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October 26th, 2011
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  1. Truth

    Just back from meetings all morning and lunch. Anything good going on?

    October 26, 2011 at 2:42 pm |
    • MicheleG

      Howdy! I know I'm being an annoying pest but I'm still trying to get EG to "give" his (?) location. I keep throwing guesses out there.......

      October 26, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
      • Truth@MicheleG

        That is a good question. Never have been able to get a bead on it myself.

        October 26, 2011 at 3:00 pm |
      • Evil Grin

        Not annoying. But I'm really not going to give it away willingly.

        October 26, 2011 at 3:06 pm |
      • MicheleG


        Someone give me an idea how we can make him give it away UN willingly........?

        October 26, 2011 at 3:34 pm |
      • AleeD, Thread Dominatrix@Truth, MicheleG and esp. Evil Grin

        Maybe I can .... coerce .... you to be more .... willing.

        October 26, 2011 at 3:36 pm |
      • MicheleG

        you GO, girl!

        Boo Rah!

        October 26, 2011 at 3:37 pm |
      • Evil Grin

        Quite the evil... propositions here. I'm not sure if I should feel proud, or run.

        October 26, 2011 at 3:55 pm |
      • Proverbs@Evil Grin

        It is said, "Pride goeth before .... a fall."
        To quote the Grail Knight from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, "Choose wisely."

        October 26, 2011 at 4:02 pm |
      • Evil Grin

        Gotcha. Run it is.

        October 26, 2011 at 4:12 pm |
      • AleeD, Thread Dominatrix from the Dungeon@EG

        Mwah-ha-ha-ha ... or dang. Either way ....

        October 26, 2011 at 4:45 pm |
      • Sneaky Pete

        Coke = Hotlanta

        October 26, 2011 at 4:48 pm |
      • Southern Belle

        The majority of folks from the South call it Coke.

        October 26, 2011 at 4:53 pm |
  2. wendy

    hi all!! tis a grand day in KC for sure!! nice and rainy this morning... i could hear the grass creak and groan as it absorbed the moisture. no more dust clouds – for a few days anyway. :) just finished up my lunch: a ginormous salad. YUM!

    anyone doing anything for Halloween? i'm going to an 80's concert and dressing up as Alice in Wonderland. an 'R' rated Alice.. but alice nontheless! good times! if i can ever figure out how to post pics, i'll do so next week.

    October 26, 2011 at 1:23 pm |
    • JBJingles@wendy

      Hey girl, how are you besides the itching? No plans for Halloween, but I do want to know what the royal Things are dressing up as!

      October 26, 2011 at 1:30 pm |
      • wendy@jbj

        hiya! doing well. working like a fiend tho. hard to stop by most days...anxiously awaiting a new coworker to take some of the load off my desk. :)

        October 26, 2011 at 1:49 pm |
  3. Mildred

    Hello... it's cooler outside so I nursed my coffee for a long time today.

    October 26, 2011 at 12:20 pm |
    • Jerv@Mil

      Good to see you. What you doing for lunch? I have leftover slow cooker beef stew.

      October 26, 2011 at 12:25 pm |
      • Mildred

        No idea what I'm doing for lunch... need to keep it light, though. I have Morris Dance practice tonight and afterwards we go to a place that has pretty good grilled buffalo wings.

        October 26, 2011 at 12:36 pm |
      • JBJingles@Jerv

        Ahem...I have been looking for a slow cooker recipe, does your beef stew involve tomatoes? If so, I'll have to pass, can't stand those things. Thanks.

        October 26, 2011 at 1:27 pm |
      • Jerv@JBJ

        I actully used the McCormichs mix recipe and it did not involve tomatoes. I found a from scratch recipe on line today and will see if I can find the link again.

        October 26, 2011 at 1:30 pm |
      • JBJingles@Jerv

        I found this one that looks pretty good and good review too. Also looks like it can easily adapted too! :)

        October 26, 2011 at 4:47 pm |
      • The Most Interesting Man@JBJingles

        Why not hire cooks that are 80 years old or above--Real Slow Cookers. :))

        October 26, 2011 at 5:13 pm |
  4. Evil Grin

    How moronic is PETA? They are now trying to get the courts to declare that water parks with performing animals such as killer whales and dolphins are participating in slavery.

    I swear those people are absolute lunatics. Every single one of them has pets, I'm willing to bet. Slave owners, all of them, apparently.

    October 26, 2011 at 12:07 pm |
    • AleeD@EG

      I read that at lunch today. They are specifically targeting Busch Gardens, owners of SeaWorld. I hope it makes it to trial and PETA goes bankrupt defending their position. I know it will never happen, but I can dream.

      October 26, 2011 at 12:16 pm |
      • Evil Grin

        PETA says it's not expecting to win but wants to raise awareness of these animals.

        I suppose it's not to wonder that they've conveniently forgotten that these parks got started for the same reason – and have succeeded in bringing incredible awareness and compassion to oceanic wildlife. How many children grow up to become marine biologists because they went to see a show at sea world an fell in love with orcas or dophins? A lot.

        They've forgotten how many killer whales, dophins and whales, were hunted and killed until parks like these started educating kids and giving them a first hand view of the animals themselves.

        But no matter, right? Because according to PETA, these "sea kittens" are all slaves. Instead of helping animals, PETA overwhelmingly hurts them. It's annoying.

        October 26, 2011 at 12:25 pm |
      • Jerv@AleeD and EG

        Hear, hear! Could not agree more with you, EG. PETA has become PITA.

        October 26, 2011 at 12:28 pm |
      • AleeD@EG, Jerv & Mil

        The most ridiculous thing about PITA (nodding to Jerv) is that every time they stick their necks out to try to save the lives of animals, all they end up doing is showing how ignorant they are of how animals live under the care of humans like those of Busch Gardens.

        When InBev first bought BG in 2009, PITA threatened to buy all the BG and free all the animals. What they don't realize is these animals are rescued or born in captivity and can never be released into the wild where they would not survive.

        October 26, 2011 at 12:48 pm |
      • Evil Grin

        People Irritating The Animals? (I'm not getting this one.)

        October 26, 2011 at 1:07 pm |
      • AleeD@EG

        It's Latin, meaning Painsus in the A$$us.

        October 26, 2011 at 1:14 pm |
      • Evil Grin

        I've actually used the acronym before, but for some reason it wasn't clicking in my brain. I guess I was fixiated on the animal part.

        They should go after these guys instead:

        October 26, 2011 at 1:41 pm |
    • Mildred

      Oh good gods!

      October 26, 2011 at 12:26 pm |
  5. Evil Grin

    Good day, chums. The weather is almost perfect outside today. I could only wish for a few degrees colder.

    It is a coke kind of day today, folks. As in soda, not the drug. Necessarily.

    October 26, 2011 at 11:44 am |
    • MicheleG


      October 26, 2011 at 12:17 pm |
      • Evil Grin


        October 26, 2011 at 12:26 pm |
      • MicheleG're in Texas...........

        October 26, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
      • Evil Grin

        Oh. I couldn't figure out what that had to do with coke. :)

        Neither confirming nor denying.

        October 26, 2011 at 1:04 pm |
    • JBJingles@Evil Grin

      And what exactly is the temperature at the Evil Lair today??

      October 26, 2011 at 1:23 pm |
      • Evil Grin

        I have no idea. I'm nowhere near a thermometer. It's coolish. A little warmer today than the last few days, but nothing near the summer we're recovering from. The sky's a little gray and overcast, so I'm betting it'll probably rain tonight or tomorrow.

        October 26, 2011 at 1:40 pm |
      • MicheleG

        Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, the Virginias or Maryland. Those states currently have overcast skies.

        October 26, 2011 at 2:43 pm |
      • MicheleG

        Maybe Delaware...........

        October 26, 2011 at 2:43 pm |
      • JBJingles@MicheleG

        That was my not so sneaky way of trying to figure out getting a weather update/pattern...shhhhh.

        October 26, 2011 at 4:43 pm |
      • MicheleG

        I looked up satellite coverage of overcast patterns in the southeast....but don't tell.

        October 26, 2011 at 7:07 pm |
  6. RichardHead

    Well sports fans, It is time for WD and I to Boggie Woggie on out of here. Think I'll stop in NOLA and visit my favorite Voodoo woman to get a major MOJO booster before making my NFL picks tomorrow. I knew all of these weather problems were JBJ's fault. HA! Be safe all. Talk with you tomorrow from the hacienda.

    October 26, 2011 at 11:27 am |
    • Jerv@RicH

      Alrighty-o, and watch out for those bandito truckers.

      October 26, 2011 at 11:36 am |
  7. MicheleG

    Hi ho! Checking in with you-all.

    Beeee you tiful AM here in (now) sunny Southern Cal!

    October 26, 2011 at 11:13 am |
  8. Queen of Everything

    Good morning, honeybees!

    October 26, 2011 at 10:06 am |
    • Jerv@Q

      Hello Q! I need to go and look at your NFL nosepicks before the end of the day. I'll be back.

      October 26, 2011 at 11:19 am |
  9. Trivial Info from Mental Floss

    Ten years ago today, President Bush signed the USA PATRIOT Act into law. The USA PATRIOT part of the name is an acronym, albeit a clunky one. It stands for Uniting (and) Strengthening America (by) Providing Appropriate Tools Required (to) Intercept (and) Obstruct Terrorism.

    October 26, 2011 at 10:04 am |
  10. Truth

    Good morning all from the MHC. We woke to about five inches so far with more expected throughout the day. To further complicate matters, we have Obozo in town, so traffic was a mess today.

    How is everyone else doing today?

    October 26, 2011 at 10:01 am |
    • RichardHead@Truth

      Morning Bro...give Obozo a shovel and see if he knows how to start it. How was the trip in this morning?

      October 26, 2011 at 10:04 am |
      • Truth@RichHead

        Not a bad drive, just slow. Normally, I would take the bus, but when it is snowing like this, I hate the walk from the station to my office. And ironically, since I drive a hybrid, it is actually far cheaper to drive. Who'da thunk it?

        October 26, 2011 at 10:10 am |
      • RichardHead@Truth

        Glad you made it ok. Hopefully tonight will be the winning night for my Rangers.

        October 26, 2011 at 10:14 am |
    • JBJingles@Truth

      Sorry, we sent him you way after his whirlwind tour here. Ha!

      In other weather related news, we were 64 yesterday, 78 today, and 88 tomorrow. Mr/Ms Weather person cannot commit to either summer or fall.

      October 26, 2011 at 10:58 am |
  11. JainaJade

    Good morning everyone! busy busy day so far :-) Tomorrow is my appraisal and hoping that I'll be able to finish everything when I get home. So far the house is looking AMAZING!

    October 26, 2011 at 9:59 am |
    • RichardHead@JJ

      Did you remove all the dust bunnies? Bake some cookies for the appraiser.

      October 26, 2011 at 10:03 am |
      • JainaJade@RH

        no dust bunnies, i just have a habit of collecting kitchen stuff so i got rid of a fair amount of that

        October 26, 2011 at 1:46 pm |
  12. RichardHead@Jerv

    Hey Lil' Buddy, If you get a chance go to the LandLine Mag site and read what LaHood and our great Congress passed yesterday to help out Mexico. Total BS and I think Pop's will have the Big One when he see's it.

    October 26, 2011 at 9:27 am |
    • Jerv@RicH

      Unbelievable. "“They simply are not holding Transportes Olympic to the same standards they require of U.S.-based carriers,” Spencer said." This country is totally fracked.

      October 26, 2011 at 10:51 am |
      • RichardHead@Jerv

        Yes Sir,You will notice a quickly falling per mile rate when the rest are allowed in.Backhauls will become a thing of the past if we can't make enough money to pay for fuel. Thanks Obozo.

        October 26, 2011 at 10:56 am |
      • Jerv@RicH

        Dude, with fuel prices where they are now and with the compet itive bidding for loads as it is, how the h ell are you guys supposed to make money competing with third world truckers that don't even meet our regulatory standards for our drivers?? (Preaching to the choir here I bet.) Well big business/big government gutted our manufacturing base, dumbed down airline pilots, and now they'll give away the trucking industry to mexican cartels. I swear sometimes I feel I'm in some kind of jacked up surreal dream.

        October 26, 2011 at 11:18 am |
      • Truth@RichHead, Jerv

        I know that I like to bait libs, but it truly does often feel like the gov't of BOTH parties is out to destroy us. I cannot figure it out sometimes as to why. If you have the chance, google the film "Agenda: Grinding America Down" well worth a look.

        October 26, 2011 at 11:37 am |
      • Jerv@Truth

        I'll check that movie out. Thanks!

        October 26, 2011 at 11:47 am |

    Morning !!! Dice , I Love to play dice ! I have been called Boxcar Betty ;-) I like my Burritos without eggs !!

    October 26, 2011 at 9:26 am |
    • RichardHead@TX4U

      Please place a large bet on The Texas Rangers to win tonight-if it doesn't rain. :)))

      October 26, 2011 at 9:29 am |

        Please ? Lol ! Home Team advantage ... Hopefully :-) I play Show me cash $1 a day & can't even afford that ... Anyone have an iPhone ? I'm hooked on Instagram . It's another photo site Very Cool :-)))

        October 26, 2011 at 11:07 am |
  14. AleeD

    (grumble, grumble got moderated for the word "c0cktail" ...) Oh well.
    Good Morning Happy Klatschers! How is everyone doing on this lovely Tuesday?
    Jerv you are so right about real maple syrup. T'a!n't nothing else like it.

    October 26, 2011 at 8:55 am |
    • Jerv@AleeD

      Modbots are out of control. That maple syrup thread is going to get a lot of traffic today. Folks going nutz, I tell ya'.

      October 26, 2011 at 9:02 am |
    • Sheriff Buford T. Justice@AleeD

      ModBotz are soooooo 29 seconds ago....Kocktails at 3;00 ON THE VERANDA. :))))

      October 26, 2011 at 9:07 am |
    • AleeD@SBTJ&Jerv

      It's a shame the zombiebots can't be programmed for context. I know when it is and is not appropriate to use c0ck. ~_~
      I'd love to have been the person who made up the list of words to moderate. ~_~

      October 26, 2011 at 9:12 am |
  15. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God

    Mornin' Klatsch! Coming in a bit early to try to knock out some of this paperwork while munching on some breakfast burritos...

    October 26, 2011 at 8:49 am |
    • Jerv@DJC

      Burritos for breakfast are so darn good. I actually had a left over beef and cheese this morning. Usually I'll do scrambled eggs, cheese and peppers. What you got cooking for hump de dump day Wednesday?

      October 26, 2011 at 9:01 am |
  16. Jerv

    The dude in that butter commercial is gooooofy.

    October 26, 2011 at 8:20 am |
  17. RichardHead

    Good Morning All, It's 64 degrees and cloudy in PCFL. this morning. Feels alot better here than what my brother Truth is dealing with in Denver. The highways looked wet, but the snow was starting to gather in the grassy areas so we should have enough for our snowball fight later today.
    Hey Jerv,you ain't gonna believe it but, Queenie picked Week 8 yesterday and she has her game face on. Let's do our homework so that we don't screw this up. Strait jackets will be made available.......
    Coffee,tea and Mexican hot chocolate with fruit filled churros for all. Let's make it a Great Day !!

    October 26, 2011 at 8:04 am |
    • Jerv@RicH

      A great day it is going to be! I can't believe Truth has snow already. I'll have to go back and check Kweeniez NFL nosepicks. Dude, did you ever finally get any rain in TX?

      October 26, 2011 at 8:19 am |
      • RichardHead

        Yes Sir,but we are still 21 inches below normal. Truth's snowstorm will bring some needed rain for North Texas but not alot to South Texas.. Sigh.......

        October 26, 2011 at 8:22 am |
      • Jerv@RicH

        Wow, I just can't imagine needing practically two feet of water to get the water table caught up to normal. If that was the case here they would be rationing water.

        October 26, 2011 at 8:28 am |
    • Ms. Grammar

      Hi, Rich! Mom and I will be docking in PCFL on November 26. Any chance you and WD will be in town? Would love to finally meet my Rutt's Hut buddy.

      October 26, 2011 at 11:47 am |
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