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August 03, 2013

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Threadkiller

I placed the birther comment on the previous thread so as to not ruin this one.

Ignatz

TK is a Harbinger.

Gmax

Aint raining here! BTW Lt TMax reports the balmy temps in Meter Lan topping out at 108 recently!

narciso

I think this translates to 'get a clue'


http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/rare-interview-with-egyptian-gen-abdel-fatah-al-sissi/2013/08/03/a77eb37c-fbc4-11e2-a369-d1954abcb7e3_story.html

narciso

Well this might explain his recent movements;

http://news.yahoo.com/sarah-harrison-snowdens-wikileaks-adviser-162602482.html

narciso

Steyn's rather frank, you've been warned, take on the week;

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/355061/lords-transition-team-mark-steyn

Old Lurker

Rainy Day Thread? Perfect.

My girls and their guys and several couples visited us on Nantucket last week for my 65th. (Ha I snuck that past Hit didn't I?).

Perfect weather, lot's of fun.

YL & SIL remained so they could have two families visit them (us) to test out the new house. Got up this morning, set up the Badminton and Croquet, moved the chairs around for viewing, stocked the bars, cleaned the grill, oiled the bikes, confirmed helmets for each bike...you all know the drill.

Knew we were in trouble when the rental place delivered a bunch of high chairs and cribs, ordered by the new guests.

They all arrived on the noon ferry with their kids all <5.

Got to the house, got their room assignments.

The clouds opened and it has been pouring ever since...

Doom.

Walter

Narciso, check your email.

narciso

And the Cretu/Powell matter, is turning a little too Charles and Camilla in reverse.

Walter

Happy Birthday, OL!

Saying goodbye! to the Dorian rain and hello! to the Midwestern rain. Somehow it feels less wet when you're going snorkeling off the beach later anyway.

Besides, what's the point of a tropical depression if it can't keep the ferries and planes from taking you away from paradise?

Danube on iPad

Seventy-two and sunny here.

narciso

This is what I was referring to;

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/inside_colin_shot_and_heavy_mails_VmHkHRoLOaZmuop6T0OlCP

Goggles don't do enough;

Gmax

I am reminded of the old joke, "How do you make a small fortune in newspapers?"


Answer: Start with a large one!

1.1 Billion is fully vaporized in the Boston Globe fiasco. WHOA.

Ignatz

87 and sunny.
Other than that one blazing day when Death Valley nearly hit 130 it's been a remarkably clement summer in northern CA.

Janet

A late Happy Birthday to you, Old Lurker! Lots of love to you. Little kid mayhem can be fun once you give up trying to control anything! Hah!

Here's something on our Commander-in-Chief. You'd hardly know our embassies are shutting down -

http://theulstermanreport.com/2013/08/03/barack-obamas-boys-only-birthday-bash-including-former-body-man-reggie-love/

Captain Hate

77 and sunny here. Other than a week of 90 degree misery it's been a very mild and reasonably wet summer.

Captain Hate

HB OL

Ignatz

Michael Ansara dead at 91.
Played Kang the Klingon in a couple of Star Treks and was in about a million other shows back then.

Just saw him on what, IMO, was the best TV western and a very underrated one, The High Chaparral.

Dr. Weevil

Captain Hate: 77 and sunny? You're not in the Shenandoah Valley, are you, because that's exactly what we have here right now.

Jeff Dobbs

Walter! Just got the email. I'll let you revel in describing the pic that I am totally not lusting after:

Click here for the full size pic.

Jeff Dobbs

OL:
last week for my 65th. (Ha I snuck that past Hit didn't I?).

I'll never forgive you for that, OL.

Please let me know the specific day -- here or by email.

Or I Will Hunt You Down.

Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY OL!!!!

Jeff Dobbs

87 and partly sunny here.

Wettest summer here in the 8 years we've been here. So many people are complaining about it -- but every evening when I drive home from work I think to myself . . . "Dat lawn!"

Walter

Thanks Hit! Really can't add much other than the poor crustaceans were swimming the reefs only a few hours before they hit the grill. Opening day of crawfish season is my favorite time of the year.

By the way, I owe you one for introducing me to Titos. No distribution here, so at least I have something to look forward to on my return.

anonamom

OL--you can always do what my aunt and uncle do--leave for breakfast around 8, do a few errands, get back around 12:30
(naptime for many <5 year olds)

Hit---26 inches of rain here in the past two months.
Normal rainfall for those two months--six inches!

Jeff Dobbs

Walter:
By the way, I owe you one for introducing me to Titos.

Well, if you insist. May I suggest a growler? When should I be expecting you?

For the record - I do believe that Porchlight is to be credited for the Titos introduction to JOM.

MarkO

"Seventy-two and sunny here."

Is this a report of the weather or age and disposition?

Jeff Dobbs

anonamom:
Hit---26 inches of rain here in the past two months.
Normal rainfall for those two months--six inches!

It may come as a surprise to those who don't know me as the keeper of a spreadsheet who tracks everyone's birthday (I am not over being mad at you OL), but I used to keep a spreadsheet on rainfall for these parts.

July has always been hit or miss for NC (at least the Triad). The average doesn't really even tell the real story. In years where a hurricane/tropical storm tracked just right -- we would get dumped on. In years where there were none -- we would get almost no rain.

But this year is different. No hurricanes/tropical storms came through -- and yet the rain has been unrelenting.

Must be Global Weirding.

Good thing I just bought a Yukon XL two weeks ago -- a size/Gaia-Raping upgrade from our mid-sized crossover. That should help keep the rain a-comin'.

Danube on iPad

"Is this a report of the weather or age and disposition?"

Excellent question.

Both.

rse

Ignatz-

You just enjoy the mischievous antics of Manolito and Uncle Buck. That was a good show. I was tickled to see the set at Tucson studios when we took the kids there. Of course hubby and my oldest much preferred the titan missile museum and got the full once a month tour. Red remembered the star trek movie that was filmed there.

It is finally not raining in ATL but it has been an exceptionally wet summer.

HB OL. I have teased my next door neighbor in Fla that she has been auditioning potential grandchildren for years by watching who is cute on beach vs awful.

The Diva went through this stage where she did not want to step on sand after seeing crabs in sand in Cape Cod. Until one night at dusk a sea turtle was coming in and I ran back to house to tell kids. They all cam piling down the stairs and ran down the board walk and steps. The Diva was concentrating on that big sea turtle and forgot she hated the sand.

I remember Michael Ansara too.

Captain Hate

Captain Hate: 77 and sunny? You're not in the Shenandoah Valley, are you, because that's exactly what we have here right now.

Nope, that's after a cold front blew through last night and this morning in NE Ahia; I'd imagine you're probably on the tail end of it as well, Dr. Weevil. What town are you close to if you don't mind my asking?

Captain Hate

It's Mrs H's b-day today as well.

Captain Hate

May I suggest a growler?

The increased use of growlers is a spin off of the micro brew phenomenon of which I strongly approve.

Walter

So, I should meet you in Austin to drink a growler or few with you and Porchlight?

If I must, I must.

Captain Hate

I see in the memeorandum that Gaylord Focker's visage is being used as a dart board target at a county fair in Otsego county New York. Is it asking too much for that to be located in the district of that dingbat Louise "False Teef" Slaughter?

JIB

88 and sunny but then its Florida. Dorian is slowing down off of the Cape but we are seeing its cloud effect as it moves out to sea.

Walter,

My friend and family are now at the Green Turtle Club, Abaco.

Posted a photo of one his daughters and friend with a huge starfish they brought up from snorkeling.

Janet

For the record - I do believe that Porchlight is to be credited for the Titos introduction to JOM.

I tried the Nat Sherman Naturals that Porchlight recommended & they are great too.*

*this info is only for the JOM tobacco addict community....others please ignore.

Janet

A Happy Birthday to Mrs. Hate, Captain!

Ignatz

Happy Birthday Mrs. Hate; you couldn't be married to a more Hateful man, and I mean that in the best possible way. :)

Jeff Dobbs

Happy Birthday Mrs. Hate!!!

Walter:
So, I should meet you in Austin to drink a growler or few with you and Porchlight?

Hmmmm. Kids are currently about an hour south of Austin and we have to go pick them up in a couple of weeks.

We should....

Dernit, the current plans is for aunt and uncle to meet us in New Orleans for the swap.

Let's entice Porch to meet us there.

Ignatz

--I was tickled to see the set at Tucson studios when we took the kids there.--

That's one of the great things about the show; so much real location shooting amongst the saguaros. As opposed to say Bonanza which except for the opening shot of Tahoe was almost entirely sets or the occasional locations that looked nothing like the Tahoe/Carson City area.

JIB

Jane and Caro go on cruises with other conservatives to visit the fjords of Norway but I want to go to DEFCON.

Check out the T-Shirt:) Why are these hackers having so much fun?

Because they all have pictures of us naked, on the throne reading our email. That's why.

Ignatz

Question;
Would the world be a better or worse place were a drone to launch a small nuke at Defcon?

Threadkiller

When the rental company shows up with the dual-tapper Kegerator and the Lawn Darts, OL, you will know that I have arrived.

Happy Birthday!

Threadkiller

Happy Birthday to Mrs. H.!

Threadkiller

CH, I saw Alan Holdsworth last night at a local dive. I wasn't sure if jazz fusion was what I was looking for, but after the six Sapporos I might be a little convinced.

pagar

Travel reports from so many far off places from Clarice, Caro, Jane, Daddy and so many others.
Just a JOM imaginary joy ride. Thanks all of you who post them.
Happy Birthday, OL, Mrs Hate and every one I missed.

Last but not least the lying NYTs losing a whole big bunch of dinero. Great days.

Frau Kralle

Hah! HB OL, you are just a kid!

Happiest of days to Mrs. Hate, too.

The pension plan left with the NYT is the icing on the cake burning bag of dog poo in front of the door, isn't it?

narciso

Happy birthday, Mrs. Hate,

JIB

iggy,

In their perverse way the hackers at DEFCON probably keep us safer than the NSA/CIA combined.

BTW, I am now reading a very unusual book for me, "The World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing". Even though I am an ex-surfer since I was 10, my knees can't get me up on the board anymore. I think daddy would like it because it covers the world just like The Endless Summer did.

narciso

Ah, you can't get hacktitude for free/


http://hotair.com/archives/2013/08/03/iranian-leader-hey-i-was-misquoted-on-that-isreal-is-a-wound-on-the-world-thing-okay/

Thomas Collins

Does anyone know whether the NY Times (or other oligarchic media outlet) actually took the trouble to retain someone to translate the Farsi (or whatever language Mr. Smooth Jihadist was speaking) to determine whether the "misquote" was really that. It seems to me that would be the minimum effort one might expect from the NY Times.

Captain Hate

CH, I saw Alan Holdsworth last night at a local dive. I wasn't sure if jazz fusion was what I was looking for, but after the six Sapporos I might be a little convinced.

Some of my friends liked what he did in the Soft Machine.

Captain Hate

Speaking of stud guitarists, a buddy of mine finally got his cherry popped and saw the *great* Richard Thompson a week or so ago. I'd always assumed that he'd seen him before (he's played around here quite a bit through the years in a lot of different venues) but I was quite wrong about that. My bud is a big guitar guitar guitar-ar-arrrr fan but for some reason had always regarded him more as a songwriter than 6 string badass. Mission accomplished on the attitude change after multiple jaw drops.

Speaking of jaws, he reported back that RT has a son who's a musician. I never knew that he and Linda had spawned while they were married but if the kid has a Reporting for Doody sized chin area, I think we've established who the mom is.

hrtshpdbox

No physiognomic comparisons needed, Captain Hate:

"He has also performed and recorded with Teddy Thompson, his son from his marriage to Linda Thompson."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Thompson_(musician)

Captain Hate

The wikitards have put together a pretty good overview of RT. Per usual they make a few mistakes; he's been performing with the current trio more than just this year; I saw him with them at least 2 years ago. Also the band with Dave Matticks, Pete Zorn and Danny Thompson used to tour with him a lot longer than 2 years; I saw them in a club on Halloween in the mid 90s when they tore the joint down. His self marketed releases are outstanding and better than anything released commercially imo.

Old Lurker

You guys are great!

We are rethinking that grand kid thing if this is how much noise kids make.

TK and his lawn darts would be welcome, though I might do something I would regret with them.

hrtshpdbox

I saw RT only once, in 2000, when he was joined onstage for the last four songs by Richard (nee Jim) McGuinn. It was all nothing short of spectacular:
http://jack.mauveweb.co.uk/artists/thompson/20001018.html

By the way, as a point of interest - Richard Thompson and Danny Thompson both played on Nick Drake's first LP, "Five Leaves Left", a thousand years ago (OK, it was 1969).

hrtshpdbox

ROGER McGuinn, dammit.

daddy

Michael Ansara dead at 91.
Played Kang the Klingon in a couple of Star Treks

Vulcans and women hardest hit:(

narciso

I'm reminded of when he played Kane, to Princess Ardala, in that late 1970s series, Buck Rogers.

Captain Hate

Speaking of music, I'm presently listening to a Pino Minafra 1995 release, Sudori, and wondering how I existed without it. Amazon FTW.

Dr. Weevil

Captain Hate:
I'm not near, but in, Staunton, about a block from here. In fact, that's me in the blue shirt and white jacket standing up in the balcony. There's another formerly well-known blogger in the picture, but she's too shy to be named.

Ignatz

Is that the Insane Clown Posse doing Shakespeare?

Captain Hate

I was in Staunton in 2001 as Mrs H and I took a trip through Skyline Drive to bask in the mid October foliage. My college roomie went to Staunton; he was always quick to correct my pronunciation as payback for a very unbalanced ledger. Gorgeous terrain.

narciso

So they say they have specific info, but they don't have the who, the where or the when?

MarkO

no, narc, but they sure as hell know where you've been.

What difference, at this point . . .?

Porchlight

So, I should meet you in Austin to drink a growler or few with you and Porchlight?

Yes, do, by all means. I would love that.

And happy birthday to OL and Mrs. Hate!

Porchlight

By the way, as a point of interest - Richard Thompson and Danny Thompson both played on Nick Drake's first LP, "Five Leaves Left", a thousand years ago (OK, it was 1969).

Wow, I did not know that. Thanks. I have the Nick Drake bio somewhere - I really ought to read it..

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