A Sci-Fi/Horror Short Film by Ruairi Robinson: Corporate Monster

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From acclaimed filmmaker Ruairi Robinson (Blinky™, The Leviathan) comes a new vision of fantastic horror. After being fired from his job, a dangerously unstable man’s life spirals out of control when he starts to see parasitic beings that puppeteer our world from the shadows.

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CORPORATE MONSTER
FÍS ÉIREANN/SCREEN IRELAND present
In Association with
IMAGE NOW FILMS/FLOODLAND PICTURES REBELLION STUDIOS
And
THE KAIJU MEAT COMPANY
A Film Directed By: Ruairi Robinson
ruairirirobinson.com

“From New Coke to the New World Order, conspiracy theories are rich throughout history and that stranger you meet in the bar, or family member you get stuck with at a wedding, will rejoice in informing you how the moon landing was filmed in a basement or how The Beatles replaced Paul McCartney after he died. In the age of fake news, where world leaders are the ones fueling these theories, S/W favourite Ruairi Robinson (Blinky™) returns to the site with his own conspiracy story—Corporate Monster.

Inspired by the current state of the world, which Robinson rather aptly describes as “f*cked”, Corporate Monster is the tale of a man who obsessively starts to believe that parasitic creatures are controlling the world. Hidden in the shadows and disguised from the majority of the population, these Zoidbergian beings are pulling all the political strings behind the scenes. The idea of giant decapods hiding behind human faces is obviously far-fetched (though nothing seems impossible nowadays), but the theory that a wealthy elite holds sway over the globe feels much less fictional.

An obvious ode to Carpenter’s cult classic They Live, Corporate Monster was filmed in both Dublin and Detroit, and builds on its eighties inspiration with a retro-tinged production. Frequent Robinson collaborator Macgregor is back behind the lens, and the duo are dynamite here again, deftly handling the quieter paranoid moments and the bombastic action sequences with equal aplomb. Produced with the support of Screen Ireland, this week’s online release comes on a sad note however, as it represents the anniversary of the passing of Robinson’s writing partner Eoin Rogers, and the film is dedicated to his memory.

Robinson is very good at parlaying his viral short films into Hollywood heat, and last we heard from him, the Irish director was in the midst of developing his space-whale short The Leviathan into a feature, with the help of Simon Kinberg and Neill Blomkamp, and we have no doubt that Corporate Monster will attract similar interest. Though we’re still waiting for the longer length version of The Leviathan proof-of-concept, that short did prove inspirational for another feature, with producer Kathleen Kennedy admitting it was influential in their research for the Kessel Run sequence of Solo: A Star Wars Story.” - S/W Curator, Rob Munday

CREDITS
Directed by Ruairi Robinson
Screenplay by Ruairi Robinson & Eoin Rogers
Produced by Nick Ryan
Executive producers Jay Douglas, Ruairi Robinson, Jessica Rudzewicz Associate Producer: Anthony Tai
Starring Kett Turton
Starring Jenna Coleman
Cinematography Macgregor
Music: Steve Moore
Practical Special Effects: David Roddham
Production Designer: Marie Lanna
Sound Design: Brandon Jones
Edited by Ruairi Robinson
Visual Effects: The Kaiju Meat Company

Robert Turner: Kett Turton
Ellen: Jenna Coleman
Senior Partner: Gary Murphy
Doctor Bennings: Patrick J Byrnes
Nurese: Kris Edlund
Little Girl: Megan Woods Kegan
Business Man: Mike Kelly
Creature: Alphonso Cox
Vagrant: Jimmy Doom
Cop Thing: Raffi Elias

Reproduced on this channel with the permission of the Filmmakers

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146 comments

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Sep 22, 2019 • 2:29:03pm

re: #294 Dread Pirate
(From downstairs)

Woke Susan Hennessey is one of the signs of the apocalypse.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 22, 2019 • 2:38:05pm
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Charmingly Persistent  Sep 22, 2019 • 2:41:19pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 22, 2019 • 2:45:05pm

international sucking up to the moron’s delusions…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 22, 2019 • 2:47:30pm

re: #4 Backwoods_Sleuth

international sucking up to the moron’s delusions…

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One bigot supporting another.

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gocart mozart  Sep 22, 2019 • 2:51:21pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 22, 2019 • 2:54:13pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 22, 2019 • 3:00:50pm

If Warren wins the nomination the Democrats really need to put out a commercial emphasizing that Pocahontas was a real person. Millions of bots, trolls, and Republicans will cry out in rage and denial at this amazing revelation.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 22, 2019 • 3:03:16pm

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gocart mozart  Sep 22, 2019 • 3:05:22pm

May be staged but still cool

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 22, 2019 • 3:05:41pm

re: #9 Joe Bacon 🌹

Hmm. I wonder what the calorie count is on that stuff. 0? or -1? //

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 22, 2019 • 3:06:14pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 22, 2019 • 3:08:36pm

re: #2 Barefoot Grin

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 22, 2019 • 3:10:52pm

re: #8 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

If Warren wins the nomination the Democrats really need to put out a commercial emphasizing that Pocahontas was a real person. Millions of bots, trolls, and Republicans will cry out in rage and denial at this amazing revelation.

Not just a real person, but a real AMAZING WOMAN.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 22, 2019 • 3:12:04pm

re: #11 PhillyPretzel

Hmm. I wonder what the calorie count is on that stuff. 0? or -1? //

-1 is celery.

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gocart mozart  Sep 22, 2019 • 3:12:21pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 22, 2019 • 3:13:37pm

re: #16 gocart mozart

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BOOM!!!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 22, 2019 • 3:17:14pm

re: #16 gocart mozart

That is beautiful.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 22, 2019 • 3:19:28pm

re: #18 Eclectic Cyborg

That is beautiful.

It is, but I won’t be surprised when the alt-right simply adopt it as a propaganda poster with pride.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 22, 2019 • 3:23:35pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 22, 2019 • 3:24:23pm
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Barefoot Grin  Sep 22, 2019 • 3:28:48pm

re: #21 Backwoods_Sleuth

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This is very close to our rescue dog. Her ears are a bit floppier, and she’s 60# and not 80# (and her tail was docked). But the same white with black markings. I see them from time to time around here. Ours is a sweetheart, but still a bit jumpy around other dogs.

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Belafon  Sep 22, 2019 • 3:28:58pm

re: #19 Barefoot Grin

It is, but I won’t be surprised when the alt-right simply adopt it as a propaganda poster with pride.

And then the conversion to the dark side will be complete.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 22, 2019 • 3:30:16pm

re: #22 Barefoot Grin

This is very close to our rescue dog. Her ears are a bit floppier, and she’s 60# and not 80# (and her tail was docked). But the same white with black markings. I see them from time to time around here. Ours is a sweetheart, but still a bit jumpy around other dogs.

MrBWS is *thisclose* to loading up the Trailblazer and heading to Florida.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 22, 2019 • 3:30:56pm
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Barefoot Grin  Sep 22, 2019 • 3:31:39pm

re: #24 Backwoods_Sleuth

MrBWS is *thisclose* to loading up the Trailblazer and heading to Florida.

Won over by that handsome grin!

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uriel  Sep 22, 2019 • 3:31:45pm

Just because I did my usual thing of posting at the very bottom of a dead thread:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 22, 2019 • 3:32:04pm

re: #25 Backwoods_Sleuth

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for those who do not know…that is Molly Thing of Evil on Stephen King’s shirt.

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uriel  Sep 22, 2019 • 3:32:40pm

re: #16 gocart mozart

That’s quite good.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 22, 2019 • 3:33:01pm
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Belafon  Sep 22, 2019 • 3:38:56pm

Do any of you do something that makes a noise and your dog reacts by not looking at you, but looking around? I was blowing across the big plastic straw, and my dog started looking around. I then spent a little time trying to show him that I was the cause.

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sagehen  Sep 22, 2019 • 3:52:36pm

If you suspect your dog may be stupid, there’s a way to test. An actual Doggie IQ test.

Drop a towel over his head. Time how long it takes him to figure out how to get it off. Compare to your friends’ dogs.

(stupid isn’t necessarily a bad thing in dogs. If you have no yard and he’s alone in the house while you’re at work… stupid is good. Smart dogs get bored and do experiments in the destructibility of furniture, or how to open a fridge and eat things you thought you’d wrapped well… A stupid dog will watch TV, watch out the window, and sleep a lot.)

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retired cynic  Sep 22, 2019 • 3:55:25pm

re: #32 sagehen

Stupid dogs can be very destructive, too! Speaking from experience.

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A Mom Anon  Sep 22, 2019 • 3:57:55pm

re: #33 retired cynic

Yep. They get lonely and then either pissed or bored or both. I had a husky who played a symphony of destruction every day. Inside or outside. Didn’t matter.

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jeffreyw  Sep 22, 2019 • 4:01:51pm

You sure can pound a tenderloin thin. Kinda looks like a map of Europe and Asia if you hold your tongue right.

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 22, 2019 • 4:03:53pm

re: #32 sagehen

I have two cats. One of them is pretty smart. Has an understanding of quite a few words. So over the years, I have enjoyed making things happen for the cat right in front of it’s eyes. Grass, treats, toys etc. The downside here is I get the opposite of the dumb dog looking everywhere but me. Thunder? Looks at me. Then hides. Raining outside so we can’t have our patio walk? Stares at me. Barking dog right outside. One cat rushes to the window. The other glares at me. Go Fix It Human.

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 22, 2019 • 4:06:21pm

So I thawed this big chicken. Can’t make up my mind. Spatchcock it and bbq, or rack it up and oven roast with fresh rosemary. At the store I could not decide, so bought all the herbs for either way.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 22, 2019 • 4:06:36pm

right now, I’m trying to sort out how to deal with Piglet’s stress grooming that has just gotten consistently worse since Daisy went to the Rainbow Bridge in April.
Piglet is the sweet not-so-little pirate shoulder kit:

not all pirates require a parrot

She’s 5-6 years old now and is grooming herself nekkid.

I’m going to try giving her catnip again, which historically completely zones her out.

Also looking into a product called Feliway.

Any other suggestions are welcome.

There has been no change to diet or anything else…just Daisy dying in April.
Oh…Piglet and her sister have taken to screeching and chasing each other the last couple of months, so it’s definitely some sort of new behavioral thing.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 22, 2019 • 4:08:34pm

re: #38 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh, and no fleas, mites, or any other sort of irritant.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 22, 2019 • 4:08:57pm
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Jay C  Sep 22, 2019 • 4:09:20pm

re: #32 sagehen

If you suspect your dog may be stupid, there’s a way to test. An actual Doggie IQ test.

Drop a towel over his head. Time how long it takes him to figure out how to get it off. Compare to your friends’ dogs.

Reputedly, that’s what inspired artist William Wegman to start photographing his Weimaraner dogs as subjects: IIRC, one day he was playing with his original model (Man Ray) in his studio, draped a cloth over him as a goof, and noticed that Ray just sat there unmoving; and was inspired to get creative with the compositions….

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retired cynic  Sep 22, 2019 • 4:09:21pm

I was just cooking up a batch of garden tomatoes, onion, green pepper and zucchini to serve as veggies for the week, and there was a POP and my Pyrex pot split all the way around, about an inch up for the bottom. ! I was only cooking on medium heat! Honest! And that has been one of my favorite pots for decades. Sob! And I had to throw out all those good veggies, just in case of glass splinters.

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 22, 2019 • 4:09:47pm

re: #38 Backwoods_Sleuth

I would shake up and re-establish territory for both. Make sure there is elevated places where they can survey and places to hide. Each encouraaged with treats. Just my .02 Depending on results -Could be they are so used to a 3 cat dynamic that a new one pretty young might (I say might!) work.

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A Mom Anon  Sep 22, 2019 • 4:10:41pm

re: #38 Backwoods_Sleuth

I know it’s become cliche’ but maybe it’s anxiety and a CBD supplement for cats might help? It seems to help some doggies, not sure about other pets.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 22, 2019 • 4:13:25pm

re: #43 Rightwingconspirator

I would shake up and re-establish territory for both. Make sure there is elevated places where they can survey and places to hide. Each encouraaged with treats. Just my .02 Depending on results -Could be they are so used to a 3 cat dynamic that a new one pretty young might (I say might!) work.

well, Daisy was a Jack Russell Terror, and she was Growler’s canine “mom”.
Piglet’s canine “mom” is Glory the goofy coonhound, who is ALWAYS grooming Piglet (and has since before Piglet’s eyes even opened).

So, what we had was a 2 dog, 2 cat home. Now, we are one dog short.

Actually, we were a four dog home because both cats believe they are dogs.

We are so weird here in TheBackwoods.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 22, 2019 • 4:15:24pm

re: #42 retired cynic

I was just cooking up a batch of garden tomatoes, onion, green pepper and zucchini to serve as veggies for the week, and there was a POP and my Pyrex pot split all the way around, about an inch up for the bottom. ! I was only cooking on medium heat! Honest! And that has been one of my favorite pots for decades. Sob! And I had to throw out all those good veggies, just in case of glass splinters.

I had a Pyrex square pan explode when I was using it for hydrating artisan bread in the oven.

Quite the shocker!
(And the mess to clean up!)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 22, 2019 • 4:20:11pm

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retired cynic  Sep 22, 2019 • 4:22:56pm

re: #46 Backwoods_Sleuth

I had a Pyrex square pan explode when I was using it for hydrating artisan bread in the oven.

Quite the shocker!
(And the mess to clean up!)

So now I am wondering what to replace it with. Guess I can just pull out my small Le Crueset pot and not spend more money. Since there is $4000 worth of roofing laying in my yard, ready to go to work.

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Belafon  Sep 22, 2019 • 4:23:05pm

Does anyone here know the anime Big O, the one about the Negotiator Roger Smith and his giant robot? I’m asking because I think the music being played in the new Domino’s pizza insurance commercial is taken from the opening theme of the show.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 22, 2019 • 4:25:48pm

re: #42 retired cynic

re: #46 Backwoods_Sleuth

It was mentioned on America’s Test Kitchen that Pyrex can crack when exposed to high temps. Instead of using Pyrex they made the suggestion of porcelain since it can go into a very hot oven.

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Disloyal Archangel  Sep 22, 2019 • 4:28:53pm
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MsJ  Sep 22, 2019 • 4:31:58pm

re: #46 Backwoods_Sleuth

re: #48 retired cynic

I’ve used this for years and love it. Nice quality and reasonably priced.

smile.amazon.com

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retired cynic  Sep 22, 2019 • 4:36:58pm

re: #50 PhillyPretzel

It was mentioned on America’s Test Kitchen that Pyrex can crack when exposed to high temps. Instead of using Pyrex they made the suggestion of porcelain since it can go into a very hot oven.

Like I said, I have used this pot for decades, and it was my mother in law’s prior to that. And I was using medium heat. Had cooked the onions in oil, and then added the green pepper, tomatoes and zucchini, most at room temp. Boom. I’ll think about replacing it. It was just the right size for me.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 22, 2019 • 4:38:18pm

You hate to see it.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 22, 2019 • 4:39:35pm

re: #53 retired cynic

I believe you. My late mom had a few pyrex pieces and they lasted for years.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 22, 2019 • 4:39:36pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 22, 2019 • 4:41:32pm

Is this the same Darkstar who used to hang out here?

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William Lewis  Sep 22, 2019 • 4:41:48pm

re: #37 Rightwingconspirator

So I thawed this big chicken. Can’t make up my mind. Spatchcock it and bbq, or rack it up and oven roast with fresh rosemary. At the store I could not decide, so bought all the herbs for either way.

ROAST :)

Cut it up, marinate in olive oil vinaigrette with your rosemary (a bit of basil, savory & thyme are good too) for an hour and then roast with the marinade brushed on at each 1/4 of the cooking time. Potatoes cut into cubes, dusted with rosemary & oven fried in oil alongside the bird for the last hour- toss some carrot in too if you have it. I stir them twice at 20 & 40 minutes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 22, 2019 • 4:42:25pm

...

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retired cynic  Sep 22, 2019 • 4:42:26pm

re: #57 gocart mozart

Is this the same Darkstar who used to hang out here?

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Thinking of Dark Falcon?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 22, 2019 • 4:42:50pm

re: #57 gocart mozart

Is this the same Darkstar who used to hang out here?

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no

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calochortus  Sep 22, 2019 • 4:43:25pm

re: #50 PhillyPretzel

It was mentioned on America’s Test Kitchen that Pyrex can crack when exposed to high temps. Instead of using Pyrex they made the suggestion of porcelain since it can go into a very hot oven.

Also, newer Pyrex isn’t borosilicate glass any more. Just thick tempered glass.
For real borosilicate you can buy stuff like this. Simax is made in Europe because apparently we don’t make borosilicate glass any more. Sigh.

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William Lewis  Sep 22, 2019 • 4:45:19pm

re: #57 gocart mozart

Is this the same Darkstar who used to hang out here?

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Dark Falcon? Certainly not Darthstar This moron isn’t either, just a stupid fuck who is getting the hate he wants from the prez and is ignorant of the economic damage being done.

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William Lewis  Sep 22, 2019 • 4:47:26pm

re: #62 calochortus

Also, newer Pyrex isn’t borosilicate glass any more. Just thick tempered glass.
For real borosilicate you can buy stuff like this. Simax is made in Europe because apparently we don’t make borosilicate glass any more. Sigh.

Thank you for that pointer. Once I get the spare coin for my oven so I can bake and roast again I’ll want the real thing like that again.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 22, 2019 • 4:47:27pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 22, 2019 • 4:47:37pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 22, 2019 • 4:57:40pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:00:13pm

re: #60 retired cynic

OK
He is a walking Cleeks Law. Owning the libs is his only principle

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calochortus  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:00:21pm

re: #66 Backwoods_Sleuth

*SPIT*

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Why is it OK for some guy to wave an Indian flag? I’m sure a Mexican flag would be totally unacceptable and show a lack of loyalty.

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jaunte  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:02:14pm

re: #68 gocart mozart

All those liberal soybean farmers, losing their China market. Lulz.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:02:34pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:03:57pm

Is your dog ready for Halloween?

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:05:16pm

re: #58 William Lewis

ROAST :)

Cut it up, marinate in olive oil vinaigrette with your rosemary (a bit of basil, savory & thyme are good too) for an hour and then roast with the marinade brushed on at each 1/4 of the cooking time. Potatoes cut into cubes, dusted with rosemary & oven fried in oil alongside the bird for the last hour- toss some carrot in too if you have it. I stir them twice at 20 & 40 minutes.

Well wife called for bbq to keep the heat outside. But the bird got the rosemary under the skin. And some soaked in water to put on the coals for flavor. But gonna make potatoes cause that sounded so good.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:05:22pm
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uriel  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:06:31pm

Whoa!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:11:11pm
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William Lewis  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:13:57pm

re: #73 Rightwingconspirator

Well wife called for bbq to keep the heat outside. But the bird got the rosemary under the skin. And some soaked in water to put on the coals for flavor. But gonna make potatoes cause that sounded so good.

The marinade is still good for the grill but a nice BBQ barnyard pimp is good too :)

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Charles Johnson  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:16:23pm

Whoowee. Going through some pretty old LGF code, working on this HTTPS conversion, and man, some of it is…

Not saying it’s bad. It works and it’s not buggy. But let’s just say, I know much better ways to do some of this stuff now.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:16:36pm

re: #76 Backwoods_Sleuth

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HOLY FUCKING SHIT.

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gocart mozart  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:17:01pm
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TedStriker  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:18:25pm

re: #78 Charles Johnson

Whoowee. Going through some pretty old LGF code, working on this HTTPS conversion, and man, some of it is…

Not saying it’s bad. It works and it’s not buggy. But let’s just say, I know much better ways to do some of this stuff now.

Always fun to go back, revisit stuff you did, and think to yourself, “why did I do this and why did I do it this way?”

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:20:12pm

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:22:21pm

Shell and Exxon’s secret 1980s climate change warnings

Newly found documents from the 1980s show that fossil fuel companies privately predicted the global damage that would be caused by their products.

In the 1980s, oil companies like Exxon and Shell carried out internal assessments of the carbon dioxide released by fossil fuels, and forecast the planetary consequences of these emissions. In 1982, for example, Exxon predicted that by about 2060, CO2 levels would reach around 560 parts per million - double the preindustrial level - and that this would push the planet’s average temperatures up by about 2°C over then-current levels (and even more compared to pre-industrial levels).

Later that decade, in 1988, an internal report by Shell projected similar effects but also found that CO2 could double even earlier, by 2030. Privately, these companies did not dispute the links between their products, global warming, and ecological calamity. On the contrary, their research confirmed the connections.

Shell’s assessment foresaw a one-meter sea-level rise, and noted that warming could also fuel disintegration of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, resulting in a worldwide rise in sea level of “five to six meters.” That would be enough to inundate entire low-lying countries.

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William Lewis  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:23:57pm

re: #80 gocart mozart

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Who is this idiot? She’s obviously never fucking dealt with children.

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calochortus  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:24:19pm

re: #82 The Pie Overlord!

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teleskiguy  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:25:14pm
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b.d.  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:25:25pm

re: #82 The Pie Overlord!

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jaunte  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:25:50pm

re: #83 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

treehugger.com

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:25:57pm

re: #82 The Pie Overlord!

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Belafon  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:26:43pm

re: #54 goddamnedfrank

You hate to see it.

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I haven’t watched enough TV to even know what Bernie’s being smeared with.

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teleskiguy  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:27:57pm

re: #88 jaunte

Almost seven million people live in South Florida. That’s all gone with a six meter rise in sea level. That’s a humanitarian catastrophe.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:29:04pm

re: #85 calochortus

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:30:07pm

re: #91 teleskiguy

Almost seven million people live in South Florida. That’s all gone with a six meter rise in sea level. That’s a humanitarian catastrophe.

I guess my kids will move back in with me.

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calochortus  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:31:25pm

re: #92 The Pie Overlord!

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teleskiguy  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:33:35pm

re: #82 The Pie Overlord!

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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:34:25pm

re: #91 teleskiguy

Almost seven million people live in South Florida. That’s all gone with a six meter rise in sea level. That’s a humanitarian catastrophe.

but the Obamas bought a beach house.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:36:31pm

re: #82 The Pie Overlord!

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teleskiguy  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:38:16pm

I was sent one of the greatest GIFs of all time on my Twitter.

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Belafon  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:38:57pm

re: #78 Charles Johnson

Whoowee. Going through some pretty old LGF code, working on this HTTPS conversion, and man, some of it is…

Not saying it’s bad. It works and it’s not buggy. But let’s just say, I know much better ways to do some of this stuff now.

Every good coder should look back on old code, no matter how much they liked it at the time, and go “Why did I write it this way?” If not, you haven’t grown as a programmer.

Also, though, languages also change, so some things you had to do the hard way are much easier, or directly supported by languages. I’m having to write some code with a version of C++ that doesn’t support lambdas or have function<> and it’s killing me.

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teleskiguy  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:40:27pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:41:58pm

Working on this HTTPS conversion, this may be a good time to wall off a lot of the old content for good, because there are so many links buried in there to non-secure pages and sites that they’re all going to break the HTTPS system. There wouldn’t be a lot of humans going to those pages, but Google crawls everything and they’re going to start penalizing sites that don’t use HTTPS. So I want this to be as tight as possible.

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teleskiguy  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:45:59pm

re: #101 Charles Johnson

That’s *a lot* of content. You’re approaching 50,000 unique articles.

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Belafon  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:48:47pm

re: #65 goddamnedfrank

You missed the second tweet, which is just WOW:

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Danack  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:49:19pm

re: #101 Charles Johnson

so many links buried in there to non-secure pages and sites that they’re all going to break the HTTPS system.

Huh?

If the links are to pages you control, just stick a redirect at the server level from http to https.

If they are links to pages you don’t control, that won’t affect your ranking.

If you are going to use LetsEncrypt, the config tool will set that up for you automatically for matching domains, like:

server {
if ($host = phpimagick.com) {
return 301 $host$request_uri;
} # managed by Certbot

if ($host = phpimagick.com) {
return 301 $host$request_uri;
} # managed by Certbot

listen 80;
server_name phpimagick.com phpimagick.com;
return 404; # managed by Certbot
}

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Charles Johnson  Sep 22, 2019 • 5:54:15pm

re: #104 Danack

Without getting too deep into it, the real problem is that some of the older pages were generated in a very different way and it’s not quite that simple. But yeah, I already have the htaccess redirect working, that part’s easy.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 22, 2019 • 6:03:32pm

re: #88 jaunte

In regards to southern Florida, long before 6 meters buries it the rising seal level will affect the fresh water sources, often shallow wells. It’s already occurring.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 22, 2019 • 6:10:15pm

re: #106 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

In regards to southern Florida, long before 6 meters buries it the rising seal level will affect the fresh water sources, often shallow wells. It’s already occurring.

When that happens Little Marco and Slick Rick will blame Obama along with every other Republican.

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A Mom Anon  Sep 22, 2019 • 6:12:35pm

re: #82 The Pie Overlord!

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Belafon  Sep 22, 2019 • 6:15:53pm

re: #107 Joe Bacon 🌹

When that happens Little Marco and Slick Rick will blame Obama along with every other Republican.

“Senator Rubio, it’s 2030, and this is still a drive through.”

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Charles Johnson  Sep 22, 2019 • 6:16:57pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 22, 2019 • 6:19:29pm

Put me down as a strong defender of napping:

In defense of napping: New study says snoozing, heart health are linked

Researchers from the University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland, published their findings in Heart, in which they studied the association between napping frequency, duration and the risk of fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular disease complications. The researchers tracked 3,462 people between the ages of 35 and 75 for nearly eight years and found that those who napped once or twice a week, for between five minutes to an hour, were 48 percent less likely to have a heart attack, stroke, or heart failure, compared to non-nappers.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 22, 2019 • 6:20:02pm

Dinesh is getting righteously hammered. Here are some top pwnz.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 22, 2019 • 6:20:04pm

re: #3 Charmingly Persistent

I did just that with Steny Hoyer.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 22, 2019 • 6:20:45pm

re: #112 The Pie Overlord!

Dinesh is getting righteously hammered. Here are some top pwnz.

He and his followers will interpret this as martyrdom.

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Belafon  Sep 22, 2019 • 6:21:41pm

re: #113 Patricia Kayden

I did just that with Steny Hoyer.

I suspect Hoyer is a big problem, whether or not Pelosi agrees with him.

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gocart mozart  Sep 22, 2019 • 6:22:42pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 22, 2019 • 6:24:00pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 22, 2019 • 6:32:31pm

UK Guardian news alert—Thomas Cook went into Compulsory Liquidation at 230 AM London time with 150,000 travelers stranded outside the UK. The British Government is drawing up plans to being the tourists home… And Brexit is 40 days away…

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jaunte  Sep 22, 2019 • 6:36:44pm

re: #118 Joe Bacon 🌹

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steve_davis  Sep 22, 2019 • 6:37:20pm

re: #31 Belafon

Do any of you do something that makes a noise and your dog reacts by not looking at you, but looking around? I was blowing across the big plastic straw, and my dog started looking around. I then spent a little time trying to show him that I was the cause.

he then wrote a 1500 page tome in which he demonstrated that you are ultimately the prime mover.

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gocart mozart  Sep 22, 2019 • 6:38:57pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 22, 2019 • 6:39:35pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 22, 2019 • 6:43:58pm

re: #122 The Pie Overlord!

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The Screw York Times has made it clear that they will continue to kiss Trump’s ass no matter what.

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jaunte  Sep 22, 2019 • 6:44:31pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 22, 2019 • 6:45:54pm

The Screw York Times is hell bent on taking Biden out so they can next open fire on Warren.

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Interesting Times  Sep 22, 2019 • 6:45:54pm

The only thing I want to know about Biden: is he still willfully ignorant and dumb enough to believe there are “good Republicans?” 9_9

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 22, 2019 • 6:47:45pm

re: #123 Joe Bacon 🌹

The Screw York Times has made it clear that they will continue to kiss Trump’s ass no matter what.

If Warren wins the Democratic nomination the NY Times will have this on their masthead

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 22, 2019 • 6:47:46pm

re: #118 Joe Bacon 🌹

UK Guardian news alert—Thomas Cook went into Compulsory Liquidation at 230 AM London time with 150,000 travelers stranded outside the UK. The British Government is drawing up plans to being the tourists home… And Brexit is 40 days away…

Both major parties in UK are dreadful with deplorable leaders, though I suppose if Corbyn vanished, Labour might be able to recover, but that’s not likely to happen any time soon. So UK will remain a disaster for the foreseeable future. The other parties do not have sufficient support to break into the top two and lead the nation.

Democracy appears to be withering on the vine. If Gantz had the support to assume Israeli leadership, there would be a bright spot on the horizon, but that does not appear in the works.

Maybe something good will happen to transform the political landscape: but nothing of that nature appears on the horizon — and our only hope is that somehow the Democrats will manage a miracle with a trifecta next November and gain the WH and Senate, and retain the House.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 22, 2019 • 6:49:49pm

re: #127 The Pie Overlord!

If Warren wins the Democratic nomination the NY Times will have this on their masthead

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There’s no doubt that they are going to nuke Warren the same way they nuked Hillary. They’ve made the calculation that they need to keep Trump in the White House to sell papers so they will continue to give him pass after pass while they trash every Democrat.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 22, 2019 • 6:52:08pm
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Interesting Times  Sep 22, 2019 • 6:54:04pm

It’s a start, I suppose…

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 22, 2019 • 6:54:55pm

I clicked on this NY Times clickbait story thinking it was about a migrant mother whose child was taken away by ICE. Spoiler: it’s not.

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sagehen  Sep 22, 2019 • 6:57:41pm

Is everybody watching Ken Burns’ Country Music?
Tonight’s episode is 1964-1968.

Folsom Prison Gangstaz Eazy E Johnny Cash DJ Topcat

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Mattand  Sep 22, 2019 • 6:59:45pm

re: #125 Joe Bacon 🌹

The Screw York Times is hell bent on taking Biden out so they can next open fire on Warren.

Yup.

re: #126 Interesting Times

The only thing I want to know about Biden: is he still willfully ignorant and dumb enough to believe there are “good Republicans?” 9_9

Yup.

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DangerMan  Sep 22, 2019 • 7:06:37pm

re: #93 The Pie Overlord!

I guess my kids will move back in with me.

I’ll move in with you

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 22, 2019 • 7:17:23pm

SO MUCH WINNING, YOU WILL GET TIRED OF ALL THE WINNING.

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Dread Pirate  Sep 22, 2019 • 7:22:11pm
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jaunte  Sep 22, 2019 • 7:24:25pm
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Belafon  Sep 22, 2019 • 7:30:14pm

re: #129 Joe Bacon 🌹

There’s no doubt that they are going to nuke Warren the same way they nuked Hillary. They’ve made the calculation that they need to keep Trump in the White House to sell papers so they will continue to give him pass after pass while they trash every Democrat.

And what happens will be based on how we, the voters, react to it.

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teleskiguy  Sep 22, 2019 • 7:40:41pm

re: #136 The Pie Overlord!

Try telling your average red hat that the $12 billion used to bail out the U.S. auto industry inn 2009 was *paid back with interest.*

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teleskiguy  Sep 22, 2019 • 7:44:40pm

Here’s their handle: @MattersUStand

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Belafon  Sep 22, 2019 • 7:56:48pm

re: #133 sagehen

Is everybody watching Ken Burns’ Country Music?
Tonight’s episode is 1964-1968.

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The part about Cash, Bob Dylan, and Bitter Tears was interesting.

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sagehen  Sep 22, 2019 • 8:34:24pm

As much as I’ve always loved Cash, my favorite part of the episode was the Bakersfield stuff.

I might have given country music a fair hearing much sooner if I wasn’t so repulsed by the costumes. Those embroidered fake cowboy clothes the men wore, with the spangles, and the BIG TALL HAIR on the women… UGH.

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John Hughes  Sep 23, 2019 • 5:24:53am

re: #100 teleskiguy

I read that as “Black Lives Matter will share…” and was in serious WTF territory until I remembered the Bureau of Land Management and then I was back to same old, same old.

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John Hughes  Sep 23, 2019 • 5:30:29am

re: #118 Joe Bacon 🌹

UK Guardian news alert—Thomas Cook went into Compulsory Liquidation at 230 AM London time with 150,000 travelers stranded outside the UK.

Actually 600,000 Thomas Cook clients stranded abroad. But not all of them are Brits so Brexit UK doesn’t give a flying fuck about the others.

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John Hughes  Sep 23, 2019 • 5:32:53am

re: #128 Hecuba’s daughter

Democracy appears to be withering on the vine. If Gantz had the support to assume Israeli leadership, there would be a bright spot on the horizon, but that does not appear in the works.

Why? Gantz has the same policies as Bibi, it’s just that he isn’t a crook.


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