Open thread by DougJ| November 29, 201110:22 pm| 48 CommentsThis post is in: Open Threads, Readership CaptureFacebookTweetEmailNo horse play, please.
[Turns around to lead the mare back to the stable.]
Sorry, not into that kinky stuff.
ETA: Damn, beaten by a better bestiality joke.
who’s been playing with horses?
Villago Delenda Est
3. How about reindeer games?
‘Tis the season, you know…
If you’re looking for a sci-fi film with some great gun/hand-to-hand combat senquences and IMHO, so pretty good acting, then check out this movie from 2002 called “Equilibrium”. It stars Batman himself, Christian Bale and Taye Diggs. I’ve seen it before, and I watched it again recently and I enjoyed it the first time and still like it. It was a very underrated movie.
No horse play? What do you dislike basketball?
This newly passed Senate bill requiring the military to lock up all terrorist suspects, including Americans, beggars belief.
61 Senators in favor of shredding centuries of due process. It’s as if the Constitution nowadays were nothing more than some fancypants wish list.
ETA: The bill permits indefinite (permanent) detention (imprisonment) without trial (subject to the President’s say so).
This would certainly change the game of rugby.
Also, I saw “Moulin Rouge” for the first time from beginning to end. Ewan MacGregor was a better singer than I expected. Nicole Kidman was not so much a great singer, but she looked beautiful. The movie was ok, but I gotta say that as a Microbiologist, I was completely distracted by the fact that this hookah was coughing up blood one minute and kissing or breathing on somebody the next, spreading TB like it wasn’t nuthing! Ugh! Ruined the whole vibe of the movie for me…lol.
Villago Delenda Est
Ironically, these asswipes think that 1984 is an instruction manual, not a dire warning.
Open thread needs kittehs
I miss the Horse. At the time it was one of the best blogs out there.
Anybody know anything about this group, Broadband for America?
American Legislative Exchange Council (the infamous ALEC) is a member, so it makes me suspicious of what it’s really all about.
@Villago Delenda Est: Astounding isn’t it? Or is it actually? We should start calling this the Concentration Camp bill.
This is the laziest review of Equus I’ve ever seen
Gin & Tonic
Is that why the banner ad is for Stainmaster carpet?
Where is Bad Horse’s Filly when we need her?
@lamh35: I couldn’t wait for Kidman’s character to die, so that the movie could end. That is, I really hated that movie. Sorry.
@karen marie: “People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.” – Adam Smith
Lovely kittehs! Are you sending their pix to the 2012 BJ calendar?
No horse play? OK, I’ll leave my post about “Obama legalizing horse slaughter for human consumption” in the turkey/taco thread.
WHO’S THAT AT THE DOOR?
Definitely. SweetPea was in the top left corner of April last year (I think, gotta check). I’m currently taking as many photos as possible of the three of them. Bella and Gracie are chasing each other around in my office as I post this….
SweetPea just wants to be left alone. On a lap, preferably.
I’ve been waiting all day for an O.T. so I could unload my grievances. But I don’t really care about them any more and you all probably won’t either.
dipstick end dropped in crank case
Unnecessary engine teardown.
Grief and consternation.
@smintheus: Huh. My Republican senator (Kirk) voted the right way on that. Good for him.
Still, I can’t fucking believe 61 people voted for it. Or rather, I can, and I hate that I can.
When’s the last time the Original Six teams of the NHL were this strong?
@karen marie: Broadband for America. If people in the same business get together, you can be sure the purpose is screwing consumers.
Duke down 22 to OSU…crazy…
@RossInDetroit: There, there.
More open thread stuff…
My wife and her brother are gonna be on “The Chew” tomorrow. It is her B-day gift to him.
I hope getting up 3-4 hours before I even THINK of getting out of bed will be worth it.
a hip hop artist from Idaho (fka Bella Q)
You never let us have any fun.
2 folks in our county were forced into jail for 18 months so they would do their tuberculosis treatments…active TB in America in 2011…come to beautiful NC people, we rock!
@MikeJ: Oh. Yeah, well, I was hoping someone would tell me it was something else.
I forgot why I came in here…
@karen marie: Yes, it’s terribly simple. The good guys are always stalwart and true, the bad guys are easily distinguished by their pointy horns or black hats, and, uh, we always defeat them and save the day. No one ever dies, and everybody lives happily ever after. – Giles from BtVS
If it was horseplay, just knock it off.
Oh, shit, man. My brother just emailed me really bad news. The guy I shared a locker with in high school just killed himself and his wife. Small town & everybody knows everybody.
I gotta make phone calls….
As if that weren’t bad enough, Manchester City won today.
Bad enough? I’m a Watford supporter (tearing up)
Brother Shotgun of Sweet Reason
@RossInDetroit: Here’s my favorite awful car repair story. My brother rebuilds his Spitfire tranny. It’s done, it’s in the car, and we see a needle bearing on the floor.
Sez I: “What the hell, you’ve already got a bunch of others in there, you don’t need this one.” Sez my dad: “Take the tranny back out, take it apart, and put it back together right!”
He listened to my dad.
ETA: wrote this before your other news. Horrible. My condolences.
Villago Delenda Est
That is just shocking news. Hang in there, condolences.
(1) FCC releases redacted AT&T/T-Mobile report. Does not look good for AT&T at all. DOJ gets the unredacted report. One point I saw mentioned in the report; Before the Cinglar/AT&T/Centenial/Dobson acquisitions, total employment was 70,000. Once the smoke cleared, 67,000. AT&T’s big argument was that the combined AT&T/T-Mobile would create new jobs.
(2) Robo-signer in NV who was to be sentenced today found dead.
In rather better news, Liverpool had to play again two days after drawing at home to Manchester City when they could have won, and this time they beat Chelsea 2-0.
Have you been following the egyptian elections DougJ?
Sandmonkey’s twitter stream is great.
He was right there taking pics of the seals on the ballot boxes.
i would say the US gov’s attempt to impose the Ataturk model on Egypt is another epic fail.
That is the beauty of democracy– when you let those ungrateful brown people vote, they vote for islam instead of missionary democracy.
bi la kayfah
AMG Newt’s a seecrut muslim– paging Pam Gellar stat!