myself and my entire staff

You are a strange man sometimes.

562 Varek Raith  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:53:00pm

re: #560 brookly red

OK, gotta go now and do my part to oppress the lazy & the stupid... it's much harder then you think.

You need to hire some high quality henchmen.
:)

563 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:53:19pm

I'd like to give a decent paying job, to every Lizard who wants one.
And to give a raise to every Lizard who works a (shitty) job, just to have a job. Or maybe even, just to have the health care.
So, Lizards, get it while you can!
If I were the emperor, you'd have it all!

564 Digital Display  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:53:25pm

re: #546 sattv4u2

Shadow's correct

It's a different game today than yesteryear, but Oscar could have played today whereas Kobe could not have played yesteryear. Oscar was every bit the physical specimen that kobe is and would be able to defend him. Kobe on O, not so much


you have got to be kidding me...Kobe 30 nyears ago would have kicked every persons ass in Basketball in the World.. And I don't even like Kode..
Folks we can not compare athletes from different ages...Everybody knows with every generation of Athletes mankind advances in skill..
It's like Guitarist...The skill level just advances like like speed.. Like everything in the real world..

565 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:54:52pm

re: #544 Varek Raith

Got another idea for you (courtesy of a Walter J Williams novel). Cats (or something that looks like a cat with capability of electrically charging its fangs. TASER CAT!

566 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:55:12pm

re: #564 HoosierHoops

Nah nah, goodbye!
LOL!
Kobe is amazing.
( Hiya Hoopster!)

567 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:55:26pm

re: #553 Floral Giraffe

Miss Mandy, I am pleased to "see" you much around LGF.
I hope you & your boy are well.
Regards, FloralG

Why, thank you, FloralG!

I do so very much appreciate your lovely words!

I spend the vast majority of my time at LGF in the over-night threads lately.

568 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:55:55pm
569 Obdicut  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:56:19pm

re: #564 HoosierHoops

We don't have perfect information from the past, though. Nobody really knows how fast Sandy Koufax could throw when he was on top of his game.

Image: SandyKoufax_lg.jpg

570 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:56:30pm

re: #567 MandyManners

You are a welcome sight, for my tired eyes.
Whatever you post.
Happy to "see' you.

571 The Shadow Do  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:57:08pm

re: #564 HoosierHoops

you have got to be kidding me...Kobe 30 nyears ago would have kicked every persons ass in Basketball in the World.. And I don't even like Kode..
Folks we can not compare athletes from different ages...Everybody knows with every generation of Athletes mankind advances in skill..
It's like Guitarist...The skill level just advances like like speed.. Like everything in the real world..

Kobe would have spent his career on his ass in the old NBA.

572 austin_blue  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:57:26pm

re: #545 albusteve

a good thing for the leftists...you really are not concerned are you, having this epic fail dumped in your lap?

I find it appalling. It's not good for the country to not have a principled loyal opposition that has the country's best interest at heart, whoever controls the Executive. The R's are committing suicide by embracing (by not totally rejecting- there is no other way to spin it) the rad right. It is going to kill them with the center.

It's pitiful.

573 Decatur Deb  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:57:44pm

re: #568 The Sanity Inspector

Thanks, bookmarked

574 sattv4u2  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:57:53pm

re: #564 HoosierHoops

you have got to be kidding me...Kobe 30 nyears ago would have kicked every persons ass in Basketball in the World.. And I don't even like Kode..
Folks we can not compare athletes from different ages...Everybody knows with every generation of Athletes mankind advances in skill..
It's like Guitarist...The skill level just advances like like speed.. Like everything in the real world..

Sorry if this hurts Hoops, but Kobe would have been at best a gunner (2 pointers only, btw) back 'in the day'. He wouldn't have gotten anywhere near the rim with the Russels, Chamberlains, Reeds, et allet alone the power forwards whose only job back then was to rebound and put guards into the 5th row IF they dared enter the paint

575 Varek Raith  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:57:53pm

re: #570 Floral Giraffe

You are a welcome sight, for my tired eyes.
Whatever you post.
Happy to "see' you.

You can see others on the net?
.
.
.
.
.
A WITCH!11!!11!!
///

576 sattv4u2  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:58:15pm

re: #571 The Shadow Do

gmta (574)

577 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:58:26pm

re: #571 The Shadow Do

Kobe would have spent his career on his ass in the old NBA.

A lot less "mobility" in the old NBA as well since they called traveling in that era as well...

578 Digital Display  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:58:34pm

re: #557 The Shadow Do

Don't get me started...the VanArsdale twins, Pistol Pete, David Thompson...shit, I'm an old hoops head. My time in Indiana shows...

I spent literally thousands of Hours on the Court as a little kid pretending I was Rick Mount shooting 3 pointers..There is a reason that I have 3 sons and have only been beaten one time in my life in HORSE by the boys.. I spent thousands of hours shooting and played point in College.. You need to bring it to play the Hoopster...*wink*

579 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:58:38pm

re: #542 Mad Al-Jaffee

Frmo Cracked, The 17 Most Unintentionally Hilarious Propaganda Posters.

"When You Ride ALONE,You Ride with Hitler!" is arguably the greatest slogan ever invented. It's highly adaptable to many situations. For example, if you're going out to dinner with 3 other people, and one of them doesn't want to go where you're going, just remind them that when they ride alone, they're riding with Hitler!

50% of the time, it works every time.

580 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:58:51pm

re: #568 The Sanity Inspector

Barcode yourself.

I feel naked.

581 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:59:11pm

Pissed off. Please cheer me up.

582 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:59:33pm

re: #571 The Shadow Do

Kobe would have spent his career on his ass in the old NBA.

two words...
Rick Mahorn

583 Killgore Trout  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 7:59:42pm

No You Can't (Featuring John Boehner)

584 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:00:00pm

re: #570 Floral Giraffe

You are a welcome sight, for my tired eyes.
Whatever you post.
Happy to "see' you.


Thank you for your very kind words, ma'am.

*smooch*

585 Decatur Deb  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:00:03pm

re: #578 HoosierHoops

You kids and your "3-pointers".

586 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:00:12pm

re: #574 sattv4u2

Sorry if this hurts Hoops, but Kobe would have been at best a gunner (2 pointers only, btw) back 'in the day'. He wouldn't have gotten anywhere near the rim with the Russels, Chamberlains, Reeds, et allet alone the power forwards whose only job back then was to rebound and put guards into the 5th row IF they dared enter the paint


Was Chamberlain that much of a defender, though?

587 sattv4u2  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:00:22pm

re: #581 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Pissed off. Please cheer me up.

umm,.,, I know people FATTER than you!

((seriously ,, what wrong my freind??))

588 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:00:35pm

re: #581 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

PIE is waiting for you at the table, dear sir.
Napkin is linen, and do PLEASE let us know, if you'd like a clean one.
SUCKING UP IS OUR SPECIALTY!

589 sattv4u2  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:00:58pm

re: #582 albusteve

two words...
Rick Mahorn

Two older words

jim Luscotoff

590 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:01:05pm

re: #581 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Pissed off. Please cheer me up.

(((FBV)))

591 reine.de.tout  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:01:11pm

re: #581 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Pissed off. Please cheer me up.

There's pie somewhere.
Go get it.

592 Varek Raith  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:01:30pm

re: #581 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Pissed off. Please cheer me up.



Would this help?

:)

593 Racer X  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:01:59pm
594 sattv4u2  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:02:26pm

re: #586 The Sanity Inspector

Was Chamberlain that much of a defender, though?

Just his intimidation and STRENGTH made him one. Not very mobile, but a HUGE wingspan and when he was younger enjoyed swatting balls away. The goaltending rules were much differnet then, iirc

595 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:02:50pm

re: #581 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Pissed off. Please cheer me up.

How about "Total Eclipse of the Heart" converted into a flow chart?

596 Racer X  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:03:29pm

re: #574 sattv4u2

Sorry if this hurts Hoops, but Kobe would have been at best a gunner (2 pointers only, btw) back 'in the day'. He wouldn't have gotten anywhere near the rim with the Russels, Chamberlains, Reeds, et allet alone the power forwards whose only job back then was to rebound and put guards into the 5th row IF they dared enter the paint

Oh hell no!

Kobe is a freaking witch! No one can drain a 3 with the clock winding down and 3 hands in their face like Kobe. No one.

597 bratwurst  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:03:32pm

re: #577 oaktree

A lot less "mobility" in the old NBA as well since they called traveling in that era as well...

Upding for a factor that hardly anyone seems to talk about when making these comparisons.

598 The Shadow Do  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:03:37pm

re: #576 sattv4u2

gmta (574)

re: #578 HoosierHoops

I spent literally thousands of Hours on the Court as a little kid pretending I was Rick Mount shooting 3 pointers..There is a reason that I have 3 sons and have only been beaten one time in my life in HORSE by the boys.. I spent thousands of hours shooting and played point in College.. You need to bring it to play the Hoopster...*wink*

Shoot, imagine Kobe taking it inside against Artis Gilmore even...

Ouch!

599 Obdicut  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:03:41pm

re: #581 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Tom Waits interviewed on Fernwood Tonight

600 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:04:07pm

re: #586 The Sanity Inspector

Was Chamberlain that much of a defender, though?

a shot blocker but no where near the D that Russel brought...the greatest player ever...Bill Russel for a big guy and Jordan for the small guy...imo

601 The Shadow Do  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:04:23pm

re: #578 HoosierHoops

I spent literally thousands of Hours on the Court as a little kid pretending I was Rick Mount shooting 3 pointers..There is a reason that I have 3 sons and have only been beaten one time in my life in HORSE by the boys.. I spent thousands of hours shooting and played point in College.. You need to bring it to play the Hoopster...*wink*

Rick Mount! Hell yes! Brother!

602 Sheila Broflovski  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:04:29pm

re: #581 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Pissed off. Please cheer me up.

I have pizza. And beer.

603 WindHorse  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:04:35pm

two words.... Lew Alcindor.

604 Spare O'Lake  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:04:36pm

I know very little about basketball, but I do remember a few who I believe would stack up well today:
Lou Alcindor; Wilt the Stilt and Larry Bird.

605 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:05:15pm

re: #581 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Pissed off. Please cheer me up.

Eat the f'ing PIE already, OK.
Holiday Inn tonight, ror not.
IT'S THE PIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(of death...)

606 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:05:15pm

There is pie. (I made sour cream apple tonight.)

{Hands out virtual pie to all Lizards}

607 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:05:32pm

re: #581 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Pissed off. Please cheer me up.

I can get you some Key Lime Pie from Pappadeaux. Best Key Lime Pie in the Chicago area.

608 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:05:34pm

re: #596 Racer X

Oh hell no!

Kobe is a freaking witch! No one can drain a 3 with the clock winding down and 3 hands in their face like Kobe. No one.

Yep, Kobe is a witch. I say it most times he plays. Circus shot is often said as well.

609 sattv4u2  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:05:47pm

re: #596 Racer X

Oh hell no!

Kobe is a freaking witch! No one can drain a 3 with the clock winding down and 3 hands in their face like Kobe. No one.

True ,, but back then there was no "3" TO drain, and as stated, he'd be spending half the game coming back from the 5th row where some power forward or center had put him

611 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:06:05pm

re: #592 Varek Raith

Ooh, that's lovely.

Drove two and a half hours to see a customer tonight who was so full of teh stupid that I screamed in my car half of the way home. Now I'm a pony, 'cause I'm a little hoarse.

Here are a couple of the questions she asked me;

1. (my personal favorite) Could we save money if we did this ourselves instead of hiring someone else to do it?
2. Can you tell me of someone else, who is reliable who we could hire instead of you?
3. Why are kitchens so expensive to remodel?

612 The Shadow Do  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:06:17pm

re: #589 sattv4u2

Two older words

jim Luscotoff

Fucking Ouch!

613 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:06:37pm

re: #602 Alouette

I have pizza. And beer.

Follows Alouette home!

614 Mad Al-Jaffee  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:06:48pm

re: #602 Alouette

I have pizza. And beer.

And what is pizza except the best pie ever!

615 Racer X  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:06:48pm
616 WindHorse  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:07:06pm

....was Hubeeba Lew Alcindor's wife's name... or his cat? I can't remember.

617 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:07:07pm

re: #596 Racer X

Oh hell no!

Kobe is a freaking witch! No one can drain a 3 with the clock winding down and 3 hands in their face like Kobe. No one.

please...either Stockton or Miller would drain three's in any circumstance...any

618 Tiny Alien Kitties are Watching You  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:07:27pm

re: #596 Racer X

Oh hell no!

Kobe is a freaking witch! No one can drain a 3 with the clock winding down and 3 hands in their face like Kobe. No one.

Yeah sure, but can he beat Viswanathan Anand in chess?

/

619 The Shadow Do  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:07:31pm

re: #596 Racer X

Oh hell no!

Kobe is a freaking witch! No one can drain a 3 with the clock winding down and 3 hands in their face like Kobe. No one.

Worth two, back in the day

620 sattv4u2  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:07:36pm

re: #612 The Shadow Do

Fucking Ouch!

saw him play when I was a kid ,, met him post career (umm ,, his , not mine!!)

621 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:07:46pm

re: #563 Floral Giraffe

I'd like to give a decent paying job, to every Lizard who wants one.
And to give a raise to every Lizard who works a (shitty) job, just to have a job. Or maybe even, just to have the health care.
So, Lizards, get it while you can!
If I were the emperor, you'd have it all!

Would you also like to buy the world a Coke and keep it company?

622 Digital Display  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:07:58pm

re: #585 Decatur Deb

You kids and your "3-pointers".

There were time last year when I posted Jordan's pics here in the Iraq.. A bad ass Marine taking down Fallujah.. I sent pics of him to Lizards with no shirt on practicing boxing kicking the shit out of any man in front of him.. Your basic Marine..
Jordan has never beaten me in Ball..That big handsome stud can't beat pops in HORSE...It's that simple..
/Do you think he let's me win? Oh noes!

623 Only The Lurker Knows  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:07:59pm

re: #548 reine.de.tout

I am slowly getting the wife convinced. But she hated tho old ones and as I stated earlier, some people remember the problems from when they first came out and refuse to change.

624 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:08:37pm

re: #610 Killgore Trout

Beck goes nuts over HCR, concludes evil progressives are trying to provoke an armed revolution (video)

For those who won't watch, a snippit:

Beck again compared it to Pearl Harbor -- and then added the St. Valentine's Day Massacre "when the Mob came in and cleaned things up"), Chamberlain meeting with Hitler, and tossed in Jimmy Carter's election (huh?) and the burning of the Hindenburg (which he said is a picture of Medicare and Medicaid). He finished:

It will be remembered as a black spot in our nation's history, it will be. It will be -- ah well, depending on who wins the war. Because those are the people that will write the history books.

625 The Shadow Do  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:08:38pm

re: #600 albusteve

a shot blocker but no where near the D that Russel brought...the greatest player ever...Bill Russel for a big guy and Jordan for the small guy...imo

Nailed that Steve

626 Varek Raith  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:09:58pm

re: #624 Stanley Sea

Full bag of randomly insane stuff, he is.

627 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:10:15pm

re: #611 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

You have a job.
You are getting paid.
Yes, stupid people are out there, and you meet many of them.
You do get to eat pie.
And you have a job.
And an income.
Stupid lady with kitchen questions will hire stupid person to do her will. She knows not what that is. Ends up with a mess. Deserves it.
FBV has pie.
Life isn't that bad.

Lather, rinse & repeat!

628 Jadespring  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:10:15pm

re: #611 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Ooh, that's lovely.

Drove two and a half hours to see a customer tonight who was so full of teh stupid that I screamed in my car half of the way home. Now I'm a pony, 'cause I'm a little hoarse.

Here are a couple of the questions she asked me;

1. (my personal favorite) Could we save money if we did this ourselves instead of hiring someone else to do it?
2. Can you tell me of someone else, who is reliable who we could hire instead of you?
3. Why are kitchens so expensive to remodel?

Oh boyo. Don't blame you for screaming.

629 Racer X  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:10:41pm
630 The Shadow Do  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:10:56pm

re: #603 WindHorse

two words... Lew Alcindor.

Scorer...neutralized every time by Russell, the best center ever.

631 sattv4u2  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:10:57pm

re: #600 albusteve

re: #625 The Shadow Do

Russell did one thing to Chamberlain that no other player could ever do

he got into Wilts head. Wilt knew that he was physically better, but Russell was mentally tougher

632 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:11:02pm

re: #626 Varek Raith

Full bag of randomly insane stuff, he is.

The Hindenburg! Oh the humanity!

633 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:11:16pm

Kobe lacks one vital aspect of any game or sport...he does not make the players around him better...if he did he would win a championship every other year...he doesn't because he doesn't

634 Killgore Trout  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:11:19pm

re: #624 Stanley Sea

There's also an interesting moment where he admits that he hates America in its current form. The anti-Americanism is becoming more blatant.

635 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:11:22pm

Hmm... _Quigley Down Under_ is on (almost over). Not fantastic, but still a quirky film that I like. Selleck in his sorta prime, Laura San Giacomo, and Alan Rickman in his standard bad-guy form. An interesting twist on the usual western.

636 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:11:45pm

re: #627 Floral Giraffe

Uh... it is a commission only job.

She dragged my ass for a 5 hour round trip to get free advise.

It was like not having a job, but getting to commute five hours to do it.

637 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:12:07pm

re: #634 Killgore Trout

There's also an interesting moment where he admits that he hates America in its current form. The anti-Americanism is becoming more blatant.

Funny how things change with an election.

638 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:12:25pm

re: #611 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Ooh, that's lovely.

Drove two and a half hours to see a customer tonight who was so full of teh stupid that I screamed in my car half of the way home. Now I'm a pony, 'cause I'm a little hoarse.

Here are a couple of the questions she asked me;

1. (my personal favorite) Could we save money if we did this ourselves instead of hiring someone else to do it?
2. Can you tell me of someone else, who is reliable who we could hire instead of you?
3. Why are kitchens so expensive to remodel?

well, another way to look at it is that I don't even have a job

639 Killgore Trout  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:13:07pm

Immigration reform is going to make healthcare reform look like a walk in the park.

640 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:13:17pm

re: #636 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

oops ... advice... I'm still dumbfounded.

641 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:13:25pm

re: #636 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

You do it well.
I hope you are making ends meet.
Regards, Floral!

642 sattv4u2  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:13:28pm

re: #611 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Ooh, that's lovely.

Drove two and a half hours to see a customer tonight who was so full of teh stupid that I screamed in my car half of the way home. Now I'm a pony, 'cause I'm a little hoarse.

Here are a couple of the questions she asked me;

1. (my personal favorite) Could we save money if we did this ourselves instead of hiring someone else to do it?
2. Can you tell me of someone else, who is reliable who we could hire instead of you?
3. Why are kitchens so expensive to remodel?

#1,, Why yes, you COULD do it yourself cheaper, but then I would have to charge you twice as much to come fix it later
#2,, of course I can (then walk over to the yellow pages and start thunbing through)
#3,, Truth be told,, they're not,, but I have this crack habit that has to be financed

643 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:13:38pm

I dunno if there are any other LOST (the TV show) crazies here, but I just got done watching last night's episode, and the main thing I got from it is that Nestor Carbonell is an amazingly talented actor.

644 The Shadow Do  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:14:01pm

re: #622 HoosierHoops

There were time last year when I posted Jordan's pics here in the Iraq.. A bad ass Marine taking down Fallujah.. I sent pics of him to Lizards with no shirt on practicing boxing kicking the shit out of any man in front of him.. Your basic Marine..
Jordan has never beaten me in Ball..That big handsome stud can't beat pops in HORSE...It's that simple..
/Do you think he let's me win? Oh noes!

Plus one for letting him know who's boss. Gotta be done. For as along as possible, of course.

645 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:14:30pm

re: #643 negativ

I dunno if there are any other LOST (the TV show) crazies here, but I just got done watching last night's episode, and the main thing I got from it is that Nestor Carbonell is an amazingly talented actor.

Have you met Walter?
He's our resident LOST fanatic.

646 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:14:30pm

re: #639 Killgore Trout

Immigration reform is going to make healthcare reform look like a walk in the park.

yup....now there is a real revolt there

647 sattv4u2  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:14:34pm

re: #639 Killgore Trout

ILLEGAL Immigration reform is going to make healthcare reform look like a walk in the park.


ftfy

648 WindHorse  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:14:39pm

re: #631 sattv4u2

yeah... but how many times did they face each other?

649 Killgore Trout  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:15:06pm

re: #610 Killgore Trout

Beck goes nuts over HCR, concludes evil progressives are trying to provoke an armed revolution (video)

Lol! I just got to the part where he complains about not being hugged after being spanked!
Ha!

650 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:15:09pm

re: #624 Stanley Sea

Beck again compared it to Pearl Harbor -- and then added the St. Valentine's Day Massacre "when the Mob came in and cleaned things up"), Chamberlain meeting with Hitler, and tossed in Jimmy Carter's election (huh?) and the burning of the Hindenburg (which he said is a picture of Medicare and Medicaid). He finished:

It will be remembered as a black spot in our nation's history, it will be. It will be -- ah well, depending on who wins the war. Because those are the people that will write the history books.

Actually, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre has a key similarity to the final stages of HCR: Obama, like Al Capone, wanted peace but he was rebuffed by George Moran who wanted revenge for Capone's earlier killing of North Side gang leaders Dean O'Banion and Earl "Hymie" Weiss. Moran's inabilty to past the past behind him cost him his gang, it could be argued.

651 Lidane  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:15:25pm

re: #639 Killgore Trout

Immigration reform is going to make healthcare reform look like a walk in the park.

Oh yeah. If HCR has people this unhinged, immigration will really bring out the crazy.

652 The Shadow Do  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:15:39pm

re: #633 albusteve

Kobe lacks one vital aspect of any game or sport...he does not make the players around him better...if he did he would win a championship every other year...he doesn't because he doesn't

Word

653 sattv4u2  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:15:55pm

re: #648 WindHorse

yeah... but how many times did they face each other?

Between regular seasons and playoffs, probably a hundred

654 Racer X  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:16:14pm

re: #611 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

1. (my personal favorite) Could we save money if we did this ourselves instead of hiring someone else to do it?

No. Everyone who tries to do it themselves always end up making things worse. Then you have to pay a professional to come in and fix it.

2. Can you tell me of someone else, who is reliable who we could hire instead of you?

No. There is no one comparable to me.

3. Why are kitchens so expensive to remodel?

Because when we are done you will brag to everyone you know about your awesome new kitchen!

Keep smiling FBV!

655 Killgore Trout  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:16:14pm

re: #651 Lidane

...and it brings out the worst elements. That will be a tough one.

656 Sheila Broflovski  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:16:25pm

re: #643 negativ

I dunno if there are any other LOST (the TV show) crazies here, but I just got done watching last night's episode, and the main thing I got from it is that Nestor Carbonell is an amazingly talented actor.

I have never watched LOST but this night's episode of South Park ("The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs") was hilarious.

Zedushka is always saying how stupid South Park is, bad animation and fart jokes, but he can talk about all his favorite episodes.

657 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:16:42pm

This is months old, and I'm sorry I missed it the first time around.

Jackie and Dunlap of Red State Update come to grips with the uncomfortable realisation that they are... moderates!

658 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:16:43pm

re: #650 Dark_Falcon

Actually, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre has a key similarity to the final stages of HCR: Obama, like Al Capone, wanted peace but he was rebuffed by George Moran who wanted revenge for Capone's earlier killing of North Side gang leaders Dean O'Banion and Earl "Hymie" Weiss. Moran's inabilty to past the past behind him cost him his gang, it could be argued.

Excellent knowledge.

Too bad Beck just hung onto the word massacre.

659 Jadespring  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:16:47pm

re: #636 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Uh... it is a commission only job.

She dragged my ass for a 5 hour round trip to get free advise.

It was like not having a job, but getting to commute five hours to do it.

Well if it makes you feel any better I just used some of my super hero powers. I streaked through her living room with a big red maple leaf painted on my butt, while yelling, "The Canadians are coming! The Canadians are coming! Man the turrets" and mooned her before running out the door.

She now thinks her house is haunted by a psycho (yet very sexy) Canadian ghost and will not be getting much sleep for a couple of days.

660 sattv4u2  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:17:10pm

re: #648 WindHorse

re: #653 sattv4u2

Between regular seasons and playoffs, probably a hundred

Probably more. Wilt played for the 76ers for awhile and they met for 7 games in the playoffs each year. Then when Wilt was with the Lakers they met in the finals for 7 games a couple of times

661 Racer X  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:17:22pm

re: #633 albusteve

Kobe lacks one vital aspect of any game or sport...he does not make the players around him better...if he did he would win a championship every other year...he doesn't because he doesn't

And this is where Kobe is different from Michael Jordan.

662 Sheila Broflovski  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:17:26pm

re: #659 Jadespring

Well if it makes you feel any better I just used some of my super hero powers. I streaked through her living room with a big red maple leaf painted on my butt, while yelling, "The Canadians are coming! The Canadians are coming! Man the turrets" and mooned her before running out the door.

She now thinks her house is haunted by a psycho (yet very sexy) Canadian ghost and will not be getting much sleep for a couple of days.

Are you Terrance, or are you Philip?

663 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:17:30pm

re: #638 albusteve

You used to remodel, you'll enjoy this... her requirements

1. Solid wood construction, cherry. Beadboard construction doors, (about 20 separate cabinets, three display cabinets, plate holder.
2. Granite countertops (permasealed) tile backsplash
3. Every bell and whistle known to man
4. Electrician/plumber/demolition/installation
5. Four new appliances (high end)

6. Under $10,000.00

664 Tiny Alien Kitties are Watching You  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:17:36pm

Where are the trolls now? Why don't they show up during a sports discussion and say "I remember when people here liked the Pistons, boy this place sure has changed. Whatever happened to this site's deeply American and patriotic support of the Pistons? The Lakers are socialists and probably most of them are illegal aliens from Kenya or Hawaii.

/

665 The Shadow Do  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:17:39pm

re: #639 Killgore Trout

Immigration reform is going to make healthcare reform look like a walk in the park.

I say we go for the gold and apply for membership in the EU at once. Quit messing with the small stuff.

666 MandyManners  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:17:46pm

re: #650 Dark_Falcon

Actually, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre has a key similarity to the final stages of HCR: Obama, like Al Capone, wanted peace but he was rebuffed by George Moran who wanted revenge for Capone's earlier killing of North Side gang leaders Dean O'Banion and Earl "Hymie" Weiss. Moran's inabilty to past the past behind him cost him his gang, it could be argued.

What?

667 Sheila Broflovski  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:18:21pm

re: #663 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

You used to remodel, you'll enjoy this... her requirements

1. Solid wood construction, cherry. Beadboard construction doors, (about 20 separate cabinets, three display cabinets, plate holder.
2. Granite countertops (permasealed) tile backsplash
3. Every bell and whistle known to man
4. Electrician/plumber/demolition/installation
5. Four new appliances (high end)

6. Under $10,000.00

I'll bet you had a good laugh.

668 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:18:51pm

re: #657 negativ

ack! ignore this!

There apparently is such a thing as having too many windows active at the same time.

(31 tabs across 3 browser sessions as we speak. Don't bother; I'm too far gone.)

669 Killgore Trout  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:18:52pm

re: #643 negativ

I dunno if there are any other LOST (the TV show) crazies here, but I just got done watching last night's episode, and the main thing I got from it is that Nestor Carbonell is an amazingly talented actor.

There has been some very good acting on that show. The chick who played Juliette was exceptional. Jack, Kate and Sawyer were probably the least talented cast members (especially Jack). It's a shame so much of the story revolved around them.

670 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:19:08pm

re: #664 ausador

You bring them out by starting to discuss ice hockey -- since that's a liberal pinko Canadian sport.

//

671 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:19:24pm

re: #655 Killgore Trout

...and it brings out the worst elements. That will be a tough one.

and the dems will discount the touchy atmosphere and start cramming amnesty up our butts...the need to get the illegals legalized and to the polls by 11/12...wait and see, the fucked up American attitude is of no consequence compared to party and votes

672 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:19:28pm

re: #659 Jadespring

THAT'S what I'm talking about!

Thanks.

673 Lidane  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:19:32pm

re: #655 Killgore Trout

...and it brings out the worst elements. That will be a tough one.

I'm almost hoping they'll push immigration reform off until a potential second term starts, and they focus on financial reform next, or anything else.

Don't get me wrong-- we're in dire need of immigration reform. However, things are already unhinged enough. I'd actually be worried if they went there.

674 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:20:06pm

re: #672 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

HA!

675 Digital Display  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:21:19pm

re: #661 Racer X

And this is where Kobe is different from Michael Jordan.


M j may be the greatest player in all of history.. It's a fact...
Kobe also won MVP player...
Most valuable player in all the NBA..
I can't stand the Lakers...But Kobe is just one of the best of all time.. Damn it!

676 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:22:23pm

re: #667 Alouette

I'll bet you had a good laugh.

Yeah, I did later. She wanted a kitchen that most people could not bring in for under 50K. Certainly not me.

677 Spare O'Lake  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:22:27pm

re: #633 albusteve

Kobe lacks one vital aspect of any game or sport...he does not make the players around him better...if he did he would win a championship every other year...he doesn't because he doesn't

He sure is a classy human being.

678 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:22:28pm

re: #661 Racer X

And this is where Kobe is different from Michael Jordan.

I will fall short of calling HH a blowhard, but this Kobe thing does not stand up...he's good, but a lot of guys are good...Jordan peeled off multiple cups with average players til he formed them into winners via his drive and leadership....who the hell was Steve Kerr again?

679 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:23:18pm

re: #663 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

You used to remodel, you'll enjoy this... her requirements

1. Solid wood construction, cherry. Beadboard construction doors, (about 20 separate cabinets, three display cabinets, plate holder.
2. Granite countertops (permasealed) tile backsplash
3. Every bell and whistle known to man
4. Electrician/plumber/demolition/installation
5. Four new appliances (high end)

6. Under $10,000.00

Plus, she wants a pony for her birthday.

680 Decatur Deb  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:23:39pm

re: #634 Killgore Trout

There's also an interesting moment where he admits that he hates America in its current form. The anti-Americanism is becoming more blatant.

The video makes me think that Fox pulling Beck from TV might be worse than having him there. The only harmless way he can go out is a public physical collapse.re: #671 albusteve

and the dems will discount the touchy atmosphere and start cramming amnesty up our butts...the need to get the illegals legalized and to the polls by 11/12...wait and see, the fucked up American attitude is of no consequence compared to party and votes

I couldn't even say there is a broad Dem position on illegal immigration. The old labor Dems are certainly of two minds.

681 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:23:54pm

re: #673 Lidane

I think they are going to wait. At least a year.

Now DADT? They should repeal that tomorrow, let the wingers wing.

682 Lidane  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:23:58pm

Oh geez. This is going to get *seriously* ugly. Emphasis is mine:

Warned About Abuse, Vatican Failed to Defrock Priest

Top Vatican officials — including the future Pope Benedict XVI — did not defrock a priest who molested as many as 200 deaf boys, even though several American bishops repeatedly warned them that failure to act on the matter could embarrass the church, according to church files newly unearthed as part of a lawsuit.

The internal correspondence from bishops in Wisconsin directly to Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the future pope, shows that while church officials tussled over whether the priest should be dismissed, their highest priority was protecting the church from scandal.

The documents emerge as Pope Benedict is facing other accusations that he and direct subordinates often did not alert civilian authorities or discipline priests involved in sexual abuse when he served as an archbishop in Germany and as the Vatican’s chief doctrinal enforcer.

The Wisconsin case involved an American priest, the Rev. Lawrence C. Murphy, who worked at a renowned school for deaf children from 1950 to 1974. But it is only one of thousands of cases forwarded over decades by bishops to the Vatican office called the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, led from 1981 to 2005 by Cardinal Ratzinger. It is still the office that decides whether accused priests should be given full canonical trials and defrocked.

In 1996, Cardinal Ratzinger failed to respond to two letters about the case from Rembert G. Weakland, Milwaukee’s archbishop at the time. After eight months, the second in command at the doctrinal office, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, now the Vatican’s secretary of state, instructed the Wisconsin bishops to begin a secret canonical trial that could lead to Father Murphy’s dismissal.

But Cardinal Bertone halted the process after Father Murphy personally wrote to Cardinal Ratzinger protesting that he should not be put on trial because he had already repented and was in poor health and that the case was beyond the church’s own statute of limitations.

“I simply want to live out the time that I have left in the dignity of my priesthood,” Father Murphy wrote near the end of his life to Cardinal Ratzinger. “I ask your kind assistance in this matter.” The files contain no response from Cardinal Ratzinger.

683 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:24:06pm

re: #663 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

I hope you wished her "rotsa ruck"!

684 Decatur Deb  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:25:05pm

re: #680 Decatur Deb

PIMF That was two for the price of one.

685 WindHorse  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:25:20pm

re: #653 sattv4u2

wasn't 69 Russells last year AND Alcindor's first year?

686 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:25:45pm

re: #678 albusteve

I will fall short of calling HH a blowhard, but this Kobe thing does not stand up...he's good, but a lot of guys are good...Jordan peeled off multiple cups with average players til he formed them into winners via his drive and leadership...who the hell was Steve Kerr again?

In his autobiography, MJ said that a lot of his talented opponents knew how to compete, but they didn't know how to win. There is a difference.

687 jaunte  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:25:54pm

re: #663 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

You used to remodel, you'll enjoy this... her requirements

1. Solid wood construction, cherry. Beadboard construction doors, (about 20 separate cabinets, three display cabinets, plate holder.
2. Granite countertops (permasealed) tile backsplash
3. Every bell and whistle known to man
4. Electrician/plumber/demolition/installation
5. Four new appliances (high end)

6. Under $10,000.00

Some people need to be encouraged to make things themselves, just to learn why they pay other people to do it.

688 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:26:36pm

re: #668 negativ

ack! ignore this!

There apparently is such a thing as having too many windows active at the same time.

(31 tabs across 3 browser sessions as we speak. Don't bother; I'm too far gone.)

That's so me :D I routinely need to restart firefox because I have too mnay browser windows open. And three different art programs, and AIM, and my mail client, and itunes...

689 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:26:46pm

re: #687 jaunte

Some people need to be encouraged to make things themselves, just to learn why they pay other people to do it.

Hell, they need to learn to install it. That alone would show them.

690 Racer X  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:26:52pm

re: #678 albusteve

I will fall short of calling HH a blowhard, but this Kobe thing does not stand up...he's good, but a lot of guys are good...Jordan peeled off multiple cups with average players til he formed them into winners via his drive and leadership...who the hell was Steve Kerr again?

Yep. Steve Kerr I remember. Who the hell was the center for the bulls?

691 Dancing along the light of day  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:26:58pm

OK, it's late, and much as this is fun, MUST go to bed.
Good night, all.
Play nicely, or be very mean.
Do it with integrity, either way.
Sleep tight!

692 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:26:59pm

re: #683 Floral Giraffe

Well, I did tell her she couldn't have my drawing. (yeah... she asked for it).

And know what else? I sat in my car, before pulling out of her driveway and tore up my plans (the real shit was on my computer anyway)... she was watching me shred it after refusing to let her have it.

Made it almost worth a FIVE FUCKING HOUR DRIVE!

693 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:26:59pm

re: #687 jaunte

Some people need to be encouraged to make things themselves, just to learn why they pay other people to do it.

I don't know how to build a refrigerator from scratch! :D

694 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:27:10pm

re: #673 Lidane

I'm almost hoping they'll push immigration reform off until a potential second term starts, and they focus on financial reform next, or anything else.

Don't get me wrong-- we're in dire need of immigration reform. However, things are already unhinged enough. I'd actually be worried if they went there.

BO will consider permanent 8% unemployment as saving the economy, saving America and the world...he didn't win HCR and he won't get us back to 5%...it's all AmIdol shit...I'm tired of it already...others can pretend the feds are some sort of saviors....when these are the very same assholes that put us in this economic headlock to begin with

695 Sheila Broflovski  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:27:12pm

re: #676 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Yeah, I did later. She wanted a kitchen that most people could not bring in for under 50K. Certainly not me.

My son remodeled his kitchen two years ago, and got his wife the Kitchen of her Dreams. Granite countertops, ceramic floor, maple cabinets, three ovens, stainless steel fridge and dishwashers and two sinks. I am so jealous. :)

They live in a neighborhood in Toronto where people buy small bungalows, then tear down and rebuild on the lot to within an inch of its life. You can freaking look inside the neighbor's bathroom windows.

My son could not afford a complete teardown, and anyway he enjoys having a large garden, so he went with the kitchen remodel.

696 Lidane  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:27:26pm

re: #681 Stanley Sea

I think they are going to wait. At least a year.

I hope so. Let them redirect all that teabagger rage at the banks and financial institutions for a while, or anywhere else. Tackling immigration anytime in the next year would be a HUGE mistake.

Now DADT? They should repeal that tomorrow, let the wingers wing.

Agreed.

697 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:27:28pm

re: #676 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Yeah, I did later. She wanted a kitchen that most people could not bring in for under 50K. Certainly not me.

She probably figured that since we're in a recession she could hardball you down to peanuts. Recession or no, things still cost what they cost, you could tell her.

698 jaunte  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:27:30pm

re: #693 WindUpBird

First, find Tab A.

699 Obdicut  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:27:43pm

re: #686 The Sanity Inspector

He respected Bird, though. Bird was his man to beat. Man, that was a great matchup.

700 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:27:55pm

re: #690 Racer X

Yep. Steve Kerr I remember. Who the hell was the center for the bulls?

Bill Cartwright, at one point?

701 austin_blue  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:28:25pm

re: #649 Killgore Trout

Lol! I just got to the part where he complains about not being hugged after being spanked!
Ha!

Saul Alinsky! Cottage cheese ass Michael Moore! Bribes! Scumminess! Historic days! Pearl Harbor! Neville Chamberlain! (quiet voice)...you did everything you thought you were supposed to do.

Game on! We're going to win! Custer's last stand! Socialism!

You've broken three commandments! After you beat your child, you hug them! That's good! We've been spanked!

(Man, that is some whack stream of consciousness BS. Beck is just nuts.)

702 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:28:35pm

re: #680 Decatur Deb

I couldn't even say there is a broad Dem position on illegal immigration. The old labor Dems are certainly of two minds.

Immigration reform looks to be a different political fault line than a lot of other issues.

And it's going to be something that doesn't offer a simple solution. Too many people it will affect, and a lot of economic factors coming into play as the various proposals are looked at. And presumably if the settled upon solution includes much heavier border enforcement and workplace enforcement that will require growth and funding regarding a few federal departments.

703 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:29:01pm

re: #690 Racer X

Yep. Steve Kerr I remember. Who the hell was the center for the bulls?

that's my point right there

704 Racer X  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:29:09pm

re: #700 The Sanity Inspector

Bill Cartwright, at one point?

Yep. Then Luc something or other. MJ made that guy look awesome!

705 Digital Display  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:29:10pm

re: #678 albusteve

I will fall short of calling HH a blowhard, but this Kobe thing does not stand up...he's good, but a lot of guys are good...Jordan peeled off multiple cups with average players til he formed them into winners via his drive and leadership...who the hell was Steve Kerr again?

Thank you..
I'd take Kobe and Jordan at Guards..Magic and Bird at Fowards and Shaq at Center...
I'd appreciate not being called a blow hard for my opinions..
I've never called you guys a name for an opinion..or have I?
*wink*

706 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:29:12pm

re: #666 MandyManners

What?

My argument is that the GOP is like the North Side gang, unable to accept the situation and make peace. They refused to negotiate and insisted on their own conditions. They were right that its a bad law, but they were still stubborn when they should not have been and it has cost them dearly.

707 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:29:24pm

re: #694 albusteve

BO will consider permanent 8% unemployment as saving the economy, saving America and the world...he didn't win HCR and he won't get us back to 5%...it's all AmIdol shit...I'm tired of it already...others can pretend the feds are some sort of saviors...when these are the very same assholes that put us in this economic headlock to begin with

I can't help noticing that the countries with MORE regulated financial systems weathered the economy better than we do.

Sort of the oppositie of what you're saying here. A weak fed and no regulation on financial markets? Wow, sounds like fun!

708 Decatur Deb  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:29:55pm

re: #693 WindUpBird

I don't know how to build a refrigerator from scratch! :D

My assembly line made about 1,500,000 of them while I put myself through UofL.

709 Racer X  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:30:29pm

re: #705 HoosierHoops

Thank you..
I'd take Kobe and Jordan at Guards..Magic and Bird at Fowards and Shaq at Center...
I'd appreciate not being called a blow hard for my opinions..
I've never called you guys a name for an opinion..or have I?
*wink*

And that right there would be the team of the century!

710 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:30:32pm

re: #702 oaktree

Immigration reform looks to be a different political fault line than a lot of other issues.

And it's going to be something that doesn't offer a simple solution. Too many people it will affect, and a lot of economic factors coming into play as the various proposals are looked at. And presumably if the settled upon solution includes much heavier border enforcement and workplace enforcement that will require growth and funding regarding a few federal departments.

You cannot have immigration reform without growing the fed. No matter how conservative or how liberal you are.

711 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:30:36pm

Okay, 'nuff about me.

Larry and Magic saved the NBA.

Discuss...

712 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:31:19pm

re: #690 Racer X

Yep. Steve Kerr I remember. Who the hell was the center for the bulls?

During the first three Championships, Bill Cartwright. During the second three, Luc Longly.

713 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:31:29pm
714 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:31:30pm

re: #669 Killgore Trout

There has been some very good acting on that show. The chick who played Juliette was exceptional. Jack, Kate and Sawyer were probably the least talented cast members (especially Jack). It's a shame so much of the story revolved around them.

I don't think they are necessarily less talented, but those three characters in particular are the most predictable.

Seems like Terry O'Quinn has been given the widest range of 'characters' to play, and he continually proves he's up to the task. Michael Emerson is consistently believable in a role that could easily venture into moustache-twirling cartoonville. Too bad for him that he's probably going to be typecast as a self-tormented borderline sociopath for the rest of his acting career.

Or something.

715 sattv4u2  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:32:24pm

re: #685 WindHorse

wasn't 69 Russells last year AND Alcindor's first year?

Whats Alcindor have to do with this? We were talking Russel/ Chamberlain

716 SteveC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:32:36pm

re: #693 WindUpBird

I don't know how to build a refrigerator from scratch! :D

Q: How do you make a Cuban Sandwich?

A: First, you slice up a Cuban....

(Not really!)

717 Digital Display  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:32:38pm

re: #711 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Okay, 'nuff about me.

Larry and Magic saved the NBA.

Discuss...

You do know about the ESPN movie about Bird And Magic? I TIVO'd it...I love it

718 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:32:44pm

re: #472 SanFranciscoZionist

"The Pro" features a single mom working two jobs--hooker and Denny's clerk--when she develops superpowers. She's not exactly the woman the local league of superheros was looking for, but she's what they've got.

Very good short piece.

I'm looking this up! :D

719 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:33:04pm

re: #717 HoosierHoops

Whaaaa?

720 Racer X  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:33:14pm
721 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:33:15pm

re: #705 HoosierHoops

Thank you..
I'd take Kobe and Jordan at Guards..Magic and Bird at Fowards and Shaq at Center...
I'd appreciate not being called a blow hard for my opinions..
I've never called you guys a name for an opinion..or have I?
*wink*

Shaq can't shoot free throws...you center needs to be a 75% shooter from the line...if you hack the big guy late in the game he has to produce...he doesn't imo

722 Decatur Deb  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:33:35pm

re: #702 oaktree

Immigration reform looks to be a different political fault line than a lot of other issues.

And it's going to be something that doesn't offer a simple solution. Too many people it will affect, and a lot of economic factors coming into play as the various proposals are looked at. And presumably if the settled upon solution includes much heavier border enforcement and workplace enforcement that will require growth and funding regarding a few federal departments.

It will certainly be a test of political skill for whoever pulls it off. Thinking about it forces me to wonder whether globalism is the answer or the problem. It's certainly disastrous to be half-globalized.

723 Racer X  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:33:53pm

re: #712 Dark_Falcon

During the first three Championships, Bill Cartwright. During the second three, Luc Longly.

Oh man, you cheated and looked that up didn't you!

724 Killgore Trout  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:34:03pm

re: #714 negativ

I also wonder about the guy who plays Benjamin Linus. He's done such a brilliant job with all the manifestations of his character. I'm not sure if he'll ever be able to play another role.

725 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:34:35pm

re: #717 HoosierHoops

I remember an old Atari one-on-one BB game. It initially was Dr J vs Bird. The second iteration was Jordan vs Bird.

726 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:34:46pm

Anger/frustration exhaustion.

G'night knuckleheads.

727 Sheila Broflovski  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:34:53pm

I'm thinking of having these flags made and sell them on my blog. Think it's a good idea?

728 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:35:38pm

re: #711 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Okay, 'nuff about me.

Larry and Magic saved the NBA.

Discuss...

Before you leave your topic, that's a good enough story that you could submit it to Not Always Right

729 SteveC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:35:46pm

re: #700 The Sanity Inspector

Bill Cartwright, at one point?

Everybody played center for the Bulls. Polyance, Robert Parrish for a year, Stacy King....

Studs Terkel
Oprah Winfrey
Phil Donahue
Ozzie Guillen
Ryne Sandburg
Barak Obama

730 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:35:57pm

re: #727 Alouette

I'm thinking of having these flags made and sell them on my blog. Think it's a good idea?

I think it's cute.

731 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:36:34pm

re: #727 Alouette

I'm thinking of having these flags made and sell them on my blog. Think it's a good idea?

Hmm, I'm not so sure. Jewish serpents?

732 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:37:25pm

re: #720 Racer X

The Stache-Off


[Video]

Hilarious.

733 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:37:33pm

re: #723 Racer X

Oh man, you cheated and looked that up didn't you!

Nope. I had that info memorized. I'm not lying.

734 Racer X  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:37:56pm

Report: $14 Trillion Spent Annually On Trying To Look Cool

A report released Monday by the U.S. Department of Commerce revealed that Americans spend an astonishing $14 trillion a year on countless, usually failed attempts to look cool.

Looking cool, which the report defines as "the outward projection of an appealing and often enviable image of oneself that others perceive as requiring little to no effort," appears to be a nationwide obsession.

"To put this into perspective, the amount Americans spend on cool looking haircuts is nearly 15 times greater than the total amount spent on cancer research," said Eric Gerhardt, noted economist and lead author of the report.

"Whether it's name-brand sneakers, an all-in-one espresso maker, or a pair of hip and stylish Ray-Ban sunglasses, we devote tremendous resources each year toward our conspicuous attempts at stature enhancement."

735 Tiny Alien Kitties are Watching You  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:38:04pm

re: #679 The Sanity Inspector

Plus, she wants a pony for her birthday.

Plus, she wants a pony Winged Unicorn for her birthday.

/FTFY

736 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:38:18pm

re: #727 Alouette

I'm thinking of having these flags made and sell them on my blog. Think it's a good idea?

What are the connotations of snakes among Jews and Muslims? If you make money though, I guess it's a good idea?

737 Racer X  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:39:07pm

re: #733 Dark_Falcon

Nope. I had that info memorized. I'm not lying.

My forgeter's getting better, but my rememberer is getting worse.

738 Decatur Deb  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:39:11pm

re: #727 Alouette

I'm thinking of having these flags made and sell them on my blog. Think it's a good idea?

The rattlesnake carries a positive image to rebellious Americans. How would the rabbis see it?

739 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:39:17pm

re: #729 SteveC

Everybody played center for the Bulls. Polyance, Robert Parrish for a year, Stacy King...

Studs Terkel
Oprah Winfrey
Phil Donahue
Ozzie Guillen
Ryne Sandburg
Barak Obama

What position did Charles Oakley play?

740 The Shadow Do  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:39:22pm

re: #705 HoosierHoops

Thank you..
I'd take Kobe and Jordan at Guards..Magic and Bird at Fowards and Shaq at Center...
I'd appreciate not being called a blow hard for my opinions..
I've never called you guys a name for an opinion..or have I?
*wink*

It is fun to argue the best of all times teams as you once pointed out. That said, I'll take your crew but I will bench Shaq for Russell and Kobe for the Big O!
If only.

By the way, one of the great things about basketball is that I think that the modern doping era and it stats distortions does not lend itself so well to basketball. I think the stats are more pure. Steroids and such are big if you are a power hitter or a lineman, not so much for a player relying on skill, speed and quickness. The only caveat being the ability to return from injury quicker.

741 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:39:26pm

re: #736 The Sanity Inspector

What are the connotations of snakes among Jews and Muslims? If you make money though, I guess it's a good idea?

The snake is the symbol of the tribe of Dan. Not that that's real relevant to the flag.

742 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:39:46pm

re: #706 Dark_Falcon

My argument is that the GOP is like the North Side gang, unable to accept the situation and make peace. They refused to negotiate and insisted on their own conditions. They were right that its a bad law, but they were still stubborn when they should not have been and it has cost them dearly.

ah so what?....Pelosi and the donks were down to single digit performance numbers a while back...they suck too...they all suck, this partisan thing has gone too far...already the GOP obstruction in the House is an urban myth...voters are stupid, and nobody, least of all you, know what's been lost or gained...after all BO got his thug ass elected...all these downfall predictions only make people look even more stupid...wait and see

743 Sheila Broflovski  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:39:57pm

re: #731 oaktree

Hmm, I'm not so sure. Jewish serpents?

It's a spoof of the Gadsden Flag, done in the colors of the Israeli flag and saying "Don't Tread on Me" in Hebrew. It's just a photoshop, but I have received requests from people wanting real flags, Zedushka thinks I should sell them.

744 sattv4u2  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:40:07pm

re: #739 The Sanity Inspector

What position did Charles Oakley play?

the '4",, power forward mostly

745 SteveC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:40:43pm

re: #739 The Sanity Inspector

What position did Charles Oakley play?

He was mainly a forward, if I remember right.

I tried to put Bill Lambeer on the center list but then realized I was remembering the wrong team.

746 Lidane  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:40:52pm

WTF? Seriously. Enough already:

Coffin placed on Carnahan's lawn

A coffin was placed on a Missouri Democrat’s lawn, another in a string of incidents against lawmakers after their vote Sunday on a health care overhaul.

Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-Mo.) had a coffin placed “near his home,” a spokesman said Wednesday evening.

This came after Rep. Tom Perriello’s (D-Va.) brother’s gas lines were cut, Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) received death threats and Rules Committee Chairwoman Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) received a message saying snipers were being deployed to kill children of those who voted for health care overhaul.

Several other Democrats have had threats leveled against them, prompting a closed-door briefing of Democratic members by the FBI, Capitol Police and the House Sergeant at Arms.

“Carnahan appreciates thoughtful feedback received both in favor and opposition of health insurance reform,” Carnahan spokesman Jim Hubbard told POLITICO Wednesday evening “We can disagree on important issues facing our country without resorting to this kind of thing. Russ Carnahan isn’t going to shy away from the importance of reform when 45,000 fellow Americans died last year due to a lack of health insurance.”

747 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:40:54pm

re: #743 Alouette

It's a spoof of the Gadsden Flag, done in the colors of the Israeli flag and saying "Don't Tread on Me" in Hebrew. It's just a photoshop, but I have received requests from people wanting real flags, Zedushka thinks I should sell them.

Does the snake say something?

748 sattv4u2  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:41:54pm

re: #747 SanFranciscoZionist

Does the snake say something?

"Oy"

749 jaunte  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:42:01pm

re: #747 SanFranciscoZionist

Have an apple?

750 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:42:04pm

re: #747 SanFranciscoZionist

Does the snake say something?

Anyone for apple pie?

/

751 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:42:25pm

re: #747 SanFranciscoZionist

Does the snake say something?


Image: 500px-gadsden_flag.gif

752 SteveC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:42:29pm

re: #747 SanFranciscoZionist

Does the snake say something?

Most snakes I know say "Ssssssss!" I don't know what they say after that!

753 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:42:32pm

re: #739 The Sanity Inspector

What position did Charles Oakley play?

small forward

754 austin_blue  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:42:48pm

Good night, dear Lizards! I am off to rest my weary soul.

But tomorrow, Uchi!

[Link: www.uchiaustin.com...]

755 SanFranciscoZionist  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:43:18pm

re: #751 EmmmieG

[Link: sleevage.com...]

No, no, I know what the flag says. I can't make out if there's writing on the snake, or if it's just decorated. :)

756 Mocking Jay  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:43:58pm

re: #727 Alouette

I'm thinking of having these flags made and sell them on my blog. Think it's a good idea?

My honest opinion? If I were to just see that somewhere, not being able to read Hebrew and not knowing it was made by someone Jewish, I'd think there was something anti-semitic about it.

757 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:44:03pm

re: #754 austin_blue

Good night, dear Lizards! I am off to rest my weary soul.

But tomorrow, Uchi!

[Link: www.uchiaustin.com...]

Nice. Enjoy!

758 Sheila Broflovski  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:44:12pm

re: #747 SanFranciscoZionist

Does the snake say something?

The caption is "Al Tizad Alai" which is Hebrew for "Don't Tread on Me." It could be popular among Israeli or Jewish American wingnuts. I could sell them for $10 a flag. I'll have to find out if my web host has a secure layer for accepting credit cards. All the transactions for the Zionist Mall are transferred to the vendor site.

760 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:45:21pm

re: #756 JasonA

My honest opinion? If I were to just see that somewhere, not being able to read Hebrew and not knowing it was made by someone Jewish, I'd think there was something anti-semitic about it.

I weep for the state of American History in our schools.

How hard is a yellow and black flag to remember?

761 sattv4u2  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:46:15pm

LAST WORD RE: THE BASKETBALL DISCUSSION

Any "All Time NBA Team" that does NOT Russell as the STARTING center is wahcked out

in fact, I would take Russell and all the other positions #2's and they would win

762 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:48:34pm

re: #758 Alouette

The caption is "Al Tizad Alai" which is Hebrew for "Don't Tread on Me." It could be popular among Israeli or Jewish American wingnuts. I could sell them for $10 a flag. I'll have to find out if my web host has a secure layer for accepting credit cards. All the transactions for the Zionist Mall are transferred to the vendor site.

Run this historical flag past them, and see if it could be "zion"ized.

763 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:49:00pm

re: #759 The Sanity Inspector

The heck with the catepillar. Alice actually takes drugs in the story.

764 Mocking Jay  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:49:01pm

re: #760 EmmmieG

I weep for the state of American History in our schools.

How hard is a yellow and black flag to remember?

Not hard at all, but I have heard Jews called snakes before and that's what popped into my head.

765 Tiny Alien Kitties are Watching You  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:49:26pm

re: #680 Decatur Deb

I couldn't even say there is a broad Dem position on illegal immigration. The old labor Dems are certainly of two minds.

I certainly am unaware of any consensus amongst the Dems on what to do about immigration reform. The last time this came up, under a Repub admin they were all over the map, literally and figuratively. It isn't an easy problem to solve, what do you do with the 8-10 million holding down jobs already and the other 6-9 million living off of their income? Do you just deport them all? How? How much are you prepared to spend to find them, adjudicate them, and then send them all home, and could you even get all their home countries to take them?

Reality kinda says that that just isn't going to happen, so perhaps we need to do something else?

766 SteveC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:49:47pm

re: #747 SanFranciscoZionist

Does the snake say something?

I drove down to my church one night to change the church sign, and in the middle of the driveway about 40 feet away was a SNAKE! I walked up there ("That looks like a snake! Is it really a snake?") and the next thing I know I sounded off - the buzz of a rattlesnake.

A moment later I am on the phone.

"Dad, get down to the church and bring the hoe! There is a snake in the yard and the kids are in the church!" (Church camp going on)

"I'll be there in about half an hour."

"You need to come NOW, this is a rattlesnake! I'm going to stay close enough to see him, but get down here!"

"How do you know it is a rattlesnake?" (In a "Are you sure?" voice)

"He spoke to me!"

Thankfully dad hustled and we got rid of the snake before the kids came out of the building.

767 Digital Display  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:50:44pm

re: #721 albusteve

Shaq can't shoot free throws...you center needs to be a 75% shooter from the line...if you hack the big guy late in the game he has to produce...he doesn't imo

Oh dear Lord..
You know what a point guard does? He brings the ball down and gets it to the biggest, Strongest, meanest, nastiest boys within 3 feet from the basket..
If that fails..Give it to the shooting guard...
I really never cared if a Center could hit free throws....Shaq has 3 rings..There are a lot of athletes that wished to God they never meet him under the boards..I saw Shaq play live..He hurt people in his prime..Fuck free throws..It never worked...He destroyed Athletes in his day and hack a shack was only a legend in the day..
If I'm a Guard with the Lakers in the day.. I come down the court as fast as possible and look for Shaq..and pass him the ball..Sorry about your luck.. You fucking stop Shaq.. He was a monster inside.. Name a player that could stop him inside...Russell.. He was a great rebounder..
There won't be any rebounds friends

768 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:51:00pm

re: #759 The Sanity Inspector

IIRC, the general belief is that the Mad Hatter was suffering from mercury poisoning from handling furs/skins treated with mercury compounds as a preservative.

And we all know that the Cheshire Cat was simply cool, no drugs required.

769 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:51:34pm

re: #764 JasonA

Not hard at all, but I have heard Jews called snakes before and that's what popped into my head.

I think of:

The Garden of Eden. (Adam & Even would be Jewish by default)

The caduceus. (Yes, I spell-checked that.)

771 Jadespring  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:53:45pm

re: #746 Lidane

I find a lot of the comments even more disturbing. Though I only made it to page 3 before I couldn't read anymore.

772 Obdicut  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:54:03pm

re: #767 HoosierHoops

Parish could stop him inside. Shaq has the weight, but Parish had elbows and kneels like tire irons.

I mean Parish at like 30, not at 40.

And no, he couldn't stop him anytime. But gee, wouldn't it be neat to see Parish in his prime against Shaq in his?

773 Racer X  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:55:40pm

No one could stop Shaq.

Every coach in the league tried. They will tell you the same thing.

Oh, and Shaq is still the most entertaining player in the league.

774 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:56:21pm

waaaah!..the GOP is fucked up!
waaaaah!...the TP are revolting!
waaaah
waaaaahh!...G Beck is an idiot
Ann Coulter is a horse!
Waaahh waahh

if you think that if any of that was any different, this country would be a smooth sailing, money making machine, with jobs and HC for everyone, you need your head examined...I've never heard so much bitching about shit that shouldn't even matter til this last year...the GOP is one part of a much bigger problem, one of which is that liberals see no fault in a continuously growing govt fed by taxes from a shrinking group of pissed off taxpayers...there are always excuses, word games, and exercises in intellect to justify it...govt is too big, too corrupt, and too expensive...it's everybody's fault and it's every American's problem...blame has become the new fashion around here, while solutions can't even keep a thread going...next up?...who said what on some obscure blog and it's such an awful testimony to somebody's party...good grief...we are all of the same nest

775 sattv4u2  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:56:25pm

re: #772 Obdicut

Parish could stop him inside. Shaq has the weight, but Parish had elbows and kneels like tire irons.

I mean Parish at like 30, not at 40.

And no, he couldn't stop him anytime. But gee, wouldn't it be neat to see Parish in his prime against Shaq in his?

Parish was a good 'team" defender, an average individual defender even in his prime (nad yes, I saw him in Boston in his prime) He had less trouble with the finesse centers, the Jabbars of the world than he did with the physical ones

776 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:56:41pm

re: #769 EmmmieG

I think of:

The Garden of Eden. (Adam & Even would be Jewish by default)

Which gets me to think of... In a Gadda da Vida...

777 Decatur Deb  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:56:55pm

re: #769 EmmmieG

I think of:

The Garden of Eden. (Adam & Even would be Jewish by default)

The caduceus. (Yes, I spell-checked that.)

Thinking of a bronze serpent with curing power, and Moses' staff. Could go either way re cultural acceptance.

778 Killgore Trout  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:57:37pm

re: #774 albusteve

Yeah? What about Ron Paul?

779 Racer X  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:58:05pm
780 Obdicut  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:58:43pm

re: #775 sattv4u2

I've head that said about him before but it's not the impression I got, growing up watching him. It seemed he got beat more often by the more physical guys, sure, but that he still had some damn good moves against them.

Here's a great Russell video:

781 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 8:59:50pm

re: #778 Killgore Trout

Yeah? What about Ron Paul?

I don't know...but I'm working on it

783 SteveC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:00:25pm

re: #778 Killgore Trout

Yeah? What about Ron Paul?

I don't think he could have stopped Shaq, either.

784 freetoken  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:00:27pm

re: #778 Killgore Trout

BUY GOLD!!

785 Decatur Deb  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:01:16pm

The oft-praised South Park is on. 'Nite, all.

786 Digital Display  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:01:35pm

re: #772 Obdicut

Parish could stop him inside. Shaq has the weight, but Parish had elbows and kneels like tire irons.

I mean Parish at like 30, not at 40.

And no, he couldn't stop him anytime. But gee, wouldn't it be neat to see Parish in his prime against Shaq in his?

I had season tiks when Parrish played for the Warriors..We traded him for the first pick in the Draft.. We traded him to Boston for Joe Barry Carrol..
I personally ruined his career..For weeks on end I yelled at him court side..Ugly nasty stuff.. Dude..Try running sometime tonight! You are the laziest Mofo I have ever seen! I was ugly..I'm sorry ..Joe was out of the league soon afterwards..But the Chief..I loved him! That's really why I became a Boston Fan...Go Celtics...

787 SteveC  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:01:59pm

re: #784 freetoken

BUY GOLD!!

Plastics, my boy. Plastics!

788 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:02:58pm

re: #783 SteveC

I don't think he could have stopped Shaq, either.

Speaking of weird b-ball match-ups...

789 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:03:44pm

re: #784 freetoken

BUY GOLD!!

I did and am glad for it...you have something against precious metals?...or gems, antiques, baseball cards?...land?
BUY LAND!

790 Eclectic Infidel  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:03:47pm

GOOD NEWS!!!

Breaking News %P% Updated Mar 24, 2010 at 8:48 PM
ASUC President Will Smelko vetoed a bill Wednesday which called for the University of California to divest from companies which have provided war supplies to Israel.

[Link: www.dailycal.org...]

791 Mocking Jay  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:03:50pm

re: #682 Lidane

Oh geez. This is going to get *seriously* ugly. Emphasis is mine:

Warned About Abuse, Vatican Failed to Defrock Priest

If this were any secular institution it would have been demonized long before now. Imagine NAMBLACORN or something...

792 Only The Lurker Knows  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:03:56pm

Looks like some movement on DADT tomorrow.

Pentagon prepares to relax enforcement of 'don't ask, don't tell'

793 WindHorse  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:04:58pm

Nancy Pelosi... most powerful woman in 100-years...

/but okay in open air.

794 The Sanity Inspector  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:05:08pm

Okay, outskies for me. Enjoyed the funny link swapping. Have the full text of this, b/c I don't trust you to click on a link to it.

**************

A DIALOGUE WITH SARAH, AGED 3: IN WHICH IT IS SHOWN THAT IF YOUR DAD IS A CHEMISTRY PROFESSOR, ASKING “WHY” CAN BE DANGEROUS
By Stephen McNeil

- FROM THE ARCHIVES -

SARAH: Daddy, were you in the shower?

DAD: Yes, I was in the shower.

SARAH: Why?

DAD: I was dirty. The shower gets me clean.

SARAH: Why?

DAD: Why does the shower get me clean?

SARAH: Yes.

DAD: Because the water washes the dirt away when I use soap.

SARAH: Why?

DAD: Why do I use soap?

SARAH: Yes.

DAD: Because the soap grabs the dirt and lets the water wash it off.

SARAH: Why?

DAD: Why does the soap grab the dirt?

SARAH: Yes.

DAD: Because soap is a surfactant.

SARAH: Why?

DAD: Why is soap a surfactant?

SARAH: Yes.

DAD: That is an EXCELLENT question. Soap is a surfactant because it forms water-soluble micelles that trap the otherwise insoluble dirt and oil particles.

SARAH: Why?

DAD: Why does soap form micelles?

SARAH: Yes.

DAD: Soap molecules are long chains with a polar, hydrophilic head and a non-polar, hydrophobic tail. Can you say ‘hydrophilic’?

SARAH: Aidrofawwic

DAD: And can you say ‘hydrophobic’?

SARAH: Aidrofawwic

DAD: Excellent! The word ‘hydrophobic’ means that it avoids water.

SARAH: Why?

DAD: Why does it mean that?

SARAH: Yes.

DAD: It’s Greek! ‘Hydro’ means water and ‘phobic’ means ‘fear of’. ‘Phobos’ is fear. So ‘hydrophobic’ means ‘afraid of water’.

SARAH: Like a monster?

DAD: You mean, like being afraid of a monster?

SARAH: Yes.

DAD: A scary monster, sure. If you were afraid of a monster, a Greek person would say you were gorgophobic.

(pause)

SARAH: (rolls her eyes) I thought we were talking about soap.

DAD: We are talking about soap.

(longish pause)

SARAH: Why?

DAD: Why do the molecules have a hydrophilic head and a hydrophobic tail?

SARAH: Yes.

DAD: Because the C-O bonds in the head are highly polar, and the C-H bonds in the tail are effectively non-polar.

SARAH: Why?

DAD: Because while carbon and hydrogen have almost the same electronegativity, oxygen is far more electronegative, thereby polarizing the C-O bonds.

SARAH: Why?

DAD: Why is oxygen more electronegative than carbon and hydrogen?

SARAH: Yes.

DAD: That’s complicated. There are different answers to that question, depending on whether you’re talking about the Pauling or Mulliken electronegativity scales. The Pauling scale is based on homo- versus heteronuclear bond strength differences, while the Mulliken scale is based on the atomic properties of electron affinity and ionization energy. But it really all comes down to effective nuclear charge. The valence electrons in an oxygen atom have a lower energy than those of a carbon atom, and electrons shared between them are held more tightly to the oxygen, because electrons in an oxygen atom experience a greater nuclear charge and therefore a stronger attraction to the atomic nucleus! Cool, huh?

(pause)

SARAH: I don’t get it.

DAD: That’s OK. Neither do most of my students.

795 freetoken  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:06:27pm

re: #774 albusteve

... while solutions can't even keep a thread going...

Solutions? Really, you want solutions?

Ok, here, try this one:

The solution both to the economic crisis and to climate change is sustainable economic degrowth

Scholars from different fields seem to converge in the view that economic degrowth is not only desirable, but unavoidable, as physicist-economist Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen argued already in the 1970s. The economy cannot grow indefinitely in a finite planet. Financing and debts are used to hide this basic fact, but the underlying inability of the real economy to keep up with unrealistic expectations of growth, is revealed in times of crisis. The question then is how to manage smoothly and socially equitably the process of degrowth and the transition to a "steady-state", where the economy will neither shrink nor grow. Different proposals are put forward in this edited volume, ranging from theoretical explorations on reforms to the social security and pensioning systems and reduction of working hours, to more radical calls for changes in the structures of the economic and political systems and importantly, concrete proposals about low-consumption, shared housing schemes. Together the fifteen articles presented in this issue offer a complex picture of the rich scientific debate about the desirability and possibility of sustainable degrowth, and open a range of important research questions for the future.

Yeah, solutions. Go ahead, run a political campaign on "solutions" and see how far Murdoch (Fox News) lets his hounds run you down and spit you out.

796 Lidane  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:06:35pm

OK. Off to watch the new South Park. BBL.

797 Only The Lurker Knows  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:10:37pm

BBIAB. Time to watch tube. The Military Channel is going searching for the U.S.S. Indianapolis.

798 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:10:57pm

re: #795 freetoken

Yeah, solutions. Go ahead, run a political campaign on "solutions" and see how far Murdoch (Fox News) lets his hounds run you down and spit you out.

so it's up to the liberals to get our economy up and running?...they have their chance right now...spend our way to prosperity?...I'd rather buy land and gold than rely on your formula...we have become a country a blame ridden defeatists that look to govt for all our answers...thank god I'm outside the loop

799 freetoken  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:11:50pm

re: #798 albusteve

... I'd rather buy land and gold than rely on your formula...


BUY GOLD!!

800 Varek Raith  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:13:39pm

re: #799 freetoken

BUY GOLD!!

Why? The Gov will just confiscate it when we switch to the gold standard...
;)

801 freetoken  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:14:22pm

re: #800 Varek Raith

Why? The Gov will just confiscate it when we switch to the gold standard...
;)

BUY GOLD BULLETS!!

802 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:15:00pm

Gonna watch South Park too. I'll be back tomorrow.

803 Mocking Jay  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:15:34pm

re: #801 freetoken

BUY GOLD BULLETS!!

Wait. What about all of these non-hybrid seeds I picked up? Are they worthless already???

804 Gus  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:15:58pm

re: #800 Varek Raith

Why? The Gov will just confiscate it when we switch to the gold standard...
;)

We are like canaries in a coal gold mine. Soon to die under the oppressive hand of government tyranny!!11!!

/Eleventy!

/

805 Gus  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:17:30pm

Under shackles and chains soon we will all be marched to the Goldlag Archi-pierogi.

//

806 Olsonist  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:18:34pm

re: #682 Lidane

Ratzinger is scum.

807 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:19:41pm

re: #799 freetoken

BUY GOLD!!

where is your wealth?...how have you done in your adult life?...I'm willing to listen to other ideas...is there a better alternative to gold, cash and land?...what did you do with your money and what do you have now?...I'm waiting

808 WindHorse  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:20:40pm

re: #807 albusteve

gold and land.... what else is there?

809 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:23:09pm

re: #808 WindHorse

gold and land... what else is there?

cash

810 WindHorse  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:23:58pm

re: #809 albusteve

...but of course.

811 freetoken  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:25:27pm

re: #807 albusteve

where is your wealth?...how have you done in your adult life?...I'm willing to listen to other ideas...is there a better alternative to gold, cash and land?...what did you do with your money and what do you have now?...I'm waiting

Other ideas... hmmm....

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

812 albusteve  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:31:04pm

re: #811 freetoken

so you recite religious poetry to me while I'm out there creating jobs and accumulating money...you disregard the rules and the economic nature of the world we live in while I collect and protect my money, yet you mock how I do it...good for you

813 Tiny Alien Kitties are Watching You  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:31:40pm

re: #774 albusteve

waaah!..the GOP is fucked up!
waaah!...the TP are revolting!
waaah
waaahh!...G Beck is an idiot
Ann Coulter is a horse!
Waaahh waahh

if you think that if any of that was any different, this country would be a smooth sailing, money making machine, with jobs and HC for everyone, you need your head examined...I've never heard so much bitching about shit that shouldn't even matter til this last year...the GOP is one part of a much bigger problem, one of which is that liberals see no fault in a continuously growing govt fed by taxes from a shrinking group of pissed off taxpayers...there are always excuses, word games, and exercises in intellect to justify it...govt is too big, too corrupt, and too expensive...it's everybody's fault and it's every American's problem...blame has become the new fashion around here, while solutions can't even keep a thread going...next up?...who said what on some obscure blog and it's such an awful testimony to somebody's party...good grief...we are all of the same nest

Uhh...no.

We are laughing at asshat T.P. idiots and their loony behavior. Just like we did to the asshat Dems when they were the ones marching in the streets and carrying silly signs (although I do have to point out that the Dems had far fewer spelling errors).

I'm not against any one party, frankly I am against both of them, I really do and pretty much truly despise them both at this point. However they are all that we have to chose from so one is forced into constantly picking the "lesser of two evils" at that particular place and time.

Just because I laugh at or make fun of people when they act like freaking loons does not mean that I am partisan against their particular political party. It means that I am partisan against people who act like freaking loons.

814 windsagio  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:46:32pm

lol steve went off his meds again >>

815 freetoken  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:48:40pm

re: #812 albusteve

... yet you mock how I do it...good for you

I am not mocking you (well, except for the BUY GOLD!! part), but trying to make a point.

I laid before two different ideas: (1) the first, from a humanist, secular, viewpoint about the systems of ecology and the need to plan for sustainability which includes a radically different idea of "growth", and (2) the most famous of religious teachings.

In both cases you reject them, because... ? In both cases the idea is that other people are more important than oneself and ones own wealth accumulation.

As for my own life - I've done well compared by ancestry, and by "well" I don't necessarily mean monetarily. I've had a successful career, at times made investments with good returns (especially real estate here in SoCal), yet I've also had incredible lows in my life too right along side it all. Life throws curve balls at times, and I've swung and missed. And yet I consider myself "blessed", if you will allow me to use that term. I have a small retirement payment set up, health insurance, etc.

I don't know how old you are, albusteve, but I had guessed you were middle age or past. That is where I am... and right now what matters to me is not whether I will have enough money to live on the beach or if I have to live inland, if I have enough to buy new cars (as I've done in my life) or if I go without... Rather, what matters to me is that I have family members who will probably not be around for much longer, I have friends across the sea with futures that seem doomed, I have old friends here who have passed on and others who will in the coming years.

Really, what does it matter? If you have some $$$ in your pocket just go out and buy some T-bills/bonds and be done with it. Or give it away. Or find some young business person in your area who needs some financing and help them with a low interest loan.

I just sold a bunch of silver over the past 3 months... good timing - I've held it for years. As long as the population increases pretty much any real estate or material valuable will increase in price, sooner or later. You just have to be patient and hold it.

What more can I say?

816 Tiny Alien Kitties are Watching You  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 9:51:37pm

re: #807 albusteve

where is your wealth?...how have you done in your adult life?...I'm willing to listen to other ideas...is there a better alternative to gold, cash and land?...what did you do with your money and what do you have now?...I'm waiting

I ran a business for 17 years sold it and am now very comfortably retired, I own (no mortgage) a beautiful 5000sq ft seventh floor condo in Pasadena Florida directly overlooking the water. I own free and clear a 2009 Mercedes coupe and a 2007 Dodge diesel 3/4 ton truck. I have 480 acres on the Swanee river includes two fresh water springs and have built three vacation cabins there for my extended family. I also have enough in the bank to live pretty well for the rest of my life. All that and I'm not even old enough to qualify for my social security payments yet, I figure I will be donating those back to the treasury dept.

Does that qualify as having accomplished something in your book or am I just another elitist parasite?

817 bagua  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 10:01:20pm

Bagua's Crystal Ball™ says "Buy gold"
- but look to exit if it breaks below 1,049.

818 Silvergirl  Wed, Mar 24, 2010 10:08:10pm

re: #695 Alouette

My son remodeled his kitchen two years ago, and got his wife the Kitchen of her Dreams. Granite countertops, ceramic floor, maple cabinets, three ovens, stainless steel fridge and dishwashers and two sinks. I am so jealous. :)

They live in a neighborhood in Toronto where people buy small bungalows, then tear down and rebuild on the lot to within an inch of its life. You can freaking look inside the neighbor's bathroom windows.

My son could not afford a complete teardown, and anyway he enjoys having a large garden, so he went with the kitchen remodel.

Three ovens! I've long coveted a second oven. Then I remind myself that people live in places without kitchens and cook everything on a George Foreman grill. And on and on, a step at a time down from there.


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A Magnificent Cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes” by David Byrne and Choir! Choir! Choir! Choir! Choir! Choir! teamed up with David Byrne and a TON of singers in the Ford Foundation lobby of the Public Theater during the Under the Radar Festival to sing 'Heroes' written by David Bowie and Brian Eno It ...
teleskiguy
4 days, 6 hours ago
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Hors Piste: Hilarious Animated Short About a Mountain Rescue Where Everything Goes Wrong Only one goal: SAVE THE WORLD! After 46 awards in festivals (including a BAFTA for best student film) and more than 150 selections... Our film is online in FULL length for 1 month! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook ...
teleskiguy
4 days, 7 hours ago
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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 191110Another really satisfying and curious weekend. Last week we reminisced about the tarp and how well it’s been holding up. Well during the week it tore and leaked a bit. Not enough to do damage. We’ll kludge something using both ...
DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)
6 days, 11 hours ago
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