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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #990 on: Yesterday at 04:12:03 am »
What did your house do to piss off that tree?? ye probably deserved it.

It's always great to see you around here, Mangrove. What kinda stuff have you been reading?

It's funny how this place feels calm and quiet in comparison to facebook. Like, facebook is the crowded night club, this place is a dive bar where you can hear each other talk.

Well, the rather hefty White Oak that poked holes in our living room and partially squished our car had a couple of things not in it's favor. Connecticut was ravaged by Gypsy Moths for about 3 summers and we had to get hooked up to the town sewer system. The grinder pump (I know, sounds like something else) was placed near to the tree and a number of people have suggested that the root system was probably compromised from that. Add in crap loads of rain, soft ground and strong winds and presto, it's 1:30am and it sounds like the whole fucking neighborhood went boom. Tree down, no power and water is running down the walls in the living room. Did we deserve it? Possibly?

That was Oct 30th 2017. We got the roof fixed before Xmas but the inside living room damage was on hold til 2 weeks ago after an expensive and protracted slug fest with State Farm. Currently Mrs & Mang and I are living out of the kitchen and one of the downstairs bedrooms while the living room is gutted and re-done.
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #991 on: Yesterday at 12:59:46 pm »
Oh dear.

If you don’t already know the whole story on Trump, become educated on it. It is worse than the tabloids could come up with. It makes the most rabid, feverish ideas surrounding political figures you’ve ever heard of sound positively mild.

Also, there are literal no shit neo-Nazis running in gangs from city to city, holding “free speech rallies” that are a thinly veiled excuse to be publicly racist; beat up leftists, women, lgbt folks and non-whites; and occasionally kill people. They end up outnumbered and humiliated most times.

You’re out there missing the end of the world, Mang!

Trump? Shit. I was hoping it was Bob Barker from the Price Is Right.

Ok, so I might have exaggerated my media blackout.... :lol: But I am keeping a low intake. Right after the election I put a ban on political discussion in the house. I was upstairs noodling around on my saxophone and all I could hear from downstairs was the 'Charlie Brown cartoon teacher's voices' only more aggressive. It was wrecking my ability to focus on my practice. Anyway,  it's Mrs Mang' and her Fox addicted ex yammering on about the election. So I walked downstairs and yelled "EVERYBODY SHUT THE FUCK UP. I AM NOT GOING TO LISTEN TO THIS SHIT IN MY HOUSE FOR FOUR YEARS, ESPECIALLY OVER MY FOOD!!!!. Because no one was expecting me to stroll downstairs and flip out, it had the desired effect. Thus minimal Trump mentions and Mrs Mang' gave up watching the news because it was making her anxious and nauseous. She feels better and I don't have to listen to the microscopic analysis of every last molecule of McDonald's grease he happens to deposit onto his phone. I hope it's McDonald's grease....

Hamberder grease is best grease

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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #992 on: Yesterday at 10:14:51 pm »
That was Oct 30th 2017. We got the roof fixed before Xmas but the inside living room damage was on hold til 2 weeks ago after an expensive and protracted slug fest with State Farm. Currently Mrs & Mang and I are living out of the kitchen and one of the downstairs bedrooms while the living room is gutted and re-done.


Probably a weird time for me to butt in--howdy stranger whose name I vaguely recall from looking at old threads!--but I can't not comment on the fact that the day a tree goes whump in your house is the same day my Marine-serving cancer-surviving grandfather died.


In any case, glad to see another old face pop up again. Hope your summer's been good!
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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #993 on: Today at 04:18:13 am »
Oh dear.

If you don’t already know the whole story on Trump, become educated on it. It is worse than the tabloids could come up with. It makes the most rabid, feverish ideas surrounding political figures you’ve ever heard of sound positively mild.

Also, there are literal no shit neo-Nazis running in gangs from city to city, holding “free speech rallies” that are a thinly veiled excuse to be publicly racist; beat up leftists, women, lgbt folks and non-whites; and occasionally kill people. They end up outnumbered and humiliated most times.

You’re out there missing the end of the world, Mang!

Trump? Shit. I was hoping it was Bob Barker from the Price Is Right.

Ok, so I might have exaggerated my media blackout.... :lol: But I am keeping a low intake. Right after the election I put a ban on political discussion in the house. I was upstairs noodling around on my saxophone and all I could hear from downstairs was the 'Charlie Brown cartoon teacher's voices' only more aggressive. It was wrecking my ability to focus on my practice. Anyway,  it's Mrs Mang' and her Fox addicted ex yammering on about the election. So I walked downstairs and yelled "EVERYBODY SHUT THE FUCK UP. I AM NOT GOING TO LISTEN TO THIS SHIT IN MY HOUSE FOR FOUR YEARS, ESPECIALLY OVER MY FOOD!!!!. Because no one was expecting me to stroll downstairs and flip out, it had the desired effect. Thus minimal Trump mentions and Mrs Mang' gave up watching the news because it was making her anxious and nauseous. She feels better and I don't have to listen to the microscopic analysis of every last molecule of McDonald's grease he happens to deposit onto his phone. I hope it's McDonald's grease....

Hamberder grease is best grease

Grease is the word, is the word, is the word that you heard
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Grease is the way we are feeling

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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #994 on: Today at 04:29:55 am »
That was Oct 30th 2017. We got the roof fixed before Xmas but the inside living room damage was on hold til 2 weeks ago after an expensive and protracted slug fest with State Farm. Currently Mrs & Mang and I are living out of the kitchen and one of the downstairs bedrooms while the living room is gutted and re-done.


Probably a weird time for me to butt in--howdy stranger whose name I vaguely recall from looking at old threads!--but I can't not comment on the fact that the day a tree goes whump in your house is the same day my Marine-serving cancer-surviving grandfather died.


In any case, glad to see another old face pop up again. Hope your summer's been good!
Coincidences are weird like that, ain't they? :horrormirth:

Sorry for your loss.  :sad:

All our tree damage was fixable and no one got hurt, so we tended to focus on that. Plus, when the house got hit, it was around the time of all the crazy storms in Texas and Puerto Rico. Our town was without power for a few days. Whenever white privilege rage sprang up (it is small town, Connecticut after all) we were like "Well it's not Texas or P.Rico so, stop yer bitchin'". We didn't lose anything important like people or livelihoods or safety etc.


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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #995 on: Today at 04:48:34 am »
Oh dear.

If you don’t already know the whole story on Trump, become educated on it. It is worse than the tabloids could come up with. It makes the most rabid, feverish ideas surrounding political figures you’ve ever heard of sound positively mild.

Also, there are literal no shit neo-Nazis running in gangs from city to city, holding “free speech rallies” that are a thinly veiled excuse to be publicly racist; beat up leftists, women, lgbt folks and non-whites; and occasionally kill people. They end up outnumbered and humiliated most times.

You’re out there missing the end of the world, Mang!

Trump? Shit. I was hoping it was Bob Barker from the Price Is Right.

Ok, so I might have exaggerated my media blackout.... :lol: But I am keeping a low intake. Right after the election I put a ban on political discussion in the house. I was upstairs noodling around on my saxophone and all I could hear from downstairs was the 'Charlie Brown cartoon teacher's voices' only more aggressive. It was wrecking my ability to focus on my practice. Anyway,  it's Mrs Mang' and her Fox addicted ex yammering on about the election. So I walked downstairs and yelled "EVERYBODY SHUT THE FUCK UP. I AM NOT GOING TO LISTEN TO THIS SHIT IN MY HOUSE FOR FOUR YEARS, ESPECIALLY OVER MY FOOD!!!!. Because no one was expecting me to stroll downstairs and flip out, it had the desired effect. Thus minimal Trump mentions and Mrs Mang' gave up watching the news because it was making her anxious and nauseous. She feels better and I don't have to listen to the microscopic analysis of every last molecule of McDonald's grease he happens to deposit onto his phone. I hope it's McDonald's grease....

Hamberder grease is best grease

Grease is the word, is the word, is the word that you heard
It's got a groove, it's got a meaning
Grease is the time, is the place, is the motion
Grease is the way we are feeling

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Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« Reply #996 on: Today at 08:45:23 pm »
You try to warn people of the obvious, but they do not listen.

https://www.apnews.com/a5f4c5fac71f42438a0228dee7c93b45
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Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, shattered underpance lies,
With blown elastic, and exploded back,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Doktor Howl, Spag of Spags:
Look on my ass, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.