Men & Women Comments epilitimus Oct 14 2017 at 12:57 am Must have missed that episode. epilitimus Oct 14 2017 at 1:00 am Is it just me or does the DBD ad over on RedVolution1776 have a bit of an O-Nose look? JackDeth 72 Oct 14 2017 at 1:04 am A Feminist version of a 1980s “Bodice Ripper” novel’s cover. Very tastefully done. Pamela Oct 14 2017 at 10:51 am I prefer “Hysterical Historical” myself. JackDeth 72 Oct 14 2017 at 1:01 am The first rule of Writing: Write about what you know. And don’t forget that Kiko and Mari had seen ‘The Dark Knight’ on DVD and were using Heath Ledger’s Joker as an inspiration. Gnomeking Oct 14 2017 at 3:09 am I can’t wait for the book to be published. cmblake6 Oct 14 2017 at 3:47 am Soon folks, soon. Kip Allen Oct 14 2017 at 9:27 am I see Zed is holding the kindle a bit away from his eyes. The older I get, the longer arms I need to read! Brasspounder Oct 14 2017 at 10:44 am My arms ceased to be long enough for reading long ago. I wear progressive lenses now, and it’s the only aspect of my personality that can be described with that word. Unlike the political philosophy and its adherents, they actually work. Fox2! Oct 14 2017 at 11:07 pm I’ve been the same way for almost 20 years now. i-focals, But progressives are the only way to go for multi-focal glasses. There may be some specialized cases where bi or even ti-focals, especially with odd placement, might be the preferred method. Old Codger Oct 15 2017 at 5:11 pm I tried progressives a few years back but went back to plain old bifocals the next time I needed new glasses. It felt like I was always moving my head up and down to find the sweet spot. Progressives just didn’t do it for me. I don’t give a rat’s ass how they make me look. What others think about me bothers me not at all. Brasspounder Oct 14 2017 at 10:49 am P.S. Your avatar is outstanding. If only the progs would pony up the two bits to make their skulls useful for something other than a holder for their Guy Fawkes masks. GruntGI Oct 14 2017 at 12:39 pm HAHA, speaking of outstanding avatars…is that an actual game piece? Kelly’s Heroes is one of my favorite movies. Oddball: Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don’t you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? Brasspounder Oct 15 2017 at 10:35 am Purely my own creation, done in the style of pieces from Avalon Hill’s Advanced Squad Leader. Kelly’s Heroes is one of those movies that never seems to get old no matter how many times I see it. “I’m drinking wine, eating cheese, and catching some rays. You know.” Interventor Oct 14 2017 at 8:09 pm Beer mugs? JTC Oct 14 2017 at 9:29 pm Brains? Turn right. 🙂 Pamela Oct 14 2017 at 10:55 am Let me guess before a “Red State” family could have their one child, they had to have evaluations etc? Forced sterilizations or mandatory birth control if they went for more than one? NotYetInACamp Oct 14 2017 at 11:56 am The population in the western World was brainwashed that it was responsible to have one or fewer children. For various reasons. Now, the genocidal rulers demand massive enemy migration / invasion because they want their new lower paid invader work force to replace he people that the irresponsible citizens have destroyed by not having the children they were ordered to not have. That is an unreasonable and genocidal mark up. Or are we talkin bout the beautiful car, or the fun loving marking up by the kids? 🙂 Bunkerbuilder Oct 15 2017 at 6:01 pm The number of US abortions is since Roe vs Wade is on the Very close order of 45 million, the total number of illegal immigrants over the same time period. Hmmmmm? Halley Oct 14 2017 at 12:53 pm If I’m not mistaken, the “ko” at the end of a female Japanese name is an affectionate diminutive, as in “little”. Is Mari’s full name Mariko? Also, am in the dark as to how to procure a picture (“avatar”?) to the left of clever screen name Halley, like so many here have…? How to do it? NotYetInACamp Oct 14 2017 at 7:49 pm Don’t take my word for it, but K-9 says that he placed an image on Gravatar and hijacked my avatar. I’m just the piano player and Dindunuffin. Maybe here? https://en.gravatar.com/ Good luck. Old Codger Oct 15 2017 at 5:34 pm Halley, the “ko” ending of a Japanese girl’s name literally means “child of”. For example, in 1980 my wife and I adopted a newborn baby girl. For her middle name we chose “Aiko” which literally means “child of love (“Ai” means “love). While that is the literal meaning in practical use the “ko” ending simply converts a given word into a name. “Hana” means (depending on the kanji characters used) “flower” so “Hanako” would mean flower as a name. I think you are confusing “ko” with “chan”. “Chan” is the affectionate diminutive. epilitimus Oct 14 2017 at 6:49 pm One child per couple. Question: twins? Tom Z. Oct 15 2017 at 12:12 am Which one do you want to keep? Old Codger Oct 15 2017 at 5:40 pm If memory serves, that’s how they do it in Red China. In a less repressive system (which I’m not at all certain we’d get if the progs win out) presumably the problem of multiple births would be solved either by adoption to couples with documented infertility or early 4th trimester abortion (AKA INFANTICIDE!) Pamela Oct 14 2017 at 9:54 pm Must have been water based markers. My two decorated the newly painted hallway with an entire panorama. In permanent maker. Even got the kitchen chair. All while I was in the shower. In less than 10 minutes. NotYetInACamp Oct 14 2017 at 11:06 pm Talented. They must take after their mother. 🙂 Pamela Oct 14 2017 at 11:48 pm They take after me in their work ethic of doing a job right. They got their creativity from their Dad. I made them scrub the wall for several days instead of playing with their friends. Then used Kilz. Merle Oct 14 2017 at 11:10 pm how long was it before they could sit down? 🙂 Pamela Oct 14 2017 at 11:50 pm I did not blister their butts. Raised my voice asking if they were trying to send me to an early grave. That was a favorite phrase in my Mom’s family.