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Open thread 2/27/23

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  • John Venlet February 27, 2023, 8:23 AM

    Mmm, a cheeseburger, though you might want to hang onto to it for if the dollar collapses. And on a different note, in keeping with Gerard’s series of The Japanese, Nuked Too Much or Not Enough, I present for your viewing and reading pleasure Fart Battles of the He-gassen Handscrolls Brought Toilet Humor to Life.

    Last, but not least, the local weather here in Grand Rapids, MI this morning is a heavy icing rain currently coming down. Started about 7:30 a.m. EST. Getting close to a 1/4 inch of accumulation on the trees. Hoping it stops soon.

    • ghostsniper February 27, 2023, 10:19 AM

      Well exactly 258 miles southish, from the front door of our house to the front door of the Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen, it started out rainy and 48 degrees at 6am. Now, at 1:15pm the sun is shining bright, the temp is 68 degrees, and the wind is gusting at 40mph with more possible rain. Unusually warm this winter, hardly any snow, and we’re supposed to get more snow this coming fri. The winter that never was. I’ve fired up my grill several times in the past 2 weeks. My understanding is that if you consume a 12 pack of PBR and a pot of baby lima’s you’ll be the hit of the party.

    • Wilbur February 27, 2023, 3:17 PM

      I always loved those “The Japanese, Nuked to Much or not Enough” posts. My wife is half Japanese and loves to tease. Myself, my grown son and daughter in law will tease her back with stuff like, Uh Oh, I think she was nuked to much. She even gets in on the act when she see’s crazy or funny Japanese stuff.

  • Anne February 27, 2023, 9:08 AM

    Thank you John for starting my day out with a little humor!

    Here in MT we are in the midst of a legislative session. Let me explain. We vote every even year for our state representatives and governor. They gather in session for 90 days during the odd years. The last session (2021) was the first time the R had enough votes to pass anything, plus they finally gained the governorship after 12 years of a D governor. In 2021 our representatives passed several laws that we the people felt to be important. However, almost all of those laws are still tied up in court having been challenged by the liberals. To date we have not been able to apply any of the important laws.
    In the names of “compromise” and “collaboration” this current session has seen the union bosses from out of state convince our legislators that a “right to work” law would be useless. Previously we tried to pass a law preventing the introduction of homosexuality in K-4 grade classes. In the spirit of compromise which by the way is being led the liberals–our current legislators have drafted a bill that will make it illegal for any “sexual dancing” in any place where there are “children” and that includes on public streets as well as in the classroom. Yeah baby–that’s gonna do it!
    In 2020 we elected a R to head the state depart of instruction. Already staffed to the maximum with liberals appointed by the previous regime–within a year most of them had resigned. Their excuse being the R woman elected was “not rational”. The state ended up selling off part of the building because they didn’t need the space! Presently the R party are talking about how good it will be to have a “real professional” in that position in 2024–of course that “real professional” will be a D supposedly elected by our new election machines. BTW–our current legislation in it’s deep hearted desire to “compromise” has repeatedly, Repeatedly, REPEATEDLY made it very clear that the 2020 state election was clean and that the new machines have as small a chance for error as hand counting the ballots would have. When I ask about AI or the fact that slot machines can be pre-programmed they all seem to turn white and get a little sickly when they have to REPEAT that the new machines only make as many “MISTAKES” as a hand count would. It would be useless to bring up the subject of “intention”, with these fools. I have asked, but have not been able to confirm who actually “writes the bills”. My suspicion is that there is some leftover state employee who actually drafts the bills that once passed cannot be put into place because they have gone straight onto the court room calendar! OH for what it’s worth–do you want to know what the R party leadership has accomplished in this session? The removed from membership the last R governor they had managed to elect. You can read about it here:
    I don’t know, but it kinda looks like to me that boy has already learned how to “collaborate”.

    • Joe Krill February 28, 2023, 4:45 PM

      Anne, My ancestors were from Montana. Visited it a couple of times and thought that it is a beautiful state. I suggest that you start writing letters to the editors of newspapers in your state, keep them short and to the point. You may be surprised what you can accomplish.

  • Historic Flatulence Czar February 27, 2023, 9:39 AM

    I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.
    @ John, keep calm and flatulate with great gusto.
    Sometimes there is great wind break timing where you can answer back with a round of vile flatulence in their general direction!
    The fart manly faux cover of the Childhood Ruined series is a favorite.

    • Joe February 28, 2023, 4:47 PM

      HFZ–Look em in the eye, do a 180 and yell–Roses are red, violets are blue, here’s a great fart, just for you.

  • jwm February 27, 2023, 2:01 PM

    This was supposed to be here, not on the 2/24 thread
    For those looking for great discussion of pop culture, real culture, politics, and current trends,
    Severian at Founding Questions has a first rate gig going. Excellent comment section, and very good discussion.



    • ThisIsNotNutella February 27, 2023, 5:09 PM

      Seconded. Won’t be a perfect fit for those here afflicted by ‘Those Durned Commies’ normie tendencies. Delectable nectar for Red and Black Pillers though!

      New readers will wish to study the glossary of witty obfuscatory nomenclature used there. You just can’t call a spade a spade these days.

      The Z Blog is good, too.

    • ghostsniper February 28, 2023, 12:31 PM

      Never heard of that place. Went there, read the first article, “A History Lesson” and the comments. High caliber stuff all the way around. I’ll keep checking it out. Thanks John!

  • jwm February 27, 2023, 2:07 PM

    I remember crackin’ a monster bird in my 8th grade math class. I cut loose in a quiet moment, and it went off so loud the whole class cracked up, including the teacher. I was in a fifty-fifty split between pride, and embarrassment.


  • julie February 27, 2023, 2:43 PM

    Jr. high, gym class, 7th 8th & 9th graders in the gym doing sit-ups. Everyone including the teachers stopped what they were doing and laughed hysterically for a good 5 minutes. Rough day for the 7th grader who cut it, though.

  • ghostsniper February 27, 2023, 2:57 PM

    I remember reading an ad in a comic book for the whoopy cushion, they said it made a “Bronx Cheer”.

    • ThisIsNotNutella February 27, 2023, 9:48 PM

      For some unaccountable reason Brooklyn Shofar never quite caught on.

  • Wilbur February 27, 2023, 3:20 PM

    RIP Gerard. American Digest was/is a treasure. Thanks for the memories. Around this time last year Gerard posted a picture of a bumper sticker he had made up. It read ” Every time I fill up with gas, I hate Biden more”. Gerard then posted that the first 5 readers that posted a remark on that thread would receive one of these bumper stickers. I posted, and the next day he emailed me and asked for my address. I received the bumper sticker and still have it on my Ram Truck. Its going to stay there too.

  • John Venlet February 28, 2023, 8:27 AM

    Lest we forget, there are more good people in the world, than evil people.

    Students Raise $270K for 80-Year-Old Custodian Who Came Out of Retirement After His Rent Went Up

    • Anne February 28, 2023, 3:10 PM

      Thank you John Venlet !

  • Richard G. March 2, 2023, 7:28 PM

    I Love You Guys.

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