Out of the Blue

The new Duet Commercial from Allstate makes me a little crazy every time it comes on. Unbelievably, this is for car insurance. My disbelief is because it looks more like a PSA promoting distracted driving. It gets off to a roaring start when the driver reads a text. It continues as he harmonizes some Pet Shop Boys with his hood ornament, eyes darting about in a desperate attempt to avoid looking at the road. For a finale the driver continues to look off into nowhere while practicing his one-handed driving. I guess the saving grace he's traveling on one of those perfectly straight, completely empty roads that only ever show up in commercials.

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May 13, 2021, 17:28
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Mr. Tact wrote on May 12, 2021, 20:05:
Saw this today and was amused:

Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters, "I don’t think anybody is questioning the legitimacy of the presidential election."
First, tell that to the GOP members in AZ. Second, I dare him to repeat that sentence the next time he is busy kissing the ring at Mar-A-Largo...
Do you think Mitch smooches the ring with that mouth. https://youtu.be/rPfrdiZlbps
Lincoln Project still batting .999
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May 13, 2021, 09:53
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Cutter wrote on May 12, 2021, 15:36:
Got the email for my second shot today...August 31st - barring any other problems. Good lord. Sigh.


Good luck, Cutter. My second shot will be on June 15 which means by July I should be well protected.
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May 13, 2021, 02:57
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May 13, 2021, 02:57
 
Armengar wrote on May 12, 2021, 14:02:
those roads do exist in real life. i drove from Cairns to Darwin cia Katherine some years ago. there are many laserline roads that are devoid of traffic.

look up Stuart Highway for some info on one of the segments i drove on.

They exist indeed. Funny how the European chimes in here. My roadtrip from the Grand Canyon near Valle past Monument Valley to Moab had lots of these roads. From Moab to the Dixie Mountains and Bryce Canyon was maybe the prettiest and calm drive I have ever had. Somewhere near Joshua Tree, I also experienced a road like the one in this commercial. Maybe the commercial is shot on one of these near Joshua Tree?

Get out more, Blue
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May 12, 2021, 23:48
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May 12, 2021, 23:48
 
I had a M2 .50 cal machine gun blow up in my face on a firing range in the Army doing qualification training. It was mounted on a sandbagged tripod, so I was prone on the ground feeding it ammo while another guy fired. The sergeant who set up the firing position had not set the headspace and timing correctly and the rounds were going off without being fully seated in the breach. Eventually one blew the entire top of the MG apart and me and the gunner were sprayed in the face with hot gunpowder and brass shrapnel.

It's a miracle neither of us were seriously injured. I still have a shell casing from it, with the indentation from the prefiring clearly visible, to remind me how close it was that day.
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Re: My 50 Cal Exploded
May 12, 2021, 22:34
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May 12, 2021, 22:34
 
What in the fuck, I'm normally not too squeamish, but that video made me a little nauseous... fuck shooting any suspect ammo, and fuck shooting any firearms that are in ANY way damaged.

Of course, this silly fucker thanks God, instead of the multiple teams of surgeons, nurses, a life flight crew, an ambulance crew, etc. etc. and of course I'm assuming he has decent insurance.

Also at the end, "I don't want to start a GoFundMe, but buy these cool shirts!" ...
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May 12, 2021, 20:49
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1badmf wrote on May 12, 2021, 20:43:
what's most unbelievable to me is that cruz is a harvard? yale? grad? one of those two, and yet he's totally comfortable obfuscating and lying his way through a career doing real damage to the nation he purportedly loves.
Princeton University and Harvard Law School.
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May 12, 2021, 20:43
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May 12, 2021, 20:43
 
what's most unbelievable to me is that cruz is a harvard? yale? grad? one of those two, and yet he's totally comfortable obfuscating and lying his way through a career doing real damage to the nation he purportedly loves.
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May 12, 2021, 20:17
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May 12, 2021, 20:17
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on May 12, 2021, 20:13:

Growing voting restrictions being approved on many states seems Orwellian enough to me.

Two banal examples:

1 Why isn't elections day a not working day to allow all to vote, as in most of the world.

2 In most democracies, voting is a right of all.
Further, it's obligatory and there are fines and loss of certain privileges if you fail that most basic of civil duties.

When congress discussed the Democrats bill to have two weeks of nationwide early voting the esteemed scumbag Ted Cruz said it was so illegal aliens could vote. When asked to provide proof, which should be easy because several states already have two weeks of early voting Ted crawled back up his own ass to visit with his brain and could produce nothing to backup his asinine claims.
Just more racist ignorant fear mongering red meat for his base.

Unfucking believable.
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May 12, 2021, 20:13
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May 12, 2021, 20:13
 

Growing voting restrictions being approved on many states seems Orwellian enough to me.

Two banal examples:

1 Why isn't elections day a not working day to allow all to vote, as in most of the world.

2 In most democracies, voting is a right of all.
Further, it's obligatory and there are fines and loss of certain privileges if you fail that most basic of civil duties.


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May 12, 2021, 20:05
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May 12, 2021, 20:05
 
Saw this today and was amused:

Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters, "I don’t think anybody is questioning the legitimacy of the presidential election."
First, tell that to the GOP members in AZ. Second, I dare him to repeat that sentence the next time he is busy kissing the ring at Mar-A-Largo...
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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May 12, 2021, 19:58
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May 12, 2021, 19:58
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on May 12, 2021, 19:50:
RedEye9 wrote on May 12, 2021, 17:03:
... We are a nation of imbeciles ...

Haha, most of mankind hasn't passed the imbecile monkeys stage.

Liz Cheney being voted out by her peers, proves a tacit point in her discourse:
Democracy is failing catastrophically in the USA, and all it took was one imbecile liar.
McCarthy said
We are a big tent party. We represent Americans of all backgrounds and continue to grow our movement by the day. And unlike the left, we embrace free thought and debate.”

Liz Chaney spoke freely.

Where is George Orwell when you need him
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Holy shit, just watched the 50 cal explode.
I bet he starts measuring the length and weighing the rounds from now on.

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May 12, 2021, 19:50
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 12, 2021, 17:03:
... We are a nation of imbeciles ...

Haha, most of mankind hasn't passed the imbecile monkeys stage.

Liz Cheney being voted out by her peers, proves a tacit point in her discourse:
Democracy is failing catastrophically in the USA, and all it took was one imbecile liar.

At this point the USA is the Florida of world democracies.



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May 12, 2021, 18:45
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May 12, 2021, 18:45
 
How did you know I was thinking of you when I posted that, you must be psychic.
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May 12, 2021, 18:19
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May 12, 2021, 18:19
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 12, 2021, 17:03:
We are a nation of imbeciles.
You are special. Oh, wait, no, you're not.
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May 12, 2021, 17:10
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May 12, 2021, 17:10
 
jdreyer wrote on May 12, 2021, 17:07:
RedEye9 wrote on May 12, 2021, 17:03:
jdreyer wrote on May 12, 2021, 16:00:
Even if fully vaccinated, you shouldn't modify many of your protocols regardless until the population in your region achieves herd immunity.
The continental United States will never achieve herd immunity, I doubt Canada will either.
Maybe the people that live on your islands are a little bit more intelligent..
We are a nation of imbeciles.
What about Mexico? Will they reach herd immunity? My friend Ted wants to know.
If you’re talking about Ted Cruz he can go fist himself.
What a god damn embarrassment to the human race.
Texas has the best imbeciles.
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May 12, 2021, 17:07
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May 12, 2021, 17:07
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 12, 2021, 17:03:
jdreyer wrote on May 12, 2021, 16:00:
Even if fully vaccinated, you shouldn't modify many of your protocols regardless until the population in your region achieves herd immunity.
The continental United States will never achieve herd immunity, I doubt Canada will either.
Maybe the people that live on your islands are a little bit more intelligent..
We are a nation of imbeciles.
What about Mexico? Will they reach herd immunity? My friend Ted wants to know, might escape to Cancun if true.
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jdreyer wrote on May 12, 2021, 15:47:
Judge Has No Patience for 'BUTTF*CKER 3000' in Zoom Court.

I've seen shenanigans in that judge's court room before.

I can't find the full vid anymore, but here's a shortened one. (the original is better, since the reveal happens more organically.) This kind of thing could only happen during COVID.

And another interaction with a bizarre sovereign citizen.

And speaking of crazy courtroom antics, check out this video.
Cool, It only cost $200 to be a scumbag loser methamphetamine intravenous drug addict.
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May 12, 2021, 17:05
 
Speaking of the vaccine, this is irony of ironies.

A conspiracy ripping through the anti-vax world may finally drive some anti-maskers to do the unthinkable: wear a mask and keep their distance.

The conspiracy—which comes in several shapes and sizes—more or less says the vaccinated will “shed” certain proteins onto the unvaccinated who will then suffer adverse effects. The main worry is the “shedding” will cause irregular menstruation, infertility, and miscarriages. The entirely baseless idea is a key cog in a larger conspiracy that COVID-19 was a ploy to depopulate the world, and the vaccine is what will cull the masses.

I mean, if it gets them to follow protocols, I guess I'm for it?

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May 12, 2021, 17:03
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May 12, 2021, 17:03
 
jdreyer wrote on May 12, 2021, 16:00:
Even if fully vaccinated, you shouldn't modify many of your protocols regardless until the population in your region achieves herd immunity.
The continental United States will never achieve herd immunity, I doubt Canada will either.
Maybe the people that live on your islands are a little bit more intelligent..
We are a nation of imbeciles.
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May 12, 2021, 16:48
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May 12, 2021, 16:48
 
Plus takes roughly 2 weeks to "kick in" from the first shot. But still thats a long time between shots....
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