Weekend Open Thread

| February 3, 2023

Toilet bowl lid/seat in the down, or in the up position? Whichever position we prefer, or were taught, simple observation shows that they could be found either up or down. Most simply deal with it and lift it up when they need to lift it up, or lower it when they need to lower it. However, there are also many who insist that it should be in one position or another. The debate continues. Enjoy your weekend!

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President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande


President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

Ahhhh sweet victory indeed.
Cats’ heads, ceegars, and top shelf imbibables for all

6 minutes late.
Way to go…the golden throne FIRST this week goes to PETDRSN.

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

Thank you, thank you, one and all, for the peaceful transfer of power, and your gracious acceptance of my benevolent temporary rule over this motley collection of Dillweeds and Weedettes.

So close!

Is Hack still alive? He wasn’t in some kind of traffic accident and in a coma?


He’s busy installing a mailbox door for a proud, but humble woman-owned business that sells software to the government.


That makes a lot of sense. That will keep their email secure. That that way when they find the classified documents and they can show they took measures.

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Accolades and CHEERS erupt all around to our Man Tox on his FIRSTNESS, showing, once again, that when there is no collusion betwixt a crayon muncher and a Squid Kid, (GO) Army (BEAT) Navy will prevail. Not in contention today due to a TAD Mission (in addition to my other duties). Since the miscreanted d’weeded deplorables haven’t even been offered pre-gnawed crayons or C Rat Ham & Muthers by the previous administration, I’m sure that the run on your provisions may get real. I offer up from my larder anything you may need to keep your (dis)loyal subjects fed and thirst free.

Duty will pull me away for a while off and on. The key’s under the milk jug.


Milk jug? I was expecting something more along the lines of a brown jug with “XXX” on the label.

Ha, ha, ha, you and me,
Little brown jug, don’t I love thee!
Ha, ha, ha, you and me,
Little brown jug, don’t I love thee!
When I go toiling on the farm
I take the little jug under my arm

A Proud Infidel®™

Anyone know where the X’s on the Moonshine Jug came from? It’s from the old days when each “X” on the jug stood for one distillation, thus “XXX” meant it was good stuff that was distilled three times!


Pappy, THAT Jug is on the top shelf with the other Class VI Supplies. Peach Brandy in there now. Next to the Jamaican Rum. The milk can (autocorrupt override) is an old school milk can like the dairies used before tanker trucks. The “Little” Brown Jug is a pottery flask that fits nicely in my inside jacket pocket. Holds a good pint or more. One of a kind, hand made and gifted to me 40+ years ago. It’s full of Crown. It’ll be going with me to the Memorial Service. May be needed for snake bites n sech…or that cold breeze coming off the coast of Savannah.

Note to CW; I’m spread thinner than the p nut butter on cheese crackers, but I did peruse the trivia. Fine job, again!

Note to OAM; No butter or cocoa cookie in the world is smoother or sweeter than you are. Have eggs…will travel.


Crown? Goddamn it…I’ve been preaching the gospel of Canadian Club 12 for nigh on 4 years now. You need to find you a fifth of that nectar and see what a real Canadian whisky tastes like. Smooth with some nice caramel and vanilla notes, goes well with a bowl of Captain Black original. Put THAT in your pipe and smoke it.


Pappy, there’s a jug of CC Small on the shelf too. SiL keeps me supplied with some of Tampa’s Finest hand rolled. The Crown was a gift from the Lady Friend that we will be paying Honors to. Thought it was only fitting to take that. The original plan was it to be shared later this month. Alas, That Angel was called home on 19 Jan instant. Gone literally in a blink of an eye. Husband was one of my Staff Ossifers and her daughter is a good of a Gun Bunny that ever snatched a lanyard. This one is gonna leave a mark.


Sorry, I misunderstood. I thought you meant that you had your pint jug for when you would get called to St. Barbara’s. My condolences on the loss of a friend. Although, you kind of gave me an idea. I will make sure that my family puts a flask in my coat pocket for when I get called home. Never can tell what’s on the other side.


Condolences KoB


I keep a bottle of whisky handy in case I see a snake…which I also keep handy.

W.C Fields




That Night Train sure is a mean wine –

“Joliet” Jake Blues

Not The Blues Brothers, but most apropos for your picture of that finest of the Bum Wines!


I identify as first.

Does that count? 😝

Commissioner Wretched


President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

Second. Well done, CW

Only Army Mom


Only Army Mom

HAHAHAHA! I actually tried to play 2 weeks in a row. I probably won’t have the opportunity to play again for a long time, but it was fun!

Congrats to El Presidente

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

Dahnke, my fair lady.
Keep coming back for more fun.

Lurker Curt

Bollocks, late again


Oh well…always next week

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President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

Sorry, Jason, third

Commissioner Wretched

Looks as if Toxic Deplorable has the title for this week, and I relinquish my crown and scepter (assuming I got to keep them after the review of the tape last week).

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

Thank you for the gracious hand over, CW.
And may you perpetually have trivia and minutiae to continue to educate, enlighten, and entertain us.

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Commissioner Wretched

With the coveted FIRST now out of the way, how about a weekly column of silly trivia?

Was a New Hampshire couple abducted by aliens in 1961?
By Commissioner Wretched

For some silly reason, we tend to trust a rodent with weather forecasting at this time of year.

What the heck does a groundhog know about whether or not spring is coming early? Just because he sees his shadow? Wow.

Got a news flash for that rodent … spring comes in six weeks whether he sees his shadow or not. If it’s cold between now and then or just mild and pleasant, well … seeing his shadow doesn’t have anything to do with that, either.

Boy, am I a curmudgeon today or what?

I think we should get to the trivia for the week, don’t you? By the way, the book is still doing well, but it could do better if you bought one. Amazon.com has it – Did You Know…? Yet Another Compendium of Useless Trivia. Go now, before you forget. And thank you!

Commissioner Wretched

Did you know …

… a recent study proves that money can’t buy a spouse? Asked if they would give up their spouse for one night for $1 million, 75% of respondents to the survey said they would not. (You have to wonder about what life’s like in the households of the 25% who said they would, though.)

… one character of The Flintstones did not make an appearance as a chewable vitamin for 28 years? When Flintstones™ vitamins first went on sale in 1968, the chewable tablets were stamped in the cartoon images of Fred Flintstone, his wife Wilma, their daughter Pebbles, their pet dinosaur Dino, their neighbors Barney Rubble and his son Bamm Bamm, and even the family car. But Barney’s wife Betty Rubble didn’t become a vitamin until 1996. A grass-roots write-in campaign by fans of the show finally convinced Miles Laboratories, maker of the vitamins, to add Betty to the lineup. (I always thought Betty was prettier than Wilma, but that’s just me.)

A Proud Infidel®™

Wilma is a Redhead and you know what they’re like in bed? Rowr-rowr!!

Commissioner Wretched

… the beer shown in a glass during a beer commercial isn’t just beer? You may have noticed that in commercials, beer in glasses has a huge head of foam, but it never seems to work out that way at home. Why? Because in the commercials, a small amount of liquid detergent is added to the beer to give it a “bigger head” or make it foam more. (That’s another reason why you never see anyone drink the beer in commercials. Gee, how many times did I say “beer” in this item, anyway?)

… you may suffer from helminthophobia? If you do, use artificial lures when you go fishing. Helminthophobia is the fear of worms. (Now try to worm your way out of it. Sorry.)

RGR 4-78

It is my understanding that the ice cream you see in TV commercials is actually Crisco, because at room temperature it glistens due to the oil which makes it prettier/more appealing.

Commissioner Wretched

You’re correct … and because under studio lights, ice cream tends to melt rather quickly.

RGR 4-78

IIRC there was a TV show several years ago that was a “tricks of the trade” in regard to their commercials. That is where I saw it.

Commissioner Wretched

… the first reported “alien abduction” that was not considered a pure, intentional hoax happened in 1961? On September 19, 1961, Barney (1922-1969) and Betty Hill (1919-2004) were returning to their home in New Hampshire when they had an alleged encounter with an alien spaceship, one they forgot about – but they could not explain the loss of about three hours of travel time for which they had no memory. Over the next few weeks, the Hills reported having extremely vivid dreams about an unusual incident involving aliens, and a hypnotherapist determined they were remembering an abduction. Since then, skeptics have tried to cut the story to shreds, but to the end of their lives, the Hills – and millions of other people – were convinced they’d been examined by members of an extraterrestrial species.

Commissioner Wretched

… forgery was once a capital crime? In ancient China, for instance, anyone caught faking the Emperor’s paper currency would have their hearts cut out. Great Britain also had a rough punishment for those who tried to pass off their own versions of currency – in the year 1817, the British hanged 313 people for counterfeiting money. (Well, they never did it again, did they?)

… the nation of Egypt owes the city government of New York a lot of money? According to some reports, Egypt owes $1.5 million for parking fines. But if you think that’s bad, consider this: the United States government owes £5 million to the city of London for the very same thing. (I wasn’t aware “diplomatic immunity” gets you out of parking tickets. Wow.)


“(I)n the year 1817, the British hanged 313 people for counterfeiting money”. Well, they were certainly rehabilitated.

Commissioner Wretched

… the most popular video game of all time has been around a very long time? Tetris, the Russian-created game of arranging falling shapes as they fall, has sold more than 150,000,000 units in its various forms since its introduction in 1984. The game was created by Soviet software engineer Alexei Pajitnov (born 1955). (And you thought the Soviet Union was totally useless.)

… heartbreak can literally kill you? Studies have shown that emotional damage from a breakup or the loss of a loved one can lead to an actual heart attack. (Well, it hasn’t done it yet for me, but it’s come close a few times.)

… one of the greatest writers of fairy tales was a terrible speller? Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was often called “word-blind” – what we might call dyslexic – and never learned to spell correctly. His manuscripts were loaded with errors which took a large amount of time for his publishers to correct. (But was it ever worth it!)

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

I beat the original old-school Tetris, level 10-10…..once.
Watched that cartoon Kremlin take off.
Never succeeded a second time.


> Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was often called “word-blind” – what we might call dyslexic – and never learned to spell correctly.

Either dyslexic, or he graduated from a blue-state public school.

Commissioner Wretched

… the average career of a player in the National Football League is only 3½ years? (They make it count, though.)

… chocolate was a part of most military rations in World War II? Before you think the soldiers were getting a treat, though, you should know that according to army specifications, the chocolate was designed to taste “a little better than a boiled potato.” The idea was to keep the soldiers from eating the chocolate too quickly. (They managed to do that with the rest of the food, too.)

… dark chocolate can be good for you? Research shows that dark chocolate actually reduces stress hormones such as cortisol. Cocoa is also rich in anti-oxidants called flavonoids. (Whatever … I just like the stuff.)

Now … you know!

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

Yes, I admit I’m a dark chocolate addict.

Only Army Mom

El Presidente – Did you know there is something called “Black Cocoa”? It literally turns cakes, frosting, whatever black. It is the deepest, most velvety cocoa flavor but since it is highly alkalized it is not as bitter as extra-dark cocoa. I just discovered the stuff and have made a cake, frosting, filling and cookies so far. Seriously addicting flavor.


Do we have to pay reparations for it?

Only Army Mom

Again! Another jerk with no spew alert! There is black cocoa cookie on my screen!


This is singular for you Chief.


Imma go look for said unicorn.

(Edit: found this fascinating info….I’m a bit of a foodie. )

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Only Army Mom

Chip-I made that cake recipe twice, the second time was better by subbing heavily sweetened and creamed very rich coffee for a cup of black coffee. Gave a richer more smooth flavor. Also, for the second cake I did a “double layer” and made the frosting with black cocoa with mini milk chocolate chips for the middle filling.

The current cookies are black cocoa traditional butter cookies with walnuts and milk chocolate chips. Very good but I’m a purest and love plain, rich butter cookies best.

I had to order the stuff online as even the Whole Paycheck near me doesn’t stock it. I will be getting more because I’m having fun. Next up is a black chocolate cherry cake. I’m going for something flavor wise akin to those chocolate covered cherries with the liquid in them.

RGR 4-78

Holy cow OAM, I contracted diabetes from reading that!

Sounds great. 😆 

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

No, I was not aware of that substance. But I am now. Need to find some. Ummmm……


Now I’ve another thing to look for.


CW, here’s the best kind of military chocolate:

NSN 8925-01-556-9424 Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans Candy / s


And now for other “news?”:

As of 1300 MDT today, it’s currently -10 degrees in Brownsville, Maine and +57 degrees in Sturgis, South Dakota.


For your amusement:

If Ladies (girls) are ever to be present to said toilet seat, ……….always down.

ESPECIALLY, if it’s a female sibling’s “assigned” bathroom.
When I was a wee lad, we had a rather large house in a suburban area enough to justify multiple bathrooms. I had a half bath and sister (older) had the other full bath with shower and tub.

I distinctly remember using the toilet in the pink bathroom once, not that I didn’t often, as opposed to the one in my own assigned space.
This one time, I left the seat up. One time.
Now I am about to turn 60 shortly and I relayed this story from burned in memory some years ago to older sister who said, “Huh, I have no idea what you’re talking about”. Well I’m sure it is because YOU weren’t scared for LIFE by an older sibling. !!  😳  😭  😆 . (Pt. 1)


OK So, the reason for the vivid memory is that, late in the overnight, in my peaceful slumber, I was GRABBED, by a monster, not the one from the closet or from under the bed, but the next room…dragged, screaming in my pajamas, and then DUNKED, ass first, (good thing it wasn’t face) into the toilet with the seat in the incorrect position, which has also, just recently been attempted to be mounted, in the groggy dark, by said older, BIGGER, sister….SPLASH!!!
Yeah, sweet, sweet revenge.
I nary have ever made that mistake again.

Enjoy your giggles and your weekend.  😉  🤗 

RGR 4-78

I had 7 sisters and 2 brothers, 1 bathroom. The rule was, the seat was left wherever, make your own damn adjustments.


Twice upon entering bathroom facilities I was presented with a hole in the floor. First was on a train in Vicenza, Italy and the second was at the train station in Dongducheon, Korea.
Having used toilets in East Berlin, both in the 1970’s, I was shocked how behind the times Italy and Korea were 😜 


No changes or drops this week below the alert thresholds so have at it.

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Your Song For The Week:

“The Alan Parsons Symphonic Project “Sirius” – “Eye In The Sky” (Live in Colombia)”

Performed Live in Columbia in 2013 with the Medellin Philharmonic Orchestra.

7 minutes well worth watching. Enjoy. We did!

Only Army Mom

Great song and video.

And well played Ninja, well played.

A Proud Infidel®™

Loved that song back in High School, still do!


This sounds correct.


Oh Oh.
NEW LIES by San Clemente, CA
Phony Legion of Merit Mayor Gene James
(no longer Mayor, but STILL on city council).

2 previous VG articles about Gene James
(July 2020, December 2021).

It turns out,
the DAY BEFORE the December 10, 2021 VG article,
about Gene James becoming the new Mayor,
Gene was in a courtroom giving depositions.
UNDER OATH, Gene James LIED 3 times.

Deposition video now made public, February 2023.

So, here is the new video, on both YouTube AND Rumble,
of Gene James LYING UNDER OATH about
1 – Wearing the Legion of Merit Medal
2 – The whereabouts of his DD-214
3 – Later in the video, a long draw out lie,
after getting caught lying about wearing the Legion of Merit,
now about the 1st time wearing the Legion of Merit,
and when he bought his medals.
He’s referring to 2019,
but Gene James was phony ponying the Legion of Merit
3 years before, in 2016.


As of today,
If / When I make the time to drive and show up,
I now have 3 “Stolen Valor Thank You” dinner get togethers waiting.
I assume it’s surf and turf. We’ll see.
Clyde, Texas.
Elko, Nevada.
And now, San Clemente, California 🙂


Everybody loves balloons!

jeff LPH 3 63-66

Missed by 45 so am 46


Sung to the tune Beautiful Balloon by the 5th Dimension.

Would you like to spy with our Communist balloon?
Would you like to spy with our Communist balloon?
We will pay you cash just like we did for Biden’s time
For we can spy; we can spy!

CHORUS: Spy, film, and betray
with our Communist, our Communist balloon

The world’s a conquered place, with our Communist balloon.
It’s now all Chinese space, with our Communist balloon.
We can pay you long just like LeBron – be our ally!
For you can spy; you can spy!


Fueled by the cash from Soros and Chairman Xi
We’ll search the land for some fools to serve us.
If by some chance you find yourself full of greed
The Democrats will hide us,
The press will mislead for us

Cruelty will be there with our Communist balloon
Freedom will be rare with our Communist balloon
If you sell your soul your drug habit we will bankroll
If you lie; if you lie!


A Proud Infidel®™

PRESENT and I award myself Honorary First once again.



Last!! (Maybe)


PINO have a cash flow problem? He burn through his illicit (allegedly) tens of millions? Jesse Watters on Fox News reported that Bite-Me has taken out a $250K bank loan. Interesting. Stay tuned. Most likely more to come.

RGR 4-78

Maybe the “10% for the big guy” was actually for Joes brother and Joe is nothing more than a figurehead for the family graft machine?


Well, considering his well-known lack of intelligence, it would make sense that he would be the “face”, with someone else acting as “the man behind the man.”

A Proud Infidel®™

JUST a thought, remember Joe Biden running his mouth about “Corn-Pop”? Next thing you know he’ll be babbling about how he has also met the rest of his family to kiss up to other groups, he’ll blab about Corn-pop’s crazy Sister “Cocoa Puffs” along with his gay Cousin “Froot Loops” who cruises every gay bar in creation along with his brother “Trix” who’s rumored to have a thing for kids and his blander Brother “Kix”. Next will be a blather about his nosy Cousin from the Midwest, “Wheat Chex” and another one all over the place known as “Shredded Wheat”!


Surprised the Commissioner mised a major piece of trivia, especially to all us , ahem, “more mature” types. February 3 is “The Day the Music Died” outside Clear Lake, Iowa.

Commissioner Wretched

Oh, I know about it … but the columns are written several weeks in advance and selected pretty much at random for running a particular week. The chance of something being in there specific to the time it runs are very slim. But thank you for the catch!


-110 windchill on Mount Washington. Likely lowest ever recorded.

Yeah, screw that.


I won’t be riding to the top today.
The deck cam at the observatory looks nice.

Green Thumb

The not-so-real deal fake ass Navy Seal “Phony” Phil Monkress (CEO of All-Points Logistics) takes it in ass.


I would have won the vaunted, much sought after, rarely, rarely achieved WOT FIRSTER, yesterday, but I was busy…
Busy, busy, busy…
Walking my 6.5 Creedmoor across the circles one click at a time from 100 yards away.
And it was soooooooo…. much fun !!!!!
I do love me a 110 Savage lady friend !!!