As I make plans to go semi-Galt, and detach myself from rooted existence, offices, and the East Coast, I find myself wondering what wonders there are to see out there as I wander the Land of the Free.
After 30+ years in Fortress DC, and having never been inured to the elitist bureaucratic Deep State bubble, I’m looking to find what is real about America for me. I feel like I’m escaping a cult of which I was never a member. Midwest-born and Vermont-raised, I feel an irresistible pull to my roots, such as they were. The summer Saturday nights hearing the distant drone of the stock cars at Catamount Speedway (who actually towed the lion at approx 01:20), the Olmsted County Fair, random snack bars, and Laura Ingalls Wilder.
As I (hopefully, slowly), make my way across the country, I’ve been looking for fun activities of local interest to experience along the way. Not national or international like the Gilroy Garlic Festival or Memphis in May, but those little local things enjoyed on a town or county or regional level.
So far, I have found two. I’m looking for many more. What quirky (non-hipster) local events or happenings do you enjoy? Are there any from your childhood that still exist? Can I bring and/or shoot my firearm? Give me your recommendations for a rollicking ‘Merican good time!
My itinerary so far:
Rockford, IL, Figure-8 Trailer Race
Cars and trucks pulling decrepit RV trailers from days of yore. As long as you’re towing something, you’re still in the race. In this video from summer of 2020, I see no (or few) face diapers. It looks like a drunken, hilarious, Jackass-style good time.
Duluth, MN, Canal Park
A picturesque park on Lake Superior. When the large lake vessels and foreign “salties” are scheduled to pass through the canal, large crowds gather to cheer them on. I love the narration from the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center when a ship of note arrives or departs. People can be seen waiting for the ships even at zero dark thirty or in heavy snow. (headphone warning – loud ship horns)
My childhood experiences were floating the Boise River in the summer as I was shipped off to relatives. No complaining there and when I took my family up there a couple years ago, they got to experience it and it was nice to float it and all those memories come flooding back.
Here in Nevada, just outside of Vegas we have made it a tradition to go up to the Corn Maze during Halloween. Last year was awesome because in the midst of the pandemic, people just wanted to let loose.
I think the other thing I miss is from California and that is going up to Azusa Canyon early Saturday morning before *those* people showed up and made it too busy. A bit of Heaven just outside of Los Angeles. Sliding down the White Sands in New Mexico.
So many things…
I love floating on a nice cool river
The Colorado is cold all years long, 52, period
We stayed at a resort up in Azusa, right after the drought broke. It was running like a real river. I liked it up there and it was only an hour from home. I had to run back and get some stuff. It was across the bridge and about 5 miles east.
As a kid, we all went down to the Snake river to cool off, not sure if on the Idaho side of Washington side.
Next year you need to head into Buffalo on the day after Easter for a Dyngus Day celebration.
Imagine a crazy St Patty celebration. Now replace the green with red, and add in a dash of men squirting women with water, and women hitting men with pussywillows that they’re interested in.
Add in the fact that it’s in Buffalo. Ever see a Bills tailgate? Its like that, but without stadium cops.
Number of years back, a car dealership tossed out golf balls during the parade. Lesson to learn? If you like windows in your city, don’t hand out golf balls to drunks.
Here’s an article on it.
OMFG YES…can I drink at a safe distance, though?
There are no safe spaces.
That said, if you make it, look me up. I’ll take you to where the crazy shit goes down. Kind of places where you get into a backroom card game with a bunch of old poles playing a game you don’t know, and drinking the night away.
This sounds incredibly intriguing, but also nightmarish given my award-winning introversion & misanthropy. Are you extroverted? I would need an extrovert babysitter to never leave my side.
I’m an extroverted introvert. I got you covered!
Dyngus Day happens here in Cleveland as well. Pierogi belt represent!
A summer bar crawl here handed out frisbees as a giveaway one year. People were playing frisbee across the street, and the bars and houses along the crawl were finding frisbees on their roofs for the next several months. They learned not to hand out throwing toys to people who were going to go to at least a dozen bars on a Saturday afternoon.
I never participated in the years I lived there – isn’t that neighborhood sketchy af?
The East side? Oh, hell yeah. Best stick with crowds if you don’t know the hood.
Try the Saint Benedict Church Annual “Reunion” in Johnstown, PA–usually held in late July/early August. There, you will find a crazy array of games of chance, the opportunity to win a “wheelbarrow of cheer” (a literal wheelbarrow full of booze), and a staple of my childhood, the Chicken and Waffle Dinner, which as I’ve mentioned here before, highlights chicken and waffles the only way they should be cooked–savory, not sweet.
DB, are from that area? I was just in Johnstown this past year for the first time in 20 years. I cannot believe how much worse it has gotten. It seemed like at least every other building was abandoned downtown.
And you are correct, chicken in waffles should only be served the central PA way. I vomited a little the first time I had it out of state.
Yep, I’m originally from that area. I don’t make it back as often as I should. I have always told people it’s a nice place to be from, but not the greatest to live in. Although I often find myself missing the area–the geography is just kind of built into the mental model I have of places I’d like to live. Good skiing nearby, plenty of lakes, great hiking in the forested mountains, lots of camping opportunities. If there were better ways of making a decent living there, it’d be great. The schools aren’t all that great though.
Gritty but livable in “Slapshot;” not so nice since Reggie and the Hansen brothers left town.
Congratulations on surviving the CERS/FERS machine. Rollover your TSP, and enjoy.
I’ll still be of the machine, but not physically in it. I parlayed COVID into going full-time offsite.
Nicely done! #metoo
Close to home and very cool, too local?
Sault Ste Marie canal locks are on my list
There is an outstanding RV park in Garden, MI, on the UP
Stay away from this place like it was radioactive
It took us two days to get their contaminated water out of our water system.
I will take you to the TWA Museum in KC. Remember, I live in Kansas City, not Salt Lake City. ?
LOL!! Yes on the museum! I already have an outfit: https://pasteboard.co/Kfa5u0F.jpg
I live in Salt City, does that count?
Gotta visit the WWI Museum and the Negro League Baseball Museum if you’re in KC.
Unfortunately, it looks like one of the older fests from the Eastside of CLE has been killed. Perchfest, big fishing competition with a location that had set up carnie rides, and about a dozen places doing perch and pierogi fries.
At least this year the county fairs are back, as is the Cuyahoga county Oktoberfest. The various neighborhood art and food fests are coming back, but no Taste of Tremont this year (it’s scheduled to return next year).
I wonder if there are any local shindigs still around the Bay Village area from when my Ma grew up there in the 40s/50s?
A quick search doesn’t get me anything for the Bay Village area, but there’s tons of events in Lakewood and Avon.
What’s up Neph? Glad you made it home in one piece with the liver intact.
Not sure if youve ever been to Coney Island but you can enjoy it now-days without the threat of being robbed by a crackhead like when i was a kid. You can hit the beach, the original Nathans and get tossed around on the world famous cyclone all within a city blick of eachother. I think they still have a freakshow there too.
We have a freakshow out here, too.
I haven’t been there in years but I have a sick feeling that the good old days that all the hipsters have been pining for are making a comeback. It’s still a terrible neighborhood and bad economic times are not going to be kind to it.
Harold Warp’s Pioneer Village, Minden NE.
Way cooler than it sounds. Collections of *everything*.
Hint: Avoid in the heat of summer. Most of the buildings were not air conditioned as of our last visit (several years ago).
And here in the People’s Democratic Republic of New Mexico we offer:
White Sands (hat tip; OBE)
Bandelier National Park
Capulin Volcano National Monument
Many, many other parks and sites mostly based upon pre-Columbian natives.
Also looking forward to recommendations from the Glibs as we will be putting the Mobile Hobbit House on the road soon.
I nearly stepped on both a baby rattlesnake and a tarantula in Bandelier. But it was really awesome. I love NM so much.
Umm, looking down is kind of required there,
That trailer race looks like insane fun.
Yes! I’d love to be there.
9/19, Emily Mn IIRC
I promised my dad I would come visit him over Labor Day for a week or two, so I don’t think HH is in the cards for me this year, sadly.
Pistoffnick is our man in Dulut, he knows what and where
Yeah, hit me up. I’ll give you a tour of the place where I work. You can park your magic school bus in my back yard. I’ll cook you my famous smoked salmon omelet for breakfast.
There a tour out here that takes you around to all of the famous crime scenes. There’s a shitload of them. Los Angeles has always been a place where crazy stuff has happened.
We also have the Reagan Library, which has a full size Air Force One 707 inside it. Yes, indoors. Next to it is a very old Marine One type helicopter.
I will throw in a vote for the Wende museum in Culver City, locally. Which is a small museum devoted to the WEnde collection of cold war artifacts, mostly East Germany (since they were the most interested in destroying all of it), but some Poland, USSR, etc. When we were there, most interesting thing to me was a display of everyday life photographs of the DDR and the image of Honecker everywhere. Like, try to imagine a cult of personality around the creepiest looking dude you can imagine. Horrifying.
Anyway, it’s a tiny museum but worth an hour.
Interesting. I’m a sucker for DDR kitsch so that sounds right up my alley.
My aunt called today. In the course of our conversation she hesitantly asked me if I had gotten the vaccine.
“Ah, no. Not going to.”
“Oh, Mojo, that hurts my heart.”
“I respect others’ right to choose to vaccinate, but I am not putting an experimental drug in my body. I just wish for my choice to be respected also.”
She was savvy enough to approve of my approach and drop the subject.
Wow that went a lot better than that particular conversation has for me.
For me, it’d be “fuck off and don’t ask again. I don’t do emotional manipulation.”
Meh, she’s family, she’s old, and I have always looked up to her. Not a hill I’m going to die on with that particular person.
Cape Blanco State Park in January or February, preferably in a storm. You may feel like you’re going to die, but you probably won’t. Probably. Western most point in the Continental US. Perfect in dreary winter weather.
Point Roberts (when it’s once again accessible). If you’re traveling the country and checking off places, gotta go to Pt Roberts at least once. USA! USA! USA!
Here is a real regional gem.
The annual rattlesnake roundup. There is music, festival foods, carnival games, drinks, and rattlesnakes.
Rattlesnake fine leather goods?
Catch ad release of live ones. Also a lot of snake themed clothing.
The people watching is excellent.
Alternative caption for the picture near the bottom of the page: TO YOU, OUR SERPENT LORD, I OFFER YOU THIS, MY FIRSTBORN, IN HOPES YOU MAY SPARE US THE SNAKEPOCALYPSE FOR ANOTHER YEAR. HOLY ART THOU WHO SLITHERETH AMONG THE WEEDS AND ROCKS. BLESSED ARE WE WHO REFRAIN FROM TREADING UPON THOU. *shakes maracas and hisses*
There’s also one in San Angelo, TX. https://www.conchovalleyhomepage.com/news/state-regional/a-preview-of-the-rattlesnake-roundup/
Why didn’t this make it onto the unit bulletin board when I was there?
and having never been inured to the elitist bureaucratic Deep State bubble
Whatever Fed. Don’t tell her shit people it is a set up.
we are all part of a fed setup.
I’m a Fed, gimme money of the girl gets it,
Best i can do is make an adjustment to the next budgetary cycle. I need a bonafide need. It may be dispersed in the FY 24 cycle depending on how much money we get from congress.
See ACQ 1010
Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management
One fed telling us not to talk to another fed. Is anyone here not a fed? I mean other than me, I’m definitely not a fed.
Sounds exactly like what a fed would say.
“I’m not the messiah!”
“That’s exactly what the messiah would say!”
“Okay, I’m the messiah”
I heard most Feds are embedded in local municipalities. You know – keep an eye on the little guy. Make sure he doesn’t get too uppity. Makes total logical sense.
You’re in Colorado because of a burn notice, aren’t you?
Don’t Fuck up my Story Chinee!
I WISH TRUMP WERE STILL PRESIDENT SO HE COULD BLOW UP THE MOON WITH NUKES RIGHT WHEN THOSE COMMIES LAND ON IT WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!111111111111111111111111111111111111111111
Make Astronauting Great Again
Make Space Opera Great again!
Talk about cutting your own throat, it had become the gateway to Mars, without it, it was a 14 month journey, why?
It ain’t over until the fat lady gets elected?
NO! just blow them off of it, a lot easier, Ha!
Send the giant teleporting dog.
Put the “pow” in kung pao chicken?
Maybe NASA booby trapped it when they were up there.
No but they didn’t tell the Chinese about the fourth astronaut. You know, the one for the Moon Goddess. Either the Chinanauts will have to figure out how to get back a man down, or Ch’ang-o will rain destruction on the People’s Republic.
You’d think they could fix Andy Kaufman, if they could put a Chinaman on the moon.
They are on the Dark side WTF are they doing? not a bad idea to do, but the Chinee? let’s see,
Storybook Land in Aberdeen, SD. Not a festival, but entirely funded by donations.
” I feel like I’m escaping a cult of which I was never a member. ”
Nice. That’s a good description of how I felt. Long time in the AF and then in the defense industry. I learned some esoteric stuff in the AF that contractors were willing to pay me well for. Never felt like I was really part of it though. In it but not of it.
I like old machinery so I’m hoping to get to the James Valley Thresherman’s Show in Andover, SD. Lots of old machinery and they fire up big ole steam-powered tractors and drag huge plow trains across the fields.
Sounds fun, that’s how I feel about old Electronics,
We have a show like that around here, The Antique Powerland SteamUP. A whole lot of fun.
Fakest gay guy I ever saw, who knew you could LARP gays,
The part in the Zach Galifianakis movie where he maces Zach for flirting with his wife was funny, at least.
This is the gayest thing that has ever been said on Glibertarians.com. You could talk about sucking cock and it would be less gay.
Sorry, you can’t be less offensive here, try again,
Hey Bro, I’m your Nightmare, bored and Sober,Heh!
Bro is a fed psyops plant like the swarms that suddenly appeared around the time of the “INSURRECTION” flooding parler and gab with the kind of shit that TMITE et al assumes everyone on Parler and Gab says all the time and giving the feds some “evidence”.
My dad said emphatically that “IT WAS THE THREATS OF VIOLENCE” that set Parler apart and why it got booted. Because nothing like that occurs on Twitter and they police all threats of violence against everyone effectively and consistently.
So the Feds are paying me to First and call people homos?
Your tax dollars at work!
He is so insufferable. No surprise at all that he’s an Obamabot and a hypocritical ass.
I thought as much, no sweat off my brow eh?
I wouldn’t care except that f*^$#%#g Vrbo commercial is on ten times an hour lately.
I’ve never understood why they’re waiting *outside* the church for the gay-marrying couple. (At least, it doesn’t look like City Hall.)
Even leaving aside what a ridiculous person that is, who is that ad aimed at??
I believe that was the Biden crew, really,
If you’ve never done the narrow gauge railroads in Colorado, and you like steam engines and scenery, then stop in Durango and ride the train to Silverton.
I did Amtrak through Colorado and the scenery was tits but that sounds like more fun.
There was some vintage railroad thing I did in Arizona once, but it was so long ago that I can’t remember the name. Went through some gorgeous scenery, an old abandoned mining camp, canyons. Saw a bunch of bald eagles.
The Grand Canyon train? From Williams to the Grand Canyon south rim. Still runs, but I’ve never done it.
No, it was an hour or two north of Phoenix.
Probably the Verde Valley train. It’s fun.
^So much this! My favorite part of our trip to CO/NM. Spring for the enclosed car at the back (less stinky,) and do the round trip (not the bus trip back.)
There’s always the Flora-Bama Mullet Toss. I think it’s kosher by your non-national rule. It’s a big deal on the Gulf Coast and draws a big crowd, but I don’t think it’s known much outside of the region.
Oh and, as you can see from the pictures, there are a lot of beautiful women attending.
If there’s one thing we middle aged ladies are known for, it’s our love of being around lots of young, beautiful women
Didn’t know you’re a woman. *shrugs* The trailer race thing wasn’t a tipoff either.
There are lots of buff dudes there too, if that helps.
People who change their handles get what they have coming to them.
I got shit when I changed my handle and pic too.
The before time is forgotten. I have no recollection of your old handle/pic. Unless, it was in the long ago, before I joined. You’ve always been artistically-rendered decapitated Medusa to me.
A couple years ago I bore an uncanny resemblance to a Baldwin brother for a while. But I got over it.
I remember it Luther. You had it coming.
I’m too good-natured to pass myself off as an asshole.
Really? Me, too! We have so much in common.
I ‘Member KK,
Well so do I, of course. I just didn’t know she changed screen names – been a busy summer, I haven’t been around all that much.
The only thing I can think of locally that isn’t a food or music festival is the Tacky Light Run. An entire neighborhood does Christmas lights – some ordinary, but many of them go the Clark Griswold route and put out an outlandish display. The last few years there’s a guy who has an RV out and does the Cousin Eddie “shitter was full!” scene.
That’s what I’m talking about! I’m going to ask my dad, when I get an RV, to make a sign for me that says “Tenement on Wheels”
Well, if you (or any other Glibs) want to head to Florida Man Land in the fall, you can park the RV in front of my house and go to an SEC football game. Smell the bourbon and barbeque from thousands of individual tailgates, partake in some of the same, then watch some no-shit big-time football with 90,000 of your best friends.
Or just do the tailgate scene, then leave 20 minutes before game time and watch the same contest on a big screen TV at my house while enjoying the air conditioning and get served better food.
Another (or additional) scenario: I do a four day “Track Day Weekend” at Sebring every January, the next will be Jan 19-23, 2022. The gate doesn’t bat an eyelash of people showing up with an RV, or you can just park it in the driveway of the house that I rent and ride to the track with me. I can even pop a helmet on you and take you around the track at racing speeds.
I don’t get on the forums much anymore, but if you are interested, I’m at (pjshpip) at (gmail)
Both offers go for any other Glibs who want to come down Florida way.
Which Glib is this kid’s parent?
Green River Rendezvous right after July 4th in Pinedale, Wyoming. It is held at the time time as the 1830’s rendezvous and near where many occurred. Lots of period stuff, blackpowder shoots, and raucous fun. Plus the area is spectacular with lots of western history. If you have a bike (motor or leg) you can follow the tracks of the Oregon Trail or go visit some ghost towns. The Wind River Mountains are out the south door and Fremont Lake will take you to the big wild.
Correction. Out the north door.
I love WY. Been to NW and NE in the state. It’s on my short list when I eventually look to buy property again.
When I was a kid, an old feller once told me that noone lives in Wyoming. “Where are you from?”, I asked. “Wyoming”, he replied.
I see many of the leftist controlled counties falling over themselves to implement this as well. Meanwhile Gov Shitstain can push this behind the scenes while her hands aren’t completely dirty.
My condolences. That blows.
Benton, Washington, or Deschutes would be my guess for next. Followed by Lane, Clackamas, and Marion.
If you’re in Ellensberg, WA around St. Patrick’s day you could run the .5K, put on by the local brewery. It’s 20$, comes with a pint and a bunch of schwag. They treat it like a real race, complete with runner’s tags, water stations, pickle juice station, maybe a pizza station. It’s literally just around the block but it’s goofy fun.
Also, if you’re in the area, let me know and I can take you for a Pacer ride up over Grand Coulee Dam and Steamboat Rock.
The Eelpout Festival in Walker, MN https://leechlake.org/37th-annual-eelpout-festival/
The eelpout is a homely, but tasty fish.
The National Flat-Picking Championships in Walnut Valley (Winfield, KS)
Pitchfork Fondue Steak in Medora, ND
Any goddamn taco truck near the Long Beach, CA docks. Get the tongue taco with the pickled carrots.
If tongue was so god damn great it would be a fine cut of meat on sale everywhere. Your love of it makes me think you’re a hipster.
Elevated offal is not my cup of tea either.
I mean, I’d try it because I’d try anything. I’m just highly skeptical it’s some super secret top quality meat/taco filling.
I was in Ellensburg last week. Always a pleasant stay. Hot though.
Eberg is a windswept shithole. It does have some cool places to visit though, and a couple of decent breweries.
And smells like cow shit.
I like that smell. And hay.
The Corn Palace!
A giant building made of corn, or somesuch. I saw it as a kid on the family “drive across the country to make mom super happy, dad super miserable, while Zwak and older sibling get stuck in the back seat of a ’66 Mustang convertible for six, fucking, weeks. Oh, and dad had to paint a white line down said back seat and threaten to kill whichever child crossed it first trip.”
Must have been quite a chore getting four suitcases in the trunk of that auto.
Ah, now I understand your earlier posts. I love Dulute. Our pal who is pistoff is the resident expert.
I’m not sure I knew your people were from my world. I’ve hit few county fairs over the years, but Olmstead looks really nice.
I hope HH works out for you. The people I’ve met there are quite remarkable.
For some reason your second para made me think of this:
Oh Shit, just when I think it’s OK to stand up, Boom, sit down or fall down , you ain’t walking, Fuck, Me,
oops, sorry, this is a beautiful stop on the M22 round trip,
I’ve heard this is good:
Not planes but fascinating:
For planes, don’t forget the Museum of Flight in Seattle and if you’ve never been, Kitty Hawk. There’s something magical about standing on top of that small hill and seeing how short that first flight was and consider how far we’ve come.
MoF is great, but in my opinion the best aviation museum in the PNW is the Evergreen Air and Space museum in Mcminnville, OR. Then Mof, Then the Erikson museum in Madras, OR, though I’m not sure they even call it a museum. It’s cool because all of their planes (mostly WW2) actually fly. The Paul Allen airplane and tank museum in Everett should be in the running too, but it was still under construction when I went.
“Evergreen Air and Space museum in Mcminnville, OR”
Drove by that place back in June. There’s jet planes on the roof of the building!! It blew my wife’s mind. We plan on going back.
Looks like we’ll be in Tualatin at the end of August. Maybe we’ll hit it up then.
Ya, there’s a water park there too. The water slides come out of the 747 on top of the building. Because, why not?
Tillamook Air Museum may not have a big collection but does have one of the few remaining blimp hangers.
I haven’t been to that one yet, but it’s on the list. It looks like it’s across the street from the airport, and a 15-20 min flight from McMinnville, so maybe I can hit Mcminnville and Tillimook on the same day.
What? No mention of the Spruce Goose?
Ya, in McMinnville! I think I’m going to pay extra for the cockpit tour next time. I’m fascinated by the mechanical linkages required for all of the flight controls and for the 8 engines. I guess the flight engineer has their own set of controls so they can set mixture, spark advance and props, but its amazing to think how there can be multiple sets of the same control, yet not be difficult to move or make fine adjustments. Are they push-pull tubes like in a small plane? Or sets of cables and pulleys like a flight control? how would they keep cable tensions where they want when it’s all mounted to a wood airframe that I assume has to expand and contract in changing heat and humidity quite a bit? Is there a job where I can make question marks for a living?
I believe that Andrew Napolitano has a school of question marks, perhaps they have a job board.
Perhaps? Are you right about that? I heard he’s out of a job, so maybe there are openings in the question mark factory? Does anybody really know what time it is?
It’s time to make the donuts.
But I already made the donuts!
Saw this this afternoon and previously:
TBF – I was thinking the same thing when I saw the original pic on twitter – although by all reports, it was the mandated level of “coverage” by the Philippine government. In other photos you could see the Philippine SecDef (and maybe Duterte as well) wearing the same getup.
You are the US Secretary of Defense. You tell them to fuck off because you will not be seen like that.
My thoughts exactly,
Hah! We’re too busy sucking up to Duterte since China gave him the cold shoulder.
If you’re looking for something “near” DC in VA – I posted about the VA Food Truck Battle in Earlysville when I attended the 2019 competition. Great selection. Lots of fun. Think it was canceled last summer for obvious reasons.
Looks like 2021 is on – unfortunately it’s the one weekend I’ll be driving back from my vacation elsewhere so it doesn’t work for me.
The link doesn’t go into a lot of detail at the moment, but I did get a separate heads up email that indicates this concert is coinciding with the food truck battle at the convention center outside Earlysville.
Check this out, pretty fun!
https://www.16personalities.com/profiles/5a9e94be43235that's me, go here to try it,
https://www.16personalities.com/ it blew my mind, they fucking knew me, very well, OTOH it was quite refeshing, check it out,
i’m a Turbulent Architect
Look at me! I’m.. Something…
Personality type: Architect (INTJ-T)
Traits: Introverted – 65%, Intuitive – 76%, Thinking – 75%, Judging – 57%, Turbulent – 53%
Strategy: Constant Improvement
Dood! Myers-Briggs is the most accurate and helpful personality type indicator test I’ve ever done.
I did it at age 20, age 33, and age 40.
Every time, ENTJ. “The commander”. I happened upon the paperwork today while quietly packing my office. It is spot on.
Personality tests are useless. They don’t even have a category for Firsters.
First, you need a personality, not just a mouth and Avatar,
You call it, I’ll build it, together we make Glibertopia!
/Fucking slackers around us….
You’re Brutal Commander!
True…never have strayed from INTP “The Logician” over the years I have or have been required to take it (or something similar).
Damned Logical Glibs!
See now I am wondering about the makeup of Glibs of the made up test. What is the common thing that draws us here in the most abstract possible manner of viewing this corner of the intertoobs
Take the test! Wear the Glasses!
Meh I got different results from 4 years ago
People do change. Why? Cause you all are crazy.
Nuh huh, I was always crazy, now I tested positive, go figure,
Antifa is now antifascists and their opponents are far right extremists. Keep up the partisanship, you fucking hacks. Enjoy the Dewalt in your kneecaps when the chickens you’re raising come home to roost.
“Dewalt in your kneecaps ” that’s War shit right there, go get em,
They’re recklessly skipping down the path to Ireland or El Salvador. And being historic illiterates, they’re apparently unaware of it. Unfortunately, they’re going to take the rest of us with them.
Honestly, that shit won’t fly here or most civilized places, guns will be drawn, people will die,
The people telling them what to say…that is their goal. They are deliberately fomenting division and strife. I agree the Morans in the media and antifa/BLM are unaware of where this road goes but the string pullers are well aware.
I know I’m probably the only one here, but hey Glibs, thanks for playing, even though someone could lose an eye, it’s still fun eh? This place and you all have been my home and Family across the country and through the worst of times, it’s good to be a Glib.
I wish I were drunk, Tres get’s it,
Its 0415 on my d̶a̶y̶ night off.
Drunkenness achieved. And maintained.
Also, don’t shout Yeah! without your Dentures glued in, the results can be less than presentable..
Yusef – lets meet here for a drink
5K? maybe if they get Elon to shuttle them there, as an as ide to his money making ventures, otherwise what? the Chinee?
more like this,
But with energy weapons Courtasy of Hayek Hgh energy systems,
Foreshadowing the HH? Leaked footage?
My big Kitty needs big lovin! A big giant Black wunderkit, she’s my DogCat,
Everyone name their least favorite Glib. GO!
You’re making the assumption that there’s a ‘favorite’.
Now take 2 steps back, and fuck your own face.
My favorite glib:
I won’t say. My least favorite Glib right now is the one stirring shit for no reason. Maybe you don’t understand how much of an impact this site has had on many of us. Maybe you don’t give a shit. That’s OK, Bro, I still think you are funny and have some reasonable takes on the world when you refrain from being a cunte.
It’s just his fake persona but the personal midschool level shit is a little out of bounds.
Refraining from being a cunte is his schtick. The real thing is the pathetic attention-whoring homophobic misogynist.
The Dayton Air Show, duh.
And I belong to a local outdoor range. Pew pew pew!
Camden, get fucked.
I helped Jugsy with maintenance at one of her worst properties once. The tenant had around a dozen cats and 1 litter box.
It was unbelievable.
Only one box?!? That’s nuts. I had five cats at one point and they got by with 3 litterboxes, but only because I cleaned them out every day (World’s Best Cat Litter really lives up to its name; it’s flushable).
Yup. Up to four at one point and the litter boxes got done as soon as the coffee was on. Three dogs and a bird at the same time. My poor side yard has never rebounded.
Preble County, OH, Pork Festival!!! But ‘cept it conflicts with Honey Harvest. ?
Tough to compete with New Lebanon’s Stagecoach Days.
Or Spring Valley’s Potato Fest.
Its already sauna-esque out there (Ive been up all night). Roll on extra Arrid today.
Duly noted – thanks! A tank top with a lightweight corporate logo shirt tossed over it is the uniform du jour. And my trusty denim capris.
Got a windshield chip on the way home last night, so first stop today is the famous repair place…whose website says I have to wear a mask while I wait. ? Screw that – I’ll walk over to the nearby Arby’s, whether it’s open or not.
Oh yeah – good morning, homey!
suh’ cuh ?
Good morning, U!
How are things today?
Pretty good, except for my needed windshield repair and the prospect of being asked to mask up while I wait. Turns out the nearby Arby’s doesn’t open until 10, and my appointment’s at 8:30. Might have to hoof it a bit further to the nearest McDonald’s.
How are things going with you? In office today or WFH?
It’s a remote day, fortunately, because I’m pretty lethargic this morning.
Just heard thunder. Guess I’ll be driving in the rain. ⛈️
I’d like it entered into the record that Gabrielle Enright really takes the wrinkles out of my love-sausage.
Kayla Courvell is a close 2nd with her future “Bingo Wings”.
That Pavlich girl from Fox is going to be your friend in about ten years. Same with Kennedy. Wanna see if a girl gets fat? Check the neck! Gobble gobble!
If you dig on tawdry Southron melodrama, this might be for you – The Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival. The highlight is The Scream Stella or Stanley Contest in Jackson Square. https://youtu.be/OQo1EIhpKvI
That sounds AWESOME!
I have the eyebrows and physique to win, place or show in the Scream Stella competition…
Always late to the party but KK, you can find something interesting nearly everywhere you go. That club-footed stripper probably has a tale to tell, even though it be 40 below outside…
Last night’s truck that was scheduled for 9pm, so it would be unloaded and the pallets ready to break down when we roll in at 11, arrived at 3am. As an extra bonus, the driver was apparently not shy about using his brakes; 3 pallets had broken apart in the truck. So we got spend a good hour in a hot trailer sorting things out. Good times…
Ugh. Loose loads are the absolute worst.
Winston’s Mom agrees. Mornin’, Festus!
You have to pay her extra for that.
Worth every penny.
Once upon a time I took Amtrak from NY to Pittsburgh. Two pretty cool things in PA on that route –
While traversing this curve, you can see the rear cars of the train from the front
The littlest Statue of Liberty
I remember doing a double take as we passed this, WTF?
Two brothers, 21 and 22, are charged over murder of cop Ella French, 29, who was shot dead at traffic stop: Chicago police turn their back on Mayor Lori Lightfoot as officer’s father YELLS at her and blames her for shooting
They look nice, and by look nice I mean look like they’d murder you for twenty bucks and then laugh about it. Staying away from people with facial tattoos seems to be mostly a good rule.
So it looks like the 1.1 trillion infrastructure bill is set (has? I don’t follow the day to day legislative BS) to pass with Republican help of course. They are honestly the worse kind of goddamn worthless. I wonder which excuses the usual suspects will use when voting for the 3.5 trillion dollar potential catastrophe the Dems have put up now in a couple of months.
The bill is 2,702 pages long. Good thing the people were wise enough to elect a few hundred speed readers to the legislature; who would vote on something they hadn’t read?
That “reconciliation” trick I keep hearing about supposedly means the Dems get to pass the 3.5 trillion bill all by themselves.
I saw you talking about switching your operating system on the tail end of last night’s thread. Don’t write off Linux. I switched over from Windows recently and I’ve been impressed and they have setups that mimic either Windows like Linux Mint or MacOS like Elementary Linux and a few others. Maybe give one of those a try, there’s little bit of a learning curve but it’s free and it’s much better than it used to be. I’ve been impressed. As far as reconciliation goes, I don’t know if that’d pass muster for something of that magnitude but who knows anymore.
I installed Mint on an old laptop the other day. It’s functional and all but I wouldn’t consider it for daily use because (1) I like games and (2) the inability to select a high-DPI option other than 1x or 2x was a deal-breaker.
Anyone playing around with this?
Wow. Blast from the Be-past.
Not sure about #1 (not a gamer) but the Plasma desktop allows you to set a specific value for DPI; defaults to 96 but configurable to pretty much anything.
Yup. 18 RINOS.
If that passes it’ll be a disaster of truly epic proportions that’s hard to fathom, a nation ending thing.
I did not get enough of this last year. I am ready for next season.
When I was a kid they were not for sale, you had to catch your own. In season the ditches beside roads were lined with families fishing like mad. I remember the flood of ’72. We went to soybean fields at night with flashlights and sacks. We filled up the back of a truck with them. *sigh* Those really were good times.
We had a creek in our back yard growing up. We used to catch crawfish (and salamanders) to play with and then put them back. Never once did we say, “hey, let’s boil these up!”.
You don’t see people out catching their own now? I remember when I was younger along the coast in my area there would always be people fishing from the bridges. There were actually little fishing platforms built into the bridges but someone got hit walking to one of those I guess and they were all done away with. Or maybe people just got lazy but the area lost a lot of character when that went away.
When I was a kid you would see guys shoulder to jowl fishing the salmon runs. Not allowed anymore.
Found a great restaurant last night.
Great food, and better attitude. Ran into a guy wearing a t-shirt with the following inscription:
“New Jersey: Knucklehead State”
And in the lower right hand corner, this: ?, with the name “Murphy” inside the circle. They had these made last summer; unfortunately they are no longer available.
More of this.
That crowd isn’t big enough. Should be “Dangerous Mob Sized”.
+1. I have a few “Mental Wellness Days” coming up next month, think I’ll use one of them to go into the city to see what’s really going on there.
<3 this guy.
He looks like a dick but he’s saying the right things today so he gets a pass.
Inflation doesn’t exist:
Saturday I sent a photo of my Costco Tums. Two bottles, sealed. Both half full. I’ve lived through this before.
Oof I’m glad I got a nice-sized order in at Omaha Steaks during their half-price sale – I can’t afford their regular prices as it is now.