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Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Top o’ teh mornin’, GN!

Mmmmmmm…marker fumes.

From the Inept Criminal Files: Man steals beer truck, runs over own leg:

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Columbus police say a man has been hospitalized after stealing a beer truck and then running himself over as he tried to elude police.

WTVM reports that Columbus police officers were called early Monday morning to a convenience store after a man stole a truckload of Coors Light beer.

Police say the suspect led them on a chase that ended at a Bojangles restaurant. Police say the man jumped out of the beer truck and the still rolling vehicle ran over his leg.

The fact it was Coors Light somehow makes this unfortunate event even more amusing than it otherwise might have been.

Sven
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Sven
5 years ago

And all the guy wanted was a beer…

Sven
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Sven
5 years ago

So Turkey shot down a Russian fighter. That will make things more interesting in that part of the world.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Mornin’, Sven!

Yup…that downed Russki plane has probably caused a bit of a stir and given the Euroweenies another headache to deal with.

Good thing we have a strong, wise leader, given the increasingly dangerous times.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Dang it! I don’t want to be a “regular” Joooo; I want to be one o’ them “magical, shape-shifting Jooos”.

(Unless I have to wear a big funny hat, because I’m simply not a “hat person”.)

Jerry Atrick
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5 years ago

You want to be one of those “magical, shape-shifting Christians” like Caitlin Jenner!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Reply to  Jerry Atrick

Hai, Jerry!

Hahahahahahaha!

I think I’ll pass; if I were to start dressing like a woman, I’d look like Helen Thomas wearing outrageous shoulder pads.

X_LA_Native
Admin
5 years ago

G’morning, all y’all!
Everything’s as norml as can be out here on the Central SE Texas prairie. The temps are cool, but of course for tomorrow, we’ll be back up to 80°.
Figures.
I’m trying to talk Mr. X into Wal-Mart’s online Black Friday -- but he’s not biting. Meanwhile, the turkey’s brining, and we’ll be ready to roast Thursday.

Congratulations, on the offer, Paddy! Rabbit, may that same luck befall you and BW.

Other than that, I have a question for all and sundry (but I think Paddy and Fatwa will know off the tops of their heads).
Can a silhouette of this image be trademarked? I don’t think it can.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Heya, TeX!

I’m afraid I do not know the answer to your trademark query. (The only legal specialty I have some passing knowledge of is music copyright law, and I wouldn’t ever presume to give anyone advice about that beyond “find a good music copyright attorney”.)

I’m trying to talk Mr. X into Wal-Mart’s online Black Friday — but he’s not biting.

Can one be “virtually trampled”? 😉

X_LA_Native
Admin
5 years ago

Hai Fatwa!

I honestly think it’s too well known an image. I think it’d be along the lines of trying to trademark the peace sign.

:: shrugs ::
Fvck, what do I know anymore?

X_LA_Native
Admin
5 years ago

Can one be “virtually trampled”?

My *hope* would be that at 6pm it won’t be that bad.
Again.
Like last year.
I dunno, Mr. X seems to thrill to the chaos.

X_LA_Native
Admin
5 years ago

Keep in mind, that this is in pursuit of $10 coffee makers. We go through ~2-3 a year because of the calcium in our water.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Reply to  X_LA_Native

TeX --

I take it that you try periodically to clean-out the calcium with a 50/50 mixture of water and white vinegar? (Full carafe; turn it off at about the halfway point for 30 minutes; turn back on and let it finish followed by two more cycles with just water.)

And speaking of Walmart, I’m off (because only a damned fool would go there tomorrow if they didn’t have to).

TehMermaid
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TehMermaid
5 years ago

Who broke teh wheel?

TeX! We decided to get a percolator for the house because we love our camping one and I got to tell ya, the coffee tastes WAY better and this thing will last forever..
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00005NCWQ?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00

TehMermaid
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TehMermaid
5 years ago

Fatwa, isnt there a secret jooo catalog where you can get one of those magic wands? Try Amazon. They have everything!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Good morning, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, TeX, Cali, Fatwa, and Sven!

Shape-shifting, magical Jooos? Some religions have all the luck! All we’ve got is transubstantiation.

TeX -- from what I’ve read, the answer is yes (assuming the image you posted is in the public domain, which I think it is). You can trademark a PD image, but the image will still be PD and free for all use except for advertising. You can also make changes to the PD image to make a derivative work -- the changes must be substantial -- that is copyrighted on creation and can be registered as a trademark. Can you trademark a peace sign? Yep, unless someone else has already done it, but even then if your businesses are sufficiently different as to prevent consumer confusion, you probably could. Would that prevent anyone else from using that image? No, because it’s still in the public domain.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Drive-by:

Glad I went to Walmart when I did; there was a large ingress of customers while I waited to checkout.

Fatwa, isnt there a secret jooo catalog where you can get one of those magic wands?

Yeah, but it’s printed in Hebrew, which I don’t read. 🙁

(Mebbe I should have had a Bar Mitzvah after all…’cept I’d have forgotten it all by now, anyway.)

All we’ve got is transubstantiation.

Neener, neener, neener!

Jerry Atrick
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5 years ago

Audio comment

TehMermaid
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TehMermaid
5 years ago

Id leave an audio message, but I haven’t eaten enough chili!

….and I don’t have a microphone. Boohooo!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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More chili for Cali, please!

My desktop doesn’t have a built-in mic but I should be able to sort out a way to route my audio interface’s output appropriately.

I think I’ll try teh Android tablet first.

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Heh:

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Reply to  Machinist

Har!

“The all new T-800-J…now with bigger, funnier hats, beards and payis!”

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Reply to  Machinist

Hee!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Reply to  Machinist

I reckon you’ll find a few items left…assuming that tripe and Brussels sprouts are on your grocery list.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Audio comment

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Teh yay, Paddy!

Know that you made LambiePieK laugh and schnort (in a dignified, properly ladylike manner, of course).

I’m going to have to do some Flash-related finagling with my tablet in order to be able to post audio comments. Perhaps over teh weekend…

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Congratters to the Blue Origin team! (Although I wish they hadn’t mixed computer animation with the actual footage in this video.)

While this is considerably easier than what SpaceX has been trying to do, it’s still damned impressive.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Holy, frippin’ schnerp! That was an incredible landing!
Re SpaceX: I was impressed that they even hit their landing platform, let alone hit it at a reasonable speed.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago
Reply to  Machinist

No.
Just.
No.
Srlsy.
No, I don’t want to know how she made the butter.

TehMermaid
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TehMermaid
5 years ago
Reply to  Machinist

Why did I click that link? WHY??
^^^^shudder^^^^
donotwant

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Re SpaceX: I was impressed that they even hit their landing platform, let alone hit it at a reasonable speed.

Agreed. They’ve gotten it very close to right thus far and I believe they’ll be successful sooner rather than later.

Mac --

Glad your survived shopping. And a tip o’ teh hat re your company for being part of this.

These reusable launch vehicles are key to commercial use of space.

Indeed. Sorry that it’s coming relatively late in my life, but I’m damned glad to see it happening.

No, I don’t want to know how she made the butter.

Heh. And “eww!”

Also wonder if the bread’s crusty. 🙂

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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BrendaK said, “the jam is right out!”

She also said she’s “deeply disappointed” in us. 🙂

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Mac and Paddy --

Well done, gentlemen.

Sven
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Sven
5 years ago

Well said, Paddy. And let me add my thanks Mr Admin for keeping this place alive.

Sven
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Sven
5 years ago

Watching the news, I’m quite confused as my hometown of Chicago seems to be on the verge of riots over some white cop killing a black guy. I thought that only happened in the deep racist South or some place where the bigoted hateful Tea Party or Conservatives were in power.

Sven
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Sven
5 years ago

Huh. Reading Mac’s link, it makes me wonder what can be done with smegma in time for Thanksgiving?

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago
Reply to  Sven

I’d say something about cream pie, but that would be wrong.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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You know what would be even wrongerer?

Cheese ball.

*Drops mic and runs*

BrendaK
Admin
5 years ago

*phew* It smells like athletic socks and armpit in here. I’ll just come back later, after you all have fumigated the place.

“Garçon, fresh shavings please!”

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago
Reply to  BrendaK

Someone asked for fresh shavings?

Rabbit
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Rabbit
5 years ago

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