Yet Another Mind-Blowing Live Jam From Fusion Monsters GEM: “Vertigo”

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Yes, it’s another incredible jam by GEM.

GEM is a project featuring Meinl Cymbals artist Matt Garstka, pianist Eldar Djangirov, and bassist Henrik Linder. Matt’s Meinl Cymbals setup from left to right, if sitting behind the kit, is as follows:

14” Byzance Jazz Thin Hihats
18” Byzance Jazz Extra Thin Crash
8” Byzance Traditional Splash
18” Byzance Traditional Extra Thin Hammered Crash
22” Byzance Vintage Pure Ride
Artist Concept Model Fat Stack
20” Byzance Equilibrium China

Piano, synths, composition, and mixing by Eldar Djangirov
Drums - Matt Garstka
Bass - Henrik Linder
Mastered by Oscar Zambrano

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Charles Johnson  Jan 26, 2022 • 5:53:43pm

Those unison piano-bass lines are sick.

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A Cranky One  Jan 26, 2022 • 5:54:58pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2022 • 5:57:48pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 26, 2022 • 6:09:46pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 26, 2022 • 6:11:40pm
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A Cranky One  Jan 26, 2022 • 6:14:10pm

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 26, 2022 • 6:15:31pm

This and vaccination may be the only reasons that Omicron is considered to be “mild.”

More than two-thirds of omicron cases are reinfections, English study suggests (CNBC)

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 26, 2022 • 6:16:56pm
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DodgerFan1988  Jan 26, 2022 • 6:21:03pm

“Critical Race Theory”

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 26, 2022 • 6:22:34pm
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jaunte  Jan 26, 2022 • 6:25:21pm
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sagehen  Jan 26, 2022 • 6:28:51pm

re: #9 DodgerFan1988

[Embedded content]

“Critical Race Theory”

Is my memory correct that Maus (and then Watchman) is what made “graphic novels” a respectable grownup thing, that it wasn’t “comic books”?

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mmmirele  Jan 26, 2022 • 6:30:27pm
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jaunte  Jan 26, 2022 • 6:32:14pm

How many Tennesseans know this history today?

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William Lewis  Jan 26, 2022 • 6:32:23pm

re: #12 sagehen

Is my memory correct that Maus (and then Watchman) is what made “graphic novels” a respectable grownup thing, that it wasn’t “comic books”?

Plus “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns” and “God Loves; Man Kills” but yeah, those were some of the first great ones.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 26, 2022 • 6:36:49pm
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prairiefire  Jan 26, 2022 • 6:37:43pm

re: #12 sagehen

Yes! And Sandman and Hellraiser. I think I remember he took some backlash because it was the holocaust in “just a comic book.” I was working in a bookstore when “Maus” came out and it blew everybody’s minds.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 26, 2022 • 6:39:02pm
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EPR-radar  Jan 26, 2022 • 6:42:13pm

re: #4 Dread Pirate Ron

What the fuck is the NYT doing by allowing Frank Luntz to launder his hard right views through their paper?

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stpaulbear  Jan 26, 2022 • 6:42:34pm

re: #15 William Lewis

Plus “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns” and “God Loves; Man Kills” but yeah, those were some of the first great ones.

I don’t think it was an early one, but March is a great one.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 26, 2022 • 6:42:52pm

re: #19 EPR-radar

What the fuck is the NYT doing by allowing Frank Luntz to launder his hard right views through their paper?

Pandering to the Magical Balance Fairy.

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William Lewis  Jan 26, 2022 • 6:43:43pm

re: #20 stpaulbear

I don’t think it was an early one, but March is a great one.

Hadn’t seen that one. Now on my Amazon wishlist.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 26, 2022 • 6:46:11pm

re: #19 EPR-radar

What the fuck is the NYT doing by allowing Frank Luntz to launder his hard right views through their paper?

What they’ve always done.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 26, 2022 • 6:46:20pm

There’s a ringworld in today’s, ‘The Book of Boba Fett’.

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lawhawk  Jan 26, 2022 • 6:46:39pm

re: #19 EPR-radar

What the fuck is the NYT doing by allowing Frank Luntz to launder his hard right views through their paper?

You answered your own question…

The moment Luntz is involved, the outcome is immediately suspect.

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A Cranky One  Jan 26, 2022 • 6:47:36pm

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Jay C  Jan 26, 2022 • 6:50:21pm

re: #14 jaunte

How many Tennesseans know this history today?

Well, TBH, that “expulsion” wasn’t ordered by any official state agency (Union or Confederate), but was a military order (General Order No. 11, Dec. 17, 1862) promulgated by none other than Gen. Ulysses S Grant - and covered Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky. Still sucked, and Grant later regretted it and apologized (Lincoln countermanded the Order as soon as he heard of it) - not that it was an excuse, but Grant had been (for neither the first or last time in his life) embarrassed by his father: who had shown up at HQ with some (Jewish) cotton traders from Cincinnati: they were quite cordial, til Grant found out they were trying to use their connection to fiddle trading permits out of the General. He sent Dad and pals packing in short order, and issued his infamous Order right after.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 26, 2022 • 6:51:11pm
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Dopamine Fish  Jan 26, 2022 • 6:52:05pm

re: #27 Jay C

I know a lot of problematic historical orders and decrees are often explained away by alcohol, even in dubious circumstances where the issuer wasn’t prone to fits of drinking, but in the case of the good General, and hearing that story, I feel that it might not be particularly unlikely that he got good and hammered and wrote out an order that he regretted a few days later.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 26, 2022 • 6:53:13pm

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Florida Panhandler  Jan 26, 2022 • 6:54:01pm

re: #4 Dread Pirate Ron

“Swing voters” has always meant Republicans threatening to vote Democrat unless Republican politicians enact the most viscous right wing laws towards minorities and LBGT conceivable.

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Dangerman  Jan 26, 2022 • 6:54:52pm

re: #19 EPR-radar

What the fuck is the NYT doing by allowing Frank Luntz to launder his hard right views through their paper?

Burnishing their business model

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2022 • 6:55:06pm

re: #30 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Tucker’s corporate euphemism is “rightsizing.”

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2022 • 6:57:27pm
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jaunte  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:00:58pm

“…[Republican State Representative Matt Krause] published his own list of 850 titles of objectionable books. Krause told school board officials to confirm whether the schools carry any books on his list. If so, he demanded a detailed accounting of where the books reside and how much money was spent on them, NPR reported.
Most of the books on Krause’s list were written by women, people of color and LGBTQ writers, The Dallas Morning News reported. Nearly two-thirds of the titles mention LGBTQ people, and about 15 percent provide sexual education information, according to the book news website Book Riot.

Krause’s list includes the Amnesty International book We Are All Born Free: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures. At least 11 of the books focus on the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court abortion ruling. Other titles on his list include An African American and Latinx History of the United States, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness and Avoiding Bullies?: Skills to Outsmart and Stop Them.”newsweek.com

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:02:00pm

I don’t think the Granbury ISD superintendent has read 850 books in his entire life.

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:03:17pm
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:05:02pm

Beau on people like Tucker Carlson and Ron Johnson.

Let’s talk about agents, influence, and cultural opinion makers….

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Mattand  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:07:55pm

re: #36 jaunte

I don’t think the Granbury ISD superintendent has read 850 books in his entire life.

To be fair, I myself and most people I know probably haven’t read 850 books each.

To be fair yet again, I myself and most people I know aren’t craven insane conservative trying to turn the clock back to 1830.

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Florida Panhandler  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:09:50pm

re: #37 jaunte

I spent the first 2 years of college burying myself in the school library reading about all the stuff they purposely never even mentioned in my Texas high school upbringing. It was illuminating to say the very least. And also very upsetting to realize how brutality can so easily be papered over.

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EPR-radar  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:10:11pm

re: #37 jaunte

IMO the first day lesson in US history for every school year past 3rd grade or so should be something that should be known in order not to repeat it.

I’m sure 8 painful episodes can be found easily enough. Off the top of my head there’s

Tuskegee syphilis experiments
The elimination of black wall street in the Tulsa race riot
The abandonment of reconstruction in the bargain of 1877
The Chinese exclusion act being an early political win for organized labor
The civil rights realignment
The corruption behind the US establishment support for the Vietnam war.

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:10:44pm

re: #39 Mattand

Yes, and in his recorded comments, he claims to have read everything that’s in “those books” he’s having taken out of the libraries.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:10:45pm

re: #40 Florida Panhandler

I spent the first 2 years of college burying myself in the school library reading about all the stuff they purposely never even mentioned in my Texas high school upbringing. It was illuminating to say the very least. And also very upsetting to realize how brutality can so easily be papered over.

It was in college that I learned that in Marion, Indiana - in fact, not too far from my college campus - the last mass public lynching took place.

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:12:50pm

re: #41 EPR-radar

Then our children will be made to feel bad not so easily be taken along on a ride they don’t want any part of.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:13:58pm

re: #43 Dopamine Fish

It was in college that I learned that in Marion, Indiana - in fact, not too far from my college campus - the last mass public lynching took place.

That varies for different values of “mass”.
en.wikipedia.org

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:15:28pm

re: #9 DodgerFan1988

[Embedded content]

“Critical Race Theory”

The minutes of the meeting included these lines:

Mike Cochran- I will start. I went to school here thirteen years. I learned math, English, Reading and History. I never had a book with a naked picture in it, never had one with foul language.
…………
So, this idea that we have to have this kind of material in the class in order
to teach history, I don’t buy it.
………
My problem is, all the way through this literature we expose these kids to nakedness, we expose them to vulgarity. You go all the way back to first grade, second grade and they are reading books that have a picture of a naked man riding a bull. It’s not vulgar, it’s something you would see in an art gallery, but it’s unnecessary. So, teachers have gone back and put tape over the guys butts so the kids aren’t exposed to it. So, my
problem is, it looks like the entire curriculum is developed to normalize sexuality, normalize nudity and normalize vulgar language.

That appears to be the core of their objection for a book to be assigned to 8th graders. It’s not the discussion of the Holocaust or that the book is effective in teaching children about the horrors of this monstrous crime but that it includes profanity, vulgarity, nudity.

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wrenchwench  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:16:37pm

re: #44 jaunte

Then our children will be made to feel bad not so easily be taken along on a ride they don’t want any part of.

Here’s a word for those who may feel bad because they come from people who did bad: reparations.

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William Lewis  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:17:45pm

re: #41 EPR-radar

IMO the first day lesson in US history for every school year past 3rd grade or so should be something that should be known in order not to repeat it.

I’m sure 8 painful episodes can be found easily enough. Off the top of my head there’s

Tuskegee syphilis experiments
The elimination of black wall street in the Tulsa race riot
The abandonment of reconstruction in the bargain of 1877
The Chinese exclusion act being an early political win for organized labor
The civil rights realignment
The corruption behind the US establishment support for the Vietnam war.

My son was, rightfully, bitching about the crappy US History class being foisted on him by the local high school. We bought him a copy of “A People’s History of the United States” by Howard Zinn. Some he knew because of listening to his parents but there was still lots he probably picked up from that.

For me, the book that did the same in a real way was “Socialism” by Michael Harrington.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:18:17pm

re: #47 wrenchwench

Here’s a word for those who may feel bad because they come from people who did bad: reparations.

It’s a lot cheaper to re-define “bad”.

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calochortus  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:18:31pm

re: #46 Hecuba’s daughter

Have any of these people actually met an 8th grader?

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:19:48pm

re: #46 Hecuba’s daughter

teachers have gone back and put tape over the guys butts so the kids aren’t exposed to it

Here, let us highlight the parts we want you to giggle about.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:22:12pm
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wrenchwench  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:23:14pm

re: #49 Decatur Deb

It’s a lot cheaper to re-define “bad”.

My comment needs to be rewritten, or something. Have a real tweet.

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mmmirele  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:24:37pm

re: #46 Hecuba’s daughter

The minutes of the meeting included these lines:

That appears to be the core of their objection for a book to be assigned to 8th graders. It’s not the discussion of the Holocaust or that the book is effective in teaching children about the horrors of this monstrous crime but that it includes profanity, vulgarity, nudity.

Life is full of profanity, vulgarity and nudity.

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:26:28pm

re: #54 mmmirele

Life is full of profanity, vulgarity and nudity.

“You’ll get all that at home, just like I had to.”

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calochortus  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:26:57pm

re: #51 jaunte

Here, let us highlight the parts we want you to giggle about.

My Sophomore English teacher thoughtfully printed out all the “dirty bits” that were cut from our copies of Romeo and Juliet. They were helpfully indicated in the book’s text with a line of asterisks where something had been eliminated to preserve our purity of mind. She also said she’d be happy to explain any references we weren’t familiar with. Therefore, “The bawdy hand of the dial is now upon the prick of noon” is right up there in my memory along with “Thus, with a kiss, I die.”

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Decatur Deb  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:27:14pm

re: #54 mmmirele

Life is full of profanity, vulgarity and nudity.

I guess “The Aristocrats” is just not going to make the statewide TN HS talent bowl.

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:29:17pm

Tell the kids that Maus is forbidden, and they’ll be smuggling copies across county lines.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:29:32pm

re: #50 calochortus

Have any of these people actually met an 8th grader?

These are people who don’t want their children to learn about the horrors of slavery — torture, rape, murder. They don’t want their children to learn about Jim Crow or discrimination. They don’t want their children to learn the reality of our history, only whitewashed fantasies.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:30:04pm

re: #56 calochortus

My Sophomore English teacher thoughtfully printed out all the “dirty bits” that were cut from our copies of Romeo and Juliet. They were helpfully indicated in the book’s text with a line of asterisks where something had been eliminated to preserve our purity of mind. She also said she’d be happy to explain any references we weren’t familiar with. Therefore, “The bawdy hand of the dial is now upon the prick of noon” is right up there in my memory along with “Thus, with a kiss, I die.”

Our seminary was “delicate” about stocking the library, but Lysistrata slipped through. I mean, who reads the classics?

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:30:22pm
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William Lewis  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:33:04pm

re: #46 Hecuba’s daughter

The minutes of the meeting included these lines:

That appears to be the core of their objection for a book to be assigned to 8th graders. It’s not the discussion of the Holocaust or that the book is effective in teaching children about the horrors of this monstrous crime but that it includes profanity, vulgarity, nudity.

They don’t want them to see drawings of anthropomorphic cats and mice to teach about the horrors of history? They’d really hate it if I told them about some of the worst days of the US Army’s history with pictures like these:

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EPR-radar  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:33:26pm

re: #56 calochortus

My Sophomore English teacher thoughtfully printed out all the “dirty bits” that were cut from our copies of Romeo and Juliet. They were helpfully indicated in the book’s text with a line of asterisks where something had been eliminated to preserve our purity of mind. She also said she’d be happy to explain any references we weren’t familiar with. Therefore, “The bawdy hand of the dial is now upon the prick of noon” is right up there in my memory along with “Thus, with a kiss, I die.”

These attempts to bowdlerize literature are always absurd. I had a real potty mouth in 3rd fricken grade, so it isn’t as if school literature is going to teach kids any words they don’t already know.

But it is amusing how “bowdlerize” got into the language. Mr. Bowdler was a Victorian man who had the misfortune to actually read the Bible. After recovering from a 3 month case of the vapors, his main project in life was to produce a bible free of vulgarity etc.

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calochortus  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:33:28pm

re: #59 Hecuba’s daughter

These are people who don’t want their children to learn about the horrors of slavery — torture, rape, murder. They don’t want their children to learn about Jim Crow or discrimination. They don’t want their children to learn the reality of our history, only whitewashed fantasies.

I know, and I’d personally go easy on descriptions of torture and the like at that age. A lot of kids might be OK with it, but I’m still disturbed by things I read about when I was considerably older than that. It shouldn’t be whitewashed precisely, but no loving descriptions of being slowly burned alive or whatever, just that people were cruelly and painfully maimed and killed or whatever.

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:35:55pm

That didn’t take long.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:35:56pm
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Decatur Deb  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:36:01pm

re: #64 calochortus

I know, and I’d personally go easy on descriptions of torture and the like at that age. A lot of kids might be OK with it, but I’m still disturbed by things I read about when I was considerably older than that. It shouldn’t be whitewashed precisely, but no loving descriptions of being slowly burned alive, just that people were cruelly and painfully maimed and killed or whatever.

Then you’d really want to skip Catholic gradeschool “Lives of the Saints”.

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William Lewis  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:36:42pm

re: #60 Decatur Deb

Our seminary was “delicate” about stocking the library, but Lysistrata slipped through. I mean, who reads the classics?

“Antigone” is able to teach a few lessons that I’m sure that school board would be shocked by.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:38:27pm

re: #68 William Lewis

“Antigone” is able to teach a few lessons that I’m sure that school board would be shocked by.

“There will be other fields for his plow.”

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calochortus  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:39:40pm

re: #67 Decatur Deb

Then you’d really want to skip Catholic gradeschool “Lives of the Saints”.

Yes, Yes I would. I have an overactive imagination.

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stpaulbear  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:41:06pm

re: #66 Charles Johnson

The simple backwoods life. People are crazy for living in a big city.

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calochortus  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:42:38pm

Ahh, I see my brother’s car pulling into the driveway. Hadn’t expected him quite this early, but I suppose it would be rude to keep up the conversation here while he visits.

Hasta mañana, all.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:43:04pm

People with terrible judgement have no idea that they have terrible judgement.

Christopher Key, urine drinking Alabama anti-vaxxer, says he doesn’t need driver’s license: ‘I am a free man’ (al.com)

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EPR-radar  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:44:13pm

re: #73 Punish Domestic Terrorists

This guy went full clown.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:44:40pm

re: #73 Punish Domestic Terrorists

People with terrible judgement have no idea that they have terrible judgement.

[Embedded content]

Christopher Key, urine drinking Alabama anti-vaxxer, says he doesn’t need driver’s license: ‘I am a free man’ (al.com)

Does the roof of that car have a Confederate flag on it?

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stpaulbear  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:46:48pm

re: #74 EPR-radar

This guy went full clown.

At least he didn’t put an apostrophe in ‘vaccines’ over the front wheel well.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:48:12pm

re: #75 The Pie Overlord!

Does the roof of that car have a Confederate flag on it?

Nope, something with text on a red field from my screen.

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EPR-radar  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:49:01pm

re: #76 stpaulbear

At least he didn’t put an apostrophe in ‘vaccines’ over the front wheel well.

On the other hand, hyphenating vaccine-police is almost as bad as abusing an apostrophe in a plural.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:50:18pm

re: #75 The Pie Overlord!

Does the roof of that car have a Confederate flag on it?

From what I can see, it’s possible.
While looking for another picture of the car, Google brought up an article from earlier this month. This guy should be on a locked ward.
‘Vaccine Police’ Leader Traveling Country With Flamethrower Jailed for Trespassing (The Daily Beast)

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:51:26pm

re: #66 Charles Johnson

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:54:27pm
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wrenchwench  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:57:55pm

re: #80 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Not exactly El Chapo quality. El Chapo had a train in one of his.

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Jay C  Jan 26, 2022 • 7:58:25pm

re: #77 Decatur Deb

Nope, something with text on a red field from my screen.

If you expand the photo a bit, you can see the blue X of the Dixie Swastika: no surprise.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 26, 2022 • 8:06:06pm

re: #83 Jay C

If you expand the photo a bit, you can see the blue X of the Dixie Swastika: no surprise.

So we have a Dukes of Hazzard fan.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 26, 2022 • 8:06:51pm
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Decatur Deb  Jan 26, 2022 • 8:06:52pm

re: #82 wrenchwench

Not exactly El Chapo quality. El Chapo had a train in one of his.

Chupacapra Choo-Choo

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Egregious Philbin  Jan 26, 2022 • 8:09:35pm

re: #9 DodgerFan1988

I read Maus many years ago. I read the article about some backward hick talibornagain county censoring this work and I cried. FFS, this is what Maus is about. Anyone that could, in good conscience ban this important piece of literature and art does not deserve the freedoms that America (still) has.

I’ve been in a bit of an existential funk, happens every year about this time, sick of it all, sick of working, sick of keeping up. We are seriously planning our escape to Costa Rica or Panama or Colombia for our retirement. We both can fly free on one of the world’s largest airlines, so, we rent the house that we own, and 6 months in CR, a few months or so in Ireland where I hold citizenship, and a few months a year at the house, which we hope to rent to friends…

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dat_said  Jan 26, 2022 • 8:09:36pm

Cost: $1.9B.
# of temp construction workers: 100
# of permanent employees: 30
Power used: 700 megawatts - likely enough to power all the homes for ND’s population of 750k

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2022 • 8:10:16pm
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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Jan 26, 2022 • 8:10:40pm

re: #84 Decatur Deb

So we have a Dukes of Hazzard fan.

The Text doesn’t say General Lee though. It’s General something, but I cant make out the second word.

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2022 • 8:11:04pm

Yes, Joe Rogan is, in fact, a racist.

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EPR-radar  Jan 26, 2022 • 8:11:05pm

re: #88 dat_said

What a fucking waste. That right there is a crime against nature.

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Jan 26, 2022 • 8:12:49pm

re: #90 Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion

That said, it’s not a Charger or Challenger either. It’s a Mustang, and like a 20 year old one at that.

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wrenchwench  Jan 26, 2022 • 8:15:49pm

re: #91 jaunte

Yes, Joe Rogan is, in fact, a racist.

Michael Twitty would make a great Supreme Court Justice.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 26, 2022 • 8:17:12pm

re: #88 dat_said

[Embedded content]

Cost: $1.9B.
# of temp construction workers: 100
# of permanent employees: 30
Power used: 700 megawatts - likely enough to power all the homes for ND’s population of 750k

Williston was a fracking boomtown (now a ghost town).

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Sherlock Hound  Jan 26, 2022 • 8:19:28pm

re: #15 William Lewis

Plus “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns” and “God Loves; Man Kills” but yeah, those were some of the first great ones.

I’m awaiting the Francophone take. Francophone comics are the industry we would have had if the 1950’s hysteria had never happened. Bandes-dessinées are a HUGE thing in Francophone-land. It’s as big as manga, and a culture few Anglos know about. Trust me, they follow American comics.

I am CERTAIN that this makes the news in France.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 26, 2022 • 8:23:47pm

Those Repug school boards will certainly want to ban the rank work of pornography that includes this passage, which I have on good authority is found in many school libraries:

There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.

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EstebanTornado1963  Jan 26, 2022 • 8:24:44pm

Guess that DUNT Meghan McCain is trending on twitter after she called Biden a moron. This after Biden had the humility and grace to comfort this little bitch on the view after her daddy died.

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William Lewis  Jan 26, 2022 • 8:27:43pm

re: #97 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Those Repug school boards will certainly want to ban the rank work of pornography that includes this passage, which I have on good authority is found in many school libraries:

Not to mention:

Your two breasts are like two fawns,
twins of a gazelle,
that graze among the lilies.
Until the day breathes
and the shadows flee,
I will go away to the mountain of myrrh
and the hill of frankincense.
You are altogether beautiful, my love;
there is no flaw in you.

(No, I never bought the metaphor theory. That’s flat-out erotica.)

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EstebanTornado1963  Jan 26, 2022 • 8:29:42pm

Here’s the video

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 26, 2022 • 8:44:39pm

re: #100 EstebanTornado1963

Here’s the video

[Embedded content]

Her husband, Ben Domenech, is just another RW hatchet man, who is the co-founder of the rag The Federalist.. It would not be surprising if he has influenced her attitudes in the wrong direction.

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2022 • 8:52:54pm
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ckkatz  Jan 26, 2022 • 9:07:51pm

Have not yet verified… But if this is true…

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Teukka  Jan 26, 2022 • 9:09:49pm

re: #103 ckkatz

Have not yet verified… But if this is true…

Juliet. Foxtrot. Charlie. Over.

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wrenchwench  Jan 26, 2022 • 9:09:50pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 26, 2022 • 9:32:54pm

Yeah, it’s the NY Pest but the story is solidly sourced.
School district denies litter boxes for students identifying as ‘furries’

A Michigan school district has debunked a wild claim that a school provided litter boxes for students who identified as “furries” — people who dress up as anthropomorphic animals. A Facebook post detailing the hilarious rumor is blowing up online.

“There is no truth whatsoever to this false statement/accusation!” wrote Michael E. Sharrow, the superintendent for Midland Public Schools, near Detroit, which was accused of the bizarre concession at a Dec. 20 board meeting.

Among those who fell for the hoax was
the co-chair of the Michigan Republican Party, who posted a statement praising the nutburger parent who made the allegation at a school board meeting.

Parent heroes will TAKE BACK our schools.”

The parent, one Lisa Hansen, also claimed that the litter boxes were part of a nefarious national agenda. Of course.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 26, 2022 • 9:40:21pm

Wordle 222 3/6

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guessed correctly on 2nd line and it worked!

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ckkatz  Jan 26, 2022 • 9:40:27pm

Tactically, all the pictures I see of Ukrainian military in the Donetsk trenches stomping around and half exposed, ***LIKE IN THE FREAKING PICTURE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE ARTICLE*** give me real heartburn. Those who can be seen can be killed. And not just by Russian riflemen firing line of sight from insurgent fixed positions.

After years of this, I would have thought that these folks would have figured this out by now.

I suspect that a certain former Infantry First Sergeant has even more colorful thoughts.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 26, 2022 • 9:45:39pm

re: #108 ckkatz

I’d be wearing a lot more white in the snow.

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Jan 26, 2022 • 9:46:27pm
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Sherlock Hound  Jan 26, 2022 • 9:54:30pm

re: #110 Grunthos the Flatulent

Wee the People?

“If micturation is banned, then only criminals micturate!” Or something.
///

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William Lewis  Jan 26, 2022 • 9:56:19pm

re: #108 ckkatz

Id wonder if it wasn’t being posed that way for the cameras. Been to much shooting for them not to be knowledgeable about cover and concealment. Properly tactical troops don’t look Hollywood.

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ckkatz  Jan 26, 2022 • 9:59:01pm

re: #112 William Lewis

Id wonder if it wasn’t being posed that way for the cameras. Been to much shooting for them not to be knowledgeable about cover and concealment. Properly tactical troops don’t look Hollywood.

Good point. Correct tactical procedure is not photogenic unless the scenery itself is.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 26, 2022 • 10:11:59pm

Had 3 possible choices for line 3 — and guessed right!

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stpaulbear  Jan 26, 2022 • 10:23:50pm

Wordle 222 4/6

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Done and I can go to bed now.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 26, 2022 • 10:25:22pm

Sigh. It would be nice if Anymouse and Joe Bacon would reconsider and return to our conversation here. But FB also seems to have significantly fewer exchanges these days than a couple years ago. Maybe there is a reduced interest in discussions on social media or perhaps the center of attention has switched to other platforms.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 26, 2022 • 10:28:20pm

This thread…..

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ckkatz  Jan 26, 2022 • 10:35:03pm

re: #116 Hecuba’s daughter

Sigh. It would be nice if Anymouse and Joe Bacon would reconsider and return to our conversation here. But FB also seems to have significantly fewer exchanges these days than a couple years ago. Maybe there is a reduced interest in discussions on social media or perhaps the center of attention has switched to other platforms.

Yes, engagement levels have dropped significantly across all media, including social media since tfg left. Folks are no longer doomscrolling while they sit terrified, worrying about what that clown show was going to do next to kill them.

Some outlets, particularly on the right, are trying rage farming to keep engagement levels up. I guess that their theory is that while it may be bad for the country, it’s great for faux’s bottom line.

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Cheechako  Jan 26, 2022 • 10:43:31pm

Last second save:

Wordle 221 6/6

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Dave In Austin  Jan 26, 2022 • 10:50:03pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 26, 2022 • 10:59:31pm

re: #120 Dave In Austin

Looking at Fox Twitter, is this about cakes for gay weddings? This hateful attitude is what taught me Christianity is BS.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 26, 2022 • 10:59:59pm

re: #106 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Maddock is the Michigan GQP co-chair who praised the crazy cat litter lady for making the furry litter box allegation at a school board meeting.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 26, 2022 • 11:00:04pm

Ah, it is, tweet didn’t render.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 26, 2022 • 11:02:33pm

re: #117 Dave In Austin

GMTA

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EstebanTornado1963  Jan 26, 2022 • 11:09:19pm

Here’s my d**k pic
Wordle 221 5/6

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Sherlock Hound  Jan 26, 2022 • 11:47:53pm

re: #116 Hecuba’s daughter

Sigh. It would be nice if Anymouse and Joe Bacon would reconsider and return to our conversation here. But FB also seems to have significantly fewer exchanges these days than a couple years ago. Maybe there is a reduced interest in discussions on social media or perhaps the center of attention has switched to other platforms.

I relied on Anymouse to comment on Disabled Twitter, but I guess it’s on me now.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2022 • 12:32:31am

re: #9 DodgerFan1988

“Critical Race Reich Theory”

“Let us not fixate on concentration camps and occupying other countries and focus instead on advances the Nazis made in space travel, Autobahns and of course all the medical research especially pediatrics…”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2022 • 12:37:17am

re: #30 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Carlson digs the brown shirts that the M&Ms wear…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2022 • 12:44:07am

re: #67 Decatur Deb

Then you’d really want to skip Catholic gradeschool “Lives of the Saints”.

That is something I recall from my childhood; the Roman Catholic kids on our block coming back from catechism class and telling us they learned about how Peter was crucified upside down, Andrew on an X-shaped cross, St Sebastian shot full of arrows, St. Bartholomew flayed alive, etc., and wondering what kind of fucking sick death cult teaches that kind of stuff to kids…

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 27, 2022 • 12:45:59am

* - I guess that’s censored!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2022 • 12:48:26am

re: #103 ckkatz

“George Soros is waging cultural and political warfare on the West, but he’s met his match in Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.”

Soros is the new Goldstein?

132
RinaX  Jan 27, 2022 • 12:48:27am

Got it in three today!

Wordle 222 3/6

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 27, 2022 • 12:55:05am
134
Dr Lizardo  Jan 27, 2022 • 12:58:36am

re: #131 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Soros is the new Goldstein?

Soros is just RW shorthand for “IT’S THE JOOOOOOZ, MAN!!”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2022 • 1:00:47am

re: #134 Dr Lizardo

Soros is just RW shorthand for “IT’S THE JOOOOOOZ, MAN!!”

And any millionaire whose entire goal in life is not to amass even more millions (obviously suspect).

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 27, 2022 • 1:05:11am

re: #85 Dave In Austin

TikTok has a million videos like that and I love every one. Not usually tap dancing, that was a first, but pairs or triples dancing in time. I get lost on TikTok sometimes because of those dancing videos.

137
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 27, 2022 • 1:09:02am

I had a dream last night about this starting word. Honest, a dream. And that word gave me 4 letters. Weird, eh?

Wordle 222 2/6

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 27, 2022 • 1:27:11am

I’d go to church just to hear Maria Muldaur sing gospel music.

YouTube

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jan 27, 2022 • 1:56:17am
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Decatur Deb  Jan 27, 2022 • 2:55:31am

re: #137 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I had a dream last night about this starting word. Honest, a dream. And that word gave me 4 letters. Weird, eh?

Wordle 222 2/6

🟩🟩🟨🟨⬛
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

I often used to wake up with the solution to a mundane work issue in my head. Our brains must process on ‘idle’ all night.

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2020 Blue Wisconsin  Jan 27, 2022 • 2:56:21am

Wordle 222 4/6

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Decatur Deb  Jan 27, 2022 • 3:04:48am

re: #139 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

There was a Top 40 version of that around 1952, fond of it ever since. This is a very good recent version, even with the NATO accent:

Sissel Kyrkjebø - Shenandoah - 2001

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2022 • 3:13:03am

re: #142 Decatur Deb

There was a Top 40 version of [Shenandoah] around 1952, fond of it ever since. This is a very good recent version, even with the NATO accent:

Went with my dad to see the movie with Jimmy Stewart.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 27, 2022 • 3:21:52am

On his birthday, a bunch of Harvard Business School faculty having their way with Mozart.

Dave Brubeck Quartet - “Blue Rondo à la Turk,” live

(There are cleaner, shorter versions on YT, but this film in a 50’s club setting is the source document for “Cool Jazz”)

145
Eventual Carrion  Jan 27, 2022 • 3:39:31am

Took 5 this morning. Thought I had it on my 3rd guess, then was sure I had it on my 4th guess, but I was mistaken.

Wordle 222 5/6

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 27, 2022 • 3:41:05am

Well, here is a really good article. Give it a read.

Why does COVID-19 keep mutating to require new vaccines while smallpox, mumps, polio, etc. don’t?

Hi Chicago Motorcycle Explorer

An excellent question, to which you’ve already had some good answers. And, of course, the usual primeval slime from anti-vaxxers claiming that “viruses don’t mutate”[1] or asking “why would the virus mutate in the unvaxed?”[2]

One correction. The virus (SARS-CoV-2) keeps mutating. The disease it causes is COVID-19.

At the end, there’s a really short answer, but this won’t be a short post. I first need to explore why the above anti-vax statements are so deeply wrong. Then only can I answer your question properly. Let’s dig a bit deeper.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2022 • 3:45:48am

re: #146 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

everybody’s expert opinion should be equal!!!

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EPR-radar  Jan 27, 2022 • 3:47:36am

re: #147 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

everybody’s expert opinion should be equal!!!

Yes, the views of a drunk pig-face at the pub on covid are equal in value to the views of experts in the field. /s

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 27, 2022 • 4:01:53am

re: #148 EPR-radar

Yes, the views of a drunk pig-face at the pub on covid are equal in value to the views of experts in the field. /s

The one that killed me was this moron at sorryantivaxxer (whom, btw, is in need of a kidney transplant but refuses to vax, so at Stage 4, he is taking himself off the top of the transplant list…yeah, Dr. Dumbass, smooth move) talking to some other moron from OAN and Dr. Dumbass was saying the people at Johns Hopkins didn’t know shit and Dr. Dumbass should be the one anyone listens to. And Dr. Dumbass couldn’t pronounce myocarditis.

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William Lewis  Jan 27, 2022 • 4:10:15am

re: #144 Decatur Deb

On his birthday, a bunch of Harvard Business School faculty having their way with Mozart.

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Video

(There are cleaner, shorter versions on YT, but this film in a 50’s club setting is the source document for “Cool Jazz”)

MMmm. Beautiful composition, even if unrealted Wolfie. Love this track from the same album:

Dave Brubeck - Kathy’s Waltz

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 27, 2022 • 4:11:37am

Wordle 222 5/6

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🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

I thought that guess 4 was a 50/50, but looking back at it, I actually had a 1/3 chance of guessing the correct word, and very well could’ve gone to 6 with another bad guess.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 27, 2022 • 4:27:54am

re: #54 mmmirele

Life is full of profanity, vulgarity and nudity.

And the nudity was a purposeful part of the degradation being inflicted. The hang-ups some of these people have (or claim to have*) just gush over into a froth of self-righteousness. Which only extends to limiting what others can do since God will forgive any excesses they happen to indulge in themselves.

* - Since all this seems to be part and parcel GOP/religious conservatism that is in an upswing right now I have doubts about what these people really believe. And the book banning stuff is constant and continual in any case.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 27, 2022 • 4:36:42am

re: #80 jaunte

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Isn’t that where we found Saddam Hussein hiding?

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No Malarkey!  Jan 27, 2022 • 4:42:13am

NASA’s Curiosity Rover found a type of carbon that on Earth is usually associated with biological processes. But it could be caused by something else. news.yahoo.com

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Belafon  Jan 27, 2022 • 4:53:05am
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Belafon  Jan 27, 2022 • 4:55:04am

Don’t blame the hamster:

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 27, 2022 • 4:56:16am

re: #89 jaunte

[Embedded content]

And Spotify chose him over Neil Young. Fuck them.

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Belafon  Jan 27, 2022 • 4:57:47am
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Belafon  Jan 27, 2022 • 4:58:22am
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Dave In Austin  Jan 27, 2022 • 4:59:37am
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darthstar  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:00:13am

re: #159 Belafon

WHO’S GONNA DRIVE OUR SHIPS??!!?

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:02:18am

re: #161 darthstar

WHO’S GONNA DRIVE OUR SHIPS??!!?

Yea. Out of about 350,000 active duty personnel.

We are definitely shooting ourselves in the head by dumping 23 sailors.

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William Lewis  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:06:58am

re: #157 GlutenFreeJesus

And Spotify chose him over Neil Young. Fuck them.

It did one good thing: Made me decide to delete the Spotify app and get a Pandora subscription instead ;)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:09:47am

re: #148 EPR-radar

Yes, the views of a drunk pig-face at the pub on covid are equal in value to the views of experts in the field. /s

only Deep-State, Soros-paid eleitists in the pockets of Big Pharma see it otherwise.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:10:22am

Local library system did a one-day donation drive for the bookstore run by their friends of the library organization.

7500 books donated. And over 1000 CDs, audio books, and puzzles.

I took over five boxes of books myself from my “I don’t plan on reading this again” pile. Was most of my remaining American Civil War history books and also a bunch of science fiction stuff.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:10:43am

re: #158 Belafon

The Worldometer daily updates are adequate for keeping casual track of the disease history. For Army work, we had to use erratically-collected data, and learned that consistency was more important than accuracy. It’s OK to be wrong as long as you know the data is wrong and the wrongness is not changing rapidly.

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Mike Lamb  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:13:35am

re: #155 Belafon

Or, looked at another way, the men who survived Vietnam, came back to find their country and govt was treating them like shit, are now dying in drives from COVID, in many cases because their govt (mostly local) and parts of the country are treating them like shit.

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William Lewis  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:13:52am

re: #163 William Lewis

It did one good thing: Made me decide to delete the Spotify app and get a Pandora subscription instead ;)

Ya know, I wonder… Oh. “spotifycares” Heh.

Just to let you know that due to your support of the liar Rogan, I have deleted the Spotify app and purchased a premium subscription to Pandora instead. Have a nice day.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:17:01am

I wish her well! Yolanda Vega retires!

Hers was the voice that could tell you the numbers that meant you didn’t have to go to work the next day — or ever again.

And now Yolanda Vega, the longtime face of the New York Lottery, has retired after more than three decades of helping others do the same.

Known for her trademark introduction — “I’m Yooooolaaaaaaaanda Vega!” — and for being the face of many life-changing checks, the Empire State icon’s last day was on Monday after 32 years on the job.

nypost.com

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lawhawk  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:18:08am

re: #159 Belafon

23 out of over 330,000. That’s not even worth a rounding error and barely a blip in regular turnover.

Mind you (and I know you already know this), but the Navy has had several on-board outbreaks of covid, which have scuttled missions, including the USS Theodore Roosevelt (a big stick - aircraft carrier) and several other ships. Vaccinations are essential to readiness and ability to deploy worldwide.

Those refusing to vaccinate are undermining our military readiness.

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darthstar  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:18:54am

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Belafon  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:19:37am
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:20:42am

re: #170 lawhawk

23 out of over 330,000. That’s not even worth a rounding error and barely a blip in regular turnover.

Mind you (and I know you already know this), but the Navy has had several on-board outbreaks of covid, which have scuttled missions, including the USS Theodore Roosevelt (a big stick - aircraft carrier) and several other ships. Vaccinations are essential to readiness and ability to deploy worldwide.

Those refusing to vaccinate are undermining our military readiness.

And I think this will be a constant trickle.

Acquaintance of mine in the USAF says that there is a couple of guys at the base who have refused vaccination and are essentially confined to quarters while they process the paperwork to get them discharged. And that process is going to take multiple months for some reason.

And he says one of them should not have gotten into the USAF in the first place given some behaviors that he has seen.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:21:09am

re: #170 lawhawk

23 out of over 330,000. That’s not even worth a rounding error and barely a blip in regular turnover.

Mind you (and I know you already know this), but the Navy has had several on-board outbreaks of covid, which have scuttled missions, including the USS Theodore Roosevelt (a big stick - aircraft carrier) and several other ships. Vaccinations are essential to readiness and ability to deploy worldwide.

Those refusing to vaccinate are undermining our military readiness.

Would you like to guess how many soldiers, sailors, and airmen went out the door for pissing positive for weed?

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darthstar  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:22:13am

re: #163 William Lewis

It did one good thing: Made me decide to delete the Spotify app and get a Pandora subscription instead ;)

I’ve been on Pandora for several years now. Thought about adding Spotify because I’ve built a big list of classic rock songs on my favorites list on Peloton.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:22:19am

re: #172 Belafon

I hope a lot more artists follow his example.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:25:33am

re: #176 No Malarkey!

I hope a lot more artists follow his example.

I think it would take a coalition to get Spotify to even think about ditching Rogan. I love Neil, but Joe Rogan gets way the hell more listens on Spotify than Neil Young.

I understand the corporate thinking behind Spotifys decision though I suspect their response might be different if names like Adele, Justin Bieber, Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish made similar threats.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:27:30am

For those worried about Manchin and Sinema voting against Biden’s SCOTUS nominee, Biden got 42 federal judges confirmed his first year, the most in decades, and neither one of them voted no on any of them. Collins, Murkowski and Graham also voted for most of Biden’s nominees. My guess is that Harris won’t have to cast a tie breaking vote to confirm Biden’s pick. fivethirtyeight.com

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steve_davis  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:27:34am

re: #121 Dread Pirate Ron

Looking at Fox Twitter, is this about cakes for gay weddings? This hateful attitude is what taught me Christianity is BS.

Again, because this keeps coming up: it ISN’T CHRISTIANITY. If you want to bust evangelical and charismatic/Pentecostals, please go right ahead. But Orthodox Christian sects are not going into court trying to stop gay people from getting wedding cakes. Please stop conflating Christianity with bible thumping yahoos.

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William Lewis  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:28:46am

re: #174 Decatur Deb

Would you like to guess how many soldiers, sailors, and airmen went out the door for pissing positive for weed?

So many good troops wasted…

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No Malarkey!  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:30:32am

re: #180 William Lewis

So many good troops wasted…

Or how many got discharged for being LGBTQ+

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No Malarkey!  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:31:26am

re: #179 steve_davis

Again, because this keeps coming up: it ISN’T CHRISTIANITY. If you want to bust evangelical and charismatic/Pentecostals, please go right ahead. But Orthodox Christian sects are not going into court trying to stop gay people from getting wedding cakes. Please stop conflating Christianity with bible thumping yahoos.

You mean Christianity isn’t about hating the right people?/

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darthstar  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:32:08am

Sad trombone.

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darthstar  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:33:40am

re: #183 darthstar

Sad trombone.

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Ha! Crypto fail

When the auction for the three items — a custom, wide-brimmed white hat worn by Trump during an official White House state visit, a watercolor of Trump wearing the hat and a non-fungible token (NFT) of the illustration with animation — ended Wednesday night, there appeared to only have been five total bids on the auction items, each around the minimum requirement of 1,800 Solana tokens, the cryptocurrency selected by Trump as the only way for interested buyers to pay.

While the minimum requirement of Solana tickets was met, the $250,000 threshold wasn’t met because over the last two weeks, almost the entirety of the auction, the crypto market has taken a massive dive, with values of various currencies falling 20, 30 or even 40%, as was the case with Solana (SOL.)

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No Malarkey!  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:34:14am

Covid deaths in the last day in the U.S. exceed 4,000, approaching the record hit a year ago of over 4,400. coronavirus.jhu.edu

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:36:21am

re: #179 steve_davis

Again, because this keeps coming up: it ISN’T CHRISTIANITY. If you want to bust evangelical and charismatic/Pentecostals, please go right ahead. But Orthodox Christian sects are not going into court trying to stop gay people from getting wedding cakes. Please stop conflating Christianity with bible thumping yahoos.

I think one reason this is happening is that there is little/no reporting of Orthodox Christian sects speaking out about how bible thumping yahoos are making them look bad. And I don’t recall seeing any of them say that the yahoos are not Christians.

And this is an insidious poisoning of Christianity as a whole. If the public face of Christianity in the media is the constant stream of what the yahoos are saying (screaming) about then it is slowly going to make everyone associate Christianity itself as these people and not the Orthodox groups.

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dat_said  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:39:46am

re: #183 darthstar

Sad trombone.

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As with the latest auction, Trump’s website states a part of the proceeds from the sales will go towards a charity to help foster children.

Numerous requests by CNN to Trump’s office asking for clarity on the exact portion have gone unanswered.

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Belafon  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:41:06am

This is sad: the voice actor who did Charlie Brown in the 60s took his own life last week. He had been battling mental illness.

fox5sandiego.com

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sagehen  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:41:39am

re: #182 No Malarkey!

You mean Christianity isn’t about hating the right people?/

Some denominations only.

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steve_davis  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:41:49am

In other news, three Texas brothers beat their sex perv stepdad to death after he touched their step sister inappropriately, causing her to tell her mother. Bastard had been wanted for three years on sex crime warrant related to another girl. Good lads! I think this is probably one where the prosecution will be better off just saying “we’ll drop the assault and capital murder charges if you’ll plead guilty to having the rolling paper and the partially used blunt….what’s that Miss Watson? Ah….I am informed that the blunt is no longer partially used, and that Miss Watson highly recommends the vintage….”

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:43:14am

re: #187 dat_said

As with the latest auction, Trump’s website states a part of the proceeds from the sales will go towards a charity to help foster children.

Numerous requests by CNN to Trump’s office asking for clarity on the exact portion have gone unanswered.

Isn’t the tRump clan forbidden from doing any “charities” anymore?

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darthstar  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:43:41am

First two were pulled from my ass guesses. Third was a consonant eliminator throw away. Last two were two of maybe six possibilities.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:43:53am

re: #185 No Malarkey!

Covid deaths in the last day in the U.S. exceed 4,000, approaching the record hit a year ago of over 4,400. coronavirus.jhu.edu

By the end of the day, we’ll be over 900 000 officially reported deaths since the start of the pandemic.

If we continue to track at 3000 plus deaths a day, we’ll be over a million officially about five weeks or six weeks from now.

No other countries reported even close to 1000 deaths yesterday (yes, I know some nations are completely goosing their official numbers).

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darthstar  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:44:36am

re: #187 dat_said

As with the latest auction, Trump’s website states a part of the proceeds from the sales will go towards a charity to help foster children.

Numerous requests by CNN to Trump’s office asking for clarity on the exact portion have gone unanswered.

If they just want to sell Barron they should say it. Renting him out isn’t going to work.

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steve_davis  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:44:51am

re: #186 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

I think one reason this is happening is that there is little/no reporting of Orthodox Christian sects speaking out about how bible thumping yahoos are making them look bad. And I don’t recall seeing any of them say that the yahoos are not Christians.

And this is an insidious poisoning of Christianity as a whole. If the public face of Christianity in the media is the constant stream of what the yahoos are saying (screaming) about then it is slowly going to make everyone associate Christianity itself as these people and not the Orthodox groups.

The orthodox sects are not in the habit of making pronouncements about what what the yahoos are doing as faux Christians. We burned the fuckers at the stake while that was legal, so you can’t say we haven’t made our opposition known.

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William Lewis  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:46:09am

re: #181 No Malarkey!

Or how many got discharged for being LGBTQ+

Far worse than with pot.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:47:09am

re: #193 Eclectic Cyborg

By the end of the day, we’ll be over 900 000 officially reported deaths since the start of the pandemic.

If we continue to track at 3000 plus deaths a day, we’ll be over a million officially about five weeks or six weeks from now.

No other countries reported even close to 1000 deaths yesterday (yes, I know some nations are completely goosing their official numbers).

80 million Americans are still unvaccinated, despite which the vaccines have saved over one million lives and prevented over ten million hospitalizations in the US alone. The antivaxxer grifters ought to be indicted for Crimes against Humanity, but of course they won’t be. vox.com

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Decatur Deb  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:48:00am

re: #184 darthstar

Ha! Crypto fail

as was the case with Solana (SOL.)

Portentious symbol, that.

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William Lewis  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:49:42am

re: #188 Belafon

This sad: the voice actor who did Charlie Brown in the 60s took his own life last week. He had been battling mental illness.

fox5sandiego.com

Very sad. Makes me think of this for some reason…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:49:51am

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Sherlock Hound  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:52:47am

re: #190 steve_davis

Things like that just make you go, “Welp, that’s that!”

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Sherlock Hound  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:55:18am

re: #199 William Lewis

Lucy didn’t kick ANYTHING anymore!

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darthstar  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:55:31am

Heh…

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lawhawk  Jan 27, 2022 • 5:55:56am

re: #193 Eclectic Cyborg

By the end of the day, we’ll be over 900 000 officially reported deaths since the start of the pandemic.

If we continue to track at 3000 plus deaths a day, we’ll be over a million officially about five weeks or six weeks from now.

No other countries reported even close to 1000 deaths yesterday (yes, I know some nations are completely goosing their official numbers).

And right wingers are simultaneously claiming that covid isn’t serious and that Biden has completely failed to stop covid, when it’s right wingers who have refused to follow protocols, refused to vaccinate, fight mandates every step of way, and then clog up hospitals with unvaccinated ppl who end up dying and burning out hospital staff, who are themselves getting sick from covid from all the exposures.

We’ve got vaccines, and GOPers also simultaneously want to credit Trump for them, and then refuse to take them, because Trump and GOPers refuse to do so- because “freedumb”.

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gocart mozart  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:02:51am
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Belafon  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:04:18am

After the Chief’s win on Sunday, a Twitter accounted related to the team’s fans urged them to donate $13 to a Buffalo children’s hospital. It’s actually now over $250k.

kansascity.com

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:04:29am

re: #205 gocart mozart

Rand, Free speech has nothing to do with Spotify, you stupid toad.

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Belafon  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:08:19am
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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:09:14am

Adele might have to sell one of her mansions after this.

Adele’s doomed Las Vegas set has been pictured for the first time after she pulled out of her Caesars Palace residency just hours before her first show was due to take place.

The singer, 33, tearfully announced that her show ‘just ain’t ready’ last week, amid claims she cancelled her highly-anticipated shows following a ‘furious row over a swimming pool stunt’ intended for her performance.

While she promised fans that the dates would be rescheduled - blaming Covid for the sudden cancellation - it seems increasingly unlikely her ‘Weekends with’ residency in Las Vegas will go ahead any time soon, if at all, as her sets were seen being removed from the venue.

It comes as country musician star Keith Urban, who is the husband of Nicole Kidman, announced he will now be playing weekends at Caesars Palace in late March and early April - when Adele had been scheduled to perform.

dailymail.co.uk

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lawhawk  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:10:10am

re: #208 Belafon

Grew up in NY and always had to pump gas unless at a full service pump. NJ is also a no-self-serve state. From accessibility standpoint, having someone else help fill the gas tank is useful, as is the jobs it creates.

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darthstar  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:10:17am

re: #207 Eclectic Cyborg

Rand, Free speech has nothing to do with Spotify, you stupid toad.

He’s trying to score points with the seditionist voting bloc and still sound like he’s hip at the same time by liking one song.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:10:27am

re: #208 Belafon

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:11:26am

People can be such spoil sports!

Twitter has suspended a bot account that was spoiling the solution to the next day’s Wordle, the wildly popular online word puzzle.

Wordle, which only offers one puzzle per day on its website, has amassed millions of players since it came online last October.

But the Twitter profile that called itself ‘The Wordlinator’ (@wordlinator) seemed determined to ruin the fun for players posting their scores.

It’s thought that the person behind the account found the upcoming winning words by simply looking at the Wordle web page’s source code.

dailymail.co.uk

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:13:21am

re: #210 lawhawk

Grew up in NY and always had to pump gas unless at a full service pump. NJ is also a no-self-serve state. From accessibility standpoint, having someone else help fill the gas tank is useful, as is the jobs it creates.

Yes, but I am always laughing (but I do help though!) when Jersyites meander to upstate NY and can’t figure out the gas pump.

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jeffreyw  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:15:47am

Good morning!

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:16:09am

So much for rugged individualism in Jersey!!!

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On a side note I always felt guilty getting cheaper full serve gas in New Jersey because It is always something I could do.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:16:53am
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Decatur Deb  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:18:09am

re: #214 Shropshire Slasher

Yes, but I am always laughing (but I do help though!) when Jersyites meander to upstate NY and can’t figure out the gas pump.

It is credibly reported that some Jersyites can not only pump gas, but siphon it despite anti-theft blocks.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:18:44am

re: #217 Patricia Kayden

You just had throw the “inflation” dig in there, didn’t you WaPo?

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gocart mozart  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:20:58am
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Dopamine Fish  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:24:12am
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Citizen K  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:25:50am
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lawhawk  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:26:27am

re: #217 Patricia Kayden

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lawhawk  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:27:35am

re: #220 gocart mozart

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:28:26am

re: #221 Dopamine Fish

She will want to average it out to a year or two in order to reestablish balance in the universe. Until the next Republican is elected POTUS.
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Dopamine Fish  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:30:43am

re: #225 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

She will want to average it out to a year or two in order to reestablish balance in the universe. Until the next Republican is elected POTUS.
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“THIS TIME” there is no need for any rush. Meaning that it’s important to rush the nominee when a Republican is in power, so that the will of the people is preserved, but not when a Democrat is in power, because that’s obviously not legitimate.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:32:04am
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Decatur Deb  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:34:17am

re: #226 Dopamine Fish

“THIS TIME” there is no need for any rush. Meaning that it’s important to rush the nominee when a Republican is in power, so that the will of the people is preserved, but not when a Democrat is in power, because that’s obviously not legitimate.

McConnell’s shameless gaming of the rules and customs for consent are the absolute proof that there is no sense in treating the GOP like a partner in governance. They are corrupt and show it with every monolithic vote.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:45:30am

Not only have I done self serve for most of my life, I still remember a time when you could pump your gas FIRST and pay after.

Damn thieves ruined all that. :(

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Dangerman  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:51:02am

american long hair cave cat.

cleaning crew in the house
strangers! no not really
vacuum!! yes, really

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:51:07am

re: #174 Decatur Deb

Would you like to guess how many soldiers, sailors, and airmen went out the door for pissing positive for weed?

I knew a Vietnam-era vet (he never served in ‘Nam) who says he got kicked out for putting LSD in the officers’ mess coffee and later setting the barracks room on fire.

He spent time in the brig, where he insisted on being treated as a POW, as he had “defected” to the North Vietnamese side.

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HRH Stanley Sea  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:51:44am

Only on 2nd cuppa, so not too bad.

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Mattand  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:52:58am

re: #222 Citizen K

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:54:35am

re: #217 Patricia Kayden

U.S. economy grew 5.7 percent in 2021, the fastest clip since 1984, creating jobs — and inflation — during pandemic’s second year

But 24 focus-group Bubbas are still economically anxious so it’s time to embrace fascism, xenophobia and theocracy.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:56:30am

re: #229 Eclectic Cyborg

Not only have I done self serve for most of my life, I still remember a time when you could pump your gas FIRST and pay after.

Damn thieves ruined all that. :(

Stewart’s shops here still let you do that, and don’t forget to try their amazing ice cream!!

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Dangerman  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:57:43am

re: #227 Dopamine Fish

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There’s a large body of people who are qualified for SCOTUS, you pick the one you want who clears that hurdle.

There’s no consistent standard by which conservatives can say Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett were each the most qualified person for the job.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:58:11am

re: #235 Shropshire Slasher

Stewart’s shops here still let you do that, and don’t forget to try their amazing ice cream!!

When my wife worked at a convenience store decades ago, drive offs came out of her pay.

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Dangerman  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:59:21am

re: #226 Dopamine Fish

“THIS TIME” there is no need for any rush. Meaning that it’s important to rush the nominee when a Republican is in power, so that the will of the people is preserved, but not when a Democrat is in power, because that’s obviously not legitimate.

we all know what it means…
real good chance tfg was about to be the ex president

biden’s got ‘three more years’

or some other idiocy like that

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nines09  Jan 27, 2022 • 6:59:48am

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Decatur Deb  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:00:25am

re: #235 Shropshire Slasher

Stewart’s shops here still let you do that, and don’t forget to try their amazing ice cream!!

You could probably do it at older-tech stations around here, but the big chains and the credit card machines would make it awkward. Our older friend used to go to the only full-service station in town, which was a mecca for the disabled and the inept. (They also sold her a half-pint of “gas conditioner” for about $10.)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:00:42am

re: #237 No Malarkey!

When my wife worked at a convenience store decades ago, drive offs came out of her pay.

I don’t think that’s legal. Now, or back then.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:01:36am

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Typo in line 5, AARGH! (No that is not the word)

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Dangerman  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:01:36am

re: #229 Eclectic Cyborg

Not only have I done self serve for most of my life, I still remember a time when you could pump your gas FIRST and pay after.

Damn thieves ruined all that. :(

Bikers pump their own gas in NJ and oregon

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Decatur Deb  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:02:46am

re: #243 Dangerman

Bikers pump their own gas in NJ and oregon

Yeah—they used to let me do that in Sussex Co, so they didn’t have to risk scratching the tank paint.

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Dangerman  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:04:39am

re: #238 Dangerman

we all know what it means…
real good chance tfg was about to be the ex president

biden’s got ‘three more years’

or some other idiocy like that

Eta: now explain Obama / Garland

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:05:38am

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:06:28am

There is still good in this world, watch the video. Smart kids saved three dogs.

This is the moment two boys rescued their neighbors’ dogs trapped inside a burning house on New Year’s Day.

Anthony Lombardi, 12, and Mario Comella, 13, were riding their bikes past their friend’s home in Coventry, Rhode Island, when they noticed fire alarms going off and barking coming from inside the property.

Footage captured on a doorbell camera shows the two boys approaching the house and opening the front door after being given the security code by their friend’s father.

Two dogs ran out of the house soon after the door was opened but Mario had to go into the property and release the third pet which was locked inside a crate.

dailymail.co.uk

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Dangerman  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:06:51am

re: #244 Decatur Deb

Yeah—they used to let me do that in Sussex Co, so they didn’t have to risk scratching the tank paint.

Or a drip.
Horrors!

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Decatur Deb  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:07:13am

re: #246 Punish Domestic Terrorists

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Looked at Wordle. It needs more Praetorians, Impi, and frigates.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:08:08am

re: #248 Dangerman

Or a drip.
Horrors!

Even there, they brought the nozzle to me, astride the bike.

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Dangerman  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:09:25am

re: #250 Decatur Deb

Even there, they brought the nozzle to me, astride the bike.

Ezzacto
Cause the auto shutoff doesn’t.

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wrenchwench  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:10:26am

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:10:34am

re: #249 Decatur Deb

Looks like a lot of us are making the same wrong guess before hitting the right word.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:11:00am

re: #245 Dangerman

Eta: now explain Obama / Garland

It was the tan suit and the French mustard…

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sagehen  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:11:49am

re: #219 Eclectic Cyborg

You just had throw the “inflation” dig in there, didn’t you WaPo?

The economy grew 5.7% last year. 6.9% rate for Q4. In the same time frame, my stocks grew 15%; so 7% inflation is no bother to the investment class.

Guess we know who’s capturing all that growth.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:11:50am

Here is how some guy in the UK is observing “Holocaust Memorial Day”

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Dangerman  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:11:53am
Because as the House select committee investigating the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021, starts to look into the origins of the scheme to send ‘alternate’ ballots to Congress from states narrowly won by Joe Biden, the 59 ersatz Trump electors who claimed to be “duly elected and qualified” could face federal charges ranging from election fraud to mail fraud, in addition to a range of state-level charges.”

Huffpo

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:13:15am

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Mattand  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:13:30am

re: #243 Dangerman

Bikers pump their own gas in NJ and oregon

So it turns out since 2020, Oregon allows self pumping*, but it’s essentially limited to the western part of the state: geo.maps.arcgis.com

So for better or worse, NJ is the only state left that bans customers pumping their own gas. That said, I did it on occasion when the station I was at was ridiculously busy.

*Phrasing

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Decatur Deb  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:15:05am

re: #258 The Pie Overlord!

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Dangerman  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:15:36am

You know you’re losing when you have to cite amnesty to confederate soldiers…

a lawyer for rep. madison cawthorn (r-nc) cited an 1872 congressional action granting amnesty to confederate soldiers to defend his own client’s eligibility for office,” tpm reports.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:16:09am

re: #146 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Well, here is a really good article. Give it a read.

Interesting, but why is Netanyahu in the rogue’s gallery? Didn’t he treat this seriously from the beginning? I have detested him for decades but this is not on him.

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Citizen K  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:16:17am

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:20:54am
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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:21:42am

Tucker Carlson, racist much?

Tucker Carlson has warned Biden’s Supreme Court pledge to install the court’s first black woman will end in ‘tribal warfare’.

On his show on Wednesday night, the Fox News host slammed Biden’s promise, made during his election campaign in 2020, as identity politics.

The host said Biden appeared to only take into consideration a nominees skin color, as opposed to their qualifications.

He also took aim at the nature of current Supreme Court justice Stephen Breyer’s resignation, pointing out that Bryer himself had not yet made an announcement and suggested that his hand had been forced.

Carlson’s comments came after the White House confirmed will keep his campaign promise to name a black woman to the Supreme Court, with an official retirement announcement from Bryer expected as early as today.

dailymail.co.uk

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:22:11am

re: #262 Hecuba’s daughter

One really interesting takeaway from that article:

In fact molnupiravir, one of the newer drugs that may be useful against SARS-CoV-2, does exactly this. It causes the virus to mutate so much, it can’t make faithful copies of itself, and dies out in the body. Mostly, anyway.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:22:15am

re: #264 The Pie Overlord!

Because white males have traditionally been at a disadvantage when it comes to Supreme Court nominations…

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:23:16am

“The very fabric of our society”

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:26:00am

re: #151 Dopamine Fish

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I was in the same situation on my guess 3 — and I guessed right!

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darthstar  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:27:08am

re: #257 Dangerman

Huffpo

Mail fraud…ooh, that’s a good one…20 years.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:27:23am

re: #267 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Because white males have traditionally been at a disadvantage when it comes to Supreme Court nominations…

They are the pariahs of American society these days.

/

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:28:16am

re: #268 The Pie Overlord!

“The very fabric of our society”

Again, this is fucking Disneyland PARIS doing this. FRANCE. Nothing to do with the U.S. except it involves an American company.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:28:49am

re: #183 darthstar

Sad trombone.

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Guess she’s stuck with her husband for awhile longer.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:31:36am

re: #272 Eclectic Cyborg

Again, this is fucking Disneyland PARIS doing this. FRANCE. Nothing to do with the U.S. except it involves an American company.

Doesn’t matter to Fox News; all that matters is keeping their viewers outraged.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:33:10am

Ukraine got a few of these, nice to see Saab making something!

NLAW (MBT LAW) - The tank killer you have not heard of

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:33:10am

re: #272 Eclectic Cyborg

Again, this is fucking Disneyland PARIS doing this. FRANCE. Nothing to do with the U.S. except it involves an American company.

My granddaughter will want that outfit. She loves everything about Minnie Mouse. She says Minnie is her favorite “Princess.”

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:33:13am

re: #178 No Malarkey!

For those worried about Manchin and Sinema voting against Biden’s SCOTUS nominee, Biden got 42 federal judges confirmed his first year, the most in decades, and neither one of them voted no on any of them. Collins, Murkowski and Graham also voted for most of Biden’s nominees. My guess is that Harris won’t have to cast a tie breaking vote to confirm Biden’s pick. fivethirtyeight.com

What’s to stop Hawley or Cruz from doing their thing and putting a hold on the nomination?

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Dangerman  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:34:04am

re: #264 The Pie Overlord!

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I considered everyone in my search, excluding no one.
I even considered you Rep. Sabatini.
Then I made my choice.

done.

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Dangerman  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:35:55am

re: #265 Shropshire Slasher

Tucker Carlson, racist much?

dailymail.co.uk

this line:

The host said Biden appeared to only take into consideration a nominees skin color, as opposed to their qualifications

‘appears’ to you.
because you dont have a direct pipeline to the prez or his chief of staff anymore

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No Malarkey!  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:36:12am

re: #277 Hecuba’s daughter

What’s to stop Hawley or Cruz from doing their thing and putting a hold on the nomination?

I would guess whatever it was that stopped Democratic Senators from putting a hold on Barrett’s nomination.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:36:55am

re: #268 The Pie Overlord!

“The very fabric of our society”

These people throw loud hissy fits when made-up characters no longer act or dress in the manner they approve.

In China, they change the endings of fictitious stories when they don’t follow Party policy.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:39:37am
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lizardofid  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:40:02am

re: #229 Eclectic Cyborg

Not only have I done self serve for most of my life, I still remember a time when you could pump your gas FIRST and pay after.

Damn thieves ruined all that. :(

I remember the first “pay at the pump” in our little town. (It took quarters)

Oh, good morning!

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:40:06am

re: #282 The Pie Overlord!

Why don’t you just fuck off. You’ve got enough to deal with concerning your pals, the Cyber Ninjas.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:40:52am

re: #220 gocart mozart

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Decatur Deb  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:43:07am

re: #281 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

These people throw loud hissy fits when made-up characters no longer act or dress in the manner they approve.

In China, they change the endings of fictitious stories when they don’t follow Party policy.

Teletubby accessories.

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Renaissance_Man  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:43:10am

re: #280 No Malarkey!

I would guess whatever it was that stopped Democratic Senators from putting a hold on Barrett’s nomination.

CNN?

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nines09  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:43:24am

Good day all.
No self serve gas in Jersey since forever.
So the stations can pay a salary/hours to an attendant and the prices are lower than in Pennsylvania.
Always amazed me.

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sagehen  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:43:45am

They seem qualified to me. Credentials galore.

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Mattand  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:45:18am

re: #288 nines09

Good day all.
No self serve gas in Jersey since forever.
So the stations can pay a salary/hours to an attendant and the prices are lower than in Pennsylvania.
Always amazed me.

We had an unusually low gas tax for years, which explains much of the difference.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:46:14am

re: #289 sagehen

They seem qualified to me. Credentials galore.

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But since Biden is only going to choose based on skin color, instead of vetting the candidates, he will play a game of “eenie, meenie, miinie, moe” to select his nominee./

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Decatur Deb  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:46:20am

re: #289 sagehen

They seem qualified to me. Credentials galore.

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Heh. Looking at the photos, one of them looked particularly suited for the USSC. Took a moment to see it—Jackson’s glasses.

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Belafon  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:47:14am

re: #289 sagehen

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darthstar  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:47:39am

re: #282 The Pie Overlord!

McConnell killed the filibuster for SCOTUS.

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nines09  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:49:31am

re: #290 Mattand

Been forever. I actually forgot a few years back and got out to pump and the guy rushed out to stop me. We laughed.
Gas is taxed differently state by state. But still…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:51:07am

re: #286 Decatur Deb

Teletubby accessories.

Toy potato gender

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:52:10am

re: #294 darthstar

McConnell killed the filibuster for SCOTUS.

I thought the filibuster was a vaunted Senate tradition that we should not tamper with…

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Belafon  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:52:30am

Even the conservative parents I did stuff with on the band props for marching season know their kids cuss at school:

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No Malarkey!  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:52:30am

Eric Deters is a disbarred attorney who continues to practice law in defiance of the Kentucky Supreme Court, so a natural for Trump’s endorsement.

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lizardofid  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:52:55am

re: #268 The Pie Overlord!

“The very fabric of our society”

If Minnie’s pantsuit had been white, their heads would have exploded.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:53:33am

re: #297 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I thought the filibuster was a vaunted Senate tradition that we should not tamper with…

IOKIYAR

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Mattand  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:54:08am

re: #295 nines09

Been forever. I actually forgot a few years back and got out to pump and the guy rushed out to stop me. We laughed.
Gas is taxed differently state by state. But still…

I always bristle at the “New Jerseyites are incapable of pumping their own gas” insult because most people here spend enough time in either PA or NY that at some point, you’re going to have buy gas in either state.

Plus, we do take car trips beyond this area on occasion, LOL.

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Dangerman  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:55:22am

re: #296 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Toy potato gender

the shoes of a cartoon character representing multi-colored button-shaped chocolate candy

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Dangerman  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:56:07am

re: #297 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I thought the filibuster was a vaunted Senate tradition that we should not tamper with…

well yeah - ‘we’ can’t

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No Malarkey!  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:56:11am

re: #302 Mattand

I always bristle at the “New Jerseyites are incapable of pumping their own gas” insult because most people here spend enough time in either PA or NY that at some point, you’re going to have buy gas in either state.

Plus, we do take car trips beyond this area on occasion, LOL.

Its not like its rocket science. Though that reminds me of a funny video I watched of teens trying to figure out how to make a call on a rotary phone.

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Belafon  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:56:26am
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Dangerman  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:57:22am

re: #298 Belafon

Even the conservative parents I did stuff with on the band props for marching season know their kids cuss at school:

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kids are curious and resourceful.
i hope this makes a lot of them want to find the book and read it

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bratwurst  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:57:26am

With Maddow moving on and the shitty “Morning Joe” brand expanding to night time this year, my days as an MSNBC viewer are about over.

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Belafon  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:57:49am

re: #302 Mattand

I always bristle at the “New Jerseyites are incapable of pumping their own gas” insult because most people here spend enough time in either PA or NY that at some point, you’re going to have buy gas in either state.

Plus, we do take car trips beyond this area on occasion, LOL.

The only two jokes I’ve ever heard about New Jersey are the one about exits and Chris Christie.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:58:37am

re: #282 The Pie Overlord!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2022 • 7:58:51am

re: #309 Belafon

The only two jokes I’ve ever heard about New Jersey are the one about exits and Chris Christie.

Guy and a girl are making out in his car. She cries out, “Kiss me where it stinks!”

So he drives her to New Jersey.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:00:30am

re: #307 Dangerman

Somewhat related rant:

One thing that has really started to fucking irk me are these assholes that think ANY depiction of the naked human body is “pornography” when in fact there are plenty of circumstances in which a person may be fully or partially naked that have NO sexual connotations whatsoever. A picture of a four year old in a bathtub can get someone accused of child porn these days. It’s gotten so out of hand.

Non-sexual nudity IS a thing and it’s fucking stupid to pretend like it doesn’t exist.

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nines09  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:01:08am

re: #302 Mattand

Jersey drivers can be incapable of doing many things but not being able to pump gas isn’t one of them.
I was at Red Rocks in Colorado a number of years back with my boys. We were hanging out in the parking lot having a few brews and tokes before the concert. Talking to people and just chilling and then my oldest boy jumps up as this car drives down the lane with Jersey plates and yells “LOOK OUT! IT’S A JERSEY DRIVER!”
The car stopped and we had a laugh with them.

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lizardofid  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:01:09am

re: #309 Belafon

The only two jokes I’ve ever heard about New Jersey are the one about exits and Chris Christie.

“The Meadowlands”

//

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:01:56am

re: #306 Belafon

As fewer and fewer people remember a historical event, it becomes less and less real and impactful, opening it up to absurd comparisons by those who’ve never had to live it. For example, I would imagine that in another 80 years, on the 100th anniversary of 9/11, if America is still a thing, most of the younger generations will be joking about it like it’s not a thing that was permanently etched in the minds of hundreds of millions of people at one point in history.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:02:47am

re: #315 Dopamine Fish

Think about how Pearl Harbor is perceived today.

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William Lewis  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:05:24am

re: #315 Dopamine Fish

As fewer and fewer people remember a historical event, it becomes less and less real and impactful, opening it up to absurd comparisons by those who’ve never had to live it. For example, I would imagine that in another 80 years, on the 100th anniversary of 9/11, if America is still a thing, most of the younger generations will be joking about it like it’s not a thing that was permanently etched in the minds of hundreds of millions of people at one point in history.

Depends. For the flipside look at the screaming refusal of Turkey to accept that what they did to the Armenians was Genocide or the thousand years of wars in the Balkans. Not many jokes about either in those places.

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lawhawk  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:06:17am

re: #309 Belafon

The only two jokes I’ve ever heard about New Jersey are the one about exits and Chris Christie.

Both are indisputably true.

You can tell where you live based on your GSP exit number and/or Turnpike exit.

And everyone dunks on Christie.

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Dangerman  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:07:20am

re: #301 No Malarkey!

IOKIYAR

one of my favorite episodes of Barney Miller
college kid makes an ‘atomic bomb’
they call in a scientist / expert - sounds like he was from russia / the USSR

explains “we” very well

only takes a minute

cued up:

barney miller s4, e11

then jump to 15:25 for another 30 seconds on “here” vs ‘there’

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:10:10am

re: #302 Mattand

I always bristle at the “New Jerseyites are incapable of pumping their own gas” insult because most people here spend enough time in either PA or NY that at some point, you’re going to have buy gas in either state.

Plus, we do take car trips beyond this area on occasion, LOL.

Apparently you have never been to Saratoga Springs during track season!

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Dangerman  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:11:52am

re: #305 No Malarkey!

Its not like its rocket science. Though that reminds me of a funny video I watched of teens trying to figure out how to make a call on a rotary phone.

when mrsdm moved to florida she had never pumped her own gas
she lived in queens, brooklyn, nyc and didnt need a car
she got her first car when she lived in jersey city.

so i had to teach her at 49 years old
(and get past the why the hell do i gotta learn this)

then she had to learn that all gas pumps are not set up exactly the same…

that was 2009
now she’s a pro

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lawhawk  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:13:02am

Avenatti trial is underway and Stormy Daniels is taking the stand:

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steve_davis  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:13:28am

re: #253 Eclectic Cyborg

Looks like a lot of us are making the same wrong guess before hitting the right word.

had to choose between lorry and sorry and the other day. it was a rum thing!

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Dangerman  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:15:05am

re: #312 Eclectic Cyborg

Somewhat related rant:

One thing that has really started to fucking irk me are these assholes that think ANY depiction of the naked human body is “pornography” when in fact there are plenty of circumstances in which a person may be fully or partially naked that have NO sexual connotations whatsoever. A picture of a four year old in a bathtub can get someone accused of child porn these days. It’s gotten so out of hand.

Non-sexual nudity IS a thing and it’s fucking stupid to pretend like it doesn’t exist.

bugs bunny was naked except for gloves. (probably need freud to explain it)

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Dangerman  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:15:39am

re: #313 nines09

Jersey drivers can be incapable of doing many things but not being able to pump gas isn’t one of them..

left turns?

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steve_davis  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:16:06am

re: #259 Mattand

So it turns out since 2020, Oregon allows self pumping*, but it’s essentially limited to the western part of the state: geo.maps.arcgis.com

So for better or worse, NJ is the only state left that bans customers pumping their own gas. That said, I did it on occasion when the station I was at was ridiculously busy.

*Phrasing

seriously? they trust people to kill themselves, but they’re afraid to let them work the gas pump?

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nines09  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:16:57am

re: #325 Dangerman

“You didn’t need no turn signal. You knew where you were going.”

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nines09  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:17:37am

Jumping out for a chore.

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steve_davis  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:20:47am

re: #266 Eclectic Cyborg

One really interesting takeaway from that article:

In fact molnupiravir, one of the newer drugs that may be useful against SARS-CoV-2, does exactly this. It causes the virus to mutate so much, it can’t make faithful copies of itself, and dies out in the body. Mostly, anyway.

mostly, anyway. except for the times it causes the virus to bind with human dna and enhance latent super powers—laser eyes, flight, super strength, the wisdom to know that the national anthem isn’t where you want to try acapella, with lots of baroque vocal flourishes.

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Belafon  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:23:03am

re: #329 steve_davis

mostly, anyway. except for the times it causes the virus to bind with human dna and enhance latent super powers—laser eyes, flight, super strength, the wisdom to know that the national anthem isn’t where you want to try acapella, with lots of baroque vocal flourishes.

You’re saying catching the virus is a good thing with the right drugs?

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steve_davis  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:23:09am

re: #275 Shropshire Slasher

Ukraine got a few of these, nice to see Saab making something!

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Video

interesting. it looks like the tank stays mostly intact. does it just create a pressure wave inside the cabin that jellies the inhabitants?

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CleverToad  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:23:17am

re: #56 calochortus

My Sophomore English teacher thoughtfully printed out all the “dirty bits” that were cut from our copies of Romeo and Juliet. They were helpfully indicated in the book’s text with a line of asterisks where something had been eliminated to preserve our purity of mind. She also said she’d be happy to explain any references we weren’t familiar with. Therefore, “The bawdy hand of the dial is now upon the prick of noon” is right up there in my memory along with “Thus, with a kiss, I die.”

That’s a teacher who understood sophomores, like Shakespeare himself understood his groundlings. To quote archy’s deathless verse:

‘coarse jocosity catches the crowd /
shakespeare and i are often low-browed’

We read Chaucer in the original Middle English as HS sophomores. There was a modern translation available for some of the tales, but not, of course, the Miller. The teacher merely mentioned that there were parts he wasn’t going to cover, it was up to us whether we wanted to learn enough Middle English to understand the dirty jokes. So you know which one we all read first, giggling over how many words needed no translation.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:25:51am

re: #319 Dangerman

one of my favorite episodes of Barney Miller
college kid makes an ‘atomic bomb’
they call in a scientist / expert - sounds like he was from russia / the USSR

explains “we” very well

only takes a minute

cued up:

barney miller s4, e11

then jump to 15:25 for another 30 seconds on “here” vs ‘there’

That’s supposed to be a German scientist - Dr. Reinhold Bauer is the character’s name; based on the actor’s age, it’s subtly implied he was working on Germany’s WWII atomic weapons program.

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Ming5000  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:27:37am

re: #149 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

The one that killed me was this moron at sorryantivaxxer (whom, btw, is in need of a kidney transplant but refuses to vax, so at Stage 4, he is taking himself off the top of the transplant list…yeah, Dr. Dumbass, smooth move) talking to some other moron from OAN and Dr. Dumbass was saying the people at Johns Hopkins didn’t know shit and Dr. Dumbass should be the one anyone listens to. And Dr. Dumbass couldn’t pronounce myocarditis.

A commentor brought up something that I had not heard about in a while: the “cutting edge new advances” in medicine that are only available in Honduras or other places outside the US. They cost a fortune, include a lot of hokum, and don’t work. Desperate people seek them out though.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:28:02am

When I give Mork and Mindy Sheba meat sticks, Mindy just watches Mork eat his, then is shocked if he eats hers because she ignored it for too long. Not even giving him two and her one can always buy her enough time to figure out that she wants to eat it.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:29:57am

re: #334 Ming5000

A commentor brought up something that I had not heard about in a while: the “cutting edge new advances” in medicine that are only available in Honduras or other places outside the US. They cost a fortune, include a lot of hokum, and don’t work. Desperate people seek them out though.

Fake medicine is the easiest grift because no one is more desperate than a person with failing health.

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Belafon  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:31:16am

re: #335 Punish Domestic Terrorists

When I give Mork and Mindy Sheba meat sticks, Mindy just watches Mork eat his, then is shocked if he eats hers because she ignored it for too long. Not even giving him two and her one can always buy her enough time to figure out that she wants to eat it.

One of my dog eats fast and then try’s to steal the other dog’s treats. So I give the slower dog his treat first, and then tease the fast one with his until the other one is mostly finished.

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lizardofid  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:31:22am

re: #334 Ming5000

A commentor brought up something that I had not heard about in a while: the “cutting edge new advances” in medicine that are only available in Honduras or other places outside the US. They cost a fortune, include a lot of hokum, and don’t work. Desperate people seek them out though.

Same for Costa Rica. Lot’s of miracle treatments. (The ones I’m familiar with are aimed at the MS community.)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:31:59am

re: #324 Dangerman

bugs bunny was naked except for gloves. (probably need freud to explain it)

Then there’s Donald Duck, who wears clothes, but no pants.

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mmmirele  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:32:10am

Ok, so I guess there’s been some stock market volatility because

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:33:47am

re: #215 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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Florida Panhandler  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:34:29am

re: #336 Punish Domestic Terrorists

The fatal flaw with the Libertarian ideology on medical care (rational decisions, self-determinism) is that one does not typically make rational decisions when in pain or under other medical distress. In fact, usually all rational thought goes out the window once physical pain is involved via injury or disease and all that remains is the crying out for help to simply stop the pain at all costs.

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Captain Magic  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:43:46am
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Dangerman  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:48:01am

re: #333 Dr Lizardo

That’s supposed to be a German scientist - Dr. Reinhold Bauer is the character’s name; based on the actor’s age, it’s subtly implied he was working on Germany’s WWII atomic weapons program.

duh, of course, that’s what i meant

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lawhawk  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:48:18am

re: #325 Dangerman

We have a right turn for that. /half

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:49:08am

re: #107 I Would Prefer Not To

Wordle 222 3/6

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guessed correctly on 2nd line and it worked!

Me too.
Wordle 222 3/6

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:50:03am

re: #197 No Malarkey!

80 million Americans are still unvaccinated, despite which the vaccines have saved over one million lives and prevented over ten million hospitalizations in the US alone. The antivaxxer grifters ought to be indicted for Crimes against Humanity, but of course they won’t be. vox.com

I am all for a class action lawsuit against Fox, OAN, Spotify, Facebook - all of them. Every last one. Sue them out of existence.

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Dangerman  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:50:19am

re: #342 Florida Panhandler

The fatal flaw with the Libertarian ideology on medical care (rational decisions, self-determinism) is that one does not typically make rational decisions when in pain or under other medical distress. In fact, usually all rational thought goes out the window once physical pain is involved via injury or disease and all that remains is the crying out for help to simply stop the pain at all costs.

you cant negotiate prices or research doctors, hospitals, etc when you’re in an ambulance unconscious

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:58:02am

re: #312 Eclectic Cyborg

Somewhat related rant:

One thing that has really started to fucking irk me are these assholes that think ANY depiction of the naked human body is “pornography” when in fact there are plenty of circumstances in which a person may be fully or partially naked that have NO sexual connotations whatsoever. A picture of a four year old in a bathtub can get someone accused of child porn these days. It’s gotten so out of hand.

Non-sexual nudity IS a thing and it’s fucking stupid to pretend like it doesn’t exist.

nudity = sexuality = immorality

to them, that is an iron chain of causality, a KY Jelly-greased slippery slope, if you will…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2022 • 8:59:37am

re: #336 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Fake medicine is the easiest grift because no one is more desperate than a person with failing health.

and no insurance

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:01:35am

re: #344 Dangerman

duh, of course, that’s what i meant

Barney Miller was one of the all-time greatest sitcoms. I grew up watching it. Nice to see there’s some episodes on YouTube.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:02:00am

re: #345 lawhawk

We have a right turn for that. /half

Two wrongs don’t make a right, but three rights make a left.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:03:47am

re: #351 Dr Lizardo

Barney Miller was one of the all-time greatest sitcoms. I grew up watching it. Nice to see there’s some episodes on YouTube.

“It’s spelled the way it sounds: ‘Woj-cie-ho-wicz’!”

still cracks me up

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Teukka  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:05:57am

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Jay C  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:07:18am

re: #351 Dr Lizardo

Barney Miller was one of the all-time greatest sitcoms. I grew up watching it. Nice to see there’s some episodes on YouTube.

Agree: one of the rerun channels on our cable shows/has shown it fairly regularly: we had them DVRed, and diligently watched them until we realized that even with 171 episodes available, we had gotten to the point where we could recall the plot from the episode title alone. If not some of the dialogue.
Still a classic.

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sagehen  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:07:25am

re: #339 Eclectic Cyborg

Then there’s Donald Duck, who wears clothes, but no pants.

same for Winnie the Pooh

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Jay C  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:09:58am

re: #356 sagehen

same for Winnie the Pooh

Wasn’t Pooh in the news recently?
Something about Disney and the copyright, not his lack of pants….

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:10:08am

re: #356 sagehen

same for Winnie the Pooh

Oh bother.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:10:29am

re: #355 Jay C

Agree: one of the rerun channels on our cable shows/has shown it fairly regularly: we had them DVRed, and diligently watched them until we realized that even with 171 episodes available, we had gotten to the point where we could recall the plot from the episode title alone. If not some of the dialogue.
Still a classic.

Speaking of classic American TV, I’ve gotten some of my students hooked on The Rockford Files. It never aired here, though Columbo remains hugely popular with Czech audiences.

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Belafon  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:10:44am

re: #357 Jay C

Wasn’t Pooh in the news recently?
Something about Disney and the copyright, not his lack of pants….

Winnie-the-Pooh is out of copyright. The Disney version, with the red shirt, isn’t.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:11:21am

re: #357 Jay C

Wasn’t Pooh in the news recently?
Something about Disney and the copyright, not his lack of pants….

The original Pooh stories are now in the public domain, NOT the Disney cartoons.

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sagehen  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:11:52am

re: #348 Dangerman

you cant negotiate prices or research doctors, hospitals, etc when you’re in an ambulance unconscious

Even if you’re conscious… there’s a pretty massive knowledge gap between the providers of the service and the people who are supposedly making “rational choices” about what services are needed. How the fuck is a high school graduate supposed to know which heart surgery is the “right” one for his loved one’s condition?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:13:52am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:15:44am

re: #363 Backwoods_Sleuth

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nines09  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:16:02am

re: #345 lawhawk

Telling an out of state driver in Jersey asking directions to go to the “jug handle” and watch the wheels spin.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:16:47am

re: #364 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:16:51am

re: #357 Jay C

Wasn’t Pooh in the news recently?
Something about Disney and the copyright, not his lack of pants….

So China banned him for being an exhibitionist, just like they banned Maus for nudity?

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Romantic Heretic  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:18:36am

re: #331 steve_davis

interesting. it looks like the tank stays mostly intact. does it just create a pressure wave inside the cabin that jellies the inhabitants?

As far as I know, no. It is just a standard shaped charge weapon designed so the focal point of the explosion is at the top of the tank. Which is where the armour is thinnest.

This results in a lot of metal fragments travelling at high velocity inside the tank.

I doubt they could put reactive armour on the top of the tank. The explosion of the plastic explosive might do the weapon’s job for it. The armour is very thin there.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:18:47am
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No Malarkey!  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:19:31am

re: #363 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:20:15am

O_o

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No Malarkey!  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:21:21am

re: #369 Backwoods_Sleuth

Its always projection.

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William Lewis  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:21:58am

re: #359 Dr Lizardo

Speaking of classic American TV, I’ve gotten some of my students hooked on The Rockford Files. It never aired here, though Columbo remains hugely popular with Czech audiences.

Always had to skip the intro showing “who dun it”. It was bad enough that it was obvious who the villain was in every episode but at least that way it was tolerable to see him figure out the how and why.

Now Rockfish? 2nd best TV cop show ever. Only Hill Street Blues beats it. The original incarnation of Magnum PI could come close though.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:22:24am

re: #371 Backwoods_Sleuth

O_o

Every goddamn one of them is some flavor of psychopath or sociopath. They have no empathy, no sense of care for others; each and every one is in it only for themselves.

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:23:05am

Things are bad in the future.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:25:32am
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Dr Lizardo  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:26:06am

re: #373 William Lewis

Always had to skip the intro showing “who dun it”. It was bad enough that it was obvious who the villain was in every episode but at least that way it was tolerable to see him figure out the how and why.

Now Rockfish? 2nd best TV cop show ever. Only Hill Street Blues beats it. The original incarnation of Magnum PI could come close though.

I also really liked Simon & Simon. That was a classic as well.

Youtube Video

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:26:35am
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:27:32am

re: #376 Dopamine Fish

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darthstar  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:27:48am

Things aren’t going so well for a certain Mr. Eastman

Judge tells John Eastman he wants daily privilege logs - none of this “I need a few months to get my affairs in order and review” bullshit.

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darthstar  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:29:52am

re: #377 Dr Lizardo

I also really liked Simon & Simon. That was a classic as well.

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I was a huge fan of Quincy: ME - it was NCIS without the fancy lab shit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:30:04am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:30:35am

re: #376 Dopamine Fish

I’ve seen good folks on both sides now, from left and right, but still somehow,
it’s white supremacists I adore, I really don’t need to know any more…

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:31:09am

re: #381 darthstar

I was a huge fan of Quincy: ME - it was NCIS without the fancy lab shit.

Yeah, that was a great one too. Jack Klugman was fantastic.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:31:20am

LOL

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:33:06am

re: #385 Backwoods_Sleuth

“…angels are coming from Africa!”

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Teukka  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:33:11am

re: #385 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL

Umm… WTF?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:34:16am

What’s with all these assholes named Shapiro?

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William Lewis  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:34:17am

re: #381 darthstar

I was a huge fan of Quincy: ME - it was NCIS without the fancy lab shit.

My dad filled the role of “Sam” at the morgue in my hometown for over 50 years. He always got a laugh out of that show like me laughing at computer “hackers”.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:34:44am
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:35:06am
Five people have been killed and five have been injured in a shooting as a conscript opened fire in Ukraine.

The 20-year-old conscript caused a tragedy as he took a machine gun from a unit’s weapon room and shot his colleagues.

The tragic shooting has taken place at the territory of the Southern Yuzhmash Machine-Building Plan, Dnipro.

Artemiy Ryabchuk, a serviceman of the National Guard of Ukraine and a soldier of the 2001 service, shot a guard of NMU servicemen with a Kalashnikov assault rifle while issuing weapons for unknown reasons - after which he fled with a weapon.

Unfortunately, an NMU serviceman died while receiving medical treatment.

The incident occurred at 4am on January 27, and according to reports the soldier took an assault rifle and ammunition and opened fire in the weapons facility.

Five killed and five injured in shooting chaos as conscript opens fire in Ukraine (Daily Star)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:35:22am

re: #387 Teukka

Umm… WTF?

I didn’t even try to figure out what she’s talking about

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:35:24am

re: #387 Teukka

Umm… WTF?

Remember Trump’s “faith advisor” going full-on doolally?

Trump’s faith advisor goes HEAVY METAL! [Sound of Victory] [Paula White Remix]

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:35:50am

re: #387 Teukka

Umm… WTF?

Cult television.

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Belafon  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:35:54am

re: #387 Teukka

Umm… WTF?

It’s what showed up when she typed COVID into the Google search bar. It must be true.

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Teukka  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:37:34am

re: #393 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Remember Trump’s “faith advisor” going full-on doolally?

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re: #394 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Cult television.

re: #395 Belafon

It’s what showed up when she typed COVID into the Google search bar. It must be true.

Dropped this in a chat I frequent, got this back:
“Right wing thought creates thought processes that mimic the symptoms of mental illnesses”

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jaunte  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:39:28am
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jaunte  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:39:41am
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Mike Lamb  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:39:44am

re: #369 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Merrick Garland says hello.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:42:16am

re: #317 William Lewis

Depends. For the flipside look at the screaming refusal of Turkey to accept that what they did to the Armenians was Genocide or the thousand years of wars in the Balkans. Not many jokes about either in those places.

But Europeans remember the past. It’s Americans, outside of the South and its continued celebration of “The Lost Cause”, who recall nothing and care little of history.

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Belafon  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:44:13am

re: #389 William Lewis

My dad filled the role of “Sam” at the morgue in my hometown for over 50 years. He always got a laugh out of that show like me laughing at computer “hackers”.

One of the cable channels runs ER for like a six hour block every day, so my wife DVR’s them and watches them. Over and over. She’s probably seen the entire show about 15 times.

There’s also a Facebook group for people who watch it. One time, the group posted a study by doctors rating the various medical shows over the decades, and ER gets the top honors for accuracy of medical terminology and accuracy of medical situations depicted. The other day, a woman posted that she had to go into the ER. She kept asking questions, and eventually someone asked, because the questions were actually good ones, if she’d had medical training. She told them that she just watched ER, and the nurses said that the medical school they attended actually required some viewing of the show.

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steve_davis  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:45:52am

re: #381 darthstar

I was a huge fan of Quincy: ME - it was NCIS without the fancy lab shit.

and i think it was before they lifted the code ban on showing a “dead” body in the morgue, right? Then there are those shows that just haven’t held up well: I watched the first 15 minutes of the first Kojak episode and thought it looked like they’d had 25 bucks for special effects. Somebody running down a completely empty New York city street. I’m sure there are streets in New York that don’t have tons of foot traffic, but I doubt it’s downtown, middle of the damned day. No cars driving by. Just looked cheap. Watched part of a Cannon episode and thought that looked cheap as hell as well. Now Mannix just looked like a blast. Managed to watch an episode with Buffalo Springfield and then another with Neil Diamond playing acoustic guitar in the bar.

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steve_davis  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:47:33am

re: #384 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, that was a great one too. Jack Klugman was fantastic.

“Gentlemen, what you are about to witness is a marvel of medical science…” followed by all the cadets passing out so that Quincy can then relieve himself of his tour obligation and go fight crime. Can’t remember what he did: cut the skull open with the little rotary blade?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:49:27am

re: #402 steve_davis

… Then there are those shows that just haven’t held up well: I watched the first 15 minutes of the first Kojak episode and thought it looked like they’d had 25 bucks for special effects.

Those were back in the days before DVDs and streaming and even VCR’s were not very widespread. It was assumed that people would see an episode twice or three times, tops, and then months/years apart, and would not have time to notice a lot of the the cheepnis and lack of continuity.

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William Lewis  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:50:16am

re: #403 steve_davis

“Gentlemen, what you are about to witness is a marvel of medical science…” followed by all the cadets passing out so that Quincy can then relieve himself of his tour obligation and go fight crime. Can’t remember what he did: cut the skull open with the little rotary blade?

Yep. It was one of the things that my dad did for the pathology docs before they got there. That saw cutting bone makes a nasty stink.

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Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:57:20am

So much of right-wing “innovative thinking” is indistinguishable from the ravings emerging from this important source.

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jaunte  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:57:43am

Protesters allegedly supporting Trump gather outside state Rep. Weinstein’s Hudson home
Democratic state representative believes intent was to intimidate

“…Weinstein said that his children were very worried during the incident and that his four-year-old daughter asked if it was safe.

“They were worried. They had a lot of questions. My 4-year-old asked if we would keep her safe if we were sure we could keep her safe, which is like a punch to the gut as a parent,” Weinstein said. “They didn’t know. They’re saying, ‘Why are they so angry? Why don’t they like you?’”
…..
“When things cross from peaceable, peaceful protest to willful intimidation, folks should know that kind of thing happens — even if it’s a right of theirs, it doesn’t make it right to do,” Weinstein said. “I want to publicly thank our community and our friends who are just wonderful sources of positivity for us, and I’m truly thankful to be in this position, even when stuff like this happens. I’m still I’m thankful to be in a position to make a change or to talk about it as a public servant.”
news5cleveland.com

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 27, 2022 • 9:58:15am

re: #403 steve_davis

“Gentlemen, what you are about to witness is a marvel of medical science…” followed by all the cadets passing out so that Quincy can then relieve himself of his tour obligation and go fight crime. Can’t remember what he did: cut the skull open with the little rotary blade?

Here it is…..

“Quincy, M.E.” TV Intro

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:02:19am

re: #375 Grunthos the Flatulent

Things are bad in the future.

Ouch! Looking forward to it!

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:02:32am

re: #406 Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)

Have they already decided Roe vs. Wade? If so Breyer knows the outcome and could be getting out of dodge before the shit hits the fan. Either way it’s all methed up!

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:02:38am

Looking through some of those opening credits was interesting. Recently, James Gunn made some waves with his opening credits for Peacemaker - a violent, dark-humored action comedy whose titular character is like Captain America….if Captain America was a vaguely psychotic douchebag.

The opening credits are a dance number.

Peacemaker | Opening Title Sequence | HBO Max

Gunn did great work with the MCU - but he’s really spread his wings with DC.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:03:25am

Waves of TV nostalgia flowing over my head from this thread. Thanks.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:04:41am

re: #412 Barefoot Grin

Waves of TV nostalgia flowing over my head from this thread. Thanks.

Did somebody call a Taxi?

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jaunte  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:05:38am
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Barefoot Grin  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:06:27am

re: #413 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Did somebody call a Taxi?

I just used this quote in response to a FB dm wherein a friend said someone said something nice about me: “It’s nice to be nice to the nice.” Who said that originally?

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gocart mozart  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:08:53am
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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:10:11am

re: #413 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Did somebody call a Taxi?

I loved Taxi and Cheers, and I have seen every episode of M.A.S.H. but I cannot watch M.A.S.H. anymore because it is a trigger for my alcoholism, odd enough.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:10:55am

re: #416 gocart mozart

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And there’s an Oompah Loompah at the upper-right side of the table.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:11:39am

re: #417 Shropshire Slasher

I loved Taxi and Cheers, and I have seen every episode of M.A.S.H. but I cannot watch M.A.S.H. anymore because it is a trigger for my alcoholism, odd enough.

I can see that. They tried to address it in that one episode, but they made it seem like quitting for a week was proof of no problem.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:12:36am

re: #411 Dr Lizardo

Firefly actor Alan Tudyk to me, but Resident Alien is good too.

Peacemaker Opening Dance Had Help from Resident Alien Star Alan Tudyk (Bleeding Cool)

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darthstar  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:13:02am

re: #402 steve_davis

I wanted to like Cannon but he just looked like an angry bald dude. Mannix was fun. And Iiked Kojak but couldn’t stand it in re-runs.

Rockford Files though - that show is still a winner.

Hart to Hart was stupid, then they used the same set (down to the office chairs) for Moonlighting…also fairly stupid but young Bruce Willis.

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A Mom Anon  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:18:53am

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Teukka  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:20:11am

re: #422 A Mom Anon

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:20:12am

re: #413 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Did somebody call a Taxi?

Taxi Opening Credits and Theme Song

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darthstar  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:20:31am

re: #408 Dr Lizardo

Here it is…..

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Video

That’s great…thanks.

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A Mom Anon  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:20:54am

re: #411 Dr Lizardo

My husband is watching it, I’ve seen a couple of episodes. I only saw the opening for the first time yesterday and I cracked up. I’m not much into the whole superhero thing, but my man people are, especially my husband.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:23:54am

re: #426 A Mom Anon

My husband is watching it, I’ve seen a couple of episodes. I only saw the opening for the first time yesterday and I cracked up. I’m not much into the whole superhero thing, but my man people are, especially my husband.

My girlfriend’s been watching it, and she’s enjoyed it so far. She’s not really into superhero flicks, but she appreciates the dark humor. And yeah, the opening credits had her laughing while saying, “What the hell is this?”

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No Malarkey!  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:24:14am
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jaunte  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:26:03am

Inconsistency and hypocrisy are distraction tactics to the rwnjs. The only thing that works is defeating them.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:26:22am

re: #308 bratwurst

With Maddow moving on and the shitty “Morning Joe” brand expanding to night time this year, my days as an MSNBC viewer are about over.

Where’s Rachel going?

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Belafon  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:26:42am

re: #428 No Malarkey!

So many things that he can find in the constitution that we cannot:

No nominee in the last year
Unless the president and the Congress are controlled by the same party
Unless that party is the Democrats
Every sperm is sacred

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:26:50am

re: #429 jaunte

Does anyone fucking care what Jonathan Turley thinks anymore?

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darthstar  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:27:19am

re: #427 Dr Lizardo

We’ve got Cobra Kai, Discovery of Witches and the new season of Ozark open right now (for variety) - I watched the first episode of Imposters (looks good, bookmarking it for when the others run dry). Can only try to track so many shows at one time. Will save dancing superheroes for later in the Spring.

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Belafon  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:27:25am

re: #429 jaunte

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Inconsistency and hypocrisy are distraction tactics to the rwnjs. The only thing that works is defeating them.

Or John Roberts.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:28:09am

re: #410 Shropshire Slasher

Have they already decided Roe vs. Wade? If so Breyer knows the outcome and could be getting out of dodge before the shit hits the fan. Either way it’s all methed up!

The opinion reversing Roe v. Wade hasn’t been released yet, but it will be before the term ends and Breyer leaves.

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jaunte  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:28:12am

re: #432 Eclectic Cyborg

239.7K Followers

I’m sure the majority of them believe him.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:29:54am

Now when it comes to films, plenty of them have great opening credits scenes. Some of them better than the entire film that follows (I’m looking at you, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets)…

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS Opening Sequence

But Watchmen was next-level brilliant.

Watchmen [2009] - Intro

Even if you knew nothing about the graphic novel, the opening credits explained it nicely.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:31:56am

re: #352 Eventual Carrion

Two wrongs don’t make a right, but three rights make a left.

Two wrongs don’t make a right, but two wright’s make an airplane.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:32:20am

re: #436 jaunte

I’m sure the majority of them believe him.

Fucking hell, I’m in the wrong line of work.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:35:10am

re: #429 jaunte

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Inconsistency and hypocrisy are distraction tactics to the rwnjs. The only thing that works is defeating them.

As bad as Turley is, he’s no Ilya Shapiro and he included the following:

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:36:00am

re: #428 No Malarkey!

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Hey Turtleman, maybe he should listen to the Heritage Foundation on the pick? Fucking hypocrite.

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Dangerman  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:36:35am

re: #415 Barefoot Grin

I just used this quote in response to a FB dm wherein a friend said someone said something nice about me: “It’s nice to be nice to the nice.” Who said that originally?

Frank burns

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:38:15am

re: #385 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL

Listening to that kookbabble is even worse than the “headline”. She’s completely insane.

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Dangerman  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:41:40am

re: #428 No Malarkey!

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According to the written text of our laws and our Constitution, the prez can select anyone he wants, In any way he wants.

You have zero say in fhis.

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EstebanTornado1963  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:42:00am

re: #430 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Where’s Rachel going?

Nowhere. Under contract till 2024

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Dangerman  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:43:25am

re: #429 jaunte

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Inconsistency and hypocrisy are distraction tactics to the rwnjs. The only thing that works is defeating them.

Thomas chosen specifically to fill “the black seat”

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Belafon  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:43:44am

re: #440 Hecuba’s daughter

As bad as Turley is, he’s no Ilya Shapiro and he included the following:

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It wouldn’t have mattered if Biden had not said it, they still would have been called affirmative action pics.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:43:49am

re: #444 Dangerman

According to the written text of our laws and our Constitution, the prez can select anyone he wants, In any way he wants.

You have zero say in fhis.

Mr. McConnell: The majority of the people elected Barack Obama as President in 2008 and 2012. You denied him the chance to select a Supreme Court nominee, for no other reason than pure partisan politics. Sit the fuck down, shut the fuck up, and get the fuck out with your “govern from the middle” bullshit.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:43:53am

re: #445 EstebanTornado1963

Nowhere. Under contract till 2024

What was the Moving On comment above?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:44:55am

re: #444 Dangerman

And if the Senate was 51-49 in favor of the GOP, Mitch would be saying it was a “massive rebuke of the Democrats”.

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Dangerman  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:47:27am

re: #446 Dangerman

Thomas chosen specifically to fill “the black seat”

Oh if anita hill was younger
We could literally make heads explode

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sagehen  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:47:29am

re: #380 darthstar

Things aren’t going so well for a certain Mr. Eastman

Judge tells John Eastman he wants daily privilege logs - none of this “I need a few months to get my affairs in order and review” bullshit.

wasn’t there some Nazi lawyer at Nuremberg, who was convicted just for having written opinions? Never held a weapon, never personally physically did anything to anyone, just wrote the legal justifications for it?

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No Malarkey!  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:48:29am

re: #449 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

What was the Moving On comment above?

She is going to step back from doing a daily show to work on other projects.

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A Cranky One  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:48:30am

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Dangerman  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:48:40am

re: #450 Eclectic Cyborg

And if the Senate was 51-49 in favor of the GOP, Mitch would be saying it was a “massive rebuke of the Democrats”.

Ding!

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Dangerman  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:50:02am

re: #454 A Cranky One

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They look…bewildered

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sagehen  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:50:39am

re: #381 darthstar

I was a huge fan of Quincy: ME - it was NCIS without the fancy lab shit.

I really like the current incarnation of S.W.A.T., starring Shemar Moore. Him and his team are everything we wish all cops could be like. (it’s the same show runner as did The Shield, with characters who are everything we wish cops weren’t like but we’re afraid they are).

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A Cranky One  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:51:58am

re: #456 Dangerman

They look…bewildered

Appropriately so.

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steve_davis  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:54:28am

re: #433 darthstar

We’ve got Cobra Kai, Discovery of Witches and the new season of Ozark open right now (for variety) - I watched the first episode of Imposters (looks good, bookmarking it for when the others run dry). Can only try to track so many shows at one time. Will save dancing superheroes for later in the Spring.

got hooked on pennyworth just at the moment (hbo). Also, the righteous gemstones. I haven’t even touched the new Ozark because I have a suspicion I’ll want to binge it when I’m ready.

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sagehen  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:56:40am

re: #397 jaunte

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no, Jeff. that’s not why.

They targeted Weinstein because his father, Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, has spent the last 20 years trying to get the Air Force Academy to stop proselytizing.

en.wikipedia.org

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Dangerman  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:57:20am

re: #444 Dangerman

According to the written text of our laws and our Constitution, the prez can select anyone he wants, In any way he wants.

You have zero say in fhis.

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Biden won the EC 306-232
He won the popular by 8m.
The 50/50 senate is not the correct metric.

Oh and tfg lost the popular vote too.
Did he govern based on that?. Hell no.

Now explain how kavanaugh was the single absolute best this country had to offer.

I don’t mean politically; I get you needed to tilt the court
I mean jurist. In the entire country.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 27, 2022 • 10:59:58am

re: #428 No Malarkey!

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 27, 2022 • 11:16:28am

re: #454 A Cranky One

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A bargain at any price.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 27, 2022 • 12:27:36pm

re: #307 Dangerman

kids are curious and resourceful.
i hope this makes a lot of them want to find the book and read it

Imagine the freakout if a teacher opted to help teach about the Holocaust by showing the movie footage taken when the Allies started liberating camps.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 27, 2022 • 12:51:19pm

re: #424 Eclectic Cyborg

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SNL spoofed that opening after Taxi was canceled. Featured at the end a depressed looking Danny DeVito. Looking down, looking up at the NBC tower, looking down, looking up at the tower. Looking down, pressing the detonator that blows up the building.

Can’t find a clip of it on YouTube - so of course I might be totally misremembering all the details.

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John Hughes  Jan 27, 2022 • 3:12:55pm

re: #195 steve_davis

. We burned the fuckers at the stake while that was legal, so you can’t say we haven’t made our opposition known.

and you think that makes you look like the good guys?


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