Our Impending Economy

Kinda interesting watching our future here and now. I hope the airbags help somewhat.

Oh, and the song in this video makes me have naughty thoughts. Yes it does.

191 Comments

  1. Bunko!

  2. Second-o!

  3. Turd!

  4. Fort! (Made of couch cushions.)

  5. a FIFTH!

    *hic

  6. DAMMIT ROMAINE!!!!

  7. Aww, the song cut off.

  8. For Roamy only!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJk6gZuPKRE

  9. nth!!

  10. Is Leon stuck up or is it just me?

    I’m just against government-mandated featherbedding. I’m only really a snob about beer. Oh, and food.

  11. Fort! (Made of couch cushions.)

    Sean, interesting you should say that. I saw the episode of Buffy last night that discussed that.

    Also, I wear the cheese. It does not wear me.

  12. Featherbedding? No, you have issues.

  13. Gentlemen, you’re welcome:
    http://girls.gunaxin.com/a-gallery-of-the-t-h-o/57595

  14. NSFW!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKNV5foRiL4

    NSFW!

  15. No, you have issues.

    Put. Down. The . Pipe.

  16. No, you have issues.

    Because I don’t want to pay someone to do a job I can do myself? Do I have issues because I mow my own lawn?

  17. xbrad has issues too.

    no…..wait…. lesions.

    brad has lesions.

    That’s what I meant.

  18. I’ve never had anyone pump my gas for me, leon. Full-service stations just don’t exist around here.

  19. xbrad … belated comment from the last poat … Angie Harmon is teh rowwrrr!

  20. Celebrity women eating bananas:

    http://tinyurl.com/2b6jyk7

  21. Leon only goes to those restaurants where you cook your own food, I’ll bet!

  22. Angie Harmon is teh rowwrrr!

    Seconded. Her new show with Sasha Alexander will get me to watch for at least one episode, even though the concept sound really trite.

  23. Oh, and very nice, Roamy!

  24. Do I have issues because I mow my own lawn?

    OMG yes.

  25. Leon only goes to those restaurants where you cook your own food, I’ll bet!

    As Neo said, the problem is choice. I want one, NJ took it away.

  26. Andy, it would appear that some 18,000 people agree with you.

  27. A href=”http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3011/2895200464_39241bbaf1.jpg”>Scott?

  28. I always thought Sasha Alexander’s departure from NCIS was just about the most brutal thing I’d seen on broadcast TV.

  29. Doh, FAIL html.

  30. Leon – It’s fucking New Jersey! If you want to pump your own gas you can buy it in PA, NY, or Delaware ferchrissakes!

  31. Angie was on THE VIEW today. The only reason I know that is cause I had the day off and my wife was going from “The Price is Right” to some other suckfest game show and ran across it. She knows that I’ve got the major hots for Angie, so she yelled at me to come get a dose. I did. She made those other sows look even more sowish than they already look. She is to hotness what Michaelangelo was to painting ceilings.

  32. angie harmon 17,965
    catherine bell 86
    diane lane 65
    patricia heaton 41
    sarah shahi 36
    angie harmon hot 31
    melinda clarke 28
    marg helgenberger 21
    cote de pablo 10
    jill wagner 10
    catherine bell jag 9
    “angie harmon” 7
    sarah michelle gellar hot 6

  33. MCPO, that’s exactly what I said I’d do. WTF people!?

  34. angie harmon baywatch nights 5

    I had no idea she ever appeared on Baywatch Nights…

  35. Sasha Grey appears not to know that you’re supposed to peel the banana before eating it.

  36. SO, the government hasn’t done away with your choice, have they?

  37. MCPO, that’s exactly what I said I’d do. WTF people!?

    Leon, do you also wash your own windshield?

  38. >> Do I have issues because I mow my own lawn?

    wow that’s fucked up.

  39. Cyn!

    Fire Woman +1

  40. Wait, so leon is pro-choice?

  41. Sasha Grey is a dirty, dirty girl.

  42. I’m told you can’t pump your own gas in Oregon either. I have a friend who is a welder and when the oilfield slowed down back in the late nineties he went to Oregon to build water lines. First time he jumped out to gas up his welding truck he damned near got arrested. He says it’s some kind of make work for the otherwise unemployable program they’ve got going up there.

    I’m fifty years old and I’ve never once in my life that I remember had someone pump my gas for me. I started driving in ’75 there was certainly a lot of self-service in TX by that time. I remember my parents and grandparents having it done when I was real young.

  43. Leon, do you also wash your own windshield?

    Yes. Squeegee-men be damned.

    Wait, so leon is pro-choice?

    Yes. You should choose whether or not you have sex. After that, well, you made your choice, and choices have consequences.

  44. I bet that bastard leon also bags his own groceries at the grocery store.

  45. Yeah, they pump your gas for you in OR. I always try to top off before entering the state.

  46. Wait, so leon is pro-choice?

    Yes.

    fucking rino.

  47. a/c man is here! yay!

  48. I bet that bastard leon also bags his own groceries at the grocery store.

    Yep. I’m heartless that way.

    Sasha Grey is a dirty, dirty girl.

    Oh very much so yes.

  49. xbrad does’t like it when young boys pump his gas for him, because it makes him feel funny in his swimsuit area.

  50. a/c man is here! yay!

    That’s great news. Once it gets nice and chilly in there, you can have a set of pokies~!

  51. I haul my own groceries to the truck. And then throw the grocery cart in the back. There’s a good market for those over at the overpass where the train tracks go under the interstate. Easy way to score a handy.

  52. a set of pokies

    I always heard it as “your headlights are on”.

  53. Well I’m 50 years old too, and I remember full service gas, and it was fucking awesome. I still resent being hired by gasoline retailers for 5 cents a gallon.

    Makes me feel cheap. I should get 30 cents a gallon because I’m awesome.

  54. Of course, scott likes it when young boys stick their hose in his rear-end.

  55. Makes me feel cheap.

    Awwwwwwww, you’re not cheap.

    Sleazy, maybe, but certainly not cheap.

  56. I bet that bastard leon also bags his own groceries at the grocery store.

    If I have fewer than ten items and the store has self-check lines, I do that. It’s not like you’re supposed to tip the people at check stands, after all.

  57. if that goddam cicada doesn’t get laid soon I’m gettin the 12 gauge.

  58. It’s not like you’re supposed to tip the people at check stands, after all.

    Yeah, I recently discovered that.

    Cheap fucking bastards.

  59. My dad owned two service stations for a little while during my last couple of years in college and first couple of years out. I made the mistake of moving back to my hometown right out of college and ended up working for him part time down at one of the stations. We had a full service island (this was in ’83 & ’84) but probably didn’t have more than 3 customers per day on avg. Seems like we charged about .20 more per gallon for full service. I do remember thinking that fixing flats was a totally fucked up way to make a living. Especially for a recent college grad who was doing it for free out of the goodness of his heart.

  60. Blow capacitor, $195. Whew.

  61. >> Blow capacitor, $195. Whew.

    That seems a little pricey to blow a capacitor. Did you counteroffer?

  62. from textsfromlastnight

    “He corrected me on my grammar when I came. Fuck English majors.”

  63. I pretty much always use self-checkout. I don’t recall the last time I had to go through a real checkout for groceries.

  64. Blow capacitor, $195.

    Well, that sounds rather expensive.

    It only costs me $20 downtown.

    Okay, I’ll pay it, but you better be damn good.

  65. Blow capacitor, $195. Whew.

    At least it wasn’t a blow resistor.

  66. I will happily blow Cyn’s capacitor for the low price of $150.

  67. No, I didn’t haggle. Mr. Cyn does not have them skillz. And I have to figure some ‘hose factor’ since it’s about 110 degrees.

  68. I always try to use the self checkout. Because if I don’t, I’m certain to get stuck behind some lady that wants to pay with coupons, pennies, and a stale corn chip. Or the clerk can’t figure out how to pass an item over a scanner until it goes “beep”.

  69. I pretty much always use self-checkout.

    Our grocery store has bar code readers that you use to scan your items when you take them off the shelf. If you bring your own bags, and bag them as you scan them, it takes all of about 2 minutes to check out a week’s worth of groceries.

  70. You can keep ignoring em Cyn. We can bust out these jokes all night long.

  71. Time for dinner. cyn, have fun blowing. Romy, have fun, well, whatever it is you’re gonna do.

    Wiser, choke on a pretzel.

    The rest of you? Have a nice night.

  72. I always try to use the self checkout. Because if I don’t, I’m certain to get stuck behind some lady that wants to pay with coupons, pennies, and a stale corn chip.

    Don’t forget non-English speakers, people who can’t figure out how to use the credit card thingies, and people who wrongly insist that they thought such and such item was on sale.

  73. And I have to figure some ‘hose factor’

    Well, yeah, I guess that would make it more expensive at times.

  74. and people who wrongly insist that they thought such and such item was on sale

    Dude, that’s my mom!

  75. Good night, xbrad. I’m sitting here drinking a dirty martini and not doing much of anything other than harassing y’all.

  76. Our grocery store has bar code readers that you use to scan your items when you take them off the shelf. If you bring your own bags, and bag them as you scan them, it takes all of about 2 minutes to check out a week’s worth of groceries.

    That would be awesome. I want that.

  77. from textsfromlastnight

    “The boys in front of me put beer, red plastic cups, ping pong balls, lighterfluid, and twelve packs of pantyhose on the conveyor belt. Whatever drinking game they’re playing, I want a part in.”

  78. That would be awesome. I want that.

    It is pretty cool.

  79. Dude, that’s my mom!

    Your mom is lucky I’m not a violent person by nature. So far, I’ve suppressed the urge to choke her for several years.

  80. Your mom is why I go to the self-checkout at off-peak times. It works out best for both of us that way.

  81. Don’t forget non-English speakers, people who can’t figure out how to use the credit card thingies, and people who wrongly insist that they thought such and such item was on sale.

    Sean is John Rocker? Any surprise we’re from the same hometown (scroll down to “Controversy”).

  82. reusable bags for dry good ok.

    reusable bags for produce and meats, I do not recommend.

    That’s interesting to me Wiser (which is odd, you saying something interesting), last time I looked at the price/performance $ on shelf scanning (7 years ago) the prediction was “without RFID the shrink will kill the payback, and RFID won’t be affordable at item level for another 10 years (basically the tags need to be less than a penny).

  83. reusable bags for produce and meats, I do not recommend.

    I’ve considered making my own bags out of pillowcases so I can launder them. And put rightwing nutcase slogans on them.

  84. I’ve done some testing of RFID for space.

  85. those pesky “active” tags are still around 2.7cents per. That’s part of the problem for retail distribution.

    The other part is the mind-numbingly incessant wars over GTIN (global trade id num) vs. UPC.

  86. Plastic Baby!
    Bring the grocery’s home.

    So I can pick up dog poop and send it to the dump!

  87. I usually get behind the old lady who hands the clerk a huge envelope of coupons and asks her to look through them to see if any of them apply. Then at the very end she digs in her purse for her checkbook and takes forever to write a check, then she stands there to fill out the check register very carefully.

  88. That’s interesting to me Wiser

    Well, they don’t have it in all their stores. You cannot find that capability in a store that is in a much “riskier” location.

    And they don’t use RFID tags, but they make it clear that you are subject to random confirmation checks between your scanner and your cart. I’ve only seen that happen once, though.

  89. Basically they’re saying we’re still not as competent as 17 year olds to scan products.

    And having watched people at self-checkout lines (anecdotal though it may be), I think they’re right.

  90. Watching this fine flick right now

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPgFnRdTcKE

  91. Has anyone ever watched 2001 a Space Odyssey? WTF is it about?

  92. It is a classic Sohos
    However I am not sure how it has aged, it is really old.

    Hal.

  93. >>Has anyone ever watched 2001 a Space Odyssey?

    Yes.

    >>WTF is it about?

    Stanley Kubrick on acid.

    Kickass special effects for 1968, though.

  94. Of course, scott likes it when young boys stick their hose in his rear-end.

    Ummm, no.
    Again, it doesn’t make you a bad person……….yeah it does

  95. >> Has anyone ever watched 2001 a Space Odyssey?

    Yes.

    It’s actually from a short story by Arthur Clarke called The Sentinel.. basic premise is that advanced aliens contacted us a couple ways, once prehistorically to advance our development (teach us to use tools), then planted a “signal” device on the moon, the idea being when we finally were advanced enough to reach our own moon, we’d “set it off” and it would send a signal to the aliens that we were ready to meet.

  96. but what is it? Like the idea behind it?

  97. and yes, Kubrick went nuts with the premise from there

  98. Okay, I back. Mr. Cyn came home so there was some debriefing involved.

    You can keep ignoring em Cyn. We can bust out these jokes all night long.

    HAHA! I left that low-lying fruit and every one of you suckers took a swing!

    I ♥ Hostages

  99. Has anyone ever watched 2001 a Space Odyssey?
    Yes

    WTF is it about?
    The advantages of the fast-forward button.

  100. Really? That is what its about?

  101. Here, this explains it

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIvmXTlgi6I

  102. Has anyone ever watched 2001 a Space Odyssey? WTF is it about?

    Birth.

  103. I have tried like 5 times to watch it and I just cant

  104. Up to the weird bit at the end, with Bowman entering some kind of time-space dimension and being “re-created”, the film holds up very well. The effects for 1969 are very impressive, and the story holds up.

  105. Okay, I back. Mr. Cyn came home so there was some debriefing involved.

    Chick-a-bow-wow-wow!

  106. Evidently Wal-Mart doesn’t put RFID’s on their dog food cause every time I go to Wal-Mart I get a 40 lb sack of Kibbles and Bits and put it on the bottom rack thingy on the cart. Sometimes the checker catches it and scans it, sometimes they don’t. I’ve never set off an alarm at the door when they didn’t.

  107. Sohos, you just need to watch it to get it under your belt as it were. I enjoyed the flick, but it’s been so long ago that I’d have to go to imdb to give you the “what it’s about” answer. As mentioned, very very well made for 1968. It is worth watching for that alone IMO.

  108. I agree, Dave. It’s a fine 2/3 of a movie.

    Kubrick’s good at that (e.g., Full Metal Jacket).

  109. Chick-a-bow-wow-wow!

    Heh heh!

  110. Speaking of IMDB, my wife is watching some western looking movie this afternoon and she yells at me that James Carville is in the movie. I call bullshit. She says come look. I go in and look and damned if it dont’ look just like the ugly bastard. So I just now IMDB the fucker and sure enough it was him. Evidently she was watching some Jesse James movie and he was in it. I didn’t know he was an actor. I thought he was just a political creep.

  111. And you can’t hear The Blue Danube and not think about that movie. Unless you’re Ember.

  112. 3 acts. 1st one (with the monkeys touching the monolith) is the birth of mankind. 2nd act is the birth of the next stage of mankind. 3rd act is the birth of the Star Child.

    It’s old, but if you have time, it’s worth at least one full screening.

  113. Andy, exactly. His best exceptions were Dr. Strangelove, Paths of Glory, and A Clockwork Orange. Those were good, beginning to end.

    Worst? Eyes Wide Shut, Lolita.

    Barry Lyndon ok, but too long. I think he won an Oscar for that one for filmography, scenes shot with natural lighting (candlelight)

  114. I still need to see A Clockwork Orange.

  115. I want to watch just so that I know what it is. Kind of like seeing The Rosebud movie can’t think of the name of it

  116. Citizen Kane

  117. A Clockwork Orange is brilliant

  118. Thank you babe

  119. Citizen Cane?

  120. yeps.

  121. 3 acts

    Yep, wiser. I always thought the end of Act 1, where the monkey discovers the use of tools and promptly uses one to kill another monkey, was a pretty good summation of the human condition.

  122. I musta been thinking of the p0rno version of the movie with Candy Cane Stripers.

  123. >> was a pretty good summation of the human condition.

    It’s an awesome summation of the moron meetup at the river last year.

    I mean, if the evidence is gone now.

  124. Agree, Dave. Dr. Strangelove is brilliant.

  125. I can never get past the monkeys

  126. Not sure what it is about Strangelove, I mean, the humor is so good (dark, to be sure) but supremely good, and it’s nothing like anything else he did. I expected him to fuck it up, cause he didn’t do humor.

  127. Slim Pickens helps Dave pack for the meat up

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5qqfsQGYus

  128. I expected him to fuck it up, cause he didn’t do humor.

    You mean, he mighta fucked up a comedic remake of FailSafe starring Peter Sellers in 6 different roles?

    Now that would have been difficult.

  129. The monkey bit is long, if you just take in that it was a “teaches us to use tools and therefore develop as a species” bit, and watch the middle part, that’s the best part.

    The cinematography is amazing, even by today’s standards.

  130. Sean is John Rocker?

    I may be a rocker, but I ain’t that one.

  131. That and Seven Days in May.

  132. I liked Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange, and Full Metal Jacket.

    (Yeah, it’s anti-war and all, but it’s still a good flick. And it introduced me to “Surfin’ Bird.”)

  133. “Has anyone ever watched 2001 a Space Odyssey? WTF is it about?”

    Haven’t read all the other answers yet, Sohos, but here’s mine:
    One of the best ever!

  134. Oh, and The Shining was good for what it was.

  135. I’ll be John Rocker.

    **flips off New York City

  136. Has anyone ever watched 2001 a Space Odyssey? WTF is it about?

    Taking money from hippies who had to sit through the first 2/3 of the movie to get to the trippy stuff.

  137. The cinematography is amazing, even by today’s standards.

    It really holds up amazingly well. Hell, it’s a lot more impressive than the generic computer-generated bullshit they do today.

  138. Only part of The Shining that was totally fucked up was killing off Dick Halloran.. totally goofed up from the story.

    sorry, spoiler?

  139. Dinner bell is ringing. Back later.

  140. I liked Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange, and Full Metal Jacket.

    Great flicks, all three of them. As was 2001, as long as you have the patience.

  141. how long is the thing?

  142. I thought The Shining was good too. The fact that Stephen King hates it makes me like it even more.

  143. how long is the thing?

    approx. 3 hours?

  144. I like The Shining

  145. hell, 3 hours? it’s long.

  146. Never got through Barry Lyndon.

    But Spartacus?

    Great flick.

  147. According to IMDB, 2001 is only 141 minutes. 160 minutes fo rthe “premiere cut”

    A bunch of years back, (long beofre surround-sound systems and HD TV), WNEW-FM radio, out of New York City, the greatest rock station EVER IN THE HISTORY OF TIME!!!!, played the audio of ‘2001’ in stereo while their sister TV station played the video.

    I was driving home from my parents, which was about a 90 minute drive. All of a sudden, there was just this really weird music, with the occasional monkey screech, coming from my car radio.

    That was a strange ride home.

  148. wiser, Mr. RFH has cassette tapes of WNEW, including an awesome Christmas program.

  149. Ask him about Scott Muni. He knew both Elton John and John Lennon, doncha know!

  150. Cool. The city I live in made it in the top 50 of the top 100 best places to live in 2010.

    http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2010/top100/

  151. Quick shot of the “natural lighting” scene filmwork I mentioned earlier.. you don’t have to watch it all…

    deleted see below

  152. wait, I thought I cued that up.. hold on a sec

  153. I did cue that up.. here.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jXRqQAlVQg&feature=related#t=0m50s

  154. You can go to the motor repair shop and get a start-capacitor for $10-$12. Of course, then you have to install it. I can do that, but then I can do maint-mods on anything from a 747 to a Cessna 150 or an AH-1 Cobra.
    For some folks, it can be problematic.
    Those people, (I’m lookin’ at YOU, Cyn) are held hostage by greedy tradesmen.
    It can be really profitable to be an HVAC repair guy!

  155. goodnight all.

  156. No shit, ChrisP. I’m getting a perimeter drain system installed in my basement/occasional swimming pool. It requires 2 new 20 amp circuits, and the thought of calling an electrician never even crossed my mind.

    A couple of hours and $70 at the Home Depot will fix that right up.

  157. Ask him about Scott Muni.

    I will. He also has the Uncle Floyd album.

  158. ‘Night SoHoS.

  159. Manny Ortiz won the home run derby.

  160. NSFW

    Flash Mountain

    http://tinyurl.com/3vm6b7

  161. Deadliest Catch fans – Johnathan Hillstrand and Josh Harris are on Leno tonight.

    Tomorrow night is the Captain Phil 2-hour memorial.

  162. I’ll be watching that tomorrow Andy. I’ve watched the show from the very first episode and was hooked. So sad. I’ll try to stay up tonight to watch Leno.

  163. Flash Mountain Heh heh.

    I’m calling it a night too. Sweet Dreams.

  164. Cool. The city I live in made it in the top 50 of the top 100 best places to live in 2010.

    I’m in #19. I spent a year in #1 about 8 years ago. It’s certainly a nice town, but the summers and winters make me much happier here.

  165. I live in #873.

  166. I lived in #2 on that list, and either things have dramatically changed or the list was put together by throwing darts at a map.

  167. “Cool. The city I live in made it in the top 50 of the top 100 best places to live in 2010.

    http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2010/top100/

    WE’RE NUMBER 7 SO SUCK IT NUMBER 8!

  168. I lived in Stamford, CT as a kid, before my family moved to Norwalk, CT, where I lived for over 20 years.

    We moved the fuck out of there about 15 years ago, because it was turning to shit. Over=priced, over-crowded, and annoying. The only good thing about Norwalk is that it wasn’t Stamford. Or Darien, Westport, Weston or New Canaan.

    On another note, I have been to at least 80 of the places on that list.

    They are all the same.

  169. Ramapo, NY? shithole.

    Hamden, CT? shithole.

    Fishers, IN? Great place if you need to buy meth.

    Shawnee, KS? Okay, if you like living in the middle of fucking nowhere.

    Newton, MA? Fuck Boston.

  170. Holy shit. Mr. RFH’s hometown is in the top 100. I call bullshit. They have fucked public schools, fucked up roads, and there was something about the mayor having a dead body in the trunk of his car.

  171. Hah… Rogers Arkansas.

    WalMart money.

  172. In the case of The Shining, I read the book first, so I thought the movie was terrible. The book is gripping psychological horror. The movie is a haunted house flick. Barely even the same story.

    Will just ran to get a ruler to measure his second toe on camera for my edification. Two inches. I’m…I’m so proud.

  173. Mrs. Peel, is his second toe longer than his big toe?

    That means something, but I forget what it is.

  174. Chapel Hill, NC? College town. Duke University. Fuck those scum.

    White Plains, NY? snooty wannabe-rich, obnoxious trash.

    Meridian, ID? yawn.

    Bismarck, ND? WTF????

  175. My sister has freaky long second toes, Romy. We used to call them “frog toes” and say that’s why she was so good at the balance beam.

  176. WE’RE NUMBER 7 SO SUCK IT NUMBER 8!

    Now we know where to find you, clint. Rookie mistake.

  177. Take your time … no hurry … but if this poat gets slow, there’s another one already up to keep you kiddies moving right along.

    Besides, I wanted to play the song.

    WARNING: Do Not Move Until Your Karma Demands It!

  178. “Now we know where to find you, clint. Rookie mistake.”

    Come well armed.

  179. West Des Moines, IA? The only thing good about West Des Moines is that it’s not Des Moines.

    Naperville, IL? Racism central. Home of the Illinois Nazis.

    Sioux Falls, SD? No building over 3 stories. 2 square blocks of decent bars and restaurants. 8 square blocks of strip malls. 80 square blocks of white trash. 100,000 square blocks of flat.

    Bristol, CT? Home of the CT Nazis.

  180. Come well armed.

    Like I’d go there myself.

    (NINJAS AWAY!!!)

  181. Bristol, CT? Home of the CT Nazis.

    So that explains the East Coast Bias.

    I hate ESPN Nazis!

  182. I hate ESPN Nazis!

    I fucking HATE ESPN!!!!!!!

  183. My friend Shane Adkins has a song called “Monkey-Toed Gal”.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TbinqCMtFM

    Said she picked a dime off a linoleum floor with her toes.

  184. Roamy come on up to the new poat so we can bewb hug.


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