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July 14, 2017

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R. Sherman

Drove over the Deception Pass Bridge just last week. Not scared in the slightest though the currents running through the pass were neat. Lot's of random whirlpools.

Squires

"Don't provoke them."

The "see nothing, say nothing" strategy for survival.

A shame it never actually works, in the long run.

Pogonip

In the ant video, I couldn't help wondering what would happen if you took the ball of ants out in the yard and tossed it away.

Captain Nemo

Cheap old houses. TLC not included.

Bookmarked for a proper look when I'm on a half decent computer. But at-a-glance, this: http://circaoldhouses.com/stop-everything-youre-doing-and-look-inside-this-80500-house/ looks lovely. That window may even be Tiffany. And the joinery throughout, especially the stairs and that mahogany library, to me, is perfection.

PiperPaul

If I was driving over what someone told me was Deception Pass Bridge I'd be questioning if it really was Deception Pass Bridge.

R. Sherman

Deception Pass. Whidbey Island, Washington in the background.

Angus

"He's a big girl", despite Rule 34, I would think that the pool of people finding "him" attractive would be remarkably small, driven smaller by his conceits and posturing. Is it any wonder he struggles to find partners, natural selection driven by poor life choices.

Surreptitious Evil

I think the plane is not bad in the attractiveness stakes, considering the practical limitations? She, on the other hand, well ... yes. Nope. Not me either.

Connor

Looking for lodgers?

"We love art, crafting and anarchy"

Hm. Maybe that's why they're sleeping on people's couches.

Connor

“Just don’t provoke them,” he reassured.

Blood boiling stupidity.

David

despite Rule 34, I would think that the pool of people finding “him” attractive would be remarkably small, driven smaller by his conceits and posturing.

For those who missed Caleb’s vain and tearful tale, here it is.

That insufficient numbers of men are swooning with desire for Mr Luna’s ample proportions is, we’re told, due solely to people having the wrong kind of politics. And so if the men of the world were schooled in the pieties of intersectional victimhood, he – sorry, they - would have a heaving social diary. And the videos in which he – sorry, they - boasts of single-handedly eating an entire pizza would be erotic catnip.

Ted S., Catskill Mtns., NY, USA

Unfortunately, the Neatorama bridge link only has two of the bridges, and the original article it links to is an expletive-deleted slideshow.

Can I take my credit note over to Travel and Leisure and exchange it for anything there?

jones

"There may be some softening".....

Ahhh....so THAT'S why my instructor always impressed upon us the concept of short, controlled bursts.

Lou

For those who missed Caleb’s vain and tearful tale, here it is.

Eh, no thanks.

David

Eh, no thanks.

No sense of adventure, some people.

Jugra

Ha, that pitch drop experiment is a relative youngster compared to this

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_Electric_Bell

Farnsworth M. Muldoon

Yes, but is the coffee any good?

The real question is, given the other product, do you care ?

jones

Mmmmmmmm......

https://robbreportedit.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/1_irishcoffee1.jpg

PiperPaul

"Blood boiling stupidity."

Prog mission accomplished.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

And the videos in which he – sorry, they...

To be fair, as young Master Caleb seems to be getting to ever more Brobdingnagian proportions, they is a bit more appropriate than he.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

An ad from simpler times... clean mind, clean body. Take your pick.

Lou

No sense of adventure, some people.

Heh. Rather, sometimes a break is needed. Just a little time to convince myself that all this is simply a case of mass hysteria that will soon burn itself out. Right? RIGHT??!!

MC

Re: Caleb.

Is it my imagination or are 90% of these new wave genderqueer transwimmin just gay guys who can't get laid?

You would think that anyone whose physical and psychological shortcomings are such that they can't find a guy prepared to fuck them would step back and have a look at their lives. Oh yes, hello straight feminists...

MC

Re: cheap old houses

I wonder what the average number of bodies under the floorboards is for each property?

Darleen

The $200,000 selfie.

David

The $200,000 selfie.

You’d think the gallery might have – here’s a wild idea - secured the pedestals.

sH2

'Seattle Councilman Objects to Hosing Excrement-Covered Sidewalks Because It's Racist'

https://heatst.com/culture-wars/seattle-councilman-objects-to-hosing-excrement-covered-sidewalks-because-its-racist/

David

Seattle Councilman Objects to Hosing Excrement-Covered Sidewalks Because It’s Racist

The words corrective sack beating come to mind.

WTP

Stories about private islands always make me think of Sealand.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principality_of_Sealand

Geezer

clean mind, clean body. Take your pick.

Our motto here at camp.

Fruitbat44

A fine collection of ephemera. Thank you. As to the last one; this boys and girls is why they say "Short, controlled bursts" and also why LMGs come with quick change barrels.

Sporkatus
The words corrective sack beating come to mind.
"Blanket party", perhaps, a la Full Metal Jacket.
Hal

Apparently the Earth is flat. No, really.

WTP

The earth has been flat for ages. And gravity is a hoax. Just ask David "Avacado" Wolfe. He's like rich and stuff and his company grew in part by endorsements from celebrities like Steve Jobs, Woody Harrelson, Alicia Silverstone, and Angela Basset.

PiperPaul


Well, obviously.

Tragic Christian

So my question is about bicycling up skyscrapers. Lifts and stairs aren't just there to move people, but stuff. Am I to believe that, if you're intent on living in a skyscraper where you have to pedal up to your floor, you'll be content to live without furniture? Or a refrigerator? Maybe you'll just watch streaming on your phone hunched in a corner and call it a day. And what if you break your ankle? In the real world, you can hobble up the stairs. But if you have to pedal? Seriously, this proves my thesis about the forces that want us to live in tiny apartments and tiny houses: that's not where you live, it's where you're stored.

Hal

Maryam Mirzakhani, 1977-2017

Hal

At last, snortable chocolate.

'Snortable chocolate' must be investigated by regulators, warns US senator

Darleen

Nobody but the best and brightest get to be our journalists.

David

Nobody but the best and brightest get to be our journalists.

And as quite a few people point out in the thread, it’s clearly not just a typo. So… laugh or despair?

David

WWII was the one where we beat the Martians, right?

Darleen

WWII was the one where we beat the Martians, right?

I believe it was General Orson Wells who lead the first germ-warfare effort.

WTP

C'mon. It's Andrea Mitchell. I'm pretty sure she was there.

WTP

Also, come to think of it I did hear this reported this way by someone not her on the "conservative" news radio driving in to work on Friday because I thought to myself, funny this happened on Bastille Day yet I don't recall it being reported as such in all these years.

PiperPaul

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Yip

Hal

WWII was the one where we beat the Martians, right?

No, that was the Spanish American War---remember, all that fake news about a "Spanish" flu "epidemic".

WWII was when the US entered the war as a result of the North Koreans sending the Zimmerman telegram to the Viet Kong about a really big monkey.

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