Friday, April 25, 2014

Life Is Rough

Sometimes a man needs to take a time-out.


A quick check of the blog world tells me that racism is the topic that replaced gay marriage, laws can be waived at whom by DOJ and POTUS, crooks can buy presidential decisions, and Miley Cyrus has bacteria.  In other words, nothing changed, except maybe Obama unfriended Putin or something.

Well, I need to get another beer.

Carry on.

78 comments:

Icepick said...

[singing] I don't give a fuck about the FBI
I don't give a fuck about the CIA
I don't give a fuck about LSD
I don't give a fuck about anything [end singing]

[panicked conversation] "Shit man, we're gettin' pulled over"
"Roll down the window"
"Hold on a second"
"You gotta cigarrete?"
"Hold on a second" [faked calmness]

[Officer] "May I see your licence and registration?"

[Driver] "Ah certainly .."

[Officer] "Whatcha doing?"

[Driver] "Chewin' chocolate .."

[Officer] "Where'd ya get it?"

[Driver] "Doggy dropped it .."

[Officer pauses] "Carry on ....
"

Trooper York said...

Hey if you are going to publish photo's of you in the pool...at least show us your tits!

AllenS said...

I don't think that it's a pool.

Big bathtub, with air bubbles.

The Dude said...

Ya bastard! I mean that in the best possible way, of course.

Smokies, eh? Just up the road a piece. Enjoy. Ride the Tail of the Dragon.

edutcher said...

Miley Cyrus has bacteria?

'bout time.

Michael Haz said...

I rode Tail of the Dragon a few years ago. And the BRP, end to end. This time I'll ride the Cherahola Skyway.

The Dude said...

Yeah, well, I rode my mountain bike on the Appalachian Trail, so there!

Yeah, you win.

KCFleming said...

Beauty.
I have a tie on, looking at a picture of an outdoor tub.




All I have is a tie on.

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

Mr. Haz pulled a Godwin, while on the road.

deborah said...

I have wanted to try un-extreme mountain biking. But first I have to get riding through the park down :)

Titus said...

I rode Tail of the Dragon a few years ago. And the BRP, end to end. This time I'll ride the Cherahola Skyway.
I don't know what anything in that sentence means?

My parents did drive us to Great Smokey Park though and Gatlinburg.

I did stay at Severville, TN HS though in the late 80's-home of Dolly! Her band uniform is hanging there.

tits.

Titus said...

That park used federal funds to be built.

ricpic said...

There are many Pogos, like Russian nesting dolls.
"All I have is a tie on." Unroll those jelly rolls!

Michael Haz said...

Fifty Shdes of Pogo.

Lem said...

Reminds me of a Lowenbrau commercial.

http://youtu.be/aeEFsMpJcmI

Lem said...

Mike is back.

http://youtu.be/sFYP3FS0Gy4

Unknown said...

Great photo!

chickelit said...

Those large gas bubbles have a suspicious placement, Haz (assuming they rose straight up).

What was for dinner?

chickelit said...

@Icepick: I never got what George Lucas had to do with that tune.

deborah said...

Chick, walk us through the biochemistry of your 7:17.

ndspinelli said...

Great Smoky Mt National Park is the most visited in the US.

chickelit said...

@Icepick:

Just buyin' a pint of 'Turkey at the liquor store...

chickelit said...

deborah said...
Chick, walk us through the biochemistry of your 7:17.

"First of all, flatulence is the unwanted production of gases such as methane, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, etc.. These gases are actually formed by bacteria in your intestines as they metabolize certain complex sugars which your body cannot digest. For instance, beans commonly contain complex oligosaccharides such as raffinose and stachyose. The bacteria ferment these carbohydrates in your colon and give off the aforementioned gases as byproducts. When you eat foods such as raisin bran you get the same effect because bran, which is simply indigestible carbohydrate, is fermented in your gut by these microbes. Incidentally, the foul smell of flatulence is due to the presence of volatile metabolic products from residual proteins and fats."

link

chickelit said...

@Deborah: So what ever happened with "The New Yorker" contest?

deborah said...

Thank you, doctor. Also, the one time I used Beano, it seemed to work. Has anyone else here found it effective?

deborah said...

They stagger the weeks, so our cartoon will appear 12 AM Monday morning, I think.

Titus said...

National Parks are kind of commie though, just saying.

Unknown said...

You got the gist. #

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

Lol. Here comes the ultimate conversation. Beano apparently lacks efficacy studies so WebMD took to offering a reader survey.

I have no idea how to interpret a 2.5 of 5, and we can be sure it's the least statistically and methodologically sound design, but there you have it.

At the same time though, I would be remiss if I were to assume that that the "conventional" offering of simethicone has better efficacy data.

Beano makes sense as you're using enzymes to break down the nutrients before they get to the bacteria, but most enzymes are denatured in the stomach's acidic pH and therefore should probably be chewed up with (or at about the same time) as the challenging meal in question.

Simethicone is a surfactant that supposedly decreases the gas/fluid "interface" (Chick can double-check me on this) thereby decreasing the separation and release of gas from the fluid it's dissolved in. (Chick, what's the technical term for gas release from a solution -- it escapes me at the moment. I know there's a technical term for that. Thanks).

deborah said...

Bubbles.

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

Actually - I was slightly off - the simethicone mechanism is to decrease the surface tension of the gas/liquid interface to prevent bubbles from forming, and combine the gas into larger volumes that are released (more quickly but) more easily. So there you have it. It actually helps your gas by making you fart more.

Michael Haz said...

A vacation post turns into a thread about farts. love this group!

chickelit said...

Chick, what's the technical term for gas release from a solution -- it escapes me at the moment. I know there's a technical term for that. Thanks).

We called it...wait for it...degassing!

The freeze-pump-thaw cycle method (described at the link) was very effective. Removing air (replacing with an inert gas) is called sparging.

chickelit said...

BTW, Ritmo -- I think I came up for a way to defend the movement of ice from the northern pole to the southern pole as a symptom of global warming. I base it on an old laboratory observation.

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

What was the observation?

At first I thought you meant that to do so would be a prescriptive intervention.

I'm sure there's a -tion word for gas from fluid. Are you sure it isn't "evolution" or somesuch? Is hydrogen gas not evolved from water with a platinum catalyst?

chickelit said...

Titus said...
National Parks are kind of commie though, just saying.

National Parks are an expression of conservation (and thus are conservative). In the late 1960s and early 70s, preservation replaced conservation as an ideal.

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

Oh I see. Degassing is more precise because it describes the separation of gas from a dissolved system, rather than the production of a new gas whose solubility is beside the point.

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

What does Pogo use for flatulence?

Physician, degas thyself!

;-)

deborah said...

"A vacation post turns into a thread about farts. love this group!"

You couldn't stay away!

You and Lady Haz have a great day tomorrow.

chickelit said...

@R&B: Outgassing is a related term.

There should be a technical term for a dissolved gas leaving the solution phase. Henry's Law describes the physical phenomenon.

KCFleming said...

My wife had lifelong stomach cramps until she started using Beano.

Myself, I was always more interested in increasing my Jacuzzi effect.

Boys!

chickelit said...

@R&B: Gas evolution need not occur in a liquid phase. Remember floating stools!

The three physical phases of alimentary waste are flatulence, diarrhea, and stool. I'm sure those words have better Anglo-Saxon synonyms.

ndspinelli said...

Haz, You always fart the most on vacations.

deborah said...

I'm not sure about the etymologies, but wind, the skitters, and loaf are possibilities.

ndspinelli said...

Ritmo, My unofficial survey of mostly veggies I know says Beano doesn't work for shit..or farts.

chickelit said...
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chickelit said...

@R&B: You say you want an ebullition...well, you know, we all wanna change the word.

deborah said...

lol Nick. I'm going test Beano further. Will post results.

chickelit said...

deborah said...
I'm not sure about the etymologies, but wind, the skitters, and loaf are possibilities.

Titus-bate!

chickelit said...

@Deborah: Skitters was new to me!

The Germans call it "Durchfall" -- literally, fall-through

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

Wind and loaf definitely have Ango etymology, but even cooler still, so does "fart". In fact, the etymology of fart can be traced not only through old Germanic cognates, but back to the grandest language family of them all, Indo-European, which gave rise to languages as varied as Hindi and Icelandic.

Through Grimm's Law, the "f" was a "p" and the "t" a "d", and survived through Sanskrit as "pard". But no word on whether modern Indian (or Norse) languages still keep this.

A staple of historical linguistics involves keeping to basic vocabulary to trace lineage. Apparently this would be one of those words.

Bleach Drinkers Curing Coronavirus Together said...

Make sure to keep in mind the timing, Deb. Immediately before or during the meal. See if it works better that way.

chickelit said...

I guess "fall-through" is pretty close in meaning to the Greek "dia-rrhea"

Michael Haz said...

I am riding around the country searching for the man who committed the murder I am wrongly accused of committing, and all youse can do is talk about farts.

chickelit said...

@Haz: I've moved on from farts to diarrhea; I'm working on something more solid.

Trooper York said...

Hey I remember when Little Debbie gave her boyfriend a cup of cheese.

Icepick said...

I never got what George Lucas had to do with that tune.

I think there are two ways to look at it.

First, it's a Gibby Haynes lyric. [shrug] Who knows what goes on in his fevered mind? [shrug] I blame all those accounting classes he took.

Second, Gibby and company were on to George Lucas's penchant for producing big steaming dog piles called movies before most of the rest of us. It's like they had a time machine and had seen Episodes I, II and III before they had even been made!

deborah said...

"Titus-bate!"

As if floating stool wasn't!

deborah said...

Ritmo, the directions say one hour before meal, but I will try different timings.

chickelit said...

Rhythm and Balls said...
Wind and loaf definitely have Ango etymology, but even cooler still, so does "fart".

Der Wind, der Laib, und der Furz

deborah said...

LOL Trooper, that was great.

Icepick said...

Just buyin' a pint of 'Turkey at the liquor store...

Screams of ecstasy whenever I hear that song. But read through the lyrics and it is almost as confusing as Jesus Built My Hotrod.

Should probably be happy we're not discussing "Clean It Up". Incidentally, I just clicked on "Clean It Up" on YouTube, and I got an ad for ABCMouse. Yowza!

chickelit said...

Michael Haz said...
I am riding around the country searching for the man who committed the murder I am wrongly accused of committing,..

OK, I missed the David Janssen part. Have you got some beans to spill?

deborah said...

Chick, I came across 'the skitters' in an older book. Grapes of Wrath, maybe?

deborah said...

Wow, how did I remember that?

Icepick said...

I am riding around the country searching for the man who committed the murder I am wrongly accused of committing, and all youse can do is talk about farts.

Say hi to OJ for me. I loved him in the Naked Gun movies!

Icepick said...

Wow, how did I remember that?

You've just got an ear for great literature.

deborah said...

lol yeah, that must be it.

On the way back and forth between Ohio and Virginia I cross Skitter Creek in WV. Always wondered about that name.

deborah said...

Haz, if your dog was with you he could find the man who shot his paw.

Icepick said...

Oh, wait, OJ is in jail now. Say hi to my idiot neighbor for me.

Dipshit decided to skip his trial date on the 14th, and is now a fugitive from justice. The funny thing is he's been back around three times now, with his girlfriend and sons in tow. They're only leaving the dogs next door now and show up periodically to take care of them. I've called the bail bond company and given them info on where he might be staying, but he hasn't gotten caught yet.

That idiot girlfriend is going to get caught driving him around on her suspended license, and then have to explain why she has a fugitive in her car. THey're going to end up losing their kids over this, which is one of two reasons I haven't called the cops on them when they've been back next door. The other is that they're usually leaving when I notice they're over there, and I don't think the cops are going to go all out for numbskull. Although when he doesn't show up for the next trial date on the felony domestic battery charge, who knows?

It's like I'm living next to a particularly crappy reality TV show.

Icepick said...

deb, there's a Pisscola River in southern Georgia. Not far from where Coca Cola was invented, in fact.

deborah said...

Sounds like it shouldn't be too long before Mr. Icepick's neighborhood is more relaxed.

Pisscola...I like it.

Icepick said...

Sounds like it shouldn't be too long before Mr. Icepick's neighborhood is more relaxed.

Yep, he'll be chillin' in the Big House.

He'll need to, because he's clearing cracking up. A few weeks ago, the weekend the moved out of their house again, my wife heard him break down in the carport of the house. A week later, he apparently beat the shit out of his girlfriend again, got arrested on one felony and two misdemeanor chargers. About three week after that he skips his court date, has his bond revoked, and becomes a fugitive. I know that facing several years in prison sucks (he was facing a mandatory five years on the hit and run, and I believe that was five years without possibility of parole), but it's not like he's going to evade the law, because he's just too stupid and lacking in self-control.

Whatever, they're almost gone. I just want them gone.

Incidentally, he is the first and only person I have ever stalked on the internet. Hopefully he will be the last, as I really don't want to be that involved in the life of someone I don't live with. Hell, I live with my wife and I don't follow her online. I'm not even on Facebook, so I can't friend her!

Paddy O said...

Pogo, congrats on your improving status. "Mostly dead is slightly alive."

KCFleming said...

Slightly alive is definitely +1 over dead.

deborah said...

I hope prison improves him. It's a sad world. 'Night :)

ken in tx said...

Titus, not only were federal funds used to build those parks, Smoky Mountains and Appalachian Parkway, but federal authority was used to kick the people off the land who used to live there. Many people are still PO'd that their family homestead is under 100 ft. of water in the TVA lakes. They are especially PO'd that those who came along later and bought lake-front property are rich as hell and they are not. Crony capitalism has been going on for a long time around here.

JAL said...

Haz This time I'll ride the Cherahola Skyway.

Oh Haz -- that is such an awesome road. You can't even believe you are in the eastern part of the States. You can see forever.

Fabulous ride.

(And it is one of the best kept secrets in NC.)