Fri. Dec. 31, 2021 – short time. If this were a cop movie, the year would be shot for sure.

By on December 31st, 2021 in personal, Random Stuff, WuFlu

Still warm and damp, but the national map has bad storms in our area, and we’ve got some cold on the way. Yesterday was nice enough. The overcast was patchier than I thought. As soon as I got away from home, it cleared up almost entirely. Looked bad in the distance, but north and northwest was clear. Our weather is screwy at the best of times.

I did my pickups. One of the gocart things will need more wheels. The other one looks good though. The loft bed had a damaged box but the parts look good. I’m pretty sure assembling that will be on my agenda for today. My wife and D1 finally got most of the closet system installed in D1’s bedroom, although I think I’ll have to get involved today with some additional parts from the stacks. There’s a lot of cleaning and organizing and throwing out going on this week.

Someone mentioned it is a good time for introspection and reflection. And it is. So I should embrace that, right?

It’s hard to stay focused for such a long time. Criminals on the run get tired and make mistakes and they get caught. Ebola workers get tired and flub their PPE or cleaning routine, and die. EOD techs, well, if they have a bad day then everyone knows it.

So I have to not be that guy. I need a pause that refreshes, and a re-dedication to the cause. There, did I enjoy it? Sure did boss.

Let’s go Brandon, and let’s get back to stackin’. There is a whole new year coming…

n

(and totally trivial, I’ve decided to move my “post” time up by ~10 minutes so Brad can read today’s post first! Or at least I feel like I’m missing him by about 10 minutes.)

80 Comments and discussion on "Fri. Dec. 31, 2021 – short time. If this were a cop movie, the year would be shot for sure."

  1. Denis says:

    I seem to be up before Brad. Greetings from Europe, and best wishes for a peaceful and happy last day of the old year to you all.

    We had a week of interrupted rain and miserable cold wintry weather, and that has broken today, with warmer temperatures, some blue sky and sunshine. I am taking it as an omen for the year to come. Good health, peace and prosperity to you all.

    Tonight it's just Mrs Denis and I at home. We'll have raclette (fancy grilled cheese) for a leisurely festive dinner, before fireworks and Luxembourgish champagne at 24.00.

    The visiting in-laws have moved on, after a few days here of playing board games, cards, and sitting in front of the fire with adult beverages to avoid the horrible weather. They stocked up on fireworks, which were forbidden in neighbouring Germany "because of COVID". The greens in the new coalition government there are getting their camel's nose under the tent to go for a permanent ban. Heavens forfend that anyone have some innocent fun with fireworks and their kids on new year …

    I took my 7 year old nephew for his first silent hunt this week. He managed to be silent for a whole hour on the high seat, despite driving rain and wind. We even saw some deer, but I couldn't oblige him with a shot. He practically floated up to and down from the seat with excitement. 

    Best wishes to you all!

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  2. Greg Norton says:

    These guys spend more energy with their silly little meetings than you and I spend going about our daily productive lives.  I'll bet that they have fancy offices and fancy limos, all paid for by the taxpayers.

    Climate change is a racket. We have an economy based on rackets anymore. At a minimum, most of the 20% who do something worthwhile for a living are now made members of the WFH Mafia.

    I know. Sssh, Dude, there’s day trading to do and the kids have soccer at 3 PM.

    Texas isn't any better than NY with ERCOT. A lot of fingers are crossed this weekend because nothing really got done over the Summer in terms of infrastructure upgrades. Fortunately, the forecast for Austin is 50s and not single digits like it was a week out (!) from Presidents Day last year.

    A sustained power outage in Texas this Winter will mean a new resident in the Governor's Mansion next year. At this point, it will be Robert Francis, changing the Texas political situation and the calculus for President in 2024.

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  3. Ray Thompson says:

    I believe I had horse very thin sliced at breakfast in Norway. 

    The whale I ate there was so good we went back for seconds despite the price.

    The reindeer was very dry and tough.

    I have eaten whale while visiting Norway. Did not like it all. Had a fishy taste and the texture was bizarre. The family we were visiting spent a lot of money on a delicacy for us so the effort was appreciated. I have had reindeer three times in Norway, all cooked differently. It was quite good. No horse meat. I also had several types of fish which was OK as I am not a fan of fish. I also had caviar, three different kids, which was OK.

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  4. Pecancorner says:

    Prayers for a speedy and complete recovery for lpdbw and for Mr & Mrs Ray Thompson. I'm sorry that ya'll have caught COVID and hope it doesn't make you too sick. Sharyl Attkisson has an article up that reports it looks like people who've had it are thereafter immune (contrary to the guesses of the WHO's bunch). 

    I listened to a couple more Louis L'Amour audio books (well, dramatized short stories) while I was driving around today.  Very engaging.   Blackmail, murder, theft, all good subjects.

    I've got about 8 or 9 more too.  Looking forward to them.

    He was my great-grandmother's favorite author. His books are still in demand, so his writing must have aged well. I need to pick up a couple and give them a try.   

  5. Greg Norton says:

    I have eaten whale while visiting Norway. Did not like it all. Had a fishy taste and the texture was bizarre. The family we were visiting spent a lot of money on a delicacy for us so the effort was appreciated. I have had reindeer three times in Norway, all cooked differently. It was quite good. No horse meat. I also had several types of fish which was OK as I am not a fan of fish. I also had caviar, three different kids, which was OK.

    The furthest out I've gone is Bird's Nest Soup using real nests.

    I always assumed it was a pasta nest not literally a mass of sticks held together with natural gluten — and don't ask where that gluten comes from.

    Most Chinese restaurants have a semi-secret menu for non-American tastes. We were always subjected to that when we ate out with my father-in-law and his Asian female friends. Bird’s Nest Soup was a particular favorite.

    I was always tagged as a picky, uncultured eater so, after a while, I stopped ordering from the American menu, forcing my father-in-law to choke down the strange flavors of "real" Chinese cooking. It usually meant a burger on the way home after dropping off the relatives, but I accepted the price to make a point.

  6. Ray Thompson says:

    Prayers for a speedy and complete recovery for lpdbw and for Mr & Mrs Ray Thompson

    Thanks. Neither one of us are feeling poorly. Spousal unit had a slight sore throat and sneezing that lasted a day. I have a cough but that is from sinus drainage, nothing else. Both of us are feeling fine as of yesterday. I don't think I have Covid and if I do, I really don't care. I have had worse cases of the flu and the common cold. If I have Covid and this is the worst I can expect, then I am OK with being afflicted.

    Wife has been told to hibernate for 5 days, gets out of Kungflu jail on Tuesday. I have not been told anything so I do what I want. I don't wear a mask to protect others who refuse to get protected by getting vaccinated. It is not my job to alter my life so others can make poor choices. Besides, I and the wife have been vaccinated, both wore masks when required, and guess what, neither one apparently works. So F it, (the F is for Fauci and the other common term representing a sexual activity).

  7. EdH says:

    Louis L’Amour: Fun, light reading, particularly the Sackett novels.

    I mostly listen to the Patrick O’Brian stories and history books when driving long distances, but a Sackett novel sure make a nice break – and sucks in the attention of kids and passengers!

    Years ago on a car camping trip with a friend and family there was some sort of minor disaster. His wife walked over, looked at the mess, put her hands on her hips and said aloud:

    ”Now what would a pert Sackett girl do in a situation like this?”

  8. Greg Norton says:

    Besides, I and the wife have been vaccinated, both wore masks when required, and guess what, neither one apparently works. So F it, (the F is for Fauci and the other common term representing a sexual activity).

    The apologists for FauXi and the drug companies will tell you that the "vaccination" mitigated the effects of the virus for both you and your wife.

    My wife is off today, but the VA is telling her to count on a lot more telemedicine in 2022. The entire organization is experiencing a nursing shortage, and management gets a lot more work out of my wife if she doesn't have to meet a carpool departure time.

    She will be on telemedicine on the week of Jan. 10 next. That would be funny if you called with your GP unavailable and ended up on her schedule.

    Tell her to yell "Hello" down the stairs. My new job is not reopening on Jan. 3rd as scheduled and I will most likely be at home.

    (And I don’t know anything about patients medical issues unless they give her a verbal waiver. The only one who did that was her transgender patient in Florida, and I would have preferred not knowing in that situation.)

    Of course, I hope you are well on your way to recovery by the 10th.

  9. Nick Flandrey says:

    Yes, speedy recovery to all the afflicted.  Don't know what I've had the last two weeks.  Tightness in chest and vague shortness of breathe, but good pulse ox.  Occasional coughing, but nothing major.  Some phlegm.  ALMOST a headache at times.  No fever.  Some malaise and fatigue.  A bit more nose blowing and sneezing than usual. 

    All those symptoms are better today than yesterday, and the day before.

    Negative on two home tests.

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    79F and 83%RH this morning.  Wife and kids slept in so I did too.  Felt beat up.   Kids were up past midnight in a dry run for tonight.   D2 was INSANELY MANIC.  Even D1 asked why she was acting like she was…  

    Tonight should be fun.

    n

  10. Nick Flandrey says:

    My dad liked the Louis L'Amour books, super cheap paperbacks, but he didn't collect them and I didn't see him sitting around reading them.  I've never  read one.    I've been picking up audio books on CD when I see them at the goodwill because most of them sell reasonably well, and they are small and easy to ship.  Just count the disks in the box and list them…

    I decided to listen to a few myself as I've been driving around town, to keep from falling asleep and they work very well.   I prefer these dramatized short stories to a 35 disc unabridged novel, so far.   The L'Amour stories are a great length (less than one disc) and well produced.   His son was involved in writing the scripts, and they have a bit of music, some sound effects, and multiple readers.  It probably helps that I have no pre-existing knowledge of the stories.

    I never was one to listen to stuff, preferring to read at many times the speed, but I'm having fun with these.   They are the Random House Audio adaptations and are two stories, on two CDs per one box.

    I see they sell well on ebay too.   I don't sell discs I've ripped and kept so I won't sell these anyway.   I enjoyed the Sherlock Holmes short story I listened to too.  WELL outside my normal genres.

    n

  11. Nick Flandrey says:

    @denis, lead the way into the new year!  And for sure, we could use a change for the better.   Can't see it happening though, except locally.  Too much commitment to the party line at this point.   Too many people who have staked their careers and personal value on it being the way it is. 

    Biddn signed a deal for a test strip factory that won't even come on line for 3-4 years.

    n

  12. Greg Norton says:

    Yes, speedy recovery to all the afflicted.  Don't know what I've had the last two weeks.  Tightness in chest and vague shortness of breathe, but good pulse ox.  Occasional coughing, but nothing major.  Some phlegm.  ALMOST a headache at times.  No fever.  Some malaise and fatigue.  A bit more nose blowing and sneezing than usual. 

    All those symptoms are better today than yesterday, and the day before.

    Cedar was beyond bad over the last couple of weeks, and this isn't even peak season. The fun usually continues until February.

  13. Ray Thompson says:

    R.I.P. Betty White.

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  14. Greg Norton says:

    R.I.P. Betty White.

    When we went to see "Spiderman", the preshow included an ad for a Fathom Event to screen a documentary about her life on Jan. 17, what would have been White's 100th birthday.

    I believe she is the last member of "The Golden Girls" cast to pass.

  15. paul says:

    Yes, speedy recovery to all the afflicted.  Don't know what I've had the last two weeks.  Tightness in chest and vague shortness of breathe, but good pulse ox.  Occasional coughing, but nothing major.  Some phlegm.  ALMOST a headache at times.  No fever.  Some malaise and fatigue.  A bit more nose blowing and sneezing than usual. 

    Around here we call that "allergies".  The cedar is picking up, there was a haze in the air the other day.  Extra dust in the house because it's been warm enough to open windows.

    The cedar doesn't bother me much.  It's fun to stand under a golden branch and watch everyone freak when I shake the branch.

    The male trees are just starting to turn gold here…. 

  16. Greg Norton says:

    HEB's special on pork shoulder and butts was extremely effective. When my wife got the bug yesterday to make Cuban pork roast for New Year's Day, the nearest store had nothing appropriate left to use as the meat in the recipe.

    Most of the citrus display, important for juice in the recipe, was also bare.

    For the uninitiated, the roast is exactly what John Leguizamo is making in this scene from Jon Favreau's "Chef"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNwbdMwI0MU

    If you've never seen the movie, it is worth the time. Not kid safe because of naughty words, which is really unfortunate.

  17. JimB says:

    Ahhh, Coo-bah-noes! Drool…

  18. lynn says:

    xkcd: Formatting Meeting

       https://xkcd.com/2562/

    And that is why I write the date as Dec 31, 2021 instead of using all numerics like 12/31/2021.

    Explained at:

        https://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php/2562:_Formatting_Meeting

  19. MrAtoz says:

    I sneezed a couple times this morning. Should I get in line for a COVID test now?

    There are about 300-400 people at the buffet at the South Point casino in Vegas. A couple hundred at the cafe. Both are completely open to the main floor. Talking, eating and no masks on. How do they keep the cooties contained? A mystery.

    The casino allows face shields. They stop nothing but are OK. Wotta Country!

  20. drwilliams says:

    I had a client in Miami that discovered I liked Cuban food. Every visit thereafter he could hardly get through a morning meeting before proudly taking me to a different Cuban restaurant. After a couple "you gotta try this, too" I wised up and ordered "Compliments to the chef, ask him to do a selection for a poor visitor from a city that has no good Cuban restaurants."

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  21. drwilliams says:

    @MrAtoZ

    "How do they keep the cooties contained?"

    Harry Reid made a deal so the nuclear waste that was supposed to go to Yucca Mountain gets made into faux marble floor tiles for the casinos.

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  22. lynn says:

    I've never read any of L'Amour's fiction, but his autobiography is well worth  reading:

    https://www.amazon.com/Education-Wandering-Man-Louis-LAmour/dp/0553286528/ref=sr_1_1?crid=16ZD81LNZKAX8&keywords=louis+l%27amour+bio&qid=1640968958&s=books&sprefix=louis+l%27amour+bio%2Cstripbooks%2C115&sr=1-1%3C%2Fp%3E&tag=ttgnet-20

    Thanks !  I loved Louis L'Amour's books.  I lost them all in The Great Flood of 1989.

    The wife has been reading a lot of autobiographies lately so I will buy this for her birthday.  I may get one for my mother too.

  23. lynn says:

    The whole house generator at the house got to run for another couple of hours today.  Once again we had no idea that the power was out.  Apparently something failed in the distribution system and there were 3,019 meters out of service from around 1pm to 3:45pm today according to Centerpoint.

  24. lynn says:

    The wife finished binging "Lost" yesterday and taunted me with season six tidbits last evening.  I suspect that I will watch a few episodes this weekend.

  25. lynn says:

    "Elon Musk says SpaceX will land humans on Mars in 10 years in the worst-case scenario"

        https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-spacex-land-humans-mars-10-years-worst-case-2021-12

    "Elon Musk said SpaceX will land humans on Mars with its Starship rocket in 10 years' time, in the worst-case scenario.
    During an episode of the Lex Fridman Podcast released on Tuesday, Fridman asked Musk when he thinks SpaceX will land human beings on the Red Planet.
    After a 20-second pause, the billionaire replied: "Best case is about five years, worst case 10 years."
    Musk told Fridman that the determining factors included "engineering the vehicle," adding that "Starship is the most complex and advanced rocket that's ever been made."
    "The fundamental optimization of Starship is minimizing the cost per ton to orbit and ultimately cost per ton to the surface of Mars," Musk told Fridman on the podcast."

    Not me.  Too old.

  26. paul says:

    Not me.  Too old.

    Yep.  And it's a one way trip. Not for old folks past making and raising children.   Though… getting a ship from Old Blighty and sailing to America was generally also a one way trip.

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  27. EdH says:

    Well, finished most of my Christmas reading.

    Read the last in the Alex Verus series, with "Risen".  It was OK.  

    Read the last in the Dan Lenson series, "Arctic Sea", and it was OK.

    Read the last of the Expanse series, "Leviathan Falls", and it was OK. I especially enjoyed the last little bit, surprised me, made me chuckle.

    There are a few more in the queue, but I won't get to them by midnight, so it'll be around 73-74 books for the year. 

    It was a year for good series. The "Bobiverse",  "Alex Verus",  "St. Mary's", and "The Expanse" wrapping up.

  28. Ray Thompson says:

    Reid made a deal so the nuclear waste that was supposed to go to Yucca Mountain gets made into faux marble floor tiles

    I live close to Oak Ridge TN nuclear plants, less than 10 miles as the crow flies. I wonder if that explains my lack of symptoms.

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  29. ech says:

    The New Wave of science fiction started around the mid-60s and was an explosion of new ideas, experimental formats, and some serious weirdness.

    And a good chunk of those books aren't New Wave. Dune? Not really. Slaughterhouse 5? Not really. Brautigan? Nope. 

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  30. Ray Thompson says:

    It's New Years in Germany, Austria and Norway. Close enough. So Happy New Year everyone. I will be in bed by 11:00 (2300).

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  31. Rick H says:

    I'm sure that I'll be asleep by midnight. Unless I take my nap earlier than usual.

    Happy New Year to all!

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  32. Edmond says:

    Huh? Who is Brandon?

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  33. Jenny says:

    We had a five girl sleepover last night, with pizza and “Spies in Disguise”. Giggling until I don’t know when in the morning. They came straggling up about 11 am. I fed them pancakes, fried piggy meat from a can, and a baked egg / leftovers from the fridge casserole. They fell on it like starved ravening beasts. Kicked them outside to sled for a couple hours, with them cycling thru the bath for their morning ablutions over the course of the early afternoon. We may have another sleepover with two or three of the girls tonight. 
     

    They’re good kids, only minor bickering. 
     

    They’re rewatching the movie now. Husband is picking up prescriptions and animal feed. Bean soup is in the crockpot. I thought we might go to a friends Very Fancy New Years Eve party tonight, but I think we are going to hunker instead. 
     

    I don’t remember if I mentioned it, but I used a break in cold temps to get the automatic rabbit watering system built. It needs to be flushed, then fill the barrel and powered on. I’ll be glad to bid adieu to twice daily watering chores.

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  34. Nick Flandrey says:

    Home from my errands today.    Hit my storage unit for one thing I sold.  Still haven't been paid for the other, so it sits here.

    Then the Post Office to actually ship the item.

    And Goodwill Outlet is right next to the PO, so….  I got a couple of great items to resell, one vintage tuner and one current HD Radio tuner.  The HD Radio thing is selling for $100-200 on ebay.  That will pay for the whole rest of the cart.  

    Which was some good books, some stuff for the kids, a TV mount I'll resell to my client, a yamaha powered sub that should sell well and quickly, and some antiques that might be real silver.  It's unlikely but there are some marks I couldn't read.  Neat objects in any case that should sell in auction.

    Then hit the HEB for some soda and other stuff.   There were big gaps in a lot of places.  6pm on Friday before a long holiday weekend, so that might have been the primary driver for most of it.   The pasta had a note about supplier difficulties and limits on purchases.  There was almost no dry pasta left on the shelf.

    Snow crab clusters were $22/#.  Not long ago KING crab was less than that.

    Meat was decimated.  Only some very cheap and some prime at full price left in the cooler.  Milk was almost gone, and eggs were down to a few crates. 

    Asian section was sparse.  That is the new normal though.  It's been that way for months.

    Wife and D2 are putting her new loft bed together.  Dinner is snacks and appetizers I guess…..

    n

  35. drwilliams says:

    Finishing the year on an up note:

    Boji, Istanbul's commuting dog:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT09EQ-VuIM

    This cat is stacking:

    https://twitter.com/Yoda4ever/status/1475859091549523968

    and so is this one:

    https://twitter.com/Yoda4ever/status/1476032727237337093

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  36. Alan says:

    Quiet and a bit chilly here in the desert. Apartment complex across from us and a park behind us so fireworks are few in the immediate vicinity, which makes the dog pack happy.

    Streaming Dexter until 11:45 and then one of the NYE shows til midnight.

    Happy New Year to all ! ! !

    @Edmund: https://lmgtfy.app/?q=let%27s+go+brandon

  37. Nick Flandrey says:

    That stupid bird wants "moar cuddles!11!!!"

    n

  38. Edmond says:

    I remain confused. Explain?

  39. Rick H says:

    Decided to work on some fiction today. Have a story that I started a while back. Have figured out the basic characters, but not the entire story. An incomplete outline of the story is done, but not sure about the rest of the story yet. But I am about 10K words into the story.

    And working through a cold that was shared via grand-kids on the visit last week. Not too bad; minor congestion, and my voice sounds strange. Nothing serious, just the usual winter cold.

    Still cold here (currently 22F, high today was 32F). No new snow – had a bit two nights ago for about 2 inches. Clear and cold today, with a bit of wind to make it even colder. Still about 6 inches on the ground. Main roads are cleared, but snow-packed in our little subdivision. No need to go anywhere, though.

    Tonight's plans are to watch the rest of "Vienna Blood" – a 1900's detective story set in Vienna, sort of like Sherlock stories. Have to finish the final two episodes tonight, as it goes away from Prime tomorrow.

  40. Nick Flandrey says:

    @edmond,

    It was me being more political than I usually am in the actual post.

    https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/lets-go-brandon

    My wife chastised me for name calling yesterday when I called him "Slow Joe" in conversation.  Upon reflection, I'd like to think she was chiding me for making fun of the mentally ill, but I suspect it was just the double standard coming out.   5 years of "F Trump" and the Orange Man nonsense, but we gotta have respect for old Joe. . .

    I'm gonna mock them all.  Every emperor has no clothes now, and it doesn't do us any good to kowtow.

    n

  41. Nick Flandrey says:

     @alan, that link results in a blank page if you are running an ad blocker like uBlock origin.  I had to turn it off to see anything at all, and the first 20 results were sponsored ads for guys with Brandon in their company name or address.

    n

  42. Greg Norton says:

    The wife finished binging "Lost" yesterday and taunted me with season six tidbits last evening.  I suspect that I will watch a few episodes this weekend.

    If you haven't already, watch the first episode of "The Book of Boba Fett". Robert Rodriguez directs … and plays guitar (?).

    Favreau and Feloni score another stealth guest appearance of an 80s screen icon. I won't spoil it, but pay attention to any speaking parts.

  43. Greg Norton says:

    Then hit the HEB for some soda and other stuff.   There were big gaps in a lot of places.  6pm on Friday before a long holiday weekend, so that might have been the primary driver for most of it.   The pasta had a note about supplier difficulties and limits on purchases.  There was almost no dry pasta left on the shelf.

    Sam's Club had plenty of dry pasta when we stopped today.

    Waiting behind another customer at the self checkout, I noticed their cart was full of boxes of cheap masks, the kind that Sam's sells which are labelled as not being appropriate to prevent transmission of respiratory illnesses.

  44. Edmond says:

    The Brandon remark refers to the President? Why the code-word? It is confusing. Can you not just say what is meant?

    Mentally ill? Has this been validated through a medical test? 

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  45. MrAtoz says:

    Favreau and Feloni score another stealth guest appearance of an 80s screen icon. I won't spoil it, but pay attention to any speaking parts.

    And Ming-Na Wen. Swoon.

  46. ITGuy1998 says:

    Favreau and Feloni score another stealth guest appearance of an 80s screen icon. I won't spoil it, but pay attention to any speaking parts
     

    My wife had to point that tidbit out to me. I didn’t recognize I’ve the person, and I was completely unspoiled.

  47. Nick Flandrey says:

    @edmond, despite the throw away email address, I'll give the benefit of the doubt for a bit longer…

    Can you not just say what is meant?

    yes, but for historical reasons, we all prefer not to use too many obscenities here in deference to the original owner, and isn't it more fun to be in on a joke?

    Mentally ill? Has this been validated through a medical test? 

    –sure, and they'll unseal those files in about 50 years.  In the mean time, watch any video of him that is longer than a 10 second sound byte.

    I'm sure there are some nice compilations available on gab or lbry, since youtube blocks that sort of thing.

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  48. lynn says:

    Mentally ill? Has this been validated through a medical test? 

    –sure, and they'll unseal those files in about 50 years.  In the mean time, watch any video of him that is longer than a 10 second sound byte.

    I'm sure there are some nice compilations available on gab or lbry, since youtube blocks that sort of thing.

    n

    Can you just imagine what his State of the Union is going to be like ?  I figure Pelosi will be standing behind him whispering the words in his ears.

  49. Edmond says:

    I continue to be perplexed. There is evidence of the usage of profanity on this web-site previously. Why the change now? For a note, the correct spelling is “Biden” not “Biddn”

    Do the videos you reference represent  medical evidence?

    To answer you, I do not like to use my personal e-mail address on many sites. 

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  50. SteveF says:

    Sign of the times: we can't tell the difference between a troll and a fool.

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  51. Nick Flandrey says:

    Profanity is usually obfuscated.  Obscenity too.  Occasionally profundity…

    I don't like keyword searches so I often Misspell pubic fiqures.  And I get a kick out of it when I see my usage elsewhere.

    Biddn does as he is bidden, except when he (im)famously refers to disobeying his handlers.

    No one with eyes needs a diagnosis from someone with a particular tolerance for schooling, and the previous administration had it made abundantly clear that no first hand knowledge was even necessary for the credentialed to make all sorts of claims.

    I'll stand by my statement.  The man is not well.  

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  52. Edmond says:

    What is the concern about keyword searches? This web-site contains many remarks about Bush, Clinton, Trump, others. The change in approach is confusing. 

    What tolerance for schooling? I have eyes, but I do not see what you appear to discern? Do you have medical training? Please explain and diagnose if so. 
     

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  53. SteveF says:

    *resident Bidet should be flushed.

    No one with eyes needs a diagnosis from someone with a particular tolerance for schooling

    The inability to control his urge to fondle young girls said all that needed to be said, years ago. He hasn't gotten better, in either his repulsive urges or his ability to control them.

  54. SteveF says:

    I have eyes, but I do not see what you appear to discern?

    I was to guess, your eyes can't see anything other than your colon.

  55. Edmond says:

    No, I am not medical doctor and do not look at the colon. 
     

    Is Stevef a medical doctor with degree? A lawyer with degree? Where are the citations to support the claims being made?

  56. Nick Flandrey says:

    Ah, the progressive reveals himself. 

    Appeals to authority and credentialism are two of  the particular failings of adherents of progressive ideology.

    To continue any further, please state clearly and unequivocally what credential and what 'authority' you would recognize as acceptable to you.  

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  57. Nick Flandrey says:

    Some here might be interested in this.

    https://www.covid19treatmentguidelines.nih.gov/therapies/statement-on-patient-prioritization-for-outpatient-therapies/

    There are several additional links from that page to more detail.

    Unlike the rhetoric, they ARE advising that unvaxxed but sick people get treatment.

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    Immunocompromised individuals not expected to mount an adequate immune response to COVID-19 vaccination or SARS-CoV-2 infection due to their underlying conditions, regardless of vaccine status (see Immunocompromising Conditions below); or
    Unvaccinated individuals at the highest risk of severe disease (anyone aged ≥75 years or anyone aged ≥65 years with additional risk factors).

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    Unvaccinated individuals at risk of severe disease not included in Tier 1 (anyone aged ≥65 years or anyone aged <65 years with clinical risk factors)

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  58. Nick Flandrey says:

    I figure Pelosi will be standing behind him whispering the words in his ears.

    we need a meme of her as grimley wormtongue, only Theodin was honorable before the mal-influence.  Still, would make a good photoshop…

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  59. Edmond says:

    Ideology? I think you, or I, misunderstand.
     

    You asserted there was mental illness. I asked the basis for asserting so. You provided none, excepting unsupported claims. The “null hypothesis” remains. 

    Also, why the code-word, when Bush, Clinton, Trump were said before??

  60. Nick Flandrey says:

    Ah, pretended confusion, and moving goalposts.  Now you're working from the internet argument check list…

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  61. SteveF says:

    Wake me when he gets to the No True Scotsman argument.

  62. Nick Flandrey says:

    I'm waiting for concern trolling, then accusations of racism.

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  63. MrAtoz says:

    Let’s Go Edmond!

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  64. MrAtoz says:

    At the NYE bingo at the Red Rock casino. Plenty of open seats.

  65. Nick Flandrey says:

    Lotsa boomin' and bangin' going on outside tonight.  

    Kids are re-watching the sequel to Pitch Perfect.   PP is awesomely funny, the sequel feels forced, but the third brings it all back together in snarky and hilarious goodness.

    I just noticed that the big shiny thing in NYFC must have dropped by now.  No one is reporting mortar fire into Times Square, so the religion of p!ss has failed again. 

    The terminator is sweeping along toward us in the middle of flyover country now…..

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  66. Nick Flandrey says:

    Keep your distance from those old ladies MrAtoz…. don't need any big smeary red marks on your neck…

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  67. MrAtoz says:

    LOL. There’s a guy here in a Unicorn onesie. Maybe it’s Butto!

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  68. Nick Flandrey says:

    Annnddddd…. welcome central time, to the year 2022.

    Wishing us ALL a safe and prosperous New Year.

    Got a champagne flute full of non-alcohol  sparking 'wine', a bowl of peanut m&m's, and a gigabit internet connection.  And my own troll…

    Ah, if only these don't turn out to be the 'good old days.' 

    Seriously though, best wishes to all within the reach of my words…..

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  69. MrK says:

    Well here in futureland it is 1/1/2022 and tomorrow will be 2/1/2022, for those that enjoy numerical formats. 😛

    Weather is a pleasant 24C (75F) at 2pm. with whuflu lurking in the dark most major outings etc were cancelled or suspended. So no distant sounds of fireworks etc. Had my brother & wife over for a meal, watched "Being the Ricardos". Reasonable movie, and naturally Kidman did a great job with a ton of makeup. Ended about 10.30, everyone left, SO hit the hay and I welcomed the new year with a few G&Ts. 2021 ended with not even a whimper.. 

    Anyway again, best wishes to all here for the New Year. Stay safe…  

  70. Greg Norton says:

    Weather is a pleasant 24C (75F) at 2pm. with whuflu lurking in the dark most major outings etc were cancelled or suspended. So no distant sounds of fireworks etc. Had my brother & wife over for a meal, watched "Being the Ricardos". Reasonable movie, and naturally Kidman did a great job with a ton of makeup. Ended about 10.30, everyone left, SO hit the hay and I welcomed the new year with a few G&Ts. 2021 ended with not even a whimper.. 

    Gillian Anderson set the standard for "Lucy" in "American Gods".

    "Hey, you ever wanted to see Lucy's ****?"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wm_lz3VP5s

  71. lynn says:

    It is 12:49am and the fireworks are still going off.

  72. Alan says:

    >> My wife chastised me for name calling yesterday when I called him "Slow Joe" in conversation

    Could it be that she was chastising you for being too polite? 

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  73. Alan says:

    >> @alan, that link results in a blank page if you are running an ad blocker like uBlock origin. I had to turn it off to see anything at all, and the first 20 results were sponsored ads for guys with Brandon in their company name or address

    Sorry, my bad, missed the legit LMGTFY site. Hopefully that's not what set off our new 'friend.'

  74. nick flandrey says:

    Nope, I posted a link to an old post somewhere else.   That's probably where he originated.

    It's a tactic that can backfire, but it has brought some new contributors here too.  I'm always torn between bringing in new voices, and the possibility of ending up fighting spam and comment trolls to the exclusion of everything else.  Several other blogs have had issues lately.

    The ongoing conversation is probably the unique thing about what Bob created, and it wouldn't be the same here without it.

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  75. Nick Flandrey says:

    Kids are in bed, D2 in her new loft bed, and it's still 75F and 87%RH at 2 am.

    I think I'll be sleeping in this morning.

    Happy New Year, Y'all.

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  76. Nick Flandrey says:

    because they hate us and want us dead.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10359065/White-people-told-not-bother-trying-monoclonal-antibody-treatment-amid-shortage.html

    Taxpayers in NY should put aside a few extra pennies for the lawsuits the state will lose over this.

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  77. lynn says:

    I have two resolutions for 2022.

    1. to lose all the weight that I have gained since "the accident"

    2. to stop referring to the junk food binge incident in 2021 as "the accident"

    Stolen from a gif sent to the wife by her BFF.

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  78. Denis says:

    Thanks for taking out the troll, Nick!

    It's nearly 12.00 lunchtime here on new year's Day, so time for brunch of leftovers while listening to the Vienna philharmonic concert…

    Very best wishes to all for 2022!

  79. Ray Thompson says:

    You asserted there was mental illness. I asked the basis for asserting so

    I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express. Good enough?

    Biden has mental issues, signs of dementia. I have seen the exact same thing in family members. Losing train of thought, mispronouncing words, confusion when speaking. And most disturbing his pedophilia which has been well documented and ignored.

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