Call it. Shall we upding comments or not?

I’m ambivalent, purple, obsequious and clairvoyant.

[Update: Dinging has been turned off due to popular demand.]

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144 Comments on “Call it. Shall we upding comments or not?”

  1. rightymouse says:

    I thought it would be fun & cute, but it ain’t.

    • TreBob says:

      Nope, but you’re fun and cute. 🙂

      • rightymouse says:

        Awwww…shucks.

        • BRC member *retired* says:

          I am glad updings were turned off.

          Last time I looked you had five stars for that post from 8 votes..

          I voted six times.

          The plugin was open to abuse…. (I am very abusive by nature)

          I didn’t want to tell that Bonk guy just yet, but I would have…

          It all ended well.

          🙂

          • Abu penis penis penis lol says:

            “Bonk”. That’s gonna leave a mark. POPCORN!
            I hate me some group think. Updingie-thing, RIP. ↗😊

          • Bunk X says:

            Ya. Not all experiments work out the way you think they will. BFD. It’s settled.

  2. Minnow-redux says:

    I think we can convey on an as-needed basis how much we agree with, or like, someone else’s comments without this feature. The rating thing throws in a dimension I don’t need. Am I supposed to upding? Will NOT updinging be viewed as crass? etc.

    Plus, this then takes one step closer to Little Green Tonsil Stones, and I don’t want to go there, ever again.

    Except to say – Fuck you Charles.

  3. Minnow-redux says:

    The king is dead! Long live the king!

  4. poteen2 says:

    Change the stars to lizards. A 5 lizard rating meaning the height of clever mockery.

  5. Briareus says:

    One little green football alone might have worked, but WP won’t let me reduce the number of stars, let alone change the image, so I took that as a sign. Dinging has been disabled.
    Rock on me Bloogs.

  6. Minnow-redux says:

    Pretty exciting Iditarod this year if anyone is interested…. Of course I am not a “paid subscriber” so my excitement always lags reality. But, still exciting anyway. A lot of strategy unfolding and it is going to be a close race!

    My man Martin Buser (who I always root for) may not pull it off this year…. but my new favorite is Nicolas Petit.

    Go good guys!

    And remember Charles…. unless you are the lead dog, the view never changes…. and we know that your view never changes….. Hahahahahahahahaha……

    • Octopus says:

      Interesting stuff always, the Iditarod. It’s a ferocious competition, pitting man and dog against the elements, and other men, women and dogs. I’d love to compete in it, being a Jack London aficionado. “Dat Buck, heem pull real good.” Damn right. Real fucking good.

      • Minnow-redux says:

        whoooooo doggies Jethro…. I read that book in sixth grade and when I read that – it took me right back there. I have got to read that one again. Wow! Thanks.

        • Minnow-redux says:

          (assuming that was from “Call of the Wild” I guess…. I did read White Fang too and, later, in college…. To Build a Fire or whatever it was called).

          • Minnow-redux says:

            Another wow. Jack London was born in 1876 and only lived to be 40. Wow.

          • Octopus says:

            Buck was the great dog from “Call Of The Wild.” I was completely absorbed by Jack London’s work in my early high school days, thanks to a one-volume collection my Dad had on the shelf. It’s all great, except for the commie-promoting stuff that was endemic to writers and artists of that time. They were “misled,” as Chunky would say. But truly, a whole generation of intellectuals were mired in that bullshit. Many still, to this day, despite the horrors.

            Read London for his incredible prose artistry, and don’t forget he never stepped foot in Alaska. What an imagination! “To Build A Fire” is one of the greatest short stories of all time, and you’d swear it was written by a man who’d walked that deep-frozen trail during a severe cold snap. “White Fang” is incredible, too. Remember when White Fang got the paddle, after sinking his teeth into his new owner’s hand? We don’t do dog training like that anymore. We have Cesar The Empath talk to our dogs. 😆

        • Bunk X says:

          “To Build A Fire” is a classic must read – someone here or at the Mothership linked me to it. There was a sanitized version published in Boy’s Life with a happy ending, but it was nothing like the original.
          https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/to-build-a-fire.pdf

    • Minnow-redux says:

      ….and, another thing (as my Mother would say to me)….

      The race commemorates (in a way) the efforts put forth back in 1925 to race medicine to the City of Nome where a Diphtheria outbreak had occurred. It also represents the general badass nature of the Alaskans out in Alaska.

      And, to make the point I wanted to make, it is a race by people who love dogs – and who are loved by dogs.

      And, frankly, is there ANYTHING more noble or cool than that?

      If you read the bios of the people in the race, you will see that everyone of them is a really cool person….. and most of them spend the year sitting behind a computer screen eating Cheetos and drinking Mountain Dew as they snarl at their fellow humans.

      Wait, wut… lol – sorry, my Apple GxT3000xSI warp mode set in and I got a pair of wires crossed…..

      • Octopus says:

        Watch the animated movie “Balto” sometime, if you haven’t already. I stumbled on it at the video store when my kids were little, and we still mention it occasionally. It made a deep impression on the young’uns, and I loved it, too, being a dog-nut and Alaskan-dog nutter.

      • Bunk X says:

        Diptheria was my favorite Greek vixen. Hypothermia was hot, too.

        • rightymouse says:

          Bia – The goddess of force.
          Eileithyia – (a.k.a. Eileithyiai, Eilithia, Eilythia, Eleuthia, Ilithia, Ilithyia, Lucina) Goddess of childbirth.
          Gaia – the goddess of liberal insanity

          • Octopus says:

            Lilith – Nothing but trouble. Not even a goddess.

            In Jewish folklore, from the satirical book Alphabet of Ben Sira (ca 700–1000 CE) onwards, Lilith appears as Adam’s first wife, who was created at the same time (Rosh Hashanah) and from the same dirt as Adam – compare Genesis 1:27. (This contrasts with Eve, who was created from one of Adam’s ribs: Genesis 2:22) The legend developed extensively during the Middle Ages, in the tradition of Aggadic midrashim, the Zohar, and Jewish mysticism.[3] For example, in the 13th-century writings of Rabbi Isaac ben Jacob ha-Cohen, Lilith left Adam after she refused to become subservient to him and then would not return to the Garden of Eden after she had coupled with the archangel Samael.[4] The resulting Lilith legend continues to serve as source material in modern Western culture, literature, occultism, fantasy, and horror.

  7. Octopus says:

    Speaking of the call of the wild, that windstorm was Ma Nature in full bitch-mode the other day. Here’s my old tree, giving my house a hug. The Chainsaw Guys did a great job, cutting it up and chipping it, taking it all away. Smells like Christmas out there. Still feeling very fortunate we didn’t suffer any serious damage, like so many in this town and others nearby.

    • Minnow-redux says:

      Wow…. she was a biggun….to be shar…..

      • Octopus says:

        She was a 35-footer, according to my eyeball measurements. I planted her and her 4-foot siblings in 1991, when my wife was pregnant with our first daughter, and we were housebreaking our first (of three) dogs, named Clancy. That was 25 years ago, according to my watch. Damn, you people are old! 😆

  8. Octopus says:

    …who could buy and sell you with his pocket-lint, Fatass. You miserable, jealous loser. 😆

  9. Octopus says:

    The whole “white supremacist”-thing was a major flopzilla, Fatass. It’s just stupid and lame, with nothing to back it up. Your candidate was an old white woman with tons of privilege behind her big backside, and she still couldn’t hold the Blue Wall. You’re on the Wrong Side Of History, Chunky. A dead-ender, as they say.

    • Minnow-redux says:

      I just read that and when I got to the word “omitting”, my brain paused and presented me with the fact that Charles (on the other hand) spends HIS days “vomitting” this bullshit endlessly.

      Hey Charles, do everyone a favor and keep YOUR vomitting to yourself you asswipe.

      -and have a nice day.

    • Bunk X says:

    • rightymouse says:

      If any of our posters who have edumucation in Psychology have insight into Fatso’s fascination/obsession/paranoia w/white supremacy, I’d love to hear it.

      • Bunk X says:

        I’d guess that some of it is related to his early life in Hawaii as a bullied haole with no control over his own life. That sent him to his room with his guitar and an Atari console, and it messed with his jazzy.

        • Octopus says:

          And later there was his troubled relationship with black jazz artists who paid him peanuts, because nobody likes jazz and the coffers ain’t exactly overflowing. He stole from them, and is now filled with White Guilt.

          • Bunk X says:

            I like jazz, but in Charles’ case he was the token white boy, and he knew it.

          • Octopus says:

            It’s fine to like jazz, even I like some of it. Not much, but some. 😉

            Apparently, I’m not the only who generally eschews the stuff. It’s just not commercial enough to generate lots of money, aside from very few lucky practitioners.

            ——————————————————-

            Jazz Has Become The Least-Popular Genre In The U.S.
            By David La Rosa, Editor | Mar 9, 2015, 10:54 AM The Jazz Line

            Has jazz become America’s least-popular genre?

            According to Nielsen‘s 2014 Year-End Report, jazz is continuing to fall out of favor with American listeners and has tied with classical music as the least-consumed music in the U.S., after children’s music.

            Both jazz and classical represent just 1.4% of total U.S. music consumption a piece. However, Classical album sales were higher for 2014, which puts Jazz at the bottom of the barrel.

            This continues an alarming trend that has seen more and more listeners move away from jazz every year.

            Album sales have long been a key measure of the popularity of individual genres, and year after year jazz album sales continue to fall.

            In 2011, a total of 11 million jazz albums (CD, cassette, vinyl, & digital) were sold, according to BusinessWeek. This represents 2.8% of all music sold in that year. However, just a year later, in 2012, that percentage fell to 2.2%. It rose slightly to 2.3% in 2013 before falling once again to just 2% in 2014.

            That 2% represents just 5.2 million albums sold by all jazz artists in 2014. In comparison, the best-selling artist of 2014, Taylor Swift, sold 3.7 million copies of her latest album ‘1989’ in the last 2 months of 2014 alone.

            Almost 30% of all music consumed in the U.S. was classified as Rock, making it the most popular genre in the U.S. for 2014; followed closely by Hip-Hop/R&B (17.2%), Pop (14.9%), and Country (11.2%).

            Some have tried to explain away Jazz’s continuing decline in the rankings by citing the fact that popular crossover albums, like Robert Glasper‘s Black Radio and Black Radio 2, are rarely classified as jazz. But the fact remains that new listeners are not engaging with jazz music as they once did and long-time jazz listeners often exhibit behaviors that result in them ignoring new releases, even by established artists.

            Another dangerous trend emerges when you separate the digital album sales numbers:

            Digital Album Sales Graph 2011-2012

            As illustrated above, Jazz was the only genre to have its digital album sales decline, year-on-year, between 2011 and 2012. And more recently, even though the use of on-demand streaming services like Spotify grew by 54.5% between 2013 and 2014; jazz music represented just 0.3% of all music streamed during the same period.

            This is indicative of an aging listenership that is slow to adapt to new technologies. As more and more traditional record stores go out of business, it’s becoming harder for these veteran stalwarts of the genre to access new releases, while the few digital natives that actively listen to jazz are clearly finding it difficult to carry the numbers.

            Read more: http://thejazzline.com/news/2015/03/jazz-least-popular-music-genre/#ixzz4bJDFzhjZ
            Follow us: @TheJazzLine on Twitter | TheJazzLine on Facebook

      • Arachne says:

        I have some bona fides from Cal in that regard but Live Free or Die was the practicing professional. I think in the case of Charlie Three-Chins, it’s just that he believes that is what gets him attention. It’s the kind of insult you can throw at your betters that is all subjective in the so-called “proof.”

        It all comes back to Fatso’s burning desire to be famous or to have some touch with fame. Look how often he mentions his brushes with the great. As gifted as Stanley Clarke, Al Jarreau and George Duke are and were, it’s not like he played to the huge venues that he would have were he playing with, say, Steely Dan. He is constantly talking about how he was here or there when so and so was playing. It’s evidences a real need for his little minions to believe he is SOMEBODY when, in fact, his claim to fame evaporated the day he decided to join up with the left. What he EXPECTED was to be treated as a valued prize, kidnapped from the right (hence the “Why I Parted Ways With the Right” crap – which NO one cared about) and instead found himself still on the outside looking in.

        His urgent need to tweet to the powerful is like those crazies during Princess Diana’s funeral who somehow thought it was prudent to throw bouquets on the windshield of a moving hearse. It somehow, in their minds, made them “part” of the events of the day. All you need do is see his raison d’etre for the GoFundMe begging bowl, to bring “attention” to the evil right wing.

        He knows he’s a failure. He knows that is essence he’s a nobody on the internet. His reputation for appropriating others’ work and giving credit only at the very bottom is well known and well documented.

        He wants desperately to be somebody. And that ship has sailed – there will be no new “Rathergate” for him – and even there his role is more puffery than anything else, as we’ve already proved. He’s really nothing more than a fat, unhappy, malnourished shut-in who probably has very few friends and no real interests other than flooding Twitter all day. His friends are in the ether.

        • Bunk X says:

          Every now and then I have pity for him, but then I remember the crap he pulled on the people who helped him out.

          • Arachne says:

            Precisely. I would definitely have some empathy for his situation – I see no evidence of having real friends – I mean, when you set up alerts that Google lets you know when your name is mentioned on the internet is not a sign of mental health. It’s an obsession with your fame and importance. He’s hoping these alerts will one day provide a link to CNN, MSNBC or the NYT. Instead, he sees a link probably to this place.

            But his nastiness and smear tactics have left me thinking that he should get back better than he gives. And hearing him whine constantly about being challenged is the ultimate in hypocrisy.

            He was, first and last, the architect of his own undoing and destruction.

  10. Octopus says:

    Heard this bit of road music on the way home the other day. Hadn’t heard it in many years. Too bad I didn’t have a joint to smoke… 😉

    • Octopus says:

      Got live if you want it. Old farts can still jam. Not Chunky, but then, he never really could. Just didn’t have it.

    • Bunk X says:

      I couldn’t stand Loggins & Messina, and I never thought of their stuff as “road music.” For me, early morning roadtrip music meant Paul Harvey, the farm reports, Stephan Grapelli and this:

      • Bunk X says:

        I’m way overdue for a roadtrip.

        • Octopus says:

          You should take the highway to the Danger Zone. They say it’s fun. They say a lot of things, though. Moren

          • Octopus says:

            “More than their prayers,” I was going to say, before I hit the post button by assident.

        • KGB says:

          Hey, I’m in the old Chautauqua (county) and I have to recommend highly the Chautauqua Institute if you’re looking for a destination. There’s nothing else like it in the country, like going back in time to the late Victorian era in terms of layout and architecture. You could spend a couple days wandering the grounds and still enjoy yourself, but apart from that there’s always lectures, concerts, and performances during the summer season to keep you occupied.

  11. Octopus says:

    You see, there are the soulful, and there are the soulless. Which do you prefer?

  12. Octopus says:

    Searching for something else, and found this lovely re-telling of the classic story. 😆

    • ISTE says:

      Totally irrelevant! There is no way that Charles “Icarus” Johnson could even get airborne now. general electric and Rolls Royce do not have an engine powerful enough that would fit up his ass.

      Charles “Icarus” Johnson will never fly again

      • Bunk X says:

        Charles is a floater.

      • Pakimon says:

        Charles wouldn’t use anything manufactured by large corporations like G.E. and Rolls Royce.

        He prefers the Gaia friendly organic way.

        Why else does he gorge on “artisanal” cheese, avocado and the like?

        Once his belly is full, he’ll use broccoli, Cheetos and Mountain Dew as a catalyst and away he goes, soaring to new heights of fame and relevance.

        At least that’s apparently the plan… 😆

        • Octopus says:

          He’s also pursuing the latest Gaia-friendly initiative, where they want people to eat insects now. What was “field to table” has been trumped by “windshield to table.” Just take ’em right off the VW window, and pop them into your gaping maw. Yummy and free.

          Which reminds me of Gus’s initiative, “minefield to table.” The less said about that the better.

        • Bunk X says:

          It assists him when he’s attempting to arise from the futon and return to tweeting inanities.

  13. rightymouse says:

    You’re a broke, blithering idiot, Fatso & probably have read nothing but the cartoon versions of books. Meanwhile, POTUS is a successful business man who whipped Hillary’s fat ass at the polls. Tell me again who is stupid?

  14. Octopus says:

    Remember when Chunky got to write the one column for al-Guardian? Hard to believe they never asked for or accepted another. Neither has anyone else.

    Is it ironic that al-Guardian is now begging for pfennigs, just like Dear Fatass?

    Since you’re here …
    … we’ve got a small favour to ask. More people are reading the Guardian than ever, but far fewer are paying for it. Advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike some other news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism open to all. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too.

    If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure.

    Become a Supporter
    Make a contribution

  15. Octopus says:

    I would say that the fact of Trump’s presidency is slowly chipping away at Bathtub Boy’s sanity, but the fact is, he was crazy a long time before Trump even considered running. Happy to see Gus is handling the retweeting of his babble, while Chunky’s computer is buggered again this evening. Damn that code!

    • Minnow-redux says:

      I see that Keith (Mr. Concern Troll, who may or may not be making a buck off of GQ) sure is “concerned” about Donald Trump.

      Hey Keith: Never forget that you were only a half-rate sportscaster and a terrible anything else. Pro-tip for Keith – you are the only one who even thinks anyone cares what you have to say about anything. Well, okay… Chunky McButtnugget cares but only because he is angling for recognition from you or anyone else. Beyond that, I think the general populace could care less what Keith Who? has to say.

      and have a nice day.

    • Arachne says:

      That’s right, Olberdork. These are the same people that complained to NBC Sports to get your ass off Sunday Night Football. THEN you were fired from MSNBC (which isn’t easy to do back then). You went back to ESPN and hell, you were fired from there and they gave you a time slot only viewed by insomniacs and security guards.

      Now you’re a Twitter correspondent for GQ. Geez dude, it would seem that using the Fatso Johnson business plan didn’t work for YOU either. But it’s what keeps his head up your ass.

  16. rightymouse says:

    Test. ..

  17. dezes157 says:

    Chuck just keeps violating Twitters TOS, and Twitter keeps on letting it happen, Hey @jack , Kiss my sack.

  18. Bunk X says:

    Everyone is blocked from @shreec.

  19. Octopus says:

    Yesterday afternoon while watching Michigan take care of Wisconsin I was browsing through the Wingularity looking up some terms I thought would be amusing. I was surprised at the complete lack of representation of some famous items, such as “anti-idiotarian 2006,” which had Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit in the finals. Maybe I put the terms in wrong.

    I found a very interesting group of posts regarding “Media Matters,” which Chunky was disparaging rather bitterly even as late as 2008. Shortly after this time, he was marching to their tune like a good little soldier. Well, not little…a porky flagbearer busting out of his Soros-supplied uniform. He didn’t sound “misled” in those posts but rather was very vehement in his denunciation of the left-oriented MSM and MM in particular. Completely convinced that he and his blog were on the right side of the political debate. Just reminded me of how sudden and cuckoo his abrupt switch to the Far Left was, in 2009.

  20. Octopus says:

    Well, I was mistaken about Hoft being among the nominees in 2006 — I’m sure I recall him being in the running one of those years, but the old brain can play tricks. More research is necessary. The science is never settled.

    But guess who WAS in there that year, and was very pleased to be included? Heheh…a person who was later deemed the Evillest Racist EVER, that’s who. 😆

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2006/12/spencer-nominated-for-anti-idiotarian-of-the-year-2006

  21. Arachne says:

    Oh and I remember Michelle Malkin’s Twitchy. She launched a website that did nothing but find DUMB liberal tweets and let people comment on them. Ran it for a year, sold it to Town Hall for MILLIONS in the high two-figures.

    Looking for her GoFundMe page. Shit, not finding one. How about PayPal? Nope.

  22. Octopus says:

    Well, Gus, he is the Hollow-Eyed Granny-Starver, after all. Natural for you to be askeert.

  23. Octopus says:

    It was either that or just start turning the poor into Soylent Green. You think that’s preferable?

  24. Octopus says:

    This is unacceptable, Snoop. On any level. Get off the sticky-icky for a moment and think about this idiocy.

  25. Bunk X says:

    I was looking for something completely different and found this. It’s a profane play-by-play commentary of some online wargame or something. It amused me.

  26. Octopus says:

    The dog is the smartest person in the room. How did this script make it through? 😆

    • OLT's Hoping You Do says:

      Way too much truth for SNL.

      I assume it was allowed because it’s severely unfunny, to match the rest of the show.

  27. Octopus says:

    Moonbat comedienne can dish it out, but sure can’t take it. Also, enjoy the hypocrisy of her statements about PC Police towards the end, in light of her total freakout over Trump’s win. 😆

    P.S. Way to bring the pain, Jonah. You may be fat, but you’re relatively young — you can still lose weight, get married and raise a happy family. Sarah’s ship has sailed. 😦

    • rightymouse says:

      She’s just not very bright.

      I think she was dropped on her head, poor thing.

      • Octopus says:

        She smokes a LOT of ganja. They make it strong nowadays, too. Too strong for cohesive thought, it seems.

  28. Octopus says:

    http://hotair.com/archives/2017/03/14/martha-maccallum-vs-ferguson-documentary-filmmaker/

    Why hasn’t Chunky McDumbth latched onto this “exonerating” conspiracy theory video about Michael Brown yet? Only a matter of time, I’m sure. He’s busy ranting about the weak, watered-down Obamacare repeal these days. Race relations be on the back burner, with the artisan schizzle.

    • Arachne says:

      I was wondering that myself. Frankly, I think this dumbass filmmaker is going to be in for a legal world of hurt. He apparently altered the store video to make it look like Brown was engaged in a drug deal with the store employees. Uh, LIBEL anyone. He’s looking for someone to “buy” his film and distribute it. I’d say judging from his escaped mental patient behavior, he’s going to be lucky if the little white van with a cage doesn’t drop a butterfly net on him.

      But considering how Charlie Three Chins was hyping the “Gentle Giant” narrative for a long time and was agog when there was this supposed audio evidence that would somehow prove the “hands up don’t shoot” bullshit, he’s really gone quiet.

      Oh, and before I depart on Crazy Ivan the film-maker – apparently his release of this has sparked new violence in Ferguson. Expect some lawsuits from the merchants dude. They’ll own every penny you make for the rest of your life.

    • rightymouse says:

      The filmmaker is an unhinged liberal nut job. If you don’t buy his snake oil, you’re a racist and a bigot. Damn the facts. They don’t count. This dude is all over the place. Yeesh!!

  29. ISTE says:

    Lucy is trying to get into Rachel Maddow’s shorts.

    “Trump showed you his, you show me yours and I will show you mine”

    LOL

    • Octopus says:

      Rachel’s contorted, stunned face on Election Night, and her petulant little tirade, will be the only lasting memories of her that I will take to my blessed reward. Such delicious schadenfreude only comes once in a lifetime. 🙂

    • rightymouse says:

      Apparently she has 2 pages from Trump’s 2005 tax returns. BFD. Except whoever gave them to her did so illegally.

  30. Minnow-redux says:

    This chick Rachel Maddow is probably going to get sued for this – and for what? This only proved Trump paid his share (if not more). As if this little twat has any clue what any of this means is laughable – she doesn’t.

    And, with any luck, she will now learn a lot more about what is legal and what is not.

    Nice knowing you girlie.

    Hahahahahahahahaha.

    Hey Charles, has SHE invited you on to HER show lately?

    • kbdabear says:

      Hilariously, Geraldo is trending on Twitter because Mr Maddow’s BIG REVEAL is being compared to Geraldo’s Capone Vault farce.

    • Bunk X says:

      Charles was the 17th caller and got an autographed copy of Maddow’s book. He never read it because it didn’t have enough pictures and speech bubbles.

      • ISpeakJive says:

        At the bottom of the tax return it says “CLIENT COPY”. Hahahahahaahaaaaa.

        Trump released it. It’s like throwing bread crumbs to geese.

        • Bunk X says:

          But he did. He got an autographed copy and offered it as a prize to his own LGF lizards in return for something.

          • Octopus says:

            I wonder who “won” the contest and snagged the treasured tome. I’m guessing it was one of Chunky’s aliases. Dude knows how to throw a neverending party for one!

  31. Bunk X says:

    You mean it’s #FakeNews? OMG.
    I’ll wager that Trump paid no taxes in 2005 due to offsetting investment losses that he was able to spread out over the next 15 years… just like every other taxpayer is allowed to do, including Rachel Maddow and me.