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  1. R.D. Walker says:

    This is unrelated to the photo.

    It is also pure, refined evil.

  2. Van-a-gram says:

    They sell just about anything on them internets nowadays, don’t they.

    Kinda like Sea Monkeys for the warped and twisted.

  3. R.D. Walker says:

    The photo is of a coconut crab like they have in the Marianas Islands including Guam. I never saw one that large but maybe half that size. Mostly you would see them at road side stands that are just like sweet corn stands in Iowa. A pickup truck, a lawn chair, an awning and goods for sale. Rather than sweet corn, however, coconut crabs were the fare. They are good eating.

  4. Locke n Load says:


  5. sortahwitte says:

    Let’s get Heather to cook up a mess for the Revo July 4th picnic.

  6. Locke n Load says:

    I may not be expert in seafood, but those look a damn sight easier to eat than the litle Blue crabs. All work, no pay if you ask me. My wife and I get a dozen or so live crabs whenever we hit the asian markets because the kids like ’em so much. Me, eh. Too much work involved in the little critters.

  7. R.D. Walker says:

    They are land crabs too. You set traps and catch them in five gallon buckets. Problem is, they are getting rare. No big ones left on Guam. The take years and years to get huge. You have to go to the uninhabited islands for the big ones. You know what that means: $$$

  8. Locke n Load says:

    Yikes. Sounds to me like a business opportunity! Crab Farm! Sounds a lot better than a Snake Farm, doesn’t it?

    I don’t know if you’re a Sushi fan but my favorite is Hamachi. Apparently a lot of other folks like it too as a guy has set up a crazy offshore farm near Hawaii to raise the fish. Wish I could find a story on it, but the idea is simple..he has ginormous nets out floating in the sea with JUST the hamachi being raised in there. Prices for the fish were dropping in Hawaii and on the coast since his little enterprise started 5 years ago or so.

    Arrghh. time to get on the road. Winnipeg. Bah

  9. MadBrad says:

    I had no idea that land crabs were edible. I don’t know why I would think that, other than my knowledge of crabs tells me that they need to be in water to eliminate waste. I know they have to be full of meat but they just looked too scary for me to mess with. I guess I’ve watched too many Starship Troopers episodes.

    Blue Crabs require more work to eat than they do to catch. Any time I’ve worked a Blue Crab boat in the river we usually catch a little over 700 pounds in four hours. Large males sell for $14.00 a dozen, medium males & females go for $12.00 a dozen and smalls go at $9.00 a dozen. Smalls are almost always used as bait.

    Roughly every seven years the Blue Crab catch drops off to almost non-existent. This is typically preceeded by a year when you catch so many you can’t sell them all. Any huge change in supply creates problems for commercial fishermen. This year is the year when production is nearly non-existent. A friend of mine pulled 65 traps and cought two dozen crabs last week. It would have been more productive for him to have played the Lottery that day, at least he would have had a chance at making money.

    With several mechanical crab traps and bait (Chicken necks or Pogies) you could catch several dozen Blue Crabs in a few hours, if you are in a good spot. It’s a lot of work to boil and pick those things but you can eventually accumulate enough meat to go into a soup or gumbo and contribute some flavor.

    I must add at this point that the loss of Crab harvest and the new federal regulations on fishing are beginning to cause unrest among the Obama constituency. If the oil slick hits the Gulf Stream and comes up the East Coast, urban areas in Florida may become scenes of incredible violence.

  10. Locke n Load says:

    in lieu our missing nightly music selection…a song for MadBrad

  11. Locke n Load says:

    omg Bman, theres a pizza place up here named Ole and Lena’s.

  12. slaphappypap says:

    RD, I need a PDF of the website logo if you can send me one?


  13. Bman says:

    Where LnL??? If you ever come across Uff-da Tacos, get one! It’s big around these parts

  14. Bman says:

    So I went to Arizona this weekend. Not to protest SB1070, but to hang out with some old friends, play golf, and drink beer. Here’s the bitch about my trip though; they don’t have Pabst ANYWHERE in Arizona apparently. Still, I managed to drink about a thousand beers, mostly budlight, a few Fat tires, and several Sam Adams.

    I may protest a return trip to Az until they start stocking the place with ‘Ol Blue Ribbon. I’m gonna write a letter.

  15. R.D. Walker says:


    I just saw the request. I have it at home. Will send it later.


  16. R.D. Walker says:

    Of for the love of God!

    Postpartum Depression Hits Dads, Too

    Over 10 percent of new fathers experience postpartum depression, according to a review of research published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers who examined 43 published studies found that Dad’s depression also impacts Mom’s risk of postpartum depression, The Wall Street Journal reports. Around 5 percent of men in the U.S. are considered depressed. Factors that lead to postpartum depression in men include sleep deprivation and stress, similar to what causes the condition in women, lead author James Paulson of Eastern Virginia Medical School told the Journal.

    Who would admit this? Damn, I wouldn’t admit to postpartum depression if you hooked a car battery up to my junk!

  17. R.D. Walker says:

    LOL! Bman loves his PBR!

  18. slinger says:

    Bman, Arizona is a long way from PBR country. Next time you’re in town, try some of the local stuff. Nimbus is brewed in Tucson, and it is the largest brewery based in Arizona.

  19. Locke n Load says:

    Dismal River, Stinking Creek, Zuzax, Galax, Happy, Santa Claus, Toad Suck Park…… Alcohol clearly played a large role in our country’s growth πŸ™‚
    Yes, all real places

  20. Locke n Load says:

    Bman, pizza joint was 15 miles east of ND on I94

  21. Bman says:

    Obama erases the border

  22. R.D. Walker says:

    WTF? Why is Patrick Ewing in drag?

  23. sortahwitte says:

    I really hate to be crude, but this broad in the blue dress might be a bigger ball buster than Hilary. It’s a blue dress! Get it? It’s a joke, son! Remember Foghorn Leghorn? It’s a joke, son! I forget some of you fine folk are the age of my kids. I love you anyway.

  24. R.D. Walker says:

    I hereby apologize to Patrick Ewing. He didn’t deserve that.

  25. vanagram says:

    She is indeed one of the Frumpiest First Ladies to occupy the People’s House.

    She always seems….can’t find the right word…pissed off? Unamused? Dissastisfied? What’s the word I’m looking for here…..frumpy?

  26. Nobody says:


  27. Van-a-gram says:

    This organization is trying to get UCSD to classify the comments of Albahri as “hate speech” with the same sanctions as those leveled against people who promote violence against African Americans, homosexuals etc.


    Would love to see this bitch prosecuted, and maybe that would be the crack in the dam that allows us to force all of these Islamic Fucktards to shut the fuck up.

    you can click the link to sign the petition…

    “On May 10th, 2010, Jumanah Albahri, an ex-officer of UCSD’s Muslim Student Association, in response to a question of whether or not she supported the terrorist group Hezbollah’s desire to murder the world’s Jews, replied she was “For it.”

    Ms. Albahri’s statement is outlandish and despicable in its flagrant ignorance and hatefulness. Such rhetoric has absolutely no place in our schools or anywhere
    else in the United States.”

  28. Bman says:

    It looks like she is saying, “MMMmmmmHHhmmmmm”

  29. slaphappypap says:

    I purchased a blackberry. After getting it all set up. I think I’m gonna toss it into the Chicago River.

  30. BrunDawg says:

    Today is Buddha’s birthday.

  31. R.D. Walker says:

    Slap: That cracked me up. I know what you mean buddy.

  32. jacksonsdad says:

    VAN…the word that pops into my head is ‘disgusted’. She always looks disgusted, like whatever she is looking at has been judged and found to be lacking in several ways. I know a few people like that and they are all miserable self-loathing liberals.

    Speaking of ‘judging’, dontcha just love it when that piece of armpit meat bulges out?!?!? YUMMM–MEEE!

    It invokes a feeling deep inside…hmmm…is it ‘disgust’? Yes…that picture is disgusting but… OH WAIT! Now I’ve got it!

    It’s NAUSEA! That bitch makes me wanna puke.

  33. Nobody says:

    If I lived in Alabama’s 5th Congressional District, this guy would have my vote just based on this campaign add alone:

    Les Phillip – A Story Of Two Men


  34. Locke n Load says:

    hehehe, Nobody, I like the ad too. Dale Peterson’s is still my favorite for over-the-top and in-yer-face though :0

  35. Nobody says:

    According to the site that saw it on, the Les Phillip add was produced by the same folks that did the Dale Peterson add. Maybe more Republican candidates need to throw some add business their way. (Of course, it’s the candidate that makes the real difference, but a good add helps.)

  36. Locke n Load says:

    Whatever it takes Nobody,lol. I’m seeing more and more of the plain-speak working its way into public discourse and it warms the heart. Last time I saw this was ’92

  37. Nobody says:

    Cynical me – I’m just hoping all the new-found plain-speak is for real and not just a gimmick – but I’ll take what I can get, as long as they follow it up with ACTION.

  38. Greg says:

    I agree w/ L&L… seems folks are beginning to come out of the woodwork and start talking plain enough! HEll, the whole state of Arizona just spoke too!

  39. BrunDawg says:

    It appears that the 0bamas are returning to the hood this weekend instead of honoring the memory of those who protected our freedom. He will not be available for the wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

  40. BrunDawg says:

  41. Nobody says:

    Good! I don’t want him anywhere near Arlington. It shames the memory of those interred there for him to set foot on that ground while he destroys everything they fought for. Not being there may be the first 0bama decision I agree with.

  42. BrunDawg says:

    We will not rest until the oil spill is capped*.
    * – except for a long holiday weekend in Chicago, or a game of golf, or…….

  43. BrunDawg says:

    New York City cops are livid over a legislative proposal that could handcuff the brave officers involved in life-and-death confrontations every day — requiring them to shoot gun-wielding suspects in the arm or leg rather than shoot to kill.

    Read more:

  44. MadBrad says:

    The home computer went down last night, probably for the last time. You have no idea how badly this has pissed me off. I thought I had more time. We always think we have more time to prepare for disaster but I suppose there is never enough time.

    Rest in Peace 9 year old Gateway computer.

  45. Bman says:

    The longest I’ve ever had a pornputer without going T.U on me is about 4 years.

  46. Locke n Load says:

    hey Bead, b4 you bury that old box call me. I have a bit of a history bringing dead pc’s back to life πŸ™‚

  47. Bman says:

    anybody have any ideas why i cant view videos posted on this site anymore? All I see a blank box with a very small bluish-green box in the top-left corner. Any help would be appreciated

  48. Locke n Load says:

    Bman, can you view them at Youtube? Is the problem limited to just this site and are other video streams affected?

  49. Bman says:

    I can view videos at youtube. However, on this site I cannot view them, nor can I click on the empty box and be directed to the video. This just happened in the past 2 days. Up until then, everything was peachy

  50. R.D. Walker says:

    Is anybody else experiencing Bman’s issue or is it unique to him?

    It is working fine for me on both my PCs in both Firefox and Chrome.

  51. Bman says:

    It works fine on my work computer, just my home computer where I’m experiencing these problems. The site is fine, just my other computer thats messed up most likely. I don’t know much about computers really. Im sure there is some technical thing thats messed up with my home comp.

  52. Bman says:

    Now if this was pot, the libs would most likely be all for it…

  53. Bman says:

    Has anybody seen this? If this is for real, I say WTF? Im dont think this is real, but linking to different and related articles, it is interesting. Articles suggestion that Obama threatens to arrest 14 US governors, and high National Guard movements from different states, makes this article very interesting…just thought I would share

  54. R.D. Walker says:

    Bman: The problem with stories like that are the same as the problem with the Truther bullshit. If it were true, there is absolutely, positively no way it could be kept secret. You aren’t going to move 3 or 4 brigades of Russian troops into the United States without involving hundreds and hundreds of people. Conspiracies like that can’t be kept secret. People would be singing like canaries. National Guard commanders aren’t going to secretly agree to suppression duties. The whole thing is, frankly, absurd.

  55. Bman says:

    Oh I hear ya RD. It makes entertaining bathroom reading though. The most interesting part of the articles are the comments left by readers or “eyewitnesses”. But still, one can’t help but wonder and let the imagination run wild. But I’m sure it doesn’t hold any water

  56. Nobody says:

    No,it’s true! I’ve seen the Russian troops massing, and I can confirm, as a first hand eyewitness, that it is all being orchestrated by the Reptoids from inside the Hollow Earth.

  57. Nobody says:

    Bman, the youtube video above has been removed – what was it? Now I’ve got to know!

  58. slaphappypap says:

    I’d really love to see someone wear some shining cuffs. Maybe Rham? Maybe David? Maybe Jarrett?

  59. BrunDawg says:

    The weather is getting warm and here are the headlines in Chicago for Friday 5/28:
    – Man killed in Harvey shooting.
    – Man seriously wounded in West Englewood shooting.
    – 2 shot in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood.
    – Man critically wounded in Humboldt Park shooting.
    – Bicycle rider shot in leg on North Side.
    – Woman shot in South Shore, baby unharmed.
    – Obamas arrive in Chicago with Bo in tow.

  60. R.D. Walker says:

    Good thing handguns are illegal in Cook County, huh BrunDawg?

  61. BrunDawg says:

    One would think that the law against shooting someone else would be enough.

  62. BrunDawg says:

    Ah, Slaphappypap – great story. There is hope for the law abiding man.

  63. Bman says:

    Nobody- The video was of a two year old indonesian kid who smoked cigarettes…it was damned funny in my opinion. Too bad its gone. Just go to youtube and type in smoking baby.

  64. Nobody says:

    Thanks, Bman, my life would have felt incomplete if I had missed the smoking baby! πŸ™‚
    Has Michelle Obama heard about this? Surely if our kids can’t eat sugar she needs to put a stop to this sort of thing. I say we pack her off on a plane to Indonesia with orders not to come back until she’s got every 2-year-old there on the nicotine patch!

  65. BaconNeggs says:

    Just in case some of you guys have been wondering why I was MIA on the REVO, I have been of a pussy….(scrub that) wife hunt.

    Seriously after a series of failed relationship I have decided to try online dating for the first time in my life and its a hell of an experience, talk about swimming in shark infested wates.

    For a start I get a constant stream of replies from ladies all around the world (most are not my type) but I promise myself to reply to each and everyone and that has taken up all my time.

    During that period I have had all kinds of con-men and women attempt to scam me, and one in the Phillipines damn near almost got me on a plane to her, until I realised she too was just a f—ing scam.

    I have had some Russian babes, Colombian, Dominican, and Latino babes amongs the Asian and even to my surprise Arabic babes (well sort of).

    I promised myself I will get married on the next “Blue-Moon” but as that wont be until Aug 2012, I dont think I will be waiting around that long.

    On the other hand if you know some really good woman out there, who wants to be love with all my heart and soul….hook me up!

    Anyway, thats what I have been up to. I even saw a couple of smoking hot ex-military babes, once the fatigues came off, wow! (I thought of Madbrad, a perfect match).

    So yeah, thats where I have been and will be for a little while longer until this mission ends.

    Hopefully soon I will have some good tidings.

  66. Bman says:

    Bacon- I suppose I could set you up with my ex-wife, but I’m not the asshole type, so I wouldn’t do that to you.

    I would be careful about making expectations to yourself about setting a timeline when you will get married. It is my belief getting married for the sake of getting married could be a recipe for disaster. Personally, I believe one would have better luck going to the bar, finding a slut, trying to make her an honest woman, and having more success than getting married just for the sake of it.

    From your posts here, you seem like an an intelligent guy, and have a lot to offer a lucky lady. I hear a lot of folks have success in the online dating world and I wish you luck. If you ever find a date, my advice is to go into it with zero expectations. If ya hit it off, great! If not, next! Just my two cents.

  67. BaconNeggs says:

    You guys are funny.

    No, not Al and Tipper! I dont celebrate anyone marriage failing but I guess its understandably, poor Tipper simply had enough of Al’s hot-air. Still she gets to walk away with half of Al’s loot, not too shabby.

    As for my Online Dating, I’d say at least half the online profiles are fake. It makes it real hell for the other half of genuine people trying to find true love, because they cant be open and honest and let love flow as it should.

    Imagine Fillipino, Russian and Latina babes in their 20’s sending me all these damn near explict photos and professing their deep love after a few emails. A weaker man could easily fool himself these women, more than half his age are really in love with him.

    I used to cuss and get angry with the scammers at the begining but now I just play along with the game and waste their time (and mine too I guess). At least I have got some intresting photos out of it if nothing else.

    Its a really awful job, sifting the wheat from the shaft, but I have got to do it, I guess.

    As for the marriage at the next “Blue Moon” well I guess thats the old romantic fool, talking.

  68. R.D. Walker says:

    Al and Tipper? Didn’t algore say that he and Tipper were the inspiration for Love Story? Are they going to have to sell Al’s invention – the Internet – in order to divide their assets?

    If those two love birds can’t make it, what hope is there for the rest of us?

  69. MadBrad says:

    Brother Man, do yourself a favor and check out “Plenty of Fish dot com”. There is no cost and you will see that there are, in fact, PLENTY of Fish! There are no scams or gimmicks other than the ones you create! Good hunting!

  70. BaconNeggs says:

    Thanks for that Madbrad, I throw a few hooks out later.

  71. MadBrad says:

    You won’t regret it. I got my first date before the week was out AND had a blast. I’ve never had a bad date. Just use the “The Force” and you will be able to quickly determine who is ready to bite and which ones you might want to bring into the boat.

  72. Van-a-gram says:

    Bacon — New solution: Grow your own

  73. MadBrad says:

    More than oil is washing up on the Florida shores…