MMM 148: Red Wave Edition

I actually left this until Monday morning for a change, so I’ll be especially brief in my thoughts before getting to the photos. Yay, election. Boo, Gary Peters took Carl Levin’s seat, and Trophy Wife Dingell is my congresswoman. At least Snyder’s still the Governerd.

Curls.
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Hey! That’s not a sports bra!
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SRS. Not SRS.
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Tasteful monochrome.
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Whenever I see curtains like this, I assume it’s a hotel.
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She looks peeved about something.
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I can’t do this. I probably never will. And I don’t care. I’m glad she can, though.
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Butt selfie.
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Scuba girl, how’d I do this week?
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Thanks, babe.

Now, time to get started on the week. Work to do, chocolate to brew.

175 Comments

  1. Nice work, leon. You get a cookie.

  2. Genius.

  3. I bet Carin had a double yesterday. Well, sort of.

  4. the last bullfrog looks like a chick

  5. The blonde in the non-sports bra is nice. She reminds me of Sarah Michelle Gellar…

  6. I like her hair accessory. Don’t see those too often.

  7. No double yesterday. I had the day off. We had a kitchen issue though, so I was otherwise occupied.

  8. uh oh, unlurker! How many bullwhips?

  9. All of the comments here are spam. No one is real.

  10. No, you’re spam.

  11. Fine, I guess I’ll just have to work then.

  12. You know, after a week in Mexico my Spanish might improve a lot.

  13. Si, senor.

  14. Your Mexican will improve.

  15. No it won’t

  16. Mexican Spanish is what I’m most likely to encounter anyhow.

    And it might not improve if I did the coke-hooker-viagra binge like he did, true enough.

  17. Mexican Spanish wouldn’t help you around here.

  18. My wife hates to be called “babe”. She says “I’m not a pig!” She alsp hates being called “baby”. She says “Babies smell of poop and thowup. I’m not like a baby!”

  19. I call my wife My Swan. She likes that.

  20. How is your swan doing?

    Our swans at work are mean, and attack people.

  21. I can see how the days go at Casa Swifty.

  22. She’s getting better, slowly. I make her pace herself so she doesn’t relapse.

  23. My wife hates to be called “babe”. She says “I’m not a pig!” She alsp hates being called “baby”. She says “Babies smell of poop and thowup. I’m not like a baby!”

    She sounds delightful. Does she accuse you of microagressions as well?

  24. On topic for poat: http://youtu.be/HafASXM6ksw

  25. You should try calling her Toots or Sugartits.

  26. I’m going to call my wife sugartits today just to see what happens now. I’ll report back on it later.

  27. Sofa!

  28. Nice knowing you, leon!

  29. I’m pretty sure Leon’s wife could kick his ass. She’s in the army.

  30. Just did it. She smiled.

  31. She’s in the Air National Guard. Not a lot of those guys can kick my ass.

  32. Hotspur, have the doctors established what infected your wife or are you still waiting on that information?

  33. Regarding the butt selfie up yonder…do people show up to work out with their cheeks all bared or do they just do that to take pictures of themselves?

    Back in the day, when I’d hit the gym, I took a towel with me to sit on the various sweat-stained pieces of equipment.

  34. I think they bare it just for the photo. I don’t see girls working out with bare asses.

  35. They still don’t have anything definitive. We’re pretty sure it was the perfect storm of a cold, pneumonia, allergies, and asthma.

    It’s been 16 weeks.

  36. At 12:11PM on November 10, 2009, I made my debut comment in this shithole dump.

  37. It wasn’t a shithole dump until you got here, just sayin’.

  38. Happy Pledge Pin Day, ‘Spurt.

  39. I call my wife Two Dogs Fucking. She’s got the same amount of Indian blood in her as Senator Warren does.

  40. So does Hotspur get one of them 5-year chits or sumpin’?

  41. Happy Birthday, Michael!

  42. Oh, and somebody needs to go put the fence back up in Nebraska – that Canadian wind is blowin’ clear down into Texas today.

    We’ve got a “strong wind” advisory through this evening.

  43. Michael is aging quickly.

  44. Clearly the Duncanville School District are a bunch of fucking racists.

    http://soopermexican.com/2014/11/10/texas-school-district-fires-ferguson-supporting-teacher-over-racist-tweets/

  45. Hmm, nice and calm up here, Maybe Texas just sucks?

    *runs

  46. Looks like this metrosexual asshole has declared us the best small city in America. You shouldn’t have moved to Bumfuck, Leon.

    http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2014/11/report_author_gary_shteyngart.html#incart_river

  47. Yeah, I’d listen to him. His hipster glasses just scream out trustworthy.

  48. But I like Bumfuck.

  49. I’ll bet you do.

  50. Does he realize that something like 80% of Ann Arbor’s “nice” is financed by the student loan bubble?

    My guess is no.

  51. Hahahahaha

  52. Heh, from AOS

    “Mary Landrieu” is Cajun for “Wendy Davis”.

  53. And Cherokee for Elizabeth Warren?

  54. Oui, oui!

  55. My wife had a friend who lived in Duncanville back in the ’70s. It was a 95% white suburb of Dallas back then. Now it’s 90% black suburb of Dallas. That’s the kind of shit that can get some brothers and sisters stirred up for no good reason there.

  56. ‘An armed society is a polite society”

    -stuff I wish I had originally said

  57. An armed society is a racist society.

  58. ‘Arms are good.’

    -said a wishful T-Rex

  59. T-Rex campfire songs:

    If you’re happy and you know it clap your……….ah fuck it.

  60. Heh heh

  61. Heh heh

    http://tinyurl.com/nbz767z

  62. Tell me that’s not real. Please.

  63. XMom is watching Patton.

    Good girl.

  64. Comment by Teresa in Fort Worth, TX on November 10, 2014 4:32 pm

    Starbucks just jumped the shark…..

    That reminds me that there may be at least one issue that I am in agreement with radical islam on.

  65. Did a bunch of you fuckers get jobs all of a sudden or something?

  66. I’m on the road. I flew into Vegas and am driving to Fort Irwin.

    I’m currently posting this from the Wendy’s in Globe, AZ.

  67. I’m on the road. I flew into Vegas and am driving to Fort Irwin.

    So, your employer hates you.

  68. So, your employer hates you.

    Pretty much. I wasn’t consulted when my boss asked everyone in the office which airport they wanted to fly into. I would have chosen Ontario, but everyone else wanted to fly through Vegas.

    Hell, I would have preferred to just rent a 4wd vehicle in Colorado Springs and drive two days to Irwin. It probably would have cost about the same.

  69. Woooo Hoooo Globe AZ!!

    *holds up lit lighter overhead*

  70. I have been wondering why Obama has proven to be so ill prepared to handle the many challenges of Presidency, and I have a version of what happened:

    Obama does not remember much of Carter presidency except that there was a lot of weed haze. The only Dem presidency he knows is that of Clinton. All other were Republicans.

    He saw a lot of wars, strife and economic challenges during the tenures of GOP Presidents, but he saw only peace and prosperity during Clinton years. The only real crisis was self inflicted because Clinton could not keep his pants zipped.

    Obama is too stupid to understand that this was a happy accident of history. This idiot thinks that peace and prosperity waft around naturally when it is a democrat president who is farting in the chair behind the resolute desk. He basically wanted a sequel of those tranquil years. Thus the unending kvetching about inheriting problems from Bush. No other President has ever complained that he inherited a mess from his predecessor.

    You screwed up America. Lets hope we wipe this sordid saga away in 2016.

  71. Nice fishstick fest you’re having here.

  72. If anyone is interested in MJ’s recipe for a Bloody Mary, last weekend’s show is now available free and on-line.

    http://stevenoxonradio.wordpress.com/2014/11/10/special-edition-saturday-november-8-2014/

  73. Well, that’s just peachy – apparently the gentleman who DD#3 ran into back in March of this year has just presented the insurance company with a bill for $97,500 in Bodily Injury claims.

    Our coverage is only $50,000 per person (w/$100,000 per accident).

    Mind you, he walked away from the accident, and told everyone that he was OK.

    The insurance company is going to “continue to evaluate” the situation, and let us know if we are responsible for the additional amount – which we do not have just sitting around in an account somewhere, TYVM.

    Mr. TiFW is gonna freak out when he gets home….

  74. If anyone is interested in MJ’s recipe for a Bloody Mary, last weekend’s show is now available free and on-line.
    ———————————–
    It was more a pile of loose suggestions (See Mare) than an actual recipe.

    I blame GND.

  75. MJ, has GND seen through your web of lies and deceit yet?

  76. Yeah….. “loose”

    I’m not gonna give away you “recipe” here, but I’m still laughing about it.

  77. Not yet, but I’m sure it’ll happen soon my brown friend.

    *rethinks plans to name first daughter Tushara.

  78. Greetings, suckers, marks, and rubes.

  79. Whew. Rubes. Thanks for including me.

  80. I’m not gonna give away you “recipe” here, but I’m still laughing about it.
    ————————————-
    Everyone needs a fool and knave. One that can make a bloody mary is a rare commodity.

  81. What about fools and knaves, sean?

    Racist.

  82. >>Not yet, but I’m sure it’ll happen soon my brown friend.

    Good.

  83. well, the ‘Good’ was for the ‘Not yet’ part, not the ‘it’ll happen soon’ part.

  84. Look, if I include fools and knaves, pretty soon the buffoons and scoundrels will be all up in here going “Well, what about us?” and it’ll be a whole thing. And I just can’t be bothered.

  85. Buffalones? What’s so special about him?

  86. I dodged a bullet today. I have been trying for two months to get a guy in SC to pay me $35. That’s all he had to do and I would have sent him a gold coin worth $1800.

    Today I learned it belongs to someone else.

  87. Wiser, I just started listening to the show and cracked up at the theme song, and had to stop the audio to come back here and tell you that the theme cracked me up.

    OK, back to the show.

  88. Nice dodge, Scott.

  89. On the TV show ‘Cheers’ many years ago, it was rumored that the secret ingredient for the best bloody mary is black cardamom.

    *looks at Tushar and grins*

  90. *grins back*

  91. Look, if I include fools and knaves, pretty soon the buffoons and scoundrels will be all up in here going “Well, what about us?” and it’ll be a whole thing. And I just can’t be bothered.
    —————————
    This is C- work, sean. I expect more from you.

    At least give a damn. If your heart isn’t into it then why invite anyone? I mean, really?

  92. In Indian cooking, we generally classify spices as: those that go well with hot and spicy food VS those that go well with sweet food.

    Cardamom is among the rare group (along with nutmeg and dried ginger) that can go well with both kinds of food.

  93. At least give a damn. If your heart isn’t into it then why invite anyone? I mean, really?

    You know, sometimes I wonder. But I have to soldier on. I may not be able to include everyone, but at least can make the suckers, marks and rubes feel welcome. There has to be a place for them, dammit.

  94. The ‘dammit’ was a nice touch.

  95. I’m brining a pork roast overnight and then tomorrow I’m going to make a spicy marinade in which I will also use up a few wrinkly tangerines. I wasn’t planning on it, but I think now some cardamom is going to go in there too. Works well with savory and citrus.

  96. Laura, a recipe for the Indian answer to Egg Nog:
    Heat some milk (whole is preferable, adding some cream is even better), add a pinch of nutmeg powder and black cardamom powder. A bit of cinnamon powder if you feel like it. A bit of dried ginger powder if you are feeling adventurous. Add sugar to taste. Stir. Enjoy.

    That stuff can warm you up on a cold day.

  97. You know what warms me up on a cold day?

    Your mom.

  98. I’m going to see if my spice grinder is good enough to make black cardamom powder. The pods seem pretty robust.

  99. >>>Laura, a recipe for the Indian answer to Egg Nog:
    Heat some milk (whole is preferable, adding some cream is even better), add a pinch of nutmeg powder and black cardamom powder. A bit of cinnamon powder if you feel like it. A bit of dried ginger powder if you are feeling adventurous. Add sugar to taste. Stir. Enjoy.

    That stuff can warm you up on a cold day.

    Needs bourbon

  100. Laura, stop! don’t grind up the pods. Just grind up the seeds inside.
    The empty pods have aroma too. Just drop in a couple while brewing your coffee, or add to a marinade. But pods should not be ground up along with the seeds.

  101. Jimbro, if you have Bourbon, you don’t need anything else.

    And that reminds me: there is a Glenfiddich waiting for me.

  102. Oh, jeez. Rookie mistake, thanks Tushar. I’ll crack them open and save the pods.

  103. Have any of you guys tried the Japanese single malts that have won awards lately? I’m thinking of getting a bottle for Dad for Christmas if it’s not too pricey.

  104. I’m planning on Red Stag and a big ice cube in a glass.

    The milk punch is a friend’s Christmas tradition I picked up and made for house parties for years. I have a Santa Claus pitcher reserved for it.

    http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2010/12/milk-punch/

  105. Laura, I tried a 12 year Yamazaki. It was good. Those darned slitty eyed yello bastards can make a whiskey as good as those red headed skirt wearing Scotts.

  106. Canadians are better. Try Tangle Ridge.

  107. Yamazaki is japanese for I pissed in this.

  108. Heh. Try it, Scott. It is a good whisky.

  109. Thanks for the Milk Punch, Jimbro.

  110. My father-in-law has me taste expensive stuff from Europe.
    I don’t like any of it.
    The more it costs the worse it tastes.

    The only whiskey I like is Canadian.

  111. >> Today I learned it belongs to someone else.

    Whoa

    I haven’t tried any award winning japanese single malts lately but that Suntory stuff I bought at the Niko Mart years ago in Taiwan for $30NTD (8 bucks American) was pure gasoline.

  112. hey – that monochrome dude looks like the bill & ted kid….

  113. The only whiskey I like is Canadian.

    **Throws panties at Scott**

  114. Finally made it to Fort Irwin and I’m safely pantsless in my hotel room watching the Paternity Test Show (Maury).

  115. Only time I was on Irwin, it was a truly dilapidated post. They had mostly 60s era one story barracks with plastic walls that long term exposure to the sun had deteriorated, with actual holes all the way into the room. Only about half of 11ACR was in modern barracks at the time.

  116. that Suntory stuff I bought at the Niko Mart years ago in Taiwan for $30NTD (8 bucks American) was pure gasoline.

    Is that good or bad for scotch?

  117. This morning it was a balmy 45 degrees. Then it rained, then it snowed, then the bottom fell out of the temperature and froze the shit out of everything.

    Now it’s 9 degrees.

  118. sounds like here, Jewstin. Wind really picked up, but we haven’t had any snow yet.

  119. Hey Jew, I heard that tomorrow and Wednesday would be worse.

  120. My favorite scotch is Laphroaig but it has a very strong peat flavor. Some people might say it tastes like muddy catfish fermented in kerosene.

  121. Had to turn the A/C on late this afternoon – gonna have to turn the heat back on before we turn in for the night.

    Tomorrow’s high is whatever the temperature is at midnight tonight.

  122. I think the high tomorrow is supposed to be 5 degrees.

  123. We’re on the backside of the front. Wind. Only got to 70 today. Not supposed to get the extreme cold or moisture. Dan should be able to drive across town to change the one clock he forgot last week at his Mom’s that needed 3 phone calls today.

  124. IT’S THE POLAR VORTEX!

    *Runs in hysterical circles screaming like a girl*

  125. We’re about three weeks past our normal frost date. Still no frost. Technically we reached the temperature a couple times, but it was too windy here to actually produce frost.

    You people are scaring me.

  126. It only got up to 69° today. Brrrrrr.

  127. It was crazy this morning. When it was snowing the wind blew like fury. We had total whiteout for about an hour. It was warm enough then that most of the snow melted, but when the temperature dropped it created a delightfully smooth sheet of ice on everything.

  128. Cold and snow I can take. Ice sucks.

  129. Ice sucks. I was kind of happy to see all the traffic accidents in MN though. All those years of listening to assholes in MN pissing on NM for wanting to close stores because of snow and ice.

  130. Ice is the worst. The last time I ate shit on a patch of ice I landed on my back hard enough to knock the wind out of myself.

  131. Saw more ice in TX, than snow.

  132. We finally got a light frost yesterday morning.
    Quite late, actually.
    High-Wind warning from 0600 tomorrow until 1600 Wed.
    A “Wintery Mix” Wednesday night and Thursday.

    I thought that this was pretty good exposure of the “Polar Vortex” bullshit, even thought it’s from ABC:

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/polar-vortex-misused-weather-term-2014/story?id=26793261

    BullshitBullshitBullshit…

  133. ionic compounds resulting from a neutralization reaction (in some case), can take care of your ice issues Daktari…

  134. Last time I hit concrete on ice, Dan just looked at me as I fell. He says he was too far away to make a difference. No blood. No broken bones. Lobos won.

  135. https://www.yaktrax.com/product/walk

    I don’t know how many Winters in a row I have to pimp this product, but here we go again. This bitch has saved my life countless times. It’s a heavy rubber mesh that you stretch across the bottom of your shoes. It has metal coils running across it. You can walk, run or dance on glare ice like Gene Kelly without sliding even the littlest bit. So much better than regular slip-on ice cleats. One Christmas I gave a pair to everybody in my family.

    I have had my pair for at least ten years and they are still in good condition, even after using them on many hikes over mixed rocky terrain.

  136. Jewstin, I tried Laphroaig. It is not meant for me. A very strong taste of tincture iodine.

    I must have tried 10 different single malts. Nothing beats Balvenie Doublewood as far as I’m concerned.

  137. Lauraw, I saved your link. I H8 ice. And falling.

  138. Tushar,
    I am a poor heathen. I drink McNaughton Canadian Whiskey.
    It’s cheap, like me, and does not give me a hangover.
    Once in a while, someone will give us a bottle of fine Scotch for Christmas.
    We use it sparingly, and appreciate it, but would never buy it for ourselves…

  139. I made sure that the FooFighters CD got stocked today. Totes forgot about Pink Floyd. Oh well….

  140. Oso, they are great. When I would pull up outside my store in Winter and the landlord had not sanded down the ice, I would take my Yaktrax out of the glove box and just snap them onto the soles of my shoes.

    One thing; peel them off as soon as you get indoors, if the floors are hard vinyl or ceramic tile. Metal rings behave precisely the opposite way on those floors as they do on ice. No grip at all. Quite slidy.

  141. As I age, I find falls more scary. Even if I only use them once a year, I need Yaktrax.

  142. Wait… there’s ice outside? Like, not in my whiskey glass?

  143. Crispy, I am not much of a drinker. A drink a week, tops. If I were to drink any more, I will have to reassess the cost to enjoyment ratio.

  144. Lately, I don’t fall down outside the borders of Arizona.

  145. I’ve got some genuine Yaktrax and another kind of ice creepers. I keep a pair in the truck and one in my office. The hospital is great at laying down salt but every once in a while they get taken by surprise and it’s a treacherous walk in the dark to the parking lot.

  146. *cocktails, debriefs, shakes-it-off*

  147. The Balvennie Doublewood is pretty terrific. If you haven’t tried Talisker it’s excellent.

  148. do that shake again. *hides camera*

  149. Your NSF Tax dollars at work!

    http://tinyurl.com/n4y3ab6

    These people disgust me…

  150. Sorry. You’ll have to wait for tomorrow. I don’t make the rules.

  151. Dan: Do you want a refill or some ice cream? Me: Blue Bell Spiced Pumpkin Pecan? Dan: Yes. Me: Helloooo…still waiting for ice cream!

  152. My RL friend is making her kids watch a homemade laser light show to the new Pink Floyd album. Should I call CYFD?

  153. Oso, sell them a bag of oregano for $40.

  154. COAlex, she took them to a fake Beatles show. She has the digital download and got the new Floyd on vinyl. I’m her Mom’s age but worked with her.

  155. Did anybody kick out the window of anybody else’s police car today?

  156. The new Floyd on vinyl? Does she dress them in skinny jeans and fake ironic tattoos?

  157. Your Mom does.

  158. Does she have ironic facial hair?

  159. No, no, and no.

  160. She is married to the nerdiest black guy in the universe.

  161. He plays D&D and they host Magic parties.

  162. gross

  163. Does he live in South Carolina? I think I dated that guy a few years ago.

  164. Hahaha nope.

  165. I can’t believe there’s more than one. I always call him the “Black Highlander”

  166. Lots of 5AM shifts for the next few weeks. G’night.

  167. You’re gonna feel just awful for that someday when someone decapitates him.

  168. Clever Sean

  169. Tear-jerking new poat:

    https://thehostages.wordpress.com/2014/11/10/thank-you-veterans-2/


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