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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Happy Caturday, GN!

I don’t think I want to mess with that thread puppeh; he’s pretty stern-looking.

I wonder if this was a case of a customer helping out with “merchandising” or an impish employee:

Given the carptastic candidates both major parties have selected (for which they should be mercilessly mocked, shamed and loathed), I think Hillary and Donald should be tossed into Rio’s Guanabara Bay as part of the Olympics’ opening festivities. 👿

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

Good morning, GN!

I like the word “carptastic”; thanks, Fatwa.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hai, Sven and Mac!

It beckons!!


“Come here, Mac.”

Picture from this article:

During a time when computing power was so scarce that it required a government-defense budget to finance it, a young man used a $238 million military computer, the largest such machine ever built, to render an image of a curvy woman on a glowing cathode ray tube screen. The year was 1956, and the creation was a landmark moment in computer graphics and cultural history that has gone unnoticed until now.

Using equipment designed to guard against the apocalypse, a pin-up girl had been drawn.

She was quite probably the first human likeness to ever appear on a computer screen.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Heh.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Loved teh story about your Dad, Mac!

You’re correct about the Golda Meir quote.

Some days, I wish the Israelis would simply give the Paleswinians what they clearly want: martyrs by the thousands. And if the death toll is high enough, their Jooo-hating neighbors cease to be a problem except for disposal of the carrion.

I’m old enough to remember when the Israelis kicked serious ass and the world respected them for it; clearly, their “kinder, gentler” approach is not working. IMHO, they were fools to give up Gaza and the West Bank to an enemy who has sworn to annihilate them.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Heidi-ho, Gerbil Nation!
Mrs. Paddy and I arrived home a little while ago and are relaxing before cleaning out the car. I just finished catching up on the week’s posts. Thanks for the summary of the convention.

Mac -- I hope there is nothing too amiss in your “abnormal” stress test.

Coming in to the Santa Clarita valley, the smoke from the Sand fire reminded me of a really bad smog day from the 70’s.

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

Hey Mac! I love the stories about your dad!