Great White Shark Caught On Tape by Two Hilarious Pidgin Fishermen

“Ho, talk about Jaws for real”
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As someone who grew up in Hawaii, I find this video funnier den almos’ anyteeng, brah. Featuring hilarious pidgin commentary from Captain Dominick Gaballo and sidekick/fisherman Addison Toki.

“I jus’ hope everybody be safe, along da shoah, becuz, I pretty sure dis hongry bugga gon’ go close to da shoah. He’s hongry, brah! If I wasn’ tired I’d jump on da bugga’s back, but maybe nex’ time.”

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My brother in law, Captain of the boat and fisherman Dominick Gaballo, and best friend Addison Toki just caught a 300 pound marlin, and swimming up right after it was a HUGE great white shark!!!! It looked pretty hungry!!! A great white in Hawaiian waters…….video taken on January 12, 2012

(h/t: BigPapa.)

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302 comments

1 Killgore Trout  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 5:47:30pm
Addison Toki

Awesome name

2 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 5:50:52pm

Okay, show of hands, who heard the Jaws theme playing in their heads?

3 Charles Johnson  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 5:54:01pm

Kaena Point, where dey wen' spock da shark, is famous for getting enormous waves every 10 years or so. 100+ footers.

4 Charles Johnson  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 5:55:22pm

Kinda nice to know that pidgin hasn't changed that much since I've been back. Been too long.

5 Kronocide  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 5:56:32pm

Heh! Dassa beeg buggah. Go get da kine an we put on youtube, eh?

6 Charles Johnson  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 5:59:57pm

re: #5 BigPapa

Heh! Dassa beeg buggah. Go get da kine an we put on youtube, eh?

Look at him, checkeen us out wit' his black eye!

7 Kragar  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 6:02:01pm

re: #2 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

Okay, show of hands, who heard the Jaws theme playing in their heads?

We gonna need a bigga boat, brudah

8 blueraven  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 6:02:17pm

Anybody watching the Huckabee SC Reagan Republican candidates forum on Fox?

9 goddamnedfrank  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 6:02:32pm

Needs moar double rainbow.

10 Kronocide  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 6:11:32pm
11 Kronocide  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 6:13:58pm

My wife gets mad at me when I talk pidgin. Or attempt to.

She's afraid if I do it in public a local boy will hear me and think I'm mocking them. Then they'd want to play scrape face with me.

But if I hear her slip up I start laughing. She's very proud to not speak pidgin, but it slips in every once in a while.

12 Obdicut  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 6:20:01pm

re: #11 BigPapa

A friend of mine is a blond, blue-eyed white kid who was adopted after his father died by his father's best friends, who are Jamaican. So he grew up in Jamaica, in an area 99% black. He speaks pure Jamaican patois when he wants to-- black Jamaicans find it goddamn hilarious.

13 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 6:21:05pm

Great game by New England tonight. Tom Bradys thrown three TD passes and their defense is holding on against Tebow.

14 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 6:24:26pm

re: #12 Obdicut

A friend of mine is a blond, blue-eyed white kid who was adopted after his father died by his father's best friends, who are Jamaican. So he grew up in Jamaica, in an area 99% black. He speaks pure Jamaican patois when he wants to-- black Jamaicans find it goddamn hilarious.

This guy?
/

15 PhillyPretzel  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 6:26:35pm

Good Night to my fellow Lizards.

16 Kronocide  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 6:26:51pm

re: #12 Obdicut

A friend of mine is a blond, blue-eyed white kid who was adopted after his father died by his father's best friends, who are Jamaican. So he grew up in Jamaica, in an area 99% black. He speaks pure Jamaican patois when he wants to-- black Jamaicans find it goddamn hilarious.

That would kill me. I'm tickled by Asians with a thick Aussie accent.

17 Obdicut  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 6:30:07pm

re: #14 Slumbering Behemoth

That's freaking hilarious.

Is that the "Like a boss" guy?

18 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 6:32:07pm

re: #17 Obdicut

Yup. The part at 1:40 is the best.

19 Lidane  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 6:34:09pm

re: #17 Obdicut

That's freaking hilarious.

Is that the "Like a boss" guy?

Yep. He's also on a boat:

20 MittDoesNotCompute  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 6:34:37pm

re: #17 Obdicut

That's freaking hilarious.

Is that the "Like a boss" guy?

The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg and company)

21 Obdicut  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 6:35:54pm

re: #18 Slumbering Behemoth

Malcom-- my aforementioned friend-- was seriously weirded out the first time he saw a white person with dreads. Especially when those kids showed no actual knowledge of Rastafarianism. He said "It's like wearing a yarmulke as a fashion accessory without knowing who Maimonides was."

22 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 6:36:02pm

Man, everyone wants to be in a viral video or be a reality TV show star nowadays. Even the ocean life.

Then again, why should teh kittehs get all the good air time?

23 MittDoesNotCompute  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 6:36:49pm

re: #19 Lidane

Yep. He's also on a boat:

[Video]

And just had sex (not exactly SFW for language, if your boss is a prude):

24 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 6:38:36pm

re: #21 Obdicut

There ought to be a law, I tells ya.

25 Killgore Trout  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 6:41:14pm

Great Depression Cooking: Tomato Sauce

96 year old cook, author of "Clara's Kitchen" and great grandmother, Clara, recounts her childhood during the Great Depression as she prepares meals from the era. Learn how to make simple yet delicious dishes while listening to stories from the Great Depression.

In this final episode of the series, Clara reveals her secret family Tomato Sauce recipe.

26 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 6:41:50pm

re: #24 Slumbering Behemoth

There ought to be a law, I tells ya.

If we get fashion police, the first thing I want them going after is middle aged people who think they can wear clothes from the juniors section.

27 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 6:43:43pm

I just got an update on the story about the Italian Cruise Liner.

Why the hell was the ship that close to the coast to begin with? There can't be 200 meters to the coastline.

I've been on the way back to Norman all day.

28 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 6:46:40pm

re: #27 ProLifeLiberal

I just got an update on the story about the Italian Cruise Liner.

Why the hell was the ship that close to the coast to begin with?

I've been on the way back to Norman all day.

My guess is the captain thought he was better than he really was. If anyone in the crew can be genuinely faulted, I'd recommend charges of Criminally Negligent Homicide.

29 Lidane  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 6:47:21pm

re: #21 Obdicut

I always laugh at suburban white kids with dreads. It's a reflex.

30 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 6:48:05pm

re: #28 Dark_Falcon

Not only that, but I noticed the "rock" in the hull.

And by rock, I mean a boulder ~10 meters around.

How hard do you have to hit that to get that stuck in the hull?

EPIC FAIL!!

31 [deleted]  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 6:49:10pm
32 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 6:52:02pm

re: #31 MikeySDCA

OT: Halftime DEN 7, NE 35. Has Jesus tired of Timmy?

Jesus will never tire of Tebow, but He loves the Patriots too. And New England is hungry to break their postseason losing streak and prove themselves to be the winners they know themselves to be.

33 Lidane  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 6:52:19pm

re: #31 MikeySDCA

OT: Halftime DEN 7, NE 35. Has Jesus tired of Timmy?

More like Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are trying to make a point. Hahaha.

34 Mocking Jay  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 6:54:25pm

re: #31 MikeySDCA

OT: Halftime DEN 7, NE 35. Has Jesus tired of Timmy?

He warned him to take it down a notch.

[Link: www.nbc.com...]

35 Charles Johnson  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 6:57:10pm

Jesus loves Tim Tebow because Tebow flatters Him all the time. Tonight was just a little warning of what can happen if Jesus doesn't get his propers.

36 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 6:58:54pm

Well, something stupid happened in Turkey:

A power transformer malfunction in Bursa, Turkey, leaves millions without electricity, including the metropolis of Istanbul. (Washington Post)

37 MittDoesNotCompute  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 6:59:58pm

re: #36 ProLifeLiberal

Well, something stupid happened in Turkey:

Probably the Turkish version of "Hold my beer and watch this!"

38 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:01:40pm

re: #37 talon_262

Somebody's ass is going to be fired for this.

This must be something like 10 million+ without power.

39 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:05:20pm

re: #38 ProLifeLiberal

Somebody's ass is going to be fired for this.

This must be something like 10 million+ without power.

The loss of one transformer shouldn't cause that big an outage. That's the sign of a badly designed power grid. No redundancy.

40 freetoken  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:05:47pm

re: #35 Charles

I wonder if it will ever dawn on those evangelical Christians, who use "Jesus" in the manner of a household deity of ancient times as they use a vocalization (utterance) of an Anglicized Latin name of a Jewish preacher, that they are doing the same thing as the driver of a car with a stereo-typed bobbing-head "Jesus" which shows up in one of those stereotyped barrio-auto dashboards in cinema?

Magickal incantations are the audio analogs of magickal charms.

41 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:06:42pm

re: #25 Killgore Trout

Great Depression Cooking: Tomato Sauce

[Video]

My mom adds a secret ingredient to hers that I did not see in that video. I'd tell ya what it is, but then she'd have to kill me and everyone on the internet, and she's getting to old for that much wetwork.

42 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:07:01pm

re: #39 Dark_Falcon

Not surprising in Turkey's case. They only recently began to become more powerful and more affluent.

Unfortunately, the Power System is often a lagging indicator in a nation. This will probably lead to some reforms and infrastructure improvements.

43 What, me worry?  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:08:31pm

re: #35 Charles

Jesus loves Tim Tebow because Tebow flatters Him all the time. Tonight was just a little warning of what can happen if Jesus doesn't get his propers.

hehe I just saw this come across The Twitter that was rather cute.

@CatholicDems Tom Brady is Catholic. I'm just saying. #GoPatriots

44 freetoken  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:08:39pm

re: #25 Killgore Trout

Clara is great. If only she was up there on those "debate" stages with the GOP candidates - I wonder what she'd say?

45 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:09:54pm

re: #42 ProLifeLiberal

Not surprising in Turkey's case. They only recently began to become more powerful and more affluent.

Unfortunately, the Power System is often a lagging indicator in a nation. This will probably lead to some reforms and infrastructure improvements.

In a nation where the infrastructure is developed semi-honestly, it would. But Turkey still has a great deal of corruption in such matters. It's possible the lack of redundancy was the results of someone getting their pocket lined. A honest investigation is indeed needed, but I cannot say if that will happen.

46 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:12:08pm

re: #45 Dark_Falcon

Although, to be fair to Turkey, a single goof on a powerline in Ohio in 2003 lead to 53 million Canadians and Americans losing power.

47 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:14:16pm

re: #46 ProLifeLiberal

Although, to be fair to Turkey, a single goof on a powerline in Ohio in 2003 lead to 53 million Canadians and Americans losing power.

True, and another reason 'smart grids' are of high importance. They don't just save electricity, they also help avoid cascading failures.

48 What, me worry?  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:14:47pm

LOL Via Jaunte:

@Wolfrum Breaking: Jim Caviezel to start at QB in the 2nd half for the #Broncos

49 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:17:31pm

re: #47 Dark_Falcon

Although, I must admit the skyline picture of NYC during blackout I have (from the one following Irene) is absolutely stunning.

50 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:17:57pm

re: #48 marjoriemoon

LOL Via Jaunte:

They need something. But the QB isn't going to create a comeback in this one. if the Denver defense cannot stop Brady and his receivers then nothing Tim Tebow does will matter.

51 What, me worry?  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:19:26pm

re: #50 Dark_Falcon

They need something. But the QB isn't going to create a comeback in this one. if the Denver defense cannot stop Brady and his receivers then nothing Tim Tebow does will matter.

I know nothing about football. I'm basically in it on tabloid level at this point.

52 SpaceJesus  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:20:40pm

re: #35 Charles

Jesus loves Tim Tebow because Tebow flatters Him all the time. Tonight was just a little warning of what can happen if Jesus doesn't get his propers.

The Pats have more points than Tebow has pass yards. They also have 2 more touchdowns than Tebow has completions.

53 SpaceJesus  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:21:07pm

Oh this rules. Rules so hard.

54 Mocking Jay  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:24:18pm

re: #47 Dark_Falcon

True, and another reason 'smart grids' are of high importance. They don't just save electricity, they also help avoid cascading failures.

So... who's gonna pay for it?

55 Lidane  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:24:32pm
56 SpaceJesus  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:25:33pm

Drudge keeps messing with the level of Tebow on his front page

57 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:25:33pm

re: #49 ProLifeLiberal

Although, I must admit the skyline picture of NYC during blackout I have (from the one following Irene) is absolutely stunning.

I'm sure you weren't the only one stunned.

58 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:28:18pm

re: #55 Lidane

Imagine that. Newt's still an asshole:

Gingrich Suggests Illegally Firing Federal Employees Over Liberal Views

I criticized PLL when he proposed moving the Air Force Academy for the reverse of Gingrich's reason, and I condemn Gingrich in the strongest possible terms for putting forth such ideas.

America is not in a state of civil war, so "you're either with me or you're my enemy" politics have no place here.

59 freetoken  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:28:59pm

re: #55 Lidane

Imagine that. Newt's still an asshole:

Gingrich Suggests Illegally Firing Federal Employees Over Liberal Views

Just as a leopard cannot change his spots...

60 Kronocide  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:31:27pm

More Cowbell Tebow!

1.4 million in Denver Metro

61 Charles Johnson  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:31:30pm

Nightline's Terry Moran, brother of American Thinker editor Rick Moran (who had a hate-spewing meltdown at LGF last week):

62 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:32:32pm

re: #55 Lidane

Imagine that. Newt's still an asshole:

Gingrich Suggests Illegally Firing Federal Employees Over Liberal Views

One of the comments there says it so well:

Newt is dumb guy's vision of what a smart guy sounds like. Everything he says makes perfect sense to idiots.

63 Lidane  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:32:47pm

re: #61 Charles

Nightline's Terry Moran, brother of American Thinker editor Rick Moran (who had a hate-spewing meltdown at LGF last week):

[Video]

Terry Moran is part of the jihad-loving Lamestream Media! Eleventy!

///

64 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:33:24pm

re: #61 Charles

Nightline's Terry Moran, brother of American Thinker editor Rick Moran (who had a hate-spewing meltdown at LGF last week):

Well, obviously he's a troop-hater.

///

65 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:36:04pm

re: #55 Lidane

Imagine that. Newt's still an asshole:

Gingrich Suggests Illegally Firing Federal Employees Over Liberal Views

FFS!

“I think an intelligent conservative wants the right federal employees delivering the right services in a highly efficient way and then wants to get rid of those folks who are in fact wasteful, or those folks who are ideologically so far to the left, or those people who want to frankly dictate to the rest of us,” Gingrich said in response to a question from a federal employee at the forum

Remind me again, Newt. Where do you stand on abortion and gay marriage? I forgot./

66 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:36:13pm

CuriousLurker just had this:

Bad weekend for ships. RT @cnnbrk: S. Korean media: Freighter carrying oil explodes off coast; 3 dead, 8 missing

67 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:37:03pm

re: #66 ProLifeLiberal

CuriousLurker just had this:

That might not have been an accident.

68 Kronocide  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:40:01pm

Look, you're either for desecrating bodies or you hate the Marines.

69 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:40:27pm

re: #67 Dark_Falcon

It is right up against the border.

70 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:42:35pm

And although, the cameras did not record it, when Patriots TE McQuarty blacks a crucial Tebow pass, he goes down on one knee to mock Tebow. Not classy, not at all.

71 Obdicut  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:43:01pm

re: #68 BigPapa

Look, you're either for desecrating bodies or you hate the Marines.

What if you're a Marine who finds desecrating bodies stupid, disgusting, and dishonorable?

Probably gay, goddamn DADT dontchaknow, now we've got all these sensitive soldiers who don't want to be ghoulish weirdos.

Real men love desecrating the dead.

72 allegro  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:43:10pm

re: #65 Slumbering Behemoth

"...or those people who want to frankly dictate to the rest of us,” Gingrich said in response to a question from a federal employee at the forum."

Like the asshole Congresscritters who feel like they have a clue and pass legislation without even asking the opinions of people in the field with their boots in the mud actually doing the work. That legislation that makes jobs impossible and throws money away to do what won't work, has never worked, and will never work.

Who me? Bitter? Naw...

Signed,
Formal Federal Biologist

73 Charles Johnson  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:44:07pm

re: #70 Dark_Falcon

And although, the cameras did not record it, when Patriots TE McQuarty blacks a crucial Tebow pass, he goes down on one knee to mock Tebow. Not classy, not at all.

It's on the same level of class as Tebow's high-profile religious pandering.

74 Interesting Times  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:44:27pm

re: #71 Obdicut

Real men love desecrating the dead.

Real Americans™ would drop trou and do it too.

75 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:47:29pm

A story posted on Fox News I can post without embarrassment:

Police, Patriot Guard escorting soldier's body help crash victims

VALPARAISO, Ind. – Police and motorcyclists escorting the body of a soldier home from Afghanistan stopped to pull a South Bend woman, her mother and her 6-year-old twins from a burning Jeep after a fiery crash in northwest Indiana.

Porter County police say 35-year-old Ana Pina was driving west on US 30 Saturday when her Jeep was rear-ended by a pickup truck. The Jeep caught fire and crossed the median in front of the eastbound procession for Spc. Robert J. Tauteris Jr.

Police say a sheriff's deputy, state police trooper and Patriot Guard riders pulled the victims from the wreckage.

Four people were hospitalized.

Tauteris was one of four soldiers with an Indiana-based National Guard unit who were killed Jan. 6 by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.

76 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:47:42pm

re: #70 Dark_Falcon

Meh. Just sounds like typical rivalry. Definitely no worse than the shit they will talk to each other on the scrimmage line.

77 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:48:00pm

re: #73 Charles

It's on the same level of class as Tebow's high-profile religious pandering.

With respect, I disagree.

78 freetoken  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:48:15pm

Chalk one up for the old guys:

Richard Dawkins celebrates a victory over creationists

Leading scientists and naturalists, including Professor Richard Dawkins and Sir David Attenborough, are claiming a victory over the creationist movement after the government ratified measures that will bar anti-evolution groups from teaching creationism in science classes.

[...]

Since the next primary and debates are in SC, I wonder if this topic will be broached in either "debate"?

79 Mocking Jay  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:48:54pm

re: #76 Slumbering Behemoth

Meh. Just sounds like typical rivalry. Definitely no worse than the shit they will talk to each other on the scrimmage line.

No, no, you don't understand. His religion is under ATTACK!

80 Obdicut  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:49:58pm

I don't understand anyone who thinks god cares about a football game.

Also, if you think you really have god on your side, why would you have any pride in the win? Surely god could make the St. Joseph's Boys Choir beat down the '76 Steelers if he wanted to.

81 allegro  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:51:40pm

re: #77 Dark_Falcon

With respect, I disagree.

Then perhaps you can answer a question for me. Why does someone's religious beliefs made very, very public demand automatic respect?

82 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:52:00pm

I'm going to link only to this image, because I feel the article its attached to is biased. But its a fun image.

83 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:52:06pm

re: #79 JasonA

Whether you're in a street fight, a football game, or a tennis match, getting inside your opponent's head can give you that extra edge you need. It's a time honored tradition.

84 Lidane  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:53:21pm

re: #80 Obdicut

I don't understand anyone who thinks god cares about a football game.

I don't understand people who think that God would care about football games, winning a Grammy, or politics. I figure if there was a deity out there, they'd have bigger things on their mind.

85 Mocking Jay  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:53:50pm

re: #83 Slumbering Behemoth

Whether you're in a street fight, a football game, or a tennis match, getting inside your opponent's head can give you that extra edge you need. It's a time honored tradition.

...

Wait wait... did you think I was serious? Am I guilty of a Poe's Law violation?

86 Lidane  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:54:15pm

re: #82 Dark_Falcon

I'm going to link only to this image, because I feel the article its attached to is biased. But its a fun image.

My personal favorite:

[Link: boingboing.net...]

87 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:54:36pm

re: #79 JasonA

No, no, you don't understand. His religion is under ATTACK!

It's just trash talking and mind games. It's not classy, IMO, but its no 'attack'. But you already knew that.

88 Kronocide  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:54:38pm

re: #71 Obdicut

What if you're a Marine who finds desecrating bodies stupid, disgusting, and dishonorable?

Liberal Soros plant.

89 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:54:40pm

re: #84 Lidane

I don't understand people who think that God would care about football games, winning a Grammy, or politics. I figure if there was a deity out there, they'd have bigger things on their mind.

Like how to wipe out the Tau'ri...wait, sorry, wrong "gods."

//

90 allegro  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:54:42pm

re: #84 Lidane

I don't understand people who think that God would care about football games, winning a Grammy, or politics. I figure if there was a deity out there, they'd have bigger things on their mind.

I kinda think about that when there's a tsunami or something. Like God was watching a college football game instead and afterwards going "OOps!"

91 Kragar  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:55:03pm

Important note:

Do not enjoy spicy ramen and chili cheese fries on the same day.

92 Obdicut  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:55:23pm

re: #91 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

What if you have them both, but don't enjoy 'em?

93 Lidane  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:55:28pm

re: #91 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Important note:

Do not enjoy spicy ramen and chili cheese fries on the same day.

Heh.

94 Obdicut  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:56:03pm

Nice. 17 hour workday. Now to sleep for five hours or so and do it again tomorrow.

95 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:56:26pm

re: #94 Obdicut

Nice. 17 hour workday. Now to sleep for five hours or so and do it again tomorrow.

Shouldn't there be a law against that?

/

96 Killgore Trout  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:56:52pm

Did a man in tight pants insult another man in in tight pants while playing with a ball?

97 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:57:18pm

re: #86 Lidane

My personal favorite:

[Link: boingboing.net...]

Complete with pink-hued lightsaber blade, I'm sure. Quite fabulous, that (and I say that with no sarcasm).

98 Kragar  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:57:20pm

re: #92 Obdicut

What if you have them both, but don't enjoy 'em?

I'll leave that up to you.

99 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:57:22pm

re: #84 Lidane

I don't understand people who think that God would care about football games, winning a Grammy, or politics. I figure if there was a deity out there, they'd have bigger things on their mind.

Seriously. Everyone knows you're supposed to appeal to Crom for that stuff.

100 freetoken  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:57:56pm

Recounting my last Page, it seems that our friendly "consummate professionals" at the AFA rejoice with the findings of that survey:


How surprising.

But... it does look like he is using an iPad. Maybe there is hope?

101 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:58:16pm

re: #96 Killgore Trout

Did a man in tight pants insult another man in in tight pants while playing with a ball?

Yep.

102 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:58:23pm

re: #85 JasonA

Nah, I was just skylarking and what not.

103 Obdicut  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:58:56pm

re: #95 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

Shouldn't there be a law against that?

/

No law can protect me from workaholocism, especially when I'm my own consulting company.

I like doing this every once in awhile.

104 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:59:08pm

re: #99 Slumbering Behemoth

Seriously. Everyone knows you're supposed to appeal to Crom for that stuff.

I thought it was the Prophets of Bajor?

/

105 Kragar  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 7:59:49pm

re: #99 Slumbering Behemoth

Seriously. Everyone knows you're supposed to appeal to Crom for that stuff.

Actually, you're supposed to ask Crom to watch you perform heroic acts to show him you're worthy, not ask him to help you perform them.

106 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:00:04pm

re: #103 Obdicut

No law can protect me from workaholocism, especially when I'm my own consulting company.

I like doing this every once in awhile.

Well, obviously you need to report yourself to OSHA for violating your rights as a worker.

//

107 Obdicut  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:02:24pm

re: #106 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

Well, obviously you need to report yourself to OSHA for violating your rights as a worker.

//

Hey, I knew what I was getting into when I went to work for me. I knew the whole sordid history. I also knew what I was getting into when I hired me.

I got the raw end of both those deals, man.

108 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:02:52pm

re: #105 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Actually, you're supposed to ask Crom to watch you perform heroic acts to show him you're worthy, not ask him to help you perform them.

Ah, that's right. My bad.

109 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:04:34pm

Tim Tebow finally gets a big passing play done. But its too late for it to matter.

110 Interesting Times  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:05:58pm

re: #100 freetoken

Recounting my last Page, it seems that our friendly "consummate professionals" at the AFA rejoice with the findings of that survey:

But... it does look like he is using an iPad. Maybe there is hope?

So the world descends into dark-ages bigotry, fanaticism, and ignorance enhanced by modern technology? Yay.

111 prairiefire  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:06:57pm

re: #107 Obdicut

Hey, I knew what I was getting into when I went to work for me. I knew the whole sordid history. I also knew what I was getting into when I hired me.

I got the raw end of both those deals, man.

Were you sure to get the office three doors down so you would not holler at yourself to get the coffee?

112 freetoken  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:07:19pm

And here I thought Nike was supposed to be the god(dess) of sports.

113 SpaceJesus  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:08:33pm
114 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:08:50pm

re: #110 publicityStunted

So the world descends into dark-ages bigotry, fanaticism, and ignorance enhanced by modern technology? Yay.

That would be Mark Steyn's predictions from America Alone coming true, though not in the way he thought. For too many of the AFA are indeed "State-of-the Art Primatives".

115 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:09:45pm

re: #110 publicityStunted

So the world universe descends into dark-ages bigotry, fanaticism, and ignorance enhanced by modern technology? Yay.

FTFY

116 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:10:18pm

re: #113 SpaceJesus

Image: 2012_1_14_21_36_36.gif

If you grow up in Chicago, you learn to love good defensive play in football. And that's what we've seen from New England tonight!

117 Interesting Times  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:12:27pm

re: #113 SpaceJesus

Image: 2012_1_14_21_36_36.gif

But how could you forsake him like that when he always says how much he loves you? ;)

118 Surabaya Stew  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:12:38pm

re: #61 Charles

Nightline's Terry Moran, brother of American Thinker editor Rick Moran (who had a hate-spewing meltdown at LGF last week):

[Video]

Rick Moran was on LGF? I used to comment on his blog (rightwingnuthouse) frequently when he allowed comments. I (usually) enjoyed his crazy and contrary posts despite the fact that i rarely agreed with his politics; what was his user name on LGF and whatever did he say in his meltdown?

119 SpaceJesus  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:13:05pm

re: #116 Dark_Falcon

I grew up in NE. The Pats aren't even that great, it's just that Denver is that horrible

120 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:14:02pm

And it turns out that the next two people to get investigated by Daryl Issa are both Republicans:

Two more lawmakers tied to VIP loan program

Two more congressmen have been identified as receiving loans through a Countrywide Financial Corp. program that has prompted a House investigation into whether the fallen mortgage giant approved loans on favorable terms to win political favor.

Howard McKeon and Elton Gallegly-veteran Republicans from Southern California-acknowledged they are among the four whose names were recently sent to the House Ethics committee by Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee, which is probing Countrywide's so-called VIP program. Neither has been accused of any wrongdoing.

121 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:15:22pm

re: #119 SpaceJesus

Thou art fickle in thine affections, I renounce thee!

122 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:15:37pm

re: #119 SpaceJesus

I grew up in NE. The Pats aren't even that great, it's just that Denver is that horrible

Baloney. Six TD passes means you're really good. And stopping Tebow cold like they've done does too.

123 prairiefire  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:16:34pm

re: #1 Killgore Trout

Awesome name

That's very Ha"vaiin to have a very English first name with an Asian last name. Rodney, Wesley and Kendal are cousins to my hubby with an Asian last name.

124 SpaceJesus  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:17:42pm

WHOA WHOA WHOA

125 Surabaya Stew  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:18:41pm

And Brady punts! On third down! To the ten yard line! Fight breaks out....priceless....

126 SpaceJesus  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:18:50pm

that's pretty fucking dumb

127 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:18:53pm

And Brady punts on 3rd and 10. New England is known for late game stunts when they're winning, but this one leads to a fight.

128 freetoken  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:19:03pm

re: #120 Dark_Falcon

And it turns out that the next two people to get investigated by car thief Daryl Issa are both Republicans:

Two more lawmakers tied to VIP loan program

Just for clarification.

129 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:20:00pm

re: #127 Dark_Falcon

I don't particularly care about Football, but that sounds stunningly stupid.

I'm correct on that assumption, right?

130 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:20:50pm

re: #121 Slumbering Behemoth

Thou art fickle in thine affections, I renounce thee!

And I'm going to work for the other guy.

/besides, he looks like he pays in pork and beer

131 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:22:00pm

re: #129 ProLifeLiberal

I don't particularly care about Football, but that sounds stunningly stupid.

I'm correct on that assumption, right?

The fight was, yes. The punt was very good and entirely within the rules.

132 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:22:17pm

re: #128 freetoken

Just for clarification.

Car thief?

133 SpaceJesus  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:22:20pm

re: #121 Slumbering Behemoth

How dare you. I took the Steelers out of the playoffs for crying out loud

134 Tigger2005  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:26:07pm

See, when you're swimming in the ocean, you're swimming in the same water with these things. True, when you're walking on land, you're walking on the same land as grizzly bears...but I'll take my chances with the grizzlies.

135 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:33:59pm

Heh, the CNN breaking news headline that just popped up on my iPad may be relevant to the football discussion:

The New England Patriots don't give Tim Tebow the chance for a miracle in a 45-10 playoff rout of the Denver Broncos.

136 allegro  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:42:09pm

Speaking of stinkers... I started cooking for my two dogs again about 3 weeks ago after Purina poisoned them with "Chef Michael's" outrageously expensive food. I made a fresh batch of food for them yesterday, a week's worth, that for some reason has given one or both of them a certain gastric condition that is so remarkable as to make my eyes water and my head to be thrust out of the window to breathe. It is ghastly and non-remitting.

And I have to sleep with these two foully farting creatures.

137 Achilles Tang  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:42:37pm

Sharks; I saw one of those Whites as I was walking along the beach maybe 50 years ago. 20 feet offshore. Stuck its head clear out of the water several times, perhaps looking at me. Nobody else was there.

This was the beach of what is now called Atlantis, in the TV ads. I suspect they don't want that story being believed.

138 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:43:36pm

re: #135 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

Heh, the CNN breaking news headline that just popped up on my iPad may be relevant to the football discussion:

Better to say say that Tebow didn't have a prayer. The Patriots scored a TD on their opening drive and only got further way from then on. Losing by 5 touchdowns has to make the Broncos one of the biggest 'goats' in NFL playoff history.

139 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:45:11pm

re: #137 Naso Tang

Sharks; I saw one of those Whites as I was walking along the beach maybe 50 years ago. 20 feet offshore. Stuck its head clear out of the water several times, perhaps looking at me. Nobody else was there.

This was the beach of what is now called Atlantis, in the TV ads. I suspect they don't want that story being believed.

Naso Tang: The Other White Great White's Meat.

140 _RememberTonyC  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:50:57pm

Tim Tebow may be Jesus's grandson, but Tom Brady is a God.

Final Score: Patriots 45 Broncos 10

141 Kragar  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:51:24pm

re: #137 Naso Tang

Sharks; I saw one of those Whites as I was walking along the beach maybe 50 years ago. 20 feet offshore. Stuck its head clear out of the water several times, perhaps looking at me. Nobody else was there.

This was the beach of what is now called Atlantis, in the TV ads. I suspect they don't want that story being believed.

What you didn't see was when its hungry, it yells "BEAR! BEAR!" and waits for people to run into the surf

142 goddamnedfrank  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:52:34pm

re: #135 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

Heh, the CNN breaking news headline that just popped up on my iPad may be relevant to the football discussion:

That's what happens when you play against Gozer worshipers, Denver chose the form of the Destructor and forgot to cross the streams.

143 makeitstop  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:53:52pm

So... the fundies have thrown in with Santorum?

Man, they must really, really, really, really hate Mittens.

And does anybody buy this?

Perkins says Romney's Mormon religion was not discussed among those participating in the meeting..

Sure.... right.

Oh - and Tebow? Pfft.

144 Targetpractice  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:59:01pm

re: #143 makeitstop

So... the fundies have thrown in with Santorum?

Man, they must really, really, really, really hate Mittens.

And does anybody buy this?

Sure... right.

Oh - and Tebow? Pfft.

Supposedly Romney sent folks from his campaign to appeal on his behalf. I imagine they were treated to more than a few cold shoulders and disinterested looks.

145 What, me worry?  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 8:59:05pm

re: #136 allegro

Speaking of stinkers... I started cooking for my two dogs again about 3 weeks ago after Purina poisoned them with "Chef Michael's" outrageously expensive food. I made a fresh batch of food for them yesterday, a week's worth, that for some reason has given one or both of them a certain gastric condition that is so remarkable as to make my eyes water and my head to be thrust out of the window to breathe. It is ghastly and non-remitting.

And I have to sleep with these two foully farting creatures.

I know what you mean by "supermarket" food. Our pup was allergic to the fillers. We feed her this now [Link: www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com...] (and no farting).

146 jaunte  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:00:16pm

Photo of the Day: Costa Concordia cruise

147 makeitstop  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:02:04pm

re: #144 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

Supposedly Romney sent folks from his campaign to appeal on his behalf. I imagine they were treated to more than a few cold shoulders and disinterested looks.

I have a fundie sister who has told my Catholic sister point-blank that she is going to Hell because of her religion.

That they are backing a Catholic is stunning to me. I'd bet good money that if Romney wasn't running they'd be directing their hate towards Santorum instead.

They are desperate.

148 makeitstop  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:04:01pm

re: #146 jaunte

Photo of the Day: Costa Concordia cruise

Looks like an electrical problem to me.
/

149 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:04:12pm

re: #146 jaunte

Photo of the Day: Costa Concordia cruise

I fully expect that photo to be made into a "FAILBOAT" poster.

150 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:04:19pm

re: #143 makeitstop

And does anybody buy this?

Perkins says Romney's Mormon religion was not discussed among those participating in the meeting..

Of course I buy that. Everyone knows he's a Mormon. No need for them to discuss why they should hate him when the lot of them already know why.

151 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:05:15pm

re: #147 makeitstop

I have a fundie sister who has told my Catholic sister point-blank that she is going to Hell because of her religion.

That they are backing a Catholic is stunning to me. I'd bet good money that if Romney wasn't running they'd be directing their hate towards Santorum instead.

They are desperate.

Who, to her own sister. That takes a severe case of bad craziness.

152 jaunte  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:05:36pm

re: #149 Dark_Falcon

I think I'll photoshop Wilson the volleyball into the foreground.

153 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:06:33pm

re: #147 makeitstop

They are desperate.

Woe to you, Oh Earth and Sea, for the Devil sends the
beast with wrath, because he knows the time is short...

154 jaunte  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:07:14pm

re: #149 Dark_Falcon

I fully expect that photo to be made into a "FAILBOAT" poster.

Or this one:
Image: 100888460_Costa_01_252538d.jpg

155 makeitstop  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:07:45pm

re: #151 Dark_Falcon

Who, to her own sister. That takes a severe case of bad craziness.

It's horrible. I love my sister, but I can no longer talk to her. She will side with her church over her own family.

They want to talk about cults? I submit that the church that convinced my sister to turn away from her own family is a goddamned cult.

156 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:08:44pm

re: #155 makeitstop

It's horrible. I love my sister, but I can no longer talk to her. She will side with her church over her own family.

They want to talk about cults? I submit that the church that convinced my sister to turn away from her own family is a goddamned cult.

Quite Concur.

157 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:09:06pm

re: #155 makeitstop

They want to talk about cults? I submit that the church that convinced my sister to turn away from her own family is a goddamned cult.

Well, that is one of the aspects of a cult after all.

158 makeitstop  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:10:44pm

re: #157 Slumbering Behemoth

Well, that is one of the aspects of a cult after all.

Yes, I know. I can't tell you how much it saddens me.

159 jaunte  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:10:50pm

Timothy B. Lee @binarybits
I gather from Twitter that there is an athletic contest in progress.

160 Kragar  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:14:18pm

re: #154 jaunte

Or this one:
Image: 100888460_Costa_01_252538d.jpg

I'M DOING A BARREL ROLL!

161 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:16:05pm

re: #160 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Captain Zapp Brannigan, I presume?

162 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:20:30pm

re: #149 Dark_Falcon

Again, how the hell fast was that ship going to get a boulder that size stuck in the hull?

That's not just Failboat, it's a Epic Failboat.

163 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:24:45pm

re: #162 ProLifeLiberal

Again, how the hell fast was that ship going to get a boulder that size stuck in the hull.

That's not just Failboat, it's a Epic Failboat.

The Royal Navy lost the cruiser HMS Effingham that way in 1940. The navigator used his course pencil to mark the ship's planned course and ran the track over a clearly marked rock. The ship then proceed to steam straight into said rock.

164 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:27:01pm

re: #163 Dark_Falcon

:Facepalm:

Apparently, there was an incident a few years ago where a British Nuclear Sub ran into a French Nuclear Sub.

Considering they didn't detect each till impact, it's safe to day they worked! :P

165 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:28:41pm

re: #159 jaunte

Timothy B. Lee @binarybits
I gather from Twitter that there is an athletic contest in progress.

Tebow Time!

166 SpaceJesus  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:29:55pm

re: #165 Slumbering Behemoth

Tebow Time!

hahaha

167 jaunte  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:30:11pm

re: #165 Slumbering Behemoth

Ack!

[Link: espn.go.com...]

168 What, me worry?  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:37:04pm

re: #165 Slumbering Behemoth

Tebow Time!

I'm betting that's not going to look like such a good idea when he turns 50.

169 Lidane  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:38:04pm

Watching SNL for the first time in ages. Daniel Radcliffe is a funny guy. The sketch where he played an aging Harry Potter who peaked early and is desperate to hang on to the past was hilarious.

170 Big Joe  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:38:05pm

re: #168 marjoriemoon

I'm betting that's not going to look like such a good idea when he turns 50.

I bet it didn't look like a good idea after the first quarter.

171 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:38:39pm

re: #147 makeitstop

I have a fundie sister who has told my Catholic sister point-blank that she is going to Hell because of her religion.

That they are backing a Catholic is stunning to me. I'd bet good money that if Romney wasn't running they'd be directing their hate towards Santorum instead.

They are desperate.

My grandmother's four children ended up: Agnostic, Atheist, Mormon, and Evangelical.

There was a no-discuss-religion rule, except for Grandma, who just talked about the mainline protestant religion she raised them in, and everyone was polite.

Just once one teenager tried to convince another teenager that she was going to hell, and the adults all shut it down immediately and went back to discussing hobbies.

172 What, me worry?  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:39:26pm

re: #169 Lidane

Watching SNL for the first time in ages. Daniel Radcliffe is a funny guy. The sketch where he played an aging Harry Potter who peaked early and is desperate to hang on to the past was hilarious.

I've been Tivoing it. It's totally funny again and worth the watch.

173 What, me worry?  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:42:16pm

re: #170 mracb

I bet it didn't look like a good idea after the first quarter.

LOL

A Tebow chat erupted around the "water cooler" at work last week. It wasn't pretty. I barely got out alive.

174 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:42:43pm

re: #167 jaunte

If you're dumb enough to make a wager where the stakes are tattoos, you deserve a shitty one like that.

A little background: Contreras and his friend Gabe Lopez, who owns Love N Hate Elite Tattoo Studio in Denver...

Judging from the quality of that tebow tat, I get the impression they do not know the meaning of the word "elite".

175 Lidane  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:43:50pm

re: #165 Slumbering Behemoth

Tebow Time!

Speaking of which, this just came across my Twitter feed:

I believe we have conclusively determined that Belichick is a better coach than God.

Heh.

176 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:45:44pm

re: #173 marjoriemoon

LOL

A Tebow chat erupted around the "water cooler" at work last week. It wasn't pretty. I barely got out alive.

So did he. The Patriot's defense looked Super Bowl ready again, having had some much needed time to get players healthy again. Tebow wasn't able to do much at all against them. A telling statistic is that 13 Broncos offensive plays resulted in loss of yardage.

As a team, the Patriots entirely dominated the Broncos tonight.

177 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:45:56pm

re: #173 marjoriemoon

"I used to be a 'Water Cooler Gossip' like you, then I took a Tebow to the knee".

178 jaunte  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:49:11pm

re: #174 Slumbering Behemoth

If you're dumb enough to make a wager where the stakes are tattoos, you deserve a shitty one like that.

The other option might have been singing this at the karaoke:

179 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:56:49pm

re: #178 jaunte

Ooch! Tough call. Would it have to be a duet with the original 'artist'?

180 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 9:58:23pm

re: #179 Slumbering Behemoth

Ooch! Tough call. Would it have to be a duet with the original 'artist'?

Knowing you, you'd try for a "backstage interview" after the song.

/Eh, SB is a guy.

181 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 10:00:38pm

re: #180 Dark_Falcon

I dunno. She just might be one that I'd pass on.

PASS!

182 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 10:08:31pm

So, on the way back to Norman, I listened to two albums I bought over break.

Nightwish's Imaginarium, and Taylor Swift's Speak Now. I was quite pleased with both of them.

184 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 10:16:30pm

re: #182 ProLifeLiberal

Nightwish is Symphonic Metal (Think Tran-Siberian Orchestra). From Finland. That album made Double-Platinum in Finland in 24 hours.

Here is the video of the only song on the Album to have one now.

Edit: The Album also had a Jazz song on it. It was good.

185 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 10:18:04pm

re: #182 ProLifeLiberal

So, on the way back to Norman, I listened to two albums I bought over break.

Nightwish's Imaginarium, and Taylor Swift's Speak Now. I was quite pleased with both of them.

I would not have figured you for a Taylor Swift fan.

186 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 10:19:24pm

re: #185 Dark_Falcon

I've mentioned it alot. On here. I think I showed the Def Leppard and Taylor Swift collaboration video from Youtube earlier. Also, the video of Bon Jovi giving her a thumbs up.

187 Lidane  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 10:19:32pm

Aww. Poor Rupert. He's not happy that the Obama administration opposes both SOPA and PIPA:

Rupert Murdoch Slams Obama, Google in Anti-Piracy Twitter Rant

News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter Saturday to blast President Barack Obama for "throwing his lot with Silicon Valley paymasters" who oppose two Congressional efforts to curb online piracy.

The media mogul also had a few choice words for Google, which is spending millions of dollars to fight the legislation that has pitted the tech industry against Hollywood.

188 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 10:22:57pm

In unrelated news, I found something during the week about Norway after WWII.

Apparently, while Norway may be good nation, if pissed off, they will go dark in such a way that they would scare people like al-Assad and Ahmadinejad.

Edit: In essence, Norway has a Psycho Streak that, if pushed, comes out. This was most recently seen this last year in Libya when in April, they made 3 attempts in one week on Qaddafi. The last one killed a son and 3 grandchildren under 10 years old.

189 sagehen  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 10:26:21pm

re: #188 ProLifeLiberal

In unrelated news, I found something during the week about Norway after WWII.

Apparently, while Norway may be good nation, if pissed off, they will go dark in such a way that they would scare people like al-Assad and Ahmadinejad.

During WWII, their behaviour was such as to introduce the word "quisling" to our vocabulary.

190 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 10:30:14pm

re: #189 sagehen

After the war, Norway used some of the Nazis to clear minefields.

And by clear minefields, I mean force them at gunpoint to run across an area known to have mines, over and over again.

Over 300 died, and over 500 suffered permanently disabling injuries.

Lesson: Don't Cross Norway. NATO should keep them in a little box, so when shit gets real, we let them do their patented Unholy Hell on the enemy.

191 Lidane  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 10:32:59pm

re: #190 ProLifeLiberal

That's nothing compared to some of the other things that went on. Let's just say the Norwegians had a lot of anger towards the Nazis and towards Germany for a while after the war.

192 freetoken  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 10:34:58pm

re: #190 ProLifeLiberal

Lesson: Don't Cross Norway.

Vikings... they sort of the original type for the Ruthless European stereotype.

193 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 10:35:20pm

re: #187 Lidane

"Just been to google search for mission impossible," he tweeted later in the evening. "Wow, several sites offering free links. I rest my case."

I can understand. I wouldn't want anyone stealing "content" from me, like private messages on my cell phone, for example.

194 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 10:37:47pm

re: #191 Lidane

They resisted heavily. Norway had alot of troops occupying for being so small population-wise. The Population wasn't happy with the Quislings either. After the war, things happened.

Quisling was executed, along with over 30 others. Though, Norway's Original Plan was for something like 300+ to be executed, along some obscenely high number imprisoned (10,000+?).

Norway eventually went more moderate with punishments.

re: #192 freetoken

Mentioned it before, but part Norwegian here. Might explain a bit of my own brutality towards certain groups (Hi Salafis!).

195 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 11:00:37pm

Hmm... I may just have to get the new iPhone.

196 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 11:17:28pm

re: #188 ProLifeLiberal

In unrelated news, I found something during the week about Norway after WWII.

Apparently, while Norway may be good nation, if pissed off, they will go dark in such a way that they would scare people like al-Assad and Ahmadinejad.

Edit: In essence, Norway has a Psycho Streak that, if pushed, comes out. This was most recently seen this last year in Libya when in April, they made 3 attempts in one week on Qaddafi. The last one killed a son and 3 grandchildren under 10 years old.

Nothing Psycho about that. Qaddafi had to die, and killing him would have shortened the war. Even though it killed 3 kids, it was worth trying. It was not a good thing to do, mind you, but it was an decently conducted attempt to kill a shithead who really needed killing.

197 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Jan 14, 2012 11:21:49pm

Goodnight, All.

198 freetoken  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 12:42:54am
199 OhCrapIHaveACrushOnSarahPalin  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 1:00:59am

re: #196 Dark_Falcon

Qaddafi had to die,

needed killing.

Fucking psycho conservatism.

I hated Gaddy, but what kind of psychotic believes people MUST, HAVE TO, NEED killing?

Even though it killed 3 kids

But hey, so long as you and yours never have to get hurt and those 3 kids you'll never have to face are DEAD, hey, eggs/omelettes, why not. / e_e

Yay, pro-life...for everyone but the living.

200 researchok  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 1:17:14am

Morning, all

201 researchok  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 1:20:56am

re: #198 freetoken

[Video]

Great choice.

202 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 1:21:42am

Cruise ship captain: That rock wasn't on my chart
3 dead, as many as 50 missing.

I don't care if the rocks weren't on your chart, look out the freaking window.
Those rocks are huge.

203 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 1:37:55am

Coffee maker is ssssllllooowwww.

204 researchok  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 1:41:37am

re: #203 Varek Raith

And my cup runneth over.

205 freetoken  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 2:18:53am

The recently deceased Cesária Évora:

206 OhCrapIHaveACrushOnSarahPalin  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 4:54:05am

I think I might have seen one of these out-of-town chumps today.

I was walking along Valencia ave when I saw about 30 or so Occupy people coming down the street. In the next block, just as I was passing, some young man was being cuffed by a cop for "disobedience" or whatever

He stood there grinning like a fucking idiot, obviously with no concept that getting arrested isn't exactly some kind of badge of honor for the vast majority of men and women in communities actually LIVING in the Mission District.

207 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 5:29:35am

re: #203 Varek Raith

Coffee maker is ssslllooowww.

French press!

208 AK-47%  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 6:04:13am

re: #207 negativ

French press!

Well, what is the latest news in the French newspapers?

209 Shropshire_Slasher  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 6:05:28am

The great DC ass slasher was caught in Peru!
[Link: www.wtop.com...]

He has a theme song:


No, I never owned a Mucky Pup album, but my wife did.
210 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 6:40:20am

I've never made it to Hawaii. I've traveled for most of my career and am travel jaded, so I probably won't go.

If Israel "Bruddah IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole was still alive, I would go to hear him.

211 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 6:49:50am

re: #206 OhCrapIHaveACrushOnSarahPalin

From the comments section...

Occupy - lets's make this cut and dry, if you can't even get majority support from people posting comments on SFGate, you're wrong

212 Kronocide  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 7:05:56am

re: #210 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

I've never made it to Hawaii. I've traveled for most of my career and am travel jaded, so I probably won't go.

If Israel "Bruddah IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole was still alive, I would go to hear him.

I hear him all the time, he's everywhere here. Never get sick of hearing him.

Jack Johnson also 'grounds' me here. He blew up right after I moved here so I started listening to him then, listening to him now brings me back to that time.

213 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 7:23:32am

re: #212 BigPapa

Are there a billion fat guys over there trying to be Iz?

(Playing the uke, eating pizza, singing in a corner bar?)

214 Kronocide  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 7:23:34am

Just installed and getting my head around Evernote.

Moving past the old method of using Word to document my tasks, but client and bullet point. Print out page for the day, edit with pen. Edit when I got back to a computer, print out page next day, etc.

Evernote is a quantum leap ahead.

215 Kronocide  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 7:36:32am

re: #213 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Oh yes. All with sweet relaxing island kine voices.

216 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 7:50:37am

re: #213 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Are there a billion fat guys over there trying to be Iz?

(Playing the uke, eating PINEAPPLE pizza, singing in a corner bar?)

ftfy

217 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 7:56:13am

re: #188 ProLifeLiberal

Apparently, while Norway may be good nation, if pissed off, they will go dark in such a way that they would scare people like al-Assad and Ahmadinejad

I wonder what their (Norways) response will be to

Underscoring the continued lawlessness in Yemen, a Norwegian working for the United Nations was kidnapped in Sanaa at the weekend, Norway's foreign ministry said

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

218 AK-47%  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 7:57:09am

The Swedish soldier wouldn't, but the Norwegian would!

219 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:05:57am

re: #215 BigPapa

Oh yes. All with sweet relaxing island kine voices.

Why am I not believing you?

220 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:08:40am

Occupy attempts violent and destructive protest, fails.....

Police arrest two during mostly peaceful Occupy Oakland protest

Despite calls on social media sites to target police cars and media vans, there were no reports of violence or injury.
In a statement before the march, the Occupy Oakland Tactical Action Committee had called property such as police and media vehicles and equipment fair game for destruction by their followers "if you really must risk your freedom by doing something of that nature."
The group did ask its followers to refrain from damaging private property of any kind, including Oakland's small businesses, or conducting any frontal assaults on police such as throwing bottles. The group added that "fire is fun," and encouraged its followers that "if you want to burn something in the street (that isn't someone's car), more power to you."

221 reine.de.tout  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:10:33am
"There are many evils in the world. You learn somewhere in your life that you cannot right them all; actually you cannot do much about very many of them. BUT, the day that you no longer are offended by evil; the day you can no longer feel empathy for the person marginalized or the animal that is abused, or the corruption in government; this day, this day, this day is the day you need to stop and question if you are still alive. You may find that you are already dead".

This is how I feel about those who would cheer on the desecration of the dead.

re: #70 Dark_Falcon

And although, the cameras did not record it, when Patriots TE McQuarty blacks a crucial Tebow pass, he goes down on one knee to mock Tebow. Not classy, not at all.

The above is also how I feel about those who mock the deeply held faith beliefs of others. Tebow is quite often over the top for my taste; but there's no doubt his faith is sincere and deeply felt. I agree DF, not classy.

222 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:10:47am

re: #220 Killgore Trout

Like MLK said, "It was a pleasure to burn."

Wait! He didn't say that...

I'm guessing they've been otherwise invoking his name all weekend.

223 Kronocide  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:10:49am

re: #219 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Why am I not believing you?

Not meant to be a factual kine statement

224 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:13:18am

re: #222 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Like MLK said, "It was a pleasure to burn."

Wait! He didn't say that...

I'm guessing they've been otherwise invoking his name all weekend.

Maybe that was Gandhi.

225 Kronocide  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:16:47am

re: #221 reine.de.tout

The above is also how I feel about those who mock the deeply held faith beliefs of others. Tebow is quite often over the top for my taste; but there's no doubt his faith is sincere and deeply felt. I agree DF, not classy.

The key distinction is having fun at his expense or openly mocking him for praying or being of faith.

I think he got openly mocked there, not cool.

Tebow has brought his faith forth as part of his persona. It's who he is. So we can have fun at his expense. This does not give license to ridicule him. So I hope we can have a little fun with it, but not put the guy down because he likes to take a knee.

I think there is a difference.

226 Kronocide  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:19:01am

re: #223 BigPapa

Not meant to be a factual kine statement

Sorta half Pidgin'ed it. Should read:

Nah men fo' factual kine statemin

227 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:19:51am

re: #225 BigPapa

It's a thin line, between fun and hate.

Better to hand the ball to the ref and go back to the huddle.

228 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:23:45am

re: #226 BigPapa

Sorta half Pidgin'ed it. Should read:

Nah men fo' factual kine statemin

It sounds like an amalgamation between Creole and Rural Southern Black.

229 reine.de.tout  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:24:30am

re: #225 BigPapa

The key distinction is having fun at his expense or openly mocking him for praying or being of faith.

I think he got openly mocked there, not cool.

Tebow has brought his faith forth as part of his persona. It's who he is. So we can have fun at his expense. This does not give license to ridicule him. So I hope we can have a little fun with it, but not put the guy down because he likes to take a knee.

I think there is a difference.

It was just my .02.

I would suggest to you that the Taliban also bring to the table their wacky beliefs as part of their persona.

Now, the mocking of Tebow's faith in that way is certainly nowhere near in the same league as the "Victory Tinkle", as Geller put it. But it's lack of respect for another human being, all the same.

As I said, Tebow is over the top for my taste. That's an opinion, not mockery. I don't mock atheists. I don't mock Buddhists. I try not to mock anybody, and I don't claim to always be successful in that, but I try; it's simply my opinion that it's wrong to demean people in that way. Disagree with 'em? Another thing entirely.

230 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:27:20am

re: #220 Killgore Trout

The group added that "fire is fun,"

said group spokesman Mongo!
//

231 Kronocide  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:33:15am

re: #229 reine.de.tout

It was just my .02.

I would suggest to you that the Taliban also bring to the table their wacky beliefs as part of their persona.

Now, the mocking of Tebow's faith in that way is certainly nowhere near in the same league as the "Victory Tinkle", as Geller put it. But it's lack of respect for another human being, all the same.

As I said, Tebow is over the top for my taste. That's an opinion, not mockery. I don't mock atheists. I don't mock Buddhists. I try not to mock anybody, and I don't claim to always be successful in that, but I try; it's simply my opinion that it's wrong to demean people in that way. Disagree with 'em? Another thing entirely.

I wasn't disagreeing with you at all. It is a lack of respect for another human being and their beliefs, on another level of course.

Agree also that Tebow is a little over the top for me too. But it's not causing me any problems. But Tebow is harmless to me, and to the guy who mocked him.

If somebody can't tell the difference between mocking and having fun at somebody's expense then caution is in order. Stuff like the Photoshop pic of the US Davis Pepper Spray cop CS spraying Tebow on his knee is immensely hilarious and probably harmless. It's quite likely Tebow or the Cop would get a snicker or laugh at it too. But to 'take a Tebow' when you yourself are not religious or actually praying, that's mockery, and not cool.

232 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:33:18am

re: #229 reine.de.tout

It was just my .02.

I would suggest to you that the Taliban also bring to the table their wacky beliefs as part of their persona.

Now, the mocking of Tebow's faith in that way is certainly nowhere near in the same league as the "Victory Tinkle", as Geller put it. But it's lack of respect for another human being, all the same.

As I said, Tebow is over the top for my taste. That's an opinion, not mockery. I don't mock atheists. I don't mock Buddhists. I try not to mock anybody, and I don't claim to always be successful in that, but I try; it's simply my opinion that it's wrong to demean people in that way. Disagree with 'em? Another thing entirely.

I'm very much in favor of mocking religions but even I'm not comfortable with the reaction to the whole Tebow thing. Atheists tend to go too far with the visceral reaction to any public displays of faith. I think it betrays an intellectual insecurity and seems to be an attempt to drive all displays of religious faith underground and behind closed doors. Tebow doesn't bother me at all but I don't watch football.

233 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:35:13am

If Tebow was Muslim and bowed towards Mecca after every touchdown would the lefties still openly mock him?

234 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:35:57am

I'm just amused that anyone thinks a god would give two hoots about football.

235 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:38:31am

re: #234 Varek Raith

I'm just amused that anyone things a god would give two hoots about football.

I know ,, especially now that the NBA settled their labor dispute and are playing!!!

//

236 Kronocide  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:39:32am

re: #233 Killgore Trout

If Tebow was Muslim and bowed towards Mecca after every touchdown would the lefties still openly mock him?

Surely a rhetorical question. But the answer is no, or mockery would be much less.

Of course that's because Islam is a minority religion and does not have the same long and complex history of Christianity in this country, much of which 'the left' holds contempt against.

237 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:39:42am

re: #233 Killgore Trout

If Tebow was Muslim and bowed towards Mecca after every touchdown would the lefties still openly mock him?

I wouldn't care.
I don't care that Tebow does what he does.

238 Obdicut  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:40:31am

re: #232 Killgore Trout

I'm very much in favor of mocking religions but even I'm not comfortable with the reaction to the whole Tebow thing. Atheists tend to go too far with the visceral reaction to any public displays of faith. I think it betrays an intellectual insecurity and seems to be an attempt to drive all displays of religious faith underground and behind closed doors. Tebow doesn't bother me at all but I don't watch football.

Why do you think it's an attempt to drive all display of religious faith underground?

Isn't that a bit of a stretch?

239 Achilles Tang  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:41:29am

re: #232 Killgore Trout

I'm very much in favor of mocking religions but even I'm not comfortable with the reaction to the whole Tebow thing. Atheists tend to go too far with the visceral reaction to any public displays of faith. I think it betrays an intellectual insecurity and seems to be an attempt to drive all displays of religious faith underground and behind closed doors. Tebow doesn't bother me at all but I don't watch football.

I have no problem with someone feeling that they gain self confidence or comfort from their belief, whatever I may think of the specifics of the belief, but there's a phrase "wearing your religion on your sleeve".

Does Tebow think God can't read his mind?

He does his act because he wants people to see him do it, not because he wants to be sure God hears him.

240 jaunte  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:42:40am

re: #239 Naso Tang

It's not a very good demonstration of the power of his prayer when his team loses.

241 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:42:56am

I'd like to thank myself for that awesome throw that was just awesome!

242 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:43:37am

re: #241 Varek Raith

I'd like to thank myself for that awesome throw that was just awesome!

That's what I'd do.
;)

243 Obdicut  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:44:19am

re: #239 Naso Tang

Yeah, I'm not sure what my reaction to Tebow is supposed to be. I think what he does is silly. I'm not going to mock him for it, because I don't see any point in it, but I wish he'd cut out it and get over himself. It is immensely vain.

244 Obdicut  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:44:38am

re: #242 Varek Raith

That's what I'd do.
;)

Needs more 3rd person.

245 Kronocide  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:45:17am

re: #232 Killgore Trout

Atheists tend to go too far with the visceral reaction to any public displays of faith. I think it betrays an intellectual insecurity and seems to be an attempt to drive all displays of religious faith underground and behind closed doors.

Some atheists go a little too far. I call them Proselytizing Atheists.

But it may not be an intellectual insecurity at all. They have more of an issue with religion for more reasons than merely being insecure. Especially if it includes teaching children creationism or praying in school, or having religious influence in government.

It's not just insecurity.

246 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:45:54am

re: #238 Obdicut

Why do you think it's an attempt to drive all display of religious faith underground?

Isn't that a bit of a stretch?

I don't think so. One of the things that I dislike about Hitchens and Dawkins is their outright hostility towards religion. I think Carl Sagan was much more measured and respectful which made him a more effective critic. A lot of atheists are real dicks about any mention of god or having to witness a public prayer. I happen to be an atheist but I think the world would be a much less colorful place without religion and ritual.

247 Obdicut  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:46:34am

Tebow and TO are basically in the same area of my head for me. Overvalued players with a lot of vanity and personal antics that annoy others.

248 reine.de.tout  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:47:20am

BIG PAPA - BTW - I was listening to the talking on that shark tape. What struck me - take away "bruddah", and replace it with "cher", and I swear, it sounds a LOT like the accent I've heard from a lot of Cajuns. So weird to hear something so similar from in the middle of the ocean.

249 Kronocide  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:47:49am

re: #247 Obdicut

Tebow and TO are basically in the same area of my head for me. Overvalued players with a lot of vanity and personal antics that annoy others.

I would agree with one small caveat: TO is a dick. Tebow has been pretty non-dickish.

250 Obdicut  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:49:00am

re: #246 Killgore Trout

I don't think so. One of the things that I dislike about Hitchens and Dawkins is their outright hostility towards religion. I think Carl Sagan was much more measured and respectful which made him a more effective critic. A lot of atheists are real dicks about any mention of god or having to witness a public prayer. I happen to be an atheist but I think the world would be a much less colorful place without religion and ritual.

But you seriously think that atheists are so hostile to free speech that they want to drive all religious worship behind closed doors? You're not just talking about in government, but you seriously think atheists are attempting to remove all religion from the public sphere?

I think you're kind of confusing atheists who believe that people would be better off without religion with the idea that people would be better off without public displays of religion. Kinda different.

251 darthstar  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:50:43am

Mornin' everyone...

Want some irony?
[Link: www.ajc.com...]

Smith told the officer he’d had the beer 45 minutes earlier, and the officer asked him to blow into a hand-held “intoximeter”. The officer said the lawmaker refused, stating he would prefer to go to a clinic or the hospital to get tested.

The officer told Smith that was done only after an arrest, and that Smith had not been placed under arrest, but Smith “seemed to be having a difficult time understanding what I was trying to explain to him,” the officer said in the report.

The officer said Smith finally agreed to blow into the device. The report stated that Smith blew a .091., which is above the legal limit of .08.

The officer said Smith then told him he’d had a beer 15 minutes earlier, instead of the 45 minutes he had said previously. Smith then allegedly failed a “walk-and-turn” test and a “one-leg-stand” test.

This is one of the cocksuckers arguing for drug testing welfare recipients.

One beer? Republicans can't hold their liquor.

252 Obdicut  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:51:22am

re: #249 BigPapa

I would agree with one small caveat: TO is a dick. Tebow has been pretty non-dickish.

Sure, I'm just talking about as players.

253 reine.de.tout  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:51:32am

re: #251 darthstar

Mornin' everyone...

Want some irony?
[Link: www.ajc.com...]

This is one of the cocksuckers arguing for drug testing welfare recipients.

One beer? Republicans can't hold their liquor.

No, we can't, I can attest to that . . .

254 Obdicut  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:51:45am

re: #251 darthstar

So I assume he's going to give up all his government benefits now.

255 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:52:45am

re: #253 reine.de.tout

No, we can't, I can attest to that . . .

Walk in a straight line from comment 3 to 21 please.

256 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:52:53am

re: #240 jaunte

It's not a very good demonstration of the power of his prayer when his team loses.

Maybe the other team prayed harder/longer/more

OR ,, Maybe God took the Patriots and gave the 13 point spread!!!!
/

257 darthstar  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:53:04am

Okay...time to go Tebow the dogs. (They think I answer prayers when I take them to the beach. I do...usually with a simple "No.")

258 Kronocide  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:53:25am

re: #248 reine.de.tout

BIG PAPA - BTW - I was listening to the talking on that shark tape. What struck me - take away "bruddah", and replace it with "cher", and I swear, it sounds a LOT like the accent I've heard from a lot of Cajuns. So weird to hear something so similar from in the middle of the ocean.

I don't know what it is but I like hearing other people talk. I think pidgin 'distills' language down to it's rudiments, at times it's an extremely efficient language. Which is funny, because it's a mish mash of Hawaiian, Chinese, Portugese, and Filipino.

Troem = throw them away

I bet Jeff Foxworthy would get a kick living here for a few years.

Shoots

259 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:54:26am

re: #258 BigPapa

I don't know what it is but I like hearing other people talk. I think pidgin 'distills' language down to it's rudiments, at times it's an extremely efficient language. Which is funny, because it's a mish mash of Hawaiian, Chinese, Portugese, and Filipino.

Troem = throw them away

I bet Jeff Foxworthy would get a kick living here for a few years.

Shoots

Widjadidja.

260 darthstar  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:54:42am

re: #255 Varek Raith

Walk in a straight line from comment 3 to 21 please.

I can do that...
3...4...5...6...Ron Paul!...7...shit.

261 reine.de.tout  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 8:55:24am

re: #258 BigPapa

I don't know what it is but I like hearing other people talk. I think pidgin 'distills' language down to it's rudiments, at times it's an extremely efficient language. Which is funny, because it's a mish mash of Hawaiian, Chinese, Portugese, and Filipino.

Troem = throw them away

I bet Jeff Foxworthy would get a kick living here for a few years.

Shoots

I like hearing various accents, too, and yeah, you might have something there about pidgin distilling language to its rudiments.

I'm sure he would! His wife is apparently from La., and La. Cajun stuff shows up sometimes in his routines.

What is "kine"? I can't figure it out.

262 Kronocide  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 9:00:37am
263 Achilles Tang  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 9:02:06am

re: #246 Killgore Trout

I don't think so. One of the things that I dislike about Hitchens and Dawkins is their outright hostility towards religion. I think Carl Sagan was much more measured and respectful which made him a more effective critic. A lot of atheists are real dicks about any mention of god or having to witness a public prayer. I happen to be an atheist but I think the world would be a much less colorful place without religion and ritual.

I observe some rituals that derive from religion, and I admire old churches, religious art and music and so on. That is not an issue with most atheists.

As to Hitchens and Dawkins, (and Harris and and Spinoza and Hume and Shelly and Darwin and Russel and Warraq and Twain and Hirsi and Sagan and Einstein and Freud and Russel and many more) they have done a service to helping atheism come out of the closet, and the truth is that it is impossible to be openly critical of religion without sounding insulting to the believers. It is a situation that can only be dealt with through painful honesty, or silence.

264 reine.de.tout  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 9:04:31am

re: #263 Naso Tang

I observe some rituals that derive from religion, and I admire old churches, religious art and music and so on. That is not an issue with most atheists.

As to Hitchens and Dawkins, (and Harris and and Spinoza and Hume and Shelly and Darwin and Russel and Warraq and Twain and Hirsi and Sagan and Einstein and Freud and Russel and many more) and they have done a service to helping atheism come out of the closet, and the truth is that it is impossible to be openly critical of religion without sounding insulting to the believers. It is a no situation that can only be dealt with through painful honesty, or silence.

I still think criticism/disagreement is one thing; we have to just suck it up and take it when we encounter it, or present a counter argument.

Mockery is another thing entirely, IMO. Classless.

265 reine.de.tout  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 9:06:43am

re: #262 BigPapa

Kine is like 'thing' or 'that thing.' It's ubiquitous.

da kine. The kind. The ultimate pidgin phrase. Can mean virtually anything. 1)Eh, you get any da kine? 2)Ho, brah, dat's da kine. 3) She wen da kine foa get da kine foa da kine.

ah. Thanks!
Whatchamacallit. Whosit. Thingamajig.

"Da kine" is used as shorthand when it is likely the listener will understand what is meant from context or a combination of context and body language.

266 sattv4u2  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 9:08:31am

re: #264 reine.de.tout

Mockery is another thing entirely, IMO. Classless.

Great,,, now I won't be able to say anything to either Fat Veggie nor CCA!!!

/

267 reine.de.tout  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 9:10:10am

re: #266 sattv4u2

Mockery is another thing entirely, IMO. Classless.

Great,,, now I won't be able to say anything to either Fat Veggie nor CCA!!!

/

Well - MAYBE an exception would be in order.

268 Obdicut  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 9:11:10am

re: #264 reine.de.tout

Well, it depends. The Spanish Inquisition is one of the best Python sketches. Lots of stand-up comics have great material on religion.

I think there's a big difference between mocking an individual for having faith, and mocking an aspect of religion or religious ritual.

A friend of mine wrote a great one-act play called "Death on a Stick" which was about his Christian faith. In it, he mocked the bombastic preachers he'd grown up with who he felt were overly into the power and benefits of their positions.

A lot of people mistook his rejection of organized religion in the play as a rejection of religion, but he was and remains one of the most ardent Christians I've ever met.

I think all the trash-talking that athletes engage in isn't very classy as a whole, even though some of my favorite players (like Bird) have been masters of it.

269 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 9:13:50am

re: #264 reine.de.tout

I still think criticism/disagreement is one thing; we have to just suck it up and take it when we encounter it, or present a counter argument.

Mockery is another thing entirely, IMO. Classless.

I agree.
Now, would you kindly tell the Pope to stop the atheism=Nazi thing? Or we're all that's wrong in the world?
It really ticks me off.

270 Lidane  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 9:14:08am

*sigh*

Perry: Obama Administration Over-Reacting To Marines Who Urinated On Dead Taliban

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Sunday that Marines videotaped urinating on dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan made a "dumb" mistake, but should not face criminal prosecution.

In an interview Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," the Republican presidential candidate said the Obama administration over-reacted to the incident by talking about possible criminal charges and speaking with what he called "disdain" about the U.S. military.

According to Perry, famous military figures including U.S. Gen. George Patton acted similarly in a war environment.

"When you're 18 or 19, you do dumb things. These kids made a mistake, there's not any doubt about it," Perry told CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley.

271 reine.de.tout  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 9:15:29am

re: #268 Obdicut

eh. Poking fun at is not necessarily mockery.

One of my favorite books is "Growing Up Catholic".
Funny as hell, pokes fun at all sorts of aspects that hit home for me.
But it's not mockery of any person.

272 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 9:17:12am

I didn't know what a Tebow was until a few days ago. I don't pay attention to sports in general. I'm not sure this guy's shenanigans are any different than the usual showboating that players do to draw attention to themselves. Do sports other than American football experience this phenomenon?

however:
I'm not losing any sleep over it, but genuflecting after a touchdown or whatever is on the same level as the Oscar-winning actress or Grammy-winning rapper who "owe it all to God" in their acceptance speech.

In doing so, they imply that the omnipotent creator of the universe interceded in order that they receive a trophy. Presumably, had God not intervened in the details of their lives, they would not have won the big game or had the big hit single. So, they imply, God is concerned with the day-to-day trivialities in the lives of specific individual people.

In context, this is a profoundly contemptible narcissistic point of view. Pediatric cancer wards, battered women's shelters, psychiatric hospitals, and mass graves from Dachau to Darfur are overflowing with people whose suffering was presumably less interesting to God than the success of Tebow and Kanye West.

273 Obdicut  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 9:18:14am

re: #271 reine.de.tout

Well, in this case, the guy going down on one knee was almost certainly not some wild-eyed atheist actually mocking Tebow's religion, but just another player trying to get his goat through what's basically trash-talking.

Just as, to me, Tebow's displays are a variation of rubbing your opponents noses in your victory through high-stepping and stuff like that.

274 Achilles Tang  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 9:18:16am

re: #264 reine.de.tout

I still think criticism/disagreement is one thing; we have to just suck it up and take it when we encounter it, or present a counter argument.

Mockery is another thing entirely, IMO. Classless.

But criticism and disagreement are not the same thing. The former can easily be taken as synonymous with mockery by one party, without being intended as such, and in my experience usually is.

Mockery has its place and need not be classless. I will mock many wannabe presidents for many religious things they say, and it need not be applicable to all believers.

And mockery can be classy at times, particularly when what is being mocked is genuinely classless.

275 AK-47%  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 9:27:23am

re: #233 Killgore Trout

If Tebow was Muslim and bowed towards Mecca after every touchdown would the lefties still openly mock him?

No, because he would be booed off the field and be afraid to return for all the death threats he would receive...

276 Lidane  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 9:29:34am

re: #275 ralphieboy

No, because he would be booed off the field and be afraid to return for all the death threats he would receive...

Exactly. If he was a Muslim praying to Mecca at every touchdown, he wouldn't be the darling of the religious right and the attention he'd get wouldn't all be positive.

277 Obdicut  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 9:31:56am

re: #276 Lidane

He'd also be kind of weird, since Muslims are only supposed to pray to Mecca during the daily prayers, I think. I'm pretty sure if a Muslim wants to thank god for something he can just do.

278 AK-47%  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 9:32:05am

Tim T is the perfect set-up for the old RW talking point that public displays of religion are forbidden in our society.

The mockery coming from certain quarters simply fuels their sense of presumed victimhood and heightens their resove to see legislation in place to allow government-sponsored, organized public prayer at every opportunity possible.

279 Mocking Jay  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 9:34:10am

The new John Lithgow-voiced Colbert Super-pac ad is excellent.

[Link: www.huffingtonpost.com...]

280 Lidane  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 9:37:48am

re: #277 Obdicut

He'd also be kind of weird, since Muslims are only supposed to pray to Mecca during the daily prayers, I think. I'm pretty sure if a Muslim wants to thank god for something he can just do.

That's kind of the point, though. It would be strange for a Muslim to kneel down and pray to Mecca after every touchdown. Why is it somehow okay for a Christian to get on his knees after every scoring play and thank God?

I think negativ got it right in #272 -- it's narcissistic, IMO. It assumes that God is watching that one person score right in that one moment, at the expense of paying attention to actual suffering or bigger issues going on in the world.

281 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 9:39:17am

re: #280 Lidane

That's kind of the point, though. It would be strange for a Muslim to kneel down and pray to Mecca after every touchdown. Why is it somehow okay for a Christian to get on his knees after every scoring play and thank God?

I think negativ got it right in #272 -- it's narcissistic, IMO. It assumes that God is watching that one person score right in that one moment, at the expense of paying attention to actual suffering or bigger issues going on in the world.

Not to mention that he is indirectly insulting any player of Christian faith on the other team. God favors Tebow more.

282 Obdicut  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 9:39:31am

re: #280 Lidane

Yeah. It's vain. But most atheletes are pretty vain. And why shouldn't they be? We treat them like they're some of the most important members of our society.

We tend to shower these guys with privilege, acclaim, and money, and then be surprised when they're not the most disciplined and well-behaved bunch and often have ego problems.

283 AK-47%  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 9:58:47am

re: #282 Obdicut

Modern professional sports is about generating revenue, and the more entertainment and attention-grabbing value their players provide the public, the more drawing power they have and the more they can ask for advertising and licensing fees.

No wonder it is going to engender such behavior on an industrial scale.

284 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 9:59:38am

Hamas/Anonymous alliance is progressing well.
Hamas Calls for More Net Hacking Against Israel

The Palestinian Hamas movement called for an escalation of Internet hacking against Israel, saluting Arab programmers who have managed to infiltrate Israeli computer systems.
“Penetrating Israeli websites means opening a new field of resistance and the beginning of an electronic war against Israeli occupation,” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said today in a statement e-mailed to reporters in the Gaza Strip.

285 SpaceJesus  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 10:00:07am
286 Kronocide  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 10:02:10am

re: #283 ralphieboy

Modern professional sports is about generating revenue, and the more entertainment and attention-grabbing value their players provide the public, the more drawing power they have and the more they can ask for advertising and licensing fees.

No wonder it is going to engender such behavior on an industrial scale.

My old boss (and Glibertarian, it's where I learned it at a young age) is a long time season ticket holder for the 49ers. There are coming out with a new policy that will drive up the prices for season ticket holders. A 50 yd line season ticket license may be $80k.

His first words telling me about it were 'This is just like that OWS shit, people are gonna get pissed.' I had to chuckle.

287 Jimmi the Grey  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 10:03:35am

re: #283 ralphieboy

Modern professional sports is about generating revenue, and the more entertainment and attention-grabbing value their players provide the public, the more drawing power they have and the more they can ask for advertising and licensing fees.

No wonder it is going to engender such behavior on an industrial scale.

Now that I'm caught up with the thread I was going to point out this very fact. They are there to do more than play football, they are selling a product...Their Team Logo on Their Team Merchandise.

I think it's more offensive that Tebow is using aspects of his faith and his Savior to sell himself than it is that another player is using it against him during play/gametime to mock and/or psyche him out.

288 albusteve  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 10:21:59am

all this pop psychology regarding Tebow and athletes is a hoot....reading minds

289 Achilles Tang  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 10:26:17am

re: #288 albusteve

all this pop psychology regarding Tebow and athletes is a hoot...reading minds

Reading yours now.

290 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 10:26:33am

Singer's tomb unearthed in Egypt

Archaeologists have unearthed the 1,100-year-old tomb of a female singer in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, officials revealed.
It is the only tomb of a woman not related to the ancient Egyptian royal families ever found there, said Mansour Boraiq, the top government official for the antiquities ministry in the city of Luxor.
Mr Boraiq told reporters that the coffin of the female singer is remarkably intact and that when the coffin is opened this week, Egyptian and Swiss archaeologists will likely find a mummy and a cartonnage mask moulded to her face and made from layers of linen and plaster.
The singer's name, Nehmes Bastet, means she was believed to be protected by the feline deity Bastet. The tomb was found by accident, according to Elina Paulin-Grothe, field director for excavation at the Valley of the Kings with Switzerland's University of Basel.

291 albusteve  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 10:27:24am

re: #289 Naso Tang

Reading yours now.

my thoughts are as pure as the falling snow

292 Varek Raith  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 10:28:09am

re: #291 albusteve

my thoughts are as pure as the falling snow

And I'm the head of cabbage.

293 Achilles Tang  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 10:28:18am

re: #291 albusteve

my thoughts are as pure as the falling snow

and just as light sometimes. :=)

294 Killgore Trout  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 10:28:38am

Work accident?
Blast hits home of Gaza terror chief

At least one person was killed in an explosion reported at the Rafah home of a senior terrorist in the Gaza Strip Saturday evening, Palestinian officials said.

Adham Abu Salima, a Gaza Health Ministry official, said the house belonged to Popular Resistance Committees Secretary-General Zuheir Qeisi.

Five or six Palestinians were wounded in the mysterious explosion, sources in Gaza said.

Eyewitnesses said the huge Rafah blast could be heard far away and that the house was completely burned down. The initial explosion was reportedly followed by several smaller blasts.

The IDF said it was unfamiliar with the incident. Witnesses said there was no sign of Israeli military activity in the area.

295 albusteve  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 10:30:21am

re: #293 Naso Tang

and just as light sometimes. :=)

Zen

296 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 10:32:12am

re: #248 reine.de.tout

Exactly!

297 OhCrapIHaveACrushOnSarahPalin  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 10:33:54am

Tebow is just another rw chestbeating, pretentious Christian with something to prove, yawn. If he were a rw chestbeating, pretentious Muslim bowing to Mecca after every stupid completed pass, he'd need protection from the pretentious Christian pitchforks.

In fact, would he even have a job at all?

298 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 10:33:57am

re: #290 Killgore Trout

I have a pyramid
Gold records on the wall
Just leave a message
Maybe I'll call...

299 OhCrapIHaveACrushOnSarahPalin  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 10:36:13am

re: #278 ralphieboy

Tim T is the perfect set-up for the old RW talking point that public displays of religion are forbidden in our society.

The mockery coming from certain quarters simply fuels their sense of presumed victimhood and heightens their resove to see legislation in place to allow government-sponsored, organized public prayer at every opportunity possible.

And if he were simply ignored like the grandstanding religious novelty act he is, it would be proof -- PROOF -- that our godless society has turned its back on Jesus or whatever.

300 Hawaii69  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 2:53:14pm

Wow, this video is going viral. It had 1800 views when I first watched it

301 Hawaii69  Sun, Jan 15, 2012 3:02:40pm

Hmmmm.....I see the comments were about the actual video for about
5 minutes before they git Tebow'ed

Much like the shark, maybe if you ignore him, he'll go away.

Anyway, the shark Is actually a huge Mako, not a GW.

302 Charles Johnson  Mon, Jan 16, 2012 2:03:38pm

re: #301 Hawaii69

Hmmm...I see the comments were about the actual video for about
5 minutes before they git Tebow'ed

Much like the shark, maybe if you ignore him, he'll go away.

Anyway, the shark Is actually a huge Mako, not a GW.

I thought it looked more like a Mako shark too. The great white has a different head shape.

Da bugga is really beeg, though.


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