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  1. blakels's Avatar
    Howdy everyone, Beautiful weather here in SE Michigan Supposed to be 80-81 and sunny through the weekend. Can get some more time on the boat before we have to haul it out and wrap it up.
  2. InTheCone's Avatar
    Morning LF & Aislinn!

    That house has to be incredibly tough to have stood in S. Fl. for 120 years, just the heat and ewwwmidity will destroy stuff, much less storms.

    Breakfast!

    I'll have some biscuits and sausage gravy and coffee - TYVM Aislinn! Tomorrow is the first official day of fall, so it shouldn't be too long now until your first cool down. Ours will probably be a while yet.
  3. Landfall2004's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by KanKunKid
    Those people in Colorado would HATE the Philippines. Here it is: "Gotta go? Drop trou!" (trousers) It doesn't matter where, but they do have the decency to face away from traffic..

    Dogs poop in the yard. What are they going to do? Start arresting dogs?

    I think it is a public statement for all the businesses that put up signs "No Public Restroom" or "Restroom for Customers only!"

    When I was young and in my home state of Indiana (Yeah, I'm a displaced Hoosier) there was a State law that every business that was open to the public had to have at least one public restroom. Sometimes the owners would make it difficult for a person to use, but it was the law.
    Now, business owners gripe and complain and got the laws changed and so normal traveling people are faced with a serious physiological dilemma: "Where do you go when you gotta take a dump?" Hey! We all gotta go sometime and we can't always pick the time or place. If you have ever tried to extend the time when you are "gophering?" Ha! You may get a few minutes, but eventually, if you keep trying to extend, you will have an accident. It's not a question of "if" but a question of "when" and when you are traveling, it then becomes a question of "where."
    One female jogger answered that question and punctuated it with a piece of her....mind..

    Still, like the ever mysterious Mark. If you can't protect your property, then people will do all kinds of things on it until you go out with a gun* or in this case, perhaps a garden hose with full pressure, or a paint ball gun, nothing says "don't poop here!" like a couple of good shots to the hind quarters on bare skin with a well aimed paint ball. It may not stop the action, in fact it may speed it up quite a bit, but at least that Juan will be looking elsewhere to poo and the offender will be marked for the police to find easier.

    But maybe I am a little weird.
    I think it should be OK to use a paint ball gun to mark people that are anal orifices. So then most attorneys, bad drivers, in-laws, inconsiderate jerks and I am sure you can think of a few, would be targeted. Perhaps a person with many paint ball marks would surely have to see they need to change. You could make dates and friends with the unsullied and have at least public opinion on your side as to your choice of associates, while the Juans with several marks would be the kind you would avoid. (NOTE: Sometimes, when you are on the offensive, you may want a lawyer peppered with paint. He may still be an ***hole to you, but generally, they win in court. But they also cost the most, which earns them one or two paint balls right there. Shoot them after the win, the papers have been signed and you have paid him)

    I do not condone using a paint ball gun to enforce anything. (that's a disclaimer)

    Of course I am not Juan to judge.
    After living in 3rd world countries, you get hardened to public displays of natural biological acts, especially those necessary and urgent. We in civilized countries go in a room and lock the door and sit down and even if we were seen, there would be nothing to see. A dog, on the other hand, will sniff around and find a spot and then it squats and holds out its tail in that one certain position, kind of straight out with a little downward turn at the end and then it begins its business. On its face is a look of pure enjoyment, it never rushes or grunts or reads the paper waiting. It savors the occasion and when it is done, it may do some sort of semblance of an act of burial or covering up, but it is just a perfunctory act much like when kids wash their hands, they turn on the water, pass their fingers through the stream and turn off the water and wipe their hands on a towel or their pants (girls will often REALLY wash their hands with soap. This is significant. The rest of her life, she will doom all of the menfolk in her life that she has any influence over at all to actual soap and water hand washing. As a result, these males will often go camping and doing things outdoors and out of sight of her semi-OCD behavior. She will carry waterless hand cleaner everywhere and use it prodigiously. I was not raised by such a woman, but I have a "thing" about dirty hands so I use that stuff all the time.) I digressed and I am sorry, but it was only a parenthetical digression and Juan that can easily be excused.
    My point is, if a woman jogger wants to poop in your yard, that is between you and her. If you get the police involved then you have to deal with the law which probably is about indecent exposure. This takes more than an accusation and once the deed is done, said suspect can deny the poop is hers. then it will take DNA testing to prove it and the police will not do an expensive DNA test to prove a pooper has pooped when pooping is not illegal. It does not prove indecent exposure.
    If they want to deal with the pooping situation, then somebody with some balls (either literal or symbolic) will have to step up to the plate and start swinging. Otherwise, they will piss and moan and do nothing.
    Oh, I think in Colorado, they also have a "criminal mischief" charge that may apply, a class 3 misdemeanor. However, even then, if it goes to court, they will have to prove intent. If she says, "I didn't do it on purpose, the bran muffin made me do it.."
    Then she can't be convicted and she will walk or jog free to poop again. Most judges will be swayed by the "Bran Muffin" defense.

    In any case, weatherwise we are in a strange and unprecedented situation. The normally busy Pacific ocean is free from all tropical mischief, not even a TS Tropical Storm anywhere! But the Atlantic is busy. We should note the el nino la nina and stuff like that.
    But maybe it knocked things out of kilter, now we have big earthquakes 2 huge Juans in Mexico within a couple of months!

    This is what happens when I leave the country.

    Now Mark has disappeared and Jeff also has receded like a middle aged man's hairline and thank God we have Blakels and Cos and St Aug here and Tulsa of course along with the regulars. But our normal job of saving lives and hyping seems superfluous in view of the impending DOOM!

    I say DOOM is DOOM no matter where it hits. DOOM hitting Florida is just overdue DOOM.
    But as long as there is expensive beachfront property, there will be a penalty (besides !@@#$% property taxes) to pay and it is the DOOM of which I speak.
    Allow me to quote from Calamity 9 verse 3: "DOOM not, lest ye be DOOMED!"

    I think that sums up my offering for this morning (night there).

    *Just showing some Juan a gun can be a crime nowadays (brandishing) so getting a gun involved (firearm) can put you on the wrong side of the law and public opinion
    ...
  4. Aislinn's Avatar
    Good morning, afternoon and evening, everyjuan! Need Fall to come sooner. If I didn't spend two hours every day outside I don't think I'd care so much. But that heat wipes you out if physically moving nonstop in it! Still no word on my nephew and family though I am sure they are fine. Saw they are saying six months before electric is restored.

    Breakfast’s on the sideboard: scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, biscuits and sausage gravy, brioche French toast with butter and syrup, bagels with cream cheese and lox, cheesy ham and hash brown casserole, Potato pancakes, thick slices of honey ham, breakfast veggie burritos, cinnamon rolls, fresh fruit skewers, tea or coffee. Enjoy!
  5. Landfall2004's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ossqss
    It is about good mechanical connections LF. We saw the benefit of new codes with Wilma on the East coast. Older homes were toast, newer ones untouched. Proper nailing patterns on roof decking and shingles, to strapping of roof trusses to walls, and ultimately walls to foundations make for sturdy structure that withstand storms. Window coverings help greatly with keeping wind/watrr out, but ultimately, the structural integrity is the most important part no matter the composition, block, stick, brick etc..
    Oss, I am not at all a mechanical/engineering type, so I was going by what I had always heard--that you can't let all that wind and pressure inside the structure--it has to come out somewhere. Back in the day, without hurricane roof ties, I would imagine it would help to blow the roof off! Maybe the thoughts have changed on that subject being so important.

    You are right about structural integrity. I live in a prime example--120 years old. Doesn't matter what it is built of--it is the integrity of the structure. Treasure Coast of FL has seen many a severe storm in 120 years--come to think of it, not sure what they did about shutters. This old pencil-thin wavy seed glass would break if a twig hit it. I do have photo's of old wooden green shutters, found one on the property, so that is why I chose new metal green shutters!

    I remember when a few of the walls were open for repair here in the house, you could see where it would be hard to install new electric lines (they pulled thru the holes of the old knob and tubing.) There were these cross-braces everywhere between the studs. And the studs are 16" OC.

    The only thing that bothers me is that my roof has no ties--but we could not open up all the walls and tie it to the ground 3 stories up. And my contractor said--"It it ain't broke, don't fix it." It is a hip roof, steeply pitched--guess 1:1--difficult to walk on! The roof deck is either nailed in T&G 1 X 6 or 1 X 8 with metal shingles (with maybe some tar paper or this stuff that looks like tarred burlap.) The underside of the trusses is my bedroom ceiling--nailed in 1 X 6's. Pretty sturdy.
    Updated Today at 12:54 PM by Landfall2004
  6. Landfall2004's Avatar
    Oh What a Night!

    Busy, busy, busy and funny, funny funny!

    Glad to see Oss and PI and the regulars.

    3K's Bran Muffin defense is the best!

    And yes, Cone, she has the look of the Hurricane symbol on all the charts--the "double-comma."
  7. InTheCone's Avatar
    Nice work as always Triple K - Love this

    Allow me to quote from Calamity 9 verse 3: "DOOM not, lest ye be DOOMED!"
  8. InTheCone's Avatar
    Ais' Waiting for Fall-o-Cast.... Not yet.....

    Today: Patchy fog in the morning. Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Southeast winds up to 5 mph.

    Tonight: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds up to 5 mph in the evening becoming light.
  9. InTheCone's Avatar
    Good Morning Bunkerites!

    I have to read back and catck Triple K's post in a bit, butt for now I'm calling it - The Isle Smashing Tart has gone Analar!

    Updated Today at 08:58 AM by InTheCone
  10. PrivateIdaho's Avatar
    I am super regular so I avoid bran muffins like the plague. On the occasions I have not notice the bran in a muffin I would make a goose jealous. (If you know what I mean) In fact, a high-fiber diet and daily exercise ( in the Kid's world) would have me branded like a disability lawyer.
  11. Ossqss's Avatar
    Now on the poop lady, I am going to bet there is a vendetta there somewhere. Old boyfriends, school stuff, work or social media stuff. Frankly, I would have simply followed her to her ultimate domain, on my Zuma, and provided some reciprocity for her consideration and understanding. Butt, that is just my neanderthal being excreted.

    Video not redacted. LOL



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8xNn4td37k
  12. Ossqss's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Landfall2004
    Not to take away from the disasters, but I have observed that many of the buildings damaged by hurricanes do NOT have shutters. I wonder how many homes and lives could be saved if people would just cover their doors and windows? If you notice trees still standing and electric and light poles standing--and homes with no shutters are trashed.

    Duval Street in Key West looked fairly intact---but all the buildings I could see were boarded up.

    Flooding and surge--another story.
    It is about good mechanical connections LF. We saw the benefit of new codes with Wilma on the East coast. Older homes were toast, newer ones untouched. Proper nailing patterns on roof decking and shingles, to strapping of roof trusses to walls, and ultimately walls to foundations make for sturdy structure that withstand storms. Window coverings help greatly with keeping wind/watrr out, but ultimately, the structural integrity is the most important part no matter the composition, block, stick, brick etc..
  13. Tulsahurrcane's Avatar
    that was beyond hilarious! I especially like the part about judging a person by the number of paint ball marks they've amassed and going for heavily marked attorneys. Cone may ban us for carrying on about a crude subject but Aug started it! Th Bran Muffin Defense!!




    Ais I knew you said your nephew in PR but wasn't sure he worked there. I think I'd take PR over Dubai. Correction, Iwould have taken PR. Not so much today. i wonder if their facilities were damaged. Do they have manufacturing or just corporate offices?

    Well good night you guys. Hoping for the best for your family Ais. Thanks for the laugh 3K.
    Updated Today at 03:28 AM by Tulsahurrcane
  14. Aislinn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tulsahurrcane
    It's going to be rough on the island I would think. one of the PR officials said 4 to 6 months to restore power. I don't know if he means to everyone or just to get any power back on. Without roads, electricity, etc, just sustaining 3 to 4 million people is a daunting task

    Ais, did I understand your nephew lives there? They weren't down visiting were they?
    They live there. He works for the Mars Candy Company in management. This was his overseas assignment. I think he might have been better going to Dubai which was another choice he had.
  15. KanKunKid's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tulsahurrcane
    Well that's a sh***y subject. I used to run a lot and had friends who were competitive runners, marathoners and such, that I know have pushed the poo envelope. I was running with Cindy, a marathoner one day at lunch. I don't remember how it came up but she said something like, Oh come on, every single one of us has flung s**t all up and down this river." ......"Yes of course" I lied. I was just trying to fit in with the elite runners.

    So shes just an elite runner that can't figure out what people are stirred up about. Although for most of them i think it's more of an involuntary thing in race conditions. This one seems to be returning to the same yard like my neighbors dog. She may just be crazy.
    Those people in Colorado would HATE the Philippines. Here it is: "Gotta go? Drop trou!" (trousers) It doesn't matter where, but they do have the decency to face away from traffic..

    Dogs poop in the yard. What are they going to do? Start arresting dogs?

    I think it is a public statement for all the businesses that put up signs "No Public Restroom" or "Restroom for Customers only!"

    When I was young and in my home state of Indiana (Yeah, I'm a displaced Hoosier) there was a State law that every business that was open to the public had to have at least one public restroom. Sometimes the owners would make it difficult for a person to use, but it was the law.
    Now, business owners gripe and complain and got the laws changed and so normal traveling people are faced with a serious physiological dilemma: "Where do you go when you gotta take a dump?" Hey! We all gotta go sometime and we can't always pick the time or place. If you have ever tried to extend the time when you are "gophering?" Ha! You may get a few minutes, but eventually, if you keep trying to extend, you will have an accident. It's not a question of "if" but a question of "when" and when you are traveling, it then becomes a question of "where."
    One female jogger answered that question and punctuated it with a piece of her....mind..

    Still, like the ever mysterious Mark. If you can't protect your property, then people will do all kinds of things on it until you go out with a gun* or in this case, perhaps a garden hose with full pressure, or a paint ball gun, nothing says "don't poop here!" like a couple of good shots to the hind quarters on bare skin with a well aimed paint ball. It may not stop the action, in fact it may speed it up quite a bit, but at least that Juan will be looking elsewhere to poo and the offender will be marked for the police to find easier.

    But maybe I am a little weird.
    I think it should be OK to use a paint ball gun to mark people that are anal orifices. So then most attorneys, bad drivers, in-laws, inconsiderate jerks and I am sure you can think of a few, would be targeted. Perhaps a person with many paint ball marks would surely have to see they need to change. You could make dates and friends with the unsullied and have at least public opinion on your side as to your choice of associates, while the Juans with several marks would be the kind you would avoid. (NOTE: Sometimes, when you are on the offensive, you may want a lawyer peppered with paint. He may still be an ***hole to you, but generally, they win in court. But they also cost the most, which earns them one or two paint balls right there. Shoot them after the win, the papers have been signed and you have paid him)

    I do not condone using a paint ball gun to enforce anything. (that's a disclaimer)

    Of course I am not Juan to judge.
    After living in 3rd world countries, you get hardened to public displays of natural biological acts, especially those necessary and urgent. We in civilized countries go in a room and lock the door and sit down and even if we were seen, there would be nothing to see. A dog, on the other hand, will sniff around and find a spot and then it squats and holds out its tail in that one certain position, kind of straight out with a little downward turn at the end and then it begins its business. On its face is a look of pure enjoyment, it never rushes or grunts or reads the paper waiting. It savors the occasion and when it is done, it may do some sort of semblance of an act of burial or covering up, but it is just a perfunctory act much like when kids wash their hands, they turn on the water, pass their fingers through the stream and turn off the water and wipe their hands on a towel or their pants (girls will often REALLY wash their hands with soap. This is significant. The rest of her life, she will doom all of the menfolk in her life that she has any influence over at all to actual soap and water hand washing. As a result, these males will often go camping and doing things outdoors and out of sight of her semi-OCD behavior. She will carry waterless hand cleaner everywhere and use it prodigiously. I was not raised by such a woman, but I have a "thing" about dirty hands so I use that stuff all the time.) I digressed and I am sorry, but it was only a parenthetical digression and Juan that can easily be excused.
    My point is, if a woman jogger wants to poop in your yard, that is between you and her. If you get the police involved then you have to deal with the law which probably is about indecent exposure. This takes more than an accusation and once the deed is done, said suspect can deny the poop is hers. then it will take DNA testing to prove it and the police will not do an expensive DNA test to prove a pooper has pooped when pooping is not illegal. It does not prove indecent exposure.
    If they want to deal with the pooping situation, then somebody with some balls (either literal or symbolic) will have to step up to the plate and start swinging. Otherwise, they will piss and moan and do nothing.
    Oh, I think in Colorado, they also have a "criminal mischief" charge that may apply, a class 3 misdemeanor. However, even then, if it goes to court, they will have to prove intent. If she says, "I didn't do it on purpose, the bran muffin made me do it.."
    Then she can't be convicted and she will walk or jog free to poop again. Most judges will be swayed by the "Bran Muffin" defense.

    In any case, weatherwise we are in a strange and unprecedented situation. The normally busy Pacific ocean is free from all tropical mischief, not even a TS Tropical Storm anywhere! But the Atlantic is busy. We should note the el nino la nina and stuff like that.
    But maybe it knocked things out of kilter, now we have big earthquakes 2 huge Juans in Mexico within a couple of months!

    This is what happens when I leave the country.

    Now Mark has disappeared and Jeff also has receded like a middle aged man's hairline and thank God we have Blakels and Cos and St Aug here and Tulsa of course along with the regulars. But our normal job of saving lives and hyping seems superfluous in view of the impending DOOM!

    I say DOOM is DOOM no matter where it hits. DOOM hitting Florida is just overdue DOOM.
    But as long as there is expensive beachfront property, there will be a penalty (besides !@@#$% property taxes) to pay and it is the DOOM of which I speak.
    Allow me to quote from Calamity 9 verse 3: "DOOM not, lest ye be DOOMED!"

    I think that sums up my offering for this morning (night there).

    *Just showing some Juan a gun can be a crime nowadays (brandishing) so getting a gun involved (firearm) can put you on the wrong side of the law and public opinion
  16. Tulsahurrcane's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aislinn
    Just talking to my sister, no word about my nephew and his family in Puerto Rico. She said she heard it could be months before electric is restored. Wife and kids supposed to fly home on Friday, if the airport is open. Hoping to hear from them soon. It doesn't look good there.
    It's going to be rough on the island I would think. one of the PR officials said 4 to 6 months to restore power. I don't know if he means to everyone or just to get any power back on. Without roads, electricity, etc, just sustaining 3 to 4 million people is a daunting task

    Ais, did I understand your nephew lives there? They weren't down visiting were they?
  17. Aislinn's Avatar
    Just talking to my sister, no word about my nephew and his family in Puerto Rico. She said she heard it could be months before electric is restored. Wife and kids supposed to fly home on Friday, if the airport is open. Hoping to hear from them soon. It doesn't look good there.
  18. Tulsahurrcane's Avatar
    Damage in PR looks as bad as they feared. It involved so much of the island.Trying to restore a modern city with no power on the island and given PRs bankrupt status, I wonder how that's going to play out. But Cozumel did really amazing things within 2 months after Wilma with mainly massive amounts of manual effort.
  19. InTheCone's Avatar
    Evening T, Aug & LF!

    Good thing they didn't have any high winds to motivate the effluvium into high speed motion
    Updated Today at 12:18 AM by InTheCone
  20. Landfall2004's Avatar
  21. Tulsahurrcane's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Landfall2004
    Not to take away from the disasters, but I have observed that many of the buildings damaged by hurricanes do NOT have shutters. I wonder how many homes and lives could be saved if people would just cover their doors and windows? If you notice trees still standing and electric and light poles standing--and homes with no shutters are trashed.

    Duval Street in Key West looked fairly intact---but all the buildings I could see were boarded up.

    Flooding and surge--another story.
    thats true now that you brought it up. With Maria, maybe they didn't have enough time or there weren't supplies once they knew it was big and going to make a direct hit. (With Irma they did though. )
  22. Landfall2004's Avatar
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  23. Tulsahurrcane's Avatar
    Yes, but it's probably a normal psychological reaction to call the police, lol
  24. Landfall2004's Avatar
    Not to take away from the disasters, but I have observed that many of the buildings damaged by hurricanes do NOT have shutters. I wonder how many homes and lives could be saved if people would just cover their doors and windows? If you notice trees still standing and electric and light poles standing--and homes with no shutters are trashed.

    Duval Street in Key West looked fairly intact---but all the buildings I could see were boarded up.

    Flooding and surge--another story.
  25. Landfall2004's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tulsahurrcane
    Well that's a sh***y subject. I used to run a lot and had friends who were competitive runners, marathoners and such, that I know have pushed the poo envelope. I was running with Cindy, a Boston marathoner one day at lunch. I don't remember how it came up but she said something like, Oh come on, every single one of us has flung s**t all up and down this river." ......"Yes of course" I lied. I was just trying to fit in with the elite runners.

    She's just an elite runner that can't figure out what people are stirred up about. Although for most of them i think it's more of an involuntary thing in race conditions. She seems to be returning to the same yard like my neighbors dog. She may just be crazy.
    Evidently it is a natural biological reaction.
  26. Tulsahurrcane's Avatar
    Well that's a sh***y subject. I used to run a lot and had friends who were competitive runners, marathoners and such, that I know have pushed the poo envelope. I was running with Cindy, a marathoner one day at lunch. I don't remember how it came up but she said something like, Oh come on, every single one of us has flung s**t all up and down this river." ......"Yes of course" I lied. I was just trying to fit in with the elite runners. (Edit: I was not one of the elite to clarify, just a groupie)

    So shes just an elite runner that can't figure out what people are stirred up about. Although for most of them i think it's more of an involuntary thing in race conditions. This one seems to be returning to the same yard like my neighbors dog. She may just be crazy.
    Updated Today at 01:54 AM by Tulsahurrcane
  27. StAugustineFL's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by McBart ender
    We've got a major in the Cab. ...and crickets.

    What on the web could possibly be more interestingererer than the tropics?
    Busy working here. CRJ has an excuse however.

    ‘Mad Pooper’ Still Loose On The Streets Of Colorado: Police Investigating & Concerned – Hollywood Life
  28. Tulsahurrcane's Avatar
    4 to 6 months without electricity?!? Prepare for a mass exodus. I probably would. I might not evacuate for a Cat 5, but 6 months without electricity?? I am outta there. (And who am I kidding, I would run over people to evacuate a Cat 5. Evacuate would be an apt term.)
  29. InTheCone's Avatar
    I'm sure a few of the night crew will stagger in later.

  30. McBart ender's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by InTheCone
    2 Cat 5's in 2 weeks. I think everyJuan is

    Oh, I can understand that for sure. Battle fatigue.
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