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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Happy Monday, GN!

Took a minute for my brain to properly parse Mac’s thread pic.

Because Monday. Or coffee’s failure to clear Teh Stupid from said brain.

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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Just looked at KTLA’s front page; criminy, what a mess.

https://ktla.com/

Hope the SoCal contingent stays safe…preferably with the power on. (I suspect Teh Sven’s are without power, as Sven didn’t stop-by yesterday…)

dv8
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dv8
2 years ago

What’s going on in CA? is that street poop especially flammable or something?

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hi, DV8 and Harper!

Just got a text from Sven; big power shutdown in his neck of the woods (Simi Valley / Ventura County; 80 mph gusts); fire in the Sepulveda pass.

Re CA: many fires; planned “de-energization” of power lines all over the state, water shortage in Vallejo (Bay Area) due to no power for pumps.

Sad to say, burning street shit is probably the least of their problems out there today.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago

Happy Monday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and dv8!

I’ve been checking the fire maps and the news is mixed. Evacuation orders have been lifted for the Santa Clarita area, the Kincade fire in Sonoma County hasn’t exploded from the winds, but the Getty fire and fire in Simi Valley are concerning.

I’ve got a metric tonne of emails to deal with, along with my usual full schedule of meetings.
Yep, it’s a Monday!

dv8
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dv8
2 years ago

Some ppl think Hillary is going to be a late entry to the race. I’ll admit I had been thinking that way early on, but now, I’m beginning to doubt it. Anyone making odds on this?

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  dv8

Dunno if anyone’s making book on it.

Given the carptastic Dem field, I think she might still jump in, since I’d not be surprised if she think’s it’s “still her turn”.

dv8
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dv8
2 years ago

A few youtubers are sticking to the idea. A lot more of them don’t think it will happen but wish it would for the lulz.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  dv8

Even more LULZ-y: Hillary and Moochelle both decide to dip their toes into the race. 👿

dv8
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dv8
2 years ago

totally. although… I think Mobama already said recently that she is not going to do that. didn’t Prez. Obama just endorse Biden finally, or was I imagining that. Either someone was doing a meme or that was a clip from a legitimate news story. I actually am not sure, but. It would probably be more prominent on trends.gab.com if it really happened.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  dv8

Cursory search results:

Sportsbooks have also taken notice of Clinton’s recent increase in public presence. Over the past two weeks, her average across the leading betting houses have improved considerably. She’s gone from +5800 to +2500 in the 2020 Presidential Election odds.

https://www.sportsbettingdime.com/news/politics/hillary-clinton-2020-presidential-election-odds-improve-october/

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

run Hillary, run! I’m with her.

dv8
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dv8
2 years ago
Reply to  Mac

good point, mac. I’ve recently begun thinking about how politicians run just for the money. It kinda makes sense when, from the outside, we’re thinking: “They have no chance so why are they running.”

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hi Paddy!

Just got a text from Sven; The Bestest Place Evar is evacuating due to flames near Las Virgenes and the 101. Said there was a massive aerial assault and it’s now mostly just smoky.

(He said the winds have died down and he reckons he’ll be fine…which is good, as he’s stuck in the parking lot…)

dv8
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dv8
2 years ago

I’m glad to hear they’re ok over there.

dv8
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dv8
2 years ago

Great Picture, Mac. Is that Elon Musk dressed up as Wiley Coyote for Halloween??

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Just got a text from Sven; he and Mrs. S. are both safely at home.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

hello. Power still out in our neighborhood. went to the market and picked up some canned goods as power may be out until Thursday. next big wind event is tomorrow night through Wednesday.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

What did they eat in California before they had canned goods? Fresh food. Hahaha

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

interesting at work today. Last week we had a big emergency drill where everybody stayed in the parking lot attendance records were checked Etc

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

today it was just get out. So of course everybody left the building and then we were stuck in the parking lot for a good 30 40 minutes. and then another hour trying to get out of the neighborhood.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

it’s a good thing they jumped right on that fire as quickly as they did and had the resources to do it. otherwise it would have been a catastrophe as the traffic was just stopped dead still for miles

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

I’m glad you’re home, safe. The situation you described is one of the reasons Mrs. Paddy and I left Healdsburg when we did.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

wonderful to see everybody again today. all these post, it is like the old days!

dv8
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dv8
2 years ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

Yeah, it’s nice, isn’t it.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

Poor Katie Hill and her broken heart. I iz sad.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

She picked an excellent time to resign while tens of thousands of her constituents are without power and under evacuation orders.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

But at least our problems will not interfere with her working on a new throuble.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Drive-by:

Submitted without comment:

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dv8
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dv8
2 years ago

Wow! A classic episode now becomes a perfect meme.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  dv8

Not quite as cringe-inducing as the giant carrot or space bikers from “Lost In Space”, but still…not one of TOS’ better eps.

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dv8
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dv8
2 years ago

How do I remember the giant carrot dude? It’s been over 50 years since I’ve seen that episode!!

dv8
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dv8
2 years ago

Jonathan Harris. What a character! He was hilarious.

dv8
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dv8
2 years ago

A thing (seriously) that strikes me now after all these decades, is how MALE male characters were back in the day. For example when Capt. Kirk talks to Kodos the Executioner in private…. It’s an almost Shakespearean level of maleness. The modern versions of kirk and spock are such soy infused beta cucks in comparison.

dv8
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dv8
2 years ago
Reply to  Mac

Yah, that’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Criminy…just noticed the new decor; gaaaaaaaaaah!!1!

dv8
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dv8
2 years ago
Reply to  Mac

snicker…..

dv8
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dv8
2 years ago
Reply to  Mac

who is responsible for changing those backgrounds? Didn’t we have Lenin a few days ago?

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  dv8

I believe that’s Mr. Atrick’s doing; perhaps one of these days he’ll deign to consort with the riffraff.

I can’t speak for anyone else, but it’s been far too long since I’ve experienced a good snubbing.

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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Mac

Damnit, Mac…now I’ve got that infernal tune in my head!

“The wind began to switch
The house to pitch
And suddenly the hinges started to unhitch…”

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago

Now imagine it being sung by the background face(s).
You’re welcome.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Rob Ford?

I hope Teh Blue Glove Guy’s having fun farking with us. 😉

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

What a handsome man -- who is that?

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

Quite surprisingly, we have power again for tonight. But it will likely go off again tomorrow and through Thursday. Here’s what’s next:

Red Flag Warning issued for VC:
-- 11 PM Tues. -- 6 PM Thurs.
-- 25-40 mph NE winds w/ gusts up to 50-60 mph
-- Isolated gusts up to 70-75 mph over mountains and eastern VC
-- 5-10 percent humidity
-- Conditions will favor extreme fire behavior, long range spotting & rapid fire spread

“Eastern VC” -- that’s us. And mountains? Got them too.