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Holiday Quickie
Author: BobR    Date: 12/28/2012 13:33:16

Day 8 on the road. I am completely out of touch with what's going on, so here's my lame-O open thread.

45 comments (Latest Comment: 12/29/2012 13:03:28 by Raine)
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Comment by wickedpam on 12/28/2012 13:46:57
Morning

Day 4 of this crappy cold.

Comment by Mondobubba on 12/28/2012 14:00:26
Morning. There was honest to god frost on my car! For real!

Comment by Scoopster on 12/28/2012 14:12:45
Mornin' all & Happy Birthday Fridee!

Comment by Scoopster on 12/28/2012 14:15:18
Oh wow lol.. just heard that the MST3K gang got back together to tackle newer sci-fi cult crappy movies, including BATMAN & ROBIN and TWILIGHT!

Comment by TriSec on 12/28/2012 14:20:35
Quote by Mondobubba:
Morning. There was honest to god frost on my car! For real!


*snort* Does Florida even have one ice scraper in whe whole state?



Comment by Mondobubba on 12/28/2012 14:23:27
Quote by TriSec:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Morning. There was honest to god frost on my car! For real!


*snort* Does Florida even have one ice scraper in whe whole state?




I don't have an ice scraper, I have a squeegee.

Comment by TriSec on 12/28/2012 14:27:39
Quote by Mondobubba:

I don't have an ice scraper, I have a squeegee.


Haven't had a squeegee in ages...

I do have 3 scrapers and two snow-rakes. Two of the scrapers remain in the car year-round.



Comment by Mondobubba on 12/28/2012 14:34:32
Quote by TriSec:
Quote by Mondobubba:

I don't have an ice scraper, I have a squeegee.


Haven't had a squeegee in ages...

I do have 3 scrapers and two snow-rakes. Two of the scrapers remain in the car year-round.



Most of what I deal with is condensation. Nothing beats the squeegee for removing it from the windows.

Comment by BobR on 12/28/2012 14:35:03
Comment by Mondobubba on 12/28/2012 14:35:29
Quote by TriSec:
Quote by Mondobubba:

I don't have an ice scraper, I have a squeegee.


Haven't had a squeegee in ages...

I do have 3 scrapers and two snow-rakes. Two of the scrapers remain in the car year-round.




I take it these are the heavy duty, mac daddy style of ice scrapers.

Comment by Mondobubba on 12/28/2012 14:35:59
Comment by trojanrabbit on 12/28/2012 14:55:49
All my purchase orders are written. With the help of co-op student pulled apart and lubricated the chamber turntable. No boss, 2/8 (counting me) of the normal complement of engineers.

What the frack is keeping me here......oh, they took off the Christmas cartoons in the tunnels and are now showing Tom & Jerry and Bugs Bunny. Marvin the Martian was just on. Wish there was sound...."oh goody. My Illudium PU36 Explosive Space Modulator!!!"

RIP General Schwarzkopf. Thank you for your service.

Comment by Mondobubba on 12/28/2012 15:03:23
Quote by trojanrabbit:
All my purchase orders are written. With the help of co-op student pulled apart and lubricated the chamber turntable. No boss, 2/8 (counting me) of the normal complement of engineers.

What the frack is keeping me here......oh, they took off the Christmas cartoons in the tunnels and are now showing Tom & Jerry and Bugs Bunny. Marvin the Martian was just on. Wish there was sound...."oh goody. My Illudium PU36 Explosive Space Modulator!!!"

RIP General Schwarzkopf. Thank you for your service.



Where was the earth-shattering kaboom? There was suppose to be an earth-shattering kaboom!

I have a friend who does a spot on Marvin.

Comment by TriSec on 12/28/2012 15:26:00
When I bite into a York Peppermint Patty, I get the sensation of the 5FU rising in the back of my throat all morning finally receding.

I think I win!


Comment by velveeta jones on 12/28/2012 15:39:39
Good Morning!

Sorry for all those that are sick. :(
Here is something you can do to cheer yourself up.

Step 1: Log onto your facecrack page
Step 2: Go to the search bar and type "John Boehner"
Step 3: Click on the page that comes up
Step 4: Go to the little box and type in "You sir, SUCK! That is all..." or something along those lines.
Step 5: Go to your Twitter page, repeat Steps 1-4

Comment by wickedpam on 12/28/2012 15:49:36
Quote by velveeta jones:
Good Morning!

Sorry for all those that are sick. :(
Here is something you can do to cheer yourself up.

Step 1: Log onto your facecrack page
Step 2: Go to the search bar and type "John Boehner"
Step 3: Click on the page that comes up
Step 4: Go to the little box and type in "You sir, SUCK! That is all..." or something along those lines.
Step 5: Go to your Twitter page, repeat Steps 1-4



Priceless!

Comment by Scoopster on 12/28/2012 15:52:49
Quote by velveeta jones:
Good Morning!

Sorry for all those that are sick. :(
Here is something you can do to cheer yourself up.

Step 1: Log onto your facecrack page
Step 2: Go to the search bar and type "John Boehner"
Step 3: Click on the page that comes up
Step 4: Go to the little box and type in "You sir, SUCK! That is all..." or something along those lines.
Step 5: Go to your Twitter page, repeat Steps 1-4

http://images.bluegartr.com/bucket/gallery/f13944f252e43cece92cef0c1e849c8f.PNG


Comment by TriSec on 12/28/2012 16:13:58
I now wish lunch.

Hide those small dogs and children.

*munch bite eat chew*

Sorry, this stuff makes me wired and ravenous at the same time it messes with my throat and makes me want to not eat. It's very weird.



Comment by Scoopster on 12/28/2012 16:49:04
It's quiet today.. let's liven things up - GET DIAMONDIZED!

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m72gvfShCT1qj40ryo1_500.gif


Comment by velveeta jones on 12/28/2012 17:11:29
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by velveeta jones:
Good Morning!

Sorry for all those that are sick. :(
Here is something you can do to cheer yourself up.

Step 1: Log onto your facecrack page
Step 2: Go to the search bar and type "John Boehner"
Step 3: Click on the page that comes up
Step 4: Go to the little box and type in "You sir, SUCK! That is all..." or something along those lines.
Step 5: Go to your Twitter page, repeat Steps 1-4

http://images.bluegartr.com/bucket/gallery/f13944f252e43cece92cef0c1e849c8f.PNG

:rofl: That's how you play the game!


Comment by Mondobubba on 12/28/2012 17:14:50
Quote by TriSec:
I now wish lunch.

Hide those small dogs and children.

*munch bite eat chew*

Sorry, this stuff makes me wired and ravenous at the same time it messes with my throat and makes me want to not eat. It's very weird.




So what you are saying is this stuff makes you want to feed rather than eat.

Comment by Mondobubba on 12/28/2012 17:25:12
Why is David Sirota still allowed near a computer with word processing software? Seriously, he hasn't had anything intelligent to say in about 4 years.

Exhibit A

Comment by TriSec on 12/28/2012 17:48:19
Your Loyal TriSec on the decline....and 45 miles away from the hospital...

http://roughguides.com/images/others/Apr2012/titanic.jpg


Comment by Scoopster on 12/28/2012 17:49:35
Say Tri.. were you interested in some of the medicine I just managed to procure? It's quite good... and EXCELLENT for !

Comment by TriSec on 12/28/2012 17:49:52




I did. I haven't seen a dreamliner yet, but Logan still sucks ass.

(Hell, I only just saw my first confirmed 777 at Logan back in May.)


Comment by TriSec on 12/28/2012 17:55:27
Quote by Scoopster:
Say Tri.. were you interested in some of the medicine I just managed to procure? It's quite good... and EXCELLENT for !


Ah, at this stage of the game I think I'll make it. (only 1 treatment left!)

Thanks for the kind offer, though.



Comment by livingonli on 12/28/2012 18:07:20
Good day, folks. It does seem that during the gap between Christmas and New Year's I do ramp down my news viewing. Thank goodness a lot of the talk shows on in repeats or best-ofs this week. Thom did a news show and will probably have Brunch with Bernie today and Mike Malloy even did new shows Wednesday and Thursday. At least overall, I am taking my own mental vacation.

Comment by Mondobubba on 12/28/2012 18:54:49
Quote by TriSec:




I did. I haven't seen a dreamliner yet, but Logan still sucks ass.

(Hell, I only just saw my first confirmed 777 at Logan back in May.)



You and Patrick Smith are going to differ on the Logan issue. He loves it!

Comment by livingonli on 12/28/2012 18:58:14
Apparently one drawback of the TiVo Premiere 4 is that it can't record without a cablecard. I have to wait until my roommate gets me one from Verizon. With the install, I would think I would be able to at least view the unencrypted channels (and I thought record from them) until that happens.

Comment by trojanrabbit on 12/28/2012 19:07:28
Quote by livingonli:
Apparently one drawback of the TiVo Premiere 4 is that it can't record without a cablecard. I have to wait until my roommate gets me one from Verizon. With the install, I would think I would be able to at least view the unencrypted channels (and I thought record from them) until that happens.


And that's because the Premiere 4 is a cable (or FIOS) channel recording device only. Guess they figured (or were forced by Verizon/Comcast) that you would only use it with a cablecard.

There is a Premiere that, while it only has 2 channels, has actual tuners and can record OTA. It would probably record unencrypted channels too, I guess.

My experience with the older Series 3 would suggest that to be able to record 4 channels at once, you would need 2 dual-channel cablecards. Is that right?

Comment by livingonli on 12/28/2012 19:17:26
Quote by trojanrabbit:
Quote by livingonli:
Apparently one drawback of the TiVo Premiere 4 is that it can't record without a cablecard. I have to wait until my roommate gets me one from Verizon. With the install, I would think I would be able to at least view the unencrypted channels (and I thought record from them) until that happens.


And that's because the Premiere 4 is a cable (or FIOS) channel recording device only. Guess they figured (or were forced by Verizon/Comcast) that you would only use it with a cablecard.

There is a Premiere that, while it only has 2 channels, has actual tuners and can record OTA. It would probably record unencrypted channels too, I guess.

My experience with the older Series 3 would suggest that to be able to record 4 channels at once, you would need 2 dual-channel cablecards. Is that right?

The instructions I have with my box seem to indicate you just need one multi-stream cable card which is how the new units support 4 tuners I guess.

Comment by Mondobubba on 12/28/2012 19:21:08
What is your favorite airport Tri and why?

Comment by trojanrabbit on 12/28/2012 19:31:34
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by trojanrabbit:
Quote by livingonli:
Apparently one drawback of the TiVo Premiere 4 is that it can't record without a cablecard. I have to wait until my roommate gets me one from Verizon. With the install, I would think I would be able to at least view the unencrypted channels (and I thought record from them) until that happens.


And that's because the Premiere 4 is a cable (or FIOS) channel recording device only. Guess they figured (or were forced by Verizon/Comcast) that you would only use it with a cablecard.

There is a Premiere that, while it only has 2 channels, has actual tuners and can record OTA. It would probably record unencrypted channels too, I guess.

My experience with the older Series 3 would suggest that to be able to record 4 channels at once, you would need 2 dual-channel cablecards. Is that right?

The instructions I have with my box seem to indicate you just need one multi-stream cable card which is how the new units support 4 tuners I guess.


Yeah, I just Wiki'd Cablecard and it says the multi-stream cards handle 6 streams. When I got my TiVo, multi stream cards were very hard to get, fortunately it could take 2 single stream cards.

Comment by livingonli on 12/28/2012 19:32:56
Quote by trojanrabbit:
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by trojanrabbit:
Quote by livingonli:
Apparently one drawback of the TiVo Premiere 4 is that it can't record without a cablecard. I have to wait until my roommate gets me one from Verizon. With the install, I would think I would be able to at least view the unencrypted channels (and I thought record from them) until that happens.


And that's because the Premiere 4 is a cable (or FIOS) channel recording device only. Guess they figured (or were forced by Verizon/Comcast) that you would only use it with a cablecard.

There is a Premiere that, while it only has 2 channels, has actual tuners and can record OTA. It would probably record unencrypted channels too, I guess.

My experience with the older Series 3 would suggest that to be able to record 4 channels at once, you would need 2 dual-channel cablecards. Is that right?

The instructions I have with my box seem to indicate you just need one multi-stream cable card which is how the new units support 4 tuners I guess.


Yeah, I just Wiki'd Cablecard and it says the multi-stream cards handle 6 streams. When I got my TiVo, multi stream cards were very hard to get, fortunately it could take 2 single stream cards.

Multi-stream seems to be the way to go since there is only one card slot in the back of the receiver.


Comment by Mondobubba on 12/28/2012 20:21:12
Do not, ever, make the mistake that I once made and attempt to enjoy Christmas at a small hotel in Ghana called the Hans Cottage “Botel”, located on a lagoon just outside the city of Cape Coast. They love their Christmas music at the Hans Botel, and the compound is rigged end-to-end with speakers that blare it around the clock.

Although you can count among those people able to tolerate Christmas music — in moderation, in context, and so long as it isn’t Sufjan Stevens — there is one blood-curdling exception. That exception is the song, “Little Drummer Boy,” which is without argument the most painful piece of music ever written (worse even than Grant Hart’s “You’re a Soldier” from the final Husker Du album). It was that way before Joan Jett or David Bowie got hold of it.


Tri this made me think of you.

Comment by Mondobubba on 12/28/2012 20:22:20
Comment by Mondobubba on 12/28/2012 21:21:03
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mb2fl1Lgia1rteai5o1_500.png



Tard, the Grumpy Cat gettin' existential.

Comment by BobR on 12/28/2012 22:45:10
back home again...

Comment by Raine on 12/28/2012 22:47:48
Quote by Scoopster:
It's quiet today.. let's liven things up - GET DIAMONDIZED!

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m72gvfShCT1qj40ryo1_500.gif


Well done Scoop!

Thank you so much for the wonderful blogger Joe. MY GAWD it smells amazing!


Comment by Mondobubba on 12/28/2012 22:56:53
Welcome home, you crazy kids!

Comment by Raine on 12/28/2012 23:01:06
Quote by Mondobubba:
Why is David Sirota still allowed near a computer with word processing software? Seriously, he hasn't had anything intelligent to say in about 4 years.

Exhibit A

This cracked me up:
How this fast-food branded book got into our house, I have no idea — we are vegetarians and have never set foot in a Chick-fil-A either before or after CEO Dan Cathy’s grotesque comments about equal rights. But somehow — maybe it was a gift? — this book is here, with Cathy’s mug smiling at me and my son from the first page on the nights we read it. Which, lately, has been every night.

It’s been that way because my son loves the book, and I’m too much of a pushover to say “no.” I’m also thankful that he wants to read anything, so I go ahead and read it to him.


Maybe Ms. Sirota is a secret chicken eater?

Seriously, Dude doesn't know how a book ended up in his house, and he has the answers to the worlds woes?


Comment by Will in Chicago on 12/29/2012 00:07:17
Good news!! I have a job interview at a pretty good elementary school on Wednesday for an eighth grade English Language Arts position.


Comment by Raine on 12/29/2012 13:03:28
Quote by Will in Chicago:
Good news!! I have a job interview at a pretty good elementary school on Wednesday for an eighth grade English Language Arts position.

Excellent news!