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1 Mark Winter  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:11:27pm

The Nikon D90 is an excellent camera, actually better than its pricier successor.

2 Daniel Ballard  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:16:18pm

One of my favorite things about a polarizer is how it lets the blue in the sky show in water reflection. That's why I take some good natured ribbing for going with fast shutter speeds on a shot like this. But this slower shutter (maybe 1/60?) lets some motion blur happen. Very nicely done Charles. As much as I'm a Canon fan I must admit the film camera in my bag is a Nikon.

3 Charles Johnson  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:16:27pm

re: #1 Mark Winter

The Nikon D90 is an excellent camera, actually better than its pricier successor.

I love the way the D90 captures color. It's incredibly accurate, with a lot of depth and clarity. When I want a really good picture, the D90's the one I use.

It has a bit of a learning curve, and it's a little quirky, but I don't mind that in a really good piece of pro equipment.

4 Charles Johnson  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:18:38pm

re: #2 Rightwingconspirator

Heh. I have about 20 pictures of this scene, with different exposure speeds. This was the special one.

5 Charles Johnson  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:21:06pm

What you can't see is that this little waterfall is in an area with overhanging trees on all sides, with plenty of leaves. That's what gives it the deep green cast.

6 Daniel Ballard  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:25:29pm

re: #5 Charles
Did you use a faithful or a landscape color setting?

7 albusteve  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:27:10pm

I see a tasty rainbow right down there

8 Aceofwhat?  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:27:41pm

Let's go Heat!!

golly it's quiet here

9 PhillyPretzel  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:28:48pm

re: #8 Aceofwhat?
It is quiet but nice. Right now quiet is a good thing.

10 Aceofwhat?  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:29:45pm

re: #9 PhillyPretzel

It is quiet but nice. Right now quiet is a good thing.

I'll try to keep my beverage out of someone else's lap, then...this has been a great game so far.

11 Daniel Ballard  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:30:02pm

The Bible literalists will be truly pissed over this article.

12 Mark Winter  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:30:08pm

re: #3 Charles

I love the way the D90 captures color. It's incredibly accurate, with a lot of depth and clarity. When I want a really good picture, the D90's the one I use.

It has a bit of a learning curve, and it's a little quirky, but I don't mind that in a really good piece of pro equipment.

Charles indeed. Some more expensive Nikons (the D300s for example) may have a better handling, but I could barely detect a difference in picture quality. And the new D7000 has issues and costs more, too.

The D90 can be had at bargain prices now and I won't give it away. Much better to invest in lenses than in a new camera body.

13 Dark_Falcon  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:31:23pm

re: #5 Charles

What you can't see is that this little waterfall is in an area with overhanging trees on all sides, with plenty of leaves. That's what gives it the deep green cast.

I love waterfall shots. Some of my own favorite pictures I've taken are of the Waterfall Garden at the Chicago Botanical Gardens.

14 Charles Johnson  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:32:37pm

re: #6 Rightwingconspirator

Did you use a faithful or a landscape color setting?

Actually, this is the RAW image with minimal editing in Aperture: boosted the shadows and contrast a little bit.

15 Aceofwhat?  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:33:22pm

dunkface!

16 Dark_Falcon  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:33:34pm

re: #8 Aceofwhat?

Let's go Heat!!

golly it's quiet here

SMACK!

(Chicago born and raised) Go Bulls!

17 Aceofwhat?  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:34:15pm

re: #16 Dark_Falcon

SMACK!

(Chicago born and raised) Go Bulls!

Thought i'd find you here! Do you have the game on?

18 PhillyPretzel  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:39:24pm

I am still using my L20 and I am getting some good photos. Here is one of my favorites. [Link: www.flickr.com...]

19 Dark_Falcon  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:39:40pm

re: #17 Aceofwhat?

Thought i'd find you here! Do you have the game on?

I'm watching some of it. I'm not a big basketball fan anymore.

20 Aceofwhat?  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:40:57pm

Oof. Bulls can't miss from 3.

21 PhillyPretzel  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:44:39pm

I got to go. Good Night to my fellow Lizards. :)

22 albusteve  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:45:59pm

re: #19 Dark_Falcon

I'm watching some of it. I'm not a big basketball fan anymore.

goodbye MJ, Larry, Isaiah
see ya Magic, Charles, Kareem
not the same anymore

23 Killgore Trout  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:46:57pm

The Buttered Cat Paradox

24 Aceofwhat?  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:47:21pm

re: #22 albusteve

goodbye MJ, Larry, Isaiah
see ya Magic, Charles, Kareem
not the same anymore

I'll take LeBron. You can have Magic.

25 Stanghazi  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:48:57pm

re: #20 Aceofwhat?

Oof. Bulls can't miss from 3.

Go Joakim! (just woke up from NAP, yes NAP!) Went to brunch today where they had bottomless mimosas. Turning on TV.

26 Aceofwhat?  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:50:42pm

re: #25 Stanley Sea

Go Joakim! (just woke up from NAP, yes NAP!) Went to brunch today where they had bottomless mimosas. Turning on TV.

Sorry girlfriend, i'm a Heat fan! I can appreciate Noah but i'm rooting against his teammates this time...

27 Stanghazi  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:51:09pm

re: #26 Aceofwhat?

You are always on the other side!

28 albusteve  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:51:10pm

re: #24 Aceofwhat?

I'll take LeBron. You can have Magic.

when James can play all star caliber ball at all spots...get back with me

29 Digital Display  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:51:29pm

re: #25 Stanley Sea

Go Joakim! (just woke up from NAP, yes NAP!) Went to brunch today where they had bottomless mimosas. Turning on TV.

Noah is playing lights out

30 Stanghazi  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:52:26pm

re: #29 HoosierHoops

Noah is playing lights out

He is the epitome of TEAM. Saw it before.

31 sod  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:52:31pm

Picked up Say Hi - Um, Uh Oh yesterday. I really like it.

Here's a good animated video for a song off it - Handsome Babies.

32 Dancing along the light of day  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:52:43pm

re: #25 Stanley Sea

LOL! Mimosas = naptime!
*waves*

33 albusteve  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:52:57pm

re: #29 HoosierHoops

Noah is playing lights out

4 assists from the big man so far

34 Stanghazi  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:53:20pm

re: #32 Floral Giraffe

LOL! Mimosas = naptime!
*waves*

Floral! I'm having a great day!

35 Aceofwhat?  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:54:56pm

re: #28 albusteve

when James can play all star caliber ball at all spots...get back with me

When Magic's 20ppg can take a craphole like the Cavaliers to 60 wins and NBA finals, let me know.

36 Stanghazi  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:55:45pm

re: #34 Stanley Sea

Floral! I'm having a great day!

Watching the game now. Listening to BOSTON. Playing words with friends. Whatta life.

37 Digital Display  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:55:49pm

re: #33 albusteve

4 assists from the big man so far

I can't stand the Heat...I hope they get trashed

38 albusteve  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:56:29pm

re: #37 HoosierHoops

I can't stand the Heat...I hope they get trashed

agreed...they've sealed up James so far

39 Stanghazi  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:57:35pm

re: #37 HoosierHoops

I can't stand the Heat...I hope they get trashed


Anyone that anoints himself the king in high school........

He's poison. Too bad he's a good player.

40 sod  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:57:47pm

re: #37 HoosierHoops

I can't stand the Heat...

I guess you better stay out of the... forget it, too obvious.

41 Digital Display  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:58:15pm

re: #38 albusteve

agreed...they've sealed up James so far

He took his talent down to south beach...Maybe he forgot to pack

42 albusteve  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:59:19pm

re: #39 Stanley Sea

Anyone that anoints himself the king in high school...

He's poison. Too bad he's a good player.

good players are everywhere, but good players that have a character to them that make them fun are rare....James bores me

43 Aceofwhat?  Sun, May 15, 2011 6:59:37pm

re: #41 HoosierHoops

He took his talent down to south beach...Maybe he forgot to pack

Watching the disaster that was the Cavs this year, who blames him?

44 Aceofwhat?  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:00:20pm

re: #42 albusteve

good players are everywhere, but good players that have a character to them that make them fun are rare...James bores me

Magic has character?

45 Dancing along the light of day  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:01:31pm

re: #34 Stanley Sea

Of COURSE you are!
And many more in your future, too!

46 Aceofwhat?  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:01:40pm

dear Lord somebody rebound that ball

47 Stanghazi  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:02:03pm

No comments on Boston? Show you sweet delight!

48 Dancing along the light of day  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:02:20pm

re: #44 Aceofwhat?

Magic is good people. And a great athlete.

49 albusteve  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:02:33pm

re: #41 HoosierHoops

He took his talent down to south beach...Maybe he forgot to pack

by now, Barkley would have him so psyched out, he'd be faking an injury (again)

50 Digital Display  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:02:36pm

re: #43 Aceofwhat?

Watching the disaster that was the Cavs this year, who blames him?

Most of America..It's not that he left..He was a free agent..It's the way he left...Sports fans love free agents now a days..We hate egotistical jerks

51 Romantic Heretic  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:03:23pm

re: #23 Killgore Trout

The Buttered Cat Paradox

[Video]

Hilarious.

52 albusteve  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:04:11pm

re: #44 Aceofwhat?

Magic has character?

everybody does

53 Aceofwhat?  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:04:39pm

re: #48 Floral Giraffe

Magic is good people. And a great athlete.

I have issues with the casual promiscuity he displayed throughout his career. It wasn't good for him or the women he was involved with.

54 albusteve  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:05:23pm

re: #53 Aceofwhat?

I have issues with the casual promiscuity he displayed throughout his career. It wasn't good for him or the women he was involved with.

the subject is basketball not sex

55 Aceofwhat?  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:07:14pm

re: #50 HoosierHoops

Most of America..It's not that he left..He was a free agent..It's the way he left...Sports fans love free agents now a days..We hate egotistical jerks

Eh. Generally i hear people railing at athletes for 'chasing the money'. Then a group of friends decide to sacrifice some money to play together and people are pissed that he's 'chasing the ring'. Can't please 'em all.

And didn't he schedule the primetime special so that he could donate the proceeds to the boys and girls club? What a terrible human being...

56 albusteve  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:07:29pm

Bulls are heating up now

57 Aceofwhat?  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:07:37pm

re: #54 albusteve

the subject is basketball not sex

you said character. don't whine about the subject you chose.

58 Dancing along the light of day  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:07:45pm

re: #53 Aceofwhat?

He's paying for it now.

59 Aceofwhat?  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:08:02pm

re: #56 albusteve

Bulls are heating up now

sadly true

60 Aceofwhat?  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:08:34pm

re: #58 Floral Giraffe

He's paying for it now.

Indeed. We can only hope that others are not.

61 Dark_Falcon  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:08:58pm

re: #54 albusteve

the subject is basketball not sex

Casual promiscuity can be viewed as a character and moral flaw. I view it that way.

62 Aceofwhat?  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:09:26pm

Aw, that shot was bullshit. Or miraculous. Same thing:(

63 albusteve  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:09:32pm

re: #57 Aceofwhat?

you said character. don't whine about the subject you chose.

I said A character...an aspect of personality that's my style to enjoy....there is more than one to to spin the word

64 Lidane  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:09:39pm

re: #8 Aceofwhat?

Let's go Heat!!

golly it's quiet here

Here's some Heat for ya:

;)

65 freetoken  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:09:51pm

Nicely abstract image - of course, Ed Weston would have put a naked woman in there just to mix it up a bit.

66 albusteve  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:10:35pm

re: #61 Dark_Falcon

Casual promiscuity can be viewed as a character and moral flaw. I view it that way.

sure....I'm talking basketball here tho....the way the game is played, not how many girls you dunked

67 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:10:57pm

re: #8 Aceofwhat?

Da Bullsss

68 Aceofwhat?  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:10:59pm

re: #61 Dark_Falcon

Casual promiscuity can be viewed as a character and moral flaw. I view it that way.

And it can lead, as Floral intimated, to physical danger.

69 Aceofwhat?  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:11:34pm

re: #64 Lidane

Here's some Heat for ya:

[Video];)

Heh. Even i thought that was awesome, and it was in Wade's face-

70 albusteve  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:13:50pm

where's LaBrondo?

71 Aceofwhat?  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:15:02pm

re: #63 albusteve

I said A character...an aspect of personality that's my style to enjoy...there is more than one to to spin the word

re: #66 albusteve

sure...I'm talking basketball here tho...the way the game is played, not how many girls you dunked

then let's get back to how Magic wasn't nearly the scorer that James is.

72 Obdicut  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:16:15pm

re: #68 Aceofwhat?

And it can lead, as Floral intimated, to physical danger.

So can marriage, given the rates of domestic abuse.

73 Digital Display  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:16:33pm

re: #55 Aceofwhat?

Eh. Generally i hear people railing at athletes for 'chasing the money'. Then a group of friends decide to sacrifice some money to play together and people are pissed that he's 'chasing the ring'. Can't please 'em all.

And didn't he schedule the primetime special so that he could donate the proceeds to the boys and girls club? What a terrible human being...

My Friend..
There has never been a free agent in the history of the world that humiliated his City, Fans or Team like James did.
He showed no class at all and I don't care how much money he gives to Charity..He is one one of the most despised Athlete in the world right now..Except for South beach..
/This is fun Ace

74 Dark_Falcon  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:16:54pm

re: #70 albusteve

where's LaBrondo?

Resting. He played the entire 3rd period, and may need to rest a couple minutes.

75 albusteve  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:17:20pm

re: #71 Aceofwhat?

re: #66 albusteve

then let's get back to how Magic wasn't nearly the scorer that James is.

I didn't say he was...stop reaching doofus
I implied that James has little attractive character for basketball...he acts like a dullard half the time and as good as he is, I don't find him too entertaining like a lot of the older players were....he's a clone, a bot

76 Aceofwhat?  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:17:21pm

re: #72 Obdicut

So can marriage, given the rates of domestic abuse.

non sequitur

77 Dark_Falcon  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:18:06pm

re: #72 Obdicut

So can marriage, given the rates of domestic abuse.

Getting involved with other people always carries risk. But it beats being isolated.

78 albusteve  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:18:07pm

re: #74 Dark_Falcon

Resting. He played the entire 3rd period, and may need to rest a couple minutes.

look at his stats...that's the point

79 steve_davis  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:18:22pm

I'm just amazed you can get a 18-100mm zoom that isn't complete shite. I'm gathering you either paid a hefty sum for it, or it can barely creak open to 4.6 at 18mm. :-)

80 Aceofwhat?  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:20:24pm

re: #73 HoosierHoops

My Friend..
There has never been a free agent in the history of the world that humiliated his City, Fans or Team like James did.
He showed no class at all and I don't care how much money he gives to Charity..He is one one of the most despised Athlete in the world right now..Except for South beach..
/This is fun Ace

Right? I rarely get to disagree with you...and on sports, no less!

See, i'm from Cleveland - i saw him play in HS. And he was a free agent, so it wasn't his team anymore.

But i will grant you that it was very clumsy on his part, and it certainly gave the appearance of classlessness.

On the other hand, i submit as exhibit A the owner's letter the day after James "decision" to remind your honor what true classlessness looks like.

81 albusteve  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:22:20pm

the Heat went cold
poke em with a fork

82 Digital Display  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:22:38pm

re: #80 Aceofwhat?

On the other hand, i submit as exhibit A the owner's letter the day after James "decision" to remind your honor what true classlessness looks like.
Tru Dat Bro

83 Killgore Trout  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:24:06pm

re: #51 Romantic Heretic

Hilarious.

Science!

84 Dark_Falcon  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:25:40pm

The Heat are down 19 with less than 2:30 to play. Put a fork in this game, it's DONE! Go Bulls!

85 Aceofwhat?  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:26:56pm

re: #81 albusteve

the Heat went cold
poke em with a fork

Yup, the Bulls made everything, and got the rebound when they didn't. Should be a great series!

Oh, and Steve- if you aren't watching Derek Rose, you're missing out on life. I'm a Heat fan and even i think that Derek Rose is the balls.

86 Obdicut  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:27:27pm

re: #76 Aceofwhat?

non sequitur

No, not really.

Anyway, other people's sex lives really aren't any business of mine unless they feel mine is their business. I'm reciprocal that way.

Adults can make their own decisions about risky behavior.

87 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:27:47pm

re: #82 HoosierHoops

I was surprised when LJ left Cleveland. I figured he'd get his friends to join him there. In Cleveland.

Cleveland, Ohio.

On Lake Erie.

20F all damn winter long...

88 Aceofwhat?  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:28:20pm

re: #86 Obdicut

No, not really.

Anyway, other people's sex lives really aren't any business of mine unless they feel mine is their business. I'm reciprocal that way.

Adults can make their own decisions about risky behavior.

I respect your opinion.

89 Aceofwhat?  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:29:02pm

oh
mah
lawd

90 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:29:16pm

re: #85 Aceofwhat?

IMO, ten to fifteen of the 50 greatest players in NBA history are currently playing in the NBA.

91 Aceofwhat?  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:31:18pm

re: #90 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

IMO, ten to fifteen of the 50 greatest players in NBA history are currently playing in the NBA.

Yep. And I heart Borg. I heart Sampras. But Federer is the best ever. In 10 years, somebody else will be.

That's how it is...athletes in certain sports tend to get better over time. We can appreciate the past greats and still acknowledge the current greats.

92 Bubblehead II  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:33:56pm

Evening Lizards.

93 Stanghazi  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:35:48pm

Joakim was on the bench at the end! GO FUCKING GATORS!

94 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:37:38pm

re: #93 Stanley Sea

They certainly couldn't win with him on the floor.
/

He's much better in the NBA than I expected him to be.

95 Aceofwhat?  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:37:38pm

re: #93 Stanley Sea

Joakim was on the bench at the end! GO FUCKING GATORS!

Speaking of our Gators, did you see that Jenkins got kicked off of the team? We needed that like a hole in the head. Friggin idiot.

96 Aceofwhat?  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:38:30pm

re: #94 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

They certainly couldn't win with him on the floor.
/

He's much better in the NBA than I expected him to be.

Likewise. He's in incredible shape for someone of his size...lets him outwork folks on both ends. Must be those tennis genes!

97 Stanghazi  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:43:28pm

re: #95 Aceofwhat?

Speaking of our Gators, did you see that Jenkins got kicked off of the team? We needed that like a hole in the head. Friggin idiot.

Yep. Couldn't let go of the weed. What ev. I'm liking Muschamp. And his NAME! whatta name.

98 Aceofwhat?  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:44:17pm

re: #97 Stanley Sea

Yep. Couldn't let go of the weed. What ev. I'm liking Muschamp. And his NAME! whatta name.

Yeah, i like him too. I think (hope) we have a keeper there.

99 Stanghazi  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:44:34pm

re: #96 Aceofwhat?

Likewise. He's in incredible shape for someone of his size...lets him outwork folks on both ends. Must be those tennis genes!

Love

100 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:45:45pm

re: #96 Aceofwhat?

Huh. Didn't know about the Yannick Noah connection.

Another day at LGF, one more little useless tidbit of information to jam into mah brain!

101 Aceofwhat?  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:45:47pm

re: #99 Stanley Sea

Love

nice!

102 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:47:54pm

re: #99 Stanley Sea

I'm guessing Noah the Younger was reeeally sqatted down for that shot.

103 Kragar  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:47:56pm

Ayatollah: Iran’s president ‘bewitched’ by senior aide

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came under new pressure Sunday, as an influential cleric charged that he has been “bewitched” by a controversial senior aide and key lawmakers renewed their impeachment threat.

Ahmadinejad is behaving “unnaturally” and needs to be “saved,” Ayatollah Mohammad Taghi Mesbah Yazdi, a former supporter of the president, told the weekly Shoma magazine.

The cleric said Ahmadinejad’s top adviser, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, has used has hypnotism, spells or charms to take control of Iran’s elected leader. “I am almost certain that he has been bewitched,” Yazdi said.

104 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:50:21pm

I also like Noah's "Shogun" look.

He's being interviewed right now. First time I ever heard a player mention that the National Anthem pumped him up.

105 Aceofwhat?  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:50:55pm

re: #100 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Huh. Didn't know about the Yannick Noah connection.

Another day at LGF, one more little useless tidbit of information to jam into mah brain!

Then i'll make like Costanza and end on that note...allright that's it for me, goodnight everybody-

106 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:51:32pm

re: #103 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

107 Stanghazi  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:53:11pm

re: #103 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Ayatollah: Iran’s president ‘bewitched’ by senior aide

You know what? That is crazy. Crazy begets crazy. I feel so hard for the normal folks living there.

108 Kragar  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:54:06pm

re: #106 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

[Video]

109 Dancing along the light of day  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:54:53pm

re: #103 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Can't be doing this kind of stuff, without approval!

The critics likened him to a dictator, pointing to his decisions over the weekend to merge eight government ministries and fire three top officials, the ministers of oil, welfare and industries, without parliament’s consent.
110 Kragar  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:55:32pm

re: #109 Floral Giraffe

Can't be doing this kind of stuff, without approval!

"AND HE TURNED ME INTO A NEWT!"

111 Dancing along the light of day  Sun, May 15, 2011 7:55:47pm

re: #110 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

"AND HE TURNED ME INTO A NEWT!"

But, I got better!

112 Charles Johnson  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:02:02pm

One of Pamela Geller's admirers:

shaunantijihad said...

Correct. Pamela IS the most dangerous woman in America... dangerous to the Communist plot unfolding; to the Muslim political ideology that never will end until Mecca, Medina and Qom are incinerated or free people submit to slavery; dangerous to those who want to destroy the US Constitution and end freedom of speech...

This is the language of the enemy. Pamela is dangerous to those who wish to destroy the Constitutional freedoms guaranteed in the US (and UK) Constitutions. She is certainly a dangerous woman. She opposes the second class status of beautiful Womankind and non-Muslims under the barbaric Sharia of the Muslims.

But she's not dangerous to lovers of freedom and Womens' rights, nor to lovers of the Constitutional freedoms guaranteed in the greatest document ever written by Man.

Keep your powder dry guys, women like this are worth defending.

113 Kragar  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:05:30pm

re: #112 Charles

I didn't realize this guy was blogging

114 Dancing along the light of day  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:07:25pm

re: #113 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

What's up with all those candles?

115 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:09:26pm

re: #112 Charles

One of Pamela Geller's admirers:

Her admirers are using muskets?

116 Kragar  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:11:49pm

re: #114 Floral Giraffe

What's up with all those candles?

Commies hate candles.

117 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:15:36pm

re: #103 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Ayatollah: Iran’s president ‘bewitched’ by senior aide

Next up: French President "bewitched" by new first lady.

It's probably true.

118 Bubblehead II  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:18:11pm

re: #112 Charles

"Keep your powder dry guys, women like this are worth defending someone you should be running away from while screaming at the top of your lungs."

119 Dark_Falcon  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:18:42pm

re: #100 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Huh. Didn't know about the Yannick Noah connection.

Another day at LGF, one more little useless tidbit of information to jam into mah brain!

He's the center, right? Cause the Bulls have a better center now than they did back during their other six title runs.

120 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:20:24pm

re: #118 Bubblehead II

"Keep your powder dry guys, women like this are worth defending someone you should be running away from while screaming at the top of your lungs."

Why, in this day and age, is anyone needing to keep their powder dry? That was for flintlock muskets.

How about "keep your nikes on and tied securely..."

121 Dark_Falcon  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:20:52pm

re: #112 Charles

One of Pamela Geller's admirers:

Why am I so sure that guy has a John Birch Society membership?

122 ProGunLiberal  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:21:04pm

A large explosion has occured in Tripoli. Possibly Ammo Storage struck.

[Link: www.facebook.com...]

As a Tweeter pointed out:

Size comparative: Delay between flash & boom ~ 5 seconds = 1.6 km / 1 mile

123 Daniel Ballard  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:21:49pm

re: #120 EmmmieG

These guys? More like keep the Bud Light cold and the remote close.

124 Stanghazi  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:23:33pm

re: #119 Dark_Falcon

He's the center, right? Cause the Bulls have a better center now than they did back during their other six title runs.

I've followed Joakim since his freshman year at Florida. He's incredible. Gah I hope to HELL they beat the heat.

125 Bubblehead II  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:24:23pm

re: #120 EmmmieG

Why, in this day and age, is anyone needing to keep their powder dry? That was for flintlock muskets.

How about "keep your nikes on and tied securely..."

You obviously have never done any reloading. You always keep your powder dry (as well as at a stable temp. Increases shelf life).

126 jaunte  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:25:01pm

re: #112 Charles

shaunantijihad said...

Correct. Pamela IS the most dangerous woman in America... dangerous to the Communist plot unfolding; to the Muslim political ideology that never will end until Mecca, Medina and Qom are incinerated or free people submit to slavery; dangerous to those who want to destroy the US Constitution and end freedom of speech...


That communist plot is unfolding slower than drying paint.

127 Kragar  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:27:28pm

re: #126 jaunte

That communist plot is unfolding slower than drying paint.

Thats why its so insidious. First, you get the secular atheists, then you get your gay islamists, then you get the Commies.

128 McSpiff  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:29:06pm

re: #126 jaunte

That communist plot is unfolding slower than drying paint.

129 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:29:35pm

re: #125 Bubblehead II

You obviously have never done any reloading. You always keep your powder dry (as well as at a stable temp. Increases shelf life).

So we have a dude sitting in his garage, reloading ammo, and thinking about Pamela Geller.

That sounds healthy.

130 Lidane  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:35:47pm

re: #112 Charles

Pam Geller is many things, but a feminist role model isn't one of them. That guy's portrayal of her as a defender of Womankind is laughable.

131 jaunte  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:36:17pm

Flooding in South Vicksburg:

“This is ridiculous,” said Tawanna Bush, a 36-year-old waitress at a Cracker Barrel restaurant, looking at the top third of her uncle’s house. “Is it a sign?”

“Yeah, it’s a sign,” said Jackson Floyd, 49, offering the practical fatalism of those who have known hard luck. “It’s a sign that it’s time to move and get another house.” [Link: www.nytimes.com...]

132 Dancing along the light of day  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:38:19pm

re: #130 Lidane

I have, but one upding to give!

133 Bubblehead II  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:38:26pm

re: #129 EmmmieG

So we have a dude sitting in his garage, reloading ammo, and thinking about Pamela Geller.

That sounds healthy.

/// Well we can always hope he gets distracted and double loads a round and becomes a candidate for the Darwin Awards.

134 Lidane  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:40:24pm

Homemade oven fried pickles...OM NOM NOM. Tasty. :D

135 Killgore Trout  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:40:57pm

I've had this link open most of the day. A live webcam on a watering hole in Africa. Oddly mesmerizing
[Link: www.elephantswithoutborders.org...]
Sun will be up there soon. enoy

136 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:41:03pm

re: #133 Bubblehead II

/// Well we can always hope he gets distracted and double loads a round and becomes a candidate for the Darwin Awards.

I was hoping more for enrolling in the local community college.

137 ProGunLiberal  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:41:08pm

re: #133 Bubblehead II

Ah, the eunuch route.

138 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:41:16pm

re: #136 EmmmieG

I was hoping more for enrolling in the local community college.

Getting a girlfriend.

139 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:41:44pm

re: #138 EmmmieG

Getting a girlfriend.

Volunteering at...uh...anywhere.

140 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:42:10pm

re: #139 EmmmieG

Volunteering at...uh...anywhere.

Taking up watercolor.

141 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:49:26pm

Dead thread, dead thread, getting down on the dead thread.

So, tell me, how might The Metamorphosis have turned out differently if Gregor had been turned into a different animal?

Fuzzy bunny?

Large angry bear?

Nightingale?

142 Bubblehead II  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:51:31pm

re: #137 ProLifeLiberal

Ah, the eunuch route.

Not really. More like having a (low level) grenade going off in your hand. A doubled charged cartridge isn't something you want. Just ask anybody who reloads. It is one of our worst nightmares.

That or using the wrong powder for the round.

143 freetoken  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:51:57pm

re: #135 Killgore Trout

Thanks... looks interesting. In just the past couple of minutes the light has started to improve and one can really start seeing outlines of the area. Early morning ought to bring surprises.

144 Dancing along the light of day  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:52:22pm

re: #135 Killgore Trout

Bandwidth Limit Exceeded

:(
And it looked like an interesting link!

145 ProGunLiberal  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:52:48pm

re: #142 Bubblehead II

Oh, I was thinking of something...else.

146 Kragar  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:52:56pm

re: #141 EmmmieG

Dead thread, dead thread, getting down on the dead thread.

So, tell me, how might The Metamorphosis have turned out differently if Gregor had been turned into a different animal?

Fuzzy bunny?

Large angry bear?

Nightingale?

The Meowmorphosis (Quirk Classics)


“One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that he had been changed into an adorable kitten.”

Thus begins The Meowmorphosis—a bold, startling, and fuzzy-wuzzy new edition of Franz Kafka’s classic nightmare tale, from the publishers of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies! Meet Gregor Samsa, a humble young man who works as a fabric salesman to support his parents and sister. His life goes strangely awry when he wakes up late for work and finds that, inexplicably, he is now a man-sized baby kitten. His family freaks out: Yes, their son is OMG so cute, but what good is cute when there are bills piling up? And how can he expect them to serve him meals every day? If Gregor is to survive this bizarre, bewhiskered ordeal, he’ll have to achieve what he never could before—escape from his parents’ house. Complete with haunting illustrations and a provocative biographical exposé of Kafka’s own secret feline life, The Meowmorphosis will take you on a journey deep into the tortured soul of the domestic tabby.

147 Dark_Falcon  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:54:33pm

re: #146 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

The Meowmorphosis (Quirk Classics)

LOL. That funny, and the kitteh is likely adorable.

148 jaunte  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:55:11pm

re: #141 EmmmieG

Fuzzy bunny: he would not have enjoyed climbing around on the walls as much, but would have provided a meal for his needy family.

Large angry bear: would have eaten the chief clerk, and the rest of the family, including Grete.

Nightingale: right out the window.

149 Killgore Trout  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:56:03pm

re: #143 freetoken

Thanks... looks interesting. In just the past couple of minutes the light has started to improve and one can really start seeing outlines of the area. Early morning ought to bring surprises.


Sun coming up now. Critters come crawlin'

150 Ben G. Hazi  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:56:13pm

re: #131 jaunte

Flooding in South Vicksburg:

I know the flooding a bad thing...been there, done that, got a (mostly built) new house for my troubles. But, lemme inject a little more gallows humor into that NYT quote. That exchange reminds me of Ghostbusters, when EPA prick Peck had the power cut to the ghost containment grid:

[the Ghostbusters HQ blows up]
Louis: This is it! This is the sign!
Janine Melnitz: Yeah, it's a sign, all right - "Going out of business".

151 Four More Beers  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:56:17pm

I'm a Canon shooter, 3 Mark III's and I specialize in shooting sports, and I can tell the difference in IQ. between Canon and Nikon. Nikon fell way behind during the early digital wars, but now they're ahead especially with the higher ISOs. I still can't switch because the glass I use (400 2.8, etc.) would be way too expensive to do so.

152 jaunte  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:57:10pm

re: #149 Killgore Trout

The soundtrack has me scratching at nonexistent mosquito bites.

153 Dark_Falcon  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:57:29pm

And now the Stalkers a going into a Geller love fest, mixed with vile imprecations against Charles. They can't stand the facts about Geller, so they retreat into fantasy. If me have Charles and they have the Shrieking Harpy, that's just more proof as to who has the better blog.

[waves to the Stalkers]

154 Dancing along the light of day  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:57:54pm

Anyone know if Reine is OK? I'm worried about her. Just tried to search her nic, but my search fu failed!

155 jaunte  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:58:38pm

re: #154 Floral Giraffe

I think she said yesterday that her house was above the flood area.

156 Killgore Trout  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:59:01pm

re: #154 Floral Giraffe

Anyone know if Reine is OK? I'm worried about her. Just tried to search her nic, but my search fu failed!

She's out of the danger zone.

157 prairiefire  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:59:01pm

re: #154 Floral Giraffe

Anyone know if Reine is OK? I'm worried about her. Just tried to search her nic, but my search fu failed!

I think she posted she is in a area safe from the floods.

158 goddamnedfrank  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:59:04pm

re: #113 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

I didn't realize this guy was blogging

[Video]

The important thing is that he's got a good attitude towards menstruation.

159 Killgore Trout  Sun, May 15, 2011 8:59:56pm

Lions on the cam now

160 Dark_Falcon  Sun, May 15, 2011 9:00:10pm

re: #150 talon_262

I know the flooding a bad thing...been there, done that, got a (mostly built) new house for my troubles. But, lemme inject a little more gallows humor into that NYT quote. That exchange reminds me of Ghostbusters, when EPA prick Peck had the power cut to the ghost containment grid:

Ray: Everything was fine until Dickless here cut the power to our containment grid.

Peck: THEY CAUSED AN EXPLOSION!

The Mayor: Is this true?

Peter: Yes, it's true! [He looks at Peck] This man has no dick!

161 Killgore Trout  Sun, May 15, 2011 9:00:40pm

waiting for snacks.

162 Dark_Falcon  Sun, May 15, 2011 9:01:14pm

re: #158 goddamnedfrank

The important thing is that he's got a good attitude towards menstruation.

[Video]

I'm going to put that vid in the "do not push play" category.

163 Four More Beers  Sun, May 15, 2011 9:01:22pm

re: #153 Dark_Falcon

I've always thought that the vile directed towards Charles and LGF was just a form of penis envy. LGF kicks ass with the most witty, intelligent dialogue and they resort to "OBAMA'S A MOOZLIM!!!" crap.

164 Dancing along the light of day  Sun, May 15, 2011 9:01:52pm

re: #161 Killgore Trout

I should like some snacks!
BRB

165 goddamnedfrank  Sun, May 15, 2011 9:02:50pm

re: #162 Dark_Falcon

I'm going to put that vid in the "do not push play" category.

You're missing out, it's a classic.

166 freetoken  Sun, May 15, 2011 9:03:21pm

re: #151 Kid A

... the glass I use (400 2.8, etc.) would be way too expensive to do so.

The EF 400 2.8 is supposed to be one of the finest lenses ever made.

As for quality... yeah, Nikon's reliance on Sony in the early years really slowed them down, especially as Canon was able to make sensors in-house and knew they could work on CMOS and be a couple of years ahead of their competition.

I think finally the small format camera market has returned to the old model, where systems (lenses etc.) are what differentiates vendors now.

167 Dark_Falcon  Sun, May 15, 2011 9:03:51pm

re: #163 Kid A

I've always thought that the vile directed towards Charles and LGF was just a form of penis envy. LGF kicks ass with the most witty, intelligent dialogue and they resort to "OBAMA'S A MOOZLIM!!!" crap.

Well its hard to have as good a blog when the you don't have an programmers in the same league as Charles. It's even harder when your posters are so full of hate and butthurt that they've lost contact with reality.

168 freetoken  Sun, May 15, 2011 9:05:13pm

Those lionesses look like they need something to do.

169 Kragar  Sun, May 15, 2011 9:05:41pm

re: #158 goddamnedfrank

The important thing is that he's got a good attitude towards menstruation.

[Video]

But there are a few difficulties with mass murder

170 Lidane  Sun, May 15, 2011 9:06:37pm

OK. I'm about to see if the new version of Aqua Teen Hunger Force is worth a damn. The first episode was terrible, but I'm giving it one more chance.

171 Dark_Falcon  Sun, May 15, 2011 9:06:40pm

re: #168 freetoken

Those lionesses look like they need something to do.

Let's fly Gaddafi down there and introduce him to them.

/kinding

172 Four More Beers  Sun, May 15, 2011 9:08:41pm

re: #166 freetoken

Agreed. There's just a difference in the overall appearance; I can tell what's Nikon and what's Canon, though it's very slight. I still love Canon, and the 200 2.0 is mind-blowing. Poor man's choice is the 135 2.0, another fine piece of Canon glass.

173 goddamnedfrank  Sun, May 15, 2011 9:10:57pm

re: #169 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

But there are a few difficulties with mass murder

[Video]

"Mass Genocide is the most exhausting activity one can engage in, next to soccer."
-Dogma

174 freetoken  Sun, May 15, 2011 9:11:46pm

re: #172 Kid A

Poor man's choice is the 135 2.0, another fine piece of Canon glass.


Had one (for several years until I sold my Canon stuff a while back.) Another great Canon telephoto.

To me the big thing with Canon is that their raw software has continued to improve and I still think it gives the best color (better than Adobe or Apple software) from the raw files. Plus it's fun to play with the Style editor to make one's own curves.

175 goddamnedfrank  Sun, May 15, 2011 9:16:15pm

re: #174 freetoken

Had one (for several years until I sold my Canon stuff a while back.) Another great Canon telephoto.

To me the big thing with Canon is that their raw software has continued to improve and I still think it gives the best color (better than Adobe or Apple software) from the raw files. Plus it's fun to play with the Style editor to make one's own curves.

Sorry, Canon's 14 bit color depth is gimmicky crap.

176 Bubblehead II  Sun, May 15, 2011 9:17:57pm

Lizards, It is time to for me crawl back under my (sun warmed) rock and get some sleep.

May the Deity of your choice smile down upon you.

177 freetoken  Sun, May 15, 2011 9:19:43pm

re: #175 goddamnedfrank

That's true of virtually all camera makers' gimmicks.

My comment about Canon's color had nothing to do with bit depth.

178 Gretchen G.Tiger  Sun, May 15, 2011 9:20:37pm

evening all!

How are you?

179 Dark_Falcon  Sun, May 15, 2011 9:22:40pm

re: #178 ggt

evening all!

How are you?

I'm OK. How'd you deal with the Cold and Wet down in Aurora?

180 Gretchen G.Tiger  Sun, May 15, 2011 9:25:07pm

re: #179 Dark_Falcon

I'm OK. How'd you deal with the Cold and Wet down in Aurora?

eh, it's not as bad as it sounds. Just another day in Chicagoland.

181 Dark_Falcon  Sun, May 15, 2011 9:28:52pm

re: #180 ggt

eh, it's not as bad as it sounds. Just another day in Chicagoland.

True that.


And now I see that "Internet Septic Tank Engineer" has returned to hurling vile imprecations against Charles, for which he offers no proof. Thus proving my main contention. Have a good night Stalkers, I won't be calling you on your bullshit any more tonight. I know you need time for the butthurt to die down before you go to bed. >:D

182 Four More Beers  Sun, May 15, 2011 9:29:11pm

re: #174 freetoken

If you care to take a look.

ericsmith.photoshelter.com

Any c&c is always appreciated.

183 freetoken  Sun, May 15, 2011 9:34:44pm

Looks like the lionesses finally found something to engage themselves - themselves!

184 Dancing along the light of day  Sun, May 15, 2011 9:39:45pm

re: #181 Dark_Falcon

They just thrive on the attention, and the butthurt.
Sad bunch of banned losers.

185 freetoken  Sun, May 15, 2011 9:41:13pm

re: #182 Kid A

Clearly you like to spend a lot of time shooting sports.

Not sure I can give much of a helpful critique, except that I like this image:
[Link: ericsmith.photoshelter.com...]
because of the clear view of the face. Having the tee in the shot makes it an action shot, but having such a good view of the face tells the story (such as in your featured image of the swimmer.)

Overall a worthwhile gallery - I assume you have it online to advertise your services?

186 Kragar  Sun, May 15, 2011 9:42:54pm

re: #184 Floral Giraffe

They just thrive on the attention, and the butthurt.
Sad bunch of banned losers.

Image: butthurt.jpg

187 Dark_Falcon  Sun, May 15, 2011 9:45:12pm

Goodnight, all.

188 Dancing along the light of day  Sun, May 15, 2011 9:46:25pm

re: #186 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

OK, BIG mistake to search "butthurt": on youtube.
Please pass the brain bleach..
STAT!

189 Four More Beers  Sun, May 15, 2011 9:47:31pm

re: #185 freetoken

I freelance for a major paper and others. Shot 7 days of the Houston Open, and got some good props. That was a cool assignment as I love shooting golf. The gallery is on the photoshelter site.

190 lostlakehiker  Sun, May 15, 2011 9:55:25pm

re: #86 Obdicut

No, not really.

Anyway, other people's sex lives really aren't any business of mine unless they feel mine is their business. I'm reciprocal that way.

Adults can make their own decisions about risky behavior.

Oddly, not so much when it comes to, say, seatbelts. And non seatbelt-wearing is not communicable.

191 (I Stand By What I Said Whatever It Was)  Sun, May 15, 2011 10:05:25pm

Any why the LGF script keeps flubbing the mp3 link in this page? I tried pasting as well as spelling it out but it keeps getting mangled by the script for some reason.

192 (I Stand By What I Said Whatever It Was)  Sun, May 15, 2011 10:10:41pm

Test:

Hm, seems to work here.

193 Lidane  Sun, May 15, 2011 10:25:59pm

G'night Lizards! Have some Arcade Fire for the overnight:

194 freetoken  Sun, May 15, 2011 10:29:36pm

re: #191 000G

There is a space between the "g" and "e" in Savage. Don't know if your link already had it there, or if the hamsters are inserting a line break due to the length of the url.

re: #192 000G

Hamsters' ways are mysterious.

195 goddamnedfrank  Sun, May 15, 2011 10:32:52pm

re: #177 freetoken

That's true of virtually all camera makers' gimmicks.

My comment about Canon's color had nothing to do with bit depth.

Then what does it have to do with if not the science? Is this a subjective assessment?

196 (I Stand By What I Said Whatever It Was)  Sun, May 15, 2011 10:35:43pm

re: #194 freetoken

There is a space between the "g" and "e" in Savage. Don't know if your link already had it there, or if the hamsters are inserting a line break due to the length of the url.

re: #192 000G

Hamsters' ways are mysterious.

No, the hamsters inserted the spaces; I did not have any spaces in the link, and editing them out and resubmitting does not work. I don't believe it's due to the length of the URL because the embedding of that MP3 DID work on preview a couple of times. I think it has to do with the YouTube embedding together with the MP3 link that makes it fail.

197 (I Stand By What I Said Whatever It Was)  Sun, May 15, 2011 10:44:47pm

Just to make a note of this: the LGF Pages script has some other bugs that unnerve me:

* parsing "special" characters almost always results in a garbled mess when re-editing a post
* when searching for a term that does not yield any results, putting another search term in the search field and hitting enter when on the no-results-page will not yield any results either, even if the latter search term would have yielded results if used initially.

198 goddamnedfrank  Sun, May 15, 2011 11:02:17pm

Wow, Gingrich came out in favor of the individual mandate today.

He's doomed, no way he get's the nomination.

199 Targetpractice  Sun, May 15, 2011 11:12:53pm

re: #198 goddamnedfrank

Wow, Gingrich came out in favor of the individual mandate today.

He's doomed, no way he get's the nomination.

Then, to truly damn himself, he spoke out in praise of Romneycare. Stick a fork in him, he's done.

200 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Sun, May 15, 2011 11:23:36pm

re: #199 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

Hoping to get tapped as his running mate, perhaps?

201 freetoken  Sun, May 15, 2011 11:50:52pm

re: #195 goddamnedfrank

Then what does it have to do with if not the science? Is this a subjective assessment?

Digital camera color is very complex (well, so was the analog color techniques.) For example, the color filter dyes used in the Bayer (or other) filter are different between sensors and manufacturers. Then, the re-creation of the tri-stimulus basic colors from the filters varies.

Then we get to what you label "subjective". In creating the final color curves different manufacturers have different priorities. I always liked the Kodak and Fujifilm colors in the early years of DSLRs because the old film companies knew that humans prefer very subtle color biases in different situations (which is why they made a wide variety of color films.)

Of the digital camera makers who weren't film makers I thought, and still do, that Canon did the best in coming up with their color curves.

202 engineer cat  Mon, May 16, 2011 12:04:10am

re: #198 goddamnedfrank

Wow, Gingrich came out in favor of the individual mandate today.

He's doomed, no way he get's the nomination.

huckabee removing himself subtracted the last major candidate who could plausibly link up the wingnuts with the mainstream of the party

203 goddamnedfrank  Mon, May 16, 2011 12:26:03am

re: #201 freetoken

Digital camera color is very complex (well, so was the analog color techniques.) For example, the color filter dyes used in the Bayer (or other) filter are different between sensors and manufacturers. Then, the re-creation of the tri-stimulus basic colors from the filters varies.

Then we get to what you label "subjective". In creating the final color curves different manufacturers have different priorities. I always liked the Kodak and Fujifilm colors in the early years of DSLRs because the old film companies knew that humans prefer very subtle color biases in different situations (which is why they made a wide variety of color films.)

Of the digital camera makers who weren't film makers I thought, and still do, that Canon did the best in coming up with their color curves.

Okay, I asked because I have an M.S. in Photography / Modern imaging and work as a consulting scientist for professional print, photographic, medical and forensic laboratories. The current industry view is that Nikon capture surpassed Canon in the past few years in both sensor design, dynamic range, and real color fidelity. It's close, but 12 bit Nikon capture actually demonstrably has better color and less noise than 14 bit Canon RAW files. Like that article says, Canon just made the files bigger, their improvements in RAW are really just putting the same amount of information in a bigger box, with zero addition to dynamic range or usable color space.

I don't really have a dog in the fight, I've shot both, I support both, just reporting the current industry consensus, which is that while Canon glass and image stabilization may retain a slight edge, particularly in sports photography, but in terms of color capture Nikon is generally currently considered by imaging scientists and engineers to currently be the better manufacturer. Again, this is only in the last few years, since the release of the D300/700/3x bodies. Basically I think Kid A nailed it in his #re: #151, talking color without discussing noise first is kind of pointless, and that's where Nikon is really dominating, high signal gain (ISO) noise reduction.

re: #202 engineer dog

huckabee removing himself subtracted the last major candidate who could plausibly link up the wingnuts with the mainstream of the party

Yeah, it's going to get ugly. Everyone realizes that Obama is in a very strong position now and losing to him is going to make them damaged goods for 2016, so only those with nothing to lose are going to make a go of it. Expect scorched earth.

204 laZardo  Mon, May 16, 2011 12:49:41am

re: #163 Kid A

I've always thought that the vile directed towards Charles and LGF was just a form of penis envy. LGF kicks ass with the most witty, intelligent dialogue and they resort to "OBAMA'S A MOOZLIM!!!" crap.

So I logged on and one of the Google Ads is:

"Buraaq - Muslim Superhero"

o_O

205 treasured people  Mon, May 16, 2011 1:38:37am

I understand there's a way of starting threads on this site. Could someone walk me through the process?

206 treasured people  Mon, May 16, 2011 2:32:39am

Figured it out, process seems to have been simplified. Thanks.

207 Obdicut  Mon, May 16, 2011 2:39:19am

re: #190 lostlakehiker

Oddly, not so much when it comes to, say, seatbelts. And non seatbelt-wearing is not communicable.

Seatbelts are being used in a common area, on the roads. You don't have to wear a seatbelt while tooling your Dodge around on your own property. I'm fine if we mandate that people wear a condom while having sex on the highway, or, indeed, just not mandate that they can't have sex on the highway.

208 freetoken  Mon, May 16, 2011 2:47:35am

re: #203 goddamnedfrank

Which is why, when the subject was originally brought up, I suggested that the digital imaging market today has returned to the "buy the system" concept as making decisions based only on a sensor is too trivial in the big picture. There just isn't reason enough to buy brand X based on sensor quality. Sensor size maybe (for those who want larger than the old 135 size - i.e., the now outdated term "medium format".)

It was always known that silicon sensors would max out photon capture sooner rather than later. And, as you are probably well aware, alternate techniques (e.g. Foveon) really haven't panned out in real life. That's the thing about digital imaging - sure, it's faster, cheaper, and better color than the old analogue film - but now one top of the line sensor is just about as good as another and with digital imaging techniques whatever difference does exist can/will be obscured (for example, I notice on several of the recent BBC documentaries the director is having extra vignetting applied to the image, as well as increasing saturation.)

Some time ago on here we had a discussion about photography (I don't believe it was with you), and about the effect digital has had on the art and craft of photography. No matter how much I love the convenience of digital I am one of those who still find myself being partial to film, larger format the better, at least as far as aesthetics.

209 researchok  Mon, May 16, 2011 3:51:35am

Morning, all

210 sattv4u2  Mon, May 16, 2011 3:58:04am

So

I was going to pressure wash my back deck and front porch today ,, BUT
It's overcast, breezy and a chance of heavy rain showers

SO
You lucky people get me on and off during my day off!!

211 sattv4u2  Mon, May 16, 2011 3:59:53am

re: #210 sattv4u2

All 11 of you!!

{sigh}

//

212 sattv4u2  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:00:39am

re: #211 sattv4u2

All 11 of you!!

{sigh}

//

6 of which prolly just didn't log off last night and are still in la la land!

213 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:09:02am

Hey, anyone awake yet?

214 Ericus58  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:10:09am

just catching up on the thread..... a cool and wet Monday morning in the Pac NW.

Morning all.

215 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:10:28am

re: #207 Obdicut

Seatbelts are being used in a common area, on the roads. You don't have to wear a seatbelt while tooling your Dodge around on your own property. I'm fine if we mandate that people wear a condom while having sex on the highway, or, indeed, just not mandate that they can't have sex on the highway.

No sex on the road, again? When will the legislators stop prying into our private lives?

216 Wozza Matter?  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:12:03am

Jim Henson died 21 years ago today.

RIP

217 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:13:20am

re: #216 wozzablog

Jim Henson died 21 years ago today.

RIP

[Video]

It was a sad day. Still makes me sad.

I grew-up with his work and still have a part of me that feels like Kermy and Miss Piggy are REALLY my friends. It takes a special gift to create magic like that. Jim Henson had that gift.

218 Wozza Matter?  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:15:45am

re: #217 ggt

It was a sad day. Still makes me sad.

I grew-up with his work and still have a part of me that feels like Kermy and Miss Piggy are REALLY my friends. It takes a special gift to create magic like that. Jim Henson had that gift.

The man was a genius. I remember the news reports.

Such quality and the mega stars who agreed to do absurd things.

:(

219 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:15:56am

Dear Chicago Bulls;

I did not see that coming.

Keep up the good work.

Sincerely:
FBV

220 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:17:32am

Kermey!

221 Wozza Matter?  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:20:29am

re: #220 ggt

Kermey!

[Video]

Robin
Halfway Down The Stairs.

Gets me everytime.

222 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:26:31am

Regarding Henson. My biggest "that was really cool!" moment at the movies? Not Titanic or Avatar... When they found a way to have Kermit riding a bike in the "Muppet Movie".

CGI? How the hell did they do that? But after years of seeing the hand puppets stationary, that knocked me out.

223 BARACK THE VOTE  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:28:14am
Did you know that it's a crime to "noodle" a catfish in Texas? Oh, you don't know about noodlin'? Also called "hogging" or "grabbing," it's when you reach your hand into an underwater hole, jam your fist into a catfish's throat, pull the sombitch out of the water and then do whatever it is you do after catching a fish with your bare hands. The crime is currently a misdemeanor in Texas, and could come with as much as a $500 fine. But that could soon change.

Texas Debates Harsh Catfish 'Noodling' Law

Morning, all. Afternoon here. Video of catfish noodlin' at link.

224 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:28:32am

Ernie and Aaron Neville

225 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:32:03am

re: #224 ggt

Aaron Neville? Always sounds like an AM radio with bad reception to me. I know. I'm a heretic.

Linda Ronstadt.

226 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:32:58am

Oh geez!

Norah Jones and I don't know "y"?

227 Obdicut  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:37:27am

re: #223 iceweasel

Noodling for Flatheads

Great book.

228 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:38:27am

Last one.

BB King and the Letter B

229 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:42:00am

re: #223 iceweasel

What's more wrong with that that spear fishing, angling, dynamite fishing, trawling or other means of fishing?

230 BARACK THE VOTE  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:44:05am

re: #229 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

What's more wrong with that that spear fishing, angling, dynamite fishing, trawling or other means of fishing?

the opponents claim it doesn't give the fish a fair chance or something.

231 Obdicut  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:45:02am

re: #229 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

What's more wrong with that that spear fishing, angling, dynamite fishing, trawling or other means of fishing?

It's apparently 'unfair', according to rod-and-reel anglers.

I don't get it. You're taking a risk.

I think you'd love the book I linked above, by the way. The Holy Rollers (about these Appalachian marble players who kicked Britain's ass at their own marble game) story alone is worth it.

232 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:45:09am

re: #230 iceweasel

the opponents claim it doesn't give the fish a fair chance or something.

Not Sportsman-like enough?

Give Me A Break. It's a freakin' fish. If a homeless guy wants to eat fish and can catch one with his hand, who cares.

233 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:45:31am

re: #228 ggt

BB King's girlfriend gets a tatoo of the letter "B" on each butt cheek as an homage. Comes home and says, "Hey, BB. Look at my new tatoo!" as she drops her drawers and bends over to show him.

BB says, "Who the hell is Bob?!"

234 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:46:07am

re: #233 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

BB King's girlfriend gets a tatoo of the letter "B" on each butt cheek as an homage. Comes home and says, "Hey, BB. Look at my new tatoo!" as she drops her drawers and bends over to show him.

BB says, "Who the hell is Bob?!"

groan

235 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:46:48am

re: #232 ggt

Not Sportsman-like enough?

Give Me A Break. It's a freakin' fish. If a homeless guy wants to eat fish and can catch one with his hand, who cares.

Give a man a hand and he'll eat for a lifetime.
/

236 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:47:02am

re: #234 ggt

Heh.

237 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:48:10am

re: #235 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Give a man a hand and he'll eat for a lifetime.
/

Give him a "hand" (applause) because he is talented enough to catch a fish with his bare hand. Geez, sporting chance. The fish is slippery!

238 Obdicut  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:48:31am

re: #235 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Give a man a hand and he'll eat for a lifetime.
/

That's not all he'll do.

239 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:49:27am

Now, if he was wearing special gloves with barbs or some such protrusions that helped him catch the fish--now, that might be unfair.

240 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:49:59am

re: #238 Obdicut

That's not all he'll do.

That's all you men think about, food and . . . . ..

:)

241 Gretchen G.Tiger  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:50:12am

Gotta go, have a great morning all!

242 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:51:16am

re: #223 iceweasel

But, this is okay.

Fuck.

243 BARACK THE VOTE  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:56:06am

re: #242 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

But, this is okay.

Fuck.

I'm not watching that, just long enough to see the warnings come up.

tThere was another story on gawker about a cat who was shot with a bow and arrow. Bow (his new name) is doing fine and they're trying to find the guy who did it. Apparently it happens a lot.

that maxed me out on animal cruelty for the day.

244 RogueOne  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:58:16am

re: #223 iceweasel

Texas Debates Harsh Catfish 'Noodling' Law

Morning, all. Afternoon here. Video of catfish noodlin' at link.

13 stiches for noodling a beaver......there's a joke in there but I'm not going to be the one that does it.

245 RogueOne  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:58:27am

Morning folks.

246 kirkspencer  Mon, May 16, 2011 4:59:33am

another I Miss Henson hurrah.

247 Obdicut  Mon, May 16, 2011 5:00:38am

re: #246 kirkspencer

Still can't believe his heirs sold the rights to the Muppets to Disney.

248 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 5:04:12am

re: #247 Obdicut

I can. If I didn't have the cleverness/talent/intelligence/drive to continue the business, take the money; move to the Caymans (or wherever it is the Ubers move).

249 BARACK THE VOTE  Mon, May 16, 2011 5:04:26am

re: #245 RogueOne

Morning folks.

Morning, Rogue. I have to take off now, but I hope everyone has a great day.

Later, all.

250 kirkspencer  Mon, May 16, 2011 5:05:14am

re: #247 Obdicut

Still can't believe his heirs sold the rights to the Muppets to Disney.

Yep, which is one of the huge reasons I think the copyright duration is too long.

251 Obdicut  Mon, May 16, 2011 5:05:30am

re: #248 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Yeah, but not to Disney. Anyone else.

252 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 5:05:33am

re: #243 iceweasel

All I watched were the warnings too. Doesn't make my blood boil, but it does break my damn heart that we (human peoples) do this stuff.

253 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 5:06:32am

re: #251 Obdicut

Who else? GE? Microsoft? Smith Barney? Viacom?

254 Ericus58  Mon, May 16, 2011 5:07:11am

re: #253 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Who else? GE? Microsoft? Smith Barney? Viacom?

ah.....
ME!

255 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 5:07:48am

re: #254 Ericus58

ah...
ME!

I'm not sure they'd take a post-dated, third-party check.

256 Obdicut  Mon, May 16, 2011 5:08:37am

re: #253 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Who else? GE? Microsoft? Smith Barney? Viacom?

Meh. I shouldn't complain; Henson himself started the negotiation of the sale. I'm wrong to blame his heirs.

I'm just not fond of Disney.

257 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 5:09:07am

re: #253 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Who else? GE? Microsoft? Smith Barney? Viacom?

Michael Jackson?

(there's a tie-in joke there, but I ain't gonna use it)

258 Ericus58  Mon, May 16, 2011 5:13:07am

re: #256 Obdicut

Meh. I shouldn't complain; Henson himself started the negotiation of the sale. I'm wrong to blame his heirs.

I'm just not fond of Disney.

I'm waiting for their Trademarked action figures of Seal Team 6....

259 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 5:23:13am

I just got pissed off. Someone posted a picture of me on Facebook from a bar the other night to promote his new Karaoke show. Not a group shot, just me.

1. I feel like President Scroob. "Why didn't someone tell me my ass was so big!"
2. The picture is just fucking awful.
3. Dude didn't ask me.

260 Flounder  Mon, May 16, 2011 5:23:28am

That Mr. Henson was uber brilliant, I cried when I heard he died. Too effin young.

261 Flounder  Mon, May 16, 2011 5:24:09am

re: #259 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

At least you remember being there.

262 Ericus58  Mon, May 16, 2011 5:32:19am

Bomb warning received in London

[Link: www.bbc.co.uk...]

"The Mall and other central London streets were closed on Monday morning although a link has not been confirmed.

The warning is thought to be related to Irish dissident republicans but the threat level for Northern Ireland-related terrorism has not been changed.

The BBC understands the police received a coded bomb warning."

263 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 5:33:21am

re: #261 Shropshire_Slasher

It is one of the few things that I hate about Facebook. People posting pictures of other people without a slightest hesitancy, without permission.

264 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 5:35:11am

re: #262 Ericus58

I thought that was over with.

The rags to riches to rags thing getting some hooligans back in the mix?

265 Flounder  Mon, May 16, 2011 5:35:28am

re: #263 Fat Bastard Vegetarian


I haven't signed up for Facebook for fear that I would just stalk ex-girlfriends

266 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 5:37:51am

re: #265 Shropshire_Slasher

I haven't signed up for Facebook for fear that I would just stalk ex-girlfriends

"A man's gotta know his limitations."

267 sadhu  Mon, May 16, 2011 5:39:46am

STS-134 launch in about 15 minutes :

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

268 Guanxi88  Mon, May 16, 2011 5:45:13am

Ni hao, mein scaly drugi.

Going through quite a bit just now, but thought I'd stop in anyway.

Let me forestall any questions with an answer, as provided by the inimitable Ute Lemper:

269 Guanxi88  Mon, May 16, 2011 5:46:18am

re: #268 Guanxi88

Ni hao, mein scaly drugi.

Going through quite a bit just now, but thought I'd stop in anyway.

Let me forestall any questions with an answer, as provided by the inimitable Ute Lemper:

270 Vicious Babushka  Mon, May 16, 2011 5:53:29am
271 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 6:03:49am

re: #270 Alouette

That's a man, btw. Or a woman with the manliest hands I've ever seen.

272 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 6:08:46am

re: #270 Alouette

So yesterday was just more like "silly shenanigans" than a real problem? Stuff I was reading made it look like pre-Armageddon shit.

273 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 6:09:54am

re: #269 Guanxi88

Geeze. She's great.

274 Vicious Babushka  Mon, May 16, 2011 6:11:53am

re: #271 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

That's a man, btw. Or a woman with the manliest hands I've ever seen.

Yeah, it is a man.

275 Vicious Babushka  Mon, May 16, 2011 6:12:44am

re: #272 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

So yesterday was just more like "silly shenanigans" than a real problem? Stuff I was reading made it look like pre-Armageddon shit.

Did I say it was "silly shenanigans" yesterday?

276 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 6:14:06am

re: #275 Alouette

I don't know. I didn't see you post about it.

The sofa joke kind of led me to believe it wasn't as big a deal as I thought.

277 Vicious Babushka  Mon, May 16, 2011 6:14:38am

re: #276 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

I don't know. I didn't see you post about it.

The sofa joke kind of led me to believe it wasn't as big a deal as I thought.

It is a very big deal but that doesn't mean we can't still make fun of it.

278 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 6:14:51am

re: #274 Alouette

Yeah, it is a man.

So a good caption is from Austin Powers, "She's a man, baby!"

279 Ericus58  Mon, May 16, 2011 6:15:23am

re: #278 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

So a good caption is from Austin Powers, "She's a man, baby!"

haha, Winner!

280 Varek Raith  Mon, May 16, 2011 6:16:09am

re: #277 Alouette

It is a very big deal but that doesn't mean we can't still make fun of it.

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

281 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 6:17:02am

re: #277 Alouette

I posted this yesterday:

#155 Fat Bastard Vegetarian :: Sun, May 15, 2011 at 6:00:34 pm
To my Lizard friends with family/friends in Israel, my thoughts are with you and yours.

You were specifically in my mind when I posted.

282 Vicious Babushka  Mon, May 16, 2011 6:17:58am

re: #281 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

I posted this yesterday:

You were specifically in my mind when I posted.

Thank you.

283 RogueOne  Mon, May 16, 2011 6:43:58am

My SiL went to her folks for a long weekend so she could watch her old classmates graduate. Her entire family and 1/2 a dozen friends want to come out here in a few weeks when she graduates and they're having a hard time getting their heads around the fact that she only has 7 tickets to give away to attend the ceremony. There were only 30 kids graduating at her old school (maybe 300 people total in the town) and there are roughly 900 kids in her new graduating class. I've tried to explain the math to them but they aren't getting it.

284 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 6:46:14am

re: #283 RogueOne

I am always first to volunteer NOT to go to a four hour long ceremony where I only care about one person walking across a stage for 15 seconds.

285 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 6:48:16am

re: #270 Alouette

Caption suggestion...

"Dammit! It's not right! You guys always make me dress as the chick."

286 darthstar  Mon, May 16, 2011 6:49:12am

Mornin' everyone. Had a nce, relaxing weekend. Now just need to wipe the sleep out of my eyes and take the dogs for a run along the beach before getting ready for work.

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

287 lawhawk  Mon, May 16, 2011 6:49:25am

Alouette (re your caption contest):

Top photo:
Hassan should have known better than use an Ikea Crap sofa for his bonfire; it would have gone much better if he went to Ethan Allen.

Still trying to come up with something for that bottom photo, but the Sayaret Matkal might get upset.

288 RogueOne  Mon, May 16, 2011 6:50:48am

re: #284 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

I am always first to volunteer NOT to go to a four hour long ceremony where I only care about one person walking across a stage for 15 seconds.

I've already volunteered and been shot down. 4 hrs is probably a good bet. I don't want to sit through 899 of them. Prom is next weekend. For some reason I'm expected to go sit outside the theater where it's held to take pics of her walking in the building.....why, I don't know. At her old school the parents walk the kids into the building which I find pretty weird. I guess when you live in the boonies there's not a whole lot else to get excited about.

289 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Mon, May 16, 2011 6:59:59am

re: #190 lostlakehiker

Oddly, not so much when it comes to, say, seatbelts. And non seatbelt-wearing is not communicable.


breaking my sabbatical briefly as a life long car dork who always wears a seatbelt, to say this:

Ever been sideswiped on a freeway and lose complete control of your vehicle? Ever had a high speed blowout deploy your airbags? My brother had the former happen to him as a passenger, I had the latter happen to me.

Not wearing a seatbelt means you are more likely to be knocked out of commission in a collision while your car is still in motion, whereas being belted in may give you the time to guide your car to safety after being hit. Physics is apparently difficult for libertarians to parse.

So yeah, wear a seatbeat, it's the fucking law, because the life you save MAY BE MINE

Libertarians, so narrow minded, selfish, and foolish, and willing to endanger others for their own myopic ideology, pretty much par for the course

290 Cannadian Club Akbar  Mon, May 16, 2011 7:16:43am

Good morning Honcos.

291 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 7:20:20am

So, I'm putting up a light fixture in my kitchen. The instructions clearly say, "may require two people". Well, I figured out how to make it a one person job... Until I'm holding up the end of the fixture, removing a cap bolt that holds the diffuser in place...

I drop the nut. Rolls across the floor... I'm on a two feet high stool...

From that position I had to figure out how to...

1. Hold the light in position (through each step)
2. Get off the stool.
3. Grab the broom.
4. Use the broom to sweep the nut back to me
5. Use my toes to pick up the nut, and sit it on the stool.
6. Bend over far enough to pick up the bolt.
7. Get back up on the stool.
8. Put the nut back on.
9. Smile with smug satisfaction that I got it done.

Then I noticed that while I was doing all that? The other end fell apart.

10. Frown.
11. Curse.

292 Cannadian Club Akbar  Mon, May 16, 2011 7:22:54am

re: #291 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

How many divorced men does it take to change a light bulb? None, the light sockets go with the house!
/

293 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 7:26:36am

re: #292 Cannadian Club Akbar

My favorite Jewish joke...

How many Jewish mothers does it take to screw in a light bulb?

"None. Don't worry about me darling. I'll just sit here in the dark. You have your own life. Why should you even give me a second thought..."

294 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 7:28:42am

re: #284 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

I am always first to volunteer NOT to go to a four hour long ceremony where I only care about one person walking across a stage for 15 seconds.

Went to my nephew's graduation ceremony (cue Nancy Kerigan shouting, "Why!?!").

Worked the entire Washington Post Sunday Crossword puzzle.

295 Vicious Babushka  Mon, May 16, 2011 7:30:55am

re: #293 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

My favorite Jewish joke...

How many Jewish mothers does it take to screw in a light bulb?

"None. Don't worry about me darling. I'll just sit here in the dark. You have your own life. Why should you even give me a second thought..."

How many real men does it take to screw in a light bulb?
None. Real men aren't afraid of the dark.

How many Palestinians does it take to screw in a light bulb?
Thirty. Ten to throw stones at the light fixture, ten to condemn Israel for blockading their supply of light bulbs, and ten foreign activists to bring them a boatload of green curly bulbs that don't fit in their light sockets.

296 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 7:32:33am

re: #295 Alouette

HA! FANTASTIC!

How many Tea Partiers? One. But it takes 60 more to sit around and complain that it is not nearly as good as the old bulb.

297 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 7:33:36am

re: #291 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Shocking, huh? I read the instructions.

298 reine.de.tout  Mon, May 16, 2011 7:35:24am

re: #297 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Shocking, huh? I read the instructions.

Yeah, but the thing is - you're supposed to read and then FOLLOW the instructions, not ignore them!

299 sattv4u2  Mon, May 16, 2011 7:36:30am

re: #297 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Shocking, huh? I read the instructions.


especially if you didn't turn the circuit off!

300 Cannadian Club Akbar  Mon, May 16, 2011 7:37:01am

I have to run. BBIAB. I have a guy that wants to short sell my house. I will lose equity but keep credit. This is a positive thingy considering I need to call this afternoon about a job. My first interview wasn't the best, but my next one, I got my guns loaded.

301 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 7:37:10am

re: #298 reine.de.tout

Actually, the instructions read, "May need two people to install the fixture". I figured out a very clever way to do it, at least, until all hell broke loose.

302 lawhawk  Mon, May 16, 2011 7:37:11am

re: #291 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Been there. Done that.

303 sattv4u2  Mon, May 16, 2011 7:38:05am

re: #301 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Actually, the instructions read, "May need two people to install the fixture". I figured out a very clever way to do it, at least, until all hell broke loose.

"May need two people" translates to "Better to use three"

304 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 7:38:14am

re: #299 sattv4u2

Just the light switch.

I live on the edge, man!

305 Cannadian Club Akbar  Mon, May 16, 2011 7:39:48am

BBL.

306 reine.de.tout  Mon, May 16, 2011 7:39:58am

re: #304 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Just the light switch.

I live on the edge, man!

My father-in-law once was using a nail gun to do something - and he shot a nail through his hand, nailing his hand to the wall. And all the other tools, including whatever he wanted to use to try to get un-nailed from the wall, were just out of reach.

Be happy your experience was just a light fixture!

307 iossarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 7:40:06am

re: #292 Cannadian Club Akbar

How many divorced men does it take to change a light bulb? None, the light sockets go with the house!
/

LOL. How many divas does it take to change a light bulb?

Two: one to change the bulb, the other to pull the ladder away.

308 iossarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 7:40:41am

re: #306 reine.de.tout

My father-in-law once was using a nail gun to do something - and he shot a nail through his hand, nailing his hand to the wall. And all the other tools, including whatever he wanted to use to try to get un-nailed from the wall, were just out of reach.

Be happy your experience was just a light fixture!

So I take it that your in-laws have a hereditary approach to power tool safety?

Sheesh.

309 sattv4u2  Mon, May 16, 2011 7:40:54am

re: #306 reine.de.tout

My father-in-law once was using a nail gun to do something - and he shot a nail through his hand, nailing his hand to the wall. And all the other tools, including whatever he wanted to use to try to get un-nailed from the wall, were just out of reach.

Be happy your experience was just a light fixture!

Should have put a frame around it

310 reine.de.tout  Mon, May 16, 2011 7:41:39am

re: #308 iossarian

So I take it that your in-laws have a hereditary approach to power tool safety?

Sheesh.

Oh, my. I could go on and on with this topic & my father-in-law.

311 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 7:42:01am

re: #306 reine.de.tout

That's why it's so hard to crucify yourself. Getting the other hand nailed in is IMPOSSIBLE!

312 Vicious Babushka  Mon, May 16, 2011 7:42:02am

re: #306 reine.de.tout

My father-in-law once was using a nail gun to do something - and he shot a nail through his hand, nailing his hand to the wall. And all the other tools, including whatever he wanted to use to try to get un-nailed from the wall, were just out of reach.

Be happy your experience was just a light fixture!

So what happened? I'm all on pins and needles.

313 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 7:42:52am

re: #310 reine.de.tout

Hey, sweetie. How's the water situation down there. We're thinking of y'all.

314 reine.de.tout  Mon, May 16, 2011 7:43:14am

re: #312 Alouette

So what happened? I'm all on pins and needles.

He was at home; so he yelled for his wife, and yelled and yelled and after awhile she paid attention and went out to see what all the fuss was about, and they got the nail out somehow, I'm not quite sure how (I'm not sure I want to know how!).

315 reine.de.tout  Mon, May 16, 2011 7:46:14am

re: #313 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Hey, sweetie. How's the water situation down there. We're thinking of y'all.

Friend of mine was at a restaurant yesterday, and took this photo from the building's observation deck:
Image: River1.jpeg

316 reine.de.tout  Mon, May 16, 2011 7:47:02am

re: #315 reine.de.tout

Friend of mine was at a restaurant yesterday, and took this photo from the building's observation deck:
Image: River1.jpeg

It's otherwise very very dry, we haven't had any rain whatsoever in a couple of weeks, and none is predicted for another week. So while the river rises, we're busy watering our lawns with hoses. sheesh.

317 sattv4u2  Mon, May 16, 2011 7:50:54am

Oh,,,,

Goody


So Mrs. Satty found out that I've decided not to start pressure washing the back deck because
A) it's prolly gonna start raining soon
B) it's cold outside today
C),,, yawn,,,, all good intentions and plans aside,, I'm just not up to it today

SO

She's whipped out the Honey Do list for OTHER things

Off to the shower

318 lawhawk  Mon, May 16, 2011 7:53:10am

re: #311 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Nail gun, contortionist - and using your feet. /thinking outside the box.

319 sattv4u2  Mon, May 16, 2011 7:55:35am

re: #306 reine.de.tout

My father-in-law once was using a nail gun to do something - and he shot a nail through his hand, nailing his hand to the wall. And all the other tools, including whatever he wanted to use to try to get un-nailed from the wall, were just out of reach.

Be happy your experience was just a light fixture!

If he were a manly man he would have just pulled that sucker out with his teeth!!

320 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 7:56:24am

re: #318 lawhawk

Nail gun, contortionist - and using your feet. /thinking outside the box.

Continuing that thought...

If I'm a contortionist? Why would I ever leave the house, much less commit suicide.

321 Killgore Trout  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:03:34am
322 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:04:40am

Good morning lizards!

Frank says:
Who are the brain police?

323 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:05:10am

Good morning lizards!

Frank says:
Who are the brain police?

324 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:06:46am

Geithner tells Congress the US has reached $14.3T debt limit

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has informed lawmakers that the government has officially hit the debt limit.

Geithner made the announcement in a Monday morning letter to congressional leaders that said he was reducing the government's investment in the two government employee pension funds as the nation entered a "debt issuance suspension period."

The Treasury Department has said it can take steps to put off a default on the U.S.'s $14.3 trillion debt until Aug. 2, and the measure announced Monday by Geithner is a part of that plan.

It's obvious they need to spend more money to get out of this debt problem.
//

325 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:08:11am

re: #321 Killgore Trout

326 KronoGhazi  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:09:31am

re: #321 Killgore Trout

Glenn Beck is getting weirder...
Glenn Beck Announces 'Restoring Courage,' Rally In Jerusalem

But he called the rally a "life altering event" and warned that the "very gates of hell" would fight his attempts to hold the rally.

He seems to be forming a new personality cult ministry.

327 lawhawk  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:11:10am

re: #321 Killgore Trout

Seriously WTF - the 2 state solution as most commonly understood doesn't cut Jerusalem off from Israel, but does include a repartition of Jerusalem in some fashion. Arab portions of the city would form the basis of the Palestinian capital, while the Old City would likely be split with the Arab Quarter and Temple Mount going towards the Palestinian state, while the Jewish Quarter, Armenian and Christian quarters staying within Israel (although Israel's Basic Law includes the annexation of all Jerusalem (Jerusalem Law) and isn't recognized by the UN, US or other countries).

328 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:12:57am

Does Beck have advisors? Or does he just listen to the many voices in his head?

329 Killgore Trout  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:13:08am

re: #326 BigPapa

But he called the rally a "life altering event" and warned that the "very gates of hell" would fight his attempts to hold the rally.

He seems to be forming a new personality cult ministry.

Yeah, it seems more the kind of thing a TV preacher would do. I don't think his show is even shown in Israel and I doubt anyone there knows who he is.

330 Vicious Babushka  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:13:38am

re: #327 lawhawk

Seriously WTF - the 2 state solution as most commonly understood doesn't cut Jerusalem off from Israel, but does include a repartition of Jerusalem in some fashion. Arab portions of the city would form the basis of the Palestinian capital, while the Old City would likely be split with the Arab Quarter and Temple Mount going towards the Palestinian state, while the Jewish Quarter, Armenian and Christian quarters staying within Israel (although Israel's Basic Law includes the annexation of all Jerusalem (Jerusalem Law) and isn't recognized by the UN, US or other countries).

Giving the Temple Mount over to the Palestinians means swarms of Arabs dropping big chunks on concrete on Jewish worshippers at the Kotel below.

It's not gonna happen.

331 sattv4u2  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:15:38am

re: #328 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Does Beck have advisors? Or does he just listen to the many voices in his head?

Thats what I do

Problem is, they're all talking pig latin, Sanskrit and gibberish

I tend to follow the gibberish

332 lawhawk  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:16:50am

re: #330 Alouette

Which isn't all that different from when the Palestinians riot from the Temple Mount at present.

Sad truth is that there is no peace process when one side (the Palestinian) ultimately seeks the other's destruction regardless of whatever borders are agreed upon. That is the ultimate declarations from Hamas and even the PLO/Fatah charter embraces that idea.

Israel will not have peace until the Palestinians accept Israel's existence, and they still haven't done so despite their obligations under Oslo. Fatah plays lip service to it, but hasn't undertaken the tough work of state-building and rooting out the decades of indoctrination to seek Israel's destruction. Hamas doesn't even bother with the charade.

333 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:18:09am

Jimmy Carter's friends pray for Israel...

Haniyeh on Nakba Day: Pray for an end to Israel

Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh spoke to Muslim worshipers on Sunday morning, telling them to pray for an end to Israel.

"Palestinians mark the Nakba with great hope of bringing to an end the Zionist project in Palestine," Haniyeh told 10,000 people at Gaza City's al-Omari mosque, AP reported.

"To achieve our goals in the liberation of our occupied land, we should have one leadership," he reportedly said, praising the recent unity accord between Hamas and Fatah.

Haniyeh added that Hamas would not recognize Israel.

335 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:19:06am

re: #316 reine.de.tout

That must be an odd feeling.

336 BishopX  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:19:24am

re: #324 NJDhockeyfan

You don't fuck with the debt limit.

337 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:21:14am

re: #336 BishopX

You don't fuck with the debt limit.

Doesn't the credit card companies always raise your limit every time you max out your cards?

338 Obdicut  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:21:49am

re: #337 NJDhockeyfan

Doesn't the credit card companies always raise your limit every time you max out your cards?

Isn't the national debt completely different from an individual's credit card debt?

339 Vicious Babushka  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:22:23am

One thing that the "Nakba" celebrations proved beyond a shadow of a doubt:

"Settlements" in the West Bank are not the issue. Every "Nakba" border invasion rally was about Israel within the Green Line.

340 Semper Fi  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:23:09am

re: #4 Charles

Heh. I have about 20 pictures of this scene, with different exposure speeds. This was the special one.

Without a doubt...very special.

341 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:27:35am

re: #324 NJDhockeyfan

re: #338 Obdicut

The only thing I understand about this subject; is that all of the solutions, at this time, appear to suck.

342 BishopX  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:30:19am

re: #337 NJDhockeyfan

If I was the CEO of my own credit card company...yes I would. The debt limit isn't a limit imposed by our creditors (like a CC limit). It's a limit imposed by our own government.

Congress has the power to control spending, taxation, and the amount of money we can borrow. The amount we borrow is directly related to the the amount the government receives from taxes and the amount of money the government spends. Congress voted to spend the money, and now the republicans are threatening our ability to raise the money congress already allocated. If you're worried about the deficit, either raise taxes or cut spending to close the deficit. Don't renege on promises you already made.

344 BishopX  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:32:30am

re: #341 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

re: #338 Obdicut

The only thing I understand about this subject; is that all of the solutions, at this time, appear to suck.

That's not quite true. There are no painless solutions here, but there's a big difference between getting a cavity filled by the dentist and having your jaw chewed off by rabid beavers. The republicans are saying we should stick our head into beaver cage rather than go to the dentist.

345 iossarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:34:06am

re: #344 BishopX

That's not quite true. There are no painless solutions here, but there's a big difference between getting a cavity filled by the dentist and having your jaw chewed off by rabid beavers. The republicans are saying we should stick our head into beaver cage rather than go to the dentist.

No, no, a country of 300 million people's economy is exactly the same thing as a single-earner household in Peoria.

Just stop spending money on Friday nights at Chuck's and we'll all be fine!

346 Obdicut  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:36:08am

re: #341 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

re: #338 Obdicut

The only thing I understand about this subject; is that all of the solutions, at this time, appear to suck.

We mostly need to cut costs by getting medical costs under control.

As always, I'll pimp Gawande's writings on the subject.

[Link: www.newyorker.com...]

[Link: www.newyorker.com...]

347 Ericus58  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:36:23am

re: #343 Varek Raith

Vatican's new sex abuse guidelines don't require reporting

That is an abomination....

348 Varek Raith  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:36:47am

re: #345 iossarian

No, no, a country of 300 million people's economy is exactly the same thing as a single-earner household in Peoria.

Just stop spending money on Friday nights at Chuck's and we'll all be fine!

Just print a 15 trillion dollar bill.
Problem solved.
/

349 Ericus58  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:37:06am

re: #344 BishopX

That's not quite true. There are no painless solutions here, but there's a big difference between getting a cavity filled by the dentist and having your jaw chewed off by rabid beavers. The republicans are saying we should stick our head into beaver cage rather than go to the dentist.

Or Honey Badgers.... cuz they just don't care.

350 iossarian  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:38:03am

re: #346 Obdicut

We mostly need to cut costs by getting medical costs under control.

As always, I'll pimp Gawande's writings on the subject.

[Link: www.newyorker.com...]

[Link: www.newyorker.com...]

Completely agree that we should do a lot of things to control medical (and other) costs. At the same time, there's no reason we shouldn't ask those people who benefit the most from a stable and healthy economy to contribute more to its maintenance.

351 Obdicut  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:39:34am

re: #350 iossarian

At the same time, there's no reason we shouldn't ask those people who benefit the most from a stable and healthy economy to contribute more to its maintenance.

Agreed. And we need to invest shitloads of money in renewable energy & industry, because AGW's a'comin' and it'll tank the economy if we don't. So there's a lot of spending we really need to do, so it behooves us to control other costs so we can afford to do that.

352 Ericus58  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:40:22am

I sure like this blog and it's inhabitants...

It's like the full-meal deal; humor, serious subjects, technical talk, hobby pursuits, videos and music clips...

Thanks.

353 Varek Raith  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:40:50am

re: #351 Obdicut

Agreed. And we need to invest shitloads of money in renewable energy & industry, because AGW's a'comin' and it'll tank the economy if we don't. So there's a lot of spending we really need to do, so it behooves us to control other costs so we can afford to do that.

GOP response.
Image: head-in-sand.jpg

354 Obdicut  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:41:13am

Heh. Gingrich hates Ryan's plan so much that he basically proposed the same thing years ago.

What an opportunist.

[Link: thinkprogress.org...]

355 Ericus58  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:41:29am

re: #353 Varek Raith

GOP response.
Image: head-in-sand.jpg

At some point, they just gotta come up for air....

356 Ericus58  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:44:15am

re: #354 Obdicut

Heh. Gingrich hates Ryan's plan so much that he basically proposed the same thing years ago.

What an opportunist.

[Link: thinkprogress.org...]

You got that right.
I will without hesitation pull the lever for Obama before him.

357 lawhawk  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:44:52am

re: #351 Obdicut

Yet if you believe this guy (and the anti-AGW folks are jumping on his bandwagon), the whole thing about AGW is bunk and overestimating the effects. I wish LVQ was here to debunk this nonsense fully.

358 Ericus58  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:54:19am

Uh Ho... this will get the throngs to call for this heretic's head...

Stephen Hawking says afterlife is a fairy story

"Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking recently explained his belief that there is no God and that humans should therefore seek to live the most valuable lives they can while on Earth.
.........
Hawking's 1988 book "A Brief History of Time" sold 9 million copies, and in it Hawking referenced God metaphorically as the force that could fully explain the creation of the universe.

But in 2010, Hawking told Diane Sawyer that "science will win" in a battle with religion "because it works."

"What could define God [is a conception of divinity] as the embodiment of the laws of nature. However, this is not what most people would think of that God," Hawking told Sawyer. "They made a human-like being with whom one can have a personal relationship. When you look at the vast size of the universe and how insignificant an accidental human life is in it, that seems most impossible.""

359 Interesting Times  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:55:23am

re: #357 lawhawk

Yet if you believe this guy (and the anti-AGW folks are jumping on his bandwagon), the whole thing about AGW is bunk and overestimating the effects. I wish LVQ was here to debunk this nonsense fully.

Kid A posted that article last night. Here's my reply (in short, David Evans is a lying fraud with no climate science credentials to speak of).

That garbage was published over a month ago, however - why is it getting traction now? "Drudged" up?

360 BishopX  Mon, May 16, 2011 8:58:07am

Nate Silver has a good post up on the NYT about what Huckabee's decision not to run means for the Iowa caucuses.

ad Mr. Huckabee won Iowa again, a plausible narrative might have emerged that he was a one-state wonder. Other candidates with strong social-conservative or religious credentials, like Pat Robertson in 1988 and Pat Buchanan in 1996, performed strongly in Iowa but did not gather any particular momentum from it. The same was true of Mr. Huckabee in 2008, of course — he finished a distant third in New Hampshire and failed to win any states outside the South except Kansas.

That narrative may not have been entirely fair to Mr. Huckabee. Against what is probably a weaker field this time around, he would have had a pretty good chance of becoming the nominee. Still, with every other candidate trying to spin the story and diminish the importance of a Huckabee victory in Iowa, the narrative could have provided some cover. Now the rest of the field will have fewer excuses for a losing performance in the state.

The tl:dr version is that socially conservative voters actually gain clout with Huckabee out of the race.

361 lawhawk  Mon, May 16, 2011 9:00:08am

re: #359 publicityStunted

As they say in my career path - asked, and answered. Thanks!

362 KronoGhazi  Mon, May 16, 2011 9:00:30am

re: #357 lawhawk

Yet if you believe this guy (and the anti-AGW folks are jumping on his bandwagon), the whole thing about AGW is bunk and overestimating the effects. I wish LVQ was here to debunk this nonsense fully.

David Evans is a hack, not a climate scientist.

363 Interesting Times  Mon, May 16, 2011 9:00:33am

re: #360 BishopX

The tl:dr version is that socially conservative voters actually gain clout with Huckabee out of the race.

Palin/Bachmann 2012!
Into the depths of derpness delve!

364 BARACK THE VOTE  Mon, May 16, 2011 9:01:10am

re: #360 BishopX

I just put up a page from media matters about Huck not running. It's all about the bucks for Huck.

365 BishopX  Mon, May 16, 2011 9:04:29am

re: #364 iceweasel

I just put up a page from media matters about Huck not running. It's all about the bucks for Huck.

As much as I detest the man and virtually everything he stands for, I'll be the first to admit that he isn't a dummy. A failed presidential bid nets you nothing.

366 Obdicut  Mon, May 16, 2011 9:05:52am

re: #357 lawhawk

Yet if you believe this guy (and the anti-AGW folks are jumping on his bandwagon), the whole thing about AGW is bunk and overestimating the effects. I wish LVQ was here to debunk this nonsense fully.

Evans has been busted left and right, but it doesn't make any difference to the denialists and the GOP anti-science brigade.

[Link: scienceblogs.com...]

[Link: bravenewclimate.com...]

And right after a former denier scientist who actually started doing reconstructions stated unequivocally that his reconstructions were matching the claims perfectly.

Speaking of the GOP anti-science types, here's a great Nature article on the mix of politics and denialism:

[Link: www.nature.com...]

367 SpaceJesus  Mon, May 16, 2011 9:10:23am

In which Fox News loses its shit...

[Link: www.foxnews.com...]

368 reine.de.tout  Mon, May 16, 2011 9:11:36am

re: #154 Floral Giraffe

Anyone know if Reine is OK? I'm worried about her. Just tried to search her nic, but my search fu failed!

Hey, Flo!
Here I yam.
Just fine, thanks!

It's those poor folks who decided to build their dream homes in the middle of the spillway that are having a very hard time right now.

369 Winny Spencer  Mon, May 16, 2011 9:18:18am

Wow, Newt is getting positively savaged by both professional and amateur wingnuts. The Newt has apparently grown into a RINO.

370 Killgore Trout  Mon, May 16, 2011 9:23:11am

re: #368 reine.de.tout

Good to hear you're safe. It's a very sad situation.

371 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Mon, May 16, 2011 9:23:20am

re: #368 reine.de.tout

Hey, Flo!
Here I yam.
Just fine, thanks!

It's those poor folks who decided to build their dream homes in the middle of the spillway that are having a very hard time right now.

Did they just gamble that the spillway would never be used?

372 Darth Vader Gargoyle  Mon, May 16, 2011 9:25:23am

re: #358 Ericus58

Uh Ho... this will get the throngs to call for this heretic's head...

Stephen Hawking says afterlife is a fairy story

"Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking recently explained his belief that there is no God and that humans should therefore seek to live the most valuable lives they can while on Earth.
...
Hawking's 1988 book "A Brief History of Time" sold 9 million copies, and in it Hawking referenced God metaphorically as the force that could fully explain the creation of the universe.

But in 2010, Hawking told Diane Sawyer that "science will win" in a battle with religion "because it works."

"What could define God [is a conception of divinity] as the embodiment of the laws of nature. However, this is not what most people would think of that God," Hawking told Sawyer. "They made a human-like being with whom one can have a personal relationship. When you look at the vast size of the universe and how insignificant an accidental human life is in it, that seems most impossible.""

His most recent book is called The Grand Design. He he he.

373 Kragar  Mon, May 16, 2011 9:26:13am
374 Kragar  Mon, May 16, 2011 9:28:01am

re: #364 iceweasel

I just put up a page from media matters about Huck not running. It's all about the bucks for Huck.

He's going to need the money for his lawsuit.


Two of the videos have a child wearing a red space marine helmet, one of the memorable factions in the Warhammer 40,000 table top board game. Beginning in 1987, the game has remained immensely popular, making appearances in novels and popular video games like the PC title Dawn of War II. When contacted on the issue, Andrew Hall of Games Workshop said: “I have forwarded this on to our legal department.”

375 Ericus58  Mon, May 16, 2011 9:38:26am

"IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, facing sex assault charges, denied bail by New York judge as a flight risk."

I think the search warrant to examine his body didn't go well for him....

376 Stanghazi  Mon, May 16, 2011 9:49:08am

mmfa Media Matters

Carnival end times clown.

Beck Announces "Restoring Courage" Event In Jerusalem, Says "The Very Gates Of Hell Are Gonna Open Up Against Us" [Link: mm4a.org...] #p2


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