New Year’s Eve Acoustic Excellence: Fabrizio Fanini, “Last Train Home”

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Here’s a great acoustic guitar arrangement of one of Pat Metheny’s signature tunes, with a gorgeous view of Rome as the backdrop.

“Last Train Home” is an instrumental track by Pat Metheny arranged and performed by Fabrizio Fanini.

Visit Fabrizio at:

fabriziofanini.com
facebook.com

Art Director: Micki Piperno mickipiperno.com

Video clip was filmed in Rome (Italy) by Tommaso Cassinis:tommasocassinis.com

Fabrizio uses:

Taylor 614ce - taylorguitars.com
Acus 8 Oneforstrings Amp - acus-sound.it
Vdl Analogics Preamp - vdlanalogics.com

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480 comments

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teleskiguy  Dec 31, 2016 • 6:23:57pm

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teleskiguy  Dec 31, 2016 • 6:25:06pm

I first heard this tune performed by Umphrey’s McGee. It’s one of their rarest covers.

This is a gorgeous rendition.

3
The Vicious Babushka  Dec 31, 2016 • 6:27:36pm

HAPPY HANUKKAH LGF! 8 SHINING LIGHTS!!
Our California vacation is over. Tomorrow morning we go home.

4
retired cynic  Dec 31, 2016 • 6:28:32pm

re: #3 The Vicious Babushka

Safe Travels!

5
Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 6:29:29pm

re: #3 The Vicious Babushka

A happy holiday, and a safe trip home tomorrow, Ms. Babushka.

6
Charles Johnson  Dec 31, 2016 • 6:32:24pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 31, 2016 • 6:33:31pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

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With luck, not the LAST mistake.

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while(1) worries++;  Dec 31, 2016 • 6:39:41pm

Happy new year! May 2017 bring blessings to all! *hugs*

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De Kolta Chair  Dec 31, 2016 • 6:41:22pm

Trump voters took Gimli, son of Glóin’s “Certainty of death, small chance of success, what are we waiting for?” boast a little too seriously.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 31, 2016 • 6:46:26pm

Get ready for 4 years of this shit
Our very own Kim Jong Un

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 6:46:26pm
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nines09  Dec 31, 2016 • 6:46:58pm

Dear 2016, I’m Leaving You Baby…..

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - I’m Leaving You (Commit A Crime)

I’m leavin’ you woman
Before I commit some crime
I’m leavin’ you woman
Before I commit a crime
You the evilest woman
I think ever crossed my mind

You put poison in my coffee
Instead of milk or cream
You poison my coffee
In with that milk and cream
You’re the meanest woman
I think I’ve most ever seen

You mix my drink
With a can of Red Devil lye
You mix my drink
With a can of Red Devil lye
Then you sit right down
Watchin’ me, hopin’ I might die

You better be watchin’ me baby
Baby it was not my time
You better be watchin’ me baby
Just might be your time

13
Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 6:48:16pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Dec 31, 2016 • 6:50:01pm

Thanks for hanging out with me on New Year’s eve.

15
PhillyPretzel  Dec 31, 2016 • 6:50:42pm

re: #11 Anymouse

RIP Mr Christopher. This has a been a bad year.

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 6:51:34pm
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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 6:56:40pm

From the tag end of the last thread:

re: #252 Romantic Heretic

What’s a ‘cheque’?

a) What my computer puts in for “check.” (My computer is set for Canadian English because my publisher is in British Columbia.)

b) It’s that piece of paper you fill in to pay a debt, which is processed through your bank. Someday it might be replaced by science-fictiony things like a plastic card with your banking data stored on it (I hear they have these things in some more advanced areas of the world).

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 31, 2016 • 6:58:29pm

re: #17 Anymouse

Now I understand why some of the spellings are British and not American. Okay.

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:01:09pm

re: #18 PhillyPretzel

Now I understand why some of the spellings are British and not American. Okay.

Two countries separated by a common language.

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:02:45pm
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Charles Johnson  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:05:45pm
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Charles Johnson  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:07:32pm
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nines09  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:09:33pm

re: #20 Anymouse

You know what kills me? Virginia went Blue. My Pennsyltucky went Red. You have to be able to travel through both to understand that bit of insanity.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:10:15pm
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retired cynic  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:11:28pm

re: #24 Charles Johnson

Oh, me, too!

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:11:38pm

“And I know a lot about hacking.”

Sure you do, champ.

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:12:23pm

re: #25 retired cynic

Oh, me, too!

Me three.

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Jebediah, RBG  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:12:40pm

re: #24 Charles Johnson

Yeah, I have the feeling that however bad I think 2017 could be, 2017 will find a way to top it.

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calochortus  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:12:55pm

For those of you who remember the Mar-a-Lago New Year’s Eve menu from the last thread, Freepers are on it.

Nice menu. Quality but not ostentatious. Unlike some presidents I can think of.
7 posted on 12/31/2016, 6:35:53 PM by ClearCase_guy (Abortion is what slavery was: immoral but not illegal. Not yet.)

I could not agree with you more about the menu. It’s exquisite without being ostentatious. Class always has a way of making it’s presence felt.
12 posted on 12/31/2016, 6:41:38 PM by jazminerose (Adorable Deplorable)

Trump knows his marks customers

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nines09  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:15:08pm

re: #29 calochortus

In all likelyhood making copies to enlarge and frame for their mom’s basement.

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retired cynic  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:15:36pm

re: #29 calochortus

For those of you who remember the Mar-a-Lago New Year’s Eve menu from the last thread, Freepers are on it.

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Trump knows his marks customers

“exquisite” wedge salad with grape tomatoes and bacon bits…

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:15:39pm

SO MUCH STUPIDS

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calochortus  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:17:12pm

re: #31 retired cynic

“exquisite” wedge salad with grape tomatoes and bacon bits…

And “on trend” Baked Alaska.

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Jenner7  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:17:29pm

Oh man, my team is getting their ass kicked.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:17:30pm

HAVE IT DELIVERED BY COURIER, THE OLD FASHIONED WAY

Candygram for Mongo

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:17:51pm

re: #32 The Vicious Babushka

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calochortus  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:18:49pm

re: #32 The Vicious Babushka

SO MUCH STUPIDS

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Does he run his businesses by courier?

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:19:33pm

re: #37 calochortus

Does he run his businesses by courier?

Maybe he’s writing all of his smart comments down and delivering them to Avanka?

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:20:08pm

re: #37 calochortus

Does he run his businesses by courier?

Happy 1900, everybody.

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:20:26pm
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prairiefire  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:21:46pm

re: #29 calochortus

I’d like to wedge his salad!

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:23:51pm

If Trump is so skeptical about the Iraqi intel, why did he bring so many unabashed Iraq supporters into his team? I’m sorry but using “They were wrong on Iraq” to bash the findings is bullshit. Not to mention, he literally asked them to hack for him. And he has offered nothing but unadultered praise of Putin’s Russia. In fact, I don’t think he’s criticized Putin once. He’s certainly praised Putin more than Clinton or Obama.

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calochortus  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:23:57pm

re: #41 prairiefire

I’d like to wedge his salad!

Wouldn’t we all.

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nines09  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:25:09pm

Last year I was strangling a guitar in the street at a bash while snowflakes flew by. Tonight I’m sitting here chatting and slowly getting buzzed on some very hoppy, very good, brew.

Right now I’d rather this…..
Don’t fall over as you turn your head sideways…

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calochortus  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:26:37pm

re: #30 nines09

In all likelyhood making copies to enlarge and frame for their mom’s basement.

They can pretend they were there, soaking in the ambiance. And iceberg lettuce.

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:27:00pm

A “wedge” salad is the cheapest possible salad in terms of labor effort/presentation to prepare. That’s why it’s a Trump specialty.

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:28:50pm
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retired cynic  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:28:51pm

re: #46 jaunte

A “wedge” salad is the cheapest possible salad in terms of labor effort/presentation to prepare. That’s why it’s a Trump specialty.

*WHACK*

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Charles Johnson  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:29:05pm

People who don’t understand that human societies have not always had the same standards we have today irritate the shit out of me.

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nines09  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:29:19pm

re: #45 calochortus

And not ostentatious iceberg lettuce, but exquisite. Sort of like vintage MD 20/20 chilled at 34 degrees and a firm light pole to lean on. And a pack of Camels properly tapped.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:29:51pm

re: #49 Charles Johnson

People who don’t understand that human societies have not always had the same standards we have today irritate the shit out of me.

Why would anyone think that.

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Apocalypse  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:30:43pm

re: #32 The Vicious Babushka

“he can do anything with a Computer”

No, its just that Dumpty can’t do anything with computers.

And apparently couriers are invisible now.

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wheat-dogg  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:30:53pm

re: #46 jaunte

A “wedge” salad is the cheapest possible salad in terms of labor effort/presentation to prepare. That’s why it’s a Trump specialty.

I wonder which ethnic group may have picked that lettuce. Or if the lettuce came from a US farm.

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wheat-dogg  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:31:52pm

re: #52 Apocalypse

“he can do anything with a Computer”

No, its just that Dumpty can’t do anything with computers.

And apparently couriers are invisible now.

I saw we bring back the Pony Express. Horses and all.
//

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lockjawcanbefun  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:33:49pm

My usual 12/31 plan is to stay awake until the new year reaches North America in Newfoundland (10:30 Eastern) and then sleep the rest of it in.

After 2016, how about something optimistic when it comes to new year songs?

P.HYDE, TOM COCHRANE & M.McLAUGLAN - Let The Good Guys Win

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:33:55pm

re: #53 wheat-dogg

I wonder which ethnic group may have picked that lettuce. Or if the lettuce came from a US farm.

Solamente un guess.

“California and Arizona dominate U.S. production. California accounted for 71 percent of U.S. head lettuce production in 2013, followed by Arizona producing nearly 29 percent. These states also produce over 98 percent of the leaf lettuce in the U.S.”
agmrc.org

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:34:45pm

re: #56 jaunte

Solamente un guess.

Damned immigrants. //

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:38:22pm

A very happy New Year to all of my fellow Lizards.

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:38:38pm
“The 2013 season average U.S. prices were $26.90 per cwt[cwt-per hundred pounds] for head lettuce and $34.73 for leaf/romaine lettuce.”

Another reason the cheap chiseler Trump prefers to sell “wedge” salads.

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retired cynic  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:39:28pm

re: #59 jaunte

Another reason the cheap chiseler Trump prefers to sell “wedge” salads.

I hope some sand in the leaves polishes their fillings.

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:39:51pm

re: #21 Charles Johnson

Three things from this statement should chill any rational person to the core of his bones.

[And] I know a lot about hacking.
And hacking is a very hard thing to prove. So it could be somebody else.
And I know things that other people don’t know.

We can glean one of two things from this statement.
One, Donald Trump is talking out of his ass. I’m inclined to discount this one because of the sheer volume of smokescreen that the Trump team is throwing on this in an attempt to discourage any further investigation.
Two. Donald Trump knows a LOT more about the Russian hacking than he is admitting to - that third statement is pretty much an admission that he’s privy to information that even the intelligence community and FBI probably know about. And he’s pretty much daring them to prove that he’s behind it.

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:40:21pm

re: #50 nines09

And not ostentatious iceberg lettuce, but exquisite. Sort of like vintage MD 20/20 chilled at 34 degrees and a firm light pole to lean on. And a pack of Camels properly tapped.

Vintage: Last Thursday

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nines09  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:41:27pm

re: #62 Anymouse

Vintage=Bought in the AM.

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calochortus  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:41:49pm

re: #55 lockjawcanbefun

My usual 12/31 plan is to stay awake until the new year reaches North America in Newfoundland (10:30 Eastern) and then sleep the rest of it in.

After 2016, how about something optimistic when it comes to new year songs?

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Here in CA we can celebrate at 9:00, that being midnight in the eastern time zone. Most convenient.

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teleskiguy  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:41:51pm
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calochortus  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:42:43pm

re: #59 jaunte

Another reason the cheap chiseler Trump prefers to sell “wedge” salads.

I’m so old that I used to buy Romaine lettuce in college because it was the cheap stuff.

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:45:06pm

Logging out temporarily to re-start my computer.

It would appear that my distributed computing program BOINC needs a re-start for an update.

I think the update was to the routines for SETI, so the program can use distributed computing around the world to scream to the universe “Help!”

Back shortly… .

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:45:25pm

We’re enjoying a serenade from the coyote chorus out here in rural Texas, accompanied by the snores of two dogs and one daughter emanating from the living room couch.

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AaronFromToronto  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:49:31pm

The older I get, the less concerned I am about looking like a person who has sophisticated taste in alcoholic beverages. *Pours Baileys directly into coffeepot*

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:50:04pm

re: #13 Anymouse

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“This deal is getting worse all the time!”

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:50:35pm

re: #69 AaronFromToronto

The older I get, the less concerned I am about looking like a person who has sophisticated taste in alcoholic beverages. *Pours Baileys directly into coffeepot*

Having Pogues whiskey with Ginger Ale here.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:51:22pm

re: #24 Charles Johnson

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As we should. Trump’s Presidency is not going to be good for the non-1 %.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:52:46pm

re: #58 PhillyPretzel

A very happy New Year to all of my fellow Lizards.

Ditto. What a year we’ve just been through. Sigh.

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:53:19pm

re: #69 AaronFromToronto

The older I get, the less concerned I am about looking like a person who has sophisticated taste in alcoholic beverages. *Pours Baileys directly into coffeepot*

re: #71 HappyWarrior

Having Pogues whiskey with Ginger Ale here.

I have begun the consumption of dirt cheap California champagne, from an imitation Solo cup…

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:54:02pm

re: #58 PhillyPretzel

A very happy New Year to all of my fellow Lizards.

And to you, and to all of you who make LGF what it is. Many thanks to our host Charles, for continuing to be a voice of sanity in a crazy world.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:55:53pm

Whiskey/Ginger Ale, good music, and good company. Happy New Years guys. We can’t let these bastards get to us.

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:57:31pm

Is it wrong to add cheap red cabernet to Veuve Cliquot?

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calochortus  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:59:07pm

re: #77 jaunte

Is it wrong to add cheap red cabernet to Veuve Cliquot?

Yes.

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nines09  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:59:44pm

Since I’m babbling tonight let me tell you a cute story. I was delivering a load in Vermont, just a short jaunt from the New York line, Fairhaven VT I think. Back in the early 90’s. Anyhow, I’m in the liquor outlet and there is a Quebecer driver in there who just dropped where I did and he was buying up like 500 bucks worth of vodka to smuggle back into Quebec. He had his space under his sleeper all rigged out. Clean neat setup. I was impressed. I used to smuggle cigarettes into Ontario. He bought like at 7 bucks US a litre well stock and sold at 3 or 4 time that price because the taxes in Quebec were obscene. So in walks a little old lady between us, and she walks over to the help and asks; “Do you carry Wild Irish Rosé “? And she said “Rosé .” If you don’t know Wild Irish Rose, you never was looking at a buck 25 in your pocket and a desperate need to get hammered. Not a Rosé . No. Nope. Uh uh. I thought it was a scream. “Yes, and I’d like to see a, what do you call it. A, Driver? Oh, I know. Orange Driver. In the plastic bottle. In case I fall.”
Hoots.

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2016 • 7:59:48pm

re: #78 calochortus

Too late!

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Bass Reeves  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:01:54pm

re: #10 The Vicious Babushka

The tweets were basically trolling him, they weren’t real praise. Like thanking Trump for not being a douchebag in a way to try to convince him to not be a douchebag.

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:01:57pm

re: #68 jaunte

We’re enjoying a serenade from the coyote chorus out here in rural Texas, accompanied by the snores of two dogs and one daughter emanating from the living room couch.

What rural part of Texas?

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:02:43pm

re: #77 jaunte

Is it wrong to add cheap red cabernet to Veuve Cliquot?

2017 approaches, apparently there is now longer such a thing as “wrong”…

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:02:47pm

re: #82 Belafon

Outside Round Top, about halfway between Houston and Austin.

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Bass Reeves  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:03:17pm

re: #77 jaunte

WTF. Veuve Demi Sec is my marriage’s “drink”. We had some on Thanksgiving since we were PCSing during the Anniversary. Don’t muddle that with cheap stuff.

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calochortus  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:03:43pm

re: #80 jaunte

Too late!

Oh well. Now you can tell us if it was wrong.

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:04:01pm

re: #85 Bass Reeves

I’m just mixing it in me.

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whitebeach  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:04:05pm

re: #12 nines09

Dear 2016, I’m Leaving You Baby…..

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I’m leavin’ you woman
Before I commit some crime
I’m leavin’ you woman
Before I commit a crime
You the evilest woman
I think ever crossed my mind

You put poison in my coffee
Instead of milk or cream
You poison my coffee
In with that milk and cream
You’re the meanest woman
I think I’ve most ever seen

You mix my drink
With a can of Red Devil lye
You mix my drink
With a can of Red Devil lye
Then you sit right down
Watchin’ me, hopin’ I might die

You better be watchin’ me baby
Baby it was not my time
You better be watchin’ me baby
Just might be your time

You know, and no offense meant, it might be a pretty good song, but I really hate this kind of white “You’re so mean and evil” kind of bullshit blues. And no, I don’t even like it when it’s black. Or Somoan.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:04:58pm

‘It’s beef steak when I’m working, whiskey when I’m dry, and sweet heaven when I die.”

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Bass Reeves  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:05:06pm

re: #87 jaunte

Oh well hell, that’s actually the bee’s knees. I’m alternating between Chimay Reserve and Jim Beam Apple tonight.

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plansbandc  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:05:27pm

Happy New Year everyone!

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nines09  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:06:44pm

re: #87 jaunte

Run around the block like the cops are chasing you and get back to us….

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prairiefire  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:07:52pm

re: #46 jaunte

A “wedge” salad is the cheapest possible salad in terms of labor effort/presentation to prepare. That’s why it’s a Trump specialty.

Invented by Mr. Harvey, I believe.

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prairiefire  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:09:59pm

re: #77 jaunte

Is it wrong to add cheap red cabernet to Veuve Cliquot?

(jaunte) Happy New Year!

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:10:08pm

re: #84 jaunte

Outside Round Top, about halfway between Houston and Austin.

I just Google Mapped the town. For a town of 90-ish people according to Google, it sure has a lot of stuff in it.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:10:09pm

Don’t know why but I always like listening to folk music when I drink whiskey. Makes me nurture more than if fast music was playing.

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nines09  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:10:55pm

re: #88 whitebeach

I’m sad you don’t know who wrote it. Wish to guess?
SRV was showing love, as I do for this music.
Happy New Year.

Commit A Crime - Howlin Wolf

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:11:10pm

re: #95 Belafon

There are a lot of people selling antiques here in spring and fall.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:14:09pm
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FormerDirtDart  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:15:42pm
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Belafon  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:16:37pm

re: #100 FormerDirtDart

But what are your sources? //

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:16:55pm

re: #100 FormerDirtDart

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Agh.

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:19:03pm

2016 grabbing a few more on the way out

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calochortus  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:19:42pm

I’m out for the evening.

Wishing you all a very happy and healthy new year. I’m grateful for everyone here (and especially Charles for providing this place for us.) May we all survive the incoming administration.

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nines09  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:21:22pm

re: #96 HappyWarrior

Straight or rocky? Bit ‘O branch watah? Nuture on….

The Rumjacks - An Irish Pub Song

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teleskiguy  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:21:35pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:23:30pm

re: #105 nines09

Straight or rocky? Bit ‘O branch watah? Nuture on….

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I like it with ginger ale and a hint of lime.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:24:03pm

re: #106 teleskiguy

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The new normal y’all. Still cannot believe this bufoon is our president.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:26:00pm

Mrs. FBW could not even stay awake for Midnight EST. Texted me at 9:40 EST that she was going to bed.

And me, with a bottle of Chandon, all to myself.

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nines09  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:27:31pm

re: #107 HappyWarrior

When I want smoke I drink Jack Black. When I want sweet I drink Maker’s Mark. When I want light I drink Jim Beam. When I wish air I drink Jamesons. When I want to go broke I drink single malt.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:28:23pm

UNITING ALL AMERICANS. NOT.

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:28:29pm
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electrotek  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:29:44pm

WTF?

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:31:06pm

re: #113 electrotek

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WTF?

Parody account.

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nines09  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:31:27pm

re: #113 electrotek

Talk about someone who needs a drink….

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Honey Punch!  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:31:34pm

re: #113 electrotek

That’s obviously fake - the real Jill Stein supports climate change.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:31:41pm

re: #113 electrotek

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WTF?

It’s almost like she tries to be a cartoon image of what a left winger is to right wingers. I’m a dumkopf. Should have realized that.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:31:52pm

re: #114 The Vicious Babushka

Parody account.

Ah, good eye.

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whitebeach  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:32:09pm

re: #97 nines09

I’m sad you don’t know who wrote it. Wish to guess?
SRV was showing love, as I do for this music.
Happy New Year.

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I appreciate Howlin Wolf, but like I said, I don’t care if it’s white or black or
Somoan, I just don’t like this kind of blame it on the woman blues.

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:33:19pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:35:29pm

A nice long read from the Minneapolis Start-Tribune: Will civilization destroy science?

A CASE HISTORY: Otto Schmitt at an electrocardiogram board in 1948. Schmitt and his wife, Viola, established a field of inquiry combining biology and physics at the University of Minnesota. They worked as a team — Otto connecting ideas and technologies and Viola collecting the detailed data necessary to produce useful results. Would their efforts be welcomed today given current attitudes toward science?

“Will science, during 1947, uncover new instruments to push civilization closer to the precipice of destruction?”

“How will researchers in the field of physics — who developed the atomic bomb — fare in the New Year?”

The Minneapolis Star posed these questions on New Year’s Day, 1947, as the world was still emerging from the long shadow of World War II.

Exactly 70 years later, what questions preoccupy us about the role and future of science?

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:36:23pm

re: #120 FormerDirtDart

Don Lemon, the Edward R. Murrow for our times.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:41:04pm

Checking in here with a gin and tonic. mr. klys got the last margarita we could make because SOMEONE keeps drinking all the ingredients separately.

Calzones from Whole Foods for supper because I am feeling lazy as anything.

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whitebeach  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:42:11pm

re: #110 nines09

When I want smoke I drink Jack Black. When I want sweet I drink Maker’s Mark. When I want light I drink Jim Beam. When I wish air I drink Jamesons. When I want to go broke I drink single malt.

When I want reality illuminated by pure light, I drink a sazerac made with Old Overholt, Herbsaint, and Peychaud’s bitters.

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:42:12pm

re: #67 Anymouse

I’m back. BOINC’s update crashed my computer so hard I had to do a system restore to the previous save point.

I’m guessing the answer from SETI’s aliens is “hell no, and if you contact us again we’ll blow up your computer again.”

It turned out that a particular font installed in the BOINC program was being called out as “in use” (despite BOINC being halted), and a file the reinstall program required was deleted halfway through the uninstall routine (so it borked).

Damn librul coastal elites at Berkeley, trying to make computers as complicated as modern telephones. /s

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:43:11pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:43:32pm

I just finished up this sweet little rose gold filled Lord Elgin watch from 1941. What do I mean by little? Well, here it is on the right, compared to a mens watch from 1962, and another from 2016. Each is about average size for the watches of their era. And yeah, the little rose number really IS a man’s watch!

Folks who just get into vintage watches often say, “But they’re so SMALL! I couldn’t wear a watch that small! I’d feel silly!”

It’s almost like we’re compensating for something.

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:44:09pm

re: #123 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Checking in here with a gin and tonic. mr. klys got the last margarita we could make because SOMEONE keeps drinking all the ingredients separately.

Calzones from Whole Foods for supper because I am feeling lazy as anything.

I’ll stick with The Kraken rum mixed in cherry Kool-Aid. Simple. Inelligent. Strange-tasting.

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wheat-dogg  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:44:49pm

re: #123 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Checking in here with a gin and tonic. mr. klys got the last margarita we could make because SOMEONE keeps drinking all the ingredients separately.

Calzones from Whole Foods for supper because I am feeling lazy as anything.

Ah, yes. Deconstructed margaritas. It’s a hipster thing, so I hear.

mashable.com

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Moebym  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:45:55pm

“A Poignant Poem That Encapsulates 2016”, from Bill Moyers’ site.

“Steer by our fixed star:
No Justice, No Peace.”

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:46:27pm

re: #128 Anymouse

I’ll stick with The Kraken rum mixed in cherry Kool-Aid. Simple. Inelligent. Strange-tasting.

The margarita recipe here at casa klys is:

1.5oz tequila (currently we are using something better than the cheap stuff but as I really know shit about tequila all I can tell you is it was a reasonable bottle and it’s the not-aged variety. I think.)
1oz lime juice
1oz Cointreau Noir (this is what got finished - Cointreau with cognac mixed in)
0.5oz agave syrup

Nomnomnom.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:47:23pm

re: #129 wheat-dogg

Ah, yes. Deconstructed margaritas. It’s a hipster thing, so I hear.

mashable.com

He takes the Cointreau and dunks the el-cheapo “chocolate” and vanilla ice cream sandwiches in them.

The gods of good liquor weep.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:49:35pm

re: #132 klys (maker of Silmarils)

He takes the Cointreau and dunks the el-cheapo “chocolate” and vanilla ice cream sandwiches in them.

The gods of good liquor weep.

Hey, if Marilyn Monroe could get away with dipping potato chips in champagne…

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:49:37pm

The raspberry crepes recipe that I posted in the Pages is full of ingredients that I have to go out and buy because I don’t have those things in the house.

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No Depression  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:49:48pm

It’s absolutely fitting that Mariah Carey’s 2016 NYE performance was marred by technical difficulties.

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:50:50pm

re: #126 The Vicious Babushka

Poor Felix Randomkitty, when we brought him home after our trip to California, he was down to eight pounds. I think he wasn’t eating while he was at the vet.

Since we got back on the 21st, it seems I have been feeding him six times a day. He has put on two pounds.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:51:39pm

re: #133 Blind Frog Belly White

Hey, if Marilyn Monroe could get away with dipping potato chips in champagne…

It probably reduced the amount of either she ate/drank.

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whitebeach  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:52:29pm

re: #123 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Checking in here with a gin and tonic. mr. klys got the last margarita we could make because SOMEONE keeps drinking all the ingredients separately.

Wasn’t me, I swear. I mean it coulda been me, sure, done that very thing many times, but I’m not even in your time zone, and I’ve got an alibi, I was watching football.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:52:51pm

NO.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:53:12pm

re: #138 whitebeach

Wasn’t me, I swear. I mean it coulda been me, sure, done that very thing many times, but I’m not even in your time zone, and I’ve got an alibi, I was watching football.

Don’t worry, the guilty culprit gets none of the good gin tonight when he has to switch to gin and tonics.

NONE OF IT. IT’S ALL MINE.

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Romantic Heretic  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:55:28pm

Just dropping by to wish all the Lizards a Happy New Year. Just remember, joke ‘em if they can’t take a fuck.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:58:44pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:58:47pm

re: #137 klys (maker of Silmarils)

It probably reduced the amount of either she ate/drank.

Mind you, I don’t know if she did it IRL. It was a scene in “The Seven Year Itch”. That, and the big, tall martini.

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nines09  Dec 31, 2016 • 8:58:57pm

re: #119 whitebeach

I appreciate Howlin Wolf, but like I said, I don’t care if it’s white or black or
Somoan, I just don’t like this kind of blame it on the woman blues.

OK. You got me. Never heard a woman sing about the blues? About that man? OK. It’s music. Music is a refuge. Get it? They there. You there. We there. It’s blues. Life. Lighten up. Or turn that dial. Hey, check this out. Smokey. Torchy. She’s hurt. And he can…. You like it or you don’t. I do. Happy New Year. Music is your friend.

Amy Winehouse- Me and Mr. Jones (and lyrics)

And for sheer street fuckery, try 100% grain alcohol and Grape Kool Aid and call it a Hurricane ala Canal Street stall….

Happy New Year.

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:00:07pm

re: #127 Blind Frog Belly White

I just finished up this sweet little rose gold filled Lord Elgin watch from 1941. What do I mean by little? Well, here it is on the right, compared to a mens watch from 1962, and another from 2016. Each is about average size for the watches of their era. And yeah, the little rose number really IS a man’s watch!

[Embedded content]

Folks who just get into vintage watches often say, “But they’re so SMALL! I couldn’t wear a watch that small! I’d feel silly!”

It’s almost like we’re compensating for something.

I have thin arms, so love the smaller faced watches. Silly me not being over 6 foot and 224 lb trim.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:01:24pm

Happy New Year to all the Lizards. May 2017 treat us better than 2016 did.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:01:44pm

Thank Cthulhu 2016 is over here on the east coast.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:01:51pm

Happy New Year, EST-dwellers!

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A Cranky One  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:02:26pm

Happy New Year lizards!

2016 sucked and 2017 will be worse. This community serves as a daily reminder that rationality and empathy still exist despite the onslaught of hate and ignoring of reality by far too many people.

Best wishes to all in the new year. May we live in boring times.

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Bass Reeves  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:03:25pm

re: #147 Colère Tueur de Lapin

SO MANY SACRIFICES

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:04:23pm

12:00 passes, with mild celebratory gunfire from the neighbors. Only about a dozen shots.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:04:29pm

re: #145 Unshaken Defiance

I have thin arms, so love the smaller faced watches. Silly me not being over 6 foot and 224 lb trim.

Nice thing about the smaller watches? You aren’t always clonking them on door frames, and your sleeve cuffs don’t hang up on them. They nestle between the ends of your radius and ulna and you can’t even feel them.

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prairiefire  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:04:42pm

re: #127 Blind Frog Belly White

Love the Lord Elgin, classssy!

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CuriousLurker  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:05:20pm

Happy New Year from Jersey, everyone. Well, sort of… not feeling especially hopeful this year, but here we are. May we all survive 2017.

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Jenner7  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:05:43pm

Happy New Year.

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wheat-dogg  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:06:30pm

My drink for NYE was beer. We started with run-of-the-mill Chinese beer, then graduated to Tsingtao (Qingdao), which is somewhat better. Lisa, who is the foreign affairs officer at a local high school, brought a bottle of rum someone gave her six months ago. Lisa doesn’t drink hard liquor, a very typical thing for Chinese women, and anyway she said she had no idea what to do with the rum.

Some of the party drank rum and Cokes, but I stayed with beer so I could (1) find my way home and (2) not puke.

The international party included two Americans, a couple of Englishmen, a Welshman and a Ukrainian, plus an assortment of Chinese students and non-students. We played stupid games and had fun. Some of us also hit a local bar for hookah and overpriced drinks, but I still stuck with beer. (I did partake of the hookah, though. One lives only once.) I left the bar pretty quickly because of the cigarette smoke and overly loud music, and to rejoin the original party before 00:00 came.

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:06:40pm

re: #154 CuriousLurker

Happy New Year, Curious Lurker. Good thought. Let’s all survive together.

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BigPapa  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:07:05pm

Can you guys stop it. It’s not midnight here yet and I don’t want you to spoil it.

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Interesting Times  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:07:22pm
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nines09  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:07:27pm

re: #158 BigPapa

Can you guys stop it. It’s not midnight here yet and I don’t want you to spoil it.

Drink more….

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:08:54pm

re: #158 BigPapa

2017… its full of stars!

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:09:01pm

re: #154 CuriousLurker

Happy New Year from Jersey, everyone. Well, sort of… not feeling especially hopeful this year, but here we are. May we all survive 2017.

Survive, prosper, and thrive.

Or at least build on the bonds of friends and family and fight for a better world.

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wheat-dogg  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:09:05pm

re: #160 nines09

Drink more….

Don’t go out before midnight, or you won’t come home till next year.

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:09:11pm

re: #145 Unshaken Defiance

I have thin arms, so love the smaller faced watches. Silly me not being over 6 foot and 224 lb trim.

I prefer a pocket watch, because even the smallest wristwatch designed for a man both looks like Big Ben on my wrist and weighs too much for me to lift my arm. /s

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:09:20pm

re: #149 A Cranky One

Happy New Year lizards!

2016 sucked and 2017 will be worse. This community serves as a daily reminder that rationality and empathy still exist despite the onslaught of hate and ignoring of reality by far too many people.

Best wishes to all in the new year. May we live in boring times.

2017 is going to suck, but I think it’s going to count as a wake up call for a lot of us to move beyond hoping that things will get better, and start working to make it better. I admit to hoping others will do it, though I have given money, but now I have to be part of making things right.

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:09:48pm

Stars and wedges of iceberg lettuce.

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:10:00pm

re: #84 jaunte

Outside Round Top, about halfway between Houston and Austin.

That’s close to Brenham- home of Blue Bell ice cream- isn’t it? I took a tour of the facility there a couple years back (before the big listeria scare).

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nines09  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:10:15pm

I’m gone.

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A Cranky One  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:10:17pm

re: #161 jaunte

2017… its full of stars!

Except at the inauguration. ;)

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prairiefire  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:10:31pm

re: #166 jaunte

Now you’re getting silly

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:10:33pm

re: #167 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

Yes, it’s about 20 minutes away.

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whitebeach  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:10:47pm

re: #144 nines09

OK. You got me. Never heard a woman sing about the blues? About that man? OK. It’s music. Music is a refuge. Get it? They there. You there. We there. It’s blues. Life. Lighten up. Or turn that dial. Hey, check this out. Smokey. Torchy. She’s hurt. And he can…. You like it or you don’t. I do. Happy New Year. Music is your friend.

[Embedded content]

And for sheer street fuckery, try 100% grain alcohol and Grape Kool Aid and call it a Hurricane ala Canal Street stall….

Happy New Year.

HNY to you too. I appreciate your helping me with my music thinking, after my mere seventy years in places like New Orleans, Chicago, San Francisco, and New York, many of those years spent hanging with professional musicians, including my own brother. But I haveta tell you that your drinking advice sucks.

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:11:14pm

re: #170 prairiefire

That’s my default setting.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:11:15pm

re: #168 nines09

I’m gone.

Sleep well and may your hangover be mild.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:11:18pm

re: #158 BigPapa

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:11:35pm

re: #151 jaunte

12:00 passes, with mild celebratory gunfire from the neighbors. Only about a dozen shots.

Several years ago, when I lived in Florida, I went to Dade City to visit my grandmother for New Year’s Day. My mother and step-father also came down from Chicago.

My step-father and I were standing out on the front porch of her house at midnight, and some wingnut fired a gun into the air. The bullet came down through the porch roof, right between my step-father and me, and buried itself into the concrete between us.

There was about three feet of space between us.

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Joe Bacon  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:12:47pm

911 PM and the guns are already going off…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:13:17pm

re: #164 Anymouse

I prefer a pocket watch, because even the smallest wristwatch designed for a man both looks like Big Ben on my wrist and weighs too much for me to lift my arm. /s

My best friend these days is a guy about 5’5” or so. Maybe less. He ends up getting womens’ watches, because the mens’ are SO DAMN BIG!

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:13:19pm

re: #176 Anymouse

Several years ago, when I lived in Florida, I went to Dade City to visit my grandmother for New Year’s Day. My mother and step-father also came down from Chicago.

My step-father and I were standing out on the front porch of her house at midnight, and some wingnut fired a gun into the air. The bullet came down through the porch roof, right between my step-father and me, and buried itself into the concrete between us.

There was about three feet of space between us.

My wife went to work on January 2, 2016 and found a bullet in the carpet and a hole in the roof of her place of work.

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:13:39pm

re: #177 Joe Bacon

911 PM and the guns are already going off…

Responsible Gun Owners. (tm)

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:14:02pm

I’ve decided that’ll I’ll reread Charles Stross this year so I can get some useful information:

As we drift helplessly into the grim meat-hook future of CASE NIGHTMARE GREEN, the final crisis when “the stars come right,” the walls between the worlds dissolve, and the monsters come out to play,…”

Excerpt From: “The Apocalypse Codex.”

I think that sums up what to expect in 2017

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:14:11pm
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A Cranky One  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:14:30pm

re: #165 Belafon

2017 is going to suck, but I think it’s going to count as a wake up call for a lot of us to move beyond hoping that things will get better, and start working to make it better. I admit to hoping others will do it, though I have given money, but now I have to be part of making things right.

My feeling as well. We can’t be passive.

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Joe Bacon  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:14:33pm

re: #180 Anymouse

They used to just fire off the guns but now they add in fireworks and M80s…

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:16:07pm

re: #184 Joe Bacon

They used to just fire off the but now they add in fireworks and M80s…

We still have an hour and forty-five minutes to go here in Mythical Time Zone.

Generally though, there is no gunfire. A couple people launched fireworks around 6PM down by the river, but by midnight just about everyone in town will either be asleep or over at the village bar.

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BigPapa  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:16:31pm

re: #166 jaunte

Stars, and Filipino food from mom. Ending this year with a bang.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:17:07pm

Happy New Years guys. I turn 30 this year. I’m getting old but I actually feel pretty good.

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prairiefire  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:17:16pm

re: #183 A Cranky One

My feeling as well. We can’t be passive.

We won’t be. If there is anything that fires up a progressive more it’s oppression, untruths, alienation. We will find our spines of steel.

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Interesting Times  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:17:44pm

Ha - not exactly a group from whom I’d be expecting buyer’s remorse (at least not yet):

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:17:55pm

re: #187 HappyWarrior

Happy New Years guys. I turn 30 this year. I’m getting old but I actually feel pretty good.

I turned 31 this year (it is still 2016 for me) and I am in the best shape of my life.

Also there are a lot of Lizards about to skewer you for the “old’ comment. I suggest ducking.

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prairiefire  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:17:58pm

re: #187 HappyWarrior

The “30’s” are usually pretty good.

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jaunte  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:18:03pm

Goodnight all. My best to you all in the work to come.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:19:32pm

re: #191 prairiefire

The “30’s” are usually pretty good.

Yeah I’m embracing it.

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:19:51pm

re: #189 Interesting Times

Ha - not exactly a group from whom I’d be expecting buyer’s remorse (at least not yet):

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And I suspect it’s still rigged because the Somewhat or better numbers total to exactly 50% for Trump.

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CuriousLurker  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:19:57pm

re: #162 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Survive, prosper, and thrive.

Or at least build on the bonds of friends and family and fight for a better world.

This. New Year’s resolution #1: Try not to be morose & pessimistic about the future.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:20:25pm

re: #190 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I turned 31 this year (it is still 2016 for me) and I am in the best shape of my life.

Also there are a lot of Lizards about to skewer you for the “old’ comment. I suggest ducking.

I’m already ducking. I’m in the best mental shape of my life though. Feeling pretty good about myself. Need to loes some weight but emotionally I feel great. Having a job has done wonders for me.

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:20:51pm

re: #187 HappyWarrior

Happy New Years guys. I turn 30 this year. I’m getting old but I actually feel pretty good.

Thirty? Get off my lawn.

You’re just over half my age. If I weren’t already married, and was a lot less ethical than I am (and a lot richer), I might join the Party of Family Values (tm) and take on another wife. (Well, that is, if you are a woman, I don’t really know from your name, and in fact I am not interested in splitting time with my wife, and this whole comment suddenly went sideways… .)

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:20:56pm

re: #195 CuriousLurker

This. New Year’s resolution #1: Try not to be morose & pessimistic about the future.

The future might suck, but my mom didn’t raise me to sit by and not do anything about it. :)

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:20:56pm

re: #195 CuriousLurker

This. New Year’s resolution #1: Try not to be morose & pessimistic about the future.

Mine are to read more and to eat more healthy/lose weight. I want to get close to my 2014 weight.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:21:16pm

re: #180 Anymouse

Responsible Gun Owners. (tm)

No True Scotsman would fire actual bullets in the air!
///

Jesus, do they think the damn things hit escape velocity?

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MsJ  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:21:43pm

A very happy new year to everyone!

I hope 2017 is better than 2016 - a year I’d be more than happy to forget ever was.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:21:43pm

re: #200 Blind Frog Belly White

No True Scotsman would fire actual bullets in the air!
///

Jesus, do they think the damn things hit escape velocity?

WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:21:58pm

re: #197 Anymouse

Thirty? Get off my lawn.

You’re just over half my age. If I weren’t already married, and was a lot less ethical than I am (and a lot richer), I might join the Party of Family Values (tm) and take on another wife. (Well, that is, if you are a woman, I don’t really know from your name, and in fact I am not interested in splitting time with my wife, and this whole comment suddenly went sideways… .)

You don’t know I’m a guy by now? Come on dude. Just kidding. I only feel old relatively. I feel pretty great for my age.

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:23:14pm

re: #200 Blind Frog Belly White

No True Scotsman would fire actual bullets in the air!
///

Jesus, do they think the damn things hit escape velocity?

Out of sight, out of mind. Unless it comes down in someone’s head.

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:25:30pm

re: #203 HappyWarrior

You don’t know I’m a guy by now? Come on dude. Just kidding. I only feel old relatively. I feel pretty great for my age.

Well, I guess now I do. Actually, I didn’t know. I guess I am not reading your comments closely enough. Maybe next time you should bring a baseball bat for my head. /s

I felt pretty good at thirty as well. I feel pretty good at fifty-six now. (That said, I don’t know what “good” for fifty-six is supposed to be, just that I have outlived all the men in my family as far back as family memory goes.)

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CuriousLurker  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:27:01pm

Okay, my Twitter app is chirping at me, so I’m gonna go respond if needed, then go back to watching videos. G’nite all.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:27:20pm

re: #205 Anymouse

Well, I guess now I do. Actually, I didn’t know. I guess I am not reading your comments closely enough. Maybe next time you should bring a baseball bat for my head. /s

I felt pretty good at thirty as well. I feel pretty good at fifty-six now. (That said, I don’t know what “good” for fifty-six is supposed to be, just that I have outlived all the men in my family as far back as family memory goes.)

I am just razzing ya. I’m looking forward to it anyhow. I’m taking my kid brother on his first trip overseas. My niece is growing up and is a helluva a kid. And my other brother, her father is someone I consider one of my best friends as well as someone I can talk to about anything. We understand each other now in a way we never did as boys.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:29:28pm

Why do people do this? I can’t think of anyplace that I would rather NOT BE.

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nines09  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:30:01pm

re: #172 whitebeach

Yeah, I had come back to look. My bad. Forgive me, Mere hack here. Ignore me. It’s best for you. Thanks for your advice. Good luck. Say hello to the stars for me.. Fuck me. Thanks. Love you too. Bye. Sincerely. Ciao.
click….

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:31:07pm

Mrs. FBW texted me that she was awakened by the neighbor’s lighting off firecrackers, each one followed by the sound of gravel hitting the roof. So, she slept through midnight, but not much past.

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Belafon  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:32:28pm

re: #208 The Vicious Babushka

Why do people do this? I can’t think of anyplace that I would rather NOT BE.

[Embedded content]

Some people like to be near others.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:33:42pm

re: #208 The Vicious Babushka

Why do people do this? I can’t think of anyplace that I would rather NOT BE.

[Embedded content]

I’d like to do it once just to say I have but if given the choice I prefer a small bar or being at home especially as I grow older.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:34:35pm

re: #161 jaunte

2017… its full of stars!

Wrong year, but thanks anyway

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wheat-dogg  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:37:50pm

re: #208 The Vicious Babushka

Why do people do this? I can’t think of anyplace that I would rather NOT BE.

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It’s a New York thing. My mom did it only once, when she was in her 20s. Not sure about my dad, but he was unlikely to have wanted to. As for me, I’ve not done it yet. Living 7,500 miles away is one problem.

I’d do it once, just to say I’ve done it as a native New Yorker. It’s more fun with some friends to share the crazy experience.

That said, people come hours ahead of time just to stake out a place. That part makes it less appealing, but hey! With global warming, it might not be so cold in the future!
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Belafon  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:38:15pm

re: #212 HappyWarrior

I’d like to do it once just to say I have but if given the choice I prefer a small bar or being at home especially as I grow older.

My wife wants to do it once after the kids are gone.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:39:36pm

re: #215 Belafon

My wife wants to do it once after the kids are gone.

There’s a plan.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:40:43pm

re: #214 wheat-dogg

It’s a New York thing. My mom did it only once, when she was in her 20s. Not sure about my dad, but he was unlikely to have wanted to. As for me, I’ve not done it yet. Living 7,500 miles away is one problem.

I’d do it once, just to say I’ve done it as a native New Yorker. It’s more fun with some friends to share the crazy experience.

That said, people come hours ahead of time just to stake out a place. That part makes it less appealing, but hey! With global warming, it might not be so cold in the future!
//

It’s tough for me since I’m an introvert and most of my tight friends live out of the area. Then again, I did experience San Fermin alone and that was an amazing experience but I’m an introvert who has a lot of extrovert in him. I like people but my Asperger’s makes it harder for me.

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:42:50pm

re: #208 The Vicious Babushka

Why do people do this? I can’t think of anyplace that I would rather NOT BE.

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I’ll just go outside and watch a Canada goose drop one on my car. They see it as a challenge because it is the smallest car in the county.

Remember, folks, there is a leap second at the end of the day tonight. 2016 just had to be more important.

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electrotek  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:44:25pm

re: #208 The Vicious Babushka

Why do people do this? I can’t think of anyplace that I would rather NOT BE.

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I ask myself that same question. I was in Sydney for NYE 2008 and while others wanted to be near the Sydney Harbour Bridge, I was out at Bondi Beach instead. Seeing Underworld perform for 2 hours and welcoming the new year on a beach with their iconic “Born Slippy” tune is something that can never be topped.

That’s also why I stay in for NYE nowadays since it’s hard to top that for me.

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wheat-dogg  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:45:19pm

re: #217 HappyWarrior

It’s tough for me since I’m an introvert and most of my tight friends live out of the area. Then again, I did experience San Fermin alone and that was an amazing experience but I’m an introvert who has a lot of extrovert in him. I like people but my Asperger’s makes it harder for me.

I’m also an introvert, and staying at home for NYE was a serious option. But I was invited out to a party, and I know from experience that once I get out, I have a great time. As for Times Square, I think I’d try it even without a coterie of friends, because you can always make new ones.

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:49:27pm

A programming note for Mr. Johnson about how LGF behaves on my computer.

Currently I have two tabs open in Firefox: one for LGF and one for Wonkette.

On the left of the title of the LGF tab normally appears the number of new comments since I last looked (if it is not open).

However, when there are no new comments, I get Windows 10’s spinning “busy” circle.

It’s not annoying or anything, I just noticed that the other day and thought “hmmm.”

On the other hand, the summation of my programming ability is the good old BASIC program:

10 Print “LGF”
20 Go to 10

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William Lewis  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:52:36pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2016 • 9:53:45pm

re: #220 wheat-dogg

I’m also an introvert, and staying at home for NYE was a serious option. But I was invited out to a party, and I know from experience that once I get out, I have a great time. As for Times Square, I think I’d try it even without a coterie of friends, because you can always make new ones.

Yeah I made some friends in my last trip abroad. I’m hoping I can do the same next time. It’s going to help since I’m going to have a German speaker with me.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:01:18pm

Ice packs on the shins feel so good.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:02:31pm

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William Lewis  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:02:32pm

And we roll the calendar here in CST.

May your year be a good one and may we all gather here in 365 days to tell how we kept it from being as bad as it could be.

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:02:35pm

Happy New Year, Central Time Zone, from the past. Please send the lotto numbers and racing forms to me.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:07:23pm
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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:13:57pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:15:22pm

re: #229 Anymouse

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Yes, he is that dumb.

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:23:13pm

In case you thought hand-wringing so-called Bernie Bros that insist he would have won if the Democratic Party ran Bernie Sanders instead of Hillary Clinton, there are these as well:

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:26:57pm

re: #231 Anymouse

In case you thought hand-wringing so-called Bernie Bros that insist he would have won if the Democratic Party ran Bernie Sanders instead of Hillary Clinton, there are these as well:

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I think Matt’s just being a smart ass here TBH.
- An O’Malley voter.

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:29:30pm

Wonkette reminds people of Rod Serling dystopian futures from the “Twilight Zone,” including this gem from the episode “He’s Alive” (where the ghost of Hitler teaches a person to become a leader, although in that episode the person did not win the election). Serling’s closing for the episode:

“Where will he go next, this phantom from another time, this resurrected ghost of a previous nightmare - Chicago? Los Angeles? Miami, Florida? Vincennes, Indiana? Syracuse, New York? Anyplace, everyplace, where there’s hate, where there’s prejudice, where there’s bigotry. He’s alive. He’s alive so long as these evils exist. Remember that when he comes to your town. Remember it when you hear his voice speaking out through others. Remember it when you hear a name called, a minority attacked, any blind, unreasoning assault on a people or any human being. He’s alive because through these things we keep him alive.”

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:29:41pm

Okay I admit being a little tipsy that I voted for O’Malley in the primaries in part because i’m convinced we’re distant cousins. Clinton won my state in a landslide anyhow.

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Shiplord Kirel  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:31:00pm

Well, we are half an hour into 2017 here at the Conspiracy Compound. At last report, Dick Cheney, Charles Manson, and my brother Judas were all still alive. There is still a slim hope of redress though: Manson is reliably reported to be in the Pacific time zone, so 2016 has an hour and a half to come to its senses and finish him off.

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:32:00pm

re: #234 HappyWarrior

Okay I admit being a little tipsy that I voted for O’Malley in the primaries in part because i’m convinced we’re distant cousins. Clinton won my state in a landslide anyhow.

I voted for Sanders in the caucuses in my state, which he won overwhelmingly. That said, when it became obvious that Sanders had no realistic chance, I switched to Hillary Clinton and became an avid supporter. In truth, there wasn’t a whole lot of difference between their voting records in the Senate, and a large part of Sanders’s platform was adopted by the Democratic Party.

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:32:50pm

re: #235 Shiplord Kirel

Well, we are half an hour into 2017 here at the Conspiracy Compound. At last report, Dick Cheney, Charles Manson, and my brother Judas were all still alive. There is still a slim hope of redress though: Manson is reliably reported to be in the Pacific time zone, so 2016 has an hour and a half to come to its senses and finish him off.

“Conspiracy Compound” lol. Our home is named “Chez Tumbleweed”

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:34:24pm

re: #236 Anymouse

I voted for Sanders in the caucuses in my state, which he won overwhelmingly. That said, when it became obvious that Sanders had no realistic chance, I switched to Hillary Clinton and became an avid supporter. In truth, there wasn’t a whole lot of difference between their voting records in the Senate, and a large part of Sanders’s platform was adopted by the Democratic Party.

I liked O’Malley because he had signed a repeal of capital punishment and he bad been one of the first governors to support SSM. But yeah, in the end not much difference betwen Bernie and Hillary.

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:36:40pm

re: #238 HappyWarrior

I liked O’Malley because he had signed a repeal of capital punishment and he bad been one of the first governors to support SSM. But yeah, in the end not much difference betwen Bernie and Hillary.

Senator Sanders can be vexing though. I am not happy with his tepid support after he conceded.

On the other hand, he went on blast yesterday against Donald Trump trying to privatise the VA (Sanders is on the Veterans Affairs Committee of the Senate and has long been an advocate for the VA and veterans).

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William Lewis  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:37:15pm

re: #237 Anymouse

“Conspiracy Compound” lol. Our home is named “Chez Tumbleweed”

I’m renting a trailer home that my land lord brought up to Wisconsin from Louisiana… yep, a Katrina Trailer. It’s actually pretty nice but they did a lot of work on it. Still, Hotel Katrina anyone? ;p

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:38:19pm

re: #239 Anymouse

Senator Sanders can be vexing though. I am not happy with his tepid support after he conceded.

On the other hand, he went on blast yesterday against Donald Trump trying to privatise the VA (Sanders is on the Veterans Affairs Committee of the Senate and has long been an advocate for the VA and veterans).

Yeah I’m disappointed in Sanders in some ways too. It’s frustrating since I do feel his heart is in the right place but I wish he’d use his head more often.

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prairiefire  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:38:45pm

re: #239 Anymouse

If what he was saying was coming out of the mouth of a 47-54 year old white guy, he would have won.

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:43:26pm

re: #241 HappyWarrior

Yeah I’m disappointed in Sanders in some ways too. It’s frustrating since I do feel his heart is in the right place but I wish he’d use his head more often.

I’m guessing that is the best way to view Senator Sanders. He sometimes gets lost on his pet hobby horse project (the 1%).

I’m right with the Senator on how many of the very wealthiest in our nation are trying to rig the game in their favour (even if Donald Trump invented the word “rigged”). That is not the only issue the nation faces, however.

His work on veterans affairs is exemplary, which is why both the VFW and the American Legion cited him for that work (the VFW gave him their Congressional Award for advocacy for veterans).

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:45:43pm

re: #243 Anymouse

I’m guessing that is the best way to view Senator Sanders. He sometimes gets lost on his pet hobby horse project (the 1%).

I’m right with the Senator on how many of the very wealthiest in our nation are trying to rig the game in their favour (even if Donald Trump invented the word “rigged”). That is not the only issue the nation faces, however.

His work on veterans affairs is exemplary, which is why both the VFW and the American Legion cited him for that work (the VFW gave him their Congressional Award for advocacy for veterans).

He honestly loses me when he acts like every person on Wall Street is a crook. As I said earlier, I feel our party’s more than right to welcome a gay broker than a straight coal miner who doesn’t like that our party doesn’t see a future in coal miner and this is coming from a great grandson of two miners by the way.

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:48:27pm

Gotta call around to find out what’s going on with the village board meeting.

We meet on the first Monday of the month. However, New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday; as such, in accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act signed under President Nixon, the officially observed holiday is January 2 (the date the board meeting should take place).

If you have government or banking business to take care of, you might note that Jan 2 is a Federal holiday and that place will likely be closed.

As for the only leftie politician holding office in a ninety thousand square mile area, I need to find out if I should show up for work Monday night, or if that is postponed to another day. No one told me anything, so my working proposition is we will still meet January 2.

At that point, I take up the new mantle of Chairman Pro-Tempore (vice mayor) of my town. (Target will be painted on me at that time.)

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:50:53pm

re: #244 HappyWarrior

He honestly loses me when he acts like every person on Wall Street is a crook. As I said earlier, I feel our party’s more than right to welcome a gay broker than a straight coal miner who doesn’t like that our party doesn’t see a future in coal miner and this is coming from a great grandson of two miners by the way.

It is a stereotype I am not comfortable with.

Every banker is not a crook, every politician is not corrupt, every lawyer is not a liar, &c. I am not partial to stereotyping any group.

I understand broad brush strokes are sometimes useful in a political campaign, but demonising everyone who is a banker, or a politician, or a lawyer, or the head of a corporation will not win you friends.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:52:24pm
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BeachDem  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:53:02pm

re: #31 retired cynic

“exquisite” wedge salad with grape tomatoes and bacon bits…

At least there aren’t all the typos that were in the Thanksgiving menu.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:53:15pm

re: #246 Anymouse

It is a stereotype I am not comfortable with.

Every banker is not a crook, every politician is not corrupt, every lawyer is not a liar, &c. I am not partial to stereotyping any group.

I understand broad brush strokes are sometimes useful in a political campaign, but demonising everyone who is a banker, or a politician, or a lawyer, or the head of a corporation will not win you friends.

Exactly and honestly they’re not all living the high life either. One of my cousins works on Wall Street. Yes, she has a better living than I do but she’s not exactly a fat cat. As I said, Sanders need to realize that a lot of people on Wall Street are just trying to make ends meet. It’s not what I’d for my living but Bernie seems to view them all how like Republicans do federal workers and I think that’s a reckless way of viewing it. The executives? I can get that but but there’s a lot of rank and file people who work on Wall Street who I have no problem welcoming to our party.

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Single-handed sailor  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:53:51pm

THC edibles and Mt Gay Black Barrel rum, feeling alright.

Panama Red ~ New Riders of the Purple Sage ~ 1973 ~ Album Art

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:53:54pm

re: #247 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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It’s not just them. Alas I’m drunk too. Happy New Years, Klys.

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:55:42pm

I am enjoying the idea of uberbillionaire David Koch being kicked off of Hair Furor’s golf course, as if he were some unwelcome commoner…lol! Oh boy, there’s so much to unpack from this one event…

- Hair Furor is exercising his new power as the Most Powerful ‘Billionaire’ on Earth and letting Koch know that compared to Hair Furor, he’s a pathetic failure.

- Hair Furor has few (if any) real friends in the World of the Wealthy since they have pretty much socially snubbed the pathetic boor. Now that he’s in charge of the world, it’s his chance to snub them right back and Koch is just the start.

- Koch has to be seething at being treated like this.

- Trumphumpers are going to be ecstatic that Hair Furor is smacking down a wealthy git. ignoring the implications of this behavior.

I’ll leave the rest on the table for everyone else to think of and chew on. Happy New Year…lol! Savor…

Hurt’s Facebook post says that Trump “had his security detail escort Hurt, Koch, and their playing partners to the parking lot,” and that Koch “was appalled,” and criticized Trump as “petty” and “vulgar.”

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:55:52pm

re: #251 HappyWarrior

It’s not just them. Alas I’m drunk too. Happy New Years, Klys.

Happy new year!

I stopped after my two gin and tonics and in the interest of no hangover tomorrow will probably not have another.

The shitty part about losing weight has been losing my tolerance. :( I’m now a really cheap date! I now have no idea where my hangover threshold is, but it always seems to be lower than I think it should be.

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:56:35pm

Geez, I don’t even know how to use Photoshop; I’ll bet I could have done a better job with Uday (or is it Qusay) Trump’s wife in Microsoft Paint.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:57:23pm

re: #253 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Happy new year!

I stopped after my two gin and tonics and in the interest of no hangover tomorrow will probably not have another.

The shitty part about losing weight has been losing my tolerance. :( I’m now a really cheap date! I now have no idea where my hangover threshold is, but it always seems to be lower than I think it should be.

Yeah! I felt that when I first lost weight. But I realized my long term health was better off. I have had a bit to drink tonight but I haven’t been mixing so that’s good. I’m hoping that 2017 can be a good year politics be damned.

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VegasGolfer  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:57:50pm

Binge watching The West Wing again. Just wanted to see how a competent, smart, thoughtful White House can be run now that we (the USA) have voted a buffoon to occupy the office.

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:57:59pm

re: #253 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Happy new year!

I stopped after my two gin and tonics and in the interest of no hangover tomorrow will probably not have another.

The shitty part about losing weight has been losing my tolerance. :( I’m now a really cheap date! I now have no idea where my hangover threshold is, but it always seems to be lower than I think it should be.

My wife rags on my low tolerance for alcohol; I am a bit buzzy after only one rum and Kool-Aid. Part of it can be ascribed to my medications, and a lot of it can be ascribed to the fact my cat weighs almost as much as me.

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prairiefire  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:58:10pm

re: #247 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I thought Harry killed Voldemort.

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:58:57pm

Two minute warning on the calendar in Mythical Time Zone. Manning a page turn of my USO Calendar.

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Single-handed sailor  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:59:20pm

Well can’t have one song without the otehr.

The Rainy Daze - “That Acapulco Gold”

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Dec 31, 2016 • 10:59:29pm

re: #255 HappyWarrior

Yeah! I felt that when I first lost weight. But I realized my long term health was better off. I have had a bit to drink tonight but I haven’t been mixing so that’s good. I’m hoping that 2017 can be a good year politics be damned.

Oh, don’t get me wrong. My tolerance was …..way higher than it should have been. A reset down is good and I’m overall happy with it, or will be more so once I’ve figured out where the limits are.

The relearning process has just been painful. Literally.

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:00:49pm

Happy New Year, from Mountain Time Zone, and thanks to all those that sent me the Lotto numbers from the future.

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teleskiguy  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:00:53pm

It’s officially 2017 in the Mountain Time Zone. I can hear gunshots and fireworks off in the distance.

I’d say Happy New Year but 2017 looks to be a real motherfucker.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:01:26pm

re: #261 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Oh, don’t get me wrong. My tolerance was …..way higher than it should have been. A reset down is good and I’m overall happy with it, or will be more so once I’ve figured out where the limits are.

The relearning process has just been painful. Literally.

Yeah gotta know limits. I feel more comfortable finding a balance than I did in the past. I think it’s because I understand myself better than I did then.

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prairiefire  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:01:42pm

re: #250 Single-handed sailor

Hey! How are those edibles, they have me intrigued. I ate too much one time and litererally fell over.Happy New Year!

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:03:12pm

re: #265 prairiefire

Hey! How are those edibles, they have me intrigued. I ate too much one time and litererally fell over.Happy New Year!

Well, the hard candies my wife bought when we were near Denver returning home tasted a lot like someone cooked the leaves of a vegetable into hard candy. Bleah.

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prairiefire  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:04:02pm

re: #266 Anymouse

Yes, taste like it smells, I imagine.

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teleskiguy  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:07:04pm

re: #263 teleskiguy

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Single-handed sailor  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:09:41pm

re: #265 prairiefire

Hey! How are those edibles, they have me intrigued. I ate too much one time and litererally fell over.Happy New Year!

Edibles take practice, they give a very strong body rush that can make people uncomfortable. a good dose to start is about 15 mg of thc, a third of a square of the chocolate bar I have. I ate a whole square. Smoking is much safer and a more accurate way to titrate the dose to ones desired high. I like edibles, but knowing the dosage is important and practice, practice, practice.

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Cheechako  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:12:04pm

re: #252 Odie Hugh Manatee

I am enjoying the idea of uberbillionaire David Koch being kicked off of Hair Furor’s golf course, as if he were some unwelcome commoner…lol! Oh boy, there’s so much to unpack from this one event…

- Hair Furor is exercising his new power as the Most Powerful ‘Billionaire’ on Earth and letting Koch know that compared to Hair Furor, he’s a pathetic failure.

- Hair Furor has few (if any) real friends in the World of the Wealthy since they have pretty much socially snubbed the pathetic boor. Now that he’s in charge of the world, it’s his chance to snub them right back and Koch is just the start.

- Koch has to be seething at being treated like this.

- Trumphumpers are going to be ecstatic that Hair Furor is smacking down a wealthy git. ignoring the implications of this behavior.

I’ll leave the rest on the table for everyone else to think of and chew on. Happy New Year…lol! Savor…

Expect the Kock’s to pick up some of Hair Furor’s many loans and embarrass the shit out of Hair Furor.

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prairiefire  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:13:32pm

re: #269 Single-handed sailor

Noted. One day it will be legal here in MO. Sure are enough republicans growing it in the Ozarks already.

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teleskiguy  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:14:44pm

re: #269 Single-handed sailor

Edibles take practice, they give a very strong body rush that can make people uncomfortable. a good dose to start is about 15 mg of thc, a third of a square of the chocolate bar I have. I ate a whole square. Smoking is much safer and a more accurate way to titrate the dose to ones desired high. I like edibles, but knowing the dosage is important and practice, practice, practice.

When I was living in Denver I lived a block away from a dispensary, so any kind of whatever was easy to come by. I remember my first brownie. Foolishly I ate the whole thing and became quite stoned for four or five hours. No panic reactions or anything like that (I’m a fully certified Colorado Ski Bum, I’m experienced in the ways of cannabis) but it was still pretty crazy. These days I enjoy a cannabis-infused sarsaparilla about once a month, which in a 12 oz. bottle contains about 25 mg of THC, which is a perfect amount for a few hours of Umphrey’s McGee through my headphones.

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Single-handed sailor  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:15:32pm

re: #271 prairiefire

Noted. One day it will be legal here in MO. Sure are enough republicans growing it in the Ozarks already.

They finally made it legal in California, although that never stopped me in the last 46 years.

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Bass Reeves  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:17:26pm

re: #242 prairiefire

Well…no. Not really, still wouldn’t have made it out of the Dem primaries. What he said was the reason he didn’t get nominated. Not his age.

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BeachDem  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:17:28pm

re: #212 HappyWarrior

I’d like to do it once just to say I have but if given the choice I prefer a small bar or being at home especially as I grow older.

Times Square—ah yes, sneaked out to do it once in high school. Kinda like the infield at the Indianapolis 500—once and while young. (You’re probably too old for both now//)

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:18:56pm

re: #273 Single-handed sailor

They finally made it legal in California, although that never stopped me in the last 46 years.

I’ve never been much into that sort of thing … I did not partake my first time until I was forty-three.

While Colorado is close enough to me that I could simply pop down there in a couple hours, I am a lightweight (I would have to stay overnight if I partook of their produce). Bringing it home would be a real good way to see the inside of a jail.

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Bass Reeves  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:19:35pm

My NY resolution is 7k miles on the bike.

Also, I lived in NY for 4 years and never made it to Times Square for NYE.

I really enjoy Bill NYE the Science NY…no..that doesn’t work.

Happy New Year LGF, thank you for being here.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:21:45pm

re: #277 Bass Reeves

My NY resolution is 7k miles on the bike.

Also, I lived in NY for 4 years and never made it to Times Square for NYE.

I really enjoy Bill NYE the Science NY…no..that doesn’t work.

Happy New Year LGF, thank you for being here.

Like I said (upthread?), I’m aiming for 1k miles run next year. :) Easily doable at 84 miles a month.

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Bass Reeves  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:23:20pm

re: #278 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Yeah, I’m a bit tipsy and meant that as a reply to you. I don’t plan on getting many foot miles in, but between you, me, and another Lizard to be named, we will be one hell of a Triathlete!

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Single-handed sailor  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:24:05pm

my chocolate bar

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Single-handed sailor  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:25:27pm

re: #276 Anymouse

I’ve never been much into that sort of thing … I did not partake my first time until I was forty-three.

While Colorado is close enough to me that I could simply pop down there in a couple hours, I am a lightweight (I would have to stay overnight if I partook of their produce). Bringing it home would be a real good way to see the inside of a jail.

I grew up in Berkeley in the 60s. I’m a victim of my environment. HA HA.

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:25:27pm

re: #278 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Like I said (upthread?), I’m aiming for 1k miles run next year. :) Easily doable at 84 miles a month.

Gaa, run? Only if I am being chased with pitchforks. /s

My once-a-year run is the village 5k run to the cemetery and back to town to raise money for the village library. I usually finish in the middle of the pack (though it is embarrassing to be passed on the road by women pushing prams while running).

Wonkette has a tribute article tonight to all the journalists and media outlets that did good reporting on the campaign season this year (including such people as Kurt Eichenwald, David Farenthold, and Teen Vogue).

wonkette.com

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:26:11pm

re: #279 Bass Reeves

Yeah, I’m a bit tipsy and meant that as a reply to you. I don’t plan on getting many foot miles in, but between you, me, and another Lizard to be named, we will be one hell of a Triathlete!

My other fitness goal for the year is to compete in at least one Highland games on the athletics side of things.

Which.

I need to get back to weight lifting. After the half when I settle back into my more normal running patterns. I figure I’ll sign up for at least one more half next year but it’ll be a bit. (It’s still next year here dammit.)

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VegasGolfer  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:26:51pm

Anybody doing the indoor rowing? I bought the Concept2 rower because I wanted a lower impact exercise than running to get in shape. So far it’s kicking my butt, but I’m feeling better by the day

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:27:04pm

re: #281 Single-handed sailor

I grew up in Berkeley in the 60s. I’m a victim of my environment. HA HA.

I grew up in Michigan in the Sixties (in the really rural part of the Lower Peninsula).

We tried rolling snow into papers, but it didn’t work very well.

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prairiefire  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:28:00pm

re: #274 Bass Reeves

I’m given to broad statements after midnight.

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teleskiguy  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:28:16pm

Working in a ski shop in Beaver Creek, CO, the most popular question by adults was about our cannabis situation. The local paper made it easy for us to answer. I’d hand the paper to the customer and simply point them to the very last page, which is nothing but ads for cannabis dispensaries, including some that picks up their customers in a limousine, brings them to the store, and drives them back, and you can smoke in the limo too.

Most of the dispensaries in my county are located on a two-mile section of Highway 6 in an unincorporated part of the county. It’s now referred to as “The Green Mile.”

I fear Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III may put an end to all that.

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:28:33pm

re: #286 prairiefire

I’m given to broad statements after midnight.

I made a few of those to my wife. She was not amused.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:29:37pm

re: #284 VegasGolfer

Anybody doing the indoor rowing? I bought the Concept2 rower because I wanted a lower impact exercise than running to get in shape. So far it’s kicking my butt, but I’m feeling better by the day

I have done it in the past. I would also happily consider it for cross training at this point.

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makeitstop  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:30:12pm

re: #277 Bass Reeves

Also, I lived in NY for 4 years and never made it to Times Square for NYE.

I went in 1986, different world. You could wander into Times Square, hang out for a while and leave, come back later. No cattle pens like they have now, but the crowds were smaller.

That night, we got out of Times Square and as we walked around the corner, there was a full-on drunken brawl going on in the middle of the street. Good times.

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Anymouse  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:31:45pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:33:09pm
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VegasGolfer  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:39:54pm

re: #290 makeitstop

Sweet, I’ll be there on the 23rd, although I’ve been on drunken walks there in the past few years with no problem.

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:47:24pm

re: #270 Cheechako

Expect the Kock’s to pick up some of Hair Furor’s many loans and embarrass the shit out of Hair Furor.

Please? :) Then we can watch Hair Furor respond by siccing the IRS on the Kochs. Pretty please? I imagine that Hair Furor has been slighted more than a few times in his life and now it’s his turn to dish out misery.

A petty, vindictive man of low intelligence is about to take power of the most powerful nation on this planet.

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Dec 31, 2016 • 11:55:25pm

re: #273 Single-handed sailor

They finally made it legal in California, although that never stopped me in the last 46 years.

Same here, 46 years too, only been doing it legally for the last few years (medical, Oregon). Even have a felony conviction from the late 80’s for growing it…lol! Wounded but not stopped by the War on Drugs. In the end, we won. Now we can freely travel the west (and best!) coast with our stash, safe from the law.

Hitting on some Shasta Dab now… :)

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freetoken  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:01:32am

Finally 2017 here… though it doesn’t feel any better than 2016 so far…

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freetoken  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:02:57am

Happy New Year to everyone… let’s hope the world doesn’t end.

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CleverToad  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:03:25am

Past midnight in Mountain Time. Still hearing the occasional loud noises from the neighborhood, but nothing major this year. The sparkling cider glasses have been duly clinked and quaffed. Possibly the last New Years we’ll have both the 18-year-old offspring and his 92-year-old grandmother, with college looming next year, so enjoying having us all together.

Best wishes for the new year to all the Lizards, or at least the best we can hope for. May we all survive to toast the next one. May the forces of rationality get their shit together and mount an effective defense against the swamp of evil and ignorance we’re facing. May Charles have enough subscription money and patience to keep this raft of sanity afloat for us.

Goodnight all!

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Dave In Austin  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:03:46am

Just want to to say HNY to the Lizard Niteowls (That could be a band name…) out there..

Unlike most, I have to work tonite. I’m curious as to how states around Colorado are containing the green menace? Have that set up border checkpoints or do the various LEO’s from other states just do random stops?

Colo. strains are popular here in Austin and much sought after.

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Anymouse  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:04:02am

The BBC has an article about a condition long-known but only recently described, called aphantasia.

bbc.com

This condition involves the inability to recall or imagine scenes or images, such as a sunset, a vista, or a person’s face. It is directly involved in the inability of some people to recall people’s faces even if they have known them for years.

Exeter University in the United Kingdom is looking for volunteers for a study into the issue. If you are interested, the contact point is in the BBC article.

All of my life I have been aware of this problem in myself: I cannot right now picture my wife’s face even though we have been married over ten years; I cannot picture my mother’s face though she has been in my life half a century. I cannot picture the landscape around my village even though I have lived here since 2011. Sites like the iconic Chimney Rock or Scott’s Bluff are blanks. Though I have driven to Cheyenne many times, I cannot bring forth an image of the Rocky Mountains visible around the city.

The article has a screening quiz to determine if you might be suitable for the study: I have my result from that pasted below. The article is interesting, and if you are interested in taking Exeter University’s quiz it can be found there.

Approximately 5% of people fall into this, the lowest, score band. Your score suggests that your visual imagery is less rich than usual. You may lack visual imagery, the state scientists have described as aphantasia, particularly if your score is toward the lower end of the band. If you would like to be included in the research at Exeter University you can contact them through this email: a.zeman@exeter.ac.uk.
Your score:
9/40

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freetoken  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:05:04am
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Anymouse  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:11:28am

re: #299 Dave In Austin

Just want to to say HNY to the Lizard Niteowls (That could be a band name…) out there..

Unlike most, I have to work tonite. I’m curious as to how states around Colorado are containing the green menace? Have that set up border checkpoints or do the various LEO’s from other states just do random stops?

Colo. strains are popular here in Austin and much sought after.

Nebraska and Oklahoma are suing Colorado with the claims that:
a) Cannabis is illegal under Federal regulations, and
b) Colorado is causing an epidemic of cannabis smuggling into our states.

Oklahoma’s attorney general protested filing such a claim to Gov. Mary Fallin, on the grounds that Colorado could retaliate over Oklahoma’s loose gun laws; Gov. Fallin told him to proceed with the case.

Here in Nebraska, I guess the governor likes wasting money; it’s not like there wasn’t cannabis in Nebraska before Colorado made it legal there.

Our state floated the idea of closing every agricultural road that crosses the state line between Nebraska and Colorado, to make patrolling the nine paved roads that do much easier. Farmers and ranchers protested the state government’s proposal, noting that would create undue burdens on their operations.

As for state checkpoints, Nebraska also considered allowing private individuals with guns to patrol the state line. That was shot down in the Uincameral.

The state does set up the occasional checkpoint on I-76 and other paved roads, but more relies on stopping people doing things that are otherwise against the law to toss a car to look for smuggled cannabis.

For those that live here and are aware of where the gravel and dirt roads go across the state line, avoiding such checkpoints and such would be trivial; they only catch people who are not from around here.

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teleskiguy  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:13:07am

re: #299 Dave In Austin

Unlike most, I have to work tonite. I’m curious as to how states around Colorado are containing the green menace? Have that set up border checkpoints or do the various LEO’s from other states just do random stops?

Colo. strains are popular here in Austin and much sought after.

There’s not much that can be done to keep Colorado cannabis in Colorado, so border police are especially vigilant. Oklahoma and Nebraska have sued the state of Colorado, citing the taxing of their law enforcement on the border and the huge influx of cannabis into their communities. The case is still pending.

I’ve read several stories of Colorado cannabis making its way into other states. I say whatever. Better the cannabis comes from legitimate Colorado businesses than a cartel in Mexico.

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Resistance Is Not Futile  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:14:17am

re: #300 Anymouse

The BBC has an article about a condition long-known but only recently described, called aphantasia.

bbc.com

This condition involves the inability to recall or imagine scenes or images, such as a sunset, a vista, or a person’s face. It is directly involved in the inability of some people to recall people’s faces even if they have known them for years.

Exeter University in the United Kingdom is looking for volunteers for a study into the issue. If you are interested, the contact point is in the BBC article.

All of my life I have been aware of this problem in myself: I cannot right now picture my wife’s face even though we have been married over ten years; I cannot picture my mother’s face though she has been in my life half a century. I cannot picture the landscape around my village even though I have lived here since 2011. Sites like the iconic Chimney Rock or Scott’s Bluff are blanks. Though I have driven to Cheyenne many times, I cannot bring forth an image of the Rocky Mountains visible around the city.

The article has a screening quiz to determine if you might be suitable for the study: I have my result from that pasted below. The article is interesting, and if you are interested in taking Exeter University’s quiz it can be found there.

There was a discussion of it here sometime not too long ago, in connection with this article. As I recall, at least one lizard said, “hey, that’s me!” (I can’t find our discussion, though.)

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Resistance Is Not Futile  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:16:16am

And 2016 is confirmed dead on the west coast, so it’s time for me to go to bed. May the upcoming year be better than this one for all of us.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:22:21am

re: #303 teleskiguy

Any inclinations about what Sessions will/won’t do? Or is the cat to far out of the bag at this point?

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teleskiguy  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:25:36am

re: #306 Dave In Austin

Any inclinations about what Sessions will/won’t do? Or is the cat to far out of the bag at this point?

I’m hoping the latter. But he’ll have the power to enforce federal law, which states that cannabis is illegal in all circumstances. I fear that mass raids by federal law enforcement may be imminent.

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Anymouse  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:27:37am

More on the local hair-on-fire complaints from my state about cannabis in Colorado:

Nebraska has a long state border with Colorado (between the Panhandle and the southwest corner of the state), but as I mentioned above, only nine paved roads cross that border.

The Nebraska State Patrol and county sheriff departments have looked for cannabis and other drugs long before Colorado made recreational maryjane legal; much of what police departments are doing around here is whining (increased funding? liberal hippies besides me invading our safe space? don’t know what they are on about).

As more states pass such laws making cannabis legal and taxing and regulating it, the whole conservative argument seems to be another losing rearguard action.

Two years ago, my wife and I attended a conference in Denver, where one of the speakers was the attorney for Denver. He was speaking about the (then new) laws surrounding cannabis (amongst other topics, though cannabis got the most questions from the audience) and how Colorado wanted “to get it right.”

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VegasGolfer  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:29:03am

Sessions already scrubbed his racist history. Do we think he is gonna magically turn around and be honest and do the right things?

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Anymouse  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:30:22am

re: #309 VegasGolfer

Sessions already scrubbed his racist history, Do we think he is gonna magically turn around and be honest and do the right things?

Choose one:

1) No
2) Hell no
3) I’ll wait to see him burn a Confederate Battle Flag before I give him a chance.

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:30:28am

re: #307 teleskiguy

I’m hoping the latter. But he’ll have the power to enforce federal law, which states that cannabis is illegal in all circumstances. I fear that mass raids by federal law enforcement may be imminent.

I have no doubt that the feds cold push Oregon into prohibition again. The state commitment to the law isn’t there, they are just complying with it. If law enforcement and some in government could change it and blame the feds, I think they would do it.

I know a few cops that would be ecstatic to be busting ‘heads’ again.

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Cheechako  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:31:23am

HELP….Don’t leave me behind….everyone’s in 2017 but me!!!

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Anymouse  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:32:26am

re: #312 Cheechako

HELP….Don’t leave me behind….everyone’s in 2017 but me!!!

My calendar may say 2017, but my state screams 1957, so you’re good.

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:33:10am

re: #312 Cheechako

HELP….Don’t leave me behind….everyone’s in 2017 but me!!!

Patience… it can’t be stopped. Hair Furor doesn’t have the nuke codes yet.

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Alyosha  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:34:57am

re: #304 Resistance Is Not Futile

There was a discussion of it here sometime not too long ago, in connection with this article. As I recall, at least one lizard said, “hey, that’s me!” (I can’t find our discussion, though.)

It was BWS, if I’m not mistaken. It’s one of those things that isn’t considered a deficiency because, as the author of the article that triggered the discussion stated, it was assumed that it was the norm.

Pretty fascinating.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:37:05am

Congratulations 2016 survivors.

Now strap in and hang on for 2017.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:38:28am

re: #316 Eclectic Cyborg

Congratulations 2016 survivors.

Now strap in and hang on for 2017.

If what happened overnight in Istanbul is any indication, yeah, it’s gonna be one hell of a ride. Buckle up.

Nonetheless, Happy New Year to everyone in Lizardom.

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VegasGolfer  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:39:19am

re: #311 Odie Hugh Manatee

re: #310 Anymouse
Oh yeah, where do you live? Because the few cops I know here in Vegas are dim bulbs, and I can see them thinking the same.

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:47:52am

re: #313 Anymouse

My calendar may say 2017, but my state screams 1957, so you’re good.

I was through there during May of 1980… that’s a flat state! I was hitchhiking across the country after deciding that staying in Spokane, WA after Mt. St. Helens had coated it wasn’t an option and upstate NY was looking pretty good (family there). Had fun trying to avoid breathing mosquitoes at a park near Grand Island, rolling joints using a Frisbee as a tray while hauling ass as a passenger in the back of a 68 GTO on back roads through cornfields near Beatrice and discovering what Nebraska No-High was as I was leaving the state (saw it growing next to the Interstate and asked). During the cornfield run in the GTO, a duck that was startled flew up from the side of the road and bounced off of the windshield at 80 MPH, upper left corner, and it didn’t break it.

My comment while watching the duck ricochet off of the car and endo through the air had everyone choking with laughter, “I don’t think they normally fly that way.”

ETA:

re: #318 VegasGolfer

Oh yeah, where do you live? Because the few cops I know here in Vegas are dim bulbs, and I can see them thinking the same.

Oregon… Brookings, right on the border. If Oregon goes the wrong way, I has options! :)

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 1, 2017 • 1:02:59am
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teleskiguy  Jan 1, 2017 • 1:13:42am

You don’t say.

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Anymouse  Jan 1, 2017 • 1:14:56am

re: #304 Resistance Is Not Futile

There was a discussion of it here sometime not too long ago, in connection with this article. As I recall, at least one lizard said, “hey, that’s me!” (I can’t find our discussion, though.)

I just read that article. That guy sounds just like me.

I don’t remember dreams, or don’t dream. I can’t remember what my hometown in Michigan looks like, even the house I grew up in. I can’t even remember what the town I live in now looks like.

I can remember facts about all these things. I know my town has 124 people and my town in Michigan 192. I can find my home in my hometown (my cousin lives there now) because I can remember the directions to get there. (I once did that with my father’s home in Chicopee, Massachusetts when I was a Navy recruiter in Pittsfield, driving to Chicpoee and remembered all the directions from my bloody childhood.)

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Anymouse  Jan 1, 2017 • 1:18:37am

re: #319 Odie Hugh Manatee

I was through there during May of 1980… that’s a flat state! (rest cut for brevity)

Well, the area around Grand Island you note is certainly flat, but this part of Nebraska certainly is not. (Between the Sandhills, the bluffs, and in the west of the Panhandle where you can see the Rocky Mountains it ain’t flat.)

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VegasGolfer  Jan 1, 2017 • 1:24:44am

Watch The West Wing Season 3 episode 17 at 41:22 and see why the presidency involves thinking on 3 levels (or more) and that the donald is gonna fail so spectacularly at this, and it will get us all killed. BTW, happy new year

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Lupin  Jan 1, 2017 • 1:35:27am

re: #324 VegasGolfer

Watch The West Wing Season 3 episode 17 at 41:22 and see why the presidency involves thinking on 3 levels (or more) and that the donald is gonna fail so spectacularly at this, and it will get us all killed. BTW, happy new year

Or watch MADAME SECRETARY for a take on more current world events — equally depressing.

I still can’t get over that we undemocratically selected someone for the position of President who is art best a Russian puppet, at worst a Russian mole, and we’re letting it happen because of what exactly?, Because we’re afraid of farting in public? Because gentlemen let barbarians rape their family rather than raise their voices?

Obama will go down in history as having been our Gorbachev.

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Lupin  Jan 1, 2017 • 1:39:34am

The fight against neofascism moves to France and Germany in 2017. Not optimistic.

The OECD published a nonpartisan report about post-Brexit Britain in 2030 (can’t seem to link to it); it’s a depressing read but well worth perusing. Trump’s impact is virtually impossible to quantify right now, but my gut feeling is that it’s going to be at least as bad and probably worse.

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Jan 1, 2017 • 1:45:38am

re: #323 Anymouse

Well, the area around Grand Island you note is certainly flat, but this part of Nebraska certainly is not. (Between the Sandhills, the bluffs, and in the west of the Panhandle where you can see the Rocky Mountains it ain’t flat.)

I came in on I-80, from the west, and stuck to it until Lincoln (nice town, hung out there for a couple of days with some cool people), then headed south to Beatrice and then eastward to Misery, I mean Missouri. ;)

ETA: I almost forgot that my Mom’s parents were from Scottsbluff! They grew up there, married and moved to Nyssa, Oregon.

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Anymouse  Jan 1, 2017 • 1:48:37am

re: #318 VegasGolfer

Oh yeah, where do you live? Because the few cops I know here in Vegas are dim bulbs, and I can see them thinking the same.

I live in a tiny village in the Nebraska Panhandle.

This was interesting enough I posted it to the atheist forum I run at Yahoo Groups:

huffingtonpost.com

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, seems to have found religious faith. His Facebook profile (I am not on Facebook along with four other people on Earth) long listed him as an atheist. He was raised Jewish.

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has eschewed his atheist beliefs and now asserts that “religion is very important.”

Zuckerberg, whose Facebook profile once identified him as an atheist, revealed his change of heart on his social media network after he wished everyone on Dec. 25 a “Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah” from “Priscilla, Max, Beast and me,” referring to his wife, daughter and dog. When a commenter asked him, “Aren’t you an atheist?” he responded: “No. I was raised Jewish and then I went through a period where I questioned things, but now I believe religion is very important.”

More at Huffington Post

He didn’t provide details about his faith. The title of his holiday greeting on Facebook was “celebrating Christmas.”

Failing grade to the writer of the first paragraph of this piece: Atheism is not a belief. It is a lack of belief.

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Jan 1, 2017 • 1:54:12am

re: #325 Lupin

Obama will go down in history as having been our Gorbachev.

No. Just, no… this one’s on us.

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Bubblehead II  Jan 1, 2017 • 3:57:57am

Morning Lizards and a Happy New Year to you and yours*

* Unless you happen to be the thoughtless asshole(s) that thought setting off fireworks at midnight was somehow cool. Upon you I wish the most horrendous hangover that the Gods/Goddesses can inflict upon you and those who encouraged you to engage in such an act.

Oh. And some festering anal boils would be nice as well.

Now with the venting out of the way, again Happy New Year and I will see you all later today. The walk down to the bus is going to be fun.

forecast.weather.gov

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 1, 2017 • 4:20:15am

re: #112 FormerDirtDart

Barry is funny but I’m tired of the “she was so horrible too” argument. No matter her real flaws, Secretary Clinton was nowhere as awful and dangerously unqualified as Trump. That argument doesn’t fly with me.
But Happy New Years to one and all.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 1, 2017 • 4:21:54am

re: #187 HappyWarrior

Young un. So old I can barely remember my 30s. 😀

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BigPapa  Jan 1, 2017 • 4:23:34am

re: #331 Patricia Kayden

Hillary Clinton wasn’t a horrible choice. She was a good candidate and I think should would have been a good president.

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Alyosha  Jan 1, 2017 • 4:28:32am

re: #331 Patricia Kayden

Barry is funny but I’m tired of the “she was so horrible too” argument. No matter her real flaws, Secretary Clinton was nowhere as awful and dangerously unqualified as Trump. That argument doesn’t fly with me.

I’ll go to my grave insisting that Clinton’s candidacy would have been just the administrative steady hand Obama’s legacy required, that she ran a tight and self-aware campaign that tried to exploit the obvious weaknesses of her opponent and build an outreach to wobbling Republicans, that she hit the right notes on inclusivity and hope, never ran away from the coalition Obama built, was genuinely progressive (whatever the BoBers might say) and that she would have made an excellent president.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 1, 2017 • 5:08:21am

Alabama Town Celebrates Its Two Major Industries:

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Dave In Austin  Jan 1, 2017 • 5:19:33am

re: #335 Decatur Deb

Deb, I do believe you are one sick puppy! I like it!

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Decatur Deb  Jan 1, 2017 • 5:32:29am

re: #336 Dave In Austin

Missed it—we’re babysitting in Birmingham.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 1, 2017 • 5:36:22am

re: #337 Decatur Deb

Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III has his office in a building to the left of the peanut drop.

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jeffreyw  Jan 1, 2017 • 5:47:39am

Imgur


Good morning!

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(alpuz)  Jan 1, 2017 • 6:11:26am

I hope everyone is having a good new year. I’m sitting here w/ an anxious(in my opinion) Golden Retriever puppy and what I think may be a broken rib(not the puppies). The dog is definitely wearing me down.

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(alpuz)  Jan 1, 2017 • 6:15:42am

… and I’d never be the thoughtless asshole setting off fireworks at midnight. I can’t stay up that late.

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Shiplord Kirel  Jan 1, 2017 • 6:52:49am

re: #252 Odie Hugh Manatee

I am enjoying the idea of uberbillionaire David Koch being kicked off of Hair Furor’s golf course, as if he were some unwelcome commoner…lol! Oh boy, there’s so much to unpack from this one event…

- Hair Furor is exercising his new power as the Most Powerful ‘Billionaire’ on Earth and letting Koch know that compared to Hair Furor, he’s a pathetic failure.

- Hair Furor has few (if any) real friends in the World of the Wealthy since they have pretty much socially snubbed the pathetic boor. Now that he’s in charge of the world, it’s his chance to snub them right back and Koch is just the start.

- Koch has to be seething at being treated like this.

- Trumphumpers are going to be ecstatic that Hair Furor is smacking down a wealthy git. ignoring the implications of this behavior.

I’ll leave the rest on the table for everyone else to think of and chew on. Happy New Year…lol! Savor…

Yet another indicator of Trump’s incompetence: He may actually succeed in turning the Koch brothers into heroes of the popular resistance.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 1, 2017 • 7:03:44am

re: #342 Shiplord Kirel

Yet another indicator of Trump’s incompetence: He may actually succeed in turning the Koch brothers into heroes of the popular resistance.

That would be something, wouldn’t it? I don’t like the Kochs at all but if they use their influence to thwart Trump, I’m good with that. Plus it’s money and time that will be used against Trump rather than stopping liberal causes.

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Teukka  Jan 1, 2017 • 7:16:38am

re: #247 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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That poor lady screams Anorexia Nervosa, and wouldn’t be surprised it she has Orthorexia Nervosa as well.

*SMGDH*

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ObserverArt  Jan 1, 2017 • 7:37:22am

Morning!

Just flipped on the intro to Meet The Chuck to see what he was going to do for the first show of the year.

He’s going to view the relationship between Trump and the media.

Ha. He did mention that Trump got a ton of free TV time including his own show.

This should be slightly interesting.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 1, 2017 • 7:54:33am

Well everyone here made it. Congratulations. Dodged the killer year 2016. Lot of gunfire last night on top of the usual illegal fireworks. Universal studios put on a very loud show.

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electrotek  Jan 1, 2017 • 7:58:02am
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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 1, 2017 • 8:00:49am
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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 1, 2017 • 8:01:57am
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darthstar  Jan 1, 2017 • 8:06:21am

Good morning everyone. Welcome to 2017.

I stayed up until midnight. I wanted to make sure 2016 was in the rear view mirror.

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Resistance Is Not Futile  Jan 1, 2017 • 8:11:27am

re: #344 Teukka

That poor lady screams Anorexia Nervosa, and wouldn’t be surprised it she has Orthorexia Nervosa as well.

*SMGDH*

My first thought was that he looked like a vampire, and she looked like one of his victims.

Oh, and good morning, everyone.

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ObserverArt  Jan 1, 2017 • 8:11:33am

Meet The Chuck fact reveal of the day…

Breitbart News at the beginning of 2016 was ranked 138th as a “news” source.

At the end of the year it is ranked 40th.

Uggh. Not good.

Other fact…Ari Fleischer is a dick.

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darthstar  Jan 1, 2017 • 8:24:44am

2017 starts with a buzz

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calochortus  Jan 1, 2017 • 8:26:18am

Quiet here this morning. You’d think there was a reason to stay up late last night, or something.

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electrotek  Jan 1, 2017 • 8:29:24am

Trump supporters aren’t the only cancer on this planet that justify/rationalize mass murder. Self-righteous Muslims who believe clubbing at nightclubs is haram are another form of cancer on top of it:

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ObserverArt  Jan 1, 2017 • 8:32:42am

re: #354 calochortus

Quiet here this morning. You’d think there was a reason to stay up late last night, or something.

Quiet here in Columbus Oha too.

People that live on the success or lack thereof of the Ohio State Buckeyes footballers are most quiet. Hey, they got hammered like they haven’t been hammered in a long time. The offense was offensive…what are you gonna do?

It’s just a game…if they think about it, there are much bigger things to be worried about.

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calochortus  Jan 1, 2017 • 8:39:28am

re: #356 ObserverArt

Maybe they were hoping it would help them forget those other things?

(Yeah, I know. Sports fans can be rabid at times.)

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Interesting Times  Jan 1, 2017 • 8:45:59am

Happy New Year…but…

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electrotek  Jan 1, 2017 • 8:48:12am

Because of the Istanbul attack, now anti-Syrian and anti-refugee sentiment will skyrocket in Turkey as a result.

Look at how Pakistanis spew venom towards Afghan refugees for an example of what is to come.

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electrotek  Jan 1, 2017 • 8:49:25am

Amusing to see Trump supporters trying to maintain the high moral ground about “terrorist sympathizers”

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 1, 2017 • 8:51:06am

re: #359 electrotek

Because of the Istanbul attack, now anti-Syrian and anti-refugee sentiment will skyrocket in Turkey as a result.

Look at how Pakistanis spew venom towards Afghan refugees for an example of what is to come.

There’s already a lot of grumbling regarding Syrian refugees in Turkey, despite the happy face the Turkish government tries to put on matters.

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Belafon  Jan 1, 2017 • 8:51:09am

re: #349 Unshaken Defiance

I saw somewhere else another word we need to use: Respond. We’re going to have to do more than just stand our ground.

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electrotek  Jan 1, 2017 • 8:52:14am

re: #361 Dr Lizardo

There’s already a lot of grumbling regarding Syrian refugees in Turkey, despite the happy face the Turkish government tries to put on matters.

Yep. I can fault Erdogan for a lot of things, but I can’t fault him for sheltering refugees here.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 1, 2017 • 8:54:26am

re: #358 Interesting Times

Happy New Year…but…

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And whatever you do, DON’T say, “Let’s split up. We’ll cover more ground that way.”

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 1, 2017 • 8:55:37am

re: #363 electrotek

Yep. I can fault Erdogan for a lot of things, but I can’t fault him for sheltering refugees here.

Yeah, same here.

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scottslemmons  Jan 1, 2017 • 8:55:48am

A tweet for the ages:

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calochortus  Jan 1, 2017 • 9:01:22am

re: #364 Blind Frog Belly White

And whatever you do, DON’T say, “Let’s split up. We’ll cover more ground that way.”

I was asking Mr. C. only last evening, if you were a cop with a partner along and you had just stumbled on a cave/tunnel/basement labyrinth in the pursuit of evil criminals, would you and your partner go in together without calling the station to let them know you were both going in somewhere that you couldn’t reach them if someone locked you in?
Maybe I’m just a Nervous Nellie, I sure would mention it to someone.

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electrotek  Jan 1, 2017 • 9:04:06am

It’s amazing how many of these “secular Turks” who venerate their own military as a vanguard for Turkish secuarlism conveniently forget one blight in their country’s history.

Why is it so hard for many to be convinced that the support for Islamist movements dates back much further than the creation of AKP?

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calochortus  Jan 1, 2017 • 9:06:36am

re: #368 electrotek

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It’s amazing how many of these “secular Turks” who venerate their own military as a vanguard for Turkish secuarlism conveniently forget one blight in their country’s history.

Why is it so hard for many to be convinced that the support for Islamist movements dates back much further than the creation of AKP?

Because history is nuanced and filled with shades of gray and lessers of 2 evils, so it is confusing and hard to deal with?

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electrotek  Jan 1, 2017 • 9:08:59am

re: #369 calochortus

Because history is nuanced and filled with shades of gray and lessers of 2 evils, so it is confusing and hard to deal with?

Agreed. I mean shit if I’m able to accept evidence (even begrudgingly) and change my view, why can’t they?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2017 • 9:18:06am

re: #364 Blind Frog Belly White

And whatever you do, DON’T say, “Let’s split up. We’ll cover more ground that way.”

And do NOT go down into the basement…

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calochortus  Jan 1, 2017 • 9:18:57am

re: #370 electrotek

Agreed. I mean shit if I’m able to accept evidence (even begrudgingly) and change my view, why can’t they?

We are apparently hard wired to hang onto what we know and believe like grim death. I applaud you for being able to accept new facts and change your mind-but it is hard, isn’t it? I’ve changed my mind on a few major things over the years and it is hard, even when the “thing” in question doesn’t have any deep roots in identity or world view.

I grew up thinking a cut would heal best if kept clean and dry and out in the open air. Why? My mother told me that. Fast forward to a few years ago…my daughter the doctor tells me that cuts heal better when covered and kept moist. I say really? She says yes and when she heard that she had to go research it a bit because she believed me all those years growing up.
So, medical knowledge changes. Mom was born in 1916 and back in her formative years, that was the medical opinion, but somewhere in the last century that “fact” changed and even my daughter was skeptical enough of new information to have to look it up and check on it. I now cover cuts with a bandaid after the application of a little Neosporin or some such.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 1, 2017 • 9:19:32am

re: #371 Backwoods_Sleuth

And do NOT go down into the basement…

“Hey, what’s in this dark creepy room? I definitely got to check this out without a flashlight!”

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calochortus  Jan 1, 2017 • 9:26:54am

I also grew up believing the Xmas decorations come down on New Years morning. It is now that day and time, and because I have a deep respect for tradition-and there is no scientific evidence to make me change this practice-I shall go do that.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 1, 2017 • 9:31:26am

re: #374 calochortus

I just put my menorah away. But I have to remind myself to buy candles for it in the summer.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2017 • 9:31:40am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 1, 2017 • 9:32:11am

re: #374 calochortus

I also grew up believing the Xmas decorations come down on New Years morning. It is now that day and time, and because I have a deep respect for tradition-and there is no scientific evidence to make me change this practice-I shall go do that.

Blasphemer!!! Christmas decorations come down on Epiphany!
///

That’s when Dad took them down, anyhow. Usually only one of 4 strings of lights still working….

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 1, 2017 • 9:36:23am

I wonder if the big name journalists and networks will ever wake up to the fact that they’re constantly being played. No matter what you do, if your coverage of Trump isn’t fawning sycophancy, he’ll attack you as “Fake news! Totally biased! Sad!” in public, even if you hire a bunch of his shills. Then, if he meets you in private, he’ll be friendly and say nice things about you.

Neither one is true. It’s all just to gain an advantage.

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scottslemmons  Jan 1, 2017 • 9:38:18am

re: #378 Blind Frog Belly White

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I wonder if the big name journalists and networks will ever wake up to the fact that they’re constantly being played. No matter what you do, if your coverage of Trump isn’t fawning sycophancy, he’ll attack you as “Fake news! Totally biased! Sad!” in public, even if you hire a bunch of his shills. Then, if he meets you in private, he’ll be friendly and say nice things about you.

Neither one is true. It’s all just to gain an advantage.

They’ll be so surprised when he starts treating them the way Daddy Putin treats journalists…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 1, 2017 • 9:41:22am

re: #379 scottslemmons

They’ll be so surprised when he starts treating them the way Daddy Putin treats journalists…

I’m not sure he has to. So far, pretty much the entire profession, with a few exceptions, has not figured out how to cover someone who is both completely uninterested in facts, and remarkably effective at the most crude and unsubtle manipulation.

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ObserverArt  Jan 1, 2017 • 9:43:46am

re: #378 Blind Frog Belly White

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I wonder if the big name journalists and networks will ever wake up to the fact that they’re constantly being played. No matter what you do, if your coverage of Trump isn’t fawning sycophancy, he’ll attack you as “Fake news! Totally biased! Sad!” in public, even if you hire a bunch of his shills. Then, if he meets you in private, he’ll be friendly and say nice things about you.

Neither one is true. It’s all just to gain an advantage.

Mika and Joe must have set some New Years Resolutions. At the top of the list was let bygones be bygones.

Otherwise known as let’s kiss some Trump ass.

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electrotek  Jan 1, 2017 • 9:46:57am

re: #365 Dr Lizardo

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Shiplord Kirel  Jan 1, 2017 • 9:53:44am

re: #382 electrotek

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Every time a terrorist attack happens in turkey the perpetrator turns out to be Arab or kurd every fucking time lmao leave us alone
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@plasticturk The Ataturk airport attack was actually done by terrorists from Chechnya and Uzbekistan
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Ok, Ok, I left someone out. Try this: Every time a terrorist attack happens in turkey the perpetrator turns out to be Arab or kurd or Chechen or Uzbek or maybe an Afghan or Pakistani, possibly a French communist or a Swedish nazi or maybe a Mexican (my American friends say they are bad news and they get around). Canadians too. No, I don’t know any Canadian terrorists. I just don’t like the bastards. Every fucking time lmao leave us alone
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Resistance Is Not Futile  Jan 1, 2017 • 10:00:21am

re: #376 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m comparing this to DT’s New Year greeting. Wish I could find a cave to live in for four years.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2017 • 10:05:46am
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Ziggy_TARDIS  Jan 1, 2017 • 10:06:41am

re: #368 electrotek

Turkey has been a shit taco for a while.

Up until very recently, there was no party that supported minority rights. Now that the HDP exist, and the CHP has finally woken up and smelled the roses, it is too late, and Turkey is becoming mini-Russia.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Jan 1, 2017 • 10:07:03am

re: #364 Blind Frog Belly White

That’s how Clara Oswald got killed.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Jan 1, 2017 • 10:07:30am

re: #366 scottslemmons

Camel Clutch?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 1, 2017 • 10:09:21am

re: #385 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Compare his tweet with Trump’s. I’m going to miss this guy a lot. He’s been a great president and so much of what he’s accomplished is going to be reversed.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 1, 2017 • 10:10:00am

re: #388 Ziggy_TARDIS

Camel Clutch?

Camel Clutch.

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sagehen  Jan 1, 2017 • 10:11:48am

re: #377 Blind Frog Belly White

Blasphemer!!! Christmas decorations come down on Epiphany!
///

That’s when Dad took them down, anyhow. Usually only one of 4 strings of lights still working….

Christmas decorations come down when the ice melts.

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Amory Blaine  Jan 1, 2017 • 10:14:06am

Happy New Year everyone! I was a good boy last night. Wifey and I picked out new prescription glasses to start off our crazy evening. I drank coffee until 8pm and continued my minor project of gathering every last bolt, screw, etc. I can find in the house to be sorted and categorized. Bed by 11 and up at 5 for work. :)

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Jan 1, 2017 • 10:16:22am

re: #391 sagehen

Which, if Campi Flagrei decides to go off, will be at least 3 years from now.

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retired cynic  Jan 1, 2017 • 10:20:35am

whatever.scalzi.com

John Scalzi on bending the arc of social justice.

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Shiplord Kirel  Jan 1, 2017 • 10:22:18am

Ah, Christmas decorations. The enemy has obviously left them up to taunt us after our annual War on Christmas suffers yet another disastrous defeat.
In fact we haven’t had much to cheer about since we banned school prayer, kicked God out, and threw all the kids’ Bibles on that giant bonfire.
When was that anyway? It’s been so long I don’t even remember it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2017 • 10:23:13am
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BigPapa  Jan 1, 2017 • 10:24:29am

I thought of what we might call the upper level PR Trumpkins and the enforcers. The foot level actors are already Deplorables.
Similar to the Sea Org for Scientologists… since Trump support is cult like.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2017 • 10:26:30am
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Stanley Sea  Jan 1, 2017 • 10:33:16am

Happy new year! Lovely year it will be! 1st thing I read… the NYT about deranged pres elect calling our new sec of state “Mr. Exxon”

Seriously, this is going to be hell.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 1, 2017 • 10:34:06am

re: #399 Stanley Sea

Happy new year! Lovely year it will be! 1st thing I read… the NYT about deranged pres elect calling our new sec of state “Mr. Exxon”

Seriously, this is going to be hell.

But he’s not beholden to special interests. //

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 1, 2017 • 10:34:53am

First day of the year accomplishment, I have all but 1 of my Pokemon eggs in an incubator. It’s the small things.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 1, 2017 • 10:38:35am

I deleted that tweet about the election of Trump being America’s worst mistake, because I immediately got piled on by people lecturing me about things they considered worse mistakes, and many of them were insulting about it. If you leave a tweet up that people are determined to take offense about, the piling on never stops.

Apparently this is supposed to be evidence that I’m blinded by white privilege because slavery is a much worse “mistake.” Well, first - the reason why I call the election of Trump a horrible mistake in the first place is because of his attacks on people of color, and his xenophobic rhetoric against Mexicans, Muslims, and others.

Second, is it right to classify slavery as a “mistake?” It was a horrible atrocity, and an enormous violation of human rights and morality, but “mistake” doesn’t seem to apply in my opinion. It wasn’t a mistake, it was the deliberate exploitation of human beings as property, and the US wasn’t the only nation that did it. It’s been a constant throughout human history. Calling it a “mistake” not only minimizes it, it’s a misuse of the word.

Anyway, I had to get that rant off my chest but there’s no point trying to explain this on Twitter while the outrage addicts are swarming at you. Easier to just delete the tweet, even though I don’t think it was wrong.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 1, 2017 • 10:40:47am
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Belafon  Jan 1, 2017 • 10:42:16am

re: #399 Stanley Sea

Happy new year! Lovely year it will be! 1st thing I read… the NYT about deranged pres elect calling our new sec of state “Mr. Exxon”

Seriously, this is going to be hell.

One of my charges against Trump will be his appeasing of Putin, allowing Russia to return to superpower status. I’m also going to pin it on Republicans.

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BeachDem  Jan 1, 2017 • 10:44:32am

re: #378 Blind Frog Belly White

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I wonder if the big name journalists and networks will ever wake up to the fact that they’re constantly being played. No matter what you do, if your coverage of Trump isn’t fawning sycophancy, he’ll attack you as “Fake news! Totally biased! Sad!” in public, even if you hire a bunch of his shills. Then, if he meets you in private, he’ll be friendly and say nice things about you.

Neither one is true. It’s all just to gain an advantage.

Jeebus—is Maggie a reporter or a bad fanfic wannabe?

Those in attendance drifted in under a yellow-and-white striped awning, the men dressed in tuxedos, the women in ball gowns, many with their hair swept high…

His contentious Twitter posts belie his relative calm when he is at Mar-a-Lago compared with when he is isolated inside Trump Tower. Mr. Trump’s combative public persona — often on display during his campaign — mostly dissolves behind the carved-stone walls of his castle.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 1, 2017 • 10:49:45am

Meanwhile, Chuck C. Johnson’s extortion/harassment site is now going after the founder of Snopes.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 1, 2017 • 10:50:18am

re: #406 Charles Johnson

Meanwhile, Chuck C. Johnson extortion harassment site is now going after the founder of Snopes.

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He really is a pathetic creep.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 1, 2017 • 10:54:21am
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ObserverArt  Jan 1, 2017 • 10:59:03am

re: #402 Charles Johnson

I deleted that tweet about the election of Trump being America’s worst mistake, because I immediately got piled on by people lecturing me about things they considered worse mistakes, and many of them were insulting about it. If you leave a tweet up that people are determined to take offense about, the piling on never stops.

Apparently this is supposed to be evidence that I’m blinded by white privilege because slavery is a much worse “mistake.” Well, first - the reason why I call the election of Trump a horrible mistake in the first place is because of his attacks on people of color, and his xenophobic rhetoric against Mexicans, Muslims, and others.

Second, is it right to classify slavery as a “mistake?” It was a horrible atrocity, and an enormous violation of human rights and morality, but “mistake” doesn’t seem to apply in my opinion. It wasn’t a mistake, it was the deliberate exploitation of human beings as property, and the US wasn’t the only nation that did it. It’s been a constant throughout human history. Calling it a “mistake” not only minimizes it, it’s a misuse of the word.

Anyway, I had to get that rant off my chest but there’s no point trying to explain this on Twitter while the outrage addicts are swarming at you. Easier to just delete the tweet, even though I don’t think it was wrong.

Charles, next time give a Tweet like that a couple squirts of this new product…guaranteed it will slide right on by the typical wingnut and far off lefty. Use it sparingly though…too much and you start to believe almost anything!

Introducing Kellyanne Conway’s New Cleaner. It’s effectiveness was seen in the most recent U.S. Presidential Election as it made a Known Con Man acceptable to 47% of America’s Registered Voters.
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ObserverArt  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:00:24am

re: #403 Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson ✔ @Green_Footballs
Somebody on his staff decided his ugly sociopathic tweet to his “many enemies” needed cleaning up. @realDonaldTrump


8:48 AM - 1 Jan 2017
40 40 Retweets 176 176 likes

I tell you…Kellyanne’s Spin Cleaner WORKS!

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nines09  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:00:30am

Good day. It was real quiet at midnight around the neighborhood last night. No fireworks or gunfire. Real festive. So now the real Donny can be found here? Knife me.

Yes. Just like Disneyland. If Disneyland had a sociopathic grifter running the place and the mascot was a big Pussy Cat called “Just Grab Me.”

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Charles Johnson  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:02:36am
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Charles Johnson  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:03:10am
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jaunte  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:03:34am

re: #411 nines09

A Trump administration that rises to Mickey Mouse levels would be a dream.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:07:34am

re: #414 jaunte

A Trump administration that rises to Mickey Mouse levels would be a dream.

Donald Duck seems more his speed.

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sagehen  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:08:12am

Since we all need a good thing to momentarily assuage the gloom:

NEW SHERLOCK TONIGHT!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:09:21am
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Charles Johnson  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:09:41am
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BigPapa  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:10:12am

In a twitter exchange recently I thought of something that came to mind regarding the convergence of the right and left this election.

Left Right Cult

The two snakes represent the Left and Right as being the same animal. I just hope Trump doesn’t literally turn into a giant snake.

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ObserverArt  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:10:16am

re: #415 Blind Frog Belly White

Donald Duck seems more his speed.

Scrooge McDuck!

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Charles Johnson  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:11:33am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:12:14am

“boldly”

we are so screwed…

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ObserverArt  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:13:32am

re: #417 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I heard that crap on Meet The Chuck. Sickening.

I’m going to make a moral judgement. Our media has none.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:14:25am

MrBWS has a problem.
There is one sparkplug (the #3 plug) left to change out in the 2003 S-10. He just wandered into the house muttering something about it might need some special wrench.

I am clueless.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:14:32am

This one was funny.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:15:11am

People really want to believe all the support Trump gets on Twitter is from bots. Obviously some of it is, but most of it? No way. His support is mostly from real human beings.

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BigPapa  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:17:55am

Journalism has been dying, it’s now in it’s death throes. Many of those who say they’re journalists are merely polemicists.

Welcome to the age of stenography.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:18:12am

re: #420 ObserverArt

Scrooge McDuck!

Nah. Scrooge McDuck is ACTUALLY rich.

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ObserverArt  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:18:14am

re: #426 Charles Johnson

People really want to believe all the support Trump gets on Twitter is from bots. Obviously some of it is, but most of it? No way. His support is mostly from real human beings.

Hmmm. Can’t decide if you needed to use “real” or “human” in that sentence.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:19:28am

re: #422 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“boldly”

we are so screwed…

So those without internet access, fuck them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:19:56am

re: #424 Backwoods_Sleuth

MrBWS has a problem.
There is one sparkplug (the #3 plug) left to change out in the 2003 S-10. He just wandered into the house muttering something about it might need some special wrench.

I am clueless.

now he’s muttering about how he’s going to have to remove the steering wheel.
to change out a stinking sparkplug.

2017 is starting off really really well…

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:20:30am

re: #419 BigPapa

In a twitter exchange recently I thought of something that came to mind regarding the convergence of the right and left this election.

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Left Right CultThe two snakes represent the Left and Right as being the same animal. I just hope Trump doesn’t literally turn into a giant snake.

Thulsa Doom would be a significant improvement.

Not to mention he has a much nicer voice.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:20:45am

re: #426 Charles Johnson

People really want to believe all the support Trump gets on Twitter is from bots. Obviously some of it is, but most of it? No way. His support is mostly from real human beings.

I know it, sigh.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:21:09am

The same media that attacked Clinton for liking hot sauce is too afraid to take on Trump. Pathetic.

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BigPapa  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:21:54am

re: #426 Charles Johnson

People really want to believe all the support Trump gets on Twitter is from bots. Obviously some of it is, but most of it? No way. His support is mostly from real human beings.

Most of the humans are a different type of bot. But that’s a deeper convo for another time.

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mmmirele  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:22:45am

I’m not a good person with memes, but this is a great picture of Vlad Putin that I am sure someone can make good use of:

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petesh  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:23:47am

re: #436 mmmirele

Who’s the dude who looks like he just got a blowjob?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:23:47am

Trump would be just another right wing internet troll without his legion of fans.

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ObserverArt  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:24:11am

re: #428 Blind Frog Belly White

Nah. Scrooge McDuck is ACTUALLY rich.

Reminder…he is a fictional character as fictional as Trump! And originally Scrooge McDuck was greedy and Trump-like. They softened him later. They probably didn’t want to scare the kids.

Example:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:24:42am

re: #437 petesh

Who’s the dude who looks like he just got a blowjob?

you mean the one who is about to get one as soon as Vlad packs the bag and gets down on the floor of the back seat…

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HappyWarrior  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:26:17am

Still cannot we elected this petty sob our President. It just makes me sick to think about it.

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BigPapa  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:26:22am

re: #432 Dr Lizardo

Thulsa Doom would be a significant improvement.

Not to mention he has a much nicer voice.

Thulsa Doom is a much better speaker. Much better. And he never repeats himself. He never, ever, repeats himself.

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BigPapa  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:27:49am

Cult of the Snake

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ObserverArt  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:29:08am

re: #431 Backwoods_Sleuth

now he’s muttering about how he’s going to have to remove the steering wheel.
to change out a stinking sparkplug.

2017 is starting off really really well…

Have him read this…a discussion forum on the easiest way to do the job. Reply #3 might help.

Link

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:29:44am

I hope any hangovers were mild this morning among the Lizardom.

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mmmirele  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:31:06am

re: #437 petesh

Who’s the dude who looks like he just got a blowjob?

I have no idea. You’d have to ask John Sweeney (a journalist with the BBC) what the back story is on that pic.

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petesh  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:31:19am

re: #440 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

you mean the one who is about to get one as soon as Vlad packs the bag and gets down on the floor of the back seat…

Oh, he’s UNdoing his jacket. My bad. (But who is he?)

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allegro  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:31:40am

re: #445 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I hope any hangovers were mild this morning among the Lizardom.

I was hoping to wake up still tipsy. But nooooo! I have to start all over.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:34:39am

re: #448 allegro

I was hoping to wake up still tipsy. But nooooo! I have to start all over.

I’ve been waking up with a sinus pressure headache on a regular basis recently (mild and goes away after getting up, occasionally I take some ibuprofen for it) and today was no exception.

And now I am sitting and stitching, because it’s a nice relaxing way to start my day. And my year. I’ve brainstormed a few goals that I’m going to work toward this year (not resolutions, just goals) and looking at cross stitch stuff. We’ll go see Rogue One …tomorrow, I think, and mr. klys wants to make bagels tonight.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:35:58am

re: #444 ObserverArt

Have him read this…a discussion forum on the easiest way to do the job. Reply #3 might help.

Link

thank you!
As it turns out, just as I read that to him, he said look over here!
He found his Haynes S-10 service manual and had it open to the page that describes (with pictures!) exactly what reply #3 was saying.

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calochortus  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:38:11am

Christmas is officially over here (except for washing a couple tablecloths.) We are undecorated and everything is put away.
Fortunately it’s not quite over at my daughter’s house because we will gather there for the family gift exchange this afternoon, which isn’t a huge deal this year because we mostly did donations, a little wine, and dinner. And catching up on life-which is the important part.

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allegro  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:40:22am

re: #449 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I’ve been waking up with a sinus pressure headache on a regular basis recently (mild and goes away after getting up, occasionally I take some ibuprofen for it) and today was no exception.

And now I am sitting and stitching, because it’s a nice relaxing way to start my day. And my year. I’ve brainstormed a few goals that I’m going to work toward this year (not resolutions, just goals) and looking at cross stitch stuff. We’ll go see Rogue One …tomorrow, I think, and mr. klys wants to make bagels tonight.

I’m in end of year/first of year hermit mode. That sudden stop at the end of a couple of months of stuff going on pretty constantly. Recharge and regroup.

And I got sportsball - ghastly as this game has been. O_o

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calochortus  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:42:27am

re: #449 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Resolve to set aside more stitching time!

I don’t do specific resolutions either. Goals are good, and they can be set at any time of the year. The new year is always a good time to take a look at them, though.

I tend to live and die with my weekly calendar/to-do list which works fine for the essentials of life, but I’m trying to figure out how to incorporate my fiber-arts type goals/inspirations/progress. I’m beginning to suspect that that is a totally separate notebook with a few specifics cross-referenced to the weekly planner. I was doing so well at reducing the number of random pieces of paper floating around-now I need a whole new binder? Really?

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:46:54am

re: #453 calochortus

Resolve to set aside more stitching time!

I don’t do specific resolutions either. Goals are good, and they can be set at any time of the year. The new year is always a good time to take a look at them, though.

I tend to live and die with my weekly calendar/to-do list which works fine for the essentials of life, but I’m trying to figure out how to incorporate my fiber-arts type goals/inspirations/progress. I’m beginning to suspect that that is a totally separate notebook with a few specifics cross-referenced to the weekly planner. I was doing so well at reducing the number of random pieces of paper floating around-now I need a whole new binder? Really?

Ah, but you would be reducing the random pieces of paper floating around. They’d all be in the binder. Binders don’t float.

I keep one notebook that’s for the to do list, one that’s more general and can be rearranged (sort of like a binder …not sure where it is right now, need to find it…), and am debating adding a third. In part for things like stitching stuff. Need more creative things outside of the writing to recharge the writing batteries.

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electrotek  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:49:38am
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nines09  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:51:28am

re: #417 Backwoods_Sleuth

“This just in. A body washed ashore early this morning along the Hudson river, just south of Battery Park in NYC. Details are sketchy, but it’s believed to be the missing morals from the WSJ. More as details become clearer. Back to you, Biff.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:55:32am

re: #424 Backwoods_Sleuth

MrBWS has a problem.
There is one sparkplug (the #3 plug) left to change out in the 2003 S-10. He just wandered into the house muttering something about it might need some special wrench.

I am clueless.

Maybe it’s got stuff in the way? The old Shelby 427 Cobras apparently had to have the engine partially removed to reach the plugs at the back.

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calochortus  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:58:39am

re: #454 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Actually, I’m somewhat of a binder addict. For many, many years I’ve had a half sheet size binder with a Day Timer type week on 2 pages layout with a space for monthly to-do lists, and sections in the back for things I want to read, gift ideas, stuff relevant to taxes, and so forth. I used to have a separate to-do list, because years ago it was too cluttered if I had all that on the page with what the whole family was doing. Since my younger child is now 34 it occurred to me that the to-dos would easily go on the calendar pages, and indeed they do.

For other stuff, there is the household maintenance notebook (when stuff was done, what paint was used (with samples) for each room, etc. There is a notebook with copies of the pattern envelopes for my most used sewing patterns and yardage amounts needed, and samples of the fabric I’ve used for my clothes, as well as anything in my stash. And recipe notebooks…

No binders full of women, though.

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nines09  Jan 1, 2017 • 11:58:43am

re: #424 Backwoods_Sleuth

Changing #3 sparkplug in a 4.3 S10

Like this?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:00:05pm

re: #459 nines09

yep! MrBWS says thanks!

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:07:36pm

re: #459 nines09

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Video

Like this?

I get angry just looking at that design.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:10:17pm

re: #458 calochortus

Into the weeds of planners and notebook addictions! Hiding for the Lizards who don’t care.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:10:35pm

re: #457 Blind Frog Belly White

Maybe it’s got stuff in the way? The old Shelby 427 Cobras apparently had to have the engine partially removed to reach the plugs at the back.

My father had a Mustang back in the 1960s. We had to pull the engine to change the plugs in that.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:16:57pm

re: #463 Backwoods_Sleuth

My father had a Mustang back in the 1960s. We had to pull the engine to change the plugs in that.

And you were probably supposed to at least check the spark plugs and adjust the gap if needed every 3,000 miles.

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wrenchwench  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:17:39pm

re: #424 Backwoods_Sleuth

might need some special wrench.

Doesn’t everyone?

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:17:48pm

For Scarface, it’s merino wool, or nothing…

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:18:56pm

OH HAI HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We are on the airplane flying back to DTW.
We passed mostly south of Nebraska this time so I waved to Anymouse out of the left side window.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:19:16pm

re: #466 FormerDirtDart

For Scarface, it’s merino wool, or nothing…

[Embedded content]

I am so awful, but I laughed…

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Stanley Sea  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:21:28pm

re: #466 FormerDirtDart

For Scarface, it’s merino wool, or nothing…

[Embedded content]

OMG that story!

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Stanley Sea  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:21:56pm

re: #469 Stanley Sea

OMG that story!

Florida Dog

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:24:48pm

re: #466 FormerDirtDart

I just wanna say, I think there was something more than just a sweater that caused all of this.

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calochortus  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:26:08pm

re: #462 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Into the weeds of planners and notebook addictions! Hiding for the Lizards who don’t care.

[Embedded content]

More planner stuff.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:30:25pm

re: #470 Stanley Sea

Florida Dog

Went full Tony Montana…

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nines09  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:36:15pm

re: #461 goddamnedfrank

There is a lot of that out there. I can almost see the engineers look at each other and say; “Hey. They have to service it at ours shops. Cha-Ching!”

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:42:06pm

re: #472 calochortus

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nines09  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:42:15pm

re: #461 goddamnedfrank

I just got done changing the oil on my 2010 Corolla. Imagine my delight the first time in 2010 I rolled it up my ramps, drained the case, and realized I needed a “special oil filter socket”. Huh? Huh? And my wife has the other car about 50 miles away………..and now it’s raining….

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calochortus  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:51:23pm

re: #475 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Amory Blaine  Jan 1, 2017 • 12:52:43pm

re: #459 nines09

Don’t forget to use anti-seize on this one!!

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 1, 2017 • 1:06:56pm

re: #476 nines09

I just got done changing the oil on my 2010 Corolla. Imagine my delight the first time in 2010 I rolled it up my ramps, drained the case, and realized I needed a “special oil filter socket”. Huh? Huh? And my wife has the other car about 50 miles away………..and now it’s raining….

“It says sprocket, not socket!”

Sorry, I got triggered. I listened to Steve Martin’s “Let’s get small” about 5,000 times when I was in middle school.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2017 • 1:41:49pm

re: #479 Barefoot Grin

“It says sprocket, not socket!”

Sorry, I got triggered. I listened to Steve Martin’s “Let’s get small” about 5,000 times when I was in middle school.

Sprockets!!!

Sprockets Dance


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Starting in 2018, Police Dogs Injured in the Line of Duty Can Be Transported by EMS to Veterinary Clinics ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL – Ambulances are for people. It’s always been the law of the land. In Illinois, it'll soon be "almost always". Illinois Governor, Bruce Rauner, signed House Bill 2661, Tuesday. It will allow police dogs to ...
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At Last, a Big, Successful Trial of Probiotics - the Atlantic Aside from preventing sepsis, it also reduced the risk of infections by both the major groups of bacteria: the Gram-positives, by 82 percent; and the Gram-negatives, which are harder to treat with antibiotics, by 75 percent. It even reduced ...
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The New War on Birth Control - Pacific Standard Although it wasn't clear at the time, the attack on Phillips marked the beginning of a new anti-contraception movement—conceived in the U.S., but unfolding in Africa, where women's frustrations with the dearth of safe, effective family planning options are ...
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M83 - Do It, Try It (David Wilson Video) M83 - Do It, Try It video by David Wilson. Following the video's premiere at Sundance Next Fest it is now available to watch online. The track is taken from M83's seventh studio album Junk, available to buy & ...
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Marvel’s the Defenders It’s all coming together. Learn about The Defenders from the stars themselves: Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter and Finn Jones. Marvel’s The Defenders premieres globally August 18, 2017, only on Netflix. Watch The Defenders on Netflix: netflix.com SUBSCRIBE: ...
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AG Madigan Issues Guidelines for Responding to Sexual Assault Crimes “We took a comprehensive look at why sexual assault survivors rarely report their crimes to law enforcement, and it was clear that our criminal justice system can and must respond, investigate and better support survivors,” Illinois Attorney General Lisa ...
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