Ender

Happy New Year!

  
By:  Ender  •  Talk and Dialogue  •  one month ago  •  239 comments

Happy New Year!

Post whatever. I decided to stay at home this year so I am just going to have fun.

Happy New Year to everyone, even those that don't like me....

So I am posting this for myself and anyone else that might be here that just wants to have a little, whatever...

Ring in the new year however you please...

As for me I am working on a hard Twelve...

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Ender
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1  author  Ender    one month ago

May the new year see me winning the lottery. I would be gone in a second. No one would hardly ever see me again.

Travel the world...

 
 
 
Gsquared
Senior Expert
1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Ender @1    one month ago

We're staying home, too, and it's raining, which we desperately need around here.

Have a great, HEALTHY 2023, Ender!  

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
1.1.1  author  Ender  replied to  Gsquared @1.1    one month ago

You too G! Nothing but the best!

 
 
 
Gsquared
Senior Expert
1.1.2  Gsquared  replied to  Ender @1.1.1    one month ago

The best to you in everything, Ender.  I hope you do win the lottery!  Just in case I ever need a loan.  Haha

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
1.1.3  author  Ender  replied to  Gsquared @1.1.2    one month ago

Bring me luck I will give you a cut.  jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Gsquared
Senior Expert
1.1.4  Gsquared  replied to  Ender @1.1.3    one month ago

Deal!

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1.5  devangelical  replied to  Ender @1.1.1    4 weeks ago

happy new year to all my friends here. this is my 36th year in a row of sleeping thru amateur night.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
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1.1.6  al Jizzerror  replied to  devangelical @1.1.5    4 weeks ago

512

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.1.7  devangelical  replied to  al Jizzerror @1.1.6    3 weeks ago

zzzzzzzzzz.......zzzzzzzzz..........zzzzzzzzzzzzz.........zzzzzzzzzzzzz........... huh?

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.1.8  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @1.1.7    2 weeks ago

I've reconsidered declaring my New Year's resolutions.

  1. I will no longer remain silent when maga trash and thumper scum become vocal in public.
  2. I will stay within easy reach of a 9mm while trumpster insurrectionists control the house.
 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
1.2  pat wilson  replied to  Ender @1    one month ago

Happy New Year, Ender !

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
1.2.1  author  Ender  replied to  pat wilson @1.2    one month ago

Happy New Year Pat!

I usually don't say too much ( yeah right ) but I do enjoy your posts.

I do have to apologize because I am terrible at voting people up.

I am working on that...

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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1.2.2  cobaltblue  replied to  Ender @1.2.1    4 weeks ago
I do enjoy your posts.

I've enjoyed pat's posts for years. And years.

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
1.3  cjcold  replied to  Ender @1    4 weeks ago

In my travels I have found that one place is pretty much like every other place.

Happy new year friend.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
1.3.1  author  Ender  replied to  cjcold @1.3    4 weeks ago

Shhh. Don't let the secret out.

May you get what you want. If not what you need...

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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1.3.2  cobaltblue  replied to  Ender @1.3.1    4 weeks ago
May you get what you want. If not what you need...

Love this.  

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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1.3.3  cobaltblue  replied to  cobaltblue @1.3.2    4 weeks ago
May you get what you want. 

I'm willing to go fetch it. Do I take the fast and easy Highway to Hell , or get my steps in by taking the Stairway to Heaven

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
1.3.4  author  Ender  replied to  cobaltblue @1.3.3    4 weeks ago

I think I might have been on the first option for a while.

What is the Liar movie quote from Jim Carey?

I was speeding, running a red light, changed lanes without signaling..

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
Junior Expert
1.3.5  al Jizzerror  replied to  cobaltblue @1.3.3    4 weeks ago
Do I take the fast and easy Highway to Hell , or get my steps in by taking the Stairway to Heaven

BOTH!

512

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
2  author  Ender    one month ago

I actually made a last article and played this song...

The night the vine died...

Haha

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
3  author  Ender    one month ago

A man named his children second, minute and hour, and thus he was nicknamed father time

One day, they was all in their house and a robber burst through the front door and said, 'nobody move!' When recalling the event, second said, it was like time stood still'
 
 
 
Ender
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4  author  Ender    one month ago

One day a man died, and went to heaven.

I’m heaven, the man saw Father Time, surrounded by billions of clocks.

“What are all these clocks for?” asked the man.

Father Time replied, “every time someone tells a lie, their clock goes forward a minute”.

He pulled out a clock that was at exactly 12:00.

“This clock is Mother Theresa’s clock,” said Father Time. “She never told a lie.”

The man pointed at a clock that was only at 12:02.

“Who’s clock is this one?”

“That is Abraham Lincoln’s. He only ever told two lies.”

The man looked around a bit more, and finally asked, “Where’s Donald Trump’s clock?”

Father Time replied, “Oh, that’s in Jesus’s office. He uses it as a ceiling fan.”
 
 
 
Ender
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5  author  Ender    one month ago
It's just your jive talkin'
You're telling me lies, yeah
Jive talkin'
You wear a disguise
Jive talkin'
So misunderstood, yeah
Jive talkin'
You really no good
Oh, my child
You'll never know
Just what you mean to me
Oh, my child
You got so much
You're gonna take away my energy
 
 
 
cobaltblue
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6  cobaltblue    one month ago

I was going quit all my bad habits and quit crushing on Ender, but then I remembered that no one likes a quitter!

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
6.1  devangelical  replied to  cobaltblue @6    3 weeks ago

I'm going to find some bad habits I can give up next year.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
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7  al Jizzerror    one month ago

800

 
 
 
shona1
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7.1  shona1  replied to  al Jizzerror @7    one month ago

Arvo al..ahhh finally looks like you mob have clicked over into 2023..

We have been in it for 16 hours..

 
 
 
Ender
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7.1.1  author  Ender  replied to  shona1 @7.1    one month ago

Always have to be first don't ya...   : )

 
 
 
shona1
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7.1.2  shona1  replied to  Ender @7.1.1    one month ago

Yep...one thing you mob will never catch us up on...we will always be ahead of you in everything...and the Kiwis..well they are actually ahead of us but we don't tell them that..

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
7.1.3  cjcold  replied to  shona1 @7.1    4 weeks ago

Time is relative. 

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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7.1.4  cobaltblue  replied to  Ender @7.1.1    4 weeks ago

Always have to be first don't ya...   : )

The best lovers always make sure of that.

Wait. What? Did I misunderstand that?

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
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7.1.5  al Jizzerror  replied to  cobaltblue @7.1.4    4 weeks ago
The best lovers always make sure of that.

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cobaltblue
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7.1.6  cobaltblue  replied to  al Jizzerror @7.1.5    4 weeks ago
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Ender
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8  author  Ender    one month ago

Now I have to find my vid. I always post it for the 4th but it was actually taken and done on a New Years Eve...

I think. If I think too much on it I start confusing myself.

Anyway, if you have seen it before, tough shit. If not enjoy.

I was in the mix by the way, not behind a camera....Haha

 
 
 
shona1
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8.1  shona1  replied to  Ender @8    one month ago

Geez just as well it's winter over there.. here you would set half the neighbourhood on fire..

Happy New Year to you...

 
 
 
Ender
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8.1.1  author  Ender  replied to  shona1 @8.1    one month ago

You too, although belated... 

One can only hope for more.

Getting cynical in my old age...

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
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9  al Jizzerror    one month ago

800

 
 
 
Gsquared
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9.1  Gsquared  replied to  al Jizzerror @9    one month ago
A swastika has been spray painted over Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Police say it's impossible to tell if it was done by Trump's opponents or his supporters.
 
 
 
al Jizzerror
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9.1.1  al Jizzerror  replied to  Gsquared @9.1    one month ago

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cobaltblue
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10  cobaltblue    one month ago

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My new 2023 fitness routine.

 
 
 
shona1
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10.1  shona1  replied to  cobaltblue @10    one month ago

Arvo cobalt...yep sounds good to me..

Happy New Year..

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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10.1.1  cobaltblue  replied to  shona1 @10.1    4 weeks ago
Arvo cobalt...yep sounds good to me..

It sounds better if you join me for a knock back. I've got your glass ready for filling:

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shona1
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10.1.2  shona1  replied to  cobaltblue @10.1.1    4 weeks ago

Evening... I like..😁

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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10.1.3  cobaltblue  replied to  shona1 @10.1.2    4 weeks ago

Evening... I like..😁

Many many years ago, I worked at an international firm. Because of the size of our particular office, staff virtually had to form 'cliques' because one couldn't go to lunch or attend events in a crowd of 200. Six of us formed a fast friendship that is intact today. We have spread everywhere.

Back then, after winning a relatively large case, we went to a watering hole to celebrate. A handsome tall Aussie gentleman who was working contractually in the States for Ford came and joined our group. He immediately gravitated toward my 6' blonde friend. They married a year later and moved to Australia to begin their new life. They bought a beautiful home in Warrandyte and had two sons. 

My Australian friend visits us for a few weeks every two years, and one of our mutual friends (who had relocated to Phoenix) joins too. It's always a great time. She loves grocery shopping here, and she took pictures of a entire rack of differing tortilla types to send to her sons. When my Aussie's friend's husband passed away ten years ago, she moved to Blackburn. She never developed an Aussie accent unbelievably. I mean it when I say every single Australian I've met thus far has been wonderfully clever, funny and warm. I've told her many times that if I were six months younger, she'd be my mother-in-law. Her children are delightful, smart and well-mannered. Just lovely people.

 
 
 
shona1
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10.1.4  shona1  replied to  cobaltblue @10.1.3    4 weeks ago

Morning cobalt...what a wonderful meeting and story. I know Warrandyte and Blackburn very well. My rellies lived in Blackburn..

Great you all keep in touch but a bit sad he has passed on.

I can honestly say the same for all the Americans I have met and worked with as well. I worked for Alcoa for 18 years and we all had a ball.

It took them awhile to grasp what we were saying or talking about but they just loved our more easy going and slower life style.. many came from Pittsburgh and Texas...I often wonder where they are now.

My cousin's son just landed in Melbourne this morning. He just spent a week in Dallas by himself. Hired a Mustang and did a 800km trip around checking it out all driving on the wrong side of the road. 😵‍💫

He had a ball and had no fear or any trouble. And he would go back again at the drop of a hat.

We are very similar in many ways and world's apart in others...but hey, that makes life interesting..🐨🦘

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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10.1.5  cobaltblue  replied to  shona1 @10.1.4    4 weeks ago
He just spent a week in Dallas by himself.

I'm just a short ride away from Dallas. I live in Fort Worth. And I have no doubt he had a wonderful time. I'm sure he made tons of friends. The warm nature of Aussies, the easy livin' way of life attitude, the well-developed sense of humor he undoubtedly has, and the accent. Good god, the accent! Brings out the "I gotta meet him" in people. Should he visit again, we should get in touch. And when my Aussie friend visits next, I'll let you know the dates. Maybe you'll be out here at the same time and we can have you over for some Texas Tea, which is a Long Island Ice Tea made with tequila. Not to be confused with the Texas justice system's Texas tea, which is the drug cocktail given as a lethal injection for Texas prisoners on death row. I'm originally from California where prisoners on death row die from old age. I was amazed when I moved here at how quickly the state of Texas empties out death row cells to fill up with others. 

I think the U.S. should adopt the voting system Australia has. My friend was here when your last election came up this past May, and she voted from here. It's the law, as you obviously well know. We have far too many who don't vote. If it was mandatory and could be done from a secure source, we'd be better off. She works from home and worked while she was here too. Not much, but some. 

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
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10.2  Mark in Wyoming   replied to  cobaltblue @10    one month ago

how does that work pulling  the cork on a bottle of bourbon ? the same or is it multiplied by cork pull?

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
10.2.1  author  Ender  replied to  Mark in Wyoming @10.2    one month ago

The only bourbon I know is some straight up Jack...

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
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10.2.2  Mark in Wyoming   replied to  Ender @10.2.1    4 weeks ago

Jack D is a sour mash , not unacceptable  if thats what you have .

 right now im looking at Buffalo trace , not uncommon , but whats making it different is that this is from a single sitting in one cask/ barrel , ( usually they mx them after a determined time ) .  so it has limited influences , that can be good or bad , cant tell till its drank, (hic) this ones good , imho... smooth. little bite , and good after flavor .

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
10.2.3  author  Ender  replied to  Mark in Wyoming @10.2.2    4 weeks ago

For a time I did drink Seagram. I think that is how you spell it.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
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10.2.4  al Jizzerror  replied to  Ender @10.2.3    4 weeks ago
For a time I did drink Seagram.

I like Seagrams VO and Crown Royal.

 
 
 
Veronica
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10.2.5  Veronica  replied to  Ender @10.2.1    4 weeks ago

ahhhhh A man after my own heart.... Love my shots of Jack.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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10.2.6  cobaltblue  replied to  Ender @10.2.1    4 weeks ago
straight up Jack

Reminds me of a 'prank' joke from long ago. 

Me:  Guess what!! I won a boat!
You:  You're kidding!! Fantastic!! How?
Me:  I had to guess how many jacks were in a fishbowl. [Jacks as in the childhood game played with a ball.] Guess how many there were!
You: I don't know. What size bowl?
Me: Standard carnival goldfish bowl. Guess how many!
You:  I don't know. 650?
Me:  Are you kidding!?!!? There were exactly 649 jacks in that bowl!!
You: Omigosh. I could have won a boat!
Me:  It's a shame, because you're just one jack off. 

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
10.3  cjcold  replied to  cobaltblue @10    4 weeks ago

I can open a box-o-wine with my teeth.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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10.3.1  cobaltblue  replied to  cjcold @10.3    4 weeks ago

I can open a box-o-wine with my teeth.

That's just damn impressive. Like tying a cherry stem into a knot using only your tongue, only better.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
10.3.2  author  Ender  replied to  cobaltblue @10.3.1    4 weeks ago

Woo hoo!

512

You just won the hundredth comment!

What does she win Johnny?

Congratulations. To start off with you receive one free insult to the person of your choosing (Just remember Perrie says no to that one).

As well as a lifetime membership to the Ender fan club.( You could actually be president if you want, there is only one other member)

Not only do you receive the love and adoration of us all, you get a trip to Hawaii! (air travel, hotel accommodations and food and drink not included )

Once again congrats! (ecard is in the mail)

       ... off mic ...

Damnit, now I can't play 99 luft balloons or 99 problems and the bitch ain't one...

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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10.3.3  cobaltblue  replied to  Ender @10.3.2    4 weeks ago
Not only do you receive the love and adoration of us all, you get a trip to Hawaii! (air travel, hotel accommodations and food and drink not included )

Omigosh!! I'm so excited! The lifetime membership to the Ender Fan Club is an honor in itself, and the trip to Hawaii is thrilling. Meet me there? Give me your arrival time, and I promise you'll get lei'd before we leave the parking lot.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
10.3.4  author  Ender  replied to  cobaltblue @10.3.3    4 weeks ago

Just don't be upset when you find out the other member is me. I think we can make something out of it. I hear these online pics where I can look like superman are all the rage.

And I was going to meet you at the airport. Try to het a ticket off of ya. Oh well...

Gosh darn it. How do I keep getting roped into these things...

Anyway, I think we will have a good time, even though some people say spending a week with me is a bit much.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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10.3.5  cobaltblue  replied to  Ender @10.3.4    4 weeks ago
I hear these online pics where I can look like superman are all the rage.

I'd kinda like seeing you as an astronaut. Just remember not to copy images that have copyrights on them. You'd be begging for lawsuits if you did. Only really stupid people would do that.

spending a week

... you'd be spent and weak. From sightseeing.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
10.3.6  author  Ender  replied to  cobaltblue @10.3.5    4 weeks ago

Just don't make me sleep in the bathtub.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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10.3.7  cobaltblue  replied to  Ender @10.3.6    4 weeks ago

Just don't make me sleep in the bathtub.

Sleeping is optional. As are clothes.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
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11  al Jizzerror    one month ago

Fireworks are beautiful butt they're bad for the environment.

We should do drone displays.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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11.1  cobaltblue  replied to  al Jizzerror @11    4 weeks ago
We should do drone displays.

I thoroughly agree. Just beautiful.

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
11.2  CB   replied to  al Jizzerror @11    4 weeks ago

Just amazingly beautiful. It is an indicator of what people can do when they put down their silly political "baggage" and let their brains breath openly, regularly, and clearly. I know it is just a drone display; but something about it reminds me of what was said in Genesis about 'Babel.'  And the people were on one accord:

Genesis 6: 6 The LORD said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.

How long will humanity hurt itself and all its goals. Nothing can be denied humanity when it works as one! Our national division is harming us.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
12  author  Ender    one month ago
Your everlasting summer and you can see it fading fast
So you grab a piece of something that you think is gonna last
Well, you wouldn't even know a diamond if you held it in your hand
The things you think are precious I can't understand

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
12.1  devangelical  replied to  Ender @12    2 weeks ago

timeless...

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
12.1.1  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @12.1    2 weeks ago

sent me on a 2 hour youtube journey...

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
12.1.2  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @12.1.1    2 weeks ago

which was okay, since I'm ass deep in snow here...

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
12.1.3  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @12.1.2    2 weeks ago

after spending 4 winters on the gulf coast, I guess I'm spoiled...

 
 
 
devangelical
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12.2  devangelical  replied to  Ender @12    2 weeks ago

 
 
 
devangelical
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12.2.1  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @12.2    2 weeks ago

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
12.2.2  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @12.2.1    2 weeks ago

 
 
 
devangelical
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12.2.3  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @12.2.2    one week ago

 
 
 
Ender
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12.2.4  author  Ender  replied to  devangelical @12.2.3    one week ago

We found your weakness.   Haha

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
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12.2.5  al Jizzerror  replied to  devangelical @12.2.3    one week ago

512

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
12.2.6  devangelical  replied to  Ender @12.2.4    one week ago

FM radio in the 70's...

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
12.2.7  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @12.2.6    one week ago

the golden age of rock...

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
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12.2.8  al Jizzerror  replied to  devangelical @12.2.7    one week ago
the golden age of rock...

Trump ushered in the "Golden Age of Showers".

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
13  author  Ender    one month ago
Last dance
Last chance for love
Yes, it's my last chance
For romance tonight
I need you by me
Beside me to guide me
To hold me, to scold me
'Cause when I'm bad, I'm so, so bad
So let's dance the last dance
Let's dance the last dance
Let's dance this last dance tonight
 
 
 
cobaltblue
Junior Participates
13.1  cobaltblue  replied to  Ender @13    4 weeks ago
'Cause when I'm bad, I'm so, so bad

Loves me some Donna. Reminds me of discoing away late nights in L.A.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
Junior Expert
13.1.1  al Jizzerror  replied to  cobaltblue @13.1    4 weeks ago
Loves me some Donna.

Here you go, hot stuff:

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
13.1.2  CB   replied to  cobaltblue @13.1    4 weeks ago

Look what you and Ender done started (in me):

Donna Summer - Try Me I Know We Can Make It (1976)

The Essential Donna Summer:

I Love You

Credit: Georgio Moroder

            The BullShot / Labrea (Hollywood)

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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13.1.3  cobaltblue  replied to  al Jizzerror @13.1.1    4 weeks ago
Here you go, hot stuff:
This is awesome!
 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
14  author  Ender    one month ago

To everyone here. 

All I ask you, is let me be there.

The late great beautiful

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
15  author  Ender    one month ago

Why do I feel like an open book....

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
16  Perrie Halpern R.A.    one month ago

Happy New Year Ender! 

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
16.1  author  Ender  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @16    4 weeks ago

Happy New Year !

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
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17  al Jizzerror    one month ago

There is an article announcing the death of Pope Benedict XII.

Unfortunately it says this at the beginning go the comments section:  "Please leave only respectful comments. All others will be removed.

Here is a quotation from the article:

Over the course of just a few months in 2010, thousands of people in Europe, Australia, South America and beyond came forward with reports of priests who raped and molested them as children, and bishops who covered up the crimes.

Documents revealed that the Vatican knew very well of the problem yet turned a blind eye for decades, at times rebuffing bishops who tried to do the right thing.

Benedict had firsthand knowledge of the scope of the problem, since his old office — the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which he had headed since 1982 — was responsible for dealing with abuse cases.

So I feel the need to post a slightly disrespectful comment.  I published this joke the day Pope Benedict XIII resigned:

Pope Bentdick XIII resigned today so he can travel the world and give children everywhere the opportunity to suck the Popescicle.

Pedophiles are the bottom feeders of perversion.

Pedophile Priests are the lowest of them all.

And anyone who covered up the scandals, "for the good of the church", facilitated the disgusting pedophiles.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
17.1  author  Ender  replied to  al Jizzerror @17    4 weeks ago

I didn't reply on that article because I don't know really. I was raised Methodist. Not the same at all from what I can tell.

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
17.1.1  cjcold  replied to  Ender @17.1    4 weeks ago

Was also raised Methodist but never was a believer.

Have been an atheist at heart since my teens.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
17.1.2  author  Ender  replied to  cjcold @17.1.1    4 weeks ago

My Grandfather was a minister. An odd profession.

I am more of what I guess you could call agnostic.

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
17.1.3  cjcold  replied to  Ender @17.1.2    4 weeks ago

I guess you could call agnostic.

There's a big amazingly mysterious universe out there and I won't pretend to know any more about it than a few semesters of college chem, physics and various physical science classes taught me. 

No matter how many degrees, there is always so much more to learn! 

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
Junior Expert
18  al Jizzerror    4 weeks ago

I'm a fucking atheist.

I don't understand why the Catholick Church decided to protect their pedophile priests instead of protecting the victimized children.

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
18.1  cjcold  replied to  al Jizzerror @18    4 weeks ago

My polytheistic gods these days are named Mahomes and Kelce.

GO CHIEFS!

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
18.1.1  cjcold  replied to  cjcold @18.1    4 weeks ago

Back in the day when I lived on Colfax within easy walking distance of Mile High my god was named Elway.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
18.1.2  devangelical  replied to  cjcold @18.1.1    4 weeks ago

...you wouldn't recognize that neighborhood now.

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
18.1.3  cjcold  replied to  devangelical @18.1.2    4 weeks ago

Haven't been back to Colorado in many years. I miss the mountains.

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
18.1.4  cjcold  replied to  devangelical @18.1.2    4 weeks ago

Tried to go back home a time or two in my life. 

Never seems to work out. 

Home is where you find it.

The only constant in life is change.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
18.1.5  author  Ender  replied to  cjcold @18.1.4    4 weeks ago

I probably wouldn't recognize where I grew up in MD. From what I can tell it has changed so much. Even looking on google maps, the only thing that looks the same was my street.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
18.1.6  devangelical  replied to  cjcold @18.1.4    4 weeks ago

anything that close to downtown starts at half a million now.

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
18.1.7  cjcold  replied to  devangelical @18.1.6    4 weeks ago

Been thinking about a road trip just to see if any of my old Colorado friends are still alive. Cell phones hadn't been invented yet when I left Denver.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
Junior Expert
18.1.8  al Jizzerror  replied to  cjcold @18.1.7    4 weeks ago
to see if any of my old Colorado friends are still alive.

Try Facebook (Meta?).

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
18.1.9  devangelical  replied to  cjcold @18.1.7    4 weeks ago
Cell phones hadn't been invented yet when I left Denver.

I've had an electronic leash for over 30 years and I hate talking on the phone...

all your friends in that neighborhood probably cashed out at the top on the market here...

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
18.1.10  cjcold  replied to  al Jizzerror @18.1.8    4 weeks ago

Never been to Facebook or Twitter. Think I'd rather do it in person.

Once made it from KC to Denver in just under 5 hours in a hot 72 Vette. 

A serious white-knuckle drive at night on the I-70 super-slab. 

Don't own a (running) vehicle these days that could come close to that time.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
18.1.11  devangelical  replied to  cjcold @18.1.10    4 weeks ago

that's moving...

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
18.1.12  cjcold  replied to  devangelical @18.1.11    4 weeks ago

That's why god invented Z rated tires.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
18.1.13  devangelical  replied to  cjcold @18.1.12    4 weeks ago

I had michelin prototype directional tires on my '65 mustang back in the early 80's. my dad was a tire rep back then. the car was still real squirrelly, but it stuck to the road a lot better. I wore them out at 30K since I didn't feel the need to slow down for any corners.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Sophomore Principal
18.1.14  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  devangelical @18.1.13    4 weeks ago

I had Michelin radials on the 66 Corsa Corvair that I got from my father.  Excellent tires for the times.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
Junior Expert
18.1.15  al Jizzerror  replied to  cjcold @18.1.10    3 weeks ago
Never been to Facebook or Twitter.

I don't do Facebook.

I was banned on Twitter.

I use an alias everywhere.

I try to stay so high I don't know where to fuck I am.

Nobody from my past can find me.

 

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
18.1.16  CB   replied to  al Jizzerror @18.1.15    3 weeks ago

K.C. my man. Work every cent this song (and "Get Down Tonight") earned him over the course of his life!  Five Stars!

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
18.1.17  author  Ender  replied to  al Jizzerror @18.1.15    3 weeks ago

Just in time for Mardi Gras !  Haha

We use to play that on the float.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
18.1.18  devangelical  replied to  Ender @18.1.17    3 weeks ago

the era of marching powder and disco biscuits...

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
Junior Expert
18.1.19  al Jizzerror  replied to  devangelical @18.1.18    3 weeks ago

Thanx for proving that Frank Zappa was the father of rap.

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
18.1.20  CB   replied to  al Jizzerror @18.1.19    3 weeks ago

First, I don't know why some people have to mock what others enjoy. But that said, you guys are my friends. I do remember how awfully let down I was during the late 70'-early 80's when rock aficionados fought harrrrrddddd to kill Disco.  I get it it bothers straight people (disco never ever caught on in the black straight clubs either). It was just too much dancing, and yes. . . some of what I saw happening in the clubs had more to do with the subculture (excesses) than dancing too. But, there were plenty, plenty of us who kept our clothes on in public.

Secondly, why does 'Mr. Frank' have his shirt off in this video? What context am I missing from the (earlier) set?

Lastly, yes, we used to dance the nights 'away' and we would be properly 'full' by the end of it. It was decadent; it was sweaty; it was sensual, and maybe guys with families. . . even without families. . . simply could not get 'invested' in it, that, or well, us. : ) I perfectly understand.

But that was then, why criticize disco now?

But my friends, you guys 'ROCK!' (See what I did there?)

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
18.1.21  devangelical  replied to  CB @18.1.20    3 weeks ago

to be fair, I can't stand pop music, modern country western music, meth metal, or modern rap music either. disco was corporate formula music with disposable artists. it was the last battle in the corporate dominated music business in the fight for control of intellectual properties. disco was a musical fad and a lot of people knew that from hearing the first 8 bars. it was the TV dinner of music. I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
18.1.22  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @18.1.21    3 weeks ago

...nothing personal.

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
18.1.23  CB   replied to  devangelical @18.1.21    3 weeks ago

It was dance music. Before it, discs would wholly end after 3-5 minutes of play. As we can see from the tracks of disco above (K.C. and the Sunshine Band being one of the first I ever heard followed by Marvin Gaye with "Got To Give It Up-extended version) the songs were extended over 6-10 minutes giving its listeners a release they could not otherwise get on the dance floor.

There is an ode to Studio 54 (decadence) on Sirius XM, a station dedicated to the period. Like "House" music now, the songs were long and allowed for its listener/listeners to 'escape' into a world of sounds which did not have a common 'home' in other genres.

I understand you are a rock(er) and I love it , too! :) I did not earn my stripes in rock or even easy-listening rock until after the disco era.jrSmiley_91_smiley_image.gif   But did I earn it proper, yes I did!

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
18.1.24  CB   replied to  devangelical @18.1.22    3 weeks ago

NP! It's all good really!

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
18.1.25  devangelical  replied to  CB @18.1.23    3 weeks ago
over 6-10 minutes giving its listeners a release they could not otherwise get

be serious... I went to a disco maybe twice, and it wasn't to find a dance partner.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
Junior Expert
18.1.26  al Jizzerror  replied to  devangelical @18.1.25    3 weeks ago
it wasn't to find a dance partner.

I liked horizontal dancing (with a ho).

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
18.1.27  CB   replied to  devangelical @18.1.25    3 weeks ago

I am being serious, what's a lot a dancing coupled with some 'tail' at the end of the night: What's WRONG with that?!

On the subject (and I do not mean to 'strain' this topic or charge anybody, but. . . it was 'nasty' what rockers did when they spread a rumor around the states and beyond insinuating Donna Summers was a man!  Taking advantage of Donna Summer's status as the Queen of Disco, . . . rockers boosted it to being "Queen" as in drag queen because her music was selected and played in discos around the world. She never fully lived that slander down.

Oddly enough, it is the cruelest of ironies that rockers behaved like. . . CONSERVATIVES. . . in pulling off that one about Donna S., and burning discos records in a public setting.

House music and Electronic music did not suffer the same infamy or fate as Disco. We may never know if it is because these two categories play to 'straights' who like it and see a need for it, or because rockers felt bad about what they did to Disco, which never really threatened them or the ROCK category!

It's all good, devangelical. It was/is now different eras of music. (And Donna S. is dead.)

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
18.1.28  devangelical  replied to  CB @18.1.27    3 weeks ago
it was 'nasty' what rockers did when they spread a rumor around the states and beyond insinuating Donna Summers was a man

I remember her, but I don't ever remember hearing that. ...but I don't remember a lot of shit now.

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
18.1.29  CB   replied to  devangelical @18.1.28    3 weeks ago

After calling Donna Summer, a man, similarly in a new century: Meghan the Stallion, Wendy Williams, and even wait for it. . . Michelle Obama. All called out nastily as being men in drag! Damaging their public image and possibly their personal psyche as well.  In the case of Donna Summer, due to a childhood injury,she wore a wig in her early musical professional career (as Disco Queen). She did this because of a scar on her face for which she used hair to hide it (behind). In fact, and this is likely how it got going (though drag queens did not start it), beauty stores sold at least three types of wigs preferred by drag queens: Diana Ross (wig); Chaka Khan (wig); and Donna Summer (wig).\

More trivial than you asked for, but I could not resist, devangelical! :)

Another tiny tidbit: This was a drag queen popular during the disco era AND my heterosexuals 'loved' her:

Sylvester - You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)

LOL! The other day on Studio 54 radio in my car: This record came on and my dear old Christian "saint of the most High God" started singing about how 'real' she feels.

 
 
 
GregTx
Junior Participates
19  GregTx    4 weeks ago

Happy New Year 

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
19.1  author  Ender  replied to  GregTx @19    4 weeks ago

Love that song.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
20  Buzz of the Orient    4 weeks ago

I wish every member on this site, even those who try to make my life miserable, a much happier New Year than I am having, suffering with the Covid omicron bf7 variant.  I don't wish this on anyone.

 
 
 
independent Liberal
Freshman Quiet
20.1  independent Liberal  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @20    4 weeks ago

I think it is really important to try to stay positive these days Buzz when you get sick. After hearing the apocalyptic news for the last three years about coronaviruses. The mind is a wonderful tool for healing. I know it sounds hard when you are sick but it is very important.

Happy New Year, ignore the petty noise on social media sites and take care of you.

 
 
 
Eat The Press Do Not Read It
Senior Guide
20.1.1  Eat The Press Do Not Read It  replied to  independent Liberal @20.1    4 weeks ago

Thanks for that positive. 

I agree, however, writing helps some of us. I write like a  "Mad Dog" in heat. Throwing everything on my canvas, then edited and re-edited, it days after it is published, even, months, even years.

I can't type as fast as I hear it, nor do I see the mistakes, the tangled web of nonsense as I read it. I hear what is in my head, and, unfortunately, miss a lot in the proofreading.

It is the comments, "good, bad, or ugly" that lap at my soul. I am addicted, needy, and greedy for them.

I bring this up because today I found all of my work "LOCK" and I don't know if it was a button that I accidentally hit, or have been SILENCED!

I ask you because I am too timid to ask Pierre (sp) for fear it might be true.




My page is EAT THE PRESS DO NOT READ IT



Please forgive me for this intrusion. I apologize for asking. If you would just take a peek and post a comment on my page.

Yes, I am nuts...but, really who isn't!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
20.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  independent Liberal @20.1    4 weeks ago

Thank you for the encouragement, I.L.  I actually awoke this morning feeling a little better rather than worse, which had been usual, and was able to eat a bowl of Australian Oatmeal.  Hopefully the direction has become a little more positive.. 

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
20.1.3  CB   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @20.1.2    4 weeks ago

You know, I finally think I began to understand why China took such a hardline attitude on its people over covid protocols/shutdowns. Now that sickness is breaking out there. . . there are just too many people in China proper to have an airborne infection 'break loose' and un-corraled! 

Again, do your best, take your meds, drink plenty of liquids, stay hydrated, take vitamin D3, . . . .  You know!

 
 
 
shona1
Junior Participates
20.1.4  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @20.1.2    4 weeks ago

Evening Buzz.... Aussie oats will soon have you bouncing around in no time..🦘

Can only do the basics, drink, eat and sleep as best you can..

Didn't manage to get your hands on the anti virals?? They certainly help shorten the affects of COVID...

Just keep away from bleach, Ivermectin and any other voo doo treatments...and no peaches don't do anything for it either..seems there is a shortage in China due to rumours etc ..

Hope you get better soon.. you had better not cark it otherwise there is no one else near my time zone..😁😁 and I will be a very unhappy Vegemite..🐨🐨

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
20.1.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @20.1.4    4 weeks ago

Thanks for the encouragement - but isn't there another Aussie on the site?

 
 
 
shona1
Junior Participates
20.1.6  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @20.1.5    4 weeks ago

Yes but among the missing alot of the time...take care I am off to drown some fleas..(have a shower)...

Can't your doctor mate get you any anti virals?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
20.1.7  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @20.1.6    4 weeks ago

When I'm feeling better I'll get back to being your time-zoner buddy, but in the meantime I'm not spending much time on the computer.  I have no idea what teey are, but I'm taking whatever medicines the hospital doctor prescribed after he viewed my CT scan and blood tests, and I've been improving since.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
20.1.8  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @20.1.7    4 weeks ago

Take care, Buzz.

 
 
 
bccrane
Freshman Silent
20.1.9  bccrane  replied to  shona1 @20.1.4    4 weeks ago

Ivermectin has been getting a bad rap, you know its just a "horse" de-wormer.  I'm not a doctor but all I can go by is experience, Ivermectin is more than just a "horse" de-wormer, it has many applications even human.

My brother ended up with covid just into harvest season (September) in the fall of 2021, he became a long hauler barely able to walk from one room to another in his house, on a good days he would try to get to the tractors to do field work but found he could not climb the steps once he got there, so all the fall farming that year was done by family and friends.  The doctor he was using wasn't helping much and actually told him and his wife that they had better start making funeral arrangements towards the end of December.  Out of desperation he asked the doctor to at least to try Ivermectin, the doctor was very indignant about actually asking him about a "horse" de-wormer.  The nurses were understanding about it and my brother was asked to the hospital administrators office, the administrator gave my brother information to a lab in Florida that would send out Ivermectin and the required dosages, but if my brother knew of anyone who already has it start using it immediately.  Friends of ours already had been using it when they had come down with covid and were over it in a few days, so my brother tried it and in a couple days he was back in the tractors working, although not to full potential because of all the damage covid did to his lungs, so understandably, my brother is very pissed at that doctor for all the damage done that could've been avoided. 

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
20.1.10  JBB  replied to  bccrane @20.1.9    4 weeks ago

CORRELATION DOES NOT EQUAL CAUSATION. The exact kind of anecdotal argument you make could be made for whisky and cigarettes. "Grandpa drinks two quarts of moonshine and smokes three packs of cigarettes every day yet he never got Covid so whiskey and cigarettes must prevent Covid!" Right?

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
20.1.11  devangelical  replied to  bccrane @20.1.9    4 weeks ago

too bad anyone that believes that rwnj bullshit isn't free to gulp down a handful of it.

 
 
 
George
Freshman Guide
20.1.12  George  replied to  bccrane @20.1.9    4 weeks ago

I always find it amusing when people try to convince others for political purposes that Ivermectin, or any treatments for Covid that works for them are somehow worse than dying. Good for your family member for actually taking control of his own healthcare.

 
 
 
bccrane
Freshman Silent
20.1.13  bccrane  replied to  George @20.1.12    4 weeks ago

My brother is alive today, I agree with JBB "correlation does not equal causation", but there's been a lot of coincidences with the use of Ivermectin in this area, even if him getting better was a placebo effect he's still alive.

The way I view Ivermectin is that it is, like you stated, a "TREATMENT" for the effects of covid, it does not cure or kill the virus, it helps strengthen the body including the lungs from the damage that covid can cause.

 
 
 
George
Freshman Guide
20.1.14  George  replied to  bccrane @20.1.13    4 weeks ago

I agree, there are multiple treatments for infection, why? Multiple drugs for depression, why? The simple answer is we are all different. If it worked for your family member it worked. Period. Anybody who denies this does so from a position of ignorance.

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
20.1.15  CB   replied to  bccrane @20.1.13    4 weeks ago

bbcrane and George and devangelical and JBB I have voted up both "sets" of two comments for and against, because I have recently read that Invermectin is on the list of antiviral drugs in my research for helping or halting Covid virus after infection.

So what does this mean and where does it come down? Many times narratives and new ideas and usages have to be studied, investigated, and time delineated. Therefore, the 'final' word on various solutions is out there to be grasped and written. The important thing is he -the brother, me, we, want to live and do so without Covid or its side effects. And for this, we can be grateful for a battery of drugs and anti-virals that cumulatively saves us.

Liberal-conservative, city-country, we are holistically and wholly best when we listen and treat each other's ideas with a measure of respect. Remember this one:

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Take care.

Bccrane, I am thrilled that you have your brother with you for he is surely beloved from your 'tone.' (Yes, it comes through.)  And, I thank you for your moderation and humbleness to not overstate Ivermectin or your understanding of its effectiveness.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
20.1.16  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @20.1.8    4 weeks ago

I will, Kavika, and appreciate your good thoughts.  No matter what should happen, I want you to know that our long-time friendship and cooperative efforts are and have been very important to me.  When faced with the reality of what has befallen mankind, there are some things that are important, and others that are not and minor disagreements should never break the bonds I felt that we had tied together.  Without being absolutely sure what direction things will go for me, I wanted to make that point while I still could. 

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
20.1.17  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @20.1.16    4 weeks ago

Ditto

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
20.1.18  devangelical  replied to  George @20.1.12    4 weeks ago
Good for your family member for actually taking control of his own healthcare.

lucky thing he didn't require an abortion...

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
20.2  cjcold  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @20    4 weeks ago

Have been a covid long hauler for a few years now. Don't wish this nightmare on anybody.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Sophomore Principal
20.2.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  cjcold @20.2    4 weeks ago

I’m sorry to hear that cjcold.  Besides relationships, health is so important.  I found that I could deal better with my chemo induced fatigue when I planed, prioritized and paced my activities according to my energy level. 

 
 
 
cjcold
Professor Quiet
20.2.2  cjcold  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @20.2.1    4 weeks ago

When I was first diagnosed, relationships were the first thing to suffer.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
20.2.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  cjcold @20.2    4 weeks ago

Nor do I, but now at least there is a glimmer at the end of the tunnel. 

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
20.2.4  CB   replied to  cjcold @20.2    4 weeks ago

I am so sorry to hear this. Lord, do give a break, a relief, an uplifting on the body, mind, and spirit this year to Cjcold and all suffers who are going through this illness. Blessing, cjcold.

 
 
 
shona1
Junior Participates
20.2.5  shona1  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @20.2.1    4 weeks ago

Evening Drinker...yep can relate to that..have visions of doing all these things and it just doesn't happen..

So it all waits until whenever...I don't stress over it and just go with the flow.

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
20.3  CB   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @20    4 weeks ago

Oh Buzz! Do take care. I have been wondering about the severity of this virus strand since they say it is not taking lives. Just this week I was in a line talking to a woman 6 feet away who said she had Covid recently and was on a ventilator in late 2022! A ventilator, mind you! Moreover, I have been wondering about you ever since we started getting reports of what is occurring in China provinces of recent.

Do take care. Do listen to your love one's advice. Do be attentive to your health. We do so love having your input, and wish you everything good to endure, survive, and be restored whole.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
20.3.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  CB @20.3    4 weeks ago

Thank you CB.  I do appreciate your good wishes and concern.  My improvement is a step at a time but fortunately those steps have been going forward.  I'm not out of the woods yet, but hoping to progress.  

 
 
 
cobaltblue
Junior Participates
20.3.2  cobaltblue  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @20.3.1    4 weeks ago
I'm not out of the woods yet, but hoping to progress

I take comfort in the wisdom and healing nature of Native Americans. I believe this prayer is an Apache prayer, but I can't be sure. Kavika can probably identify it, but it has brought me comfort in the past.

“May the sun bring you new energy by day, may the moon softly restore you by night, may the rain wash away your worries, may the breeze blow new strength into your being, may you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life.”

Sending love and healing thoughts your way, Buzz. We go back a very long way.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
20.3.3  Kavika   replied to  cobaltblue @20.3.2    4 weeks ago
“May the sun bring you new energy by day, may the moon softly restore you by night, may the rain wash away your worries, may the breeze blow new strength into your being, may you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life.”

I wasn't aware of the quote, cobaltblue so I phoned a friend that is White Mountain Apache, and he said it wasn't Apache at all but from the 1950s movie, Broken Arrow. So in reality it's a movie line.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
20.3.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  cobaltblue @20.3.2    4 weeks ago

That is very beautiful, dear friend.  Thank you. 

 
 
 
cobaltblue
Junior Participates
20.3.5  cobaltblue  replied to  Kavika @20.3.3    4 weeks ago

I wasn't aware of the quote, cobaltblue so I phoned a friend that is White Mountain Apache, and he said it wasn't Apache at all but from the 1950s movie, Broken Arrow. So in reality it's a movie line.

That's awesome to know! Funny that. I still love it and wonder who actually wrote it for the movie. I knew you'd know, and if you didn't, you'd know who would know. I'm curious to know who wrote it for the movie. My Momma, from Mead CO, came from Shoshone. She used such beautiful wisdoms through our lives. Soothing idioms that we've treasured. 

 
 
 
cobaltblue
Junior Participates
20.3.6  cobaltblue  replied to  cobaltblue @20.3.5    4 weeks ago

Look! It's like Santos being "jew-ish".

It is not associated with any particular religion and indeed does not mention a deity or include a petition, only a wish. It has no known connection to the traditions of the Apache or any other Native American group.
It was written for the 1947 Western novel Blood Brother (novel) by Elliott Arnold. The blessing entered popular consciousness when it made its way into the film adaptation of the novel Broken Arrow, scripted by Albert Maltz. The Economist, citing Rebecca Mead’s book on American weddings, characterized it as “‘traditionalesque’, commerce disguised as tradition”.

Traditionalesque! Made me laugh. 

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Principal
20.3.7  Split Personality  replied to  cobaltblue @20.3.2    4 weeks ago
May the sun bring you new energy by day, may the moon softly restore you by night, may the rain wash away your worries, may the breeze blow new strength into your being, may you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life.”

Several search sites identify it as Apache

It is very similar to an old Cherokee 'poem'.

Cherokee Blessing and Prayer — Retreat House (retreathousecommunity.org)

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
20.3.8  Kavika   replied to  cobaltblue @20.3.6    4 weeks ago
Traditionalesque! Made me laugh. 

It's hilarious...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
20.3.9  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @20.3.3    4 weeks ago
"So in reality it's a movie line."

Most of the members here know that is significant to me as well..

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
Junior Expert
20.3.10  al Jizzerror  replied to  cobaltblue @20.3.6    4 weeks ago
Traditionalesque! Made me laugh.

Thanks for expanding my fucking vocabulary, Cobalt

NewsTalkers, "Get smarter here."

Oops... I'm gonna get fucked for copyright infringement.

I Googled "Get smarter here"   to see who is gonna sue me.  Here is the first Google result:

Registration Number 3192806 - Serial Number 78790819

› get-smarter-78790819
GET SMARTER HERE is a trademark of Newsvine, Inc. . Filed in January 12 (2006), the GET SMARTER HERE covers Transmission of news; electronic transmission of ...
 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
20.4  author  Ender  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @20    4 weeks ago

Glad you are feeling better Buzz.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
20.4.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ender @20.4    4 weeks ago

A very slow recovery, Ender, but hopefully it will remain in a positive direction.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
20.4.2  author  Ender  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @20.4.1    4 weeks ago

You are strong big man.  Haha

Seriously, I think I would look small next to you.

 
 
 
shona1
Junior Participates
20.4.3  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @20.4.1    4 weeks ago

Arvo Buzz...tough as old nails is you..

You'll be right..slow and steady as you go...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
20.4.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ender @20.4.2    4 weeks ago

Well, all those recent articles about obesity and medication for it mean nothing to me, I've never been overweight.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
20.4.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @20.4.3    4 weeks ago

I wouldn't mind just a little acceleration.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
20.4.6  author  Ender  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @20.4.4    4 weeks ago

No, I am small. I am only like 5'9. 150lbs.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
20.4.7  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ender @20.4.6    4 weeks ago

Well, okay, I guess I'm a little bigger than that.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
20.4.8  author  Ender  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @20.4.7    4 weeks ago

You think?  Haha

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
20.4.9  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ender @20.4.8    4 weeks ago

Can I think?  Thankfully I'm still lucid.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
Junior Expert
20.4.10  al Jizzerror  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @20.4.7    4 weeks ago
Well, okay, I guess I'm a little bigger than that.

Size isn't that important.

Trump is 300 lbs. of dynamite (with a two inch fuse).

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
20.4.11  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  al Jizzerror @20.4.10    4 weeks ago
"Size isn't that important."

Wasn't that lesson taught thousands of years ago?

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al Jizzerror
Junior Expert
20.4.12  al Jizzerror  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @20.4.11    4 weeks ago
"Size isn't that important."

512

 
 
 
cobaltblue
Junior Participates
20.4.13  cobaltblue  replied to  Ender @20.4.6    4 weeks ago

No, I am small. I am only like 5'9. 150lbs.

That's not small. Of course, I'm a bit less than 5'2". That makes everyone tall.  

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Silent
20.4.14  charger 383  replied to  cobaltblue @20.4.13    4 weeks ago

Good things come in small packages

 
 
 
cobaltblue
Junior Participates
20.4.15  cobaltblue  replied to  al Jizzerror @20.4.12    4 weeks ago
"Size isn't that important."

Omigosh! That meme reminds me of the worst meme I've ever seen. It was a picture of Jeffrey Dahmer and the caption read: "I was going down on my gramma and I tasted horse sperm. I suddenly thought, 'Is this how she died?'" 

 
 
 
cobaltblue
Junior Participates
20.4.16  cobaltblue  replied to  charger 383 @20.4.14    4 weeks ago

Good things come in small packages

Like dynamite. But Shakespeare said it best: "Find though she be but little, she is fierce." In other words, if I married you, I'd marry you so hard, your head would explode.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
20.4.17  Kavika   replied to  cobaltblue @20.4.16    4 weeks ago
But Shakespeare said it best: "Find though she be but little, she is fierce." In other words, if I married you, I'd marry you so hard, your head would explode.

I'm sure that was Lady Chatterley, not Shakespeare that said that. On second thought it may have been Elvira.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
Junior Participates
20.4.18  cobaltblue  replied to  Kavika @20.4.17    4 weeks ago
On second thought it may have been Elvira

Love Elvira. Man! She still looks great too.

I think the quote is from A Midsummer Night's Dream. I believe it was Helena describing her buddy Hermia.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
Junior Expert
20.4.19  al Jizzerror  replied to  cobaltblue @20.4.18    4 weeks ago
Love Elvira. Man! She still looks great too.

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For some reason, I usually think of a motorboat when I see Elvira.

512

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
21  Kavika     4 weeks ago

MINO OSHKI BIBOON, GAKINAWENEN. 

(Happy New Year, everyone)

WAANAKIIWIN 

(Peace)

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
Junior Expert
21.1  al Jizzerror  replied to  Kavika @21    4 weeks ago

512

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
22  CB     4 weeks ago

Sorry! Ender, I don't me to be so indulgent but I am 'there' in my spirit:

Summer Fever

Just when you might have thought Donna S. could not slow down long enough to do a ballad . . . .

Donna Summer (Long Version) Winter Melody HD

Credit: Oil Can Harry's   S.F. California  / BullShot Disco  Labrea L A. California.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
22.1  author  Ender  replied to  CB @22    4 weeks ago

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
22.1.1  CB   replied to  Ender @22.1    4 weeks ago

I could almost, almost mind you, come to tears this January 2, 2023 that five of you validated love of disco (Donna Summer)!

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
22.1.2  devangelical  replied to  CB @22.1.1    3 weeks ago

ugh. I'm adding disco to my deletion disclaimer...

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
22.1.3  CB   replied to  devangelical @22.1.2    3 weeks ago

Hey! I don't quite no what you mean. . . but, okay either way. It's a diverse world after all! jrSmiley_79_smiley_image.gif I love disco, then and now!

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
22.1.4  author  Ender  replied to  devangelical @22.1.2    3 weeks ago

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
22.1.5  devangelical  replied to  Ender @22.1.4    3 weeks ago

gee, it's my theme song. I love that 90's grunge, even at my age...

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
22.2  CB   replied to  CB @22    4 weeks ago

I have a dedication for Donna Summer's "Winter Melody" @22 above: To SandyI remember last year '22 we were looking snowy, wintry, rooftops and wide-open spaces near and dear to her. :) Happy New Year, Sandy!

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
Sophomore Principal
23  magicschoolbusdropout    4 weeks ago

HAPPY NEW YEAR ENDER and All OTHERS on NT !

WooooHoooo !

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
23.1  author  Ender  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @23    4 weeks ago

I think I lost my mind a long time ago....Haha

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
Sophomore Principal
23.1.1  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Ender @23.1    4 weeks ago
I think I lost my mind a long time ago....Haha

I "Know" I did ! LOL

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
23.1.2  CB   replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @23.1.1    4 weeks ago

I am surprised that Asia is 'happening' - it is fair and uplifting to the world! Three cheers!

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Principal
24  Split Personality    4 weeks ago

Good Party, thanks Ender!

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
Junior Expert
24.1  al Jizzerror  replied to  Split Personality @24    4 weeks ago
Good Party, thanks Ender!

Hey Ender, who is the guy on the couch?

512

Can I have some of the shit he's been smoking?

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
24.1.1  author  Ender  replied to  al Jizzerror @24.1    4 weeks ago

I share...jrSmiley_100_smiley_image.jpg

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
24.2  author  Ender  replied to  Split Personality @24    4 weeks ago

Now it's time to say good bye...to all our company.....

M..I..C...

Seen what? I ain't seen nothing I tell ya.

K..E..Y...

Why? Again why? Keep shoving this shit up my ass and...

M...

Just stop it. I am rooting for Cubby.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
24.2.1  devangelical  replied to  Ender @24.2    4 weeks ago

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
24.2.2  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @24.2.1    4 weeks ago

hey wait a minute... 6 girl mousketeers and 3 boy mousketeers... wtf? 

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
Junior Expert
24.2.3  al Jizzerror  replied to  devangelical @24.2.2    4 weeks ago
6 girl mousketeers and 3 boy mousketeers... wtf?

Do the math:

6 girl mousketeers and 3 boy mousketeers = 3 threesomes jrSmiley_93_smiley_image.jpgjrSmiley_100_smiley_image.jpg

It's sorta symmetrical....

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
24.2.4  devangelical  replied to  al Jizzerror @24.2.3    4 weeks ago

it's fun to think about that way...

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
24.2.5  author  Ender  replied to  devangelical @24.2.4    3 weeks ago

And to think I am still waiting for kookie to lend his comb.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
24.2.6  devangelical  replied to  Ender @24.2.5    3 weeks ago

I remember a little dab will do you, about 60 years ago...

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
25  author  Ender    4 weeks ago

Thanks to all.

Anytime I need to see your face, I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place where your crystal mind
And magenta feelings take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chic-a-cherry cola
I don't need to try to explain; I just hold on tight
And if it happens again, I might move so slightly
To the arms and the lips and the face of the human cannonball
That I need to, I want to

Come stand a little bit closer
Breathe in and get a bit higher
You'll never know what hit you
When I get to you
 
 
 
shona1
Junior Participates
25.1  shona1  replied to  Ender @25    4 weeks ago

Evening Ender... another Aussie claim to fame..🦘🐨

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
25.2  devangelical  replied to  Ender @25    4 weeks ago

meh, the divinyls with chrissy amphlett were more my style back in the day. RIP chrissy.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
Junior Expert
25.2.1  al Jizzerror  replied to  devangelical @25.2    2 weeks ago
divinyls with chrissy amphlett

Yeah, that was some very touching music (video).

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
25.2.2  devangelical  replied to  al Jizzerror @25.2.1    2 weeks ago

oh yeah...

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
26  devangelical    4 weeks ago

here, hold my vape pen and watch this...

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
26.1  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @26    4 weeks ago

>cough, cough< whoa...

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
26.1.1  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @26.1    4 weeks ago

ezpz

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
26.1.2  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @26.1.1    3 weeks ago

>poof<

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
26.1.3  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @26.1.2    2 weeks ago

gotta love those algorithms...

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
26.1.4  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @26.1.3    2 weeks ago

one carefully placed comment, and poof...

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
26.1.5  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @26.1.4    2 weeks ago

works almost every time...

 
 
 
Freewill
Junior Participates
27  Freewill    4 weeks ago

Happy New Year Everybody!  Lost power on new years eve, so not really sure what day it is or whether that giant ball ever truly finished dropping.  Between that and the floods and fallen trees, It has been an interesting start to 2023.

Hope y'all are well!

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
Junior Expert
27.1  al Jizzerror  replied to  Freewill @27    4 weeks ago
It has been an interesting start to 2023.

512

2023

 
 
 
cobaltblue
Junior Participates
27.2  cobaltblue  replied to  Freewill @27    4 weeks ago

Hope y'all are well!

Weller than you sadly. I wonder if life lights a cigarette after it fucks you. 

Sorry Freewill. I don't like when the universe isn't kind to my favorite people. Cyber hugs.

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
27.3  TᵢG  replied to  Freewill @27    4 weeks ago

Happy 2023 to you FW!

 
 
 
cobaltblue
Junior Participates
28  cobaltblue    4 weeks ago

Great three day party. I've replaced all the water in all the bongs, freshened the liquor in the liquor bongs, added more hash to the current stash and cleaned up.  Who's got the chips?

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
Junior Expert
28.1  al Jizzerror  replied to  cobaltblue @28    4 weeks ago
Who's got the chips?

I'm all in.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
Junior Participates
28.1.1  cobaltblue  replied to  al Jizzerror @28.1    4 weeks ago

I'm all in.

Heh, heh, heh....

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
28.1.2  devangelical  replied to  cobaltblue @28.1.1    2 weeks ago

!!!

 
 
 
cobaltblue
Junior Participates
29  cobaltblue    4 weeks ago

This time I mean it.

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al Jizzerror
Junior Expert
29.1  al Jizzerror  replied to  cobaltblue @29    3 weeks ago

I would love to procrastinate butt I never get around to it.

512

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
29.1.1  devangelical  replied to  al Jizzerror @29.1    2 weeks ago

I'll start procrastinating next year.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
29.1.2  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @29.1.1    2 weeks ago

... sometime after new years day...

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
29.1.3  devangelical  replied to  devangelical @29.1.2    2 weeks ago

and probably before the end of 2025...

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
30  devangelical    4 weeks ago

my NY's resolution is not to keep any NY's resolutions I may have made...

 
 
 
cobaltblue
Junior Participates
30.1  cobaltblue  replied to  devangelical @30    4 weeks ago

my NY's resolution is not to keep any NY's resolutions I may have made...

My toast for 2024: May your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
30.1.1  devangelical  replied to  cobaltblue @30.1    2 weeks ago

2+ weeks in and so far so good...

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
31  Kavika     2 weeks ago

I forgot my New Years Resolutions, perfect.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
31.1  devangelical  replied to  Kavika @31    2 weeks ago

I think you mean that your NYR was to try and not remember useless bullshit.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
Junior Expert
31.1.1  al Jizzerror  replied to  devangelical @31.1    2 weeks ago
NYR was to try and not remember useless bullshit.

512

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
Junior Expert
31.2  al Jizzerror  replied to  Kavika @31    2 weeks ago
I forgot my New Years Resolutions

I didn't make any New Years Resolutions (except that one about Cobalt).

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
31.2.1  devangelical  replied to  al Jizzerror @31.2    2 weeks ago

don't forget the action shots...