General Discussion, Monday, May 1, 2017

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  1. nyetneetot says:

    I see we’ve been sold out to big pharma and now we’re just click bait for “Hunt’s Remedy”. Soon it’ll be on shelves everywhere….

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  2. czarowniczy says:

    Sorry, but it reminds me of a few office Christmas parties.

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Both of those guys Hunt/Heinz were Pittsburgh guys. Vegetables growers, canning process.
      Watching the pregnant local weather girl……I can see lighting on the horizon, no rain ….

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Thing I like about Heinz is their development of different tomato types. I was getting their bare-root live plants shipped to me in the early 70s. Determinant plants that threw perfectly round, same-sized tomatoes with smooth and thick skins that peeled easily. Good flavor and sized for canning, loved ’em. They were selectively crossbred, no frankenengineering and are still available.

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  3. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Stella, interesting lead in photo. What’s the title of the painting? How’s Tucker?

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  4. Hehe!!!!

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  5. No surprise here! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  6. Good times!!!

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Just like my Chemistry Set!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ

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      • When you have a chance, check the link. Some pretty interesting toys! ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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      • joshua says:

        I loved my Gilbert Chemistry set….learned about powdered magnesium and sulpher and electrical current running through a steel wool paid saturated with both….damn near burned the house down and gave Dad a near heart attack when the embedded cherry bomb went off…etc….you get the drift. I never did any of the Experiments in the Book…but man I loved all that stuff.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      One of those articles designed to show how neanderthal we and our parents were. Just wait, 60 years from now some wuss pundit will be whining and carrying on about how stupid this generstion is as they constantly held cell phones to their heads, exposing their brains to ionizing radiation.
      BTW, the ‘radioactive’ ore in the Gilbert kit was just raw ore, danger was probably in your less education-oriented brother sticking it into his Air Blaster and launching you.
      Gimme a break, I can take any kid’s toy for sale and make it dangerous, that’s why their kids. Lawn darts, yeah lawn darts, they were my favorite.

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  7. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! ๐Ÿ˜Ž |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) ๐Ÿฑ ๐Ÿธ (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿธ (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿธ (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ Czarina! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! ๐Ÿ˜€ |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Phlox! (aka “taqiyyologist”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! ๐Ÿ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿธ (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (โ€œStellarsโ€) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1961 Chรขteau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ Rhea Salacia Volans! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ Senatssekretรคr FREISTAAT DANZIG! ๐Ÿ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿธ (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! ๐Ÿ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. ๐Ÿ˜ณ
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! ๐Ÿ˜•

    Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance! :mrgreen:

    Breakfast!

    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Doughnuts and coffee!

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  8. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ y’all!

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  9. stella says:

    Having a puppy in house training phase brings subjects like this to the fore:

    All mammals poop in 12 seconds and thereโ€™s an equation for the โ€˜duration of diarrheal defecationโ€™

    http://www.popsci.com/everyone-poops

    An elephantโ€™s rectum is about 10 times longer than a catโ€™s, yet they poop in the same amount of time. This conundrum may not have stumped youโ€”or even occurred to youโ€”but it vexed researchers at Georgia Tech. โ€œHow do animals defecate at a constant duration?,โ€ they quite literally asked in their paperโ€”which by the way was published in the journal Soft Matter. โ€œTo answer this question, we begin with measurements of feces.โ€

    So letโ€™s begin…

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      I poop in about 12 minutes. Last time I checked, I was a mammal.

      Ah, Popular Science. How far the mighty have fallen! Rectum? Dang near killed ‘um!

      What’s that magazine? 25 pages now? And half ads and SJWism?

      America. Where people get paid way more than me to measure the weight and duration of wildlife defecation.

      The journal is called Soft Matter. That’s a pretty crappy name for a magazine.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      Read the article out loud in Rod Serling’s voice.

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    • Wooly Phlox says:

      See, you may not realize this, but the diameter of your poop matches the diameter of your rectum, which implies that feces arenโ€™t squeezed out like toothpaste from a tube but rather slide out โ€œsimilar to a sled sliding down a chute.โ€

      Hence the popular term, poop chute.

      PopSci has become Cracked Magazine. And I love it.

      Someday soon, National Geographic will get over itself, and develop a sense of self-deprecating humor. Maybe develop a “Collect them All” Android or IOS game, where they invent a new dinosaur ever couple of months. Proceeds to go to all the archaeologists, crypto-zoologists, and colored pencil manufacturers.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Nst Geo does have a sense of humor, check out their cable channel.

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      • joshua says:

        uh….how do you explain round rabbit poop then…..

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        • Wooly Phlox says:

          Early on in the article the author states very clearly that this study is restricted to Steady State Pooping.

          To wit:

          As with every good scientific endeavor, they started by defining their variables. Defecation begins, for example, at t=0, which they say is โ€œwhen the tip of feces appears.โ€ They provided four separate videos just in case you werenโ€™t sure exactly when that is. And to avoid confusion between โ€œsteady stateโ€ pooping, which is what humans do, and animals like rabbits that produce little pellets they restricted their study to cylindrical feces. Repeat: you will not learn anything about the pelleted feces of a rabbit in this article..

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          • Wooly Phlox says:

            […or a deer, or a bear…]

            A bear and a rabbit are pooping near each other. When they finish, both of them in exactly 12 seconds, the bear asks the rabbit, “Say, do you have problems with poop sticking to your fur?”

            The rabbit says, “No! None at all!” So the bear picks up the rabbit and wipes with it.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Straight poop, good s*** to know.

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    • joshua says:

      wonder why Einstein didn’t get into mammal scatalogics?

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  10. nyetneetot says:

    Nyet’s May Day/Seattle General Discussion Thread Hijack
    Imbedded, reports from the streets in protest
    ….
    Report 1: It’s dark, but the sky is beginning to brighten in the East. The birds have started chirping. A seagull cries out as it marks someone’s car for the other birds to follow. No predawn screaming of homeless people being rousted away from store doorways. It’s quite. Too quite.

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  11. stella says:

    Cuteness factor:

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  12. lovely says:

    What a beautiful day! Sunshine, rain, whatever, what a beautiful day. I just finished reading the feel good article of the week ๐Ÿ™‚.

    The Moment Hillary Clinton was Forced to Give Up Her Dream

    http://nypost.com/2017/04/30/the-moment-hillary-clinton-was-forced-to-give-up-her-dream/

    Below are excerpts from the article, Iโ€™ve added nothing just cut it down to the bare facts without the superfluous nonsense and lies about the wounded heroine.

    Every detail was designed to mark Hillary Clintonโ€™s moment in history โ€” from the glass ceiling at Manhattanโ€™s Javits Center, where her supporters were gathered, to her and hubby Billโ€™s suite at The Peninsula hotel, selected so she could personally see Trump Tower, home to the foe she was set to crush.

    Hillary sat stone-faced, trying to process the unexpected and abrupt reversal of her fortunes. โ€œOK,โ€ she said over and over as she nodded. It was all she could muster.

    Hillary was still surprisingly calm, unable or unwilling to delve into the details of how her dream was turning into a nightmare.

    The president wants you to concede, Mook told her, adding his own analysis: โ€œI donโ€™t see how you win this.โ€

    โ€œI understand,โ€ she said. But she used her place in history as a shield in the same way Mook just had with Simas. โ€œIโ€™m not ready to go give this speech.โ€

    Obama wanted her to make it abundantly clear to the public that she wasnโ€™t going to fight the result.

    โ€˜You need to concede,โ€ President Obama told his former secretary of state.

    โ€œCongratulations, Donald,โ€ she said, suppressing the anger that touched every nerve in her body. โ€œIโ€™ll be supportive of the countryโ€™s success, and that means your success as president.โ€

    Now, as Trump made his way to the podium at the Hilton, Bill chomped on the back end of a cigar.

    Hillary winced.

    Obamaโ€™s legacy and her dreams of the presidency lay shattered at Donald Trumpโ€™s feet.

    ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. lovely says:

    Very cool Stella. I really like the old advertisements.

    This is from Twitter user Undine @HorribleSanity he/she often has neat stuff.

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  14. stella says:

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  15. czarowniczy says:

    Off to the vets to get Lucky’s blood phenobarbital levels checked. He’s been on it a month now and no seizures. He gets a bit sleepy when the drug hits but there’s been no change to his activity levels otherwise.

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  16. amwick says:

    Good on you both.

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  17. Wooly Phlox says:

    I, for some reason, have never seen Coppola’s Apocalypse Now. I watched the first two hours last night, until Mr. Clean got killed after Chef’s stupidity with the smoke grenade, and I had to pause it when Chief was weeping. I was too. So I paused it and went to bed.

    1979. This film could have been made yesterday. It’s that good, every frame.

    I’ll either finish it after work tonight, or start it over from the beginning.

    The Godfather was made in ’72, when I was one year old. It also stands the test of time.

    I couldn’t follow it until I read Puzo’s books, and told the DVD player to display subtitles, and also had the luck to have a buddy, a big fan of the series, telling me to hit pause if I ever had a question. I did. Many times.

    Regarding Coppola, he is a visual master whose studios dispense lots of dollars, he is being surpassed by Chinese companies. Watch the Once Upon a Time in China trilogy. I don’t watch movies any more, unless they are old. Those aren’t. They are China’s equivalent of Coppola, and his mastery of both the camera, and the story. Just compare the mise en scene in both trilogies. Like Ghibli’s animations, every single pause is full of detail.

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  18. shiloh1973 says:

    Well, Antifa morons are now rampaging in Portland, Oregon. Throwing rocks and setting stuff on fire. The police have canceled their protest permit and are getting serious.
    http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2017/05/may_day_organizers_show_march.html

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  19. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12โ€™s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu. We pray for France, and for the safety of Marine Le Pen.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen

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  20. lovely says:

    Hmmm?โ€ฆ. one might say โ€ฆโ€ฆ.๐Ÿค”

    Then one might say, I see.

    โ€Thereโ€™ll be no white flag upon my brow.โ€

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    • lovely says:

      France today. Two officers in critical condition.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      BGI, their hangers-on and usual social engineers want to remove the statue of Andrew Jackson from Jackson Square and rename it…sems Jackson had slaves. Removal of the statue would leave a huge hole in the ground and some have suggested it be replaced with an appropriate memorial. I might suggest a memorial to the descendent’s educational accomplishments so far, should save money by just leaving the huge hole in place.

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      • lovely says:

        Tis’ the fruits of their labors.

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      • Wooly Phlox says:

        They should replace it with a statue of Anthony Johnson, Colonist, and was a black plantation owner, with black slaves. Got rich off them brothas.

        Would that be a suitable replacement?

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        • czarowniczy says:

          We have any number of Louisiana, not to mention local, black slave owners. Then agsin, their owning slaves was obviously due to their being traumatized by the actions of European slave owners. Maybe we can just fill that huge hole with excuses.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            Yeah, that’s something. The black Africans in Africa sold their kinsmen, or neighbors, or whatever, to the ME muslims for slaves, who sold them to slave traders, who brought SOME of them to what has become the U.S. of A. They were then bought by some plantation ownders, or others, some of whom were black. This is being willfully ignored.

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            • czarowniczy says:

              When redressing perceived ills ya goez after the deeeeep pockets. Considering the parts the various Mideast folks had in the slave trade you’d think they be litigation targets too except the Mideasterers would tell ’em to go pound sand.

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            • Wooly Phlox says:

              Early Americans were just consumers of the product that was offered. We didn’t open that Slave-Mart. Arabs did. Slave-Mart, which we shopped at, was supplied, like Wal-Mart today is supplied by Far-Eastern slaves, by Africans selling each other because of tribe and power and relative wealth.

              Analogize!

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          • Wooly Phlox says:

            There’s a giant bronze bull statue in front of the NYSE.

            The artist made it, then plopped it down in the dead of night, guerilla-style, after a crash in the market.

            Sabo must have been influenced slightly by whoever made the bull and put it there, but Sabo is making sand castles. That bull is still there.

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