Tuesday Aural Tragedy

So Car i N pointed us down this path and Sean laid the last paving stone.

Yep – the wonderful world of music.

and the odd instruments thereof

So whether you’re blowing eardrums (heh) or taking a trip down drug addled lane there is always an interesting instrument for you to showcase your predilections:

Guess who uses this one: (hint – it’s called a gajda)

Shakulute

Subcontrabass Flute

Igil

One of my Favorites (and your Mom’s):

and last but not least – the perfect instrument for you foqueers d’la hose

ahhite – time to make some music

174 Comments

  1. Fistulae

  2. http://tinyurl.com/ycjqxelv

  3. I remember Sting playing the hurdy gurdy. Probably one of the last awards shows I watched, so it’s been years, and I don’t remember the song any more.

  4. Leon’s job hunt faces some difficulties.

  5. I still don’t get “basic.”

    I also don’t get “based.”

    I also don’t get anything the left does.

  6. https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

  7. As has been said many times, the most dangerous thing the Left could do was make white Americans think of themselves as an ethnic group.

    Thanks, 0bama!

  8. wakey wakey

  9. Ahhhhh, I see. Thank you, Carin.

    I am not a basic bitch. Just regular.

  10. LOL. I did like Friends back in the day, but I hate Sex in the City, so I may be ok. Plus, I usually just use hashtags to be ironic.

  11. And Uggs are way to ugly and expensive for me. I’m pretty sure I’m not a basic bitch.

  12. “Basic Bitch” is the same vein as NPC, but geared more towards popular culture in general than strictly politics. It means, “you have no identity separate from the mass of your middle-class peers, and it is artificially produced by corporate messaging.”

  13. And Uggs are way to ugly and expensive for me. I’m pretty sure I’m not a basic bitch.

    I don’t know. All those Zumba classes…

  14. The “Sex in the City” brunches made me LOL.

  15. Corporate messaging made me a Tool fan. And Crossfit does make me super cool in the eyes of many.

    I should buy some Uggs.

  16. I don’t think I’ve ever “Done Brunch”.

    I’ve worked a few, back in my day.

  17. I’m not basic, but I think I’d qualify as based.

    And I’m pretty sure I’m as far from NPC as you’ll find.

  18. Adios Anchor Babies

  19. There was a Sunday brunch at a nice restaurant here. $1 mimosas. It went out of business in the recession along with seven other restaurants nearby. Two of those restaurants are still empty, one will probably fall down in the next tornado front.

  20. And I credit my education in the humanities. The Greek classics, in particular.

  21. What is based?

  22. Street view from 2 years ago.
    https://tinyurl.com/ycf2b4tz

    A lot more of the roof has fallen in. Local gossip is that the owner died, and her son is disabled. Property was to be sold to pay for his care, but they were asking way too much (like $700K). Now they could get something for the land because it’s a good location, but I can’t see refurbishing that building.

  23. I don’t drink mimosas. Just give me the champagne straight up.

  24. What a shame, they should have asked for $300,000 cash offer and walked away.

  25. Wow. People are cray cray. $700,000. They just pissed a bunch of money away.

  26. https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Based

    definition #4

  27. Dayum,

    https://tinyurl.com/ycsusxvq

  28. Leon, the only Greek that basics know of are yogurt and love.

  29. We are living through endless repetitions of The Bacchae.

  30. $500K *might* have been reasonable right away because it included all the restaurant equipment and had a decent amount of regular, loyal customers, but once the raccoons moved in, no.

  31. In fact, I’d argue that the entirety of modern feminism is summed up by that play.

  32. Based means you don’t live your life in accordance with what everyone else things. By some measures, only the based are truly free.

  33. Comment by Car in on October 30, 2018 8:13 am
    Corporate messaging made me a Tool fan. And Crossfit does make me super cool in the eyes of many.

    I should buy some Uggs.

    You should create “Basic” themed workouts.

    “Todays WOD is the ‘Pumpking Spice Latte’…”

  34. The Mountain Vein?

    That’s a horrible name for a restaurant.

  35. I poked the bear. I did it.

    Go ahead and explain how you can be against Israel, but somehow don’t see that as antisemitism.

    I expect this to explode shortly.

  36. Damn, my finger slipped.

  37. You should create “Basic” themed workouts.

    “Todays WOD is the ‘Pumpking Spice Latte’…”

    I’m pretty sure the “basic” workout revolves a lot around this:

  38. Had a finger slip back in February. Wore the splint until April.

  39. So Trump is gonna end birthright citizenship with an EO? Not sure it’s the time to announce that.

  40. It was started with an EO, iirc.

    Nah, it energizes the base. This is gained yardage that congress will need to hold.

  41. I don’t know leon. Sure has the dems stirred up.

  42. You mean the media. Dem voters are divided on the issue, last I heard.

  43. Not from looking at my feed. I see people outraged about it that never say anything about politics.

  44. Hmm. I’d thought ending it polled at like 65% last time I saw it. Might be the “Trump is for it, I’m against it!” phenomenon. If President Drunken Catlady were for it, they’d be cheering.

  45. Basic muppet.

    Discuss.

  46. Hispanics aren’t voting this time. It’s a serious problem.

    The caravan didn’t work. Maybe this faux outrage will juice the vote.

  47. Really, James? Outraged. Tell them that roughly 1 out every 12 babies born in the US are “anchor babies”. See how they feel about that.

  48. I just read the article.

    It’s totally fake. He’s just talking out loud about the concept of birthright citizenship, which he’s done a million times before.

    He thinks its dumb.

    That would normally be the end of it, but we’re in an election season.

    I hate politics right now.

    It’s dumb people all the way down.

  49. 1 in 7 residents of the US is foreign born.

    If you count children of foreign-born residents among them, that number is 1 in 5.

    Tell me how that’s not demographic displacement, then explain to me the practical difference between that and genocide.

  50. Well, to be fair, a great many of that second figure are a mix of various euro- stock and have assimilated with the original Northern Euro-extraction gen pop.

    Like me.

    Only, we brought our superior food with us, and you’re welcome.

  51. well, he does say he’s going to do it in an EO, MJ. Don’t hear where he thinks it’s dumb. Just that he kept it to himself and his counsel.

  52. Orange Man Bad.

    I summed up everything you’ll hear for the next 6 years.

    Now can we talk about something interesting like Hillary’s inability to take a hint. The music has been playing for like 10 years and she’s still at the podium thanking the key grip, the second best boy and the gaffer.

  53. Sorry about genociding you. I had no idea I was doing it. ;p

  54. The percentage of European immigrants since the 1965 act is a pittance compared to the now-preferred South and Central Americans, Chinese pregnancy tourists, and H1Bs.

  55. well, he does say he’s going to do it in an EO, MJ. Don’t hear where he thinks it’s dumb. Just that he kept it to himself and his counsel.
    ————————————-
    I read that he says it could be done by EO. Not that it will. The usual trope of, ‘some of the best people, truly the best, think I could do it by EO.’

    And that he thinks the current system is dumb. Meaning If you touch American soil and pop a baby out that baby is American.

    Where are you seeing that its going to be done by EO?

  56. Sorry about genociding you.

    I appreciate the apology, but it’s a bit too little, and too late.

    /basic bitch

  57. The greater point is that historically that figure has been less than 1 in 20 for most of the nation’s history. You cannot sustain a national culture of any kind at these levels, nor assimilate anyone. Ethnic enclaves form, and tribalism and balkanization are sure to follow.

  58. Where are you seeing that its going to be done by EO?

    That’s in the Axios interview.

  59. Especially when you have a political party who’s strength depends on keeping the divisions alive as a means to an end.

  60. MJ’s point is accurate. Trump said in an interview that it could be, not that he’s planning to. Might telegraph an intent and dissuade any pregnant women in the “caravans” from risking life and limb.

  61. Trump issues EO.
    Leftists sue.
    Suit gets dragged to SCOTUS.
    SCOTUS rules, kills birthright citizenship nonsense.

    Looks like a solid plan to me!

  62. I understand that, and I agree with MJ, leon. Just quoting my sources.

  63. Trump issues EO.
    Leftists sue.
    Suit gets dragged to SCOTUS.
    SCOTUS rules, kills birthright citizenship nonsense.

    Golden (Scalp Weasel) Age Ensues

  64. I was telling my co-worker this am that I wondered what the next “outrage” would be as the caravan, faux bomber, and jag off nazi short attention span theater was petering out….

    And here’s your outrage of the day NPC’s……

  65. *not implying anyone here is a NPC

  66. Comment by Jay in Ames on October 30, 2018 10:41 am
    So Trump is gonna end birthright citizenship with an EO? Not sure it’s the time to announce that.

    ——-

    Why? I’ve been praying for this. I would think most of his base would too.

  67. This will stir up more dem voters. But that’s what Axios had in mind, and I don’t think he was trying to provoke anything, just another interview.

    Not saying I don’t agree with it, just that the timing could be better.

  68. He might be trolling at this point.

    …our new policy will be to separate those children from their families.

    We’ll put them in big beautiful cages…fabulous cages.

  69. The most incredible cages in the wo- nobody has ever made a cage like this before.

  70. And we will allow visitors to see the cages and provide sticks to run along the cage bars to make fun sounds!

  71. These cages will be the absolute height of luxury.

  72. Fantastic cages. they will be fantastic.

  73. They’ll be yuge. We’ll build a border wall out of them.

  74. He might be trolling at this point.

    …our new policy will be to separate those children from their families.

    I actually think this should be the policy.

    You come here as a tourist to give birth? Your kid is getting taken from you and adopted by an American family.

  75. And we don’t deport to the home country.

    Everyone gets shipped to Venezuela.

  76. It’s like a twisted episode of Oprah Winfrey.

    “YOU’RE GOING TO VENEZUELA! AND YOU’RE GOING TO VENEZUELA! AND ALL OF YOU ARE GOING TO VENEZUELA!”

  77. To be fair, they could get the option of the child being AMERICAN, and thus being raised by an American family, or renouncing it’s citizenship and returning to the homeland of it’s parent.

  78. Instructions are there for a reason
    Instructions are there for a reason
    Instructions are there for a reason
    Instructions are there for a reason
    Instructions are there for a reason
    Instructions are there for a reason
    Instructions are there for a reason
    Instructions are there for a reason
    AAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHH
    WHY DO PEOPLE NOT FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS THEN EXPECT ME TO FIX THE MESS AND BLAME ME WHEN THINGS GO WRONG

  79. There needs to be greater consequences for busting into our country.

    Free food and healthcare for life, or a ride home on a Greyhound bus isn’t enough.

  80. NO ONE WANTS YOUR FACTS, KAREN!

  81. Scott, I’m of the opinion that if you’re not dangerous, the standard punishment for a crime should be a public whipping. That goes for sneaking into the US.

  82. Ok, seriously, a border wall made out of cages might be the funniest thing I’ve ever heard.

  83. Wow, quite a statement. Candace Owens at Blexit:

    “While Hillary Clinton viewed us as ‘super predators,’ while CNN views us as ‘token negros who don’t read,’ Donald Trump views us as Americans.”
    The crowd erupts with cheers and chants of “USA!”

    That’s a black crowd.

  84. Newest border crossers get the cages on the bottom, cuz you know, liquids and filth is subject to gravity.

    Those accused of additional crimes get cages next to babies.

    Those accused of really bad crimes get the cages under the babies, and furthest away from the commissary.

    Those accused of truly heinous crimes are under the babies, furthest from the commissary, and next to Hillary.

  85. I think MJ got the bottom bunk at some point.

  86. Jay’s chili will be served at Trump’s Fabulous Wall of Tremendous Accommodations.

  87. You calling MJ a bottom?

  88. https://www.numbersusa.com/content/learn/issues/birthright-citizenship/nations-granting-birthright-citizenship.html

    Huh, so like the entire English-speaking world other than us.

    Funny coincidence.

  89. Huh, so like the entire English-speaking world other than us.

    Funny coincidence.

    Who needs birthright citizenship when you’re importing foreigners wholesale. Not having BC hasn’t seemed to stop large parts of England, France, and Germany from becoming no-go zones for women and Christians.

  90. I found it pretty interesting. Including some of the nations that have recently retracted the policy.

  91. Rush ran through a list on his show a little while ago. Need to hammer that home.

  92. Okay, Canada still has it, but I don’t think that survives Trudeau. Canada is due for a raucous pendulum swing.

  93. Cuba has birthright citizenship

  94. S’pose they’ve got a lot of boats landing there full of preggos?

  95. If you’re automatically a citizen of Cuba when you’re born, that’s punishment enough.

  96. Where do love of muppets or muscular “women” fall on this spectrum?

  97. Justin Lehmiller is a research fellow at The Kinsey Institute.

    Anything with that name has the credibility of an observant Mormon opining about coffee.

  98. Unless the “Republican” sample was a NRO cruise, then, well, the results make sense.

  99. Help! Gotta a stupid puter question. Topic “Backing Up your Drive” Environment Windows. We have one of those terrabyte backup drive thingy’s it is set to back up daily at 1800hrs using its software interface. Windows has a internal backup that is also “on” its set for daily at 1900hrs. Does this introduce a conflict? Should I turn the Windows one off and just allow the designed backup software for the backup drive to run the show? Is there any value in allowing both to run?

    Tanks and mucho grenades in advance.

  100. Wisdom kicks ass.

    Younger stupid me spent an hour looking for duct tape each and every time he needed it.

    Older wiser me bought 8 roles of duct tape and put one in every room.

  101. I’m in the process of doing the same thing.

    One of every important item on every floor. Fuck stairs.

    So far I have three mini whisks, three buckets of crab innards, and three VCRs.

  102. Reading glasses. They are everywhere.

  103. You should have multiple children too, MJ. One for every level of your house.

  104. They can help him move.

  105. MJ, I’m just going to say it, if you don’t have more children you’re an idiot. And like Carin said, they’re convenient on every level.

  106. Fertility is a gift that not everyone is given.

  107. MJ would have to track down the donor again after they’ve already moved three times, is what I’m saying.

  108. Trust me you enjoy this 2 minute video LOL:

    https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

  109. Comment by leoncaruthers on October 30, 2018 4:51 pm
    MJ would have to track down the donor again after they’ve already moved three times, is what I’m saying.

    Not necessarily. I’m sure that there’s a biker bar somewhere nearby.

  110. rust me you enjoy this 2 minute video LOL:

    TIPPING POINT REACHED!!!!!

  111. I hadn’t realized that the huge immigration law coincided with the legalization of birth control in 1965.

    That’s either an incredible coincidence or a deliberate Long Game demographic replacement plan executed perfectly.

  112. That’s either an incredible coincidence or a deliberate Long Game demographic replacement plan executed perfectly.

    It’s not deliberate demographic replacement so much as a general hostility towards blue-collar America by the political class. The sexual revolution was going to free us from the oppressive ideals of common morality. The same folks who believed that also believed that there was no downside to importing millions of cheap laborers because they saw the working classes as essentially a homogeneous mass. They don’t care if the maid cleaning their house is black, white, or brown, or the workers picking their fruit, etc.

  113. I also meant earlier that not everyone without a second child doesn’t want one. We’ve been, well, not trying, but we haven’t done anything to prevent it in over 6 years, and only Possum has been given to us.

  114. Comment by leoncaruthers on October 30, 2018 4:49 pm
    Fertility is a gift that not everyone is given.

    ——

    Absolutely, Leon.

    I think what I should have said is you won’t regret having more children. We’re older than when our parents started and 5 to 8 children happened…a lot. Realistically 2-3 happens now.

    Of course, Carin is our outlier but she was young. And horny.
    JUST KIDDING!!!

  115. No, she was horny. You don’t get 5 kids without that.

  116. Wait, I’ve been told that you can’t help it. Nothing you do will prevent children.

  117. Being a woman over 30 is pretty effective. Being over 35 even moreso.

    Being a dude on Piana-sized buckets of T will too. Or being a vegan dude.

  118. Comment by leoncaruthers on October 30, 2018 5:36 pm
    No, she was horny. You don’t get 5 kids without that.

    I’ve been informed by the obese, tattooed, gauged, blue-haired liberal ninny with no kids and three cats that nuclear families with five kids are anti-sex, while she is pro-sex for telling second-graders in graphic detail about the proper way to negotiate a BDSM scene.

  119. Oh, drinking a lot of beer as a dude, too, or brewing with and handling a lot of hops.

  120. I know a young(er than me) family that had kid #5 a year after Possum was born.

    The wife wears a shirt that says “My Husband Takes Good Care of Me”* outside the home. The husband shows up to events wearing a “My Marriage Rocks” shirt.

    Pretty sure they get it on whenever they have 5 spare minutes.

    *Blue haired bitches ain’t got nothing on this counterculture boldness

  121. If we’d stayed in Belleville I was praying I’d manage to pair up Possum with one of their three sons.

  122. There is a spectrum of marriage satisfaction. Continued sex between a husband and wife who have been married a long time is usually on the excellent/great/very satisfied portion of the spectrum.

    There are of course exceptions. Infirmity, disability, and a mutual declination are appropriated reasons to not have sex in a healthy marriage.

    I don’t know what I’m saying.

    Yes I do, married people, have sex if you can!

  123. I liked Pupster’s meme wherein the guy says something like, My wife is wine drunk making cookies in the kitchen topless. Marriage is awesome. (paraphrase)

  124. If she’s wine drunk and topless, I can think of better things to do.

  125. Cookies first, Leon….sheeeeesh.

  126. I don’t believe in coincidences either.

    https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

  127. If she’s wine drunk and topless, I can think of better things to do.

    Gardening, duh.

  128. “Reading glasses. They are everywhere.”

    i started leaving them all around the house too.

  129. My winter boots are slip-on Uggs. They are awesome.

  130. Pupster is a basic bitch. I had my suspicions.

  131. He lives off pumpkin-spice Purina and vitamin water.

  132. https://is.gd/AQYp1M

  133. Huh. I just realized my van doesn’t have an ashtray.

    My first car without one.

  134. Where are you going to put your cigarette when you need to take a swig of beer?

  135. Oh sure, make it seem like your inability to see objects seem like planning ahead.

  136. We had a 2000 Stratus without an ashtray. Thought your van was newer than that.

  137. Last two vehicles both had ashtrays, 2003 & 2007.

    2018 Ford does not.

  138. “Where are you going to put your cigarette when you need to take a swig of beer?”

    That is when you steer with your knee.

  139. Plan now: drive to Florida. Leaving Tuesday.

  140. Mother Daughter roadtrip!

    This has the makings of a Hallmark movie.

    Or a Cinemax feature.

    Or an Eli Roth film.

  141. Also, it’s a good thing I made that driving mix poat all those months ago. You’ve already got two mixes ready to go!

  142. Rent a car in.

  143. I want to go to Florida too.

  144. We can all crash at BCoch’s house.

  145. Better rent a van.

  146. A convertible so the newfies can feel the wind through their hair as you drive down the highway…

  147. It’ll be like Thelma and Louise

  148. Is there anything better than new batteries in the remote after they have been acting up, and you couldn’t change channels?

  149. I’ve gone over my minimal requirements for a recreational vehicle and have come to the conclusion that it would have to be attached to an airship of some sort.

    I may have unrealistic requirements.

  150. I dream of owning a thorium reactor-powered airship built by an atomically-precise nanomachine printer, hoisted into the air by a honeycombed diamondoid void mesh.

  151. We all dream of that, Leon.

  152. Keep vaping the good stuff.

  153. The only part of that that’s speculative engineering is the printer. The rest is perfectly good physics.

  154. What’s a honeycombed diamondoid void mesh?

  155. Things are buoyant because they are less dense than the surrounding medium. Hot air balloons balance the pressure exerted on the balloon, keeping it expanded, with the buoyancy created by the fact that the hot air is less dense than the surrounding air.

    With a strong enough structure, you can pump out the air, and it will have buoyancy without imploding. The compression strength of diamond is high enough to pull this off, but you’d have to be able to print it to make a void “balloon”.

    You’d know this if you read more Neal Stephenson.

  156. *giggles wickedly*

  157. *tosses book of magic spells bequeathed by old gypsy woman*

  158. Theoretical family conversation:

    Me: Mom, I want to go someplace warm for a vacation……

    Mom: Go to hell.

    Fin.

  159. https://tinyurl.com/ybklasyx

  160. Car in and daughter could go visit Mare in FloriDUH!
    How cool would that be?

  161. Erin: I thought he was the one!
    Mare: Fuck him. Have some wine.

  162. yannow, once you get past the unbelievable parts, and the recycled Aliens sets, Avatar is quite a stunning movie. Cameron knows effects.

  163. Hot and schwetty flashes are weird. Sometimes one’s head heats up, then travels south. Other times just the head…or just the body. Or just now, my chest after which the heat vapors set my head off. Quite interesting when it’s not annoying.

    I need to tie a rope to the back door and give it a yank when my pilot light flames to blast. It kinda feels like this….

  164. Beasn, I had a client years ago who was telling me about going through the change. She told me she had been out walking around in her yard in just shorts and a sports bra very late in the night prior, lifting her arms to release heat, not even caring if her neighbors might see her.

    I said, “but it was 10 degrees last night!”
    She said, “I know, it felt great!”

  165. Sean, you using this to help you vote next week?
    twitter.com/DannyTripleSix/status/1054536829196619776

  166. lauraw, I spent most of last winter in shorts and a t-shirt. Sometimes with socks..sometimes without. Every now and again, I had to step outside to counter one of them blasts. Drinking ice water sometimes stops them mid fire up.
    Then they disappeared for 8 months.
    They’re baaack. Kinda sucks when I’m trying to fall asleep all snuggly and warm and…. *makes sound of furnace igniting*…. All covers pushed off, nighty pulled up. It passes, then I freeze. Rinse, repeat.

  167. Daniel’s earnings recently plateaued.

  168. Sean, you using this to help you vote next week?
    twitter.com/DannyTripleSix/status/1054536829196619776

    No, I”l just be voting no on everything but 6. I almost always vote no on all the ballot measures because they’re poorly written and/or come with a whole raft of fucked-up unintended consequences.

    That gas tax repeal, tho. Gotta do it.


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