Commenting is Hard

Today, this 25 day of March in the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Fifteen, the lights will darken on that special place in the interwebs and our hearts:

faded farewell IB Michaels Comments

 

Thank you for the good reading, the fun, the laughter, and the memories.

I only wish I’d have commented more… but sometimes, commenting is hard.

L to R: H2, IB

L to R, H2 IB into the night

 

367 Comments

  1. Good bye IB. I’ll miss having you in the world. I promise to make fun of you in my dreams.

  2. The closing of IB leaves a void. We need a slightly higher brow place to harass now. I’m not sure where though. Maybe a hashtag campaign will help figure things out.

  3. #kickme sign

  4. Jimbro’s right. We need a foil.

    Even if it’s a pretend foil.

  5. I did enjoy the Left to Right IB, H2 meme. Always nailed it.

  6. Love the L to R.

    Front to back, Mare; IB

    http://is.gd/CcNSi9

  7. Looks like lots of ice on Lake Superior too. Always forget how cool that sight is.

  8. We could start making fun of the Bcock and AtC blog instead.

    https://marginallyhonorablechairman.wordpress.com/

    I think MMM gets more tranny jokes before 8am than they have total podcast listeners.

  9. Nailed it, MJ!

  10. What is the premise of those podcasts?

  11. Those are some really nice goodbye poats at IB. Good reading, and nice memories. Glad I got to meet Michael, and glad I got to meet a couple IB’ers (well, they are kinda H2ers too).

  12. What is the premise of those podcasts?

    To give a forum for AtC and Bcoch to argue/talk in person.

  13. Alex and Brent rant about topical topics.

  14. Today is the feast day of St. Dismas (the repentant thief crucified with Jesus).

  15. Anyone hear use wireless earbuds? Any preferences? I hate wires.

  16. Huh, never knew the name, thanks leon!

  17. These look good. I don’t have them yet but soon

    Wireless earbuds
    http://tinyurl.com/pmxgrm6

  18. If that chick on the cliff was missing me I would get off the boat.

  19. I just learned it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Dismas

  20. If you got on the boat with that chick missing you, it’s because you’re that kind of pirate.

  21. IB – attention whores

  22. You guys were complaining that it’s already warm yesterday? Well you can take a flying ….

    Just had another 400 gallons of propane delivered, and it was 18 degrees here last night . I slept with a sweater on. .

  23. Oh, Carin, look on the bright side.

  24. Raining and 35F here. Dreary.

  25. Well you can take a flying ….

    Lesson? That would be awesome, Car in. Thanx!

  26. We’ve got 50’s in the forecast.

  27. It was right at 32 today. Must have been just above, because no scraping or ice. Winning!

  28. Raining. Headed to Sarasota beach later today.

  29. I jusr got a propane bill and haven’t looked at the breakdown yet. Wem only use propane for the generator, gas stove top and dryer. They made us have separate tanks for the generator and other uses.

  30. WTF? Is that a rule because of the generator?

  31. You’ll never lose power when you are low on propane.
    Nice.

    Surprised that it’s the law.

  32. What about the propane accessories?

  33. Raining. Headed to Sarasota beach later today.

    ——-

    ooooooh. Longboat Key is nice. Great place for a run, walk or bike.

  34. We’re going to St Armands for lunch on Sat.

  35. Why do you have to run? Cant you just sit and drink mojitos?

  36. We’re going to St Armands for lunch on Sat.

    —–

    Very charming.

  37. jay, i had a set of plantronics back beat (i forget the series) bought them last summer – just threw them in the trash last weekend. poor battery / charge life and not enough volume for when i was sitting in the hot tub or mowing the lawn

  38. Thanks jam, that’s what I was wondering about

  39. Meh. I say “Good riddance.”

  40. I have a set of Sony wireless headphones. Not earbuds. They suck, and they were almost $200.

  41. No iHeadphones?

  42. I don’t know for certain J’Ames. When I had the generator installed I was surprised at all the inspections that needed to be done. Gas guy, electrical company, electrician. Probably a requirement of Big Propane..

  43. Beck album purchased, Mj.

  44. Guess I’ll stick with wires. i saw these, looked pretty cool:

    https://zipbuds.com/

  45. I bet iHeadphones would work. They will be made with batteries that are powered by cheap human sweatshop labor in SE Asia.

  46. Alex and Brent rant about topical topics.
    Is there call-in? Because I’d like to call in and ask why they are so enthusiastic about manscaping.

  47. That’s one helluva column, J’ames. Nice.

  48. Mare!!!!! You should also check out Lido Key while you’re there. Also St. Armand Circle (eat at Cafe L’ Europe!).

  49. Unfortunately, Clint, I am not in Florida, MJ is in Sarasota today.

  50. GO, no call in. They should get Tom Hill to produce and screen calls.

  51. Heh, company handles this one just perfectly!

    http://twitchy.com/2015/03/25/your-wife-wants-me-upstate-new-york-students-outraged-at-sexist-billboard-photos/

    We applaud the students involved in the protest for their excitement about their cause.

    And we thank them for drawing attention to the gorgeous Teakwood kitchen on the billboard.

  52. Do you think Tom Hill would have AtC and Bcoch as guests on their own podcast?

    I think not.

  53. They should get Tom Hill to produce and screen calls.
    That’s one way to get bcoch and AtC to embrace madness.

  54. Good morning, Sunshines and Sunshiners.

  55. I’m more of a moonshiner.

  56. I have run out of wacky teen comedies from the 80s.

    Also, I am now convinced that Nancy McKeon had serious scarring over every inch of her body below the neck. I say that because she never showed any of it back then. She was in a jacket or shawl at almost every moment on screen, and never bare-legged.

    Kinda creepy, really.

  57. Thanks for the farewell, Cyn. Dave’s post tonight will be the last one.

  58. I would just like to say this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLnK6BFT_2c

  59. I feel like I did when I re-watched He-Man cartoons and realized that he literally never hit anyone with the sword. Never. Never punched anyone, either. How did I not notice that then?

  60. Beck album purchased, Mj.
    ———————-
    Yeah!

  61. Wait for it….

  62. I got out of bed for this?

  63. No one believes you’re out of bed, xbrad.

  64. Thanks for the farewell, Cyn. Dave’s post tonight will be the last one.

    Are you gonna delete the place or just archive it?

  65. Mare, oh.

  66. Also, I am now convinced that Nancy McKeon had serious scarring over every inch of her body below the neck.

    I think it is because she was actually in her 30’s in the 80’s.

    http://is.gd/EUTqjW

  67. Yeah, but so was everyone else in those movies.

  68. Are you gonna delete the place or just archive it?

    I think we’re just going to close comments to keep spam off the place. That way people can still read the old threads and get the Paul Anka transcript. In a few years we may just let it all go – I dunno.

  69. Happy to do it, Geoff.

    Bittersweet.

  70. I think we’re just going to close comments to keep spam off the place.

    Yeah, you can’t get rid of the place. So much great stuff there. Like this:

    38. lauraw – December 8, 2006
    You can’t herd cats, Michael. Sorry. Can’t be done.

    You can probably lure them to a few open tins of Fancy Feast and drop a big net on them, though. That would be quite the thing to see, a big net full of angry cats.

    Another thing you could do is put the Fancy Feast on a raft just at the edge of a lake, with a rope attached so you could pull the raft afloat and see what they do when they realize they are surrounded by water. That might be interesting.

    Another cool experiment: put several tins of Fancy Feast in the bottom of an enormous glass vat, with steps up to the top so that the cats could get up there and jump in. Make sure the walls of the vat are tall enough that the cats can’t jump out. Set up a concrete mixer over the vat, and start slowly dripping concrete in there when you have like two dozen cats in there scrapping over the food. THAT would be pretty cool.

    Try this, in a pinch: put like, oh, twenty open cans of Fancy Feast in an empty lot, and wait for the place to fill with cats. In covered cages nearby, you’ll have three hungry baboons, and ONE coyote that is hopped up on methamphetamine….

  71. That girl just ain’t right…

  72. That girl just ain’t right…

    My favorite part of that comment is that she dropped it right into the middle of a (semi) normal conversation.

    You’re just reading along and then…. WTF?!?

    I can almost see her cackling with unrestrained glee as she wrote that.

  73. “I can almost see her cackling”

    You can hear it from downstairs.

  74. Good morning from lovely Alaska. Looks like a nice day outside. So nice that I am going back to bed.

  75. Heh, company handles this one just perfectly!

    Yes they do, but I liked this little burn —

    “Your wife wants me” campaign is good-natured, tongue in cheek fun meant to appeal to women who have a sense of humor, a sense of history and healthy self-esteem.

    I wonder if the CEO is a woman.

  76. While moving the trash bin out, to take to the curb, I noticed a widdle biddy nest next to the step down into the garage. Grass and assorted garden debris, topped with shredded plastic bag.

    Hmm. Imma leave the potential carrier of assorted diseases to Mr. Beasn to handle.

  77. Wiser bud,
    The epic part of that comment is that she makes pains to note that you need ONE coyote hopped up on meth.

    Because two would just make it weird.

  78. meant to appeal to women who have a sense of humor, a sense of history and healthy self-esteem

    The feminist movement told me that these women are a figment of my imagination.

  79. Women in general are a figment of xbrad’s imagination.

    *ducks and runs*

  80. Fancy Feast made it 17% more funny.

  81. 18%

  82. Scott – make one of these for the next meat-up; I’ll spring for the duct tape.

    https://youtu.be/uPVQMZ4ikvM

  83. That is pretty cool.

  84. Thanks for this, Cyn – didn’t ever get to IB as often as I should have, but always enjoyed it when I was able to pop over and read it.

  85. It doesn’t often bother me that I have no imagination. Because I’ve got so many other positive traits. And a penis.

    But reading LauraW’s shit when she gets on a roll kinda makes me wish I had one.

  86. It took the cunts almost a year to charge Bergdahl with what we already knew he was guilty of.

    Fuckers.

  87. Whoa – they’re actually going to charge Bergdahl with desertion?

    And for this a-hole, Obama traded 5 top GITMO prisoners….

  88. This. Is. My. Shocked. Face.

    o.o

  89. Need Emergency Cuteness!! STAT!

    http://goo.gl/rFmjHA

  90. “Misbehavior before the Enemy” seems like an after-thought namby-pamby charge against Bergdahl, but maybe someone with some military background could put me some f’n knowledge.

  91. Yawn, another contrived attack by RWNJ against the most transparent administration in history/s

  92. I guess desertion and treason are too old fashioned for DoD. That, and the brass don’t want Axelrod and Jarrett pulling a Petraeus against them.

  93. well, sometimes it takes a while, but karma can be a real bitch.

    Former friend who tried to take advantage of my unemployment status a few years back to cover his own ass at my professional expense, and who’s offer I refused because I wasn’t going to let myself be treated like shit, just got fired from his job for being a an asshole to his staff and failure as a sales manager.

    I don’t usually take pleasure in other people’s discomfort, but it’s really hard not to smile a little upon hearing that news.

  94. BTW, when does Bergdahl demand gender reassignment surgery so he too can become a fully fledged social justice warrior?

  95. and who’s offer I refused

    Now you’re just baiting Hotspur.

  96. Hotspur can bate himself.

    Or so I heard.

  97. *sniggers*

  98. Now you’re just baiting Hotspur.

    It’s what I do.

    And I hope former friend has saved some money, because he is mortgaged to the hilt.

    His father is a lobbyist. I remember having a conversation with him about his father over drinks one night. I asked him how his father, a conservative, could lobby for Democrats in CT and mentioned that I thought that was just a little hypocritical and duplicitous. He snapped! Started swearing at me and threatening me for daring to “insult” his father.

    I would not be surprised to see him pop up as one himself.

  99. “Misbehavior before the Enemy” seems like an after-thought namby-pamby charge against Bergdahl, but maybe someone with some military background could put me some f’n knowledge.
    ————–

    http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/mcm/bl99.htm

    Potentially carries the death penalty.

  100. Mortgaged to the hilt. Not smart. Having said that, I suspect most Klownifornians see that as a good thing. He would fit in here.

  101. Messican burritos!

  102. Anyone think Licorice Dick will pardon Bergdahl and the tranny traitor when leaving office?

  103. I figured it was a euphemistically mild phrase for something serious.

  104. Anyone think Licorice Dick will pardon Bergdahl and the tranny traitor when leaving office?

    What good will it do him then? They won’t matter after they can’t be used to drive a news cycle and distract the public.

  105. Probably true, Leon. However if the asshole is really vindictive, he could do it just out of spite.

  106. I envision his spite to be much worse, I guess.

    Like not pardoning Hillary if he can find a successor.

  107. I see nothing wrong with that parking job.

    *blinks*
    *adjusts bewbage*
    *blinks*

  108. I park in the garage at work…shit like that explains all the mystery dings on my truck.

  109. *adjusts bewbage*

    bunk

  110. I see nothing wrong with that parking job.

    I love how she, with th ewilling assistance of her aide, blocked that guy’s truck in and just walked away, like “fuck you, subject. You’ll be free to leave when I fucking feel like allowing you to leave.”

    I really, really hate our “leaders.”

  111. Never mind the rest of the cars are angled in, no no. I’ll just go straight in.

    These people make laws on the rest of us. I hope Maxine Waters and Sheila Jackson Lee have drivers.

  112. Someone should ask Hillary how good she is at parallel parking.

  113. Hillary! doesn’t drive. Hillary Clinton: Last time I drove was 1996

  114. Interesting read about Yemen and the full blown meltdown of President GeniusPants Foreign Policy.

    http://tinyurl.com/nwbnf77

  115. Excellent question for our absent press corps to ask Hillary: “How will you be able to direct transportation policy since you haven’t driven a car is nearly 20 years?”

  116. He’ll pardon Manning but not Bergdal.

    There are 3 main reasons.

    1. Tranny
    2. Iraq war Bush Oil Haliburton Lie
    3. It divides the Right

  117. Interesting read about Yemen and the full blown meltdown of President GeniusPants Foreign Policy.

    That WAS interesting…..

  118. Today’s pilot looks like a younger version of Phat.

    It was nice knowing everyone.

  119. Maybe it’s Chad.

  120. MJ, would you like April 4th off from the show?

    Or do you want to try and banter with Hill?

  121. McPrezzy.

    22.3 months to go.

  122. Banter! Banter! Banter!

  123. Please donate my crayons, booze, binky, shotgun, bullwhip, sippy cup, digital scale, Oscar the Grouch bib, and 3 footer to needy muppets.

  124. Pass. Hill can make his own swill.

    We’re a package deal.

  125. They don’t know what a three footer is.

  126. Pass. Hill can make his own swill.

    Oh come on, it would be classic. You throwing out little on-liners, him completely missing them and talking over you…..

  127. 3 footer

    *thud*

  128. They know Chumpo. We just know more.

  129. No dice wiser. Hill’s a weird dude.

  130. we know a lot.

  131. While your plane falls out of the sky I’ll be getting a massage so scream quietly.

  132. A 3′ you-know-what would knock the owner unconscious from blood loss.

  133. Three songs in, Mj. Good so far. Digging this third song. Gotta go to work now.

  134. Looked it up. Chemtrails kicks ass.

  135. I also like Chemtrails. I wish I could see them at night,

  136. Chemtrails are how they disperse the mind control drugs.

  137. I’m pretty sure a three-footer is a sandwich.

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    The Hills Are Alive With The Sound of Brrrrttt

    The hills are alive with the sound of…A-10 Combat Footage at > Afghanistan Combat Footage – Funker530Thanks to http://www.facebook.com/Harding12100 for editing this and sending it in.

    Posted by Afghanistan Combat Footage – Funker530 on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

  139. Today’s burrito weighed in at 1.5 lbs

  140. The hell were you tryin’ ta do, Xbutt?

  141. Chumpo, that piece is probably the most important news piece written today.

  142. Copy you, X.

  143. Retire The Air Force
    Keep The Hog

  144. I was trying to link to a funny video, but it’s apparently not as easy as I might have thought.

  145. TinyhUrl

  146. The AF brass is wayyyyyy too much brass and not enough AF.

  147. BBL

  148. Talk to literally anyone about the A-10 at SANGB and they’re ready to spit bullets at the fucktards in charge.

    This is not an AF issue, it’s a Washington vs the rest of us issue, as always.

  149. Fuck the Air Force. Should have never been one. The Army has an air force, the Navy has an air force, and so do the Marines.

  150. http://i.imgur.com/O3mjNTx.png

    Nope, nope, nope.

  151. And so does Your Mom.

  152. They want to give the AF more capabilities with the F35 though!

    More expensive, so they won’t use it as much, either. Another facebook friend is involved with the A-10, and has been posting a lot of this. I liked this article:

    http://www.jqpublicblog.com/smoke-and-mirrors/

    He just posted xbrads vid, too.

  153. My mom’s air force has nuclear capabilities.

  154. Hawt!

  155. 3 footer

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E81ICJywqwg

  156. My mom’s air force has nuclear capabilities.

    Your mom likes MIRV.

  157. The Army has an air force, the Navy has an air force, and so do the Marines.
    —–
    Maybe someday, the Air Force will have an air force.

  158. Sheesh. How could the AF ditch the Warthog? Ridiculous.

  159. When will the Air Force get a navy?

  160. Actually, the AF used to operate a fairly sizable fleet of ships.

  161. Also, while I’d like to see the A-10 continue, I don’t think it’s the end of the world if it gets retired. You do realized that 80% of CAS delivered today is done by aircraft other than the A-10.

  162. You do realized that 80% of CAS delivered today is done by aircraft other than the A-10.

    No, didn’t know that. That link above made it sound quite the opposite case.

  163. CAS is virtually all anybody in the AF has done in the last decade and a half.

  164. Other than Russia and China who has jet fighters we’d actually go to air to air combat with?

  165. I’m alive!!!!!!

  166. Venezuala has a surprisingly good fighter fleet.

  167. **books MJs next flight on Germanwings**

  168. Iran did surprisingly well against the Iraqi AF back in the 80s.

  169. Isn’t that kind of like women’s MMA?

  170. Not just slapping around the slow kid, but doing so in a manner that was genuinely impressive to a lot of US pilots. Of course, pretty much all of the pilots back then were trained by the US.

  171. GermanWings

    Der Band On Der Run?

  172. Times change. What’s the over/under on the fall of Riyadh?

  173. I heard that King Fhaaaaaad has plans to move The Big Black Box to North NotinghamShire on The Darrows. Spruce the place up a bit AND bring all his cousins cousins love cousins by the dozens.

    Let the good Thames Roll.

  174. Times change. What’s the over/under on the fall of Riyadh?

    I figure most of the royal family will be out of the country by the end of this year. So next year at the latest.

  175. I’m a little more optimistic than CoLex, but I’m also less well informed.

  176. Im going to contact a bookie.

  177. If you played the bugle, and Michelle were your bookie, you could be her bookie wookie bugle boy.

  178. Did anybody give up on trying to persuade anybody else that “Y’all just jealous” would not be an acceptable argument at the district debate championships today?

  179. Heh. That’s true.

  180. Nobody got time fer dat.

  181. Did anybody give up on trying to persuade anybody else that “Y’all just jealous” would not be an acceptable argument at the district debate championships today?

    —–

    Oh, to be in Sean’s mind.

  182. …“Y’all just jealous” would not be an acceptable argument at the district debate championships today?

    http://dailycaller.com/?p=4165299

    In the final round, the Towson students faced another black [debate] team, from the University of Oklahoma. The teams used rap, hip-hop and spoken-word poetry to argue about such scholarly concepts as “nigga authenticity” for four hours. Not to be deterred by the clock, which keeps strict time for debate participants, one of the Oklahoma students yelled, “Fuck the time!” when his time ran out, and continued talking.

  183. Wow, banked in 3 at the buzzer for the win. ODU! ODU!

  184. Chumpo! I had a dream this morning, you were a bearded snow white and you had 7 ponies that you head-butted as a greeting over the fence. It was fucking awesome. They all lined up in a row and you went “Hey Doc” *bonk* “Hey Sneezy” *bonk* “Mornin’ Dopie” *bonk* “C’mere Bashful” *bonk*

  185. Heh. I’ve been waiting all day to tell Chumpo that. Now it seems anti-climatic.

  186. No wonder the global warming hysteria has been so visible from the usual suspects lately.

    Despite being bombarded with warnings from environmentalists and politicians, Americans still aren’t very worried about global warming.

    A new Gallup poll shows that Americans’ concern about warming has fallen to the same level it was in 1989. In fact, global warming ranked at the bottom of a list of Americans’ environmental concerns, with only 32 percent saying they worried about it a “great deal.”

  187. Chumpo, if I were you I’d get a restraining order pronto.

  188. Buff you are killing me!

    I once headbutted a Giant and he fell down the stairs. He came back up the stairs and I knocked him out.
    He was a big dummy.

  189. True story, I’ve had dreams of a few of you and I’ve never met you.

  190. Has anyone seen my seven ponies?

    http://tinyurl.com/qyoecds

  191. I need some NHL Therapy.

    Wed Night Rivalry.

    Mecca v Londoningtown.

    adios.

  192. I’ve seen those ponies, Chumpo and raise you a dwarf:

    http://tinyurl.com/onzogsh

    (Let me tell you right damn now, googling “dwarf” makes me want to take a shower, with bleach, and a wire brush, and a priest to hear my confession)

  193. I’ve never met Chumpo but I knew it was him. You know that part in Snow White where the dwarfs are leaving the house to go to the mine, and she kisses them on the head? Just like that, only over a fence and head-butting.

    Awesome.

  194. Okay, I think I need therapy. (More than usual)

  195. Why do I even try?

  196. True story, I’ve had dreams of a few of you and I’ve never met you.

    http://is.gd/EvXuba

  197. hahahah….Buffalone, only my own doughiness outshines yours.

  198. Ever have days when you wished all that Time Machine nonsense was for real?

  199. http://is.gd/EvXuba

    Also, this made me snortle. Snortle.

  200. xbrad, cost benefit alone should allow the A-10 to continue its mission. It’s an old, but durable air frame. Also a pretty ingenious idea, building a plane around as much gun as it can carry.

  201. Just like that, only over a fence and head-butting.

    Well, he does look like the bus driver.

  202. I hate autocorrect like the heat of a thousand burning suns.

    Douchiness……. Buffalone, Douchiness

  203. Oh my, one of the pilots left the cockpit, and couldn’t get back in?

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/mar/25/pilot-left-cockpit-france-plane-crash-couldnt-get-/

    Horrible, the other pilot probably had a heart attack, or stroke.

  204. Wait… “doughiness” wasn’t intentional??

    *phones Internets Awards Committee back to cancel that really big prize thingy*

  205. That would be awful.

    Ugh, I hope that we don’t learn it was an intentional thing.

  206. Sorry, hadn’t realized that was already a story, just noticed a breaking news in the email.

  207. Wait… “doughiness” wasn’t intentional??
    *phones Internets Awards Committee back to cancel that really big prize thingy*

    —-

    You totally get it . My dumbness ruined everything. EVERYTHING.

  208. Don’t worry mare, it’s not the dumbness. If dumbness ruined everything, we’d be the black hole of the internet.

  209. Haven’t released the names of the pilots, and the CNN reporter just speculated that was because the airline is trying to protect themselves against a charge of having incompetent pilots, not qualified to fly the budget plane.

    Yeah, that’s the reason everybody wants to know their names. Uh huh.

  210. Names like Juan Valdez perhaps?
    Or maybe Jesus Camacho?

  211. *reaches into the back of the pantry for the three-years-ago expired juice boxes (wink wink nudge nudge) and hands one to Mare*

  212. I feel strange.

  213. *reaches west for a squeeze*

    You feel fine to me. But you sure could use a trim.

  214. Thank, Toots.

    Thats better.

  215. JuiceBox Partay!!!

  216. “Bookie wookie bugle boy”? AUGH!!!!!!

  217. Couldn’t we all use a little trim now and then?

  218. She had a derp at the age of 24
    It could have been a brilliant career
    Getting clients to finance her strategies
    Filling time in on Safeways on Saturday
    She wears the clothes of an emperor
    But her paintings are a sham
    And they’re going for a grand
    When the dealers come to view
    Do they ever see the real you?

  219. Thursday again.

  220. Wakey wakey

  221. I am having a sleep-number bed delivered right now.

  222. “I am having a sleep-number bed delivered right now.”

    vaginally or c-section?

  223. I’m killing time at Starbucks before a store opens and no one talked to me about race. It was disappointing to say the least. The counterman was more interested in discussing his master’s degree in literature to the hot blonde in tight jeans clutching an armload of books (I was staring at the book titles…honest! That’s why it took so long to study her ass, er, books).

  224. Cool p shop chumpo.

  225. Update: the coffee still tastes burnt. I haven’t been here in a while and I think you just get used to it tasting that way.

  226. The counterman was more interested in discussing his master’s degree in literature

    There is an important economic lesson embedded here. I hope she caught it.

  227. So I just read a news alert from NYPost that the pilot intentionally crashed that plane. I’m never flying again unless the pilots are eating hot dogs with bacon as a condiment.

  228. vaginally or c-section?

    Front door, so… vaginally?

  229. Right on Leon. He was about 30 with a hipster beard but no visible tattoos or piercings so, who knows, maybe he’ll get a job one day.

  230. I should say “a job using his degree”. I didn’t intend to demean people actually working a job easy to parody because of their corporate masters and outspoken colleagues.

  231. This is going to sound sexist, but a hot blonde is wasting her assets (heh) getting an MA in lit anyhow. Evolution is going to be cruel to those choosing the MA over the Mrs.

  232. He may just be working while looking for a lit job, I can respect that.

    But there are like 5 lit jobs and they are all held by boomers that can’t afford to retire.

  233. I had a conversation along those lines with a female 4th year med student yesterday. She’s been here all month and will graduate in early May to enter a psychiatry residency. Over the past week I’ve had 3 of my “old patients” meaning 18 or 19 years old that I’ve followed for years coming in with their babies. After the third one I said what she was likely thinking. She’s been working her ass off for years in school and has probably devoted a lot of time and energy to figure out when/how/if she’ll have a family and these kids just fucked and got a surprise. The old me would have given a shit but after seeing this for so many years I’m no longer surprised. It does go to show that the universal drive for procreation is not a complex problem that needs solving or something like that.

  234. I left out the part where none of the Baby mommas are married or working but you knew that.

  235. Sean gets around.

  236. Yep, I knew that, and that’s the pitiful part.

  237. Sad indeed. I hope med student is seeing the light, and that there is a path.

  238. The drive for a young woman to have a baby is a strong one. It’s natural. We fight this. Feminism has fought it. It’s a losing battle with disastrous consequences.

  239. Feminism has taught us that having babies makes women weaker, hasn’t it? At least that’s from my point of view.

    It’s one of their greatest strengths,

  240. WTF is up with that MIley quote at Ace’s ? Seriously?

    That is exhibit A in what pot does to the brain.

  241. Feminism told women they needed to become who they are before they had babies. Travel. ENjoy life. Get your career in check. THEN, evaluate if you want ’em.

    So your career minded women feel that having children young somehow ROBS them of something.

    Meanwhile, the less-goal oriented go with the free-love gut instinct. They get stuck in the “enjoy life” aspect, and end up pregnant. Mostly due to an unconscious desire, imho, to be moms.

  242. Has everyone bought the two Beck albums MJ and I have recommended?

  243. Today is my last day off before four horrible days at work. Ga. I word tomorrow night, then double Sat, Sun, and Monday.

  244. I did. Yesterday. I’m listening to it as I write this, thanks.

  245. Isn’t Modern Guilt awesome?

  246. it is indeed. It has inspired me.

  247. I don’t buy new music anymore.

  248. Very good CHumpo.

  249. I didn’t know Glenn Beck sang.

  250. It’s not new. It’s from 2008 – Modern Guilt is. THe new album is amazing too.

    Your loss.

  251. Iranian leader Ayatollah Khamenei recently sent President Obama a secret letter in his own handwriting. Obama opened the letter which appeared to contain a single line of coded message,

    370HSSV-0773H.

    Obama was baffled, so he e-mailed it to John Kerry. Kerry and his aides had no clue either, so they sent it to the FBI. No one could solve it at the FBI, so it went to the CIA, Then to the NSA. With no clue as to its meaning, they finally asked Air Force Intelligence for help. Within a few seconds Air Force Intelligence cabled back with this reply, “Tell the President he’s holding the message upside down.”

  252. I miss out on a lot.

  253. Heh. Erick Erickson:
    And the punchline is this. The same President who let loose five Taliban for one deserter and possible would-be Taliban is telling us to trust him negotiating with Iran.

  254. Jeff Beck

  255. Roamy :)

  256. I can send you the download code for both albums if you’d like, leon. I bought the vinyl and they come with digital as well.

    I already had the digital because someone forced me to copy her 2TB hard drive of music. Forced.

  257. Well, Texans, Kay Bailey Hutchison is endorsing Jeb Bush and he hasn’t even officially entered the race.

  258. Can you really tell the difference between vinyl and CD (or high bitrate digital, not lossy mp3)?

  259. This week President Obama took unilateral executive action — again — to change the nation’s immigration laws. Almost no one noticed.

    Obama intends to make it easier to bring more foreign guest workers to the United States — likely at significant cost to workers already here — by loosening the rules governing something known as the L-1B visa program…
    Also, under Obama’s new rules, Citizenship and Immigration Services adjudicators will not be able to consider whether or not there are American workers available to do the job when determining whether to grant an L-1B visa.

    Don’t fret. Once the GOP has the White House, both chambers, all SCOTUS justices, a favorable augury from Karl Rove’s haruspications, and a singular alignment of the planets, they’ll work really hard to fix this.

  260. *turns Beck up louder

  261. I’m not really into modern music except country music, but I can certainly see why Beck won that award instead of Beyonce or whomever. It’s different, and interesting and uncommon.

  262. CD sounds flat if you compare them side by side.

    I

  263. So many Bushes out there. Are they made in a lab? It’s like Orphan Bush.

  264. I’m not really into modern music except country music
    So you’re saying you hate Muslims?

  265. So you’re saying you hate Muslims?

    Yes, I do hate them.

  266. “Just say no to Bush. “

  267. Don’t get me started when I see a woman in this country wearing a hijab.

    I’d rather see people walking around naked than see women wearing those.

  268. Kay Bailey Hutchinson just said Jeb Bush is exactly what we need.

  269. Kay Bailey Hutchinson can take a flying … lesson.

  270. I must not have a really high end turntable, because they sound very similar on mine. Of course, it depends on the release, too. ZZ Top sounds the same, only better on CD because of the silence level (background noise on the turntable is audible).

  271. Not “just said” I just heard her interview on MSNBC.

  272. The transducer is key. If you listen on cheaper headphones or speakers, you won’t hear as much or as much difference. If better, you can definitely hear the diff between say 128 and 256 Kbps. Also depends on the mastering. On my giant Magnepanar speakers, this Ute Lemper album I have sounds amazing compared to my old system. But I have this old ska album that sounds no different because the original recording was lousy anyhow.

  273. I’m not saying they’re wicked heretics, but they’re wicked heretics.

  274. I’m listening on Klipsch Cornwalls.

  275. Kay Bailey Hutchinson has drunk the Karl-Aid.

  276. Kay does not like Ted Cruz and made (in that interview) several veiled jabs at Ted.

    She is not helpful.

  277. I was blown away when I stepped up to better speakers and amp. Suddenly the limiting factor became the quality of the source material.

  278. Plus if made well with top notch components the stuff lasts. I’ve had the Maggies and the Linn since 1996 and they are still going strong. Of course being so old it has only analog inputs.

  279. I have no idea what you people are saying.

    Mare reading comments:

    http://tinyurl.com/oezgbzd

  280. https://archive.org/details/agp167

    This is likely not to most people’s tastes but Carl Ruggles was a very singular American composer. What’s interesting here is someone took the trouble to encode the music in lossless FLAC from vinyl for maximal reproduction.

  281. Is all this Ted Cruz hysteria from Repubs just fear of the MFM? “Oh, look, another ideological conservative and they make us look bad?”

  282. Interesting stuff, in a post about bankers and marijuana.

    There is a problem with every safeguard we put in for banks that started way back in the 1930s. Glass-Steagall was nice for separating banking (or so would FDR’s financial backers have me believe), but I am talking about the FDIC. Once everyone knew their deposits were covered by government insurance, the individual customer had nothing to chase but yields for savings and rates for loans. The ideas of a bank’s stability, trustworthiness and history as a factor in the competition for customers were thrown out the window. Banks did not have to compete on intangibles, so they had to be cutthroat on the hard numbers. Follow this through, and of course bigger banks were going to gobble up smaller banks due to cost advantages they enjoyed and to pick up market share before the other big guy. This is why we are where we are and why the big banks dove head first into derivatives

    http://28sherman.blogspot.com/2015/03/be-pot-friendly-banker-to-corner-market.html

  283. Comment by mare on March 26, 2015 11:01 am

    I have no idea what you people are saying.

    Be thankful. Audiophiles are worse than Crossfitters.

  284. Be thankful. Audiophiles are worse than Crossfitters.

    You have no idea how much worse.

  285. Crossfitters.

    ———-
    Shut up shut up shut up….they’ll hear you and start talking about it.

  286. I like paste.

  287. When I’m doing the Fran workout, which Beck album should I listen to and on what speakers?

  288. Hadn’t noticed this before.

    According to a National Journal report, Clinton took no questions after her 20-minute speech in Washington, D.C., which prompted the Washington Post‘s Dan Balz, who won this year’s Robin Toner award for excellence in political reporting, to reportedly make Clinton an offer: “I am happy to yield my time back to you if you want to take some questions.” Time reported that “Clinton received a standing ovation” anyway “from the journalist-heavy crowd.”

  289. CoAlex, give us the precise dimensions of your workout room and the material on its walls and we will recommend a system for under $3000. More or less.

  290. Time reported that “Clinton received a standing ovation” anyway “from the journalist-heavy crowd.”

    ——

    What??? Why are journalists responding, in any way, to a politician?
    Other than feverishly writing notes?

  291. The reason I believe this is TIME reported it. Not exactly a source given to hostile views of Dems.

  292. What??? Why are journalists responding, in any way, to a politician?
    Other than feverishly writing notes?

    Are you new to the US? Oh wait, that was rhetorical, I get it.

  293. Interesting. That’s my favorite song on the album, too.

  294. You know who is a petulant baby, dangerous, spiteful, asshole? Obama that’s who:

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/193175#.VRQmxUsmZuY

  295. Comment by MJ on March 26, 2015 11:33 am
    Interesting. That’s my favorite song on the album, too.

    ——

    Chemtrails?

  296. I took that link from Drudge.

  297. Saw that, Mare. Yet the gubmint just demanded a US nuclear scientist expunge 5000 words from a forthcoming memoir of this work on nukes even though those “sensitive” passages came from public sources already available.

    Obama will probably give the Iranians a book on how to build a nuclear weapon, and then say “see, don’t do this.”

  298. This= his

  299. When I’m doing the Fran workout, which Beck album should I listen to and on what speakers?

    Well, I prefer to listen to metal while doing crossfit Zumba, but if I had to pick …

    Fran is thrusters and pullups- it’s about 5- 10 minutes for us normal people, so you’re going to need two songs.

    “Think I’m in Love ” – good beat to keep your reps going and “E-Pro”.

    Taddy Porter works really well for crossfit. Nice groove.

  300. Comment by MJ on March 26, 2015 11:33 am
    Interesting. That’s my favorite song on the album, too.

    ——

    Chemtrails?

    It’s my favorite of the album from the two listens I’ve given it.

    So – an early lead. I”m not ready to give my full review just yet of the album. I do really like it, though.

  301. Can you really tell the difference between vinyl and CD (or high bitrate digital, not lossy mp3)?
    —————–
    Yes. But I have a late 60s Yamaha amp and turntable paired with Mach 1 speakers that have all been reconditioned.

    My buddy found the speakers for $12 at Goodwill and I hunted down the electronics for pretty cheap.

  302. I have not done Zumba but have watched a bit at my gym. The instructor I watched is also a Nike Combat instructor. They were kicking butt and sweating like crazy, they just happen to be doing it with lots of latin rhythm.

    Not too many fatties in that class.

  303. Chemtrails?
    ——————–
    Yes.

  304. So – an early lead. I”m not ready to give my full review just yet of the album. I do really like it, though.
    —————————
    Oooooooooo. We should do an album review. I’m thinking somewhere around 10,000 words.

  305. CoAlex, give us the precise dimensions of your workout room and the material on its walls and we will recommend a system for under $3000. More or less.

    Due to the infernal runes on the walls, the geometry is no longer… euclidian. The walls are constructed from a black substance which shivers from the tortured screams of a thousand thousand lost souls. Light from the burning braziers flickers and is swallowed up by shadows in the corners of the room which writhe and twist to the time of some unheard music. A chill wind blows, cutting through all clothing to freeze the blood.

    At one end I have a squat rack and at the other a lovely davenport I got from my grandma.

  306. Due to the infernal runes on the walls, the geometry is no longer… euclidian. The walls are constructed from a black substance which shivers from the tortured screams of a thousand thousand lost souls. Light from the burning braziers flickers and is swallowed up by shadows in the corners of the room which writhe and twist to the time of some unheard music. A chill wind blows, cutting through all clothing to freeze the blood.
    At one end I have a squat rack and at the other a lovely davenport I got from my grandma.

    Here you go.
    http://is.gd/meE6Kp

  307. I just checked on amazon and the CD doesn’t have the AutoRip where they give you the MP3 automatically. Disappointing.

    When I buy music on amazon a lot of time the CD with the AutoRip is cheaper than just the MP3. I buy the CD, listen to the MP3 and either give the CD away or sell it.

  308. hmm, says AutoRip is enabled. On Morning Phase and Modern Guilt. Don’t you get the free mp3 with both?

  309. Really? I’ll check again. They may be targeting me because I’m white. I ordered it on CD and they usually ask if you want to listen to it right away. That didn’t come up so I cancelled the order.

  310. And just to underline that: the justification for Bergdahl Snr’s wacky behavior – the Taliban beard, the invocations of Allah, the Arabic and Pushtu, the pledge that the death of every Afghan child will be avenged – the justification for all this is that, well, he’s also been under a lot of strain. He hasn’t seen his kid for half-a-decade. That could unhinge anyone. Give the guy a break…

    But the point is he was pulling this strange stuff before his son was kidnapped.

    Which makes that Rose Garden ceremony even more bizarre in its weird optics – the President of the United States embracing a Taliban sympathizer at the White House. There was no need to hold such an intimate photo-op. Yet Obama chose to do it. Why?

    ———-

    From George’s link… Because Obama is a friggen sympathizer? Traitor? POS?

  311. Mare – I don’t really do ZUmba. Everyone just got tired of hearing me talk about crossfit.

  312. And by “everyone”, I mostly mean Wiser.

  313. The one girl that was doing the fitness classes at the same time just switched to Zumba. She liked dancing, and was really fit.

  314. I might have to listen to this Beck thingy. Just so I know what to make fun of from now on.

  315. I see it listed as AutoRip eligible on the list of Beck albums but when I go to either “see details” or the product page there’s no info on AutoRip. With see details it says you can buy the MP3’s. Usually they list that right near the top of the product page.

  316. After you try BEck, you should try crossfit.

  317. I guess buying that Erich Zann viola album sort of put me off music.

  318. There is other listings that have 1 other offer, and that’s free mp3s.

    I bought a Martina McBride album, and that’s in my amazon playlist. Maybe that’s what they mean by autorip, you don’t actually have the mp3, it’s only available on Amazon.

  319. Nope, looks like you can download them. Just got that option.

  320. Simple, Mare. Licorice Dick likes to fuck America over every chance he gets. He hates America, hence his desire to “fundamentally transform” the nation.

    Look, the cretinous blackguard is trying to make sure the fucking Iranians get a nuke. What more do we need to know?

    I don’t know that calling the creepy hominid a traitor even makes sense, because he’s not betraying his allegiance; he has no allegiance to America. Goddamn America, as his pastor says.

  321. I guess buying that Erich Zann viola album sort of put me off music.

    I think there is an Erich Zann music festival this summer in Innsmouth and Arkham.

  322. Golfing weekend for obama this weekend? He deserves it.

  323. WOW! Having read this thread, I want to order music, slap Bergdahl’s old man and make fun of crossfit addicts.

  324. Remember, Susan Rice said Bergdahl served America with honor and distinction. I guess that explains being tried for desertion, in Obamaworld.

  325. Berrgdahl’s dad was my Fed Ex driver when I lived in ID. He was a goofball. Years later I read he was a window licker.
    Also read that he is not a Beck fan so, there ya go.

  326. Crackfat addiction treatment is covered under Obamacare.

  327. Hah, listening to top prime songs, and I’ve skipped the first 9 songs.

  328. I think there is an Erich Zann music festival this summer in Innsmouth and Arkham.

    *makes plans to be literally anywhere else*

  329. I have the amazon music app on my iphone and that’s what I use at work. Paula got me a docking station with speakers and I listen to either MP3’s from CD’s I bought, prime music or itunes radio. Every once in a while I’ll listen at home on my desk top computer.

  330. Is all modern music this insipid and boring?

  331. At least some of them can sing. Or autotune makes it seem that way.

  332. I assume you’re not listening to Beck, J’ames.

  333. It’s not available. Yet.

  334. I had a festival Innyourmom’smouth

  335. I always put my comments through auto tune. If not I would sound off key like Barney Fife.

  336. I imagine Amazon Prime is similar to the crap I listen to all day on my fake doubles.

  337. Never forget Obama presided and tacitly approved of this when…

    …Barack Obama decided to honor this man in the Rose Garden, and to embrace his parents. In front of the President and the world, Bergdahl’s father sent greetings to his son in Arabic and Pashto, and began with the words, “In the name of Allah the most gracious and most merciful…”

    By the way, is Bergdahl senior a Muslim, or a Muslim-Muslim? Will the Theologian-in-Chief please clarify?

  338. Hey, at least it’s free!

  339. Your mom really likes a good Woodstock.

  340. I’m sure Daddy Bergdahl’s message was meant for domestic consumption only.

  341. I look forward to the day, perhaps early next year, when all White House pressers are subtitled in Arabic and Persian.

  342. They have a lot of different genres Carin. My prime playlists are a lot of 70’s stuff and classic rock so people coming in and out of my office are not horrified.

  343. Actually, they’ll be subtitled in English

  344. Unless Journey is on, I’m sure.

  345. Oh goody, Beyonce.

    *click

  346. Mine is loaded with NKOTB and One Direction.

  347. I like a couple One Direction songs. NKOTB, not so much.

  348. Isn’t One Direction now Two Directions?

  349. So I’ve moved on to horror movies of the 70s. I just watched the original Stepford Wives, which to my eyes looks to be an ill-conceived bit of feminist propaganda.

    I say “ill-conceived” because the climax of the movie makes no sense at all. If men could make robot wives, why would they bother killing off the real ones, or even marrying them in the first place? Sure, some would, because they genuinely like women and want children, but all those “men going their own way”? Not a chance.

    Real horror movie: what if the robot wives have artificial wombs and cloning tech built in?

  350. Are you saying One Direction goes both ways?

  351. I bought an iPod but it was preloaded with speeches from what sounded like some sub-Saharan dictator.

  352. Two Directions is cisgendered and hateful.

  353. And why wouldn’t the happily married couples just add a robot sex maid to the household?

    Shaking my head here, just a silly movie.

  354. I have never sought out or listened to a One Direction song.

  355. You’re all binary-normative and fear unorthodox sexual expression.

  356. just add a robot sex maid to the household?

    Xbrad has a dream.

  357. just add a robot sex maid to the household?

    If she does window, and puts away laundry – put me down as a “yes”.

  358. Carin, I knew that. I was just thinking that the Zumba people were working pretty hard. My feeling is as long as people aren’t sitting around whatever they do for workout is better than that.

  359. That sentence makes less sense than Obama welcoming a Taliban sympathizer to the White House…and hugging him.


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