Recent comments by Cinco-X

JP wrote:

From now on, you will do exactly as we say or we CC the SO.

The postman is afraid to go into that dark, tangled forest where she resides...and there's no internet...

ndk wrote:

Happiness is finding 4 leftover insulin pens so you don't have to decide between pancreas roulette or the 18 gauge harpoons that Rite Aid gave me. Life, be my wild mistress. I'ma take a nap and leave you Boomers to it.

Hope you found them in the fridge, and not your car's glove compartment...

Jackdawracy wrote:

She gasped as an asp grasped
Burma Slave

She gasped and grasped her ass
Burma Slave

KidPsych wrote:

They are the OSU Beavers, after all.

I disagree with Mr. Clark. I'd much rather go to the naked library school, rather than say, the football school (like U of O). I think that's a great niche market.

Tom Stone wrote:

One? Gimme a break, loser.

New Keyboard

Rickkk wrote:

26% believe in witches

The other 74% haven't met my SO...

burnside wrote:

First time I saw a field-dressed Florida deer, I thought someone had impaled a dog on the front of their truck.

And that's a standard deer. The "Key Deer" looks like someone shot a terrier...

burnside wrote:

While you or I may have no objections to specific applications of recombinant processes and products, it's not difficult to imagine a bit of distrust creeping into the exercise of judgment.
An individual doesn't actually know if a process is safe, but needn't wonder about something done for a few centuries without incident.

I have a great deal of distrust in corporations like Monsanto that would readily produce harmful GMO products in the name of profits and then lie about it to the public. I'm also extremely uncomfortable with folks that would harvest embryos, zygotes and fetuses for questionable stem cell treatments.
My point in linking that article is more about the hypocrisy than anything else.

Long dry spell doomed Mexican city 1,000 years ago

They found evidence of a 650-year period of frequent droughts that extended from around A.D. 500 to about A.D. 1150. This was part of a long-term drying trend in highland Mexico that started 2,200 years ago, around 200 B.C. The climate became wetter again in about A.D. 1300, just prior to the rise of the Aztec empire.

Wow...a 1,300 year drying period...

burnside wrote:

Odds are those views are as badly misrepresented as those having to do with genetic modification were.

Curiously, folks will rail about any GMO as being bad, yet 90% or more of the cheese they eat at their wine tastings is made with rennet made by GMO bacteria. That's bacteria created by gene splicing, not some bacterial version of animal husbandry. That's why I added "(at least partially)" as a caveat...

burnside wrote:

The article slips neatly past the quite natural desire to make a distinction between agricultural hybrids and cross-species interventions. People know what it is they object to even if Hank Campbell wishes otherwise.

I actually agree (at least partially) with you on that one, but not on the anti-vaccine, anti-energy views.

Acceptance Of Evolution Is Far Higher Than Acceptance Of Other Biology

Republicans don't believe this graphic. Neither do scientists. Because it's wrong. Yet Republicans get criticized for believing it slightly less than Democrats while all those anti-vaccine, anti-GMO and anti-energy Democrats get explained away.

ResistanceIsFeudal wrote:

In fact, there's probably never been a better time to be idle or rich. Or idle and rich.

Rarely is there a better time to be idle and rich, 1789, 1917 and 1949 excepted...

JP wrote:

FTA: Eleven billion tons of ice weights, well, 11 billion tons;

Finally something that people can agree on!

The feel good article of the year!

The world's wellness obsession has gone too far - opinion - 30 January 2015 - New Scientist

An obsessive focus on wellness can also make us more judgmental, potentially worsening societal divisions. Those who highly value well-being tend to view those who don't come up to their high standards as "disgusting", even if the truth is they can't afford a personal yoga instructor or the latest lifelogging technology.

Remind y'all of anyone?

JP wrote:

Hell, I spend inordinate amounts of money at the SM farmer's market and won't live next to a nukular power station. I guess I'm just a member of the public after all.

Stay away from here:
Volcanoes and Climate Change: How They're Linked
Not the relationship you'd think...

Belmont wrote:

I bet there as a cool Dodo who nailed all the chicks

He was supposed to nail the wonder they're extinct.

ndk wrote:

They have Duke Point NUKEM now, too.


Jackdawracy wrote:

I heard his coffin was cement-lined. RIP

Sad to hear...I've been wondering for a long time what happened...

ndk wrote:

The basic laws of thermodynamics would indicate that Brownian motion cannot go on forever...

...or perhaps that's all that will be left in the end!

poicv2.0 wrote:

"Polio is an ancient disease, but it didn't really hit it's stride in the USA until around the era of FDR getting it and onwards, and what propelled it so?"


Better hygiene, and not enough stimulation to children's immune systems.

Wisdom Seeker wrote:

Love your comments, but sir, repeating the same comment for the third time isn't funny or informative anymore...

Whatever happened to mp?

energyecon wrote:


He had quite a few mulligans on the golf course. This is well known. Tongue

Bill Clinton, Famed Golf Cheat, Preaches Truth - US News
Urban Dictionary: Billigan

Jackdawracy wrote:

I guess the question is how many mulligans do you get?

Bill Clinton took quite a few, IIRC...

Wisdom Seeker wrote:

without the happy ending


Lobbyist Ben Dover wrote:

Both actions of a defective mind.

Not if in self defense.

poicv2.0 wrote:

Why not call them Mr. Charmin?

New Keyboard

Tom Stone wrote:

Here in CA it's a "May Issue" process.

In some towns here in MA it's a won't issue policy. Permits are up to the discretion of the police chief, and some just won't issue permits...

Jackdawracy wrote:

I asked a Brit what the weapon of choice was amongst those that carry, and he told me a flat screwdriver with a filed down pointy bite. But don't get caught with it in your possession.

Bar fights have been tougher since they figured out how to properly anneal beer bottles and they no longer break off into a shard when slammed over someone's head...

Tom Stone wrote:

Don't think that hasn't been tried many thousands of times, sometimes successfully.

My deceased Aunt in Alabama had a neighbor move a fence in the night and then try an claim squatters rights...

vtcodger wrote:

Maybe it was the governance in Oz.

Maybe it was those creepy monkeys in cadet costumes...

Tom Stone wrote:

Amazingly enough, I suspect that's a serious question.

Sadly, it's a question no one was asking when it really mattered...

Tom Stone wrote:

I was reading a preliminary title report yesterday that starts "Beginning at the Iron plowshare buried in the ground at the NW corner of the property".

I just figured out a way to increase the size of that lot!

Jackdawracy wrote:

Maybe "the rain follows the dam" would be more appropriate for now?

Maybe "the horse follows the plow"...

BBC News - Office puts chips under staff's skin

Want to gain entry to your office, get on a bus, or perhaps buy a sandwich? We're all getting used to swiping a card to do all these things. But at Epicenter, a new hi-tech office block in Sweden, they are trying a different approach - a chip under the skin.


Pigged Jackdawracy wrote:

Seeing as acorns were 2/3rds of their diet, they would have had to switch to buckeyes, which don't taste as good and take a lot longer to prepare to eat, and only had about 30% protein compared to the 80% in acorns.

How to Make Acorn Flour - Cold Process Acorn Flour | Hunter Angler Gardener Cook
Perhaps your native Americans lived near the Sonoran Desert?

Jackdawracy wrote:

Seeing as acorns were 2/3rds of their diet, they would have had to switch to buckeyes, which don't taste as good and take a lot longer to prepare to eat, and only had about 30% protein compared to the 80% in acorns.

Don't you need water to wash the tannin's out of acorns?

energyecon wrote:

Tanta vive!


dilbert dogbert wrote:

A Ted Cruz look alike!!! at 10 o-clock!!!

Put a pair of glasses on Ted and he looks a bit like Jeb...I guess we'll have to wait for the debates to see them in the same room...

Rob Dawg wrote:

I would add a caution to the ice ores as well. A period of melting would erase entire decades and most certainly promote gas migration through the rest.

I'm stunned that this never comes up in discussions. I'd note that if you go back far enough in recent geological history, that number stretches out to centuries and perhaps even millenia...