Weekend Open Thread

| May 20, 2022

This would make a good White House portrait, as it would be a good symbol of what we’ve seen all along. There are those on the left who did not expect Joe Biden to do what he actually has done. But again, many of those that voted for him, and dismiss election fraud, would vote to increase property taxes thinking that they won’t be affected because they don’t pay property taxes. Then they wonder why rent and what they pay in stores go up. Enjoy your weekend.

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Roh-Dog

FIRST!

KoB

My Main Man! Ya kept that Kongolese Rat headed red software peddling, jar head away from his ill gotten attempt at being FIRST on the Coveted EARNED NEVER AWARDED FIRST for the TAH Weekend Open Thread! Way to GO ARMY (Beat Navy). Wasn’t even sure if I’d be in contention today, another escort duty to the little big town for Lady Friend’s PT. Knee movement up to 105 now. YAAAAYYY!. Did ya get the “choclate crayon” stains off the Throne yet?

Here, light up that seegar with my freshly fueled Zippo and pass me one of them thar Miller High Lifes. 5 seconds between the top 3. Which I guess that Hack Stone has had his fair share of sloppy seconds, or in this case…T(h)urds.

Graybeard

Rats of the Qaong atcha, Roh!

KoB

1st

Roh-Dog

Too bad, so sad. I’ll let you continue to ‘enjoy over’ the Fry-day FGS specimen, for I am a benevolent king!
(unlike the tool known as Joe Bidet)

Have a great weekend y’all! Get the things!!

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Hack Stone

Magic 8 Ball, will Hack Stone regain his rightful place as First Commenter for the This Ain’t Hell Weekend Open Thread for Friday May 20, 2022, or will he need to release the crackheads with blowtorches and pliers on the miscreants who are conspiring against Hack? Magic 8 Ball says…

Hack Stone

Missed it by “that much”. Time to unleash the crackheads.

Green Thumb

Oh, mystical Magic 8-Ball: Is Phil Monkress still a turd?

A Proud Infidel®™

WILL Psul EVER have a mailbox with a door on it? WILL they ever find Elaine Ricci? ..

Commissioner Wretched

Since I once again missed out on FIRST, I’ll share the trivia. Enjoy, my friends!

DID YOU KNOW…?
Who coined the phrase, the “March of Dimes”?

A couple of weeks ago, I told you about how the people in 1910 took “comet pills” in regard to the cyanogen gas discovered in the tail of Halley’s Comet, and mentioned how gullible people could be.

My good friend John Davis, out in Kansas, suggested something I had not thought of.

“Yes, I did know about ‘comet pills.’ But I wouldn’t pooh-pooh them them too quickly,” he said. “Unlike certain examples of today’s antimalarial malarkey and horse-wormer quackery, not one person who took comet pills in 1910 died of comet gas! In fact, the pills must have been very highly effective, because nobody who didn’t take them ever died of comet gas, either!

“That’s pretty good protection if you ask me. Or even if you didn’t.”

Commissioner Wretched

I stand abashed … I had never thought of that. Thank you, John! Now, on to the trivia, which as you know is 100% … something or other.

Did you know …

… the longest mustache ever recorded was 14 feet long? Ram Singh Chauhan (born 1953), an artist living in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, set the record for the world’s longest mustache in 2013 when the hair on his upper lip was measured at 14 feet from end to end. (I want to ask how he carries it around, but that would be a rather personal question, wouldn’t it?)

… lima beans have a defense system? If insects are eating the leaves of the lima bean plant, it gives off a substance that attracts that defense system – parasitic wasps, which swoop in and destroy the insects eating the leaves. (Which is why people eat the beans, not the leaves.)

Commissioner Wretched

… in the world of comic superheroes, the richest is probably not who you think it is? Bruce Wayne, who is secretly Batman, is worth about $80 billion. Tony Stark, the man inside the Iron Man armor, is worth about $100 billion. But the richest? That title belongs to T’Challa, king of Wakenda, who is secretly Black Panther. He’s worth about $500 billion. (What troubles me is … we have several billionaires in the real world who aren’t superheroes and I want to know why!)

… the experience of déjà vu has a dream counterpart? Déjà vu is noted when you have the feeling that you have experienced a current event previously at some time in your life. If, however, you experience in real life something you’ve only had in a dream, it’s called déjà rêvé. (Or, as Yogi Berra would say, it’s déjà rêvé all over again.)

Commissioner Wretched

… a popular actor once held a rather ghoulish job? Danny DeVito (born 1944), who rose to fame in the role of Louie DePalma on the television series Taxi, once worked as a hairdresser – for corpses. (Lousy tippers, I’ll bet.)

Hack Stone

Yeah, but he didn’t have to worry about his clients drag his butt in front of Judge Judy for a frivolous lawsuit.

Commissioner Wretched

… one of the most successful fund-raising campaigns in history was named by a comedian? Just about everyone has heard of the March of Dimes, the fundraising campaign that helped bring about the polio vaccine. But where did the name “March of Dimes” come from? That was given by radio and stage comedian Eddie Cantor (1892-1964). Cantor began the idea of having people send in dimes to the White House beginning in 1938 to assist the fund drive started by President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945). Cantor named the campaign after The March of Time, a popular radio show which dramatized the news events of the day. After the first call for dimes to be sent, some $300,000 in ten-cent pieces arrived at the White House. 

Commissioner Wretched

Additional trivia note: The campaign had a lot to do with Roosevelt being featured on the dime following his death. As Roosevelt was the most well-known victim of polio, and the March of Dimes helped bring about the cure, it seemed fitting to feature FDR’s portrait on the ten-cent piece.

Commissioner Wretched

… about 80% of the conversation of most people is made up of either gossip or complaining? (That little, huh?)

… the collective term for a group of hippopotamuses is a “bloat”? (Somehow, that fits.)

… you may be a sufferer of trypophobia and not even know it? If you find yourself terrified of the thought of closely-packed holes, or irregular patters or clusters of small holes or bumps, then you have trypophobia. (If the only fear you have is of closely-packed holes, I want to know your secret of life!)

… American black bears aren’t always black? Sure, most of them are. But black bears also come in blonde, cinnamon, brown, white, and even silver-blue fur. “Black bear,” it seems, is simply the species name for the most common form of bear found in North America.

David

I must suffer from trypophonia…I have this fear of clusters of many small-caliber holes in my chest.

Commissioner Wretched

… your chance of having a bad dream could depend on how cold the temperature is in the room in which you’re sleeping? Scientists who study such things have determined that the colder your bedroom, the more chance you have of having a bad dream. (Probably of freezing to death.)

… a French emperor gave honors to a deceased American president? When George Washington (1732-1799) died, Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) gave a personal eulogy to the deceased president, and ordered a ten-day mourning period for France in Washington’s honor. (And you thought Napoleon was a bad guy.)

… a woodpecker does something very important with its tongue when pecking? Since the tongue is so long, the bird actually keeps it wrapped around its brain to protect it from the impact of all that pecking. (The jokes just write themselves sometimes.)

Now … you know!

A Proud Infidel®™

I thank you for the insight of what goes on in the skull of a n Avian Peckerhead!

poetrooper

So Lars isn’t a seagull after all, hmm?

He’s a woodpecker with his tongue wrapped around his brain.

That explains a lot… 😜  😝  😜 

26Limabeans

Jerry Lewis?

Commissioner Wretched

What about Jerry Lewis?

Never mind … I figured out what you meant. No, Jerry didn’t coin “March of Dimes,” Eddie Cantor did.

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David

Kinda lke thise “deer warning” thingies you put on your car. If ya don’t hit a deer they work! Funny, you don’t see ’em much in places that actually HAVE deer.

Hack Stone

Back in the late 1980’s when Hack Stone was sentenced to Recruiting Duty in the Midwest, we were required to have those deer whistles attached to our GOV’s. Despite that precaution, one of the Recruiters did total a car after an encounter with a deer. Hack Stone explained to the Major that the deer whistle must have been installed backwards.

David

Fifth, I guess

26Limabeans

First

Commissioner Wretched

I’ll mention this in the trivia column next week, but I wanted to give my friends on TAH a heads-up … I’ve written a book based on “Did You Know…?”

It’s on amazon.com in e-book or paperback, and it’s not exactly like the column. I took items from the 250+ columns I’ve written over the years and divided them into categories.

If you’d like to take a look at it (and I hope you do), visit my author page: http://www.amazon.com/author/jackbagley

Moderators, if such unabashed shilling isn’t allowed here, feel free to nuke this post post-haste.

Hack Stone

Would you be interested in doing a corporate tie in with a proud but humble woman owned business that sells overpriced and outdated software to the federal government formerly located in Bethesda Maryland? We can bundle it with our Y3K software and a Red Hat (Make Phil Monkress A Navy SEAL Again) to be sold in the corporate gift shop.

Commissioner Wretched

Count me in, Hack!

A Proud Infidel®™

But how do you get Phildo and Psul away from either working balls behind a truck stop dumpster or blowing winos behind bus stops long enough for either of them to make a worthwhile contribution?

Green Thumb

Give Phil Monkress some cocaine. That usually does the trick.

AW1Ed

I think we can overlook the shameless plug, this time anyway.
*grin*
Thanks for the weekly entertainment.

Hack Stone

The only shameless plugs are those transplanted hair sprouts that Phil Monkress has on top of his Zippy The Pinhead shaped cranium.

e.conboy

Looking forward to getting my own copy!

Commissioner Wretched

Thank you so much!

Mason

I hope it’s not forbidden. When I finally finish editing my book(s) of compiled Valor Friday articles, I’ll be shilling it here. 😅

ChipNASA

Sup BITCHES!!! (only for those of the twig and berries persuasion)
Hi Ladies, present and accounted for.
Hope everyone has a cool weekend.
Mid-Atlantic about to get HEATsinked the next few days.
PHEW!!  😓 

Berliner
Mason

I think there’ll be one along those lines in the Sunday funnies.

Graybeard

Present & Unaccountable.

Extraordinarily hot in the AO, but rain in the forecast for next week – for which my garden will be grateful.
West Texas and the Panhandle are badly in need of rain – wildfires raging across the region last couple of months, farmers & ranchers really hurting, even our little local fire department rotating teams to the various fires to help out. The Texas Farm Bureau is asking folks to pray for rain.

Brother had a friction-rub wound on the foot he uses to propel his wheelchair that has become infected – now in the bone of at least one toe. Dr was able to get a fragment of that bone to send off for a culture to find out what the infection is due to.

Hit the gym yesterday – wore myself out. Guess still weak from the radiation, & 6 months of not working out….

Mrs. GB’s knee healing well.

Graybeard

…cont.
Got to present 1800’s pioneer/mountain man accoutrements and skills with a group of homeschoolers – first time since before WuhanFlu I’ve had that stuff out. Had fun.

God bless you all.

Mason

Make ’em eat hard tack and salt pork next to a fire stoked by buffalo dung?

Graybeard

If I’d had time and the wind hadn’t been so brisk, Mason.
As it was I was afraid the tinder from the fire-starting demo would blow either onto a child or burn the church down. Not conducive to feelings of good will from the church elders.
One of my faves – when I have time – is yaupon tea. It is delicious, and a good caffeine source as well. I’ve done yeast bread in a dutch oven, but that’s an all morning event.
There’s a ton of stuff we can do for the kiddos.
Got a cute “Thank You” note from one of the 5-year-olds as well, today. That’ll warm your heart!

e.conboy

Blessings requested for the GB family.

Graybeard

Forgot to update KoB on the state of the garden:
Corn 7’+ and tasseling well.
Got a handful of green beans for a start – a bit slower than I expected.
I’m doing something wrong with the tomatoes – I see one green fruit on 4 vines – which are 4′ tall.
Bought some jalapenos, I thought – but one turned out to be a sweet pepper, like a bell pepper. The cayenne pepper I bought is another jalapeno.
Butternut is starting to vine. Kentucky wonders starting to vine as well.

With the radiation, the grass got ahead of me and some of that is 3′ tall – don’t know what that’ll do to my production. But life is still good. We still have butternut from last fall. Mrs. GB is eager to get shut of it.

Roh-Dog

‘maters are little *itches. I feed mine coffee grounds with egg shells and it seems to perk ’em up. Most fertilizers aren’t too well balanced for them (from what I’ve readed). Also iron. Supposedly they need good iron.

Check at night for beetles, about 2 hours after sunset. Those bastards will eat the buds, fruit and chew the fruit-bearing branches. Sevin and/or a little diatomaceous earth at the base will set you right.

Graybeard

I use Sevin when I have to. I need to get some diatomaceous earth I know.
I do save my coffee grounds and egg shells, but haven’t ever used ’em on ‘maters. I’ll try that.

Getting near time to try the oil in the corn ears, tho’

KoB

I can smell them ears a’roasting as we speak. I better order up another Bat’ree for the Butter Battalions Gunz. I predict a bumper crop. Racoon Raider Regiment is forward deploying for C-Day minus 1. 🌽

A Proud Infidel®™

Top thirty and I award myself Honorary First once again.

((((OVER))))

jeff LPH 3 63-66

And I made 31st API

Mason

It’s about time the Catholic Church takes a stand on their values. Now if we could only get the Pope to quit talking about refugees and global warming.

Graybeard

“Is the Pope Catholic?” is starting to sound like a serious query.

A Proud Infidel®™

Back during the B. Hussein 0bama years, Kathleen Sebilius was excommunicated in the Catholic Diocese of Kansas while she was his Secretary of HHS due to her stance on abortion. Given the stance on abortion that the Roman Catholic Church has, why aren’t more D-rat pols who claim to be Catholic barred from receiving Communion?

rgr769

Gropey Joe hisself should have been barred long ago.

poetrooper

Counselor, you misspelled buried 😜 

UpNorth

 😂 

poetrooper

For those of you who have been as amazed as ol’ Poe has been about how totally incompetent the supposedly fearsome Russian army has been in Ukraine, here’s an excellent 15- minute video that shows how their navy is the same way.

Poe thinks our intel agencies have been blowing smoke up our asses for decades to get more funding… 🤔 

poetrooper

Sheez!!! Forgot the link… 🙄 

Here ya go:

How Russia Stole and Ruined its Only Aircraft Carrier – YouTube

Hack Stone

The moderator of a Marine Corps Battalion Facebook page hit Hack up this afternoon asking about a maintenance comment c book that we used to revive back in the day. Flash back for all of you Adorable Deplorables. Raise your paw if you remember reading Preventative Services Monthly. Looks like the last print edition was June 2017. In the event that you have a paper copy in your collection of military souvenirs, the State Archives of North Carolina’s Military Collection may be interested in obtaining it to complete their collection.

https://medium.com/nc-stories-of-service/preventive-maintenance-monthly-army-comics-and-training-36916a0349fa

MarineDad61

Pennsylvania’s bloviating
Purple Heart candidate for Lt Governor lost.
Teddy Daniels came in 3rd,
behind ANOTHER January 6 DC attendee,
and the winner, female State Rep. Carrie DelRosso.

Despite statewide requests to unify the GOP for November,
Teddy Daniels chose to refuse to concede,
blamed multiple conspiracy theories for his loss,
and called winner DelRosso a “turd” and a “pig”.

https://fox56.com/news/local/carrie-lewis-delrosso-on-teddy-daniels-insults-sorry-hes-mad-we-have-to-move-on