Speakeasy’s open for the night

11 Mar

71 Responses to “Speakeasy’s open for the night”

  1. clintbird March 11, 2011 at 12:37 am #

    Where’d all da white wimmens at?

  2. LC Aggie Sith March 11, 2011 at 12:44 am #

    Don’t know, but here’s an Hispanic one 😉

  3. Car In March 11, 2011 at 6:53 am #

    Morning.

  4. Dick March 11, 2011 at 7:49 am #

    Morning.
    God help those poor folks in Japan.

  5. roamingfirehydrant March 11, 2011 at 8:00 am #

    Dick, I turned on the news because I hadn’t heard. Sounds like Alaska, Hawaii, and West Coast are going to get hit, too.

  6. roamingfirehydrant March 11, 2011 at 8:02 am #

    Holy shit, 8.9?

  7. Dick March 11, 2011 at 8:02 am #

    The West coast? Hmmm….

    *smiles*

  8. Dick March 11, 2011 at 8:03 am #

    Yep, that’s a big bastard there.

  9. roamingfirehydrant March 11, 2011 at 8:20 am #

    My nephew’s wife just posted on Faceplant that where they are at, they are safe.

  10. Jazz March 11, 2011 at 8:22 am #

    I saw wicked pinto!!!! That was kind of nice. 🙂

    Good morning!

  11. Jazz March 11, 2011 at 8:23 am #

    Dick’s MAKE ME LAUGH comment:

    Hey, what are the Wisconsin teachers giving up for ever Lent?

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!

  12. MCPO Airdale March 11, 2011 at 8:56 am #

    I said love is the seventh wave. . .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HH6ZRJlTsDY

  13. Jazz March 11, 2011 at 8:58 am #

    I thought the seventh wave was a tsunami.

  14. MCPO Airdale March 11, 2011 at 9:07 am #

    Jazz – I go for the unsubtle connection to the music. . . every time.

  15. PattyAnn March 11, 2011 at 9:08 am #

    I miss First Wave. I enjoyed that show.

  16. Jazz March 11, 2011 at 9:19 am #

    Love is the seventh wave across my second chakra.

  17. MCPO Airdale March 11, 2011 at 9:23 am #

    You know what I miss? Soda pop with real sugar, a flat stomach, incandescent light bulbs, cassette tapes, sunrises at 20K feet altitude, surf music, a cup of coffee for a quarter, lawn darts, cigarettes that didn’t go out when you set them down, a gallon of gas for $.79 and a full head of hair.

  18. PattyAnn March 11, 2011 at 9:30 am #

    MCPO! We have lawn darts and can get the real sugar pop at Central Market. C’mon down!

  19. MCPO Airdale March 11, 2011 at 9:36 am #

    PA – I can’t even get Herself to move out of the valley!

  20. PattyAnn March 11, 2011 at 9:41 am #

    Tell her I have more craft stuff than she does!

  21. roamingfirehydrant March 11, 2011 at 9:49 am #

    Tell her I have more craft stuff than she does!

    hahahahahahahaha

  22. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX March 11, 2011 at 10:25 am #

    Mornin’, all!

    Today is “Senior Skip Day” for DD#3 – in exchange for a note from Mom, saying that she has the “Union Flu”, she has to go pick up DD#4 at school this afternoon. Win-win all around, wouldn’t you say? Spring Break is next week, but DD#3 has been “gone” from her HS ever since she got notice that she was accepted at the college of her choice – she’s in the building, but her mind is on the future. Fortunately, she’s still getting good grades……

  23. LC Aggie Sith March 11, 2011 at 10:30 am #

    Tell her I have more craft stuff than she does!

    Combined with my crap, I think we can convince Herself 😉

  24. MCPO Airdale March 11, 2011 at 10:32 am #

    PA – I’m not sure about that. It started out as just the third bedroom. . . now, it’s the third bedroom, the attic, the loft and part of the guest bedroom.

  25. clintbird March 11, 2011 at 10:34 am #

    Senior skip day is yet one more nod to the useless political left and their calls for no accountability.

  26. MCPO Airdale March 11, 2011 at 10:36 am #

    Clint – “Lighten up, Francis.”

  27. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX March 11, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    I dunno, Clint – my kids have always done well in school, and they work hard. My parents NEVER would have allowed me to skip school, and looking back I don’t see what the harm would have been in them allowing me to play “hooky” just that one time.

    I mean, the teachers knew what was going on, and they all smiled about it, and joked about it back then. They all know that Seniors are chomping at the bit, and it’s a way for them to “be naughty” without doing anything really bad.

    Plus, it’s the day before Spring Break – there isn’t going to be much going on anyway, and the kids who are at school are going to be antsy….

  28. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX March 11, 2011 at 11:14 am #

    A poignant story of the bond between a soldier and his canine companion:
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42016161/ns/health-pet_health/

  29. Jazz March 11, 2011 at 11:23 am #

    AWESOME Scott Walker death threats: http://tinyurl.com/4jmmqc3

  30. Jazz March 11, 2011 at 11:24 am #

    I went to boarding school. If we skipped school, the administrators pretty much knew where to find us.

  31. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX March 11, 2011 at 11:29 am #

    Hey, the kid’s staying at home; it’s not like she’s out terrorizing the neighbor’s cats or anything….

  32. LC Aggie Sith March 11, 2011 at 11:35 am #

    We had Senior skip day the second to last week of school. Coincidentally, teachers would schedule tests right then.

  33. roamingfirehydrant March 11, 2011 at 11:42 am #

    At my high school, we took the class year (’84) and subtracted that many days back from the end of the school year for Senior skip day. I wondered what the class of 2000 did. 100 days, probably.

  34. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere March 11, 2011 at 11:55 am #

    Car in, I have a post of that might be of some interest to you.

  35. LC Aggie Sith March 11, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

    So, anyone else having Spring Break this coming week, besides Teresa and me?

    *prepares for self-flagellation*

  36. LC Aggie Sith March 11, 2011 at 12:28 pm #

    Jazz, I’m not surprised at the Twits. I’m cracking up at the commenters defending them, though 😉

  37. roamingfirehydrant March 11, 2011 at 12:36 pm #

    Spring break for me, too, Aggie.

    President Toonces is giving a speech with all the sincerity and concern of a lecture on particle physics. “Potentially catastrophic”. Lord help us.

  38. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX March 11, 2011 at 12:44 pm #

    Even people who are INTERESTED in particle physics fall asleep during lectures on them…

    Poor widdle Barry – gas prices are going up, the unions didn’t get what they wanted in Wisconsin (or Ohio, or Idaho…), and now a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

    Whaddya wanna bet that he decides to take a trip to Hawaii to survey the damage in his home state? I mean, it’s been at least a coupla weeks since his last vacay, right?

  39. Dick March 11, 2011 at 12:44 pm #

    Good on the US Navy.

    http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/03/navy-sends-6-ships-tsunami-relief-031111w/

  40. Dick March 11, 2011 at 1:09 pm #

    Japan’s earthquake was upgraded to a 9.0.

    http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2011/03/powerful-japan-quake-sparks-ts.html

  41. roamingfirehydrant March 11, 2011 at 1:10 pm #

    Thanks for the Navy link, Dick. Glad to hear we’re doing something. Did we help New Zealand at all after their quake?

  42. GMLand March 11, 2011 at 1:16 pm #

    Good question about the Kiwi’s, I never heard of any.

  43. Dick March 11, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    I have no idea if we helped New Zealand, though I would think our guys would do something for them.

  44. Dick March 11, 2011 at 1:27 pm #

    Looks like New Zealand didn’t want or need much help from this article.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/22/AR2011022205068.html

  45. Dick March 11, 2011 at 1:27 pm #

    And the Navy Times is now regular reading for me.
    Go figure.

  46. roamingfirehydrant March 11, 2011 at 1:31 pm #

    Okay, we did send a search and rescue team.

    http://tinyurl.com/4nz8no8

  47. roamingfirehydrant March 11, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

    Dick, the Washington Post could say water is wet, and I’d still be skeptical.

  48. Dick March 11, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

    Valid point, which is why I trust your engineering skills to find out for certain.

  49. MCPO Airdale March 11, 2011 at 2:06 pm #

    Dick – Remember this: The Navy Times is in the business of selling papers. Any relationship to to the truth in their pages is strictly coincidental.

  50. Dick March 11, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

    No doubt, Chief. I keep them in the same perspective as I did the Army Times. Just a basic guide, and not much more.
    But always good for the promotion lists

  51. MCPO Airdale March 11, 2011 at 2:33 pm #

    Fuckers burned me once. I never spoke to them again. Fuck ’em.

  52. Dick March 11, 2011 at 2:59 pm #

    Send me an email. Now I wanna know.

  53. Dick March 11, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!
    Fucking retards.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110311/ap_on_re_us/us_japan_earthquake_pacific

  54. MCPO Airdale March 11, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

    Dick – Check your yahoo mail

  55. LC Aggie Sith March 11, 2011 at 4:15 pm #

    Fucking retards.

    Darn…so close to getting a Darwin Award….

  56. Dick March 11, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    Looks like one of them might’ve scored, Aggie.

  57. LC Aggie Sith March 11, 2011 at 4:53 pm #

    Looks like one of them might’ve scored, Aggie.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

  58. MCPO Airdale March 11, 2011 at 5:21 pm #

    Watching the news here and it seems as if half the county is under water! Rivers will crest 7-16′ above flood levels tomorrow morning.

    The Yellow Breeches and the Conodoguinet creeks (both near our Hobbit Hole) are both over their banks now. . . it’s gonna get bad.

  59. LC Aggie Sith March 11, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

    MCPO, any chance y’all will get floodwater??

  60. Dick March 11, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

    Nissan shipping port was wiped out.
    http://tiny.cc/yjf7c
    Toyota, Subaru, Nissan, and Honda all lost cars and or plants.

  61. Dick March 11, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

    You know… most of the houses I’ve looked at are just twenty feet or so above sea level.
    Maybe I oughtta re-think that one.

  62. LC Aggie Sith March 11, 2011 at 5:34 pm #

    Toyota, Subaru, Nissan, and Honda all lost cars and or plants.

    Holy hell…

    *considers buying a Ford*

  63. Dick March 11, 2011 at 5:52 pm #

    Aggie, I’d consider a Ford, but they don’t make the truck I want.

  64. MCPO Airdale March 11, 2011 at 5:56 pm #

    Aggie – Our place is the highest point within the borough. We’re safe here.

  65. LC Aggie Sith March 11, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

    Dick, I was looking into trading in (HA!!!) my minivan (SYWM!!) for an SUV or something. Hubby told me to get whatever I liked, but I would rather wait until he gets home.

    What truck are you lusting after?

    Oh, and glad to hear you are safe, MCPO!!

  66. clintbird March 11, 2011 at 6:03 pm #

    Ford is probably the only American car company I’d buy from – maybe Buick and Caddy too if I could figure out some way out of remembering it’s Government Motors now.

  67. clintbird March 11, 2011 at 6:04 pm #

    There have been some damn good college basketball games today!

  68. MCPO Airdale March 11, 2011 at 6:10 pm #

    Herself loves her new Ford Escape.

  69. Dick March 11, 2011 at 6:15 pm #

    What truck are you lusting after?

    This one, Aggie.

    http://tiny.cc/3svfj

    But I have my doubts as to it ever making it to our shores.
    Diesel, 4cyl, 4wd, crew cab. Preferably white, tan, or silver.

  70. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX March 11, 2011 at 6:31 pm #

    Received this in today’s e-mail – we had a young lady from Nagaoka stay with us a couple of years ago. I did not realize that Sendai was Dallas’ Sister City, though…

    Dear Friends of Sister Cities and Japan,

    As you are probably aware, Japan was hit by a massive 8.9 earthquake off the coast of Sendai this morning, resulting in devastating tsunamis. Strong tremors have been felt throughout Japan, including Tokyo.

    We are receiving many inquiries about conditions in Nagaoka and have heard from one of our colleagues in Japan that all is well in our sister city.

    North Texas has strong ties to Miyagi prefecture, the area hardest hit by the earthquake. Sendai, the city closest to the epicenter, is a sister city of Dallas and Southlake is matched with Tome City.

    Nagaoka, Fort Worth’s sister city, is on the opposite side of the country from the epicenter and from what we have been able to tell has received no damage. They are currently experiencing aftershocks however that could be harmful.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the people affected by this disaster and I will keep you apprised of any other information we may receive concerning this tragedy.

    Sincerely,

    Mae Ferguson
    President/CEO
    Fort Worth Sister Cities International

  71. clintbird March 11, 2011 at 6:36 pm #

    New poat is up.

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