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Forum: Jet Blast
18th Mar 2019, 17:27
Replies: 17,819
Views: 2,257,090
Posted By chuks

Wot, no feet?

According to the Schnitger database there's a rather fine organ in Grasberg, not very far up the road. I should try and find out when the next organ recital there is.

No, I don't think any survive...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Mar 2019, 14:13
Replies: 17,819
Views: 2,257,090
Posted By chuks

Your Post has been reported to the Bundesamt für Verfaßungsschütz!

Lampshades ... tch, tch!

The other day I was telling a British friend, also married to a German, about how my wife was horrified to hear that Mother has been resident in a little cardboard box for...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Mar 2019, 13:35
Replies: 139
Views: 19,929
Posted By chuks

Yes, Effluent Man, that is it, your use of the...

Yes, Effluent Man, that is it, your use of the term "crossfire."

First, given that this was a shooting, that's kind of a silly metaphor to choose, isn't it? Almost a bad joke, like "I had to face...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Mar 2019, 12:18
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By chuks

We already see court cases where people fight...

We already see court cases where people fight over a patient in a PVS (Persistent Vegetative State), often with no higher mental functions, kept barely alive by a lot of life support machinery. There...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Mar 2019, 11:51
Replies: 139
Views: 19,929
Posted By chuks

You must be joking! Effluent does not stink?

"The Compact Oxford English Dictionary defines effluent as "liquid waste or sewage discharged into a river or the sea". Yes, and the OED has it as B. ... b. "The outflow from a sewage tank .... "
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Forum: Jet Blast
18th Mar 2019, 10:06
Replies: 139
Views: 19,929
Posted By chuks

No, no, that is "pongo." Effluent: a stink;...

No, no, that is "pongo."

Effluent: a stink; a pong. (Go look it up, I guess.) Man: Person.

It could be that I am not understanding you, Pong Person, but I think it is much more likely that you...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Mar 2019, 09:32
Replies: 139
Views: 19,929
Posted By chuks

Show me the conflict, the crossfire, Pong Person....

Show me the conflict, the crossfire, Pong Person. The murderer, the terrorist, hated Muslims, that is all. Those could just as well have been ecumenical gatherings including Christians and Jews, when...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Mar 2019, 09:16
Replies: 139
Views: 19,929
Posted By chuks

[I] took crossfire literally. [You] used it in...

[I] took crossfire literally. [You] used it in the sense of the conflict between Islam and those who hate the religion.

Think about that one for a moment, Pong Person. Where was the conflict at...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Mar 2019, 07:31
Replies: 139
Views: 19,929
Posted By chuks

Give us a break. There was no "crossfire" in this...

Give us a break. There was no "crossfire" in this case. It was just one bigot with a small arsenal shooting at unarmed, peaceful worshippers. Here you are carrying water, whether you realize it or...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Mar 2019, 06:56
Replies: 17,819
Views: 2,257,090
Posted By chuks

I see by your hands that you are an organist ....

Ah. Then you must be aware, OB, that this year we celebrate the life and work of Arp Schnitger, famous for his organs. (He died 300 years ago.)

Celebrated organist E. Power Biggs (no relation to...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Mar 2019, 04:04
Replies: 139
Views: 19,929
Posted By chuks

Aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?

"Apart from a few isolated attacks or localised problems such as Sikhs in the Punjab, Buddhists in Bangladesh, Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland, other religions manage to coexist...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Mar 2019, 03:42
Replies: 17,819
Views: 2,257,090
Posted By chuks

Rememer the Mooch!

Anthony "the Mooch" Scaramucci, member of Trump's presidential transition team executive committee:

"This will be the first American president in US history that enters the White House with a...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2019, 22:05
Replies: 17,819
Views: 2,257,090
Posted By chuks

One of these things is not like the other two ....

Article Six, US Constitution (skip ahead to the bolded bit if you like):

All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2019, 21:51
Replies: 17,819
Views: 2,257,090
Posted By chuks

1. He doesn't invite Hollywood and artsy types to...

1. He doesn't invite Hollywood and artsy types to perform at the White House so that he can sit on a throne like a king and get free entertainment.
2. He doesn't attend "Honors" performances and sit...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2019, 16:52
Replies: 17,819
Views: 2,257,090
Posted By chuks

OB: "I've never said they didn't [do...

OB: "I've never said they didn't [do malpractice]!" Followed by: "Chux you are the one trying to cloud the discussion by bringing up malpractice. I never mentioned it .... "

OB, no, you never...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2019, 14:00
Replies: 139
Views: 19,929
Posted By chuks

I think that part of the terrorist calculation is...

I think that part of the terrorist calculation is to do the atrocity in a place where it is not expected.

I just re-read Robert Graves' Goodbye to All That. There is an anecdote in it where...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2019, 12:04
Replies: 17,819
Views: 2,257,090
Posted By chuks

No, we are not "agreed." We are not even in agreement.

OB, that figure of 15%, for the percentage taken by certain lawyers as their fee, is a concrete fact, produced by a study of all the fees over a certain period from class action lawsuits. It's just...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2019, 05:54
Replies: 17,819
Views: 2,257,090
Posted By chuks

Lonewolf, there we can see where you screwed up....

Lonewolf, there we can see where you screwed up. If you had run for office to become a high-ranking politician then you could have had all the sex you wanted with Ms. Firecracker or one of her...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Mar 2019, 22:28
Replies: 17,819
Views: 2,257,090
Posted By chuks

In the mid-70s I used to drive downtown to catch...

In the mid-70s I used to drive downtown to catch a classic film at the Biograph. Ten or fifteen years later I drove downtown to find no Biograph, and no on-street parking space either! It cost more...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Mar 2019, 18:02
Replies: 17,819
Views: 2,257,090
Posted By chuks

OB, your problem here is that you think people...

OB, your problem here is that you think people who do not toe the Trump party line have to get all their counter-information from Google. Actually, by the time you reach your seventies, unless your...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Mar 2019, 17:26
Replies: 17,819
Views: 2,257,090
Posted By chuks

Alternate facts ....

A fan of the Donald: "The lawyers will take 80% of [a class action settlement]."

From our reality: "On the whole, class action lawyers do not receive excessive compensation. Professor Fitzpatrick...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Mar 2019, 14:36
Replies: 544
Views: 75,900
Posted By chuks

DD, do try to pay attention to the bleedin'...

DD, do try to pay attention to the bleedin' obvious.

Diess, a German automobile executive, not a historian, made a very clumsy pun that did not, as per your injunction "let the past remain in the...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Mar 2019, 09:16
Replies: 544
Views: 75,900
Posted By chuks

Insensitivity, you?

Think about that one for a moment: Diess, running a company that got its start as a Nazi party program and built a lot of vehicles using slave labor, tries to "rally his staff's morale," by making a...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Mar 2019, 05:16
Replies: 144
Views: 28,941
Posted By chuks

Something new(ish) ....

Yesterday I received a call here in Germany with a recorded woman's voice. I hung up before "she" got too far into the details about how some Austrian law firm has our file and that we need to get in...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Mar 2019, 10:02
Replies: 544
Views: 75,900
Posted By chuks

Mein Gott!

This guy is a moron! Social intelligence zero!

The town where the car is built, Wolfsburg, is one of those "from the ground up" new towns like Milton Keynes. It was built primarily to house the VW...
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