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Into the Badlands

What's it about?

Things they never said: "Play it again, Sam."

"Play it once, Sam. For old time's sake."
"I don't know what you mean, Miss Elsa."
"Play it, Sam. Play "As Time Goes By".

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Tonight Chez trof: Blue Apron. It was a gift.

From some friends.
Just this once.
Outa my league moneywise.
Korean Spicy Pork and Rice Cakes.
Here's the whole recipe:

So far:
Never had bak choy. I like it.
The rice cakes are CHEWY/gummy.
Never had them before so didn't know what to expect.

We'll have the whole dish in a few minutes.
I'll let you know.

Islamic State says U.S. 'being run by an idiot'


Islamic State said on Tuesday the United States was drowning and "being run by an idiot".

In the first official remarks by the group referring to President Donald Trump since he took office, spokesman Abi al-Hassan al-Muhajer said: "America you have drowned and there is no saviour, and you have become prey for the soldiers of the caliphate in every part of the earth, you are bankrupt and the signs of your demise are evident to every eye."

I remember when this would have just been considered crazy jihadist propaganda.

New Rule. "Breaking News":

New Rule:
It's only "BREAKING NEWS!" for one hour after it is initially reported by an entity that is considered to be 'mainstream, generally accepted as more or less reliable, media'.

We can later debate what so-called "news" outlets qualify.

If it makes the morning lede, it is no longer "BREAKING NEWS!" by afternoon.

I hope this clears up some confusion.
Thank you.

OK, here's airline "non-rev" pax rules:

I'm a pilot. I flew for TWA for 30+ years.
Rules have surely changed some since then, but here's what we had in the 60s, 70, 80s.

Male pax wore coats and ties to ride in 1st class.
In coach a sport coat and no tie was acceptable.
Female wore dresses or skirts and blouses/sweaters (or skirt suits).

You have to understand that this was back in the day when
1. EVERYONE 'dressed up' to ride in an airplane. It was a major event.
2. EVERYONE 'dressed up' to go out at night. To dinner, a movie, a PTA meeting, whatever.
3. I wore a THREE PIECE SUIT to attend a college football game with a date.
In Alabama.

Eventually airline non-rev dress codes were relaxed.
Airlines wanted us to be incognito.
They did not want us sitting in 1st class next to some guy who had paid a thousand bucks for his ticket and us bragging we were flying for free.

We kept mum about who we worked for, but when we were the only ones in 1st class wearing a tie, it was a dead giveaway.
We dumped the coat and tie, and women could wear pants suits or slacks.

TWA still had a rule against jeans in 1st.
My daughter was wearing a denim skirt.
A (young new) cabin attendant told her she would have to deboard.
I was able to more or less 'pull rank' and 'reason' with her.

To make any judgement about the tights/leggings I'd really have to see photos.
I will say that United has always had very conservative approach to how they hire and their general operation.

We always thought United pilots were mostly tight-assed jerks.
But we were sorta party guys.

GOP Israel group says Sarah Silverman is a self-hating Jew

GOP Israel group says Sarah Silverman is a ‘self-hating Jew’ who needs ‘a muzzle’

March 28, 2017
Jason Le Miere
Posted with permission from Newsweek

The head of Israel’s leading Republican group called comedian and actress Sarah Silverman a “self-hating Jew” who “needs a muzzle” in a Facebook post Saturday. The post, which was written by the Republicans Overseas Israel co-chairman Marc Zell, according to The Jewish Telegraphic Agency, linked to a blog post about a more-than-decade-old clip of Silverman’s stand-up show Jesus is Magic.

“Republicans Overseas Israel exists in order to not only represent the Republican Party here in Israel but also to represent the Jewish community in Israel to the Republican Party and the millions of Americans who support the Republican Party and our president,” he told JTA Sunday.

“I think it’s appropriate to say something about a public figure as widely known as this woman, who during the campaign also had some ‘precious’ views to express about our candidate and our president. People like her need to be called down when they step over the line.”
Commenters on the post called Silverman a “trash box” and “pig,” before Zell responded: “Better not to even pass her stuff around. I’m hitting delete.” The post no longer appeared on the group’s Facebook page Tuesday.


Dear Donald, What to do with your NATO 'invoice':

Here's what we're having tonight.

I'm gonna try to duplicate as much as possible.

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Watching GF II.

Pacino has that 'dead eyed' stare DOWN.
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