Forum posts made by playmale

Topic How about a WIN thread?
Posted 27 Jan 2013 17:01

Here is a photograph my grandfather took somewhere in Baltimore, MD in 1958

Awesome! Win just doesn't quite say enough.

Topic Judge orders woman to wear "idiot" sign. Humiliating or not harsh enough?
Posted 14 Nov 2012 18:17

If you think that the judge's sentence was a stupid move, the you have to admit that he has found a way to speak to the woman in her own language.

Topic Want to see what the first photo upoaded to the internet was?
Posted 27 Jul 2012 18:08

I remember that I knew the internet had potential when I started finding files like this........

I even had the picture on a deck of cards!

Topic Scrabble Fail
Posted 26 Apr 2012 21:54

Then there was the redneck hillbilly whose house blew away in a tornado, and his buddy says, "Shoot, no problem we can retrailer it for ya!"

Topic 13yr old boy kicked off girls field hockey team for being too good
Posted 26 Apr 2012 21:39

If having standards is a good thing, then having double-standards should be even better... right?

thumbright A new entry into my favorite expressions!

Right after this from the January Jones eats her own placenta thread...
If you're not interested and think it's gross, file that away in the drawer marked "things I privately disapprove of" and mind your own business.

Topic WTF?
Posted 19 Apr 2012 21:05

My first thought was, "Do I get to pick who I get the blowjob from?" Upon closer examination, I decided to keep my house...

Good call, turns out third from the right is the free blowjob department.

Topic WTF?
Posted 16 Apr 2012 19:19

Super Star my ass!

That's probably exactly what she said!

Topic The Star Spangled Banner
Posted 04 Apr 2012 20:57

If you believe in the nation in the song, then you believe in right to free speech.

That being said, it's really all about timing. The beginning of a sporting event is a time when people want a thoughtful attempt at a solid performance.

During an artist's own concert, or on their album, let the creativity go!

Good example - Jimi Hendrix - Woodstock - 1969

Love it - Hate it, but it was his part of the show, and not somebody's sporting event.

I'm surprised that sporting event coordinators don't make contractual arrangements about the exact nature of the performance (with penalties for deviation).

Fortune cookie wisdom - A patriot is one who gets a ticket and rejoices that the system works.

Topic Actress January Jones eats her placenta
Posted 01 Apr 2012 20:13

If you're not interested and think it's gross, file that away in the drawer marked "things I privately disapprove of" and mind your own business.

This applies to so many things or situations, and I think it's now one of my favorite quotes!

Topic Should the Yellow Pages be allowed to print their directories?
Posted 29 Feb 2012 15:12

Should they be allowed to print their directories?

In the US the answer to that question is addressed in the first amendment. It is simply free speech.

Whether they are profitable or useful as an information source or as an advertising medium is the real determining factor. Though we may not realize it being "plugged in" constantly, there are still many people without internet access.

This Article says that in 2009 80% of people had computers and only 92% with computers had internet access. So roughly 26% of people had no internet access.

Ironically since advertising drives the production and value of phone books in the above article it states that, "Internet access is correlated with education level and a household’s combined annual income. As they increase, so does the likelihood of internet access."

That means that an advertiser is paying to be available to a diminishing group of people, with lower purchasing power. I suspect that the simple economics of the situation will sort this out in a relatively short period of time and phone books will go the way of the rotary phone, and the manual switchboard operator.

I could even imagine that the conclusion of this trend is a phone book with only Wal-mart listed.

Topic Funny Signs
Posted 03 Feb 2012 20:07
Good to know. Anyone thirsty?Pint Drunk

Topic 28 year old British Mother BANNED from nightclub for dressing too sexy!
Posted 30 Jan 2012 17:43

I can't be the only one who immediately though of this scene...

Topic A manual
Posted 29 Sep 2011 19:34

I've gotten a couple of user's guides that could use manuals.

Then again maybe the best advise is ignore the manual, "pls see real product"

Topic Wedding Outfits
Posted 23 Sep 2011 21:22

You know I've seen this all over the internet for years and I still wonder if it's real. Can/could you really wear something like that on your wedding day. Seriously?

Well you can, but there are a couple of conditions...

Topic Today in Pictures (post a picture representing your mood)
Posted 18 Sep 2011 18:07

You are the Bomb DD!!

Topic Playgrounds are too safe? Damn right they are!
Posted 27 Jul 2011 22:20

This is more my philosophy...

Topic WTH? And why now..?
Posted 13 Jun 2011 18:39

Just remember kids, "When you see an Atomic Flash...Duck and Cover!"thumbright

Topic Movie Texter gets her comeuppance
Posted 09 Jun 2011 18:11

We've got an Alamo Draft House Just up the street. Next time I go see a movie, you know where I'm going! occasion5

Topic Caption this
Posted 26 May 2011 22:30

"Nobody move or the rabbit gets it!"

Topic Useful free software for your pc
Posted 02 May 2011 21:03

The old thread was such a good one, I had to take the walk down memory lane .

Topic Why ask why? (inexplicable picture marathon)
Posted 24 Apr 2011 17:25 the screen.png
Very subtle.

Topic Opps!!
Posted 07 Mar 2011 18:38

You've got to love the little tag below the Dildo headline, "Win 1 of 3 family passes to see the Wiggles"

Topic Wikileaks
Posted 07 Dec 2010 23:18

Here is a different series of questions.

Has anyone considered that the release of >250,000 documents is like one of those tactics lawyers use during discovery, where they flood their opponents with so much crap that they can fairly safely hide the real useful information in it.

How about this? Apart from the names of some collaborators, and some embarassing comments, what information of real importance has come out in this?

Is it just enough to really justify "needing" to go after Asange? Like a pretext to take him out?

Do you think it is possible someone in the CIA or one of the dirty tricks departments was feeding him rope?

Is it even possible that we will be told that we need to give up a whole host of other freedoms to protect us from this again?

What is Assange's background? He's tried to paint one of the "rape victims" as a goverment conspiritor. How did he know that and what was he doing with her?

What real important thing is going on that we are having our attention diverted from?

Topic Wikileaks
Posted 07 Dec 2010 23:05

There are things that must remain secret. No matter what it is. As a former US Marine and a combat veteran of Iraq, it pisses me off that names of Iraqi and Afghani interpreters were released. Most of you will think that they are still Iraqis and Afghanis, but for those of us that served and worked with them on a daily basis have a profound respect for them. They became interpreters because they wanted a front row seat to change and they did so knowing that everyday their lives would be put at risk and if the enemy ever found out who they where (we never knew their real names), they or their families could be killed. We busted our asses trying to get these brave individuals asylum into our country. I now worry if my friends are still alive.

If those names were that damned important, then they should never have been typed up on any documentation that could've been scanned or stolen. They should absolutely never have been stored on electronic medium or compact disc, tape or computer, and they sure as hell should not have been anywhere near the internet.

Pretty damned amateurish handling of this documentation by those who created it. Then add to this that the State Department acted as haughty as they did and refused to review the material prior to its being released.

Rock on Assange.

I eagerly await your expose on that American Banking concern (I've heard it is Bank of America!)

You sir, have no clue what you are talking about. Assange didn't hack into a government computer and steal the information. A dumb ass private in the US Army working in intelligence handed the cables over to Assage for whatever personal reason he conjured up in his imagination. The said "dumb ass private" is now sitting in the brig awaiting trial (a well deserved one at that). But you missed my point clearly. I said that there are certain things that must remain secret. In the age of technology, where else was the US government going to store that information?

When we are talking about leaked information. There are a few matters of responsibility. Assange has talked about at least having verification of the veracity of what he posts, and seemed to take this responsibilty seriously.

There is also a question of the person providing the material. Are they shipping out all data they can get their hands on? Or are they using prudent judgement and releasing items that expose a criminal wrongdoing?

There is a real difference between a whistle blower, and a rat. As previously stated, the "dumb ass private" may have had an obligation to his oath of office (to the Constitution) to expose the bastards. He may have also released material that was inappropriate to release.

Topic Was 9-11 an inside job?
Posted 07 Dec 2010 22:44

Hey Jeff,
National Security Alert was quite a piece, and didn't seem to get the attention it deserves.

I rather like that they coorborate all those eyewitnesses, and allow the one plant, whose wife works for the FBI, to out himself as part of the plot.
For all you ADHD kids that can't sit still for 82 minutes.
Here is a link to the evidence collected on a nice fast web page

Just for Kicks, here is a plane that crashed into a building, and the building did not collapse.
The Plane That Crashed Into the Empire State Building

I know, I know, smaller plane, less fuel, office furniture didn't burn the same. Still, these buildings are designed to withstand plane crashes.

Nevertheless here is a video with Robert McCoy , and architect who builds skyscrapers. At 1:09 he says of a building he was building and the WTC towers, whose architects he was corresponding with, "...both buildings were designed, for instance, to resist the impact of an airplane."

On to melting steel.
MWM, you've done a great job explaining to everyone how a jetfuel and office furniture fire will not reach the temperatures needed to melt hardened steel, and that the fires didn't even have time to reach those temperatures.

So how was it done?
Thermite, or even thremate. National Geographic and Mythbusters each did a number on this idea by piling on a bunch (of thermite) onto a steel structure and burning the thermite off. The thermite burns off so quickly that nothing happens.

They pronounce that thermite could not have cut through the beams and could not have made sideways cuts through vertical beams.

The guy in this video decides to try it out and see if he can get it to work, not with thermite, but with homebrewed thermate ( a less powerful mixture.)

Check it out, lots of fire and explosions. be sure to get your happy1

Well fuck, you have convinced me. It must have been a government conspiracy.
Woo Hoo! A new convert! Your tin foil hat is in the mail!

Topic Was 9-11 an inside job?
Posted 06 Dec 2010 23:37

Reporter is handed script and blindly reads it without looking back and checking. I'm sure every one has seen this done. The guys at the site know its going to collapse and release it so every knows it is going to happen and doesn't scare more people from it collapsing. Bad reporting? Yes! Conspiracy? No

First time in history that a steel framed high rise (47 stories tall, which would make it the tallest building in 33 states) has ever collapsed from an office fire, and there is no testimony or eyewitness who say who knew or how they knew it was going to come down.

The lie was that no one knew this was going to come down, until Silverstein said, "We made the decision to pull it." So how did the BBC know it was going to fall before it did?

Why doesn't the media like to talk about building 7 anymore?

Topic Love that deep fried turkey
Posted 04 Dec 2010 22:37

What a dumbass. People can really get hurt doing something like that. Too much oil.

You got that right. I think those things are some of the most dangerous contraptions out there. At least this guy was smart enough to use a 10 foot pole.

Watching that video, it looked like the flare up was all most done and he could have just let the bird cook.

Topic Was 9-11 an inside job?
Posted 04 Dec 2010 12:40

Thing is, with conspriacies, you can keep them quiet for a day or so... maybe a week or even a month if you're really careful, but eventually, someone says the wrong thing or someone uncovers something damning... i can't imagine that a government as inept as ours seems to be at times managed to keep this one secret for 9 years which to me means one thing - there is no conspiracy. add it to the silliness of the JFK assassination - fun for people to debate, but totally baseless.

This has already happened. Starting before 9/11.

There were the FBI memos sent and ignored regarding suspicious characters trying to get flight training.
There were large numbers of shorts placed against Unites and American Airlines in the days before the attacks.
Key people were diverted from travel and from the WTC on 9/11
The FAA rescinded the 40 year old rule, adopted following the Cuban missle crisis, allowing the pilots to be armed two monthe before September 11.
War games scheduled bt the military for 9/11 involving, hijacking, attacks of buildings using planes as missles, and toxic or infectuous substances.

The Office of Emergency Management sent Richard Zarillo to warn the firefighters that the south tower was going to collapse, before it did.
Silverstiens statement that they decided to "pull it," referring to building 7, which is the term used in imploding a building.
There were warnings for hours that WTC7 would collapse, but it was later officially explained as a collection of conditions that did not coallesce until just before the building fell.
There is the fact that reporters started reporting that building 7 had collapse, before it did. Even reporting that it had collapsed with it still visible in the background of a live shot.

When the story changes or too many pieces don't fit that is when there is something going on.

Topic Was 9-11 an inside job?
Posted 04 Dec 2010 01:22

There is also a short article, An Initial Microstructural Analysis of A36 Steel from WTC Building 7 , which points out the structural damage that building 7 had. Their pictures of the damage to the steel should be enough to show you what happened. But, it is still a lot easier to believe a random blog, 911 fur tha truth!, than it is to believe a peer reviewed journal.

The truly funny thing about this is that you seem to miss the point that this is not the kind of damage that comes with softened steel, like you first argued for, it is a corrosion that is apparently unique, and the electron micrographs and EDS analysis shows it, with a sulfur peak jumping out big as life right in the middle of the second plot. On steel from a building that fell down at freefall speed, with no airplane impact, a block away from the other buildings.

So which is it really, the steel melted prematurely, or there was a unique chemical corrosion, only found in this incedent?

Topic Was 9-11 an inside job?
Posted 04 Dec 2010 01:08

The problem with that is that there is no source for the sulpher, Gypsum (calcium sulfate) is used in drywall, plaster, and portland cement.

Gypsum "Above 1450oC, material can decompose and release sulfur dioxide (SO2) and oxides of carbon." Hopefully a National Gypsum MSDS is a good enough source. 1450 deg C is above the thermal ceiling mentioned previously.

It's odd that the amount of sulpher in those materials would cause a kind of degredation in the structural steel never seen before in a high rise fire. Presumably when those materials would have been present in other high rise fires, with no previous collapse of a steel highrise structure.

From the article I quoted, “ o form a molten iron-oxygen-sulfur eutectic at about 1000° C would require a very high concentration of sulfur… The fact that sulfur evaporates at a low temperature, 445° C, along with the very low levels of elemental sulfur in office buildings appears to preclude the possibility that the eutectic could have formed as a result of a slow sulfidation process in the debris pile.”

Notice that says elemental sulfer. Quite different from wallboard or cured cement.

Sulphidated Steel
And a reputable source would be cool too. Maybe something with some scientific credentials?

Attacking a source is an easy way to ignore a fact. The mentioned article references what are at lease reasonable sources and yes with scientific credentials.

I believe that the architects and engineers for 911 truth is a reputable and growing group of rigourous poeple, you may not like them, but "1377 verified architectural and engineering professionals (licenced or degreed)" is not a small number, and I suspect that they know a thing or two about building construction.

You don't like that the article quotes FEMA Study, yet you seem to be trying to defend the official version of the story.

The Worchester Polytechnique Institute? Sounds suspicious. Probably a diploma mill.


Steven E. Jones1, Jeffrey Farrer2, Gregory S. Jenkins3, Frank Legge4, James Gourley, Kevin Ryan,
Daniel Farnsworth, and Crockett Grabbe5.
1 S&J Scientific Co., Provo, Utah
2 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
3 Physics Department, University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland
4 Logical Systems Consulting, Perth, Western Australia
5 Department of Physics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

No real scientific credentials there.