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November 22nd, 2011
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  1. Truth™

    Ok Klatchers, I am out. Will talk to y'all in the morning. Have a good and safe evening one and all.

    November 22, 2011 at 5:55 pm |
    • MicheleG™

      Drive safe and "see" you tomorrow!

      November 22, 2011 at 5:57 pm |
  2. Truth™

    I thought immediately of Queen and Things 1&2 when I saw this...

    November 22, 2011 at 5:07 pm |
    • MicheleG™

      Saw that.
      A GRAND disaster, kid-wise......
      Had 3 kids myself and I'm SO glad they never made a mess THIS big!!!!

      November 22, 2011 at 5:48 pm |
  3. Sir Biddle

    Alright gang, I am busting out of here for the week. Hope everyone enjoys Turkey Day!

    November 22, 2011 at 3:50 pm |
    • RichardHead@SirB

      Be safe Bro,and have a great Holiday.

      November 22, 2011 at 3:55 pm |
  4. Sir Biddle@Nosepicks

    Think we could expand the weekly pool to include these FINE athletes?

    November 22, 2011 at 2:25 pm |
    • Truth™@Biddle, Sir Biddle

      I always that was what is referred to as "Fantasy Football"...

      November 22, 2011 at 2:36 pm |
    • Queen of Everything™@TruthandBiddle

      I'm not even going to hazard a guess as to what some of their proposed team names were but I think we now know what Jerv's extracurricular activities entail.

      November 22, 2011 at 2:40 pm |
    • RichardHead@SirB

      Primetime Game.....Dallas Ding A Lings vs. The Tampa Bay Tah Tahs. Sponsored by Fredricks of Hollywood.

      November 22, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
      • Truth™@RichHead

        And a halftime show sponsored by Norforms.

        November 22, 2011 at 3:03 pm |
      • RichardHead@Truth

        I'm STILL chuckling on that one.

        November 22, 2011 at 3:06 pm |
      • Truth™@ RichHead

        Years ago, I used to go out with a former DJ. When Big Red rolled into town every month, she would make some joke about "No Sugar Tonight" ...

        November 22, 2011 at 3:48 pm |
  5. Truth™

    Ok, something seems very wrong about picking football wins on Tuesday, but here goes...

    49ers and


    November 22, 2011 at 2:24 pm |
  6. RichardHead@NFL NosePicks

    I must somehow stay ahead of the pack so here are my picks.....Packers, Chargers,49'ers and NOLA !! You saw it here first.

    November 22, 2011 at 2:17 pm |
  7. Queen of Everything™@NFL Picks

    Let's try this again without moderation.

    Here are the games for Week 12:
    Green Bay vs. Detroit: GB to win. Their cheese hats are so whimsical.
    Denver vs. San Diego: Denver on top. I'm not really sure what electrical charges have to do with San Diego. They need a new team name. How about the Carmen San Diegos? Start the pet!tion, folks.
    San Fran vs. Baltimore: My allegiance to the Colts prohibits me from voting for Baltimore. The whole midnight move incident is still too fresh.
    NY Giants vs. NO: As irritating as the "Who Dat?" nation is, I think a saint has better karma than a giant. Plus the fleur-de-lis is very pretty.

    November 22, 2011 at 1:25 pm |
    • Sir Biddle@Queen

      With those picks you will likely be 4-4 this week. Interesting reasoning behind picking the teams, but a win is a win. I second your picks.

      November 22, 2011 at 1:29 pm |
      • Queen of Everything™@Sir Biddle

        Analyzing injury reports and special teams productivity is so overrated. Basing your picks solely on team colors or the ferocity of their mascot is the way to go.

        November 22, 2011 at 1:53 pm |
      • Sir Biddle@Queen

        Agree with overthinking things. I sometimes think the non-biased approach (see also Fleur de Lis are pretty, I like Tigers better than Bears ) gives you better odds.

        November 22, 2011 at 2:03 pm |
      • Queen of Everything™@Sir Biddle

        I do have to say that on the whole the US has better football team names and mascots. Canada on the other hand, not so much. Argonauts? Roughriders? Add in a police force nicknamed The Mounties and the whole country is set up to be one big gay pride parade.

        November 22, 2011 at 2:10 pm |
      • Sir Biddle@Queen

        Jerv must be from Canada then.

        November 22, 2011 at 2:17 pm |
      • Truth™@Queen

        Have you seen any Japanese Baseball team names lately?

        November 22, 2011 at 2:22 pm |
      • Queen of Everything™@Sir Biddle

        I knew I detected a hint of smug, Candian superiority under his Virginia exterior.

        November 22, 2011 at 2:35 pm |
      • Jerv@Sir Biddle&Q

        LOL! Y'all are too fast for me! Gonna call it a day.

        November 22, 2011 at 3:27 pm |
    • RichardHead@Queen

      Nicely Done. You may have a chance to crawl out of the basement yet. :))

      November 22, 2011 at 1:32 pm |
    • Truth™@Queen

      Some good nosepicks there. The only problem with renaming the Chargers would be keeping track of their location. I mean really, where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?

      November 22, 2011 at 1:47 pm |
      • Queen of Everything™@Truth and Richard

        I picked the games from the teams with similar numbers on the NFL site. Is that how I'm supposed to do it? Also, does anybody really pay attention to where the Chargers are now? Random question: Whatever happened to the Rams?

        November 22, 2011 at 1:56 pm |
      • Truth™@Queen

        They moved to St. Louis...

        November 22, 2011 at 2:20 pm |
      • Queen of Everything™@Truth

        Exactly my point! When was the last time a ram was spotted in St. Louis? I don't even Dodge has a factory located there.

        November 22, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
  8. Queen of Everything™@NFL Picks

    Here are the games for Week 12:
    Green Bay vs. Detroit: GB to win. Their cheese hats are so whimsical.
    Denver vs. San Diego: Denver on top. I'm not really sure what electrical charges have to do with San Diego. They need a new team name. How about the Carmen San Diegos? Start the petition, folks.
    San Fran vs. Baltimore: My allegiance to the Colts prohibits me from voting for Baltimore. The whole midnight move incident is still too fresh.
    NY Giants vs. NO: As irritating as the "Who Dat?" nation is, I think a saint has better karma than a giant. Plus the fleur-de-lis is very pretty.

    November 22, 2011 at 1:24 pm |
  9. Truth™

    I swear, you just cannot make this stuff up...

    I am only surprised he is not already in Congress...

    November 22, 2011 at 12:38 pm |
    • MicheleG™

      or in a straight jacket......

      November 22, 2011 at 12:45 pm |
    • Jerv


      November 22, 2011 at 1:05 pm |
      • Truth™@Jerv

        Guy was found hiding in a porta potty, so as to peep on women doing their thing, and now wants to act as his own attorney i court. I swear, you cannot make this stuff up.

        November 22, 2011 at 1:14 pm |
      • Jerv@Truth

        LMAO! I'm surprised Sir B is not in the photo with him.

        November 22, 2011 at 1:34 pm |
      • Sir Biddle@Jerv

        I was still circling the block trying to find a parking space large enough for the septic tank truck.

        November 22, 2011 at 1:39 pm |
      • Jerv@Sir Biddle

        LMAO! I choked on my water laughing at that!

        November 22, 2011 at 2:16 pm |
  10. Truth™@Kat

    So, Dear Leader, will you be doing another television spot on the big day? I remember last year, you reportedly did several. Any previews for this year?

    November 22, 2011 at 11:42 am |
    • Kat Kinsman

      Several! Spatchcock!

      November 22, 2011 at 11:58 am |
      • Truth™@Kat

        I am surprised you got that past the ModBots...:)

        November 22, 2011 at 11:59 am |
      • Jerv

        Here, let me try that. Spatchcock.

        November 22, 2011 at 12:13 pm |
      • Sir Biddle@Kat

        Can you flash a secret Coffee Klatch gang symbol or word as a shout-out to us?

        November 22, 2011 at 1:21 pm |
  11. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God@The Jukebox

    Good morning all. Loads of work today and tomorrow. Makes me feel like I'm...


    November 22, 2011 at 11:19 am |
    • Jerv@DJC

      Totally cool fx in that vid.

      November 22, 2011 at 11:45 am |
  12. Chuckle of the Day

    "Every time I hear the dirty word exercise I wash my mouth out with chocolate."

    November 22, 2011 at 11:19 am |
  13. ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™

    Good morning class! It is as quiet as a cemetary here...shhhhh. But traffic has been a bear the last two days, hoping it will ease up some tomorrow. For those who will not be around tomorrow, I wish you and your family a very, very safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!

    November 22, 2011 at 11:16 am |
  14. MicheleG™

    Howdy Ho! Anyone have a strong opinion about the INfamous "super committee?" I hesitate to say much lest I get arrested.......

    November 22, 2011 at 10:49 am |
    • Truth™@MicheleG

      Expecting a committee of ANY kind to get anything done is outright laughable. Expecting a committee of congressional stooges to get anything done will prove impossible. I think the ENTIRE congress needs to be replaced ASAP and that we need a balanced budget amendment ASAP. To spend so much as a dime more than we bring in should be nothing short of criminal.

      If anyone believes that we will get out of this without BOTH tax increases AND spending cuts, they are delusional.

      November 22, 2011 at 10:54 am |
      • MicheleG™

        Hear! Hear! Agree!

        November 22, 2011 at 11:00 am |
      • Jerv@MicG and Truth

        Yup, you have my vote on that post as well. Preach on!

        November 22, 2011 at 11:04 am |
      • Truth™@MicheleG, Jerv

        If you really want some intellectual food for thought, not to mention a TON of laughs, track down a copy of the 1998 film "Bulworth" starring Warren Beatty. It is about a senator, who basically has a nervous breakdown, want to commit suicide, and starts telling the blatent truth. GREAT film, but it pulls no punches, especially about lobbyists. GREAT stuff.

        November 22, 2011 at 11:18 am |
      • Truth™@MicheleG, Jerv

        My fav quote from the film (edited, so as not to get modboted)
        " Rich people have always stayed on top by dividing white people from colored people/ but white people got more in common with colored people then they do with rich people/ we just gotta eliminate them. White people, black people, brown people, yellow people, get rid of 'em all/ All we need is a voluntary, free spirited, open-ended program of procreative racial deconstruction/ Everybody just gotta keep (doin') everybody til they're all the same color "

        November 22, 2011 at 11:21 am |
      • MicheleG™

        I will make a point of seeing Bulworth. Thanks!

        November 22, 2011 at 11:23 am |
    • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@MicheleG & Truth™

      The poll on the main page shows that 56% of those voting are "outraged" by the stupor committees failure...

      November 22, 2011 at 11:23 am |
  15. Queen of Everything™

    Good morning, friends. Rainy, dreary day here in the Circle City.

    November 22, 2011 at 10:13 am |
    • Truth™@Queen

      Good morning to you, your highness...How is the royal family doing today?

      November 22, 2011 at 10:15 am |
      • Queen of Everything™@Truth

        The royal family is doing well. Thing 1 has big plans to go to the hardware store with my dad today so that's "very exciting". I think they are picking up some nails but the hardware store is Thing 1's Disneyland.

        November 22, 2011 at 10:28 am |
      • Jerv@Q and Truth

        Oh yeah, I remember me and my siblings going to the hardware store with grandpa. Great memories. The man could fix anything.

        November 22, 2011 at 10:35 am |
  16. This Just In

    This just in. "Now that the super committee has failed to rein in debt, lawmakers face another dilemma: whether to extend the payroll tax holiday, or let it expire." That is all.

    November 22, 2011 at 10:11 am |
  17. Sir Biddle

    Morning crew!

    Last day of of the work week for me today. Cold, wet, and soupy fog here in DC. Supposed to clear up by Thursday. Great day for Football too.

    November 22, 2011 at 9:21 am |
    • RichardHead@SirB

      Morning Bro...Stay tuned as the Queen has been sweating over the Picks for this week. I hope You,Momma and Lil' Biddle have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Be safe in traveling and if you need any Scotch ( for medicinal purposes only ) shoot me an e-mail.

      November 22, 2011 at 9:35 am |
    • Sir Biddle@RH

      LIkewise to you and yours. Grandpa won't be there, so the scotch will be enojyed rather than required for medcinal numbing needs. Christmas is a whole different story as we have three weekends in December where we will have a vistor other than Santa. Ohhhh family.......

      November 22, 2011 at 9:49 am |
  18. Ms. Grammar

    Sadly, I remember the G&P commercial very well. However, that was one of my favorite candies. Set me up with a lifetime love of black licorice. Wet and cold in SNJ today, but clearing up for T-Day with a high in the low ot mid-50s.

    November 22, 2011 at 9:11 am |
    • RichardHead@Ms.Grammar

      Stay warm up that way....Hope you,Mom and the Family have a Great Turkey Day. I think WD and I will be wearing shorts on Thursday.

      November 22, 2011 at 9:15 am |
      • Ms. Grammar

        Post photos, please!

        November 22, 2011 at 9:17 am |
      • RichardHead@Ms.Grammar

        No Photos...Don't want people getting sick before Dinner time. Here is a visual tho....A Hawaiian shirt with Turkeys and Santa Claus on it...Shorts,skinny white legs with black socks and sandals. That should get everyone in the Holiday Spirit. :))

        November 22, 2011 at 9:28 am |
      • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@RH

        Pass the bleach please... :)

        November 22, 2011 at 11:11 am |
      • RichardHead

        I forgot to mention my NEON Green suspenders. Adds a little "class" to the outfit.

        November 22, 2011 at 12:55 pm |
  19. Truth™

    Good morning all. Looks like a chilly morning ahead for Denver before a mild afternoon.

    How is everyone doing today?

    November 22, 2011 at 8:34 am |
    • RichardHead@Truth

      Good Morning Bro....Waiting on the rain to stop and then go pick up the trailer with chairs,tables and other decorations for the Shelter. How You Doin'? What's the forecast for the Turkey Day Hunt?

      November 22, 2011 at 8:44 am |
    • Jerv@Truth

      Doing swell here in VA. Gonna clear up by Thanksgiving so that is a good thing. Looks like poor KC didn't stand a chance last night.

      November 22, 2011 at 8:44 am |
    • Truth™@Jerv, RichHead

      Looks like we are expecting sunny skies and highs in the sixties for turkey day and the related hunting activities. Should be fun.

      Be safe with the pickup and delivery and take WD along to keep the groupies at bay. You know how you tend to attract them...LOL

      November 22, 2011 at 9:14 am |
      • RichardHead@Truth

        Hahahahha...You know me too well.....Now if they only had teeth that would be a plus...

        November 22, 2011 at 9:19 am |
      • Truth™@ RichHead

        Well, when you have a heart as big as your native state of Texas, I think you will draw them from ALL ages. Really, what you are doing is nothing short of awesome. Really.

        November 22, 2011 at 9:26 am |
      • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@Truth™

        I 2nd that emotion, "nothing short of awesome"!

        November 22, 2011 at 11:18 am |
  20. JainaJade

    Good morning everyone! 1 day closer to Turkey Day and eating large amount of yummy food :-)

    November 22, 2011 at 8:00 am |
    • Jerv@JJ

      Morning JJ. Thanks for the Sweet Potato Gratin recipe.

      November 22, 2011 at 8:28 am |
  21. Texas Tar Heel™ Things I learned about Texas.

    Ya'll is singular. All ya'll is plural.

    November 22, 2011 at 7:57 am |
  22. RichardHead

    Good Morning All.....Dang, that's some good coffee this morning. Raining in Katy today...YAY !! WD has double checked my figures and here are Week 11 NFL NosePickers Standings.....
    1. RH...........26-15--4-0 on picks
    2. Truth........23-15--2-2 on picks
    3. Jerv..........23-16--2-2 on picks
    4. Queen???14-14--0-4 on picks and sinking faster than the Dow Jones Index.
    5. SirB...........11-5--3-1 on picks-Was it the Jets?
    Let's make it a Great Day All. :)

    November 22, 2011 at 7:29 am |
    • Jerv@NFL NosePickers Standings and RicH

      Good morning all. Looks like Rich has pulled ahead in the standings. Good job! Overcast and rainy in VA as well but will clear up by turkeyday.

      November 22, 2011 at 7:52 am |
      • RichardHead@Jerv

        Good Morning Lil' Buddy, I got Lucky...Thank God for Cleveland. Suppose to clear out this afternoon and be 72 on Turkey Day.

        November 22, 2011 at 7:56 am |
      • Jerv@Texas Chaser

        Hey, dude, did you read the article in Land Line about the big Mexican truck pot bust? Didn't waste any time did they?

        November 22, 2011 at 7:59 am |
      • RichardHead@Jerv

        I missed that one...Let me go check it out........

        November 22, 2011 at 8:10 am |
      • RichardHead@Jerv

        Couldn't find the article on the website. I do know that a Grain Hauler was stopped outside Houston over the weekend on a Dea set-up bust. Couple people shot and one died.

        November 22, 2011 at 8:25 am |
      • Jerv@Texas Chaser

        I don't have the link but here is a cut and paste of the article.

        By Land Line staff

        Federal customs agents uncovered $1.5 million worth of marijuana hidden among a load of watermelons that was heading into the U.S. from Mexico.

        On Monday, Nov. 7, Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa port of entry noticed an anomaly during an X-ray inspection of a truck at the border crossing, according to a CBP news release. On closer inspection, agents found 128 bundles of marijuana.

        Agents found nearly 3,000 pounds of marijuana bundled among fresh watermelons.

        The 44-year-old Mexican driver was arrested and put into custody by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security investigations, the news release stated. The truck and trailer were seized.

        November 22, 2011 at 8:30 am |
      • RichardHead@Jerv

        Thanks...Interesting that they first tried to enter into Arizona and not Texas.

        November 22, 2011 at 8:34 am |
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