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  1. R.D. Walker says:

    Cheerleaders in a haunted house.


    Are you kidding me?

  2. Bman says:

    And by the way, I know I’ve posted it a thousand times, but gol dang! The gal is hot!

    • Ray Davies says:

      Oh how I wish we could go back to the days when the entertainers had to rely on talent and music. Most of the crap we hear now is noise, especially the crap in the cars bouncing beside us at the stop lights

    • reboot says:

      My favorite was Grease, no matter how cheasy it was.

    • Jim22 says:

      My cousin was convinced that Olivia Newton John and Elton John were brother and sister.

  3. fubar says:

    tonite at 8:30ET
    For the Record on the blazeTV

    about EMP

  4. fubar says:

    oh fer crying out loud

    “The ad for “Brosurance” features three college-aged guys named Rob, Zach, and Sam who claim to be “Bros for Life” and want to continue their partying ways.

    The ad shows the three men drinking beer from a keg, with text reading “Keg stands are crazy. Not having health insurance is crazier. Don’t tap into your beer money to cover those medical bills. We got it covered.” The ad is so ridiculous that it is trying to sell ObamaCare to college-aged kids by telling them it will save them their beer money, or that they are just too stupid to manage their own finances.

    Sadly, “Brosurance” is not the worst ad on the website. “Club Med” once again features two college-aged guys who claim to be “buddies for life” and need health insurance. This particular ad shows the two men, Zach and Sam, playing golf with the bizarre graphic reading: “Yo Mom, do I got insurance? My girlfriend broke my heart, so me and the bros went golfing. Then my buddy broke my head. Good thing Mom made sure I got insurance .”

    – See more at:

    then read this:

    • reboot says:

      Ah, yer grandma link only pissed me off. BUT! It was salvaged by this:
      Damn, I need one of these for my 4 year old, I’d laugh my @ss off.

    • Locke n Load says:

      Fubar, you and I are so crazy alike at times it scares me. For that reason I’m absolutely ashamed of myself for not thinking of this earlier… you have great eyes for the traditional thats now archaic!
      I’m betting a spectacular franchisable home biz could be born from the Home Ec paucity in public schools. I’m not joking either.

      When I was going into 7th grade, there was this ultra dorky dude who ran dance classes to ‘civilize’ and socialize young-uns. Most kids would never sign up for it but the PARENTS! Omg, they threw us in there like it was swimming class and we lived on an island. Most folks are perfectly well aware that their kids are hopelessly adololescent and need the skills. I bet this kind of 4-6 week class would sell out regularly with word of mouth from parents.

      Marketed properly to PARENTS, I bet you could fill every day of the week with 20-30 kids in HS and do to Home Ec what budget cuts did to in-school drivers ed.

      This is genius. This would be fun! Hell, I do this every damned time I’m home and visiting friends anyway! (yes Bman, I’d teach them the proper way to clean as they go)

      Fubar, I love you. Never stop posting these diversions of yours

      • fubar says:


        thank you for your kind words…

        I was getting amped up to coblogging again -if I remember how- as my blood pressure has stabilized to some degree, and we have a new computer. (and RD’s prep talk)

        Although I’m a bit worried about bugs, viruses and inserting them in links. anyone with more then my 1/2teaspoon of knowledge help me with that?

        We got a new computer and got that Kaspersky thing, but it doesn’t do crap.

        and sorry but you’ll have to give directions in extreme details. I’m technologically retarded.

  5. Z says:

    Kraut hammer v Stewart

    I disagree with kraut hammer a few times, but it’s a decent watch to see how these folks think. The 3rd part is the most interesting, in my opinion.

    • notamobster says:

      Okay – somebody help me… (these are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head)

      I see the NBC series “Revolution” using a post-pockeylips “U.S.A” govt with the name “Patriots” as the bad guys. I see Captain America (marvel Avenger movie) with the title “Winter Soldier” “To build a better world, sometimes means tearing the old one down.” “This isn’t freedom, this is fear” “We’re gonna neutralize a lot of threats before they even happen” “I thought we usually wait until after the crime has happened” “we see the world as it is, not how we want it to be” (pre-crime / eliminating enemies of the state before they become threat)…

      It just strikes me as vilifying folks like us, and making the public turn against us. Don’t think that’s how it works? Watch the goofy coffee shop magic video. People are f-king retarded. They believe what they see in movies. They are being conditioned to accept pre-emptive incrimination of people who don’t cower before the government.

      • fubar says:

        most of those prepper shows (not that i’ve watched them to any extent) but just from commercials, paint preppers and anyone who has a plan, as radical, greedy and just plain mentally unbalanced. (I don’t watch much TV, I read constantly even when it’s on. Walking Dead and someone got me hooked Breaking Bad)

        there’s one airing on Sunday called American Blackout on NatGeo. I think, before I canceled cable they had a prepper show that didn’t even try to hide bias against anyone who prepped or had a plan.

        >>People are f-king retarded. They believe what they see in movies.

        Youth are being brainwashed into thinking real life is supposed to be like movies. They are sadly disappointed when it’s not as exciting, special effect laden and doesn’t have a happy ending in a 60 minute segment. I’m dealing with the effects of this and one of my kids. No wonder depression among teens is so high.

      • R.D. Walker says:

        That is exactly what it is. There is a significant group of people in America who believe that, if it wasn’t for people like us, they would be living in the Land of Universal Wealth. It benefits the Democrats that these people exist and continue to believe that nonsense.

        We, therefore, are the enemy. We are kulaks. We are blood sucking Jews. We are the enemy of the state.

  6. Jim22 says:

    Attitude Practice

    When things go to hell you need to find a way to laugh. This guy has that.


    Hat tip to HisWiserAngel

  7. Jim22 says:

    Someone’s Granddaughter:

    someone's grand daughter

    Courtesy of Wirecutter

  8. Greg B says:

    Final book of Bracken Trilogy available for free download now through Thursday.

  9. R.D. Walker says:


  10. Jim22 says:

    A cabbie picks up a Nun. She gets into the cab, and notices that the VERY handsome cab driver won’t stop staring at her.

    She asks him why he is staring.He replies: “I have a question to ask, but I don’t want to offend you.

    “She answers, “My son, you cannot offend me. When you’re as old as I am and have been a nun as long as I have, you get a chance to see and hear just about everything. I’m sure that there’s nothing you could say or ask that I would find offensive.”
    “Well, I’ve always had a fantasy to have a nun kiss me.”She responds, “Well, let’s see what we can do about that: #1, you have to be single and #2, you must be Catholic.”The cab driver is very excited and says,

    “Yes, I’m single and Catholic!”OK” the nun says. “Pull into the next alley.” The nun fulfills his fantasy with a kiss that would make a hooker blush.But when they get back on the road, the cab driver starts crying.”My dear child,” said the nun, “Why are you crying?”

    “Forgive me but I’ve sinned. I lied and I must confess; I’m married and I’m Jewish.”

    The nun says, “That’s OK. My name is Kevin and I’m going to a Halloween party.”

  11. Jim22 says:

    Wanna help someone who collapses?

    Go here:

    It’s an ad but it may help you or someone else.

  12. Jim22 says:

    Whaddaya Bet He Gets A Ball In His Face…

    … And doesn’t mind.

    I’d do the same thing.

    catcher watching navel

    Hat tip to Wirecutter

  13. R.D. Walker says:

  14. Van-a-gram says:


    Found RD out trick-or-treating already….

    • reboot says:

      That’s something they made football bats and fish bats for. I recommend the aluminum models, they make a better “tink” when you beat them down.

  15. notamobster says:

    Well, I just did my civic duty. I voted for a conservative economist for city council, voted for GMO labeling, and voted against 5 tax increases.

    I would never vote to ban GMO products, but I’m okay with making people label whether their products use them, so that people can choose for themselves.

  16. Z says:


    I found this particularly interesting because I spend a lot of time pondering human nature.

  17. Z says:

    Project Veritas: Earth Supply and Renewal Investigates SEIU

  18. fubar says:

    is this saying, what I think it’s saying ?

    particularly focus on Characteristics of Paraphilic disorder

    • reboot says:

      I pretty much read that as don’t be a chicken licker and wish harm upon your chicken.
      But, I’m a simple dood……

      • fubar says:

        i, myself, am experiencing some painful withdrawal from discontinuing certain food items that make life worth living, so I am not sure of my comprehension skillz…

        but I’m reading it, in the parameters of pedophilia; that as long as no one else gets hurt by it (or you don’t act on it) you are not a pedophile.
        If you don’t experience psychological distress from your illegal, immoral, f-ing disgusting deviancy, you are not diagnosed as a pedo. (you don’t find anything wrong with it, not distress because dads and brothers beat the ever-loving crap out of you..)

        considering they all justify it by the ‘it is mutual’ argument, that means all of them.

        • reboot says:

          It’s just twisted, and if you wish harm upon a 2nd person you are guilty, I think. But WTF do I know? I think the doktors are guilty for making that shyt up.

  19. John Cox says:

    I can’t help but think we are getting trolled here with this whole thing. I’ve actually worked with CGI on large IT projects. In fact, I’m still working on a $60mil project with them right now. I know how they operate and let me say, there is absolutely no way in hell that a single person involved with that project was unaware of the issues with the application and didn’t foresee this mess when going live. CGI absolutely loves to push back “go live” dates, even if the smallest issue is unresolved. The only way this was launched was because the client insisted it be done, despite the looming problems.

    Projects like this have Risk Management teams responsible for logging, prioritizing, and tracking defects, design problems, test cases, etc. On our current project we have daily “triage” meetings to handle new issues, check on progress, and identify issues that were “past due”. All test cases and the results of the testing, from developer, to system tests, to acceptance tests are stored in one system. A simple subpoena of this information would get to the bottom of who knew what when.

    Believe me, I laughing my ass off at this fiasco. Best case: the problems get sorted out in a couple months. Worst case, it takes a little while longer and more money. But in the end, it’s just a website and not really that complicated. It will be solved.

    I just hope that we aren’t being played here. Tempted by this red meat and low hanging-fruit, our attention and criticisms may the aimed in the wrong direction.

    • Jim22 says:

      You’re right, John. Like the poison gas red line this fiasco is designed to focus attention on the right hand while the left does the dirty work. This administration has used this tactic throughout its time in office.

      What are they trying to deflect attention from?

      • reboot says:

        Where do you start the list? I think the biggest is benghazi and shrillary, after that, it’s the immigration pay-off, and to who is THAT going? Mcrino has already said it’s the next biggest thing. He’s a bought and sold slave to WHO?
        Too many things…….

    • R.D. Walker says:

      “But in the end, it’s just a website and not really that complicated. It will be solved.”

      Yeah, but it isn’t just a website. It is a website that must interface with a few dozen legacy systems on mainframes in COBOL written by coders in the 1980s who are retired or dead and gone. These systems are barely manageable, not upgradable and rife with unclean data. This is a nightmare in that regard.

      So, yeah, the website will be fixed but its ability to interface with the other systems is a problem 10,000 times more difficult.

      • reboot says:

        Legacy, in Cobol, really?
        We are fooked.

      • John Cox says:

        My company’s flagship product is a data warehouse for state revenue agencies. We routinely deal with many legacy systems, data conversion, interfaces, etc, aggregating data from dozens of sources, IRS, Customs, DMV, etc. I’m not saying the task is simple, just doable. The visible problems that the media as latched onto will go away eventually. They won’t even leave a stain. Unlike Benghazi, there won’t be bloody hand prints on the wall.

        Obviously, the are more serious issues and impacts with the law itself – but the fireworks that has everyone’s attention right now (the technical side of the failed rollout) will fade fast. All I’m saying is, we shouldn’t rely too heavily on’s problems to make our case. Because that rug could be pulled out from under us in a flash.

      • BrunDawg says:

        “Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.”

        ― George Carlin

  20. John Cox says:

    RD. Do you have a way that I can send you something in private?

  21. R.D. Walker says:


  22. BaconNeggs says:

    $3B Cash for Clunkers was wrong on so many levels and then you learn each Cash For Clunker Job, cost a mind blowing $1.4 M…–Cash-for-Clunkers–created-few-jobs

  23. Uke says:

    So I’m leaving for the Caribbean for a week tomorrow morning and am looking for some good eBooks to DL.

    I wanted Fry the Brain, but they don’t have an eBook version for that. Any suggestions? Along that vein or otherwise?

    Nook preferred, but I do have a Kindle if I need to take it. It’s just not the ad-free version.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Maybe the best vacation non-fiction book I have read: Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose

    • reboot says:

      King just released a sequel to the “The Shining”. Doctor Sleep.

    • Jim22 says:

      If you like non-fiction like Undaunted Courage find ‘The Path Between The Seas’ by David McCullough. It tells the story of the construction of the Panama canal – beginning with the French. You will never think of construction projects the same way again.

      I have read both books. They are both good but the canal is a wonder of the world. From it I learned that Teddy Roosevelt created the country of Panama.

  24. notamobster says:

    Kill bin laden: a delta force commander’s….
    By Dalton Fury

  25. MadBrad says:

    Halloween Helmet Cam appears to be a great success. The HD GoPro Hero 2 will perform reasonably well with ambient light being generated by blacklights, special effects and props. Good video of children fleeing the Chainsaw in the streets under generalized roadway lighting. All in all an excellent reason to splatter your Kevlar Ballistic Helmet with blacklight paint, attach horns and a mounting base for the camera. Nobody noticed the camera as it was standing off a bit from the much more colorful surroundings. I’m very proud of my spirit of invention right now.

  26. MadBrad says:

    I am so proud of the fact that now, for the first time ever, once I figure out how all this works in Windows 8, you will be able to see Halloween the way I see it every year…

    … and you will forevermore, for at least one night out of the year, want to be in the Ghetto.

  27. R.D. Walker says:

    Taking it like a man. This base jumper just had a very bad jump. This guy is hard as nails and/or high on adrenalin. I admire the hell out of his stoicism!

    Do not watch this if you can’t stand gore. It has gore.

    Get well soon man.

    • reboot says:

      Hmmm, that’s gonna leave a mark, LOL.
      Adrenalin hiding injuries is good for at least 12-15 hours, done it. Not as bad as that injury, but lost use of a leg for 6 months after it.
      Why the fock didn’t he treat it? I almost got chopped up for suspected compartmentalized bleeding, UGH.

  28. RJ says:

    Damn thats gonna leave a mark, I’m thinkin that right there is a good reason not to do stupid shit like jumping off rock formations in a wind sock… suit.

  29. BigJimTX says:

    Shooter at LAX

  30. DarthJay says:

    I know I don’t comment as often on the site as I used to (life has been busy) but I just wanted to shout-out a thanks to everyone who makes this site what it is. It’s my first and last stop on the Internet everyday and usually many times in-between.

    You guys rock. Thanks.