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Fantastic Four #45, December 1965: “Among Us Hide … the Inhumans!”

Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the Silver Age
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It was December 1965 when I first got my hot little hands on this copy of Fantastic Four #45 — you can probably tell from the condition it’s in. With these stress marks and creases it’s not super valuable any more, but the colors are bright, the paper is white, and it’s still worth a lot more than 12 cents.

This issue featured the first appearance of one of my favorite obscure Marvel characters: Lockjaw, the giant bulldog with antennae.

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321 comments

1 Shvaughn  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 5:01:04pm

I love Lockjaw. Have you read the "Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers" series that they've put out over the last few years?

2 CuriousLurker  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 5:02:25pm

Okay, a video to make you smile on Christmas Eve:
Children explain Santa to Lester Holt

3 Charles Johnson  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 5:02:45pm

re: #1 Shvaughn

I love Lockjaw. Have you read the "Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers" series that they've put out over the last few years?

I must confess I have not.

4 Charles Johnson  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 5:05:09pm

This issue of Fantastic Four was actually the first appearance of Lockjaw.

5 austin_blue  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 5:16:33pm

You didn't pick that cover at random, did you Charles?

Clever boots...

6 A Man for all Seasons  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 5:17:20pm

When I was living in a foster home one time I read some Superman comics as did all kids. I was positively sure I could fly like Superman.
So I got a towel as a cape and climbed up on the garbage can and jumped off in a beautiful swan dive. I ended up in the hospital with a nasty gash on my head. I never read comic books again.

7 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 5:19:20pm

Yesterday I went to get my nails done at my favorite salon, which BTW happens to be run by Buddhists. They had the loudspeaker set to "Christmas Music 24/7" which included some of the most horrific "Christmas music" ever recorded.

I mean, a song "Here comes Santa Claus, Here comes Santa Claus, right down Santa Claus Lane" sung to the tune of "In the morning, in the evening, ain't we got fun!"

I would have ripped the speakers right out of the wall but I didn't want to ruin my nails.

8 CuriousLurker  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 5:19:45pm

According to Google's Santa Tracker, Santa has left Shannon, Ireland and should be arriving in the Azores in a little over 3 minutes.

9 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 5:24:25pm

I have noticed that most nail salons are run by Buddhists.

This is a Buddhist plot, to control all the fingernails and toenails of Americans!1!

They want you to put pennies on the belly of the fat little Buddha!

10 Randall Gross  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 5:25:44pm

I remember reading this one when it came out. I used to walk to the Rexall drugstore every Saturday with my allowance, and Sunday was library day.

11 Kragar  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 5:25:57pm

We're going to open one of our Christmas gifts early tonight for the family to enjoy. My parents sent us a fondue set.

12 Destro  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 5:26:05pm

I just had an orgasm. I own over 100,000 comic books myself.... I am envious.

13 A Man for all Seasons  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 5:27:08pm

re: #8 CuriousLurker

According to Google's Santa Tracker, Santa has left Shannon, Ireland and should be arriving in the Azores in a little over 3 minutes.

You know why we know about Santa's global trek don't you?
The US Air Force provides refueling services for the North Pole inhabitants free of charge. I'm sick and tired of seeing our Tax dollars go to support Santa!
//

14 Randall Gross  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 5:27:50pm

re: #9 Vicious Michigan Union Thug

[Link: articles.latimes.com...]

also a Virginia Postrel article from way back when Reason was still somewhat sane:
[Link: reason.com...]

15 CuriousLurker  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 5:29:38pm

re: #13 A Man for all Seasons

You know why we know about Santa's global trek don't you?
The US Air Force provides refueling services for the North Pole inhabitants free of charge. I'm sick and tired of seeing our Tax dollars go to support Santa!
//

Hahahaha!

16 Randall Gross  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 5:31:21pm

re: #11 Kragar

Enjoy!

Now it's time for me to check out and start stuffing stockings... ho ho ho and all that. Merry Christmas, Happy holidays.

17 CuriousLurker  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 5:35:50pm

re: #8 CuriousLurker

According to Google's Santa Tracker, Santa has left Shannon, Ireland and should be arriving in the Azores in a little over 3 minutes.

Wait. WTF, Santa? You stopped in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and even Mongolia, but not Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Yemen, Singapore, Liberia, Somalia, or a bunch of other African countries? Okay, I get skipping Somalia & Syria, but sheesh...

18 CuriousLurker  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 5:36:14pm

re: #16 Randall Gross

Enjoy!

Now it's time for me to check out and start stuffing stockings... ho ho ho and all that. Merry Christmas, Happy holidays.

Same to you, Randall. Enjoy! ;)

19 Shvaughn  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 5:42:02pm

re: #17 CuriousLurker

Wait. WTF, Santa? You stopped in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and even Mongolia, but not Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Yemen, Singapore, Liberia, Somalia, or a bunch of other African countries? Okay, I get skipping Somalia & Syria, but sheesh...

Santa is kind of a dick. He even hit Antarctica, but no Liberia, Sierra Leone, Tunisia, or Jordan!

I'll bet he hits every state in the US though.

20 Decatur Deb  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 5:42:11pm

re: #7 Vicious Michigan Union Thug

Yesterday I went to get my nails done at my favorite salon, which BTW happens to be run by Buddhists. They had the loudspeaker set to "Christmas Music 24/7" which included some of the most horrific "Christmas music" ever recorded.

I mean, a song "Here comes Santa Claus, Here comes Santa Claus, right down Santa Claus Lane" sung to the tune of "In the morning, in the evening, ain't we got fun!"

I would have ripped the speakers right out of the wall but I didn't want to ruin my nails.

A local FM station programed "The First Noel", followed without a breath by "Paint It Black".

21 Political Atheist  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 5:42:30pm

Christmas & best holiday wishes to all at LGF. 4 years have gone by fast! So many blog friends, fun topics to serious Pages.

A special thanks and toast to our host

Be Well Charles, be well. May the next year always surpass the past year. You run a fine place here.

22 Kragar  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 5:47:19pm

re: #20 Decatur Deb

A local FM station programed "The First Noel", followed without a breath by "Paint It Black".

We've got a rock station here which promised absolutely no Christmas music.

23 freetoken  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 5:48:47pm

re: #22 Kragar

We've got a rock station here which promised absolutely no Christmas music.

That is a travesty.

There are plenty of alternative Christmas music selections:

24 CuriousLurker  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 5:52:29pm

re: #19 Shvaughn

Santa is kind of a dick. He even hit Antarctica, but no Liberia, Sierra Leone, Tunisia, or Jordan!

I'll bet he hits every state in the US though.

I'll bet he does! LOL

25 Charles Johnson  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 5:52:52pm

Merry Christmas to everyone! I'll be around tomorrow - got family visiting but I'll check in from time to time. Posting will probably be on the light side.

26 CuriousLurker  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 5:55:56pm

re: #21 Political Atheist

All the best to you & DL. May you both have many happy holidays to come!

27 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 5:58:49pm

re: #24 CuriousLurker

So, is it just you and me with nothing to do on Christmas but we got the day off?

28 Usually refered to as anyways  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 5:59:10pm

Merry Christmas to all 34C here, Northern New South Wales, Australia.
About to have a Christmas Lunch.

White Wine In The Sun by Tim Minchin - An Aussie Christmas Carol

29 freetoken  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 5:59:34pm

Ah, another one worthy of any "Rock" radio station - guitarist Steve Morse:

30 CuriousLurker  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:03:04pm

re: #27 Vicious Michigan Union Thug

So, is it just you and me with nothing to do on Christmas but we got the day off?

LOL, yeah, kinda cool, huh? Wish everything wasn't closed tomorrow.

31 Charles Johnson  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:03:08pm

Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States is actually a pretty fascinating series. I'm surprised the wingnutosphere hasn't been freaking out about it very much. Just watched the one about Vietnam, LBJ, McNamara, Kissinger, Nixon, etc., and it ended with:

...never, in his wildest dreams, could he have imagined the barbaric proportions of the upcoming Presidency of Ronald Reagan.

32 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:04:43pm

re: #30 CuriousLurker

LOL, yeah, kinda cool, huh? Wish everything wasn't closed tomorrow.

The kosher groceries are open.

33 austin_blue  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:05:34pm

re: #27 Vicious Michigan Union Thug

So, is it just you and me with nothing to do on Christmas but we got the day off?

We Deists are happy to do nothing with you...

I just work Thursday this week because of scheduling. Nice!

34 freetoken  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:05:59pm

re: #31 Charles Johnson

Well, over on Lew Rockwell's site they've dismissed it as retelling Soviet propaganda.

35 CuriousLurker  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:07:13pm

re: #32 Vicious Michigan Union Thug

The kosher groceries are open.

And Chinese restaurants.

36 Charles Johnson  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:09:39pm

Check out Sue Storm's mutant beehive hairdo.

37 CuriousLurker  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:11:45pm

re: #25 Charles Johnson

Merry Christmas to everyone! I'll be around tomorrow - got family visiting but I'll check in from time to time. Posting will probably be on the light side.

Same to you, Charles. Thanks for everything.

And with that, I'm gonna call it a night. Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it, and Happy Holidays to everyone else. Have fun, be safe, hug your loved ones & tell them how much you love them, and for crying out loud try not to get drunk and fight with your wingnut relatives! ;o)

Later, Lizards.

38 Destro  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:11:57pm

Before I die I plan to deck out a room as my "Fortress of Comic-tude".

39 Decatur Deb  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:14:10pm

re: #33 austin_blue

We Deists are happy to do nothing with you...

I just work Thursday this week because of scheduling. Nice!

Kids/grandkids have come and gone. We do Christmas early so they can get back to their home towns and various in-laws. Wife is home for a break between playing early and late Masses.

40 Charles Johnson  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:14:13pm

The back cover of this comic featured the greatest money-maker in the history of commercial art, Albert Dorne.

Image: FantasticFourBack045-lg.jpg

41 BongCrodny  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:27:06pm

Merry Christmas, from my family (or a reasonable facsimile thereof):

Dropkick Murphys - "The Season's Upon Us"

42 dragonath  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:31:06pm

Every time I see one of those "Famous Artists" ads, it reminds me of the scene in Crumb showing how Robert's brother sent off a bunch of lurid drawings to them.

43 A Man for all Seasons  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:32:59pm

Merry Christmas to all.
I know this is a sucky holiday season this year.. A total downer in spirit and cheer. Every Christmas I watch one special movie that gives me joy and hope for the coming year. It's a wonderful life.

44 William Barnett-Lewis  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:33:44pm

Christmas music for me is either Mannheim Steamroller or this...

Merry Christmas from the drunk tank...

45 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:34:20pm

re: #31 Charles Johnson

Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States is actually a pretty fascinating series. I'm surprised the wingnutosphere hasn't been freaking out about it very much. Just watched the one about Vietnam, LBJ, McNamara, Kissinger, Nixon, etc., and it ended with:

Stone's series is a horrendous bunch of drek:

Two early Cold War episodes illustrate the mendacious method of Stone’s film. Stone asserts that Poland was meant to be in Stalin’s hands since Russia had been invaded twice by armies crossing the Polish border, and that after Yalta, Stalin never betrayed his agreement to allow free elections. This was the Kremlin line at the time to a tee. It is Truman who is portrayed as untrustworthy and feckless by resisting what was supposed to have been a done deal.

The truth is that Truman made concessions to the Russians on the border issue between Poland and Germany, even winning the praise of another of Stone’s favorites, former ambassador Joseph Davies, known for his pro-Soviet views. Truman left his meeting with Stalin at Potsdam hopeful that FDR’s grand bargain with the Soviets was continuing. As time passed, however, Secretary of State James Byrnes—a villain in the Stone series—soon saw the grave dangers that the expansion of Soviet power in Europe and northeast Asia posed to the United States. Stalin was set to exert pressure on the western part of Germany, hoping to move the entire country into the Soviet orbit. Again, it was Stalin’s expansionist ambitions that led Truman to change American policy and abandon hope that the wartime alliance could continue in the postwar world.

Stone allows no critical opinions by scholars who have studied the Soviet archives to disturb his rehash of Communist propaganda themes. His sainted Henry Wallace opposed the creation of NATO, advocated abandoning Berlin in response to the Soviet blockade, denounced the Marshall Plan for European reconstruction as “the martial plan,” and justified the 1948 Communist coup in Czechoslovakia as a measure to thwart a plot by fascist forces. Precisely the Kremlin line.

The film’s narrative mockingly presents viewers with Truman’s diary entry in which he said that Wallace “wants to disband our armed forces, give Russia our atomic secrets, and trust a bunch of adventurers in the Kremlin Politburo. I do not understand a ‘dreamer’ like that.” But many viewers, hearing these words, will deem them far more accurate than Stone’s attempt to discredit them.

I used the Weekly Standard piece rather than the two in National Review to avoid the charge of a tainted source.

46 austin_blue  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:34:39pm

re: #39 Decatur Deb

Kids/grandkids have come and gone. We do Christmas early so they can get back to their home towns and various in-laws. Wife is home for a break between playing early and late Masses.

She Who Must Be Obeyed is harping tonight. Nice little gig.

47 Varek Raith  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:34:47pm
48 Gus  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:36:23pm
49 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:36:59pm

re: #34 freetoken

Well, over on Lew Rockwell's site they've dismissed it as retelling Soviet propaganda.

For once Rockwell's not wrong. Stone's handling of Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb was particularly bad, simply spouting the Soviet claim that Truman dropped the bomb to bully the USSR, without giving even a glance to the mountain of evidence to the contrary.

50 William Barnett-Lewis  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:38:05pm

re: #43 A Man for all Seasons

Merry Christmas to all.
I know this is a sucky holiday season this year.. A total downer in spirit and cheer. Every Christmas I watch one special movie that gives me joy and hope for the coming year. It's a wonderful life.

Not sure why but that movie always depresses the fuck out of me. I have to watch the Charlie Brown Christmas show to get it out of my head.

51 Killgore Trout  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:40:29pm

Annie Lennox - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

52 austin_blue  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:40:56pm

re: #48 Gus

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I hate me that little fucking drummer boy, but I like the arrangement with Peace On Earth.

53 kirkspencer  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:41:04pm

re: #50 William Barnett-Lewis

Not sure why but that movie always depresses the fuck out of me. I have to watch the Charlie Brown Christmas show to get it out of my head.

A Christmas Story for me, with the Grinch (not the Carrey abomination) on the side.

54 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:41:44pm

re: #50 William Barnett-Lewis

Not sure why but that movie always depresses the fuck out of me. I have to watch the Charlie Brown Christmas show to get it out of my head.

It's a Wonderful Life ends well, but before the joyous Christmas morning George Bailey has to pass through a very dark night. He falls victim to despair, and Jimmy Stewart lets us see his pain. We believe he wants to kill himself, and it is from that place that he is rescued. Things do come out well, but the movie deals with some brutal emotions along the way.

55 Gus  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:41:50pm

re: #52 austin_blue

I hate me that little fucking drummer boy, but I like the arrangement with Peace On Earth.

Mmm.

56 A Man for all Seasons  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:42:00pm

I'll be snowed in on Christmas..In a state that doesn't know how to handle snow. So For Christmas I'm going to ask lizards to share their most special moments of a past Christmas..

57 Charles Johnson  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:42:55pm

re: #49 Dark_Falcon

Um, OK, well, I watched that show too and that's not really accurate. Stone spent quite a bit of time on the debate about using atomic bombs in Japan, and he definitely did not "simply spout the claim" that it was all about bullying the USSR.

58 freetoken  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:47:14pm

re: #49 Dark_Falcon

For once Rockwell's not wrong. Stone's handling of Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb was particularly bad, simply spouting the Soviet claim that Truman dropped the bomb to bully the USSR, without giving even a glance to the mountain of evidence to the contrary.

Well, I thought it was the Japanese' claim before it was the USSR's claim. To this day Japanese writers believe this to be true.

You could always ask the new PM of Japan, one of whose grandparents was in the War Cabinet.

59 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:49:32pm

re: #57 Charles Johnson

Um, OK, well, I watched that show too and that's not really accurate. Stone spent quite a bit of time on the debate about using atomic bombs in Japan, and he definitely did not "simply spout the claim" that it was all about bullying the USSR.

Spent time on it, but he used sources from only one side. And claiming Japan was about to surrender, which Stone did, is the kind of sloppy error that throws a historian's whole treatment of the subject into question.

The Japanese wanted a peace treaty by the summer of 1945, but they still thought they could get one that would prevent an Allied occupation and would give them the nucleus of a rebuilt military (they did understand that any battleships or carriers they still possessed would have to be scrapped or scuttled, but they wanted to be allowed to do that themselves).

60 Stephen T.  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:51:27pm

re: #54 Dark_Falcon

It's a Wonderful Life ends well, but before the joyous Christmas morning George Bailey has to pass through a very dark night. He falls victim to despair, and Jimmy Stewart lets us see his pain. We believe he wants to kill himself, and it is from that place that he is rescued. Things do come out well, but the movie deals with some brutal emotions along the way.

I find It's a Wonderful Life too depressing to watch. Mostly because I find Pottersville a better place to live. Pottersville, for all its faults, has a thriving nightlife and a stable economy. Bedford Falls only has a moderate manufacturing economy, no obvious places to find excitement, and an oppressive lack of culture. Once the factory closes down, Bedford Falls will suffer depression and unemployment. Pottersville has backup industries, such as the nightclubs, that can encourage outside investment.

61 Political Atheist  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:53:32pm

re: #51 Killgore Trout

Loved that thanks very much!

62 freetoken  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:53:42pm

Hard to believe it was 5 years since he passed away - Robert Goulet:

63 A Man for all Seasons  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:54:21pm

re: #60 Stephen T.

I find It's a Wonderful Life too depressing to watch. Mostly because I find Pottersville a better place to live. Pottersville, for all its faults, has a thriving nightlife and a stable economy. Bedford Falls only has a moderate manufacturing economy, no obvious places to find excitement, and an oppressive lack of culture. Once the factory closes down, Bedford Falls will suffer depression and unemployment. Pottersville has backup industries, such as the nightclubs, that can encourage outside investment.

What about Mr. Potter? He was a clone of Mitt Romney in 1946

64 Killgore Trout  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:54:56pm

re: #61 Political Atheist

Loved that thanks very much!

Lady has nice pipes. Merry Christmas!

65 austin_blue  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:55:32pm

re: #51 Killgore Trout

Annie Lennox - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

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Feist - Please Be Patient

66 Political Atheist  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:55:49pm

re: #64 Killgore Trout

Same to you. Now I got the whole album playing. D_L just bought it.

67 Stephen T.  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:56:17pm

re: #63 A Man for all Seasons

Mr. Potter won't live forever. His legacy will keep Pottersville running the same way that Disney World continued after Walt went away.

68 Targetpractice  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:57:50pm

Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24:

69 austin_blue  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:58:30pm

re: #60 Stephen T.

I find It's a Wonderful Life too depressing to watch. Mostly because I find Pottersville a better place to live. Pottersville, for all its faults, has a thriving nightlife and a stable economy. Bedford Falls only has a moderate manufacturing economy, no obvious places to find excitement, and an oppressive lack of culture. Once the factory closes down, Bedford Falls will suffer depression and unemployment. Pottersville has backup industries, such as the nightclubs, that can encourage outside investment.

Were Bert and Ernie gay back then? Or is that just a modern Sesame Street agitprop thingie?

70 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:00:10pm

re: #67 Stephen T.

Mr. Potter won't live forever. His legacy will keep Pottersville running the same way that Disney World continued after Walt went away.

Walt never lived to see Disney World open, but even so he clearly cared about people and Potter does not. The argument can be made that while Mr. Potter himself is smart enough to keep things on an even keel, sooner or later things will be messed up by a successor who is also only in it for the money, but prefers a quick buck to long term returns. But the same could be said of George Bailey's successor as well. Much of America's current problems are the product of a heavy focus on short-term results.

71 Gus  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:01:10pm
72 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:01:38pm

re: #69 austin_blue

Were Bert and Ernie gay back then? Or is that just a modern Sesame Street agitprop thingie?

That was quite the non sequitur you just posted.

73 Varek Raith  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:02:21pm
74 Targetpractice  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:05:17pm

Everybody's talking about Christmas movies, meanwhile I feel totally out of the spirit watching a let's play of Return to Castle Wolfenstein.

75 Varek Raith  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:05:52pm
76 dragonath  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:06:30pm

re: #73 Varek Raith

Image: lolcatsdotcombqs7lrsqbj2lzpwk.jpg

It's getting tough to be a mailman...

77 A Man for all Seasons  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:06:47pm

re: #70 Dark_Falcon

It's a wonderful life for all the darkness of life..Evolves into edification of life and hope. And isn't that why we live day to day?

78 Gus  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:07:05pm

At this moment a squadron of United States Air Force F-106 Delta Dart's from Air Defense Command has notified NORAD that they've come close to intercepting Santa Claus.

Back to you Jim.

79 Targetpractice  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:07:45pm

re: #78 Gus

At this moment a squadron of United States Air Force F-106 from Air Defense Command has notified NORAD that they've come close to intercepting Santa Claus.

Back to you Jim.

Just wanted to make sure Santa wasn't on the No-Fly List.

80 dragonath  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:07:49pm
81 Mattand  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:09:14pm

re: #74 Targetpractice

Everybody's talking about Christmas movies, meanwhile I feel totally out of the spirit watching a let's play of Return to Castle Wolfenstein.

I may get in the Ssmissmas spirit later with a little Team Fortress 2 later. Hopefully I'll get that Medigun I asked for.

82 Varek Raith  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:09:33pm

re: #79 Targetpractice

I'm evil. ;)

83 Targetpractice  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:10:04pm

re: #82 Varek Raith

I'm evil. ;)

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Ah, so I wasn't the only one who thought of that.

84 austin_blue  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:11:10pm

re: #72 Dark_Falcon

That was quite the non sequitur you just posted.

Your mind is vast. Mine is half-vast.

85 Gus  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:12:06pm

F-104's with razor sharp wings.

Now for a commercial break, from Winston. Winston tastes good, like a cigarette should.

86 dragonath  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:14:36pm

re: #85 Gus

Luckies. So round, so firm, so fully packed, so free and easy on the draw.

87 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:14:56pm

re: #75 Varek Raith

Image: lolcatsdotcom3bx5hyfealojyc8u.jpg

Where the Hell did he get the gear for the Z Configuration? He's clearly a Society mad scientist. Perhaps in collusion with the Scientist Caste of Clan Wolf to have access to a Timber Wolf.

It appears we have found some of Balzac's treacherous followers. Forward, Jade Falcon warriors, and let us show these traitors no mercy!

/role playing from the fictional universe the Mad Cat (Timber Wolf). The Z configuration is a new one whose record sheet was released earlier this year. It most resembles the two laser ports on each arm and the nine missile ports in each launcher 'box' over both arms.

88 austin_blue  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:15:23pm

re: #85 Gus

F-104's with razor sharp wings.

Now for a commercial break, from Winston. Winston tastes good, like a cigarette should.

Hoops will send you a private e-mail:

"You are dead to me."

89 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:16:54pm

re: #78 Gus

At this moment a squadron of United States Air Force F-106 Delta Dart's from Air Defense Command has notified NORAD that they've come close to intercepting Santa Claus.

Back to you Jim.

Great plane in its day, but long since replaced by the more capable F-15 Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon/Viper.

90 Gus  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:19:29pm

re: #89 Dark_Falcon

Great plane in its day, but long since replaced by the more capable F-15 Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon/Viper.

Lies.

91 austin_blue  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:20:12pm

re: #89 Dark_Falcon

Great plane in its day, but long since replaced by the more capable F-15 Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon/Viper.

What's so good about a plane where every landing was a single-engine no-flap emergency? Damn thing was a lead sled. Nicely noisy, though. A real ear bleeder.

92 dragonath  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:20:19pm

ATTN ORNITHOLOGISTS:

SURFING PENGUIN SMOKING CIGARETTE

93 austin_blue  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:21:06pm

re: #92 dragonath

ATTN ORNITHOLOGISTS:

SURFING PENGUIN SMOKING CIGARETTE

That bird is Kool!

94 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:21:20pm

re: #90 Gus

Lies.

[Dark Falcon fires a new model AMRAAM into Gus's old A-4 Skyhawk, sending the Argentine Progressive pinwheeling into the ground.]

///

95 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:22:50pm

re: #91 austin_blue

What's so good about a plane where every landing was a single-engine no-flap emergency? Damn thing was a lead sled. Nicely noisy, though. A real ear bleeder.

Sorry, Austin. I was trying not to poke at Gus too much. You don't want to get him riled up.

96 austin_blue  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:24:13pm

re: #95 Dark_Falcon

Sorry, Austin. I was trying not to poke at Gus too much. You don't want to get him riled up.

Feigned outrage reigns!

97 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:26:07pm

re: #96 austin_blue

Feigned outrage reigns!

It was either that, or have you shoot Gus down with the 20mm M61 the B-52H used to carry in its tail.

98 Gus  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:28:56pm

re: #97 Dark_Falcon

It was either that, or have you shoot Gus down with the 20mm M61 the B-52H used to carry in its tail.

Filmstrip
Serial No.: 025678

Radar guided tail mounted B-52 Vulcan cannon.

Good luck with that.

99 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:34:40pm

re: #98 Gus

Filmstrip
Serial No.: 025678

Radar guided tail mounted B-52 Vulcan cannon.

Good luck with that.

It ain't gonna be me that you gotta worry about, Gus. [evil grin]

100 Gus  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:41:30pm

re: #99 Dark_Falcon

It ain't gonna be me that you gotta worry about, Gus. [evil grin]

Probably so.

101 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:49:37pm

Merry Christmas everyone!

102 Political Atheist  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:50:08pm

So how do you send a gift to some friends at a blog? Maybe dropbox...
Some of you might remember a sunset I shot at the Grand Canyon earlier this year?
Image: Daniel_CynSunset_LGF2.jpg

If I have my dropbox set right, a 9+ megabyte image is available as a little holiday gift from D_L and I to LGF. It's a downsized version of a huge tiff file. Feel free to use it as you please.

[Link: www.dropbox.com...]

103 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 7:54:05pm

My kids had no problem going to bed tonight. They had plans on how to go to sleep early.

104 Kronocide  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 8:01:33pm

re: #90 Gus

Lies.

No, Lies Lies Lies Yeah

105 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 8:04:09pm

re: #104 Kronocide

No, Lies Lies Lies Yeah

Not their best known work, but still a good 80's song.

106 Gus  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 8:06:27pm

Take. On...

107 Kragar  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 8:12:18pm

I'm full of fondue.

108 Killgore Trout  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 8:12:22pm

re: #103 NJDhockeyfan

My kids had no problem going to bed tonight. They had plans on how to go to sleep early.

maybe think of giving them Jamie Oliver's "American Style" pancakes in the morning.

109 Mattand  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 8:13:56pm

re: #107 Kragar

I'm full of fondue.

Stick a tiny-pronged fork in him; he's done.

110 Gus  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 8:20:11pm

re: #109 Mattand

Stick a tiny-pronged fork in him; he's done.

Stick a fork in him. He's done. /

111 Dancing along the light of day  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 8:21:53pm

re: #6 A Man for all Seasons

Merry Christmas to all the Lizards!
May you find a warm rock & warm fuzzy feelings tomorrow!

112 Shiplord Kirel  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 8:24:35pm

Talked to my dyed-in-the-wool NRA gun nut friend today. He takes the usual positions in most respects, but he is 100% IN FAVOR of closing the gun show/private sale loophole. To do this, we would simply require that all gun transfers go through a licensed dealer, who would provide the background check and the necessary paperwork for a small fee. I can see FFL dealers supporting this since it would be a good source of revenue.

113 Political Atheist  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 8:26:24pm

re: #111 Dancing along the light of day

Merry Christmas to all the Lizards!
May you find a warm rock & warm fuzzy feelings tomorrow!

And to you good lady!

114 NJDhockeyfan  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 8:29:28pm

.

115 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 8:29:52pm

re: #111 Dancing along the light of day

Merry Christmas to all the Lizards!
May you find a warm rock & warm fuzzy feelings tomorrow!

And a Merry Christmas as well to a wonderful lady and a good friend!

116 A Man for all Seasons  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 8:30:39pm

re: #111 Dancing along the light of day

Merry Christmas to all the Lizards!
May you find a warm rock & warm fuzzy feelings tomorrow!

Merry Christmas To you!
I'm watching My Wish on ESPN now.. Every story is a tear jerker of sick children getting to spend a day with their sports heroes.

117 Gus  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 8:34:10pm

We used to do below zero temps in Denver.

118 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 8:34:51pm

re: #117 Gus

We used to do below zero temps in Denver.

We used to have snow at Christmas in Chicago. This year? Not a bit.

119 Gus  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 8:35:58pm

re: #118 Dark_Falcon

We used to have snow at Christmas in Chicago. This year? Not a bit.

Thanksgiving was a freeze. Not anymore.

120 Kronocide  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 8:37:03pm

I'm wearing shorts and a snappy new Hawaiian shirt to my uncle's Xmas party. It's really cold so I have a beanie.

121 Mattand  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 8:56:46pm

re: #118 Dark_Falcon

We used to have snow at Christmas in Chicago. This year? Not a bit.

Got a white Xmas for about 45 minutes in South Jersey/Philly. Eventually turned to rain.

122 Dark_Falcon  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 8:57:00pm

Goodnight, All, and Merry Christmas!

123 Mattand  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 8:58:13pm

re: #122 Dark_Falcon

Goodnight, All, and Merry Christmas!

Back atcha.

124 Feline Fearless Leader  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 9:00:23pm

Merry Christmas everyone!

(the bombing will start at 7am)

125 Donna Ballard  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 9:01:42pm

Merry Christmas Everyone!

126 Cinnabar  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 9:01:49pm

Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

127 Kragar  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 9:05:24pm
128 Charles Johnson  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 9:06:32pm

Merry Christmas from Wingnut World!

129 Kragar  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 9:13:49pm

re: #128 Charles Johnson

Probably because of fucktard militas training to build IEDs for use against the police.

130 Kaessa  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 9:24:42pm

Christmas Eve and all is quiet at our house. Much better than Christmas Eve two years ago, when my husband was in the ICU and we didn't know if he was going to survive a pneumonia that was so bad it required surgery to drain.

This Christmas is much better. Presents are wrapped, dinner is eaten, dessert was a hit, and there is six inches of snow on the ground outside. It's still snowing a little bit, and the house has that wonderful feeling of cold outside and cozy warm inside.

Plus, hubby is snoring in bed right now with cats piled all over him. It's a good day.

131 Mattand  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 9:25:40pm

Merry Xmas all.

132 prairiefire  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 9:29:35pm

Merry Christmas, lizards. Peace, and good will towards men.

133 ReamWorks SKG  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 9:44:31pm

Those deadbeats in Bedford Falls sure were mean to Mr. Potter! Why couldn't they meet their obligations?

134 Kragar  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 9:51:59pm

re: #133 ReamWorks SKG

Those deadbeats in Bedford Falls sure were mean to Mr. Potter! Why couldn't they meet their obligations?

Uncle Billy is the real villain.

135 Kaessa  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 10:16:16pm

Sleepy time for me.

Happy non-denominational gift giving celebration, everyone. ;)

136 Mich-again  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 10:20:52pm

This is just stupid. A Maine State law allows people to walk around town brandishing their unloaded assault weapons. Gun-toting activist causes scare in Portland, Maine

I can almost hear Wayne LaPierre defending this a-hole's behavior. .. It's right there in the 2nd Amendment! Its a God-given right to walk around on Christmas Eve and scare the F* out of people by making them think you might be the next mass murderer.

I wonder if the Maine law says it's OK to wear a goalie mask and carry a chain saw around a school playground too.

137 ReamWorks SKG  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 10:25:17pm

Ok! This is just too cute, even if you don't celebrate Christmas:

138 freetoken  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 10:34:35pm

The well known 1954 film White Christmas included a several songs, the most famous of which of course is the title song, which had been a hit for Crosby before but which the movie re-introduced to even more sales; yet the Irving Berlin score included many hits, including the following, a re-recording with the original male vocalists but with new female singers:

139 freetoken  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 10:38:31pm
140 Mich-again  Mon, Dec 24, 2012 11:14:20pm

re: #138 freetoken

Wondering if a young Bing Crosby would make it through the 1st audition on American Idol? Or would they say, uhh thanks seeya bye.

141 Kragar  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 12:32:17am

re: #140 Mich-again

Wondering if a young Bing Crosby would make it through the 1st audition on American Idol? Or would they say, uhh thanks seeya bye.

"Lose the pipe."

142 researchok  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 12:35:37am

Morning, all

143 researchok  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 12:40:38am

re: #138 freetoken

Talk about a forgotten gem!

Great, great lyrics, too.

144 freetoken  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 12:41:27am
145 researchok  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 12:46:58am

re: #139 freetoken

Arggh won't play.

146 freetoken  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 12:47:42am

I think I've mentioned this before, but this is one of my favorites, a good tempo for dancing too. Aretha Franklin:

147 researchok  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 1:01:27am

re: #144 freetoken

re: #146 freetoken

Two more great examples of the genre.

Of course, Nat King Cole is...NKC. Hard to even imagine even improving on that.

The Aretha Franklin tune goes back to what is so evident- great music and great lyrics are timeless.

The 'Christmas everyday' line- just love that.

Great choices, FT

Happy Christmas to you and yours

148 Destro  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 1:02:54am

re: #57 Charles Johnson

re: #59 Dark_Falcon

For Americans, the dropping of the nukes on Japan ended the war and we kind of forget (maybe on purpose) that the nukes were more of a 1-2 punch - the second punch being the invasion of Japanese held territories in China by the USSR which pretty much wiped out the Japanese there (and the Japanese had most of their military in China).

Check out the War Nerd's take on this:

[Link: exiledonline.com...]

149 Shiplord Kirel  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 5:02:02am

We have a surprise white Christmas in Lubbock! Snow wasn't in the forecast at all until late yesterday. The stuff started about 3 hours ago, though, and shows no sign of letting up. It is the densest snowfall I have seen in Lubbock in several years.

150 A Mom Anon  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 5:17:52am

No snow here in GA, not that I expected any, but we do have some very lovely, thick fog. It kind of absorbs all the sound so it's oddly quiet. I am so not into the holidays this year, not sure why, but I just sort of gave up all the decorating and crazy preparations. Hope all of you have a great holiday, with lots of food and people you love all around. I'll just be happy when it's Jan 2 and things go back to whatever passes for normal.

151 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 5:25:04am

I am off to France this afternoon to fetch my kids for the holidays. Unseasonably warm in Germany, the warmest on record, temps in Bavaria in the upper 60's.

152 dragonfire1981  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 5:39:57am

re: #150 A Mom Anon

No snow here in GA, not that I expected any, but we do have some very lovely, thick fog. It kind of absorbs all the sound so it's oddly quiet. I am so not into the holidays this year, not sure why, but I just sort of gave up all the decorating and crazy preparations. Hope all of you have a great holiday, with lots of food and people you love all around. I'll just be happy when it's Jan 2 and things go back to whatever passes for normal.

I drove through some THICK fog on the way to work this morning (Casinos don't close on Christmas) and between the limited visibility and the practically empty roads it felt like something straight out of a horror movie.

153 lawhawk  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 6:25:41am

re: #129 Kragar

Because gear like that was needed to help rescue firefighters caught in the killing field by a deranged sniper near Rochester and they needed to evacuate folks living nearby.

154 Varek Raith  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 6:32:28am

re: #152 dragonfire1981

I drove through some THICK fog on the way to work this morning (Casinos don't close on Christmas) and between the limited visibility and the practically empty roads it felt like something straight out of a horror movie.

I couldn't see down my street.
Stayed inside.
:P

155 lawhawk  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 6:42:41am

Re: Rochester firefighter murders

Investigators are trying to figure out how the gunman, a convicted felon who murdered his grandmother with a hammer and later paroled, was able to get the guns he used in the attack. They're focusing on a series of gun thefts in the area as a possible source.

156 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 6:55:20am

Even though we don't celebrate Christmas at my house, my oldest son stopped by to sleep over on his way from NY to Chicago. That was a nice surprise. I'm making waffles.

157 Varek Raith  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 6:57:38am

re: #156 Vicious Michigan Union Thug

Even though we don't celebrate Christmas at my house, my oldest son stopped by to sleep over on his way from NY to Chicago. That was a nice surprise. I'm making waffles.

Cool, can I haz some???

158 darthstar  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 7:04:06am

Mornin' gang. Merry Christmas...from the family.

Best. Country. Xmas. Song. Evah.

159 Kronocide  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 7:04:43am

re: #155 lawhawk

They're focusing on a series of gun thefts in the area as a possible source.

Please gunners, tell me more about how illegal guns are the problem.

It's a non-sequitor. Illegal guns started out legal at some time. They're all still guns.

160 PhillyPretzel  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 7:13:12am

Merry Christmas to my fellow Lizards who celebrate said holiday. And a very happy day off for those who don't.

161 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 7:21:34am

re: #157 Varek Raith

Cool, can I haz some???

With or without blueberries?

We haz real maple syrup, not that maple-flavored HFCS!

162 Varek Raith  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 7:57:19am

re: #161 Vicious Michigan Union Thug

With or without blueberries?

We haz real maple syrup, not that maple-flavored HFCS!

Awesome.

163 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 7:57:53am

Merry Christmas, people. Apparently, Santa Claus broke into my apartment and knocked me out by hitting me in the head with an empty wine bottle. I know this because I woke up with a monster headache and there was a wine bottle on the floor nearby. Occam's razor.

He also apparently did the dishes and tidied up the kitchen.

164 sattv4u2  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 8:03:43am

Is it over yet??
/

165 darthstar  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 8:04:38am

re: #164 sattv4u2

Is it over yet??
/

Over? We've only just begun...

166 PhillyPretzel  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 8:05:38am

Just posted a page on a volcano that is on "red alert." [Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

167 sattv4u2  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 8:06:12am

Thought I had all the bases covered

All the fixin's for the sirloin roast had already been bought. Plenty of beverages (both adult and not) are in the house. Gifts were all wrapped days in advance. Don't have a little one so the three of us agreed to sleep in.
Just got up, went to the kitchen to discover WE'RE OUT OF COFFEE!!!!

168 Targetpractice  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 8:06:44am

re: #165 darthstar

Over? We've only just begun...

[Embedded content]

I can't hear that song anymore without immediately thinking of 1408.

169 sattv4u2  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 8:07:01am

re: #163 Our Precious Bodily Fluids

He also apparently did the dishes and tidied up the kitchen.

Send him this way at about 7 tonight!

170 sattv4u2  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 8:07:55am

re: #167 sattv4u2

Thought I had all the bases covered

All the fixin's for the sirloin roast had already been bought. Plenty of beverages (both adult and not) are in the house. Gifts were all wrapped days in advance. Don't have a little one so the three of us agreed to sleep in.
Just got up, went to the kitchen to discover WE'RE OUT OF COFFEE!!!!

Thank God Quick Trip is open (although it's just shy of 20 miles round trip)!!

BBIAW

171 Varek Raith  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 8:09:19am

re: #167 sattv4u2

Thought I had all the bases covered

All the fixin's for the sirloin roast had already been bought. Plenty of beverages (both adult and not) are in the house. Gifts were all wrapped days in advance. Don't have a little one so the three of us agreed to sleep in.
Just got up, went to the kitchen to discover WE'RE OUT OF COFFEE!!!!

Dude, wtf?!?!
:P

172 prairiefire  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 8:10:03am

The kids are happily assembling Lego sets. It should keep them busy for awhile. Happy family time, everyone!

173 Targetpractice  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 8:12:02am

re: #167 sattv4u2

Thought I had all the bases covered

All the fixin's for the sirloin roast had already been bought. Plenty of beverages (both adult and not) are in the house. Gifts were all wrapped days in advance. Don't have a little one so the three of us agreed to sleep in.
Just got up, went to the kitchen to discover WE'RE OUT OF COFFEE!!!!

Remain calm!

//

174 sattv4u2  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 8:12:56am

re: #171 Varek Raith

Dude, wtf?!?!
:P

tell me about it

Hadn't checked in awhile because I just did 7 straight days of work (I grab an XL coffee on the way to work each morning and the rest I want I have at work)

Wifey just told me she had some of her friends over a couple of times and made a few pots of coffee for them and thought I had more beans in the fridge

175 Decatur Deb  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 8:13:40am

re: #174 sattv4u2

You can kiss your Prepper merit badge goodbye.

176 sattv4u2  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 8:13:47am

re: #172 prairiefire

The kids are happily assembling Lego sets. It should keep them busy for awhile. Happy family time, everyone!

heh,,, My son LOVED Lego's when he was 4-10

Even the HUGE sets we bought him were assembled within 90 minutes

177 ReamWorks SKG  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 8:21:09am

For the 50th year in a row, Santa brought me באָפּקעס!

178 Varek Raith  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 8:25:27am

re: #177 ReamWorks SKG

For the 50th year in a row, Santa brought me באָפּקעס!

Not even coal???
:(

179 calochortus  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 8:36:46am

Just a drive-by to wish everyone a wonderful day. Merry Christmas, Joyous Solstice, Happy Mithras Birthday, whatever.

We're recovering from Xmas Eve dinner (still a bit of clean up to do this morning) before heading off to the gifting part (and more food!) at my daughter's house. But, I've already gotten my gift-everyone we wanted to have there was gathered around the table last night. :-) (That's not very grammatical, but you know what I mean.)

180 Gus  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 8:42:26am

Fleas navy dad.

181 PhillyPretzel  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 8:55:48am

re: #177 ReamWorks SKG

Translation please?

182 lawhawk  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 8:59:41am

re: #181 PhillyPretzel

Bupkes. Nothing. Nada. Nil. Zilch. Zippo (well, Zip - a Zippo could be nice, and useful).

183 PhillyPretzel  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:01:13am

re: #182 lawhawk

Got it. Thanks. I figured that is what it might be but my Hebrew is not all that great.

184 Kronocide  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:02:42am

Speaking of Hebrew, I need coffee ---->

185 PhillyPretzel  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:02:52am

re: #182 lawhawk

Zippos do make great gifts. [Link: www.zippo.com...]

186 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:05:13am

Merry Christmas, Bryan Fischer wants to kill people!

187 Targetpractice  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:06:36am

re: #186 Vicious Michigan Union Thug

Merry Christmas, Bryan Fischer wants to kill people!

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Doesn't that fruitloop ever take a holiday?

188 PhillyPretzel  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:07:11am

re: #187 Targetpractice

Nuttyness knows no holiday.

189 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:07:54am
190 Gus  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:08:03am
191 Kronocide  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:09:03am

All I want for Xmas is for Fisher to get a massive virus on his PC that he types all that derp on.

192 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:09:33am
193 The Mountain That Blogs  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:09:48am

re: #186 Vicious Michigan Union Thug

15 year olds, no less.

194 lawhawk  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:11:15am

re: #192 Vicious Michigan Union Thug

You've encountered the BryanFischer bot. It spouts random acts of derp.

If you encounter it, please make sure to set your phasers to stun, your computer anti-derp to max, and engines to max.

195 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:11:21am

That ass won't stop his inane derpshit even for Christmas!

196 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:12:30am

Santa came to my house last night in the form of my first born son. I made him waffles and he will put together the Billy bookcases that I bought in August.

197 Varek Raith  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:13:23am

Geez, Bryan, did Santa shit in your shoes?

198 Targetpractice  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:16:30am

re: #197 Varek Raith

Geez, Bryan, did Santa shit in your shoes?

No, that was the cat. He just blamed Santa.

199 The Mountain That Blogs  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:16:39am

re: #189 Vicious Michigan Union Thug

Also, wait a second. Isn't deterrent supposed to discourage others from committing crimes, not you know...the person being executed?

No crime has ever been committed by someone executed by the state. Therefore deterrent works.

200 Targetpractice  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:17:49am

re: #199 The Mountain That Blogs

Also, wait a second. Isn't deterrent supposed to discourage others from committing crimes, not you know...the person being executed?

Don't laugh, I've heard that argument. "Once they're dead, they'll never commit another crime!" Oy.

201 b_sharp  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:20:17am

re: #199 The Mountain That Blogs

Also, wait a second. Isn't deterrent supposed to discourage others from committing crimes, not you know...the person being executed?

He obviously doesn't understand the concept. I'm not surprised.
He's a seriously stupid man.

202 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:21:54am

re: #190 Gus

Besides a very successful acting career he was a WWII badass hero.

...He was among the first wave of U.S. soldiers to land at Normandy during the D-Day invasion and the only member of his Army unit to survive. He killed several Germans and was wounded in the leg. Later he was bayoneted by a young German soldier whom he killed with a rock. He was captured in the Battle of the Bulge and survived a massacre of prisoners.

203 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:24:25am

Gift exchange has been completed. Clothes, chocolate, games, and movie DVDs. Now watching a movie while my sister-in-law is in her annual 4-hour panic prepping for visitors later today. Then there will be a calm.

204 Gus  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:26:44am
205 Gus  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:27:31am

re: #202 NJDhockeyfan

Besides a very successful acting career he was a WWII badass hero.

I'll see your bayonet and bring you this rock!

206 Targetpractice  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:28:00am

re: #204 Gus

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*headdesk*

207 b_sharp  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:28:21am

Today is a day of rest for me.

Until later when the realization that the place has to be cleaned up before tomorrow hits me and I pull out the broom, the mop, the vacuum cleaner and the glass cleaner.

We're celebrating tomorrow instead of today because my daughter's significant other, the father of my baby grandson, has to work today. Today is our Christmas eve.

208 Gus  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:29:01am

re: #206 Targetpractice

*headdesk*

They're still mad at that obscure Canadian paper calling Westboro, right wing something or another.

209 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:29:33am

For you anime fans out there I ran across the full movie "Paprika" in the english dub version on YouTube. Kind of an "Inception" like story where using a device people can enter each others dreams.

Of course due to a bad guy things get messed up and soon everyone is suffering from a common mass delusion even when waking. Will our heroine Paprika (who is herself only a dream alter ego of a real woman) be able to save the day and put things right? Or perhaps this all just a bad dream?

Tune in to find out...

(Some limited frontal nudity, but no sexual content)

210 Gus  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:30:23am
211 b_sharp  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:30:37am

re: #209 watching you tiny alien kittens are

For you anime fans out there I ran across the full movie "Paprika" in the english dub version on YouTube. Kind of an "Inception" like story where using a device people can enter each others dreams.

Of course due to a bad guy things get messed up and soon everyone is suffering from a common mass delusion even when waking. Will our heroine Paprika (who is herself only a dream alter ego of a real woman) be able to save the day and put things right? Or perhaps this all just a bad dream?

Tune in to find out...

[Embedded content]

(Some limited frontal nudity, but no sexual content)

But, she's named after a spice.

212 Randall Gross  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:30:38am

Good morning, & merry Christmas to all. Today's been pretty good so far, we seared the Christmas roast on a flat griddle on the smoker because it's way too large for anything else (our son buys it every year,) & it's now in the oven. We watched "A Christmas Story" and then turned on the local NBC TV station for music (they loop pre-recorded videotapes of all of the local high school Christmas Choir shows all morning,) as we opened gifts. Everyone seems to have gotten something they wanted for once, and we are putting out the happytizers.... (dishes of candy & nuts.)

I hope all is well in your world too.

213 Varek Raith  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:30:42am

re: #209 watching you tiny alien kittens are

For you anime fans out there I ran across the full movie "Paprika" in the english dub version on YouTube. Kind of an "Inception" like story where using a device people can enter each others dreams.

Of course due to a bad guy things get messed up and soon everyone is suffering from a common mass delusion even when waking. Will our heroine Paprika (who is herself only a dream alter ego of a real woman) be able to save the day and put things right? Or perhaps this all just a bad dream?

Tune in to find out...

[Embedded content]

(Some limited frontal nudity, but no sexual content)

Worth the watch.

214 Gus  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:32:03am

re: #210 Gus

[Embedded content]

Fixed. Some guy calling WBC a "false flag" operation.

@BuzzFeedAndrew You are on Twitter and oblivious to the concept of trolls? You may disagree that WBC are false flags but not outlandish idea

215 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:32:46am

re: #204 Gus

They are just repeating what they saw posted by "Dim" Jim Hoft earlier in the week.

216 Varek Raith  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:34:39am

The NRA is a false flag op too!
Spread the word!

217 Gus  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:36:35am

re: #216 Varek Raith

The NRA is a false flag op too!
Spread the word!

Everything is a false flag operation! Republicans are being played by left wingers and Democrats are being played by right wingers! It's all a play man!

//

218 The Mountain That Blogs  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:36:51am

re: #216 Varek Raith

The NRA is a false flag op too!
Spread the word!

So is the AFA.

219 b_sharp  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:36:56am

re: #216 Varek Raith

The NRA is a false flag op too!
Spread the word!

I'd rather spread jam on my morning toast.

220 b_sharp  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:37:51am

re: #217 Gus

Everything is a false flag operation! Republicans are being played by left wingers and Democrats are being played by right wingers! It's all a play man!

//

All the world's a stage and we're all just waiting for the hook.

221 Targetpractice  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:39:12am

re: #217 Gus

Everything is a false flag operation! Republicans are being played by left wingers and Democrats are being played by right wingers! It's all a play man!

//

They're all out to get me, which is why I need a nuke-proof bomb shelter, several year's worth of dehydrated food, and enough weapons to arm an infantry battalion.

//

222 Gus  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:41:21am

re: #221 Targetpractice

They're all out to get me, which is why I need a nuke-proof bomb shelter, several year's worth of dehydrated food, and enough weapons to arm an infantry battalion.

//

Those things just have one head. Imagine a family of 5 down there and a bad batch of dehydrated food? :O

223 Targetpractice  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:42:33am

re: #222 Gus

Those things just have one head. Imagine a family of 5 down there and a bad batch of dehydrated food? :O

I'm pretty sure that violates the Geneva Conventions on the treatment of prisoners of war.

/

224 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:45:26am

re: #211 b_sharp

But, she's named after a spice.

So? It made for a better title than "dream girl we couldn't come up with a catchy name for" I suppose. :p

225 Gus  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:45:37am
226 Gus  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:46:08am
227 Varek Raith  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:46:54am

re: #226 Gus

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He probably played Doom and listened to ICP.

228 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:50:15am

re: #227 Varek Raith

He probably played Doom and listened to ICP.

While watching Criminal Minds on TV.

229 sattv4u2  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:50:39am

re: #226 Gus

re: #227 Varek Raith

At least he wasn't mentally ill!!
/

230 Targetpractice  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:51:14am

re: #225 Gus

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Bushmaster .223? Well, obviously he needed it for home defense.

///

231 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:51:40am

re: #228 watching you tiny alien kittens are

While watching Criminal Minds on TV.

I love watching Criminal Minds, especially that hot FBI agent Shemar Moore!

232 Gus  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:51:46am

re: #229 sattv4u2

re: #227 Varek Raith

At least he wasn't mentally ill!!
/

Good point. He seemed perfectly normal.

233 b_sharp  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 9:55:56am

re: #231 Vicious Michigan Union Thug

I love watching Criminal Minds, especially that hot FBI agent Shemar Moore!

Sorry don't see it.

I find the computer girl intriguing, but not overly physically attractive. The attractive women on that show have no personalities.

234 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:00:03am

Good thing that ex-felons are legally prevented from getting guns, well, at least if they buy them from a licensed dealer. Now if they steal them or buy them at a gun show or from an ad in the paper or craigslist then not so much... :(

Webster shooter left note detailing his plan

Before killing two Webster firefighters and critically injured two others, William Spengler Jr. typed a chilling note detailing his horrific plan.

At a news conference this morning, Webster Police Chief Gerald Pickering released new details about Monday’s ambush.

Armed with a Bushmaster .223 semi-automatic rifle — the same weapon used in the massacre in Newtown, Conn. — a Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun and a .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver and a stockpile of ammunition, Spengler set a “clear ambush on first responders,” Pickering said, and followed through on the threats he made in the typewritten note he left behind.

“I still have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood I can burn down and do what I like best: killing people,” Spengler wrote in the note, which Pickering said was a rambling two to three pages long and did not speak to motive.

The full note was not released by police.

235 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:00:40am

re: #233 b_sharp

Sorry don't see it.

I find the computer girl intriguing, but not overly physically attractive. The attractive women on that show have no personalities.

I find the computer girl (Garcia) and the other goth girl on NCIS (Abby) totally unrealistic. They wouldn't have got past the first job interview dressed like that.

Also I don't understand why the elite profiling team, which flies around on their own private jet, would go on SWAT raids. Isn't that what tactical police teams are for?

236 Gus  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:01:04am
237 Targetpractice  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:01:55am

re: #236 Gus

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Congratulations, wingnuts, for demonstrating just why America is viewed as a nation of lunatics by the rest of the civilized world.

238 b_sharp  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:03:43am

re: #235 Vicious Michigan Union Thug

I find the computer girl (Garcia) and the other goth girl on NCIS (Abby) totally unrealistic. They wouldn't have got past the first job interview dressed like that.

Also I don't understand why the elite profiling team, which flies around on their own private jet, would go on SWAT raids. Isn't that what tactical police teams are for?

It's totally unrealistic. They figured throwing in a super serious onetime primetime comedic support actor would give the show some gravitas.

Then again, most of us just watch it for the escape from reality it provides.

239 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:04:22am

re: #238 b_sharp

It's totally unrealistic. They figured throwing in a super serious onetime primetime comedic support actor would give the show some gravitas.

Then again, most of us just watch it for the escape from reality it provides.

I watch it because Shemar Moore is the hottest man on TV!

240 b_sharp  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:04:34am

re: #237 Targetpractice

Congratulations, wingnuts, for demonstrating just why America is viewed as a nation of lunatics by the rest of the civilized world.

Even in Somalia.

241 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:05:31am

re: #236 Gus

Oh well I guess Piers Morgan is going to have to swim back home, after all if 0.02% of the population sign a petition then I guess he just has to leave. What other choice do we have?

///

242 b_sharp  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:06:01am

re: #239 Vicious Michigan Union Thug

I watch it because Shemar Moore is the hottest man on TV!

He's pretty funny. He was on Ellen and looked quite comfortable playing the fool. So, he's funny, confident, kind and physically attractive. Just the kind of guy most guys hate.

243 Gus  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:07:07am

re: #241 watching you tiny alien kittens are

Oh well I guess Piers Morgan is going to have to swim back home, after all if 0.02% of the population sign a petition then I guess he just has to leave. What other choice do we have?

///

If Obama doesn't deport Piers Morgan that only proves he will eventually confiscate your guns.

//

244 Randall Gross  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:09:22am

re: #233 b_sharp

Sorry don't see it.

I find the computer girl intriguing, but not overly physically attractive. The attractive women on that show have no personalities.

Are you kidding? Garcia is Hawt!
[Link: twitter.com...]

245 The Mountain That Blogs  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:09:28am

re: #243 Gus

If Obama doesn't deport Piers Morgan that only proves he will eventually confiscate your guns.

And if he does deport Morgan, then he is just doing it as a smokescreen to lull you into a sense of complacency so that he can then confiscate your guns.

//

246 sattv4u2  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:10:06am

re: #242 b_sharp

He's pretty funny. He was on Ellen and looked quite comfortable playing the fool. So, he's funny, confident, kind and physically attract. Just the kind of guy most guys hate.

Ah

So THATS why you hate me!!!!

//

247 Gus  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:10:38am

re: #245 The Mountain That Blogs

And if he does deport Morgan, then he is just doing it as a smokescreen to lull you into a sense of complacency so that he can then confiscate your guns.

//

Good point. This petition may end up being another false flag operation orchestrated by the White House!

//

248 b_sharp  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:13:18am

I think I want one of those false flags.
Then I can avoid flying it outside but still claim to be a patriotic Canadian.

249 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:13:27am

re: #247 Gus

Good point. This petition may end up being another false flag operation orchestrated by the White House!

//

How much longer do you think it will take the wingnuts to figure out that the TeaParty is just a false flag operation started by Soros to destroy the Republican party?

/

250 The Mountain That Blogs  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:14:19am

re: #249 watching you tiny alien kittens are

How much longer do you think it will take the wingnuts to figure out that the TeaParty is just a false flag operation started by Soros to destroy the Republican party?

It'll happen the first time they try to do something sensible. So, no time soon.

251 Gus  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:15:44am

Lawn darts! Banned:

On December 19, 1988, the Consumer Product Safety Commission banned lawn darts from sale in the United States due to their hazards as a flying projectile with a sharp metal point causing multiple deaths.

You know who was president in 1988? :O

252 Gus  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:17:30am

Some of the response are funny.

Derpy funny that is.

253 sattv4u2  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:20:34am

re: #251 Gus

Lawn darts! Banned:

You know who was president in 1988? :O

You know who was Speaker of the House in 1988? :O

254 bratwurst  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:21:45am

re: #237 Targetpractice

Congratulations, wingnuts, for demonstrating just why America is viewed as a nation of lunatics by the rest of the civilized world.

I actually agree with Piers on guns (I am calling it his "broken clock" moment), but I support his deportation anyway. In my view, America leads the world when it comes to fatuous media personalities...no need whatsoever to import them from other countries! /

255 sattv4u2  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:22:27am

re: #251 Gus

Freddie Gambi's father actually nailed me in the head with one of those once

256 Killgore Trout  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:25:59am

Egypt constitution approved with 63.8 percent: election committee
Some people are pretty excited about it....
Salafi preacher applauds freedom restrictions in the constitution

In a symposium for scientists and preachers on the draft constitution held in late November, Salafi preacher and Al-Nour party member Yasser Borhami praised the draft constitution, saying that it “includes full restrictions which never existed in earlier Egyptian constitutions.”

Citing article 10 of the constitution which states, “the state and society shall be keen on preserving the authentic characteristic of the Egyptian family,” Borhami said, “This is an extremely important article since it places restrictions on freedom of thought, expression and creativity.” He added that non-Islamist representatives within the constituent assembly rejected the article and wished to remove the words “and society”.

“Even if they do so,” Borhami argued, “the parliament still counts as one of the state’s associations. The parliament can easily draft and pass the accountability act. Thus, we shall achieve our aims.” The accountability act he referred to is a law which establishes the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (CPVPV).

257 Gus  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:27:56am

re: #255 sattv4u2

Freddie Gambi's father actually nailed me in the head with one of those once

What were your injuries?

258 sattv4u2  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:28:03am

re: #256 Killgore Trout

SPRING !!!

259 Gus  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:28:45am

re: #256 Killgore Trout

Egypt constitution approved with 63.8 percent: election committee
Some people are pretty excited about it....
Salafi preacher applauds freedom restrictions in the constitution

Proving once again that the USA should have intervened militarily and kept Mubarak in power!

//

260 sattv4u2  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:28:58am

re: #257 Gus

What were your injuries?

Well, aside from having a Jart sticking out of my skull for the last 45 years, nothing really!!!

261 Eventual Carrion  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:29:21am

re: #217 Gus

Everything is a false flag operation! Republicans are being played by left wingers and Democrats are being played by right wingers! It's all a play man!

//

Everything you know is wrong.

262 Gus  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:31:11am

re: #256 Killgore Trout

Egypt constitution approved with 63.8 percent: election committee
Some people are pretty excited about it....
Salafi preacher applauds freedom restrictions in the constitution

See. Robert Spencer was right.

//

263 Cinnabar  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:31:22am

re: #236 Gus

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And these are people who think it's all-important to defend their second amendment rights. What about the first?

264 Kronocide  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:37:17am

If they made lawn darts with camo paint and said tactical on the packaging they'd be protected under the 2nd Amendment.

265 Gus  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:40:43am

re: #264 Kronocide

If they made lawn darts with camo paint and said tactical on the packaging they'd be protected under the 2nd Amendment.

Hunting lawn darts.

266 Kronocide  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:41:52am

re: #265 Gus

Hunting lawn darts.

Especially useful to teach annoying nephews the Bob N Weave.

267 Kronocide  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:43:39am

The National Lawn Dart Association just never got enough funding to protect every Murcans 2nd Amendment right to torment nephews at family BBQ's.

268 Gus  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:43:52am

re: #266 Kronocide

Especially useful to teach annoying nephews the Bob N Weave.

Jarts don't kill people.

269 William Barnett-Lewis  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:43:53am

re: #265 Gus

Hunting lawn darts.

See here for the original weapon:

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

270 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:45:09am
271 Gus  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:45:11am

Alert the derp squads.

272 Kronocide  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:46:30am

You can pry my jart from my cold dead dipshit nephew's skull, the little annoying bastard

273 b_sharp  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:46:32am

My wife is listening to a pile of Christmas music as she sews up a Christmas stocking for little William. Right now she's listening to a Elvis classic "Blue Christmas' as done by Reba and boy, does Reba ever put the country back in that song.

That woman could make "Stairway to Heaven" sound country.

274 sattv4u2  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:48:09am

bbl

275 b_sharp  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:48:17am

re: #257 Gus

What were your injuries?

He still has it embedded in his skull. He wears a hat over it.

276 b_sharp  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:49:02am

re: #260 sattv4u2

Well, aside from having a Jart sticking out of my skull for the last 45 years, nothing really!!!

I responded to Gus before I saw this comment.

277 Killgore Trout  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:51:20am

re: #270 NJDhockeyfan

Iran media report new cyberattack by Stuxnet worm

Heh.

It's seems their nuclear program has been infiltrated by hussies and harlots
Report: Women at Iran Nuclear Plant Violate Code

An Iranian lawmaker is saying Russian women working in the country's sole nuclear power plant do not observe the strict Islamic dress code, though they are paid extra to comply.

Under Iranian law, all women must cover themselves from head to toe in public.

A Tuesday report by the semiofficial ISNA news agency quotes Mahdi Mousavinejad, a representative of the southern Iranian port of Bushehr, where the plant is located, as saying violation of dress code by the Russian workers has had a "corrupting and negative impact" on his constituency.

Mousavinejad says he will report on the case to the Iranian parliament.

278 Cinnabar  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:51:36am

re: #271 Gus

Alert the derp squads.

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The bullet-ridden remains of 12 drummers drumming, 11 pipers piping, 10 lords a-leaping, nine ladies dancing, eight maids a-milking, seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying, five golden rings, four calling birds, three french hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree decorated with the spent casings.

279 b_sharp  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:52:38am

re: #271 Gus

Alert the derp squads.

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What is it atheist Muslims eat again? Halal babies?

280 Gus  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:54:45am

re: #279 b_sharp

What is it atheist Muslims eat again? Halal babies?

Embryonic stem cell pudding. /

281 Gus  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:55:00am

"It's a little gamey." /

282 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 10:56:22am

re: #277 Killgore Trout

It's seems their nuclear program has been infiltrated by hussies and harlots
Report: Women at Iran Nuclear Plant Violate Code

What happened, did one of the women expose her ankle?

285 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 11:09:14am

re: #148 Destro

re: #59 Dark_Falcon

For Americans, the dropping of the nukes on Japan ended the war and we kind of forget (maybe on purpose) that the nukes were more of a 1-2 punch - the second punch being the invasion of Japanese held territories in China by the USSR which pretty much wiped out the Japanese there (and the Japanese had most of their military in China).

Check out the War Nerd's take on this:

[Link: exiledonline.com...]

There's little doubt that the Soviet invasion of Manchuria influenced the Japanese decision to surrender, but it was the atomic bombs that were the greater factor. The USSR lacked the ability to invade the Japanese Home Islands in sufficient strength to overwhelm the defenses Japan had, thus it was the US (with aid from the other Anglosphere nations) that posed the mortal threat to Japan.

286 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 11:11:49am

re: #271 Gus

Alert the derp squads.

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Nothing bad in there, nothing you wouldn't find at a gathering of my own family.

288 PhillyPretzel  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 11:24:13am

re: #283 Gus

That was one of the best parts of that movie.

289 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 11:24:23am

Burglar sues Calif. homeowner, 90, who returned fire

(CBS) GREENBRAE, Calif. - A Northern California homeowner who police say survived being shot in the jaw during a burglary is now getting a "punch in the gut": The burglary suspect is suing him for returning fire.

The Marin Independent Journal reported the suspect alleges that Jay Leone, who is 90-years-old, negligently shot the intruder.

According to CBS San Francisco, suspect Samuel Cutrufelli is charged with two counts of attempted murder after Leone was shot in the face on Jan. 3. Police said Cutrufelli was wounded when Leone returned fire.

Leone has vowed to countersue. In an exclusive January interview at his bedside at Marin General Hospital, Leone told CBS San Francisco he had to outwit the burglar who held him captive at gunpoint.

Even a Bay Area judge is going to throw this asshole's case out. The dirtbag shot a retired police officer first, and is now trying to claim the retired cop wronged him by returning fire. The only word that fits this is 'chutzpah'.

290 nines09  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 11:25:25am

I remember my boy asking me at about the time children ask; "Dad? Is there really a Santa Clause? Is he real?" I replied that indeed he is. He's right here. And I pointed to my heart. And here, as I pointed to his. He's as real as you want him to be in spirit. Merry Christmas to one and all and may the future hold many Happy New Years.

291 darthstar  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 11:26:42am

re: #286 Dark_Falcon

Nothing bad in there, nothing you wouldn't find at a gathering of my own family.

Except a president.
//

Happy Xmas, Dark.

292 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 11:30:43am

re: #291 darthstar

Except a president.
//

Happy Xmas, Dark.

Obama ain't on the menu, Darth. Or have you been buying fava beans from Killgore and not telling the rest of us?

///

293 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 11:31:13am

re: #291 darthstar

Except a president.
//

Happy Xmas, Dark.

Merry Christmas to you and yours as well.

294 SpaceJesus  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 11:31:15am

where is my birthday thread?

:(

295 darthstar  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 11:31:58am

re: #294 SpaceJesus

where is my birthday thread?

:(

Word is, you're actually a Libra.

296 SpaceJesus  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 11:36:36am

re: #295 darthstar

i think one of those rules for being the son of god is that you kinda get to choose when its your b-day

297 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 11:38:46am

Report: Top Palestinian operative killed in Syria

The Syria-based Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command announced that its operations commander, Madal Elian, was killed by rebels in Syria, according to the Lebanese news channel LBC.

The group is one of the last Palestinian factions to remain loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad. (Roi Kais)

298 darthstar  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 11:41:45am

re: #296 SpaceJesus

i think one of those rules for being the son of god is that you kinda get to choose when its your b-day

Being the son of god doesn't make you god. But happy birthday anyway (please tell your old man not to send me to hell for all eternity because I was a dick to you).

299 sattv4u2  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 11:42:51am

re: #298 darthstar

Being the son of god doesn't make you god. But happy birthday anyway (please tell your old man not to send me to hell for all eternity because I was a dick to you).

What about all the other reasons!?!?

300 darthstar  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 11:47:47am

re: #299 sattv4u2

What about all the other reasons!?!?

Oh, I'm happy to burn in hell for my sins. But He died for his own damn sins.

301 Killgore Trout  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 11:49:14am

re: #297 NJDhockeyfan

Report: Top Palestinian operative killed in Syria

It will be very interesting to see the region change once Assad is gone.

302 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 11:50:09am

Derpy Christmas, Bryan (just like every other day of the year)

303 darthstar  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 11:51:01am

re: #302 Vicious Michigan Union Thug

Derpy Christmas, Bryan (just like every other day of the year)

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Is that man capable of being anything other than an asshole?

304 Killgore Trout  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 11:52:01am

re: #297 NJDhockeyfan

Report: Top Palestinian operative killed in Syria

The PFLP has been busy these days
Terror cell busted in West Bank

A joint Shin Bet, police and IDF investigation has uncovered a burgeoning terror infrastructure established by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in Ramallah and the adjacent villages.

Two members of the terror cell, Ashraf Abu Aram and Muhammad Zeitoun, both Ramallah residents, confessed to plotting a kidnapping with the purpose of negotiating the release of PFLP leader Ahmad Saadat.

305 engineer cat  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 11:53:44am

re: #302 Vicious Michigan Union Thug

Derpy Christmas, Bryan (just like every other day of the year)

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ACLU, lighten up: even Israeli

???

did i miss the aclu bringing suit against people who say merry christmas?

306 William Barnett-Lewis  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 11:57:27am

re: #300 darthstar

Oh, I'm happy to burn in hell for my sins. But He died for his own damn sins.

Or as Patti Smith put it,

Jesus died for somebody's sins but not mine
meltin' in a pot of thieves
wild card up my sleeve
thick heart of stone
my sins my own
they belong to me, me

307 sattv4u2  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 11:57:33am

re: #301 Killgore Trout

It will be very interesting to see the region change once Assad is gone.

I'm optimistic, but it depends

Could be "meet the old boss, same as the new boss"

308 Gus  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 12:00:00pm
309 PhillyPretzel  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 12:00:37pm

re: #305 engineer cat

This is what I was able to find. [Link: www.snopes.com...]

310 Killgore Trout  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 12:00:42pm

re: #307 sattv4u2

I'm optimistic, but it depends

Could be "meet the old boss, same as the new boss"

I think an Islamist takeover is a likely outcome from ousting Assad. The West is trying to tip the scales against it but I don;t think there's anything we can do about it.

311 Gus  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 12:01:01pm
312 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 12:03:23pm

Shitbags in the news again...

Wikileaks to publish over 1 million documents in 2013

Julian Assange’s latest announcement from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy, London, promises more from Wikileaks in 2013.

..."Next year will be busy," he says, "Wikileaks already has over a million documents being prepared to be released, documents that affect every country in the world."

313 Pawn of the Oppressor  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 12:03:27pm

Snow is falling in Dallas/Ft. Worth right now... Happy Christmas to all. Had a disgustingly tasty southern breakfast with the girlfriend's family this morning, endured some Christy prayer stuff but survived somehow... The white gravy was cooked up by one of the relative's husbands from Utah who is Mormon, there were jokes about it being Secret Mormon Gravy that turned you Mormon if you ate it. DELICIOUS. They don't drink, though, and I just realized I have had a Christmas without booze for the first time in years. I'm going to go fix that right now, will probably sit around drinking rum and playing Portal 2.

314 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 12:04:25pm

re: #302 Vicious Michigan Union Thug

Derpy Christmas, Bryan (just like every other day of the year)

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I see that Mr. Fischer got his usual visit from Santa this year:

Image: santa_squats.jpg

315 Cinnabar  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 12:04:39pm

re: #302 Vicious Michigan Union Thug

Derpy Christmas, Bryan (just like every other day of the year)

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I am so grateful that I don't live in his head. Wrong holiday, I know.

316 PhillyPretzel  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 12:05:28pm

re: #314 Dark_Falcon

lol

317 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 12:09:34pm

re: #308 Gus

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Logical. Lots of companies have promotional tie-ins with games or movies. If Jeep and McDonald's can do that, it is logical that Colt and Glock would do so as well. I do really think it's a bay thing either. Gun manufacturers didn't systematically lie about their products like tobacco companies did, so they should be allowed marketing tie-ins.

/Not sarc, I mean it.

318 Killgore Trout  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 12:10:19pm

re: #311 Gus

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Military industrial complex! OMG!

319 Gus  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 12:12:04pm

re: #318 Killgore Trout

Military industrial complex! OMG!

Yes, I am very scared. I need a bring strong macho alpha-male like you to set me straight.

So how are your frogs and kale garden doing?

320 Killgore Trout  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 12:17:40pm

re: #319 Gus

Yes, I am very scared. I need a bring strong macho alpha-male like you to set me straight.

So how are your frogs and kale garden doing?

Fine, thanks for asking.

321 stabby  Tue, Dec 25, 2012 1:10:53pm

My mom made prime rib from grass fed-beef last night. You may find it amazing that I never had that before, but I'm from the Bay Area where restaurants don't even serve steaks (too American for us commies, probably).

It was goood.

:)

I always say Merry Christmas in real life, but I'm tempted to go over to the wingnut blogs and say "happy holidays" at people as a troll.


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