+ Reply to thread
Page 195 of 195 FirstFirst ... 95 145 185 191 192 193 194 195
Results 9,701 to 9,734 of 9734

Thread: The next person to post in this thread...

  1. #9701
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    23,199

    Default

    Damn straight. No one should lose their job for fulfilling their civic duty. (If this really happened, I suggest you or the coworker let the judge know right away).

    TNP owns at least six JFK half-dollars.

  2. #9702
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    10,013

    Default

    No. I haven't had any of those cross my palms in a few decades or so. Certainly didn't save any, in their physical form.

    TNP is agnostic on the idea that "cash is king" for tipping servers, but is still somewhat OK with using plastic for just about everything except, maybe, coin-op pool tables.

  3. #9703
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    23,199

    Default

    Yeah, pretty much. Even pre-Covid I was using plastic for just about everything.

    TNP has walked around on a battleship.

  4. #9704
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    10,013

    Default

    Possibly. They have a "fleet week" or used to around here when I was a kid, and some of the junior officers seemed pretty stoked to be showing the gewgaws and doodads to kids on a weekend.

    TNP is or would be pretty stoked to be hitched up to a K-5 school teacher of breeding age.

  5. #9705
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    23,199

    Default

    If I weren't married, and if she were smart and cute, definitely!

    TNP had a serious crush on one of his or her teachers while in elementary school.

  6. #9706
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    10,013

    Default

    Absolutely not.

    TNP keeps a bunch of pictures/photographs around or knows somebody who does.

  7. #9707
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    23,199

    Default

    I definitely do. I have... lemme see... five small framed pictures of my wife and sons within arm's reach at this very moment.

    TNP's parents are both still alive.

  8. #9708
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    10,013

    Default

    Yeah. The eldest of my literal namesake is not in the tip-top of shape, but I hope he doesn't bring my eternally frazzled and stressed-out mother down with him. They're not even, neither of them, even in their seventies yet.

    TNP has recently been extremely pissed off at a woman of no blood relation to him or her.

  9. #9709
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    23,199

    Default

    Not too recently, no, but there have certainly been times in the past (especially with one of my two older sisters).

    TNP has read Frank Herbert's Dune in the past year.

  10. #9710
    Oliphaunt Rube E. Tewesday's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    7,456

    Default

    Nah, not since I was a teenager.

    TNP can’t imagine going to the movies in the near future.

  11. #9711
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    10,013

    Default

    Negative. I'd do it any time, but I don't see what there is out there. For example, I learned here that there's some James Bond movie out...meh,..hard pass for me. And the other day I heard there's some new Spider Man picture out. Also, meh. Excuse my language, but it's like screwing some broad, you know: I don't need to see that shit in a theater. I already been to see movies.

    TNP thinks a date to see a picture is just fine when one is accustomed to one another's company and can really get down in the back rows, but is not so good for a first date.

  12. #9712
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    23,199

    Default

    Depends on the movie and the other person, but I think it's OK for a first date generally.

    TNP has had Ethiopian food in the past month.

  13. #9713
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    10,013

    Default

    Negative, Colonel. Not for a long time. I think the most recent time was when a young coworker offered to share some of the lunch his mother packed for him. Good stuff, although very different than what you find in restaurants.

    TNP has had a boil/furuncle and found it to be a pain...in the ass...or wherever.

  14. #9714
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    23,199

    Default

    Yes, a small one, a long time ago. Not pleasant, but not the end of the world, either.

    TNP went to the library today.

  15. #9715
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    10,013

    Default

    Haven't left the house since Saturday except to get groceries across the street.....and a bottle of Teeling Single Grain Irish. The only possible road to the main road has been covered in ice and has been impassible without studded tires AFAIC, given the grade of the hill, and the main road itself has been on "active snow zone" alert, meaning only vehicles with traction devices are legally allowed to drive on it. With a very few short exceptions in the past few days, it's not been possible to navigate the roads.

    TNP is getting religious, or already is, about changing automobile engine oil every 5000 miles, ideally with full synthetic.

  16. #9716
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    23,199

    Default

    I've always been pretty good about that, so no, not "getting religious" about it.

    TNP has seen a muddy dog today.

  17. #9717
    Mi parolas esperanton malbone Trojan Man's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    3,760

    Default

    I actually had one run up to me today. Very happy pupper.

    TNP has recently had an erotic dream about Ted Danson.

  18. #9718
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    23,199

    Default

    Yeesh. Thank God, no. I never have and I hope I never will.

    TNP thinks Ted Danson did the best acting of his career on the miniseries Fargo.

  19. #9719
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    10,013

    Default

    Nah. Not that I've seen *Fargo*, but how can one top *Becker*? Exactly! Can't be done!

    TNP will finish this list of Irish whiskeys starting with Green Spot (actually a very interesting whiskey, which escapes the triple distilled curse of the bland Irishes), Redbreast 12, ............

  20. #9720
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    23,199

    Default

    ...Dublin Gold? Limerick Black Reserve? Dunno. Not an Irish whiskey guy.

    TNP has big plans for the weekend.

  21. #9721
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    10,013

    Default

    Nope. Working a sixth day tomorrow, probably hang out at "the bar" for a bit afterwards (grab a bite to eat, a few ciders, maybe a game of pool or two). Then start the week as usual on zero dark thirty Sunday morning, which will be a slight challenge if they still have the access road to St. John's Bridge closed for the ride in and out to the industrial region (maybe they'll finally fix some of those potholes! it's fucking hell on the alignment, major route for freight trailers on the move).

    TNP knows at least two people who are all-in for Green Bay this NFL season.

  22. #9722
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    23,199

    Default

    I probably do but don't know it. I don't talk football with many people.

    TNP has actually seen the Packers play at home.

  23. #9723
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    10,013

    Default

    No. Not only that, but I have never seen an NFL game live at any time, ever. Only TV/radio/print.

    TNP can name a genre (or sub-genre, maybe) of music that he or she has recently "discovered." And if true, will do name it!

  24. #9724
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    23,199

    Default

    Sort of. This Lebanese singer is featured in the movie Only Lovers Left Alive, and I'd never heard of her before, or this kind of Arabic love song. I really like it:

    TNP likes vampire movies.

  25. #9725
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    10,013

    Default

    Yeah, I go me some vampire movies. No doubt. Some better than others, of course, but it's a deep corpus.

    TNP is one chill mofo on the highways, not be forgetting turn signals, nor any camping out in the passing lane: right speed, at the right time, and no fooling around.

  26. #9726
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    23,199

    Default

    Yes, I'm a safe driver, all in all. Been years (knock wood) since I was in an accident.

    TNP will be binging on a TV show this weekend.

  27. #9727
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    10,013

    Default

    No. <checks in daily log> However, I've heard yesterday good things about this show on NetFlix called, apparently, Archive 84. Shan't binge it, though: too much other stuff to watch, plus eye fatigue from looking at stuff most days.

    TNP has lost his or her patience with younger "people" and the services that specialize in catering to them. And will explain.

  28. #9728
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    23,199

    Default

    No, I'm not quite to that stage of Old Farthood yet. Some young people annoy me, true, but then, so do some old people and some middle-aged people.

    Hadn't heard of that show before - I think you may have the title slightly wrong: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archive_81

    TNP has read about Woodrow Wilson in the past month.

  29. #9729
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    10,013

    Default

    No, I have not, but I would like to. I've heard about Wilson! (!) (ty for the emendation about the TV show....looking at ... oh.....when writing in longhand, the numeral "1" looks quite a bit like the numeral "4"....anyway, it was just something I jotted down from somebody I was chatting with yesterday.)

    Recommendations W_Wilson?

    TNP thinks writing "intelligenti pauca, sic semper porcis" would be pretty fly to write on the "tip" line of a restaurant bill to someone whom one really despised.

  30. #9730
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    23,199

    Default

    Google Translate gave me "One who understands a few things, so always the pigs," which might not be quite what you meant. I have to admit I've never written anything in Latin in lieu of giving a tip; might have to try that sometime.

    I highly recommend this one-volume Wilson bio, which is generally admiring while also conceding his many flaws and mistakes (especially on racial issues, for mishandling the League of Nations, and for not resigning when he was clearly disabled and not up to the job): https://www.amazon.com/Woodrow-Wilso...53263844&psc=1

    TNP thinks I should cut Wilson some slack, Jack.

  31. #9731
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    10,013

    Default

    Probably. There is a very nice avenue in Paris, FR named after him. So Wilson's got that going for him. I still blame Wilson in part for his "nativist" role in the temperance movement, but I only know the broad strokes of his political life and the cultural climate at the time.

    [Um, I don't know about Google Translate, but generally "intelligenti pauca" is understood as "small [things] to the wise," (I think Stendhal was the one to come up with that one) and "porcis" is meant to be the dative plural of "pig." No, it turned out I didn't owe her anything, or more likely she was like "meh, a few beers, forget about it, not worth the effort," but what I would have put on the tip line is just the simpler "pauca porcis," which I would just translate as "small [things] to pigs." Very crass and impolite, however.]

    TNP thinks there's probably a good age to stop chasing poontang 24-7, but recognizes that it is simply impossible.

  32. #9732
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    23,199

    Default

    Pretty much. When a heterosexual man loses interest in beautiful women, it's definitely not a good sign.

    TNP loves hearing Nina Simone singing "Take Care of Business":

  33. #9733
    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2013
    Location
    in a mouth
    Posts
    10,013

    Default

    I do now! Don't remember ever having heard that one before.

    TNP agrees that the "rules of engagement" concerning women at the workplace include that one should not approach one's prey with the sole intention of making conversation with her. However, any and all other forms of verbal contact, professional or not, are allowed and encouraged. This is particularly important when handling younger women who may be a bit timid or less socially adept, when compared to older women, as well as compared to the would-be Nimrod himself, whose confidence, aplomb, and experience are nonpareil.

  34. #9734
    Member Elendil's Heir's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The North Coast
    Posts
    23,199

    Default

    To the extent I understood all that, yes, I agree (although "prey" isn't quite how I see them).

    TNP saw two hawks, a woodpecker and a bright red cardinal today, as I did.

+ Reply to thread

Posting rules

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts