It Can Be Done Amigo

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It Can Be Done Amigo

Bonus Cartoon: The House that Jack Built

Columbia made a lot of what I would consider libertarian cartoons.  This is one of them.  A man sets out to build his own house, on his own dime, and grifters try to horn in. Since they can’t horn in, the grifters try to destroy it.  What happens next?  I am not spoiling anything, other than to say it’s a libertarian moment.  This cartoon was originally in color but is patched together with a black and white copy.  Per previous request, this is in YouTube so everyone can watch it.

On to our film!  As promised, I got a Western.  A lot of you had already seen the Trinity film series, so I grabbed one that goes a little outside of that norm.  It still has Bud Spencer in it and this is still an awesome film.  Our plot:  Bud Spencer and Jack Palance help an orphan claim his inheritance, so the child has some spare change to sort.  This film was even billed as “Trinity-adjacent,” with the tagline “

  • Money
  • An orphan
  • Jack Palance
  • Guns
  • Negotiated problem solving outside the restrictive administrative framework provided by the state
  • A carpet bag (I swear I saw one)

It is lacking a monocle.  I didn’t see anyone wearing one.   Overall this is a very entertaining western that I believe will fall outside the famous westerns this crowd has already seen.  I am a big fan of Bud Spencer, he is that kind of every man tough guy who existed before the arrival of chiseled abs.  Some trivia about this film, it was shot on the same McBain Ranch (Thanks to Paul Phillips) as Once Upon a Time in the West.  You may recognize some scenery.

So watch!  Or don’t!  Everything is voluntary.  Next week, I am hoping to post The Dark Backward. The trailer is provided today, as the link is acting up on TUBI.  If this cannot be resolved I will have another film.

 

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R.J.

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153 Comments

  1. Brochettaward

    Firsting is the most sexual of all acts. Whenever I First, I know that my audience can feel the raw sexual power penetrating into every orifice of their body, every nook and cranny. Filling them with a level of joy that they will never match in the rest of their lives unless they are lucky enough to be exposed to yet another one of my Firsts. I give this to all of you, the Glibertariat. I give you that…sexual feeling. Firsting gives that straight up sexual feeling.

    • Brochettaward

      No Mexican has ever done that to anybody.

      • Brochettaward

        Yes, you heard that right. There are no Mexican Firsters. It is a culture that prides itself on never arriving on time, let alone First.

      • straffinrun

        Taco Bell always arrives on time.

  2. Count Potato

    *hits play*

  3. DEG

    Columbia made a lot of what I would consider libertarian cartoons. This is one of them. A man sets out to build his own house, on his own dime, and grifters try to horn in. Since they can’t horn in, the grifters try to destroy it. What happens next? I am not spoiling anything, other than to say it’s a libertarian moment. This cartoon was originally in color but is patched together with a black and white copy. Per previous request, this is in YouTube so everyone can watch it.

    Huh.

    I’ll tune into the cartoon tonight. I’ll save the movie for tomorrow.

    • DEG

      The cartoon has a satisfactory ending.

      Thanks RJ!

      I’ll watch the movie tomorrow, I’m off to bed.

    • R.J.

      The cartoon show on MeTV has a really clear version of that. Not sure where they got it. Cartoons like that are rapidly getting lost to time.

  4. Count Potato

    So Bud Spencer is speaking Italian dubbed in English?

    • Count Potato

      Then some of it is in Italian with subtitles?

      • R.J.

        Yes.

        • R.J.

          Bud Spencer most likely did his own dubbing.

          • rhywun

            did his own dubbing

            Stephen Chow did his own dubbing in Shaolin Soccer. It’s… not good. I love that movie but I will only watch it in Mandarin.

            • LCDR_Fish

              Cantonese.

              OT. Been watching a lot of Carolla. Some amazing interviews lately. First look up his interview with Sid Kroft from last week…..that led in a couple different directions winding up with an interview of actor/stuntman/veteran Kim Kahana day or two ago. Absolutely amazing interview. And these two 90+ yr old dudes (Ken and Sid) could run laps around Biden.

              Irritatingly, can’t look up Kahana’s awards on the Military Times Hall of Valor, but they are missing a lot of records since it’s manually updated by a couple guys.

              • slumbrew

                He’s a really good interviewer. Massively under-appreciated, I think.

                Haven’t listened to either of those yet – the Kroft one should be good, since Adam has been vocal about how all the “Sid & Marty Kroft” stuff was all garbage (which is true) but Sid was still willing to come in chat. Props to Sid for that.

              • rhywun

                Oh right, he speaks Cantonese.

                Interestingly, at least one actor (the woman) speaks Mandarin in the movie. So they do speak Mandarin when she’s around.

        • Count Potato

          Huh, they keep switching back and forth.

  5. straffinrun

    Been online too much. My brain keeps turning that poster into the Rob Schneider “You Can Do It!” meme.

  6. Ted S.

    The fat man in Mexico?

    • rhywun

      Bud is kinda chonky.

  7. Ted S.

    Next week, I am hoping to post The Dark Backward.

    So, Krad?

  8. straffinrun

    A 7-11 with a brown instead of orange and green sign. Can you guess why? The Family mart also brown instead of its normal green.

    https://ibb.co/Dp9vX3d

    https://ibb.co/wSV3Ptq

    • kinnath

      Tell us

    • Ted S.

      Because Japan is fucked up?

    • UnCivilServant

      They outlawed bright colors?

        • slumbrew

          The woodcut Starbucks logo is pretty sweet.

        • Zwak. who's suit is as ragged as his nerves.

          Kyoto is one of the few major metro area’s of Japan I have any interest in going to. I would love to go to the small towns in the north, especially during winter, but no desire to go to Tokyo or any other major city.

    • Zwak. who's suit is as ragged as his nerves.

      It the cars didn’t have Japanese plates, I would swear that was the Sev’ in my hometown on Monterey st.

  9. rhywun

    Wow, the neighborhood hot-rodders are in rare form tonight – constant up and down the streets vroom vroom. I bet it’s because it got cold after the earlier storms and they need one last night of strutting and preening before fall sets in.

  10. Count Potato

    Thanks, RJ 🙂

    • R.J.

      Welcome!

  11. one true athena

    Feeling verklempt since I took my son to college this week and tonight is the first night he’s sleeping in his dorm. I’ll have breakfast with him and then fly home. Educationally he’ll do fine – I just worry about the rest, esp if he gets sucked into the rampant socjus garbage. My hope is engineering will at least provide a change of scenery even if the dorms are just rampant with it.

    • one true athena

      (and that was a bad cut n paste job, ugh. I need more to drink so I don’t care, or less)

      • Zwak. who's suit is as ragged as his nerves.

        Where is he going to school?

        • one true athena

          U Washington. So yes, I have only myself to blame for the nonsense, but he wants to do aerospace and nobody else offered him any money. He didn’t even get into any of the UC schools he applied to this year, despite excellent grades, because of their cut off of the SAT and a zillion applications (and the Asian last name, but well, they pretend that’s not true).

          • Count Potato

            Well, that’s his fault for not changing his name to Mohamed Lesbian Seagull.

          • grrizzly

            Lee? Actually, I had a white student with this last name at Harvard.

            • slumbrew

              Robert E. hardest-hit.

              • Chafed

                More his troops but I take your point. 😉

    • slumbrew

      I’ll predict he’ll be fine, between being too busy with engineering studies and parental influence.

      *cues Cat’s in the Cradle, passes whisky*

    • straffinrun

      I trust you’ve raised him well. It’s kids that have been neglected that I worry about falling for the woke garbage.

  12. Tres Cool

    I’m off to work, kids.
    Alert Rufus.

  13. The Bearded Hobbit

    In far west Montana tonight.

    My prog sister-in-law (whom I totally like aside from her politics) stopped by for a visit to our hotel room. When leaving she brought up the recent SCOTUS ruling about abortion. I pointed out that this decision was correct that it returned the issue to the states. She asked if I was going to vote for pro-choice next election I smiled and lied, “of course”. If, in the unlikely situation that I vote, there is not a chance in the heat death of the universe that I would vote for our local empress-in-chief for governor, or any Dem, for that matter.

    Family is more important than politics.

    • Brochettaward

      While I did not read the decision in full, it *did not* return the decision to the states as a matter of constitutional law. It returned it merely to the elective branches of government. There is simply no federal law protecting abortion, or outlawing it. Either side could pass such a law, and the court could then rule on that law again.

      • The Bearded Hobbit

        Hmm, interesting angle. I guess it’s not a big concern for me, so I didn’t look at the fine details.

        • straffinrun

          Like it matters regarding the election at this point. The outrage level on both sides has been at 11 for 7+ years.

          • The Bearded Hobbit

            Yup.

      • Zwak. who's suit is as ragged as his nerves.

        I don’t think that is right, Brioche. SCOTUS found that there is no constitutional power for the Feds to get involved in abortion, so it would default to the states. The same holds true for criminal actions in general.

        • Brochettaward

          They ruled that the constitution does not protect the right to an abortion. Which is very different from saying that the federal government can do nothing with regards to abortion. From the summary of the ruling:

          The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey
          are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the
          people and their elected representatives

          The decision, as far as I can tell, is mostly silent on the subject of what the federal government can do with regards to abortion. They did, however, write this:

          Moreover, the Constitution
          authorizes the creation of new rights—state and federal,
          statutory and constitutional. But when it comes to creating
          new rights, the Constitution directs the people to the various processes of democratic self-government contemplated
          by the Constitution—state legislation, state constitutional
          amendments, federal legislation, and federal constitutional amendments.

          he Constitution does not grant the nine unelected Members of this Court the unilateral authority to rewrite the
          Constitution to create new rights and liberties based on our
          own moral or policy views. As Justice Rehnquist stated,
          this Court has not “been granted a roving commission, either by the Founding Fathers or by the framers of the Fourteenth Amendment, to strike down laws that are based upon notions of policy or morality suddenly found unacceptable by a majority of this Court.”

          This Court therefore does not possess the authority either
          to declare a constitutional right to abortion or to declare a
          constitutional prohibition of abortion.

          n sum, the Constitution is neutral on the issue of abortion and allows the people and their elected representatives
          to address the issue through the democratic process. In my
          respectful view, the Court in Roe therefore erred by taking
          sides on the issue of abortion.

          They later explicitly state that this matter will be decided by the states OR Congress

          That issue will be resolved by the people and their representatives in the democratic process in the States or Congress. But the parties’
          arguments have raised other related questions, and I address some of them here

          • The Bearded Hobbit

            Thank you for this summation. Sounds like they almost said, “Tenth Amendment” but then managed to dodge.

    • straffinrun

      Also, it’s total BS that you feel like you have to lie (I’m blaming her, not you). I’m sick and tired of having to tip toe around brainwashed fools that can’t handle disagreement.

      • The Bearded Hobbit

        Agree, in principle.

        My vote is so insignificant (considering the last two elections I “scored” a 0.0) that I really don’t care about politics, putting that into the “things that I have not control over so don’t worry about them” category like “asteroid strikes”. Talking with her I nod my head and say, “That’s nice*” like any gentleman would.

        * “Bullshit”

    • Ted S.

      I support the choice not to get the ineffective coronavirus “vaccine”.

  14. straffinrun

    Came to this museum years ago and visited again today. They still have this display up. Protests in the states if a museum did this?

    https://ibb.co/rwVGbL0

      • Chafed

        If protest equals arson, then yes.

        • Ted S.

          Ah, “Mirth and Girth”.

  15. The Bearded Hobbit

    And, in passing, I submit a mostly on-topic post.

    One night in my college days my buddy and his wife and I and my wife decided to eat a bunch of mushrooms and go to the “Trinity” double feature at the drive-in. The downside was that we two had to ride with his (totally straight) cousin. Said cousin was drinking Jack straight and I was mixing it with Coke, which pissed him off. Mrs. Hobbit and I were laughing and babbling like baboons at that point, which pissed him off even more. For some reason I kept passing my empty beer cans to my buddy in the other car. He was orbiting Neptune and couldn’t figure out why I kept handing them to him.

    Pro tip: Mushrooms give you the feeling that you might have peed in your pants. You probably haven’t. But, then again, you are laughing so hard that maybe you did, so you better check.

  16. Gustave Lytton

    So today at work I broke a $20k part and a $800 tool by dropping each in separate occasions. 200 miles of driving and worked late to boot. I am beat. But at least I’m headed home* tomorrow.

    *if the locks aren’t changed. Wife is pissed that I’m on the road an extra night than I planned. To her, intent and deception do not matter to lying only that you don’t keep your word. So work running behind and plans changing midstream matter not, it’s a lie. Eff me.

    • The Bearded Hobbit

      Once they decide you’re wrong, you’re wrong. You have to work back from “guilty until proven innocent”. Generally doesn’t work if the judge is not on your side.

      Jewelry helps.

      • Ted S.

        She’s a wife. You’re always wrong.

        This is why there are no female libertarians….

    • Chafed

      Good luck. You’re going to need it.

    • Shiny Nerfherder

      No offense intended, but your wife sounds like my autistic child that struggles to distinguish between lies and missed expectations

      • Shiny Nerfherder

        Or maybe she’s just a hardass.

        • UnCivilServant

          Or just looking for an excuse for unrelated reasons.

  17. Sean

    Mornin peeps.

    • UnCivilServant

      Do’t worry, pronoun redefinition will save them!

    • Rat on a train

      I thought Newfies were into that.

    • Lackadaisical

      I wondered what would happen up there. We’ve lucked out again, locally.

  18. UnCivilServant

    Strange. I expected to have trouble sleeping afer the amount of caffiene I guzzled yesterday afternoon. Instead I slept normally*, waking up at quarter to four** and dozing until my alarm went off. I need to pack up my stuff and hi the road. I am not looking forward to it.

    *for me
    **so the clock said

  19. UnCivilServant

    Where are you people?

    • Rat on a train

      Sleeping?

    • Gender Traitor

      In the kitchen with a cat on my lap, waiting for the coffee to finish brewing.

      Good morning, U and RoaT.

      • UnCivilServant

        Mayhaps its not a good idea to give the cats coffee

        • Gender Traitor

          Yeah…the way they were tearing around last night, I think I’m going to have to rethink that.

          One of them was crying and scratching at the bedroom door for a while. I felt like a horrible person not letting him in. 😟😿

          • UnCivilServant

            Sometimes you have to set boundaries.

            • Gender Traitor

              Speaking of cats, I’m a little worried about my boss. (No, he’s not a cat.) One of his cats had oral surgery yesterday (while he worked from home,) and late in the day he told me he was taking a previously-unscheduled day off today. I hope his kitty came through the surgery OK. My boss is an Absolutely Confirmed Bachelor, and his two cats really are his family. 😟

              I also saw fit NOT to tell him that our payroll processor screwed up our 401(k) contribution from last week’s payroll. Again. 😒

      • Gender Traitor

        ::scrolls up further:: Good morning to you, too, Sean and Shiny!

        • Sean

          🙂

      • Grosspatzer

        Mornin’! How’s that coffee? I see the cat has already forgiven you.

        • Gender Traitor

          Good morning, ‘patzie! The coffee’s good! Now the OTHER cat – “The Big Guy” is on my lap in another room.

          How are you doing today?

          • Toxteth O'Grady

            Is your back any better?

            • Gender Traitor

              Yes, it is! Thanks for asking! The sticky heat wraps – especially a big one across my left hip & upper left butt – really seem to help, along with a little extra ibu. 🙂

          • Grosspatzer

            Meh. My youngest will be coming home for the weekend, and my cousin will be dropping in tomorrow before she returns to Idaho later this week. A nice family weekend.

            How’s that sciatica? Hope you are feeling better.

            • Gender Traitor

              Yup! I sure am! See reply to TO’G above. 😊

    • Ted S.

      I’m right where I’ve always been.

      • Gender Traitor

        You have the day off, right? Whatcha gonna do?

        • Ted S.

          Well, I took the trash and recycling down the driveway, and tomorrow I go to the laundromat.

      • UnCivilServant

        Maybe a change of venue is in order?

  20. UnCivilServant

    I am, however, short on motivation. I need to pack up this hotel room and get on the road, but I can’t seem to get myself in gear.

    • Gender Traitor

      Does the hotel offer room service? Splurge for breakfast in bed before you check out?

      • UnCivilServant

        I don’t want to fuss around with that noise. It seems like more of a hassle than finding a proper source of food.

        • Gender Traitor

          If the hotel has a dining room that’s open for breakfast, but not quite yet, that’s an excuse to drag your feet just a bit. Or I seem to recall you mentioned a nearby bakery with breakfast sandwiches. Sounds more appealing than Hardee’s again. 🥐🥓🥚🍳 [No runny yolks!!!]

          • UnCivilServant

            The bakery’s snadwiches were really meh.

        • Grosspatzer

          Breakfast in bed is highly overrated. Unless there is company, in which case food is not required

          • AlexinCT

            Word…

            Some good eating going on there..

    • UnCivilServant

      At least I’ve gotten the cooler, the big suitcase, and the dirty clothes bag down to the car. The little suitcase, toiletries bag and briefcase go when I leave. There’s just some miscellany that needs sorting out and packing the laptop into the briefcase before I can leave.

      • UnCivilServant

        Well, it’s time to pack up the computer. I’ve got pretty much everything else squared away.

        Later, Glibs.

    • Grosspatzer

      This is what they call “reopening”? Hard pass.

    • Stinky Wizzleteats

      Looks like a negative test is accepted too.

      • Rat on a train

        I already have to play security theater. I’m not playing health theater.

      • Lackadaisical

        Much better than having to be 3xjabbed.

        Maybe we’ll go? How is the exchange rate looking? I know the euro took a serious beating in the past 6 months.

        • Rat on a train

          The exchange rate is better than when I went in 2019. It was about 100 to the dollar then but is around 150 to the dollar now.

        • Ted S.

          xe.com

  21. Grosspatzer

    Mornin’, reprobates!

    And hello, autumn! Damn, it’s chilly this morning. Pairs well with steaming Covfefe.

    • rhywun

      Yeah my heat on and I haven’t even put the portable AC away for the season. That’s a first.

    • Rat on a train

      High of 70 today. The cats will enjoy having the back door open this afternoon.

  22. Gender Traitor

    First world problem of the moment: Waiting for a Duluth Trading order. UPS says it’s here in town and due to be delivered today. But, as usual for “free shipping,” they’re handing it off to the USPS…which says it has no clue where the package is, but they ain’t got it. 🙄

    • Stinky Wizzleteats

      Our local postal service went into the crapper shortly after Covid hit. Supposedly they can’t keep people even though they’re paid a fairly healthy sum with good benefits to ride around and deliver packages and deliver mail. Seems like it’d be a pretty sweet gig to me.

      • Toxteth O'Grady

        Those mailbags look heavy as hell. The walking part looks all right, esp. in a decent R-1 neighborhood. But dogs and ghettos and apartments, ugh.

        • rhywun

          Here in NYC they push the bags around on little tricycles. If you can score a decent neighborhood like mine, yeah sweet gig.

    • Gender Traitor

      Ooh! Dug a little deeper and followed another link on DT’s site –

      3:42 AM | Dayton, OH

      UPS will be in your area and will deliver your package a day early.

      😃

      • Grosspatzer

        Why did I click on that?

        • Ted S.

          You’re traumatized by an animated commercial?

      • Gender Traitor

        I don’t look anything like that guy! 😢 ::runs away crying::

  23. Timeloose

    Good morning folks. I hope all is well. It’s a GD beautiful morning here at casa de Time. Man I love fall. Crisp air, clear sky with white puffy clouds tinged slight orange as the sun rises in the East.

    Do you all get a chance to see Jupiter this week. It’s huge and bright right now in the East in the evening.

    • Grosspatzer

      Mornin’. Will check out Jupiter this evening, thanks for the tip.

      • Timeloose

        It’s the closest and brightest it will be in our lifetime. With a pair of binoculars or a small telescope you can see stripes.

    • Gender Traitor

      Good morning, Timey! How far above the horizon is Jupiter likely to be? We have trees in that direction.

    • AlexinCT

      Did you all also see Uranus?

      • Not Adahn

        That works best if your telescope has mirrors.

  24. Sean

    And just like that, it looks like we’re back to pants weather.

    *sigh*

    • UnCivilServant

      It’s always pants weather.

      • Gender Traitor

        I guess I’ll have to put away my capris for the season soon. Hope the “cropped” jeans on their way from Duloot’ are good well into the winter.

    • Grosspatzer

      Ooh, goody! I guess it’s safe to turn on the camera for Zoom meetings now.

      • AlexinCT

        Yeah, that there… Not good.

    • Lackadaisical

      *jelly*

      It is finally getting below the 90’s here.

      • R.J.

        Here as well. Glad for it.

      • rhywun

        53 right now. Brrr! But I’m not complaining when it was muggy and 80s just a few days ago.

  25. Lackadaisical

    My cousin died (likely) on my birthday, he was just a year older than I am. Whats the etiquette for helping out? Some people were telling me ‘just show up’, I’ve offered to help and come up, but honestly not sure my aunt and uncle would want me there, particularly since we were so close in age, so waiting on a response. Seems like no one else has decided to go help them with arrangements, so even though I’m the furthest away (with the exception of the West Coast contingent) I’ve offered my very limited services.

    • AlexinCT

      Make the offer. Then make sure you get an honest answer and do what they ask. Seriously, you should consider this from their viewpoint. Even if their response is both irrational and annoying you are better off just complying.

      • Shiny Nerfherder

        👆

      • Lackadaisical

        Thanks, this makes sense to me, but my wife comes from a society where you’d just show up without even asking… The offer is there, and I’ll be happy whichever way they respond, or don’t.

    • Sean

      My condolences on your loss. Sorry dude.

    • Grosspatzer

      Sorry about your cousin. Offering to help us the right thing to do.

    • Lackadaisical

      Thanks for the condolences. We were close when we were young but lately I rarely saw him. Having to change everything into the past tense…

  26. Not Adahn

    Gorgeous morning. Work is going to suck.

    • rhywun

      Time to make the doughnuts.

      4 day (((weekend))) just around the corner!

      • Sean

        Lucky you.

  27. Tres Cool

    suh’ fam
    yo whats goody

  28. Not Adahn

    Work gave me an iPhone. I’ve never used one before since I got in an argument with an apple salesman in 1991.

    I accidentally engaged silent mode and couldn’t figure out how to disengage it.

    WHO THE FUCK PUTS A HARD SWITCH FOR SILENT MODE ON A PHONE?

    • R C Dean

      Apple?