Give Them Wings

Last night I attended a fundraiser for Nashoba Learning Group, the world’s best autism program in Bedford, Massachusetts, that my son is fortunate to be able to attend. The fundraiser was held at the Collings Foundation hangar, which houses an incredible private collection of vehicles ranging from stagecoaches to aircraft.

This TBM looks like it just rolled out of the factory:

I spoke briefly with Bob Collings, who is a longtime supporter of the school and generously made his facility available to us. He said he began collecting cars in the ’70s and then became interested in military vehicles.

Since then, his foundation has amassed an incredible collection (full list of autos and aircraft), including the last remaining airworthy B-24 Liberator. More B-24’s were produced than any other U.S. military aircraft. Ever. Over 18,000 in all. This is the last one that’s still capable of doing one of the two things it was meant to do … fly and drop bombs on douchebags. And I bet it could get back up to speed pretty quickly on the latter if push came to shove.

Collings doesn’t generally add items to its collection for static display. With few exceptions, all of their stuff works. They have a WWII reenactment on Columbus Day weekend, and that 88 up there will be firing.

How many times have you wished you had one of these when you were stuck in traffic? A little modification to get those 4 Ma-Deuces to aim a little lower sure would spice up rush hour:

More pictures here (feel free to ignore the ones of all the people and skip to the toys). Also, I’d be remiss in failing to mention that both Nashoba Learning Group and the Collings Foundation are 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations if you’re looking for a better place to hide your dough from Obama than a coffee can buried in your backyard.

286 Comments

  1. Do I really have to read more?

  2. Awesome!

    I think I have seen that B-24 at an airshow. Dayton?

  3. Hey now. This may be BiW-length, but it’s mostly pictures.

  4. *pours a shot of melted chocolate for Tat, slides it down the bar*

  5. I’m going to sneak in there one night and steal that Avenger.

  6. *pours a shot of melted chocolate for Tat, slides it down the bar*

    Absolutely delicious.

    Keep’em comin’.

  7. planes are cool and shit, but……….

  8. They’re making a new Green Hornet w/ Seth Rogen.

  9. My brigade in Germany restored an old M3 Half-track (like the one above, but without the quad-fitty) and an M24

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M24_Chaffee

    I got to drive them.

  10. They’re making a new Green Hornet w/ Seth Rogen.

    And Ryan Reynolds is gonna be the Green Lantern.

  11. **makes puppy eyes at lauraw**

  12. And Ryan Reynolds

    Wiser, if you wanted to be nice to me, you’d deliver him trussed up on my doorstep.

  13. Dick,

    No. Busy season at work right now. Plus I’m broke.

  14. OK, boys and girls.

    And Rosetta.

    Gotta hit the road. I’ll either see you tonight, or maybe tomorrow.

  15. Dick, one of these days, I will indeed send you a fine recipe for Semtex.

  16. Safe travels, XBrad.

  17. They’re making a new Green Hornet w/ Seth Rogen.

    I never watched much Green Hornet, but I don’t really remember him being a goofy chub.

  18. Wiser, if you wanted to be nice to me, you’d deliver him trussed up on my doorstep.

    That is one hell of an “If.”

  19. Weird enough to share with y’all

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raRaxt_KM9Q

  20. It’s 105 degrees out right now.

  21. It’s warm enough to be sticky outside.

    I do not dig.

  22. It’s 65 here.

  23. *pours two more melty choco-shots apiece for the ladies*

    *drips a little Chambord raspberry liqueur on top of each and lights it*

    *slides them down the bar*

  24. whoa.. hot chocolate and boozy thingys.

    That’s nuts.

  25. whoa.. hot chocolate and boozy thingys.

    That’s nuts.

    Nuh-uh, that’s the start of a good time. Add in Ryan Reynolds and it’s a party.

  26. whoa.. hot chocolate and boozy thingys.

    Happens every time a bunch of women spend an extended amount of time together.

    Synchronicity.

  27. wimmen. chocolate. liquor. fire.

    bad juju.

  28. Whatever.

  29. men. booze. matches.

    badder juju

  30. It’s frakkin cold here.

  31. Oh yeahhhh.

    *cracks knuckles, winks, grabs coconut rum and bottle of baby oil*

  32. In the fiddies…going into the 40s tonight.

  33. *grabs the flash bangs, a pot of humus, and some Elvis .45s

  34. Dave, I wish you could’ve seen this joint last night. You got to see my instant reaction when I walked in the door on TwitChimp.

    I could kick myself for not taking the stupid flip video camera and doing a walkaround.

  35. Yeah you suck Andy.

  36. *pours two more melty choco-shots apiece for the ladies*

    *drips a little Chambord raspberry liqueur on top of each and lights it*

    **sends lauraw a big bottle of Godiva liqueur.**

  37. It’s frakkin cold here.

    *plays world’s tiniest violin*

  38. >> Chambord raspberry liqueur

    I don’t even know what that is.

  39. Dave, I don’t know what it is, either. Don’t care. It sounds good.

  40. I don’t even know what that is.

    Fucking delicious.

  41. The wimmenz at the Bielat campaign fundraiser friday night were drinking “Milk of Amnesia” – champagne & chambord.

    Speaking of Bielat … muahahahaha: http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/120943-bill-clinton-to-stump-for-rep-barney-frank-as-the-right-digs-in

  42. Next blurb I write is gonna be about Milf boobiess.

    There are surgeons out there that can help you with that.

  43. Evening, crapweasels and hawt chicks!

  44. Skynet slowly becomes self-aware: http://www.cnbc.com/id/39372580

  45. Chief! How’d you hit ’em this weekend?

  46. Andy – Beat the son 6-2 yesterday and 7-5 today. So, an altogether enjoyable two days on the links.

  47. Dick – I’m tired. BTW, I would tell you how great your book is, but my wife grabbed it and is reading it first!

  48. It’s a damn good thing I love Andy.

  49. limited out on birds today for the first time in I can’t remember when.. quick trip out this afternoon.

    They’re everywhere

  50. *gives mare “the love of Andy”*

  51. Ooh, tell me more.

  52. Chambord is black raspberry liqueur. Kind of syrupy and intense. Champagne and Chambord sounds really good! Must look pretty too.

    My GF Lisa and I like to try and emulate the Golden Sangria that this Spanish restaurant down the road makes. It seems to have a lot of fruit liquor in it.

    Frickin’ delicious and deadly.

  53. Evening Chief! How’s the lower unit hanging?

    perv

  54. I almost wish I could drink booze. A ‘delicious and deadly’ sounds rather nice right now.

  55. Are you shooting le pigeons again, Dave?

  56. WTF? As soon as I turn my back on you guys, you start commenting.

    But while I spent all morning and early afternoon trying to find amusement, you guys were clammed up.

    I’ve got a question for you: Fuck you.

  57. >> Are you shooting le pigeons again, Dave?

    I was, yeah.. quick run up the road this affernoon to a friend’s place.. he called me and said “bring a shotgun”. So I did.

    45 minutes, 15 dove. Had to stop. They were still flyin.

  58. Doves, Dave?

  59. Dick wrote a book?

    How did it compare to Wiser’s “book”” thread?

  60. yeah.. no whitewing, although they’re comin back here (you have to add a WW tag if you wanna shoot em). All mourning dove.

  61. I’ve got a question for you: Fuck you.

    Someone needs to reread their Strunk & White.

  62. Ahh, the dove.

    Nothing like blasting the Bird of Peace out of the sky.

  63. Dick, I’m aware of the dove hunting in TX. My “Doves?” took a while to post. Laura said pigeons, and I presumed it was doves.

    **shoots a finch, just because**

  64. or ripping their head off when they’re still flappin one wing.

  65. Well, I feel bad that the only thing I’ve killed lately is a small spider and a couple of ladies sense of self esteem.

  66. Do pigeons taste like chicken?

  67. **shoots a finch, just because**

    Hah!
    A former gf’s ex-bf had a story about running into some European fellows who were out shooting…one of the guys had a string of birds hanging from his belt. They were all like, sparrows and robins and shit, just little tweety birds of the field. Because in Europe they do eat those too.

    Yeah, they were caught and fined by a ranger.

  68. I went to lower Manhattan today. I got home without any dents or tickets, both mirrors are still attached and I didn’t meet Mare.

    It was a good day.

  69. Last thing I blasted was a turkey. Not much dove hunting in this part of the world.

    Opening day of dove season in the Deep South(tm) is a big fuckin’ deal.

  70. The first time I was allowed to go pheasant hunting alone, I did not find any. Out of frustration, I shot a sparrow with both barrels.

  71. I learned to shoot in a bird sanctuary.

    And what I really learned is that the state bird of Washington, the Goldfinch, leaves a pretty shower of feathers when blasted at a range of 5 feet by a 12 gauge.

  72. Do pigeons taste like chicken?

    Dove has a pretty distinctive taste.

    ZOMFG!!! It’s the only thing that doesn’t taste like chicken!

  73. Mourning Doves are protected in CT and MA. Ban on hunting them.

    Pffft.

  74. They hunt ducks across the street from my house.

  75. Yeah, I’d have been there too if I hadn’t had the Autism Speaks walk today.

    I blame mare (who loves me)!!!!

  76. Sadly, there’s a ban on hunting stupid old people driving in the left lane with their goddamned blinker on.

  77. >> Mourning Doves are protected in CT and MA

    Really? They’re like airborne rats here.

    Juicy, plump, fat flying rats. There are 15 clean ones in the freezer.. I even wasted time to pull the pellets out.

  78. J-E-T-S!
    Brett Favre Brett Favre Brett Favre Brett Favre Brett Favre Brett Favre.

  79. Mr DiT,
    I have to complement you on your cheerleader pics over at the mothership. Excellent!

  80. I guess I should say, they’re protected here by seasons. This one ends Oct. 24

  81. Link your book Dick! I want to buy it. Is it on Kindle?

  82. The running joke is that doves taste like buckshot…….

    Dave, what is the name of your book? I wasn’t aware that you are an author!

  83. I didn’t write no book.

  84. Sorry – I meant Dick, not Dave…..

  85. How do you cook those doves, Dave?

  86. I’ve got a question for you: Fuck you.

    You wish.

  87. Teresa, while we are plugging books…

    I didn’t write it, but I did most of the editing of and all of the pestering to finish Barrelhouse Boys by Joel Williamsen. It’s historical fiction in 1894 Nebraska centering around a train wreck that actually happened, with murder, kidnapping, and other famous figures in Lincoln thrown in for good measure.

  88. We had a rape happen nearby (like within 5 miles of here..) I swear it was like a Quintin Tarrantino movie, you could hear the pump shot guns from the whole block!!!

  89. BTW Romy.. I think we are on for Wed! I will call..

  90. http://tinyurl.com/2eh7j8u

  91. >> How do you cook those doves, Dave?

    I breast em, easiest thing to do with a small bird. Head, off, stick your thumb down the neck and pull the breast away from the body. Toss the guts to the stupid dogs.

    It’s a clean, boneless breast. Stuff with cheddar and jalapenos, and wrap it in bacon with a toofpick, and grill it.

    Yummy yums. 3 bites, if it was a decent sized bird.

  92. Catman, awesome! Will try to get Mr. RFH to come along, too.

  93. Dick was wayward? I don’t believe it.

  94. “Out of frustration I shot a sparrow with both barrels.”

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

    Vmax???

  95. It’s cooled off to 100 here.

  96. Dave, that’s perfect! The Georgia method is basically the same: breast, bacon, barbeque.

    I like the jalepeno addition. You should bring those bad boys up to Michael’s shinding.

  97. catman, who got shot besides raped?

  98. Cool Romy! Wife and kids cannot come due to Soccer game. Look forward to meeting you both.

  99. You should bring those bad boys up to Michael’s shinding.

    seconded.

  100. Catman’s neighborhood?

    http://bit.ly/c5wELz

  101. Yes Mare, my grandma had a double trigger side by side 12 gauge. I had bruises, let me tell you!

    It was a early model smokeless Stevens, bought in the 19teens

  102. >> I like the jalepeno addition. You should bring those bad boys up to Michael’s shinding.

    Oooo.. good thinkin Andrew.

  103. Well, nobody yet, we are just all hopin’ we get to hunt a rapist. Now would not be a good time to be breaking and entering around here. I am not really worried, as most violence like that around here is not really random. Most likely, she knew him somehow.

    I am not suggesting that it was her fault, of course, but as randomness goes, it is pretty rare here. Random has to work too hard as we are spread out too much. (and all good shots!)

    My next door neighbor is an ex sheriff and is still active in the community. The block tends to find these things out quick!

  104. Catman’s neighborhood?

    http://bit.ly/c5wELz

    Hey, only the two guys on the right have drinks. I CALL BULLSHIT!!!

  105. I am taking the morning off tomorrow. Going to my 1st Dr’s appointment for my thumb. Everything is healed very well but I have a ingrown thumb nail in the works. 2 and 1/2 months later

  106. I had one of those way back when, too, vmax. I can’t remember the model number for the life of me.

    The “expert” mode of shooting it is with 2 fingers – index on the front trigger, middle on the rear.

    The “dumbass noob” mode is thinking you’re an expert and then pulling both triggers at the same time … eeyouch!

  107. Sean, Yep! Just add bigger yards and horse (or in my case, cow) pastures!

  108. >> Doesn’t matter how ya cook dove. The little chewy bastards still taste like #2 pencil erasers.

    I prefer quail myself. But even a bacon-wrapped turd would probably be halfway decent.

    BACON! IS THERE ANYTHING IT CAN’T DO?(r)

  109. Dick has a book? I thought he played Krusty the Klown at Libtard birfday parties. (drinks all the liquor, barfs in pool, demands tip..)

  110. Yeah.. really make turds taste good.

  111. Actually, Catman, that was Andy’s link. I was just commenting on it.

  112. Chief,
    Thank you! I read the reviews and ordered it!
    Way to go Dick!
    Finish the sequel!

  113. Can bacon do a compound sliding miter saw? I think not, but compound sliding miter saws are hard to eat.

  114. Sorry Andy! See above..

  115. Where is the link ChrisP?

  116. Thanks MCPO,
    Bought it on my Kindle.

  117. Vman,
    Here: http://tinyurl.com/2eh7j8u

    See if you can spot MCPOs review…

    BiW is easy, as he uses his real name.

  118. E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!

  119. I have it on my Kindle, too, just haven’t read it yet.

  120. Hey, wasn’t the dirt on Boehner supposed to be published today?

  121. Drudge had a headline and the dirt is that Boehner’s Chief of Staff isn’t all that well known. Haven’t read it yet.

  122. I paid $7.00 +- for it ant you are only getting $0.88?

    That sucks!

  123. *WARNING*

    Do not read this piece of shit column. It will immediately cause you to shed a dozen IQ points and will make you punch your monitor.

    You have been duly notified.

  124. Hi Lips!
    I posted lots of puppy pics up thread and on the last one.

    If you want to see puppys and Zeke.

  125. Dick,
    Isn’t he the retired Navy Vet? I’d have sworn it was him! Damn!
    Fooled again by pigeon-holing folks. Sorry Chief!

  126. I saw those, Vmax, thanks! Meant to say something but I had to keep jumping up to do stuff. Is that little husky looking one a new foster? Too cute.

  127. Great Dick, I will pay for good books, but I hope the author gets more than a dollar per book.

    Lips The husky puppy is my niece’s new pup. I went to my brothers house today for dinner and brought Zeke to play with Nala.

    They did well.

  128. Sean, just a typical lefty nutbar, secure in their own intellectual and moral superiority, without any knowledge of the philosophies that set this nation apart from those its citizens ecaped from.

  129. Sean, I clicked away after losing a couple. Day-umm, that woman is stupid.

  130. She actually turns her own baby grandson into a fucking strawman about the AZ immigration law. Disgusting.

  131. I hope your next one sells millions Dick

  132. Dick, Joel went through Createspace for his book. I think he makes near half on hardcopies (paperback) and a third for Kindle. He sold over 800 copies the last time I spoke to him, don’t know how he is doing now. He got some of the Nebraska papers to review it and local bookstores to carry it.

  133. Oh, and he also did an audiobook of it. Cracked me up to hear him doing the wimmin’s voices.

  134. Dick, the book better not blow chunks or you’ll owe me about 8 bucks.

  135. Sean, send some of that cool 100 air here. It’s about 105 right now.

  136. Speaking of authors, where the fuck is TBOM? Did Rosetta grant him leave?

  137. OK, but do I have to admit I know you?

  138. I am currently reading the freebie Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. When I finish, I promise I’ll read your book next, Dick, and review it.

  139. Between the authors, lawyers and rocket scientists we have attracted to this idiotic little corner of the blogoshpere, it’s really getting more and more difficult to call ourselves “morons.”

    No wonder we have such power over larger, more popular sites.

  140. Sean, what kills me is I know a lot of the women in my church are politically somewhat conservative, but they think Anne Lamott is the greatest thing ever.

    No.

    I mean, it’s great she’s gotten away from drugs and prostitution through Christ, but like all libs with religion, she’s trying to make God do what she wants, not do what God wants.

  141. As much as I’d like to buy Dick’s book, things are a little tight for me lately.

    Anyone know where I can bootleg it?

    :)

  142. Roamy, I hope you’re ready for me to tackle you and give you the “native Georgian” next weekend.

  143. Wiser, If I can figure out a way to hack a kindle format to html or doc, I’ll shoot you a chapter or two.

  144. I am a moron for clicking the sidebar link about MacArthur Park.

  145. Wiser, If I can figure out a way to hack a kindle format to html or doc, I’ll shoot you a chapter or two.

    Nah, that’s theft.

  146. Well, I just clicked it to see what the heck you were talking about.

  147. Speaking of authors, where the fuck is TBOM?

    And, by the way, where the fuck has Cuffy been?

    Who told him he could take a sabbatical?

  148. For Andy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4ujS1er1r0

  149. Cuffy said work was interfering with his fun.

    I told him to quit his job.

  150. Cuffy said work was interfering with his fun.

    see, that’s just unacceptable.

  151. Between the authors, lawyers and rocket scientists we have attracted to this idiotic little corner of the blogoshpere, it’s really getting more and more difficult to call ourselves “morons.”

    No wonder we have such power over larger, more popular sites.

    You could always go to the latest two threads at Rutherford’s. I had new (to that blog) lefty nutbar tell me today that :

    Well BiW, I do have to admit that you argued from a…perspective, of sorts. Wrong, misguided, and selfish…but you do make a point.

    My response:

    Wrong, misguided, and selfish.

    Well thank you for all the scripted buzzwords. Care to elaborate and connect the dots, or did you expect me to be cowed by the cliche’?

    She seems to have lost her voice.

  152. Admiral Ackbar says, “It’s a trap!”

  153. Cuffy said he was busy with some stuff at work. He’s been pretty absent on TwittyFace Jenkins, too.

  154. You could always go to the latest two threads at Rutherford’s.

    Or, I could repeatedly hit myself in the forehead with a ball-peen hammer.

    Both of those options are equally as painful and productive.

  155. Ya know, this idea of being an author is rather intriguing.

    I’m thinking of writing a book on how fucking stupid most sales managers are.

  156. Cuffy said he was busy with some stuff at work

    work, work, work…..

    I am so sick of that word.

  157. For Andy


    w00t!

  158. Ooh, and the official state song!

    Does Georgia Public Broadcasting still sign off at night with the video set to that?

  159. That’s a harsh assessment of rutherford. If nothing else, he provides great entertainment as he spins, weaves, and dodges in his excuses for the Dhims.

    Hippieprof, on the other hand, has secuumbed to the madness of the left, and finds it wholly appropriate to scream about the ultra rich controlling the Tea Party, without a shred of hypocrisy when you remind him of George “Dr. Evil” Soros, and is even willing to go so far as to make excuses for his collaberation with the Nazis when he was 13. I can’t even attempt to carry on a conversation with him any more.

  160. From my hometown

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5HRzaOFhec

    As for Georgia PBS, they did the last time I watched ’em.

  161. Ya know, this idea of being an author is rather intriguing.

    I’m thinking of writing a book on how fucking stupid most sales managers are.

    *puts away copy of Glen Gary Glen Ross*

    Do tell, wiser.

  162. finds it wholly appropriate to scream about the ultra rich controlling the Tea Party

    Those fuckers must have my old address, because I still haven’t gotten my check.

  163. Hippieprof, on the other hand, has succumbed to the madness of the left,

    The last thread I read and participated in at HP was the one where he accused Beck of wanting to rape America. I mentioned that his accusation of rape was misdirected, and, when he asked to support my remark, I pointed out the trillions of (borrowed) dollars that the current administration has been spending.

    His (and his sycophants) lack of response was deafening.

    Rutherford, on the other hand, is a smug, pseudo-intellectual, lying coward, who, while admitting he only became politically aware when he heard the dreamy, dulcet tones of Obama, has the gall to accuse others of being uninformed.

    And he does it with such a precious arrogance. It is really just the cutest.

  164. You and me both, Andy.

    Which is surprising, because the IRS has my new address.

  165. hi everyone. whatdidimiss?

  166. *puts away copy of Glen Gary Glen Ross*

    Okay, maybe I’ll just do what Stephen King has done for the last decade and steal the basic concept, but add a big spider.

  167. From my hometown (one of many)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc823UD0LeU#t=0m47s

  168. hi everyone. whatdidimiss?

    We have all decided that wimmen should not be allowed to vote.

  169. My new favorite version, fitting accompaniment

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbN-jO11vKg

  170. Okay, maybe I’ll just do what Stephen King has done for the last decade and steal the basic concept, but add a big spider.

    Oh, almost forgot. I’ll also toss a couple of idiotic jabs in at Republicans that have absolutely nothing to do with the story.

    Helloooooooo, big money.

  171. Dammit! We promised not to tell her until the bill got passed in the dead of night.

  172. Hippieprof, on the other hand, has secuumbed to the madness of the left,

    But remember, he was always a conservative and has only aligned with the left (read: bought into every single socialist idea the left proposes wholeheartedly) when the right moved away from him and his beliefs.

  173. If you do all that, Wiser, maybe you’ll get a guest spot on Sons of Anarchy.

  174. Dammit! We promised not to tell her until the bill got passed in the dead of night.

    It wasn’t?

  175. If you do all that, Wiser, maybe you’ll get a guest spot on Sons of Anarchy.

    Do I get to punch Katie Segal?

  176. Jason Aldean’s “The Truth” gets to me every time, Andy.

  177. We have all decided that wimmen should not be allowed to vote.

    Yea, whateve. But I’m still an administrator , right?

    You take away my vote, and I’m gonna have to double-up my concentration on posts/comments that focus on my workouts and/or prog metal.

  178. I wanna go to bed. but I have to wait until the laundry is done.

    sigh.

  179. Heh. Talk about exposing my RedNeck Bonafides(tm) … I pull up to the Nashoba/Collings Foundation thing in the Boxster with the top down and am wearing a suit. Evil rich, white Republican so far, right?

    But I immediately get out of the car, haul ass across the driveway (after waiting for a couple of cars to pass) so I can take this picture: http://bit.ly/cfmTu8

  180. I’m gonna have to double-up my concentration on posts/comments that focus on my workouts and/or prog metal.

    *searches for another blog to hang out at…..

  181. Uh, no.

    I happen to like Katie Segal.

    http://xbradtc.wordpress.com/2010/08/30/load-heat-99/

  182. You take away my vote, and I’m gonna have to double-up my concentration on posts/comments that focus on my workouts and/or prog metal childbirth stories and PMS.

    That’ll strike fear in their hearts.

  183. Heh. Follow the link through: http://twitter.com/verumserum/statuses/25651129533

  184. OK, I’m out. I’m wilting in this heat.

  185. Jason Aldean’s “The Truth” gets to me every time, Andy.

    I lurves that song. It was a toss-up, but I hadn’t heard Amarillo Sky in a while.

  186. *searches for another blog to hang out at…..

    empty threat

    ’m gonna have to double-up my concentration on posts/comments that focus on my workouts and/or prog metal childbirth stories and pms

    We’ll, I think most guys are pretty desensitized to that. Their eyes glaze over, they’ve heard it all before.

    But the workout/ prog metal stuff … it’s like NEW BORING. It’s the closest I can get to actually whipping out a carrousel of protecter slides of my most recent family vacation.

    *click*
    “Here’s the hotel we stayed at”
    *click*
    “This was this really cool plant stand out to the left of the doorway”
    *click*
    “This was the breakfast buffet. It was free, and they had THE BESTS MUFFINS, but I only had a half, because it wasn’t on my South Beach …”

  187. I happen to like Katie Segal.

    ugh.

  188. Hahahahaha. I love the projector schtick.

    At what audience age do you have to transition that to PowerPoint?

  189. *click*

    “This is a picture my oldest took from the car window … it’s just a blur, but I thought it was funny!”

  190. *click”

    “This is a picture of … OMG, how did that get in there? Never mind, moving on …”

  191. But the workout/ prog metal stuff … it’s like NEW BORING.

    So, basically, you’re threatening to become our NEW PJM.

  192. Well, PJM has abandoned us. Face it, Wiser. She’s gone.

    I’m the NEW Peej.

    We all have our parts to play. I’m like the back-up quarterback for our little H2 team. sure, I’m not as funny or friends or quick as Peej. But I’m all we’ve got right now.

  193. friends= friendly

  194. sure, I’m not as funny or friends or quick as Peej.

    true. No one was as funny or as quick…..

    Oh, gag me, I can’t do it.

    PJ was never funny.

  195. [stomps off in protest of Wiser’s speaking ill of the missing peej]

    Or, maybe I just went to bed.

    YOU WON’T KNOW.

    Until tomrrow. Around 7:30 in morning. SEE YOU THEN!

    I mean, I’M LEAVING. Never coming back. you’ve done it this time Wiser.

  196. Hmmm … more kids and farm animals than peej. It’s like pulling a better peej than peej off the bench. You could be like Tom Brady stepping in for Drew Bledsoe.

    Of course you could be like Tony Romo stepping in for Drew Bledsoe, too.

  197. PeeJ is outa money and outa minutes, unless she is at the library. She wants to be here, but can’t.
    Just the way it is…

  198. I mean, I’M LEAVING. Never coming back. you’ve done it this time Wiser.

    Mare’s gonna be so happy.

  199. She wants to be here, but can’t.

    how ironic.

  200. Anyone want a cool bumper sticker? Man, I wish I’d come up with it.

  201. Anyone want a cool bumper sticker?

    ME! WANT!

  202. But I immediately get out of the car, haul ass across the driveway (after waiting for a couple of cars to pass) so I can take this picture: http://bit.ly/cfmTu8

    Heh. There is a dead ringer for Trevor the Tractor from Thomas the Tank Engine in a field about five miles from here. Kudzu is gettin’ it.

  203. Hahahaha. That’s great!

  204. Andy, you watching the game?

  205. Kudzu is gettin’ it.

    It’s just doing its job controlling erosion.

    http://bit.ly/b0xQPf

  206. Yeah. Hell of an ending this is coming down to.

  207. Yeah. Hell of an ending this is coming down to.

    s’killing me.

  208. Geez, you’d think Henne locked onto a single receiver and made that last play kind of easy for you.

  209. They’re gonna load the bases with no outs???

    That’s an interesting call.

  210. Geez, you’d think Henne locked onto a single receiver and made that last play kind of easy for you.

    Wrong game, doofus!

  211. Hahahaha. I have both of them on.

  212. Or had.

  213. Bases loaded, one out…..

    Can the Yankees score?

    I give them a 50-50 chance.

  214. Burp.

    http://tinyurl.com/25wmspf

  215. Ummm … yeah. They can.

  216. walked it in.

    wow.

    too bad the Yanks are gonna be out of the playoffs early.

  217. I should’ve had that mega-facepalm cued up for the inevitable walking in of the winning run.

    And with that, I’m outta here. ‘Night all.

  218. I should’ve had that mega-facepalm cued up for the inevitable walking in of the winning run.

    Nah. I think the Yankees have left the bases loaded more times this year than any other team. No guarantees with them this year.

    Damn shame it came down to one bad pitch.

  219. Der.

  220. Der.

    Probably one of the most intelligent comments ever made anywhere on the internets.

  221. I dunno about anywhere, but I’m pretty sure it beats any comment ever posted on YouTube.

  222. no,

    ?

    is the best comment evah

  223. is the best comment evah

    “best” =/= “most intelligent”

  224. Dingleberries are the new black = the best internet comment evah.

  225. eddie,

    When my parents moved to L.A. in the early 70s, they met and became friends with a Jewish family that had escaped (not just survived, mind you–escaped) Nazi concentration camps and then fled to…Cuba. They, um, kinda had to leave again.

  226. dude

  227. You ever met anybody with a faded serial number tattooed on their forearm?

    It’s a sobering experience.

  228. Well, who would’ve thought that a comment about the Holocaust could kill the lighthearted banter around here? Go figure.

  229. I just started watching a pretty good show — http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1229413/

  230. Wakey wakey.

  231. If I’m still awake because I’m downloading some Japanese porn, does it still count?

  232. der

    no

    ?

  233. If I’m still awake because I’m downloading some Japanese porn, does it still count?

    Only if DinT gets the Pie in the Face.

    **Sniff** Sniff** AAaahh! Bandwidth!!

  234. Burp.

    http://tinyurl.com/25wmspf

    Ms. Romy is ACTUALLY Kudzu? Wow… No wonder I had never seen them PhotoGraphed together….

  235. Well, well, well. Look what the cat dragged in.

    How’s it going, Sox?

  236. Geez, you’d think Henne locked onto a single receiver and made that last play kind of easy for you.

    Wrong game, doofus!

    Yup. This pretty well sums up how Rosetta wound up with a DAWG….

    *** Amends “Hostage HandBook” to note he/she has officially gone over to the “DarkSide”…***

  237. Hey Andy! Been home 3 weeks since New Years Eve, and MONTHS with out bandwidth to play on the innertubes.

  238. Alright, which one of you smartasses hacked Twitter? http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/09/27/twitter_wtf_worm/

  239. feeding da pig.

    morning.

  240. Hot air link. What an idiot.

  241. Hi SOX!

  242. Hi Ms. Ca r in!!

    *** Looks around ***

    *** Gives Ms C arin the Two Ankle Rub ***

    *** Dashes off to MouseHunt ***

  243. Ross Douthat, proving that even a broken clock is right twice a day: http://nyti.ms/9dBXHu

  244. Andy – you hear of the movie “God’s Ears”? They’ve got a write-up at bighollywood, but the movie’s not on Netflix.

  245. Brrrrrr, who turned off da sun?

  246. Nope. Never heard of it.

  247. It’s a indie movie – the lead character is autistic. here.

  248. Good morning.

    I didn’t do a damn thing this weekend, except hang out with friends. Looks like everyone was pretty busy, though.

  249. I was at an dog agility competition – Beta and I “placed” (you know, 1st, 2nd, 3td or 4th) in 6 out of 7 events we entered – we had an awesome time.

    Rosetta got a dog? A bulldog, no less. This should be the source of tons of stories to come…..

  250. Car in, I’ll check that out.

    There’s a documentary called “Dad’s In Heaven With Nixon” that I highly recommend.

  251. “Mare’s gonna be so happy.”

    Except I like Carin. When I think about it there aren’t any jackholes to run off that I really woudn’t miss.

  252. Good morning! I’m tiiiired today. I nearly called off. I’m not really sure why I didn’t, except that the days that I call off are almost always Mondays or Fridays.

  253. Good Morning Sugartits!

    It has been so dry this Summer, last night I dreamed of rain and it was such a happy feeling. I must have heard it falling.
    It’s cool and misty out now. So refreshing. Scott had raked up big dead spots in our lawn and overseeded but our clay was so dry it wouldn’t take hose water.
    I think rainwater wets better because it seems to have a different charge on it.

  254. That reminds me Lauraw. I’ve got to spread some grass seed today.

    I’ll get right on that.

    sigh.

  255. OMG, our cat Jennifer is so annoying. She has to follow Erin around ALL day, which means she has to be on the table while she does school. Which is made worst by the fact that Jennifer HATES Oscar. Or loves messing with him. I don’t know which. Oscar need only be NEAR the table, and Jennifer will go after him. So then he starts barking.

    That cat is crazy.

    She’ll run clear across the couch given the opportunity to attack him. For NO reason.

    course, if he’s sleeping, she’ll sneak up and start licking him.

    Weird.

  256. Guess he should have been walking: http://is.gd/fvHZn

  257. Laura – We lost half our lawn. The Condo Association says they are going to have the landscapers seed in the spring. Our soil consists of clay over limestone and granite.

  258. I feel the same way Jazz but I have never missed a day of work so I hated to ruin my record. I def. need some sleep.

  259. Yeah, you guys get the same general weather.

    If I had known how dry it would be this summer, I would not have bothered with the veggie garden (even though I did enjoy some produce). I would have just cover-cropped it and built the soil.

    I’m seriously thinking about just tilling most of it under right now and doing winter Rye a little early.

  260. Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain doing “LeFreak”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8ujhsYH7H0

    At least it’s not a kazoo orchestra!

  261. BUT, here’s the Temple City Kazoo Orchestra:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T75MC69N2IU

  262. I like this kind of thing: http://www.allenpearce.com/Alma_Allen_Sculpture.htm

    Small, clunky, heavy, evocative. You hold it in your hand and turn it over and enjoy it personally.
    I used to make stuff like that. Sigh. Got to get back to it! Someday.

  263. laura, this is going on where I live right now:

    http://www.artprize.org/

    The stuff is ALL OVER. I mean everywhere. There are so many exhibits – thousands. Last year, the restaurants downtown sold out of food on the weekends. All the way out. And it was a lot of restaurants. The crowds are huge. Y’all would likely have a ball. Unfortunately, the only other interesting thing here is me.

  264. Here’s a 16′ dragon:

    http://www.artprize.org/artists/public-profile/50301

  265. Guy made this sculpture out of nails: http://www.artprize.org/artists/public-profile/2866

  266. >> winter Rye

    what’s that?

  267. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJQU22Ttpwc

    Life is good folks.

  268. Do you actually listen to that shit, Uni?

  269. >> winter Rye
    what’s that?

    Winter is that period of coldness up here DIT. It snows. Water freezes.

  270. The only problem with art is that it’s infested with liberals – like liberals are the only creatives on society. Is it that conservatives don’t broadcast their politics in their art, or that conservatives just don’t make art? Either way, art shows seem to be skewed toward projects with more liberal themes. H

    Here are a few examples from the art prize:

    GAK!!! http://tinyurl.com/2a3wqh7 You can’t be fucking serious.

    You don’t need no stinking freedom http://tinyurl.com/24r4ryw

    Medium with a message: http://tinyurl.com/29f6ch4

    That’s raaaaacist: http://tinyurl.com/24gkdph

    I could keep this up forever.

  271. Cool piece of religious art. Really pretty neat. I’m going to see it this afternoon.

    http://tinyurl.com/2eau6fk

  272. ALL IMPORTANT PIG UPDATE!!

    George had his stitches out this morning and an xray to see if the stone that was overlooked/in hiding was still there or was flushed out. The good news is that his bladder and kidney looked clean. Stones were flushed. The trick is, how to keep them from forming again. Will have to hand water him frequently.

    The bad news is he is not eating enough on his own and is down another ounce and a half. He is alert and wants to knaw on everything but his foodies.

    *sigh*

    While this whole thing was hard on him, I don’t regret giving him the surgery. The pain meds were not touching the pain he was in.

    *time to refill the pig ‘retirement’ fund*

  273. Is it that conservatives don’t broadcast their politics in their art, or that conservatives just don’t make art?

    First off, baby, how you doin?

    To the point, I’m too busy working, taking care of the family, nursing pigs, to do my art. I was born conservative, was always artsy, but the practical nature of being a conservative has put that stuff on hold.

  274. Zippy new poat up. Slow pokes stay here.

  275. And even though I was an art student through high school and part of college, a lot of my fellow artists/drama folks turned me off. They were way weird.

  276. First off, baby, how you doin?

    Attitude is good, body is fair to partly cloudy. GF sold our king size bed this weekend. I have another queen set in storage that I brought over to the house. I got everything into the room and set up except for the box springs, which don’t fit through the stairway or through an upstairs window. I actually have to break down and purchase a queen-size split box spring (there goes the profit on the bed sale). So, I slept last night on the sofa, and my back is killing. I spent the night before in the guest bed, but my back hurt from that, too.

    I was born conservative, was always artsy, but the practical nature of being a conservative has put that stuff on hold.

    I knew conservative artists exist. We need to mount a movement that extols the virtues of capitalism and mocks the liberal agenda!

  277. I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned it before, but my dad and I have been restoring a 1964 Ford Falcon. We took it to our first car show this weekend and took first in the 60-73 Original category. There are a bunch of pics here.
    http://www.you-werethere.com/Pinetop_2010.html


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