Random Links

Okay . . . let's try this again.

Moderators: Shirley, Sabo, brian, DaveInSeattle, rass

User avatar
Steve of phpBB
The Dude
Posts: 5259
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:44 am

Random Links

Post by Steve of phpBB » Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:46 am

I could have sworn we already had a Random Links thread, but I couldn't find the damn thing.

Anyway, an interesting article about the German-Soviet alliance between the World Wars that enabled both countries to advance their militaries. With awesome consequences for everyone involved.

http://warontherocks.com/2016/06/sowing ... ld-war-ii/
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

howard
Karl Hungus
Posts: 9467
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:00 pm

Re: Random Links

Post by howard » Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:20 am

The old thread has a screwy title: Swamp 6 Link Dump Extravaganza

This is a better name, the old one is 28 pages. In with the new.
Who knows? Maybe, you were kidnapped, tied up, taken away and held for ransom.

Those days are gone forever
Over a long time ago
Oh yeah…

howard
Karl Hungus
Posts: 9467
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:00 pm

Re: Random Links

Post by howard » Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:56 am

Wow, I really enjoyed that. I'd only read a little about military cooperation after 1933, I did not know it began nearly a decade before Hitler. The general history we are taught is that German remilitarization was entirely Hitler's idea. Under the Nazi's while there was much less cooperation in training and maneuvers with the Russians, but industrial and military-related trade and economic cooperation ramped up.

It is still amazing how little chemical weapons were used in WW2 (except of course in the extermination camps). Many ascribe it to the fact that Hitler suffered from a mustard gas attack in 1918, and he rejected using gas even when facing defeat.
Who knows? Maybe, you were kidnapped, tied up, taken away and held for ransom.

Those days are gone forever
Over a long time ago
Oh yeah…

User avatar
wlu_lax6
The Dude
Posts: 7458
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:16 am

Re: Random Links

Post by wlu_lax6 » Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:46 am

Heard about this on the Howler Podcast.
http://www.thefader.com/2016/06/01/arge ... arra-brava

User avatar
rass
The Dude
Posts: 14274
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:41 am
Location: N effin' J

Re: Random Links

Post by rass » Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:51 am

I felt aswirl with warm secretions.

User avatar
A_B
The Dude
Posts: 16820
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:36 am
Location: Getting them boards like a wolf in the chicken pen.

Re: Random Links

Post by A_B » Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:58 am

That lady is awesome.
The wife just accidentally called you. “Accidentally”. Sorry

howard
Karl Hungus
Posts: 9467
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:00 pm

Re: Random Links

Post by howard » Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:24 am

She sure knows nature much better than I do. I'd been more afraid of a mama bear than a skinny wolf, but clearly she was very concerned for her dog.
Who knows? Maybe, you were kidnapped, tied up, taken away and held for ransom.

Those days are gone forever
Over a long time ago
Oh yeah…

User avatar
rass
The Dude
Posts: 14274
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:41 am
Location: N effin' J

Re: Random Links

Post by rass » Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:23 am

A 600 year old oak tree in NJ may be dying
The tree is located beside the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church, where it already stood for nearly 300 years before the church was built in 1717. Famous English evangelists James Davenport and George Whitefield preached to more than 3,000 people beneath the tree in 1740. George Washington picnicked under its shade.

Allied French troops under Gen. Jean Baptist de Rochambeau marched past the great oak tree en route to the Battle of Yorktown, Va.
I felt aswirl with warm secretions.

User avatar
sancarlos
The Dude
Posts: 12044
Joined: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:46 pm
Location: NorCal via Colorado

Re: Random Links

Post by sancarlos » Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:23 pm

Didn't know where to put this so here it is...

Cam Ward is a below-average NHL goalie, but it sounds like he is a top-tier father.

link
"What a bunch of pedantic pricks." - sybian

I never shoulda punched that horse. - AB

User avatar
Giff
The Dude
Posts: 6518
Joined: Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:26 pm

Re: Random Links

Post by Giff » Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:27 pm

Isn't there a dusty thread, good god.
Muh.

User avatar
rass
The Dude
Posts: 14274
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:41 am
Location: N effin' J

Re: Random Links

Post by rass » Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:06 am

The fuck is a SRO?
SROs were introduced in England and Wales last year and can be applied to any individual who the police believe poses a risk of sexual harm - even if they have never been convicted of a crime.

The order requires Mr O'Neil to disclose any planned sexual activity to the police or face up to five years in prison.
I felt aswirl with warm secretions.

User avatar
rass
The Dude
Posts: 14274
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:41 am
Location: N effin' J

Re: Random Links

Post by rass » Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:08 am

Oh, and that was a link I saw while reading this article. Dude was brutally murdered, so I don't want to make light of it too much, but...
I felt aswirl with warm secretions.

User avatar
Pruitt
The Dude
Posts: 16501
Joined: Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:02 am
Location: North Shore of Lake Ontario

Re: Random Links

Post by Pruitt » Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:28 am

rass wrote:The fuck is a SRO?
SROs were introduced in England and Wales last year and can be applied to any individual who the police believe poses a risk of sexual harm - even if they have never been convicted of a crime.

The order requires Mr O'Neil to disclose any planned sexual activity to the police or face up to five years in prison.
SROs were introduced in England and Wales last year and can be applied to any individual who the police believe poses a risk of sexual harm - even if they have never been convicted of a crime.
Huh?!
"beautiful, with an exotic-yet-familiar facial structure and an arresting gaze."

User avatar
Steve of phpBB
The Dude
Posts: 5259
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:44 am

Re: Random Links

Post by Steve of phpBB » Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:24 am

Jeez, that's scary. I believe some states allow sexual predators to be confined after they serve a prison term, and I believe that has been upheld, but I am pretty sure it requires a conviction.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

User avatar
wlu_lax6
The Dude
Posts: 7458
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:16 am

Re: Random Links

Post by wlu_lax6 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:23 pm


howard
Karl Hungus
Posts: 9467
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:00 pm

Re: Random Links

Post by howard » Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:01 pm

That actually is not a horrible idea, most medical schools should be able to easily afford if it is priced somewhat reasonably ($ 5-10K I would guess)

But the usual patients w/o insurance worked fine for my generation.
Who knows? Maybe, you were kidnapped, tied up, taken away and held for ransom.

Those days are gone forever
Over a long time ago
Oh yeah…

User avatar
rass
The Dude
Posts: 14274
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:41 am
Location: N effin' J

Re: Random Links

Post by rass » Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:31 am

I felt aswirl with warm secretions.

Johnnie
The Dude
Posts: 12060
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:31 pm
Location: ABQ, BITCH!

Re: Random Links

Post by Johnnie » Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:44 pm

An engine just like fell off a B-52 yesterday.

Soooo glad I stopped working on that plane 10 years ago. As if morale and work wasn't bad enough in aircraft maintenance. Some people are getting fired soon.
mister d wrote:Couldn't have pegged me better.
EnochRoot wrote:I mean, whatever. Johnnie's all hot cuz I ride him.

User avatar
rass
The Dude
Posts: 14274
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:41 am
Location: N effin' J

Re: Random Links

Post by rass » Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:52 pm

Rusted?
I felt aswirl with warm secretions.

User avatar
Giff
The Dude
Posts: 6518
Joined: Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:26 pm

Re: Random Links

Post by Giff » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:06 pm

rass wrote:Rusted?
Well-played.
Muh.

Johnnie
The Dude
Posts: 12060
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:31 pm
Location: ABQ, BITCH!

Re: Random Links

Post by Johnnie » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:38 am

This warms my heart...

US Army base on lockdown, sixty four soldiers busted in cocaine drug ring

Actual picture of the littest dude in the Army:

mister d wrote:Couldn't have pegged me better.
EnochRoot wrote:I mean, whatever. Johnnie's all hot cuz I ride him.

User avatar
Pruitt
The Dude
Posts: 16501
Joined: Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:02 am
Location: North Shore of Lake Ontario

Re: Random Links

Post by Pruitt » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:58 pm

Strangely, the comments under that article are beyond belief pedantic. Really odd.
"beautiful, with an exotic-yet-familiar facial structure and an arresting gaze."

Johnnie
The Dude
Posts: 12060
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:31 pm
Location: ABQ, BITCH!

Re: Random Links

Post by Johnnie » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:50 pm

Pruitt wrote:Strangely, the comments under that article are beyond belief pedantic. Really odd.
That's the military for you. A bunch of barracks lawyers missing the point and arguing over dumb shit that doesn't matter when a crazy scandal is staring everyone in the face.

The military needs black and white rules for everything because it needs to be absolved from any level of liability.

I was once dressed down for wearing a backpack on both shoulders because the regulation (at the time) literally forbade you to "have anything draped over your right shoulder" because of the offhand chance you couldn't "render the proper salute." Nevermind the fact that you could throw your shoulders out of whack, an officer might cross your path and your right hand needs to be ready!
mister d wrote:Couldn't have pegged me better.
EnochRoot wrote:I mean, whatever. Johnnie's all hot cuz I ride him.

P.D.X.
Walter Sobchak
Posts: 3752
Joined: Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:31 pm

Re: Random Links

Post by P.D.X. » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:40 pm

Johnnie wrote:"render the proper salute."
Great euphemism.

User avatar
Pruitt
The Dude
Posts: 16501
Joined: Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:02 am
Location: North Shore of Lake Ontario

Re: Random Links

Post by Pruitt » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:27 am

Meet The $700 Juicer

Bad startup ideas are a dime a dozen, but Juicero wasn’t some random product. It has a lot of funding behind it ($120 million, with backers that include Google’s venture capital arm) and is valued at nearly half a billion dollars.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lutHF5HhVA
"beautiful, with an exotic-yet-familiar facial structure and an arresting gaze."

Johnnie
The Dude
Posts: 12060
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:31 pm
Location: ABQ, BITCH!

Re: Random Links

Post by Johnnie » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:34 pm

This article that Dion Waiters wrote for The Players Tribune is in-fucking-credible.

The NBA Is Lucky I’m Home Doing Damn Articles

Everything is quotable. Just read it.
mister d wrote:Couldn't have pegged me better.
EnochRoot wrote:I mean, whatever. Johnnie's all hot cuz I ride him.

User avatar
Giff
The Dude
Posts: 6518
Joined: Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:26 pm

Re: Random Links

Post by Giff » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:47 pm

Johnnie wrote:This article that Dion Waiters wrote for The Players Tribune is in-fucking-credible.

The NBA Is Lucky I’m Home Doing Damn Articles

Everything is quotable. Just read it.
That was awesome.
Muh.

Joe K
Walter Sobchak
Posts: 4754
Joined: Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:37 pm

Re: Random Links

Post by Joe K » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:56 pm

Giff wrote:
Johnnie wrote:This article that Dion Waiters wrote for The Players Tribune is in-fucking-credible.

The NBA Is Lucky I’m Home Doing Damn Articles

Everything is quotable. Just read it.
That was awesome.
Yes, it was. I wouldn't expect anything less from a guy who made his college teammates call him "Kobe Wade."
Fourth quarter, 10 seconds left. Tie game. I got the ball in my hands with the game on the line, and I already knew what was gonna happen. F*** an overtime, let’s get up outta here.

What’s the analytics on that?

That’s a W.

User avatar
Shirley
The Dude
Posts: 5733
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:32 pm

Re: Random Links

Post by Shirley » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:36 pm

Yeah, that was awesome. I'm sure he dictated that to someone, but I love to picture him sitting down with his Macbook and typing that out.
Totally Kafkaesque

User avatar
DSafetyGuy
The Dude
Posts: 5719
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:29 pm
Location: Behind the high school

Re: Random Links

Post by DSafetyGuy » Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:23 pm

Joe K wrote:
Giff wrote:
Johnnie wrote:This article that Dion Waiters wrote for The Players Tribune is in-fucking-credible.

The NBA Is Lucky I’m Home Doing Damn Articles

Everything is quotable. Just read it.
That was awesome.
Yes, it was. I wouldn't expect anything less from a guy who made his college teammates call him "Kobe Wade."
How did I not know this?
Shirley wrote:Yeah, that was awesome. I'm sure he dictated that to someone, but I love to picture him sitting down with his Macbook and typing that out.
Right after he finished wrestling alligators.
“All I'm sayin' is, he comes near me, I'll put him in the wall.”

User avatar
wlu_lax6
The Dude
Posts: 7458
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:16 am

Re: Random Links

Post by wlu_lax6 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:25 pm

Shirley wrote:Yeah, that was awesome. I'm sure he dictated that to someone, but I love to picture him sitting down with his Macbook and typing that out.
I just picture him like Ricky Jerret and his "someone" as TTD

Johnnie
The Dude
Posts: 12060
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:31 pm
Location: ABQ, BITCH!

Re: Random Links

Post by Johnnie » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:54 pm

Do we have a board game thread? The search function doesn't let me search "board games."

Anyhoo, Keith Law writes about board games, apparently. Here are his top 5 of 2017 so far.
mister d wrote:Couldn't have pegged me better.
EnochRoot wrote:I mean, whatever. Johnnie's all hot cuz I ride him.

User avatar
brian
The Dude
Posts: 21955
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
Location: El lugar de ser
Contact:

Re: Random Links

Post by brian » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:54 pm

Does he rate them on a scale of 20 to 80?

Johnnie
The Dude
Posts: 12060
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:31 pm
Location: ABQ, BITCH!

Re: Random Links

Post by Johnnie » Mon May 01, 2017 4:15 pm

You guys catch Ja Rule and friend create the biggest scam of the year with the Fyre Festival? It was supposed to be a Coachella in the Bahamas but turned into Trust Fund Baby Hunger Games with a quickness. I feel bad for the swindled, but not as much as I should. There's a class action lawsuit for $100 million dollars in response.
mister d wrote:Couldn't have pegged me better.
EnochRoot wrote:I mean, whatever. Johnnie's all hot cuz I ride him.

User avatar
EnochRoot
Donny
Posts: 2829
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:18 pm

Re: Random Links

Post by EnochRoot » Mon May 01, 2017 5:08 pm

Johnnie wrote:You guys catch Ja Rule and friend create the biggest scam of the year with the Fyre Festival? It was supposed to be a Coachella in the Bahamas but turned into Trust Fund Baby Hunger Games with a quickness. I feel bad for the swindled, but not as much as I should. There's a class action lawsuit for $100 million dollars in response.
This is a good read on that shit show, too.

Stunningly incompetent, and seemed to not have many fucks to give because they were always going to go out on top.

Reminds one of the current president who to date, has only ever fallen forward..

User avatar
sancarlos
The Dude
Posts: 12044
Joined: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:46 pm
Location: NorCal via Colorado

Re: Random Links

Post by sancarlos » Mon May 01, 2017 6:01 pm

Johnnie wrote:You guys catch Ja Rule and friend create the biggest scam of the year with the Fyre Festival? It was supposed to be a Coachella in the Bahamas but turned into Trust Fund Baby Hunger Games with a quickness. I feel bad for the swindled, but not as much as I should. There's a class action lawsuit for $100 million dollars in response.
Here's a story on it that Pruitt posted last week.
"What a bunch of pedantic pricks." - sybian

I never shoulda punched that horse. - AB

Johnnie
The Dude
Posts: 12060
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:31 pm
Location: ABQ, BITCH!

Re: Random Links

Post by Johnnie » Mon May 01, 2017 6:04 pm

sancarlos wrote:
Johnnie wrote:You guys catch Ja Rule and friend create the biggest scam of the year with the Fyre Festival? It was supposed to be a Coachella in the Bahamas but turned into Trust Fund Baby Hunger Games with a quickness. I feel bad for the swindled, but not as much as I should. There's a class action lawsuit for $100 million dollars in response.
Here's a story on it that Pruitt posted last week.
So FURIOUS with myself for not seeing that sooner. Sorry, Pruitt.
mister d wrote:Couldn't have pegged me better.
EnochRoot wrote:I mean, whatever. Johnnie's all hot cuz I ride him.

User avatar
Pruitt
The Dude
Posts: 16501
Joined: Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:02 am
Location: North Shore of Lake Ontario

Re: Random Links

Post by Pruitt » Mon May 01, 2017 8:10 pm

Johnnie wrote: So FURIOUS with myself for not seeing that sooner. Sorry, Pruitt.
Don't be so hard on yourself!

I'm a married man, I'm used to being ignored. Ha-oo!

"beautiful, with an exotic-yet-familiar facial structure and an arresting gaze."

User avatar
Pruitt
The Dude
Posts: 16501
Joined: Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:02 am
Location: North Shore of Lake Ontario

Re: Random Links

Post by Pruitt » Mon May 29, 2017 6:19 pm

"beautiful, with an exotic-yet-familiar facial structure and an arresting gaze."

User avatar
Pruitt
The Dude
Posts: 16501
Joined: Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:02 am
Location: North Shore of Lake Ontario

Re: Random Links

Post by Pruitt » Wed May 31, 2017 11:31 am

Beer Pipeline in Germany
Organizers for the world’s biggest metal festival expect metal heads to consume so much beer they’re constructing a beer pipeline. The underground pipeline will be seven kilometers long and funnel 400,000 liters of beer to the festival. It will hold enough pressure to pump six beers in six seconds. To anyone who stood in line for a beer at concert, this will sound like a godsend.
"beautiful, with an exotic-yet-familiar facial structure and an arresting gaze."

Post Reply