EXCLUSIVE: #CPAC2015 Gave Press Credentials to White Supremacist Radio Show “Political Cesspool”

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Ah, CPAC — the conservative movement’s primary action conference, attended by most of the major Republican politicians and prospective front runners for the Presidential nomination.

The conservative conference where religious fanatic and overt racist Phil Robertson gets a “First Amendment” award from Breitbart “News.”

And the conservative conference that gave press credentials and free access to the Tennessee white supremacist radio show Political Cesspool.

Yes, they really did.

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1 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 2, 2015 1:07:49pm

my shocked face…

2 Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 2, 2015 1:10:58pm

OT - Clickbait may finally have reached the bottom of the barrel. This morning I see a link for ‘10 Celebrities Who Are Said To Smell Awful’.

Seriously?

3 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 2, 2015 1:16:24pm

re: #2 Blind Frog Belly White

OT - Clickbait may finally have reached the bottom of the barrel. This morning I see a link for ‘10 Celebrities Who Are Said To Smell Awful’.

Seriously?

Nowhere near the bottom of the barrel, still skimming the surface.

4 b_sharp  Mar 2, 2015 1:22:42pm

re: #2 Blind Frog Belly White

OT - Clickbait may finally have reached the bottom of the barrel. This morning I see a link for ‘10 Celebrities Who Are Said To Smell Awful’.

Seriously?

Who were they?

5 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 2, 2015 1:24:40pm

re: #4 b_sharp

Who were they?

My guess is Russell Brand would be on the list…

6 aagcobb  Mar 2, 2015 1:28:02pm

re: #4 b_sharp

Who were they?

That’s why its clickbait; now that you’ve seen it you have to know!

7 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 2, 2015 1:28:03pm

Well, crap.
New forecast from NWS…and it really sucks.

8 Lidane  Mar 2, 2015 1:33:39pm

And suddenly I have a job interview this week. The punchline? It’s for an ad agency that focuses on conservative and GOP politics. This is going to be an interesting experience.

9 ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2015 1:33:58pm

re: #2 Blind Frog Belly White

OT - Clickbait may finally have reached the bottom of the barrel. This morning I see a link for ‘10 Celebrities Who Are Said To Smell Awful’.

Seriously?

Between crap like that and stuff like CPAC and the crazies it lets in, it all makes one wonder if we are close to the majority of this country going completely insane.

I say majority because there is an old axiom in advertising: if you see and ad several times, you can be fairly sure it works because no one runs ads that don’t.

So, even if the product or service is questionable…you can be sure someone is buying it. Ads cost money. There has to be return.

Same with CPAC craziness. Politicians are spouting bull someone is listening to and they think they can mine that into votes. CPAC would not be around if there weren’t enough people buying in.

Fear for our country. We have way too many nuts running about, and instead of getting smarter many of them seem fine to grow as ignorant and obstinate as they can.

10 Targetpractice  Mar 2, 2015 1:34:28pm

re: #8 Lidane

And suddenly I have a job interview this week. The punchline? It’s for an ad agency that focuses on conservative and GOP politics. This is going to be an interesting experience.

Tell them that, after years of watching wingnuts from the outside, you know what makes them tick.

/

11 ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2015 1:35:51pm

re: #8 Lidane

And suddenly I have a job interview this week. The punchline? It’s for an ad agency that focuses on conservative and GOP politics. This is going to be an interesting experience.

Got your mask ready?

12 Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 2, 2015 1:37:38pm

Mask? We don’t no stinking mask!

13 Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 2, 2015 1:39:06pm

re: #11 ObserverArt

It’s Party time! P-A-R-T…Y?

14 Decatur Deb  Mar 2, 2015 1:39:52pm

re: #8 Lidane

And suddenly I have a job interview this week. The punchline? It’s for an ad agency that focuses on conservative and GOP politics. This is going to be an interesting experience.

littlegreenfootballs.com

15 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 2, 2015 1:45:47pm
16 goddamnedfrank  Mar 2, 2015 1:45:59pm

re: #8 Lidane

And suddenly I have a job interview this week. The punchline? It’s for an ad agency that focuses on conservative and GOP politics. This is going to be an interesting experience.

I wouldn’t worry too much, advertising is an intrinsically cynical industry. Regardless of the client, shop size or city you’ll find that account management and (especially) media buying departments are usually staffed with more than their fair share of conservatives. Even inside Creative the liberals are often relegated to the art grunts who do the heavy lifting. It takes a lot of schmoozing, abject selfism and insincere bullshit to rise beyond senior level and make it into management.

17 Dr. Matt  Mar 2, 2015 1:46:08pm
#BillOReilly vs. #Netanyahu: Two Bloviating Assholes
18 Charles Johnson  Mar 2, 2015 1:47:33pm

That’s absolutely opposite to what I’m hearing from people who were there, of course.

19 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 2, 2015 1:50:11pm

re: #18 Charles Johnson

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That’s absolutely opposite to what I’m hearing from people who were there, of course.

Given how drunk he was, I doubt he could even stagger three feet without assistance at CPAC.
Maybe he mistook falling down on people as being mobbed?

20 Justanotherhuman  Mar 2, 2015 1:50:15pm

re: #18 Charles Johnson

I’m sure Upchuck was about as popular as a fart in church.

21 #FergusonFireside  Mar 2, 2015 1:54:26pm
22 ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2015 2:02:12pm

re: #16 goddamnedfrank

I wouldn’t worry too much, advertising is an intrinsically cynical industry. Regardless of the client, shop size or city you’ll find that account management and (especially) media buying departments are usually staffed with more than their fair share of conservatives. Even inside Creative the liberals are often relegated to the art grunts who do the heavy lifting. It takes a lot of schmoozing, abject selfism and insincere bullshit to rise beyond senior level and make it into management.

Yep…you have ad agency familiarity and/or experience.

: )

23 Jenner7  Mar 2, 2015 2:05:54pm
24 Lidane  Mar 2, 2015 2:06:05pm

re: #16 goddamnedfrank

I wouldn’t worry too much, advertising is an intrinsically cynical industry. Regardless of the client, shop size or city you’ll find that account management and (especially) media buying departments are usually staffed with more than their fair share of conservatives. Even inside Creative the liberals are often relegated to the art grunts who do the heavy lifting. It takes a lot of schmoozing, abject selfism and insincere bullshit to rise beyond senior level and make it into management.

I’m an Account Manager/BizDev type. I’m used to being around conservative types. And if they ask about my politics I’m perfectly capable of saying that I can set them aside and not let them affect my work.

It’s only a contract gig to start, but there’s potential for full-time work. Plus, going into a Presidential election year at a politically themed ad agency? I’d be an idiot to pass up an account management gig with that kind of earning potential.

25 Lidane  Mar 2, 2015 2:07:11pm

re: #14 Decatur Deb

littlegreenfootballs.com

I’m an Account Manager/Sales/BizDev type person. I talk businesses into buying things from me, and by extension my employer. Heh.

I can write/proof/edit, though. I’ve done some freelance writing and writing is actually a hobby of mine.

26 Lidane  Mar 2, 2015 2:11:44pm

re: #23 Jenner7

Worst. Socialist. EVAR.

27 Decatur Deb  Mar 2, 2015 2:13:29pm

re: #25 Lidane

I’m an Account Manager/Sales/BizDev type person. I talk businesses into buying things from me, and by extension my employer. Heh.


“Use Preparation H and kiss your hemorrhoids goodbye.”

—Robert Downey Sr (real commercial, shown once)

movieline.com

28 Targetpractice  Mar 2, 2015 2:14:11pm

So two years ago, when Democrats wanted to take the federal budget to conference committee to work out the difference, Republicans spent weeks arguing that the only way that was going to happen is if Democrats agreed before the committee met that it could not raise taxes and any new revenues had to come from budget cuts.

Now, two years later, Republicans are declaring that they want to take the DHS funding bills to conference committee and knocking Reid for refusing to allow such. Perhaps he should instead say that will agree to a conference committee, but only if Republicans sign an agreement that the final bill cannot in any way touch the President’s immigration policies.

29 Great White Snark  Mar 2, 2015 2:16:46pm

re: #26 Lidane

Worst. Socialist. EVAR.

Nixon was much more of a socialist. Price controls! Created the EPA IIRC.

30 Decatur Deb  Mar 2, 2015 2:17:43pm

re: #29 Great White Snark

Nixon was much more of a socialist. Price controls! Created the EPA IIRC.

Signed OSHA (though that was to prevent passage of a more effective bill).

31 Shiplord Kirel  Mar 2, 2015 2:18:33pm

My daughter says I am getting too negative and should back off wingnut monitoring among other things. “You can only watch and evaluate so many train wrecks a day without it eventually wearing you down. You’ve done enough. Time to relax a little and enjoy retirement.”
Hmmm.
I have been ill lately and that may have magnified the effect on my psyche of the unprecedented insanity in the news. My escape from Lubbock should have improved my outlook, though, so maybe I should take it easy and try to stay positive.

32 Lidane  Mar 2, 2015 2:18:35pm

re: #29 Great White Snark

Nixon was much more of a socialist. Price controls! Created the EPA IIRC.

Created the EPA and OSHA, I think. Signed the Clean Air and Water acts. Took us off the gold standard. Passed Title IX. Normalized relations with China.

Nixon was damned near a pinko commie compared to today’s GOP.

33 Decatur Deb  Mar 2, 2015 2:20:49pm

re: #31 Shiplord Kirel

My daughter says I am getting too negative and should back off wingnut monitoring among other things. “You can only watch and evaluate so many train wrecks a day without it eventually wearing you down. You’ve done enough. Time to relax a little and enjoy retirement.”
Hmmm.
I have been ill lately and that may have magnified the effect on my psyche of the unprecedented insanity in the news. My escape from Lubbock should have improved my outlook, though, so maybe I should take it easy and try to stay positive.

Convert depression to anger, and anger to action.

34 Iwouldprefernotto  Mar 2, 2015 2:27:33pm

re: #31 Shiplord Kirel

My daughter says I am getting too negative and should back off wingnut monitoring among other things. “You can only watch and evaluate so many train wrecks a day without it eventually wearing you down. You’ve done enough. Time to relax a little and enjoy retirement.”
Hmmm.
I have been ill lately and that may have magnified the effect on my psyche of the unprecedented insanity in the news. My escape from Lubbock should have improved my outlook, though, so maybe I should take it easy and try to stay positive.

I’ve stopped reading the Huff post because most of the comments are stupid, hateful or both. The haters will use every opportunity to scream that Obama is incompetent. I’ve heard enough. Let them argue amongst themselves. I need to keep as sane as possible.

35 William Barnett-Lewis  Mar 2, 2015 2:31:50pm

OT, but D major to Cadd 9 to G major with ring & pinky still down in the same place as with that C is probably ho-hum to the guitar players here but it was a fun revelation today for me and I had a blast trying to get my left hand doing it all correctly. Amazing how much you can fake with just that & a bit of the right rhythm…

36 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 2, 2015 2:32:59pm

re: #31 Shiplord Kirel

It’s always wise advise to take a mental health break.
Life is too short to not spend an equal amount of time on the positive.

37 Charles Johnson  Mar 2, 2015 2:36:09pm
38 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 2, 2015 2:37:10pm

re: #37 Charles Johnson

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Watch The Hands!!!

(and teh pixels)

39 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 2, 2015 2:49:07pm

oh sweet babby jeebus:

40 CriticalDragon1177  Mar 2, 2015 2:49:44pm

Charles Johnson,

OMG! Do these people have no shame? The GOP is going to totally destroy any credibility with the mainstream if they keep this up. Moderate conservative Republicans, must be really ticked off by stuff like this, whenever they find out.

41 BigPapa  Mar 2, 2015 2:52:23pm

So GOP, how’s that minority outreach going?

42 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 2, 2015 2:53:04pm

re: #40 CriticalDragon1177

Charles Johnson,

OMG! Do these people have no shame? The GOP is going to totally destroy any credibility with the mainstream if they keep this up. Moderate conservative Republicans, must be really ticked off by stuff like this, whenever they find out.

They will sigh, say it is a bad thing, swear that they will not support candidates who embrace this too openly, and then cheer on their team in the general with more rah rah go team!

43 CriticalDragon1177  Mar 2, 2015 2:54:15pm

re: #41 BigPapa

So GOP, how’s that minority outreach going?

It appears that its not doing a very good job, unless the minority they’re tryin to attract are hardcore racists.

44 Jenner7  Mar 2, 2015 2:55:35pm

Well thank god you’re not our President. These people are crazy.

45 The Mother Of All Pies  Mar 2, 2015 2:56:21pm

Well shitfire.

Amazon just said I have to replace the ad code ON EVERY SINGLE ONE OF MY WEB PAGES which is like 2000 pages of archived historical documents.

Fortunately I only have to replace about 30 or so templates but it still a pain in the ass.

Also some of my vendors haven’t paid me since 2011 so I have to go and remove all their products from the Zionist Mall.

46 Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 2, 2015 2:56:55pm

re: #44 Jenner7

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Well thank god you’re not our President. These people are crazy.

Because there’s NO WAY that Iran learned from Iraq’s example not to put your nuclear reactor out in the open where it’s easily destroyed in a single airstrike.

47 Mattand  Mar 2, 2015 2:58:57pm

re: #35 William Barnett-Lewis

OT, but D major to Cadd 9 to G major with ring & pinky still down in the same place as with that C is probably ho-hum to the guitar players here but it was a fun revelation today for me and I had a blast trying to get my left hand doing it all correctly. Amazing how much you can fake with just that & a bit of the right rhythm…

Finding common notes between chords is always a good technique to learn. A good one to remember is that open C and F share the C note on the A string, 3rd fret. Keep your ring finger planted on that when switching between chords.

My favorite is going from Em7 to open D by substituting the pinky for the ring finger on the D note, B string, 3rd fret.

48 Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 2, 2015 3:03:23pm

re: #31 Shiplord Kirel

My daughter says I am getting too negative and should back off wingnut monitoring among other things. “You can only watch and evaluate so many train wrecks a day without it eventually wearing you down. You’ve done enough. Time to relax a little and enjoy retirement.”
Hmmm.
I have been ill lately and that may have magnified the effect on my psyche of the unprecedented insanity in the news. My escape from Lubbock should have improved my outlook, though, so maybe I should take it easy and try to stay positive.

I can only monitor Wingnutistan vicariously. If I get too close it makes me too angry and depressed. I had to walk away from a forum I spent a lot of time on when someone posted, for the Nth time, that tax rate cuts increase tax revenues, when I’d presented the data disproving it N-1 times. I couldn’t take it. The willful ignorance was just too much.

It’s discouraging to know that the willful ignorance is still out there, but as long as I’m not having my nose rubbed in it, it’s tolerable.

49 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Mar 2, 2015 3:03:32pm

Imma just leave this here….

50 Snarknado!  Mar 2, 2015 3:08:18pm

re: #49 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Imma just leave this here….

What to say?

51 Amory Blaine  Mar 2, 2015 3:08:33pm

State troopers who protect governor given $4-an-hour raises

Just after Republican lawmakers announced they were rejecting raises for rank-and-file state troopers, Gov. Scott Walker’s administration granted $4-an-hour raises to the law enforcement officers responsible for protecting the governor.

The pay bump comes at a time when the Republican governor is routinely traveling out of state as he considers a run for president.

The top two Republicans in the Legislature announced Feb. 17 they would not accept a 17% pay boost for state troopers that Walker’s administration had negotiated. Those pay raises can’t go into effect without the approval of lawmakers.

A separate pay raise took effect five days later for the troopers belonging to the State Patrol’s Dignitary Protection Unit who are responsible for protecting the governor 24 hours a day, State Patrol spokeswoman Peg Schmitt said Monday. That pay increase does not require legislative approval.

52 SteveMcGaziBolaGate  Mar 2, 2015 3:16:15pm

re: #51 Amory Blaine

“Dignitary Protection Unit”????

53 #FergusonFireside  Mar 2, 2015 3:17:00pm

re: #51 Amory Blaine

He just doesn’t care.

54 Amory Blaine  Mar 2, 2015 3:18:03pm

re: #52 SteveMcGaziBolaGate

Merit raises are frozen for all other state employees. Only his chosen pets get recognition for their hard work. Everyone else, pound sand.

55 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Mar 2, 2015 3:18:30pm

re: #52 SteveMcGaziBolaGate

“Dignitary Protection Unit”????

All that makes me think of is Manuel Noriega’s “Dignity Squads”.

56 Targetpractice  Mar 2, 2015 3:19:06pm

re: #44 Jenner7

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Well thank god you’re not our President. These people are crazy.

Because the way to get Iran to stop building nuclear weapons…is to give them more reason to pursue nuclear weapons.

Brilliant!////

57 Nyet  Mar 2, 2015 3:21:06pm

OK, I fast-forwarded through the Shroud episode and it’s not 100% terrible. More like only 85%. They made no serious attempt to deny the carbon dating by usual means (“wrong cloth”, “microbial coating” and BS like that), but they ended the episode with the Sudarium of Oviedo to cast doubt on the dating, and that’s such BS because the Sudarium is so problematic in itself. Of course, no skeptics were invited, certainly not Joe Nickell, who has dealt with the Shroud, the Sudarium and other “relics” in his numerous books.

58 SteveMcGaziBolaGate  Mar 2, 2015 3:22:34pm

Out of curiosity, do these wingnuts have any idea what would actually happen if anybody launched airstrikes on Iran?

59 Iwouldprefernotto  Mar 2, 2015 3:24:44pm

re: #58 SteveMcGaziBolaGate

Out of curiosity, do these wingnuts have any idea what would actually happen if anybody launched airstrikes on Iran?

The would blame Obama for whatever happened.

and then demand a tax cut

60 Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 2, 2015 3:25:15pm

re: #57 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

OK, I fast-forwarded through the Shroud episode and it’s not 100% terrible. More like only 85%. They made no serious attempt to deny the carbon dating by usual means (“wrong cloth”, “microbial coating” and BS like that), but they ended the episode with the Sudarium of Oviedo to cast doubt on the dating, and that’s such BS because the Sudarium is so problematic in itself. Of course, no skeptics were invited, certainly not Joe Nickell, who has dealt with the Shroud, the Sudarium and other “relics” in his numerous books.

“I’d have an ear that would cover me like a shroud, and a thumb the size of a juggling pin! But not on my hand!”

61 Decatur Deb  Mar 2, 2015 3:26:36pm

re: #58 SteveMcGaziBolaGate

Out of curiosity, do these wingnuts have any idea what would actually happen if anybody launched airstrikes on Iran?

Any wooden aircraft carriers in the Gulf would sure be fucked.

62 SteveMcGaziBolaGate  Mar 2, 2015 3:27:10pm

How hard do you think it would be to shut down the Strait of Hormuz? Wingnuts don’t care because drill, baby, drill, but our customers and our suppliers depend on that oil.

63 Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 2, 2015 3:27:20pm

re: #58 SteveMcGaziBolaGate

Out of curiosity, do these wingnuts have any idea what would actually happen if anybody launched airstrikes on Iran?

All nuclear work in Iran would stop immediately, and never start again! And no civilians would die!

64 SteveMcGaziBolaGate  Mar 2, 2015 3:29:05pm

I really don’t have any idea, but I wonder what would the Pakistanis do?

65 SteveMcGaziBolaGate  Mar 2, 2015 3:31:55pm

I raised issues like this back in 2002. Back then, the real wild card in the region was no Iraq but Pakistan, but nobody gave a damn. We’ve been lucky so far that their weapons have remained secure through a coup and with all the corruption in the regime.

66 stpaulbear  Mar 2, 2015 3:34:40pm

OT: Charlotte City Council Debates LGBT Rights Ordinance

Twitter play-by-play is here.

Live feed is here

They’re holding speakers to 2 minutes apiece but there’s 171 people signed up to speak.

The haters are sounding pretty hateful. You’d think that the undecided council people would hear this hate and realize that GLBT people really do need protections.

Edit: Gah! I had to quit listening for a while. Apparently the first 30 or so speakers are all against LGBT rights. I may check in again later when there are some friendlier voices (hopefully).

67 Teukka  Mar 2, 2015 3:41:16pm

re: #65 SteveMcGaziBolaGate

I raised issues like this back in 2002. Back then, the real wild card in the region was no Iraq but Pakistan, but nobody gave a damn. We’ve been lucky so far that their weapons have remained secure through a coup and with all the corruption in the regime.

Or have they?

*plays ‘Twilight Zone’ theme*

68 Targetpractice  Mar 2, 2015 3:46:10pm

Yeah, we can knock out Iran’s nuclear program in a single blow just like we can be in and out of Iraq in six months. There’s absolutely no chance that we could fail.

/////

69 GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 2, 2015 3:47:16pm

In the OP graphic:

Recent Posts

Pat Buchanan

70 b_sharp  Mar 2, 2015 3:47:24pm

re: #68 Targetpractice

Yeah, we can knock out Iran’s nuclear program in a single blow just like we can be in and out of Iraq in six months. There’s absolutely no chance that we could fail.

/////

Eyeran will welcome the bombing country as heroes.

71 EmmaAnne  Mar 2, 2015 3:47:29pm

re: #31 Shiplord Kirel

My daughter says I am getting too negative and should back off wingnut monitoring among other things.

I am inclined to agree with your daughter. I know if I get too horrified and depressed by the state of politics, I am less likely to do the things I can do to improve it (mostly GOTV - I’m in a purple state). So it isn’t just that too much of this makes people more unhappy - it can backfire on motivating action too.

72 GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 2, 2015 3:48:53pm

re: #51 Amory Blaine

WHY STOP AT $4??!?!?!?!?!!!!!!

73 Targetpractice  Mar 2, 2015 3:50:23pm

That’s still way too few. I wonder how many are attending simply because they’ve bought into the whole “Bibi = Israel” schtick the GOP has been slinging around, too scared of being accused of being “Anti-Israel” for not sitting through this joke.

74 aagcobb  Mar 2, 2015 3:50:40pm

re: #68 Targetpractice

Yeah, we can knock out Iran’s nuclear program in a single blow just like we can be in and out of Iraq in six months. There’s absolutely no chance that we could fail.

/////

Bibi has been claiming that Iran is about to build a bomb for 23 years. Boy who cried wolf.

75 The War TARDIS  Mar 2, 2015 3:50:49pm

re: #71 EmmaAnne

Same here. I go to Doctor Who.

Speaking of which, Jenna Coleman is coming to Dallas in May. With Billie Piper.

The best and worse companion, under one roof. If I could be more inflammatory with that, I would like suggestions.

76 stpaulbear  Mar 2, 2015 3:56:22pm

re: #51 Amory Blaine

Walker is a total dick, but the leadership in the legislature may be even worse. They’re all bordeline evil. I can’t believe the shit they pull.

77 danarchy  Mar 2, 2015 3:57:04pm

re: #75 The War TARDIS

Same here. I go to Doctor Who.

Speaking of which, Jenna Coleman is coming to Dallas in May. With Billie Piper.

The best and worse companion, under one roof. If I could be more inflammatory with that, I would like suggestions.

I don’t know how inflammatory that is, but it is clearly wrong as Amy was the best companion and Donna the worst…

78 goddamnedfrank  Mar 2, 2015 3:59:33pm

Dr. Who LOL WTF?

Just like Glee.

79 Targetpractice  Mar 2, 2015 4:01:39pm

re: #77 danarchy

I don’t know how inflammatory that is, but it is clearly wrong as Amy was the best companion and Donna the worst…

Donna the worst? Surely you jest!

80 RadicalModerate  Mar 2, 2015 4:02:34pm

re: #75 The War TARDIS

Same here. I go to Doctor Who.

Speaking of which, Jenna Coleman is coming to Dallas in May. With Billie Piper.

The best and worse companion, under one roof. If I could be more inflammatory with that, I would like suggestions.

I notice you didn’t mention which one was best and which was worst.

Not to mention that Classic Who fans would take significant issue with the two being included as a part of either extreme.

81 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 2, 2015 4:03:25pm

re: #79 Targetpractice

Donna the worst? Surely you jest!

My fave companions are Donna and Rose.
So, there it is.

82 RealityBasedSteve  Mar 2, 2015 4:07:16pm
83 goddamnedfrank  Mar 2, 2015 4:09:06pm

Pretty sure Idris was the best companion.

84 Targetpractice  Mar 2, 2015 4:13:48pm

re: #83 goddamnedfrank

Pretty sure Idris was the best companion.

That will forever be one of my favorite NuWho episodes.

85 William Barnett-Lewis  Mar 2, 2015 4:13:52pm

re: #81 Backwoods_Sleuth

My fave companions are Donna and Rose.
So, there it is.

Sarah Jane Smith & Rose Tyler. ‘nuff said.

86 goddamnedfrank  Mar 2, 2015 4:17:35pm

re: #84 Targetpractice

“Biting’s excellent! It’s like kissing, only there’s a winner.”

87 #FergusonFireside  Mar 2, 2015 4:18:23pm

My dog.

88 lawhawk  Mar 2, 2015 4:20:56pm

re: #85 William Barnett-Lewis

Of the recent Doctors, I’d have to say Donna Noble, Rose Tyler as Bad Wolf, and The Lone Centurion (Rory Williams). Thought they were the most interesting of the bunch.

And Sara Jane is definitely right up there. Still.

89 Targetpractice  Mar 2, 2015 4:21:06pm

re: #86 goddamnedfrank

“Biting’s excellent! It’s like kissing, only there’s a winner.”

“You didn’t always take me where I wanted to go!”
“No, but I always took you where you needed to go.”

90 Nyet  Mar 2, 2015 4:24:37pm

re: #68 Targetpractice

Yeah, we can knock out Iran’s nuclear program in a single blow just like we can be in and out of Iraq in six months. There’s absolutely no chance that we could fail.

/////

Can I have a “cakewalk”, brother?

91 Shiplord Kirel  Mar 2, 2015 4:24:58pm

I wonder if the situation with Obama and the Iran nuke alarmists (including Netanyahu) might mirror the one that constituted the background to President Eisenhower’s famous military industrial complex speech.

All through his second term, Eisenhower had faced a deafening chorus of criticism from defense hawks in Congress. These tools alleged that the administration had allowed the US to fall far behind the Soviets in military capability, first with the bomber gap, and later the missile gap, with all kinds of lurid tales in between. In 1958, for example, a hawk congressman alleged that the Soviets already had 1000 operational ICBMs. In fact, they had none at that point, and they only had seven vulnerable and clumsy ones by the time US ICBMs became operational the following year.

Eisenhower knew that the hawks’ claims were utter bullshit, drummed up by defense contractors and their many lobbyists and captive congressmen. He had to suffer in silence, though, because his sources (U-2 overflights and highly placed moles) were so sensitive he could not even hint at their existence until late in his term, when the Soviets revealed the first source, the U-2, for him.

We know that Bibi has been beating the alarmist drum for many years, claiming repeatedly that Iran was right on the verge of having an operational nuclear weapon. Hawks in this country, now with ideological and religious rather than financial motives, have joined him in this.

Yet Obama, like President Bush before him, refuses to take action. Have both of these very different presidents known categorically, from sources they can’t discuss, that the alarmists are wrong and possibly lying on purpose?

92 RealityBasedSteve  Mar 2, 2015 4:29:20pm

re: #90 Prof. Backpfeifengesicht, PhD

Can I have a “cakewalk”, brother?

I’ve got the inside line on “Welcomed as Liberators”.

RBS

93 Decatur Deb  Mar 2, 2015 4:29:21pm

Since we’re doing British tube critiques…

My kid in Florida turned me on to Peaky Blinders, available on Netflix. It’s 2 seasons of 1919 Birmingham UK slum criminality, done with the love and care of Downton Abbey. A family of returned war veterans, multi-generational criminals, accidentally steal a small arsenal of Lewis guns. The communists, IRA, bastard cops and Winston Churchill ensue.

imdb.com

94 William Barnett-Lewis  Mar 2, 2015 4:33:19pm

re: #93 Decatur Deb

Since we’re doing British tube critiques…

My kid in Florida turned me on to Peaky Blinders, available on Netflix. It’s 2 seasons of 1919 Birmingham UK slum criminality, done with the love and care of Downton Abbey. A family of returned war veterans, multi-generational criminals, accidentally steal a small arsenal of Lewis guns. The communists, IRA, bastard cops and Winston Churchill ensue.

imdb.com

That sounds a hoot. Going to have to check that out.

95 Decatur Deb  Mar 2, 2015 4:34:41pm

re: #94 William Barnett-Lewis

That sounds a hoot. Going to have to check that out.

IMDB rating is 8.8. We’ve only seen the first 6-part series. A third is in production.

96 RealityBasedSteve  Mar 2, 2015 4:37:08pm

I feel like I’ve accomplished something today. An acquaintance posted something on FB about “Oranges with AIDs infected blood being shipped out of Libya”. I simply posted that they might want to remove that post, since it was totally debunked, along with a couple of links. Guess what, she pulled it.

Worst part, took all of 30 seconds to find that it was, as I fully anticipated, nothing but pure and utter BS.

RBS

97 lawhawk  Mar 2, 2015 4:39:35pm

re: #91 Shiplord Kirel

There’s probably some resemblance to that situation. GOP needs politics to give Obama a hit. Netanyahu needs a political win and speaking before Congress means he’s outside Israel where his polling is meh and his position on housing and the economy sucks (and those are the top issues, not Iran). Obama and GOP and Netanyahu and Israeli defense establishment know that Iran’s still years away from going nuclear, but it’s in everyone’s interest to press immediacy since this issue diverts attention away from even more intractable issues with no action on Israeli-Palestinian relations or Israeli domestic economic situation.

Netanyahu has been at Iran going nuclear for decades. He’s always saying they’re a couple years away from going nuclear - and yet here we are. Always 3-5 years, or less than a year… and yet decades later, he’s all bluster and no closer to solving intractable issues within Israel’s economy or security situation.

Going nuclear is a big deal. But are they really going nuclear and have they been able to overcome the serious hurdles? It doesn’t seem likely, and the likely security deal at the Six Party talks may push Iran towards not going nuclear (looking at what happened with Iraq is instructive - it is a lot easier to say that a country is going nuclear than it is for a country to actually go nuclear).

Despite years of attempting to develop nuclear capabilities, Iran is no closer, and their economy remains in shambles. Israel is hardly alone in wanting to limit Iran’s nuclear capabilities - so too do the Gulf States, Iraq, Kuwait, and most importantly, Saudi Arabia. That’s a whole lot of petrodollars looking to block Iran’s ambitions. They’re more than happy to let Israel do the bluster, but they’re no more interested in seeing Iran go nuclear than Israel. And seeing Iran’s economy go belly up would keep Iran from having the ability to go nuclear might outweigh the Iranian ambition to go nuclear to prevent that very scenario.

98 Charles Johnson  Mar 2, 2015 4:42:03pm

Racist assholes just can’t forget me, can they? Good.

99 lawhawk  Mar 2, 2015 4:42:34pm

LMAO.

If you’re a New Yorker, you get this reference.

100 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 2, 2015 4:42:50pm

re: #96 RealityBasedSteve

I feel like I’ve accomplished something today. An acquaintance posted something on FB about “Oranges with AIDs infected blood being shipped out of Libya”. I simply posted that they might want to remove that post, since it was totally debunked, along with a couple of links. Guess what, she pulled it.

Worst part, took all of 30 seconds to find that it was, as I fully anticipated, nothing but pure and utter BS.

RBS

I had someone on FB post a link to the bogus story about the US shooting down Israeli planes, told him it was bogus and originated from the same people who made up the Israel opened the dams story.
I was amazed that he (a total wingnut who hates anything Obama) thanked me and immediately deleted the post.

101 Charles Johnson  Mar 2, 2015 4:43:11pm

Sure, because Ana Marie Cox is a Christian, that’s automatically a switch to the right. How do these morons manage to tie their own shoes?

102 lawhawk  Mar 2, 2015 4:43:41pm

re: #98 Charles Johnson

Mr. Irrelevant is strangely relevant to completely irrelevant developments.

You’re so into their head space that they can’t help themselves.

103 Decatur Deb  Mar 2, 2015 4:44:00pm

re: #101 Charles Johnson

Sure, because Ana Marie Cox is a Christian, that’s automatically a switch to the right. How do these morons manage to tie their own shoes?

I read her apologia. She’s allowed.

104 Nyet  Mar 2, 2015 4:48:05pm

Duritskaya has left Russia.

105 Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 2, 2015 4:51:36pm

re: #101 Charles Johnson

Sure, because Ana Marie Cox is a Christian, that’s automatically a switch to the right. How do these morons manage to tie their own shoes?

By skipping anything in her article that doesn’t fit their expectations, like where she says “I’m not scared that non-believers will make me feel like an outcast. I’m scared that Christians will.”

106 darthstar  Mar 2, 2015 4:55:25pm

Hey everyone,

Looks like I’m back on the market. Will give details later after the shock wears off. Funny thing is, I’m mostly relieved…though I do want to inflict a bit of pain on my ex-employer at the moment…but there’s a good Mother Jones article I can follow up with the author on if I get serious about doing that.

So I will take a breath and relax and stay off the internets until I have my head in the right space.

Cheers

107 retired cynic  Mar 2, 2015 4:57:34pm

re: #106 darthstar

Darn it! I hope you land a better place!

108 Decatur Deb  Mar 2, 2015 4:58:56pm

re: #106 darthstar

Hey everyone,

Looks like I’m back on the market. Will give details later after the shock wears off. Funny thing is, I’m mostly relieved…though I do want to inflict a bit of pain on my ex-employer at the moment…but there’s a good Mother Jones article I can follow up with the author on if I get serious about doing that.

So I will take a breath and relax and stay off the internets until I have my head in the right space.

Cheers

Best revenge is a better job—scroo’im.

109 lawhawk  Mar 2, 2015 4:58:57pm

re: #106 darthstar

Sorry to hear that. Hope a new and better opportunity comes along ASAP (or when you’re ready for it).

110 b.d.  Mar 2, 2015 4:59:12pm

re: #106 darthstar

Sorry to hear that news darthstar, I wish you peace.

111 darthstar  Mar 2, 2015 5:02:54pm

Thanks everyone…I was looking for an exit anyway…someplace less predatory. I do, however, need to document what I know while it is still fresh.

112 The War TARDIS  Mar 2, 2015 5:07:07pm

re: #80 RadicalModerate

I’m pretty sure Adric is the only competition in Classic who for Rose Tyler’s worse.

I will concede Clara has challengers for the best. Barbara & Ian, Jamie, Sarah Jane, Romana, and Ace to be exact.

113 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 2, 2015 5:10:41pm

re: #112 The War TARDIS

I’m pretty sure Adric is the only competition in Classic who for Rose Tyler’s worse.

I will concede Clara has challengers for the best. Barbara & Ian, Jamie, Sarah Jane, Romana, and Ace to be exact.

I like Rose the best.

And Nine.

When I bother to care about Dr. Who at all.

Clearly my taste must be completely faulty.

Or maybe there’s this concept that different people hold different opinions and so personal opinion shouldn’t be stated as fact. Which would be why you’re getting so much repeated pushback on this.

114 lawhawk  Mar 2, 2015 5:20:05pm

re: #112 The War TARDIS

Sarah Jane has my vote since she goes back to my favorite of the original Doctors (and the first I remember watching in anything resembling real time - the 3d and 4th Doctors). Her role still manages to be relevant today and holds up well against the modern Doctors.

For the current iterations, I like Donna, particularly because of her relationship with David Tennant’s doctor. Rose and Amy are connected in a way for their very complicated relationship to their respective doctors. But I liked Rory as a companion since he was not only unwilling at the first, but he showed his true love for Amy shined through at every opportunity. He would do anything for Amy, whether it was going along for the ride in the TARDIS or standing watch outside the Pandorica.

115 ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2015 5:22:40pm

Awww shoot. I feel so out of place.

I’ve never watched one episode of Doctor Who.

Please don’t hate me.

116 Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 2, 2015 5:22:53pm

re: #18 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

That’s absolutely opposite to what I’m hearing from people who were there, of course.

I’m sure he made tons of friends! Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Tom Collins, Harvey Wallbanger…

117 Kragar  Mar 2, 2015 5:23:22pm

re: #114 lawhawk

For the Doctors 9+, Rory remains the greatest Companion to date.

118 Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 2, 2015 5:24:11pm

In my country we take relaxation seriously…

Toronto police: mysterious underground bunker built as “Man Cave”

Two men built the mysterious bunker found near York University in Toronto to use the space as a “man cave,” police announced Monday.
Do you know who built the bunker? Email torontodesk@ctv.ca
In a brief news release issued early Monday morning, police said they received several tips about the case that allowed them to identify two men.

“They made it clear that it was (built) for personal reasons and we verified that,” Toronto Police Communications Director Mark Pugash told CTV News Channel.

The men will not be publicly identified because they have not been charged, Toronto Police Const. Victor Kwong told CTV Toronto in an email. Police later told CTV Toronto’s Colin D’Mello that the men are in their 20s.
“We contacted them, interviewed them, and are satisfied with all the information we received,” Kwong wrote.

119 RealityBasedSteve  Mar 2, 2015 5:26:39pm

re: #115 ObserverArt

Awww shoot. I feel so out of place.

I’ve never watched one episode of Doctor Who.

Please don’t hate me.

I feel your pain…

120 Whack-A-Mole  Mar 2, 2015 5:26:55pm

re: #93 Decatur Deb

Despite having grown up watching Dr. Who and Blake’s 7, I have to say that, without a shred of doubt, my favorite Brit show was Life on Mars (sadly, the series has ended). The US remake was passable (minus the horrible finale), but the original UK version and it’s follow-up series was amazing.

For those unfamiliar with it, it’s about a police detective who is injured in a car accident in the present day, but wakes up in the 70’s. He has no idea how he got there, if he actually traveled in time, if he’s gone crazy, or if he’s laying in a coma dreaming it all. The supporting cast is A+, especially Phillip Glenister as DCI Hunt.

Really an excellent show if you can find it somewhere.

121 The Mother Of All Pies  Mar 2, 2015 5:28:37pm

I have never watched a Who episode but I have a co-worker whose cubicle is full of Who tchotchkas.

122 Charles Johnson  Mar 2, 2015 5:29:06pm

re: #115 ObserverArt

Awww shoot. I feel so out of place.

I’ve never watched one episode of Doctor Who.

Please don’t hate me.

I’m even more shootable. I have watched some episodes of Doctor Who, and didn’t like them. That’s not science fiction, it’s silly fantasy that makes almost no sense.

OK, I’ll shut up now before everybody’s mad at me.

123 jaunte  Mar 2, 2015 5:29:27pm

re: #115 ObserverArt

You are not alone!

124 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 2, 2015 5:30:02pm

re: #122 Charles Johnson

I’m even more shootable. I have watched some episodes of Doctor Who, and didn’t like them. That’s not science fiction, it’s silly fantasy that makes almost no sense.

OK, I’ll shut up now before everybody’s mad at me.

I can’t watch them because the cheesy horror is still too much for me.

I am a wimp and hate suspense.

I have seen a very few episodes which is what most of my opinion is based on.

125 Romantic Heretic  Mar 2, 2015 5:31:17pm

re: #96 RealityBasedSteve

I feel like I’ve accomplished something today. An acquaintance posted something on FB about “Oranges with AIDs infected blood being shipped out of Libya”. I simply posted that they might want to remove that post, since it was totally debunked, along with a couple of links. Guess what, she pulled it.

Worst part, took all of 30 seconds to find that it was, as I fully anticipated, nothing but pure and utter BS.

RBS

How could a virus as fragile as HIV survive in a highly acidic environment like an orange anyway?

126 lawhawk  Mar 2, 2015 5:31:57pm

re: #122 Charles Johnson

I get it.

Don’t like it, but I get it.

Not enough to flounce over though.

You have been warned. /

127 Kragar  Mar 2, 2015 5:32:40pm

re: #124 klys (maker of Silmarils)

In Scooby Doo, the alien turns out to be Old Man Withers.

In Dr Who, Old Man Withers turns out to be an alien.

128 Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 2, 2015 5:32:53pm

re: #122 Charles Johnson

I’m even more shootable. I have watched some episodes of Doctor Who, and didn’t like them. That’s not science fiction, it’s silly fantasy that makes almost no sense.

OK, I’ll shut up now before everybody’s mad at me.

This is probably why I prefer Tom Baker above all the other Doctors. He seemed always to be less than completely serious. And with writers like Douglas Adams, you can see why.

We are the Sontaran Special Space Service!”

“The SSSS? Don’t you think that’s carrying alliteration a bit too far?”

129 Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 2, 2015 5:33:27pm

re: #125 Romantic Heretic

How could a virus as fragile as HIV survive in a highly acidic environment like an orange anyway?

Poorly, and for only a short time.

130 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 2, 2015 5:33:54pm

re: #120 Whack-A-Mole

Despite having grown up watching Dr. Who and Blake’s 7, I have to say that, without a shred of doubt, my favorite Brit show was Life on Mars (sadly, the series has ended). The US remake was passable (minus the horrible finale), but the original UK version and it’s follow-up series was amazing.

For those unfamiliar with it, it’s about a police detective who is injured in a car accident in the present day, but wakes up in the 70’s. He has no idea how he got there, if he actually traveled in time, if he’s gone crazy, or if he’s laying in a coma dreaming it all. The supporting cast is A+, especially Phillip Glenister as DCI Hunt.

Really an excellent show if you can find it somewhere.

I’m a huge fan of Red Dwarf.

131 goddamnedfrank  Mar 2, 2015 5:34:54pm

re: #121 The Mother Of All Pies

I have never watched a Who episode but I have a co-worker whose cubicle is full of Who tchotchkas.

It’s just like Cop Rock.

132 RealityBasedSteve  Mar 2, 2015 5:35:06pm

re: #125 Romantic Heretic

How could a virus as fragile as HIV survive in a highly acidic environment like an orange anyway?

Because of wingnut science….

133 Varek Raith  Mar 2, 2015 5:35:15pm

re: #122 Charles Johnson

I’m even more shootable. I have watched some episodes of Doctor Who, and didn’t like them. That’s not science fiction, it’s silly fantasy that makes almost no sense.

OK, I’ll shut up now before everybody’s mad at me.

Take this Protection from Fire IV suit of armor.

134 Kragar  Mar 2, 2015 5:36:01pm

re: #130 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m a huge fan of Red Dwarf.

“Kryton, put us in red alert.”

“Are you sure Sir? It would mean changing the bulb.”

135 The War TARDIS  Mar 2, 2015 5:36:39pm

re: #127 Kragar

I would really love for them to do another historical episode. I’m not meaning like Vincent and the Doctor.

There used to be great historical serials that were burned. The Crusades, The Highlanders, Marco Polo.

We should have another like that eventually.

136 ObserverArt  Mar 2, 2015 5:36:55pm

re: #122 Charles Johnson

I’m even more shootable. I have watched some episodes of Doctor Who, and didn’t like them. That’s not science fiction, it’s silly fantasy that makes almost no sense.

OK, I’ll shut up now before everybody’s mad at me.

You know., admitting it is a big relief off my soul. It always good to come clean.

Thank you all for listening and understanding. You are all great.

The War TARDIS…I hope you understand.

The world would be a lesser place if we all watched the same thing. Look at it as a celebration of American Freedom. Let freedom ring!!!

137 goddamnedfrank  Mar 2, 2015 5:38:33pm

Fuckin’ Cop Rock man, were they just putting crack in the water supply back then or what?

138 A Cranky One  Mar 2, 2015 5:38:37pm

Maybe we need an amendment guaranteeing freedom of TV show fandom. And a rule that no fandom test is required for registration.

Nah.////

139 The War TARDIS  Mar 2, 2015 5:40:44pm

re: #136 ObserverArt

I do. I get prickly with Rose, because her fans can get really damn aggressive. And as I matured from first seeing her episodes in 2010, she really, really stand up to any of the succeeding companions.

A good chunk of my reaction is digging in.

140 A Cranky One  Mar 2, 2015 5:42:59pm

re: #118 Eclectic Cyborg

…Two men built the mysterious bunker found near York University in Toronto to use the space as a “man cave,” police announced Monday.

I think they took the expression man cave a little too literally. ;)

141 The War TARDIS  Mar 2, 2015 5:43:52pm

re: #140 A Cranky One

I was paranoid that it was a terrorist thingy.

142 SteveMcGaziBolaGate  Mar 2, 2015 5:44:30pm

There is a fine line between science fiction and just plain fiction. It’s fine, but it’s there. The story comes first. Isaac Asimov did a good job of remembering that. Other guys come up with the trappings of Sci-fi, but then they don’t have a story.

143 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 2, 2015 5:44:33pm

re: #134 Kragar

“Kryton, put us in red alert.”

“Are you sure Sir? It would mean changing the bulb.”

Rimmer: [discussing his last exam] Last time I only failed by the narrowest of narrow margins.
Lister: You what? You walked in there, wrote “I AM A fish” four hundred times, did a funny little dance and fainted!
Rimmer: That’s a total lie.
Lister: No, it’s not. Peterson told me.
Rimmer: “No, it’s not. Peterson told me.” Lister, if you must know, I submitted a discourse on porous circuitry that was too… radical, too unconventional, too mould-breaking for the examiners to accept.
Lister: Yeah. You said you were a fish!

(Rimmer sounds a lot like UpChuck, but Rimmer is more likeable.)

144 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 2, 2015 5:48:14pm

re: #134 Kragar

“Kryton, put us in red alert.”

“Are you sure Sir? It would mean changing the bulb.”

Cat: Hey, this has been a really good day. I’ve eaten five times, I’ve slept six times, and I’ve made a lot of things mine. Tomorrow, I’m gonna see if I can’t have sex with something.

Cat: [sings] S-E-X, you know I want it! S-E-X, I’m gonna get it! Yeah! [Cat finds Lister unconscious on the floor.] S-E-X, I think I found it!

Confidence: Ding-dong! Another great idea from the people who brought you beer milkshakes!

(Ship Cat aka Lister’s Cat is my fave character in Red Dwarf…he is fabulous!)

145 Nyet  Mar 2, 2015 5:48:46pm

re: #119 RealityBasedSteve

I’ve watched maybe 3-4 episodes in my life. Don’t need more.

146 Charles Johnson  Mar 2, 2015 5:50:00pm
147 goddamnedfrank  Mar 2, 2015 5:51:38pm

re: #118 Eclectic Cyborg

In my country we take relaxation seriously…

Toronto police: mysterious underground bunker built as “Man Cave”

Reminds me of this:

An artist in Providence, Rhode Island was apprehended the other day by mall security as he left the secret apartment he’d built almost four years ago, in an unused utility space in the mall’s parking garage. The apartment had no running water (they used mall bathrooms), but it did include “a sectional sofa and love seat, coffee and breakfast tables, chairs, lamps, rugs, paintings, a hutch filled with china, a waffle iron, TV and Sony Playstation 2,” according to the Boston Globe.

The man built the apartment with the help of seven other artists, and various people have lived in it over the past few years for up to three weeks at a time.

Here’s the artist’s website about the project.

148 Charles Johnson  Mar 2, 2015 5:52:48pm

Please retweet, Twitter lizards! This story needs to get much more notice.

149 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 2, 2015 5:54:08pm

I found where DimJim gets all his scoops!

150 SteveMcGaziBolaGate  Mar 2, 2015 5:54:09pm

re: #146 Charles Johnson

One of these days I’m going to cut your head to pieces have to watch.
I can’t believe a show about zombies can be any good

151 Decatur Deb  Mar 2, 2015 5:55:13pm

re: #147 goddamnedfrank

Reminds me of this:

Here’s the artist’s website about the project.

Four years in a mall? That’s not an art project, it’s No Exit.

152 SteveMcGaziBolaGate  Mar 2, 2015 5:55:44pm

re: #151 Decatur Deb

It’s high school

153 Charles Johnson  Mar 2, 2015 5:55:55pm

re: #150 SteveMcGaziBolaGate

It’s so much more than zombies. The zombies are almost bit players.

Hey, I think that was an unintentional pun.

154 freetoken  Mar 2, 2015 5:56:13pm

I tweeted.

But I’m as important on Twitter as a dust mite is on the back of a llama.

155 SteveMcGaziBolaGate  Mar 2, 2015 5:57:08pm

re: #153 Charles Johnson

Can you pick it up midstream or start at the beginning?

156 Kragar  Mar 2, 2015 5:58:28pm

re: #143 Backwoods_Sleuth

Lister: Drop dead!
Rimmer: Already have.
Lister: Encore!

157 freetoken  Mar 2, 2015 5:58:47pm

If only there were llamas on James Edwards’ show.

158 Charles Johnson  Mar 2, 2015 6:00:15pm

re: #155 SteveMcGaziBolaGate

I think you really need to start at the beginning to get the whole story arc - you won’t really understand why the characters are acting the way they are unless you see everything they’ve gone through.

159 SteveMcGaziBolaGate  Mar 2, 2015 6:01:17pm

re: #158 Charles Johnson

OK I’ll give it a shot. Thanks

160 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 2, 2015 6:01:45pm

re: #156 Kragar

Lister: Drop dead!
Rimmer: Already have.
Lister: Encore!

Cat: I’m so hungry. I just have to eat!
Lister: Shh… Rimmer’s dad’s died.
Cat: I’d prefer chicken.

161 Whack-A-Mole  Mar 2, 2015 6:03:08pm

What really surprised me about last night’s episode was Carol’s interview with the leader of the community and how she slipped back into the passive abused wife persona, saying what a great and loving husband Ed was… Very strange given the arc of her character over the last couple of seasons.

162 Lancelot Link  Mar 2, 2015 6:03:21pm

re: #144 Backwoods_Sleuth

(Ship Cat aka Lister’s Cat is my fave character in Red Dwarf…he is fabulous!)

If you didn’t know, Danny John-Jules is in the BBC mystery series Death In Paradise, which i recommend if you like that sort of thing.

163 Kragar  Mar 2, 2015 6:11:30pm

re: #160 Backwoods_Sleuth

Holly: Arnold Rimmer: Technician 2nd Class. Captain’s remarks: There’s a saying amongst the officers, “If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well. If it’s not worth doing, give it to Rimmer”. He aches for responsibility, but constantly fails the engineering exam.

Rimmer: Wait, Holly. I want *my* report. RIMMER. That’s two m’s e-r.

Holly: Astoundingly zealous. Possibly mad. Probably has more teeth than brain cells. Promotion prospects: comical.

Rimmer: No, Holly. I want my report. RIMMER. That’s 2 R’s. One at the front, one at the back.

Holly: Arnold, this is your report.

164 Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 2, 2015 6:12:28pm

re: #163 Kragar

Rimmer: [drunkenly telling the story behind his last words “gazpacho soup”] It was the greatest night of my life; I had been invited to the Captain’s table. I had only been with the company FOURTEEN YEARS. Six officers and me… they called me “Arnold!” We had gazpacho soup for starters… I didn’t know that gazpacho soup was meant to be served cold. I called over the chef and told him to take it away and bring it back hot! So he did… the looks on their faces still haunt me today! I thought they were laughing at the chef, when all the time they were laughing at me as I ate my piping hot gazpacho soup! I never ate at the Captain’s table again. That was the end of my career. If only they’d mentioned it in basic training! Instead of having us climbing up and down ropes and crawling on your elbows through tunnels—if only just ONCE they would’ve mentioned that gazpacho soup was served cold—I would’ve been an admiral by now!…instead of a nothing, which is what I am, let’s face it… I never got off the bottom rung, and do you know why? It’s because I didn’t have the right nobby parents! I’ll bet Todd Hunter was fed gazpacho soup as soon as he was on solids! No, I’ll bet he was breast-fed on it! One side gazpacho soup, the other side freely-dispensed chilled champagne!

165 Charles Johnson  Mar 2, 2015 6:12:36pm

re: #161 Whack-A-Mole

Carol is a very smart lady. She wants them to underestimate her.

166 #FergusonFireside  Mar 2, 2015 6:13:24pm

re: #161 Whack-A-Mole

What really surprised me about last night’s episode was Carol’s interview with the leader of the community and how she slipped back into the passive abused wife persona, saying what a great and loving husband Ed was… Very strange given the arc of her character over the last couple of seasons.

I think it’s a total ploy. Especially when she said Junior League. That was total BS.

167 Charles Johnson  Mar 2, 2015 6:16:59pm

re: #166 #FergusonFireside

I think it’s a total ploy. Especially when she said Junior League. That was total BS.

It’s a setup for something. Carol is no Stepford Wife - it’s an act.

168 CleverToad  Mar 2, 2015 6:21:55pm

The spousal unit says I have to jump in because there’s a Who thread going on. Put in two votes for Sarah Jane as THE companion, and Lis Sladen as one of the classiest, nicest people on the planet. I like the new folks too — got very fond of Rory! But still fondest of the old crew. I vote for the Brigadier and Jamie in kilts, hubby votes for Jo Grant in miniskirts, Leela and Ace in leather.

Mind you, I ran the Unofficial Harry Sullivan Fan Club for seven years, and will cheerfully acknowledge that I have a weakness for the nice twits. Not to mention Ian Marter in speedos…

(Okay, now I have to go back and catch up with the serious stuff on the rest of the thread.)

169 CleverToad  Mar 2, 2015 6:23:39pm

And there’s a new thread, of course. Day late and a dalek short, as always.

170 b_sharp  Mar 2, 2015 6:25:43pm

I waited until a new thread opened up to make a disclosure that likely will not be taken well here.

I too have never watched an episode of Dr. Who.

I know of Daleks only through an old video game.

171 CleverToad  Mar 2, 2015 7:44:56pm

re: #170 b_sharp

Since we’re into confession time, must admit I have never, ever watched Walking Dead. Or Breaking Bad. Or Game of Thrones. Or Downtown Abbey. Or Glee. Might watch Downton someday if there’s world enough and time. Maybe.

Says a mea culpa and resorts to Kipling:
“There are nine and sixty ways of constructing tribal lays
And every single one of them is right!”


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Keys100 Ultramarathon Races - 2019The Keys100 is an annual ultramarathon in the Florida keys. It’s three races that start at different times and different places and all ending at Higgs Beach in Key West. - 100 miles - yes miles, starts in Key Largo. ...
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Orville Peck - ‘Turn to Hate’ (Live at WFUV)wfuv.org • Follow @wfuv: ow.ly Orville Peck performs "Turn To Hate" live in Studio A. Recorded 4/26/19. Host: Russ BorrisAudio: Jim O'HaraCameras: Nora Doyle, Dan Tuozzoli, Brian Gallagher and Michael L'AbbbateEditor: Nora Doyle and Dan Tuozzoli
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Vampire Weekend - This Life (Official Video)Father of the Bride available now: smarturl.it #VampireWeekend #FatherOfTheBride
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Molly Tuttle at Paste Studio NYC Live From the Manhattan Center1. Take the Journey 0:232. Messed With My Mind 6:393. Sleepwalking 12:214. Light Came In (Power Went Out) 18:11 Watch Molly Tuttle live at Paste Studio NYC! More sessions and interviews here: pastemagazine.com Audio: Bob MalloryVideo: Brad Wagner
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The Raconteurs - ‘Help Me Stranger’ (Official Music Video) Music video for The Raconteurs new single “Help Me Stranger” from their forthcoming album HELP US STRANGER – out June 21st. Pre-order & pre-save HELP US STRANGER here: theraconteurs.lnk.to Director: Yasuhiko ShimizuDirector of Photography: Shunya AraiProducer: Takashi SugaiStylist: Tomohiko ...
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‘The Maldives Mystery’ Resolved This is a response to the Academic Agent's "Climate Change -- The Maldives Mystery." I am currently on assignment and won't be able to list sources for at least another week. My apologies for the delay. This is also ...
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Lil Nas X - Old Town Road (Official Movie) Ft. Billy Ray Cyrus Official video for Lil Nas X’s Billboard #1 hit, “Old Town Road (Remix)” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus. Special guest appearances from Chris Rock, Haha Davis, Rico Nasty, Diplo, Jozzy, Young Kio, and Vince Staples. Listen & Download “Old Town ...
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Down on the PromenadeProvided to YouTube by CDBaby Down On the Promenade · Marc Monroe Copasetic ℗ 2013 Mark Kelton Released on: 2013-04-23 Auto-generated by YouTube.
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Dido - Take You Home (Official Video) The official video for Take You Home, taken from Dido's new album, Still On My Mind. Buy now: dido.lnk.to Follow DidoOfficial site - didomusic.comFacebook - facebook.com Instagram - instagram.comTwitter - @didoofficial Jordan Rossi (Video Producer), John RankinWaddell (Video Director) ...
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Norah Jones - Begin Again (Live on the Today Show)‘Begin Again’ comes from Norah Jones’s latest compilation of the same name.Listen to the full compilation here: norahjones.lnk.to See Norah live: norahjones.lnk.to Connect with Norah:norahjones.comfacebook.com@norahjonesinstagram.com #NorahJones #BeginAgain vevo.ly
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