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2006-11-19 -Lurid Crime Tales-
Today's Idiot
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Posted by Chinter Flarong 2006-11-19 10:30|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [618 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 I'm always a bit anxious when I open up a "Today's idiot" story, because I fear one day it will be about me.
Posted by anonymous5089 2006-11-19 11:15||   2006-11-19 11:15|| Front Page Top

#2 Who that in em turquoise?

I got a new monitor, maybe it's my eyeballs.
Posted by Shipman 2006-11-19 13:31||   2006-11-19 13:31|| Front Page Top

#3 I wouldn't call it turquoise, but more a 1950s Defense Contractor Green. I used to have a desk in that color.

But, yeah, it's new. We need a Rantburg color chart.
Posted by Angie Schultz 2006-11-19 14:49||   2006-11-19 14:49|| Front Page Top

#4 Looks turquoise to me...

But a color chart would be cool!
Posted by Chinter Flarong 2006-11-19 16:15||   2006-11-19 16:15|| Front Page Top

#5 The blackmail apparently worked so we must all give a big Rantburg welcome to our newest moderator and He Who Must Be Appeased...

.com!

He was quite put out that the job doesn't come with a JoeMendiola decoder ring or a parking pass.

So y'all be nice. I'm fairly sure he doesn't fire warning shots.
Posted by Seafarious">Seafarious  2006-11-19 16:53||   2006-11-19 16:53|| Front Page Top

#6 The moderator color chart:

Fred: Post-it Note Yellow
Steve non-White: Kelly Green
Steve White: Pink Salmon
Seafarious: Light Blue
Pappy: Steel Gray
.com: Darker Blue
Posted by Seafarious">Seafarious  2006-11-19 16:56||   2006-11-19 16:56|| Front Page Top

#7 The inmates are in charge of the asylum.

Posted by Nimble Spemble 2006-11-19 16:57||   2006-11-19 16:57|| Front Page Top

#8 I call it dirty blue.

Hey, NS. Glad to see you're back and in customary form.
Posted by .com 2006-11-19 17:42||   2006-11-19 17:42|| Front Page Top

#9 Welcome, PD!!!!!! (I'd call it "It's A Boy!" blue, myself...)
Posted by Dave D.">Dave D.  2006-11-19 17:44||   2006-11-19 17:44|| Front Page Top

#10 holy crap!
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2006-11-19 17:47||   2006-11-19 17:47|| Front Page Top

#11 appears to be Cadet Blue.....punk LOL
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2006-11-19 17:50||   2006-11-19 17:50|| Front Page Top

#12 I take it lotp is gone for good.
Posted by Slereper Ulosing9249 2006-11-19 17:55||   2006-11-19 17:55|| Front Page Top

#13 When did lotp leave? If so, a pity. She had insights at Westpoint and, I think, closer to policy makers than anyone else on this board.

Did Dave D. also give up comment coloring role?
Posted by ed 2006-11-19 18:07||   2006-11-19 18:07|| Front Page Top

#14 
Nope.
Posted by Dave D.">Dave D.  2006-11-19 18:09||   2006-11-19 18:09|| Front Page Top

#15 DD is stil Diaper-deposit brown IIRC. LOTP had good insights in West Point and the WOT, but, IMNSHO, extended her personal prejudices into restricting others, among other control issues. I ain't the boss...she chose to go.
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2006-11-19 18:11||   2006-11-19 18:11|| Front Page Top

#16 (That color is "Diaper Load Brown", BTW...)
Posted by Dave D.">Dave D.  2006-11-19 18:11||   2006-11-19 18:11|| Front Page Top

#17 LOL - I was correct on at least one of those points
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2006-11-19 18:12||   2006-11-19 18:12|| Front Page Top

#18 Check.
Posted by ed 2006-11-19 18:12||   2006-11-19 18:12|| Front Page Top

#19 "Diaper Load", lol. And I haven't been called a "punk" in, well, weeks, at least.
Posted by .com 2006-11-19 18:21||   2006-11-19 18:21|| Front Page Top

#20 Well...there goes the neighbourhood.
Posted by Whaviting Clolush3685 2006-11-19 18:40||   2006-11-19 18:40|| Front Page Top

#21 Oh, quit bein' such a smacked ass.
Posted by Dave D.">Dave D.  2006-11-19 18:43||   2006-11-19 18:43|| Front Page Top

#22 Hey! I don't do much, but I'm still here.
And my color is:
pink
Posted by Scooter McGruder 2006-11-19 21:28||   2006-11-19 21:28|| Front Page Top

#23 Scooter - did you trade with Doc? So, um, what'd he have on ya? Lol.
Posted by .com 2006-11-19 22:09||   2006-11-19 22:09|| Front Page Top

#24 Congratulations, .com! Life will certainly be interesting now that you have your finger on the button.

Scooter McGruder is a kinda Pepto Bismol pink, whereas Steve White is salmon pink. Totally different, when placed side by side. ;-)

As for lotp, her various responsibilities had intersected in such a way that it was best she concentrate her time and energy elsewhere than moderating here.

Posted by trailing wife 2006-11-19 22:27||   2006-11-19 22:27|| Front Page Top

#25 lotp is gone... jeeze I thought she was on vacation. I enjoy her slant and her 1st hand reports from about what the BRASS is up to in the Pentagon as well.

I hope she returns soon...I'm getting way too sentamental and becoming a sofy in my doddering years.

[course I still got my bluff in with the youngins who work for me, they are just kidz afterall that have kidz of their own.]
Posted by RD 2006-11-19 22:44||   2006-11-19 22:44|| Front Page Top

#26 Well it will be nice to see the Trolls disappear right in front of us. Get ready for some righteous Scorched Earth! the poor trolls won't know what hit em! LOL!

.COM!
Posted by RD 2006-11-19 22:48||   2006-11-19 22:48|| Front Page Top

#27 Sheesh. Here I am promising Fred I'll be good - and no, I didn't ask for this, lol - and youse guys are predicting Mucho Direness. Naw, Zenster's the D00d of Dire. I'm just arming up and hunkering down. It's gonna be a rough row to hoe ahead. ;-)
Posted by .com 2006-11-19 22:53||   2006-11-19 22:53|| Front Page Top

23:36 DMFD
23:33 Old Patriot
23:33 Zenster
23:32 DMFD
23:28 Zenster
23:28 Leigh
23:12 Sock Puppet of Doom
23:06 Slereper Ulosing9249
23:03 trailing wife
22:59 Old Patriot
22:58 ed
22:58 Zhang Fei
22:57 Zenster
22:54 Slereper Ulosing9249
22:53 .com
22:52 JosephMendiola
22:51 Zhang Fei
22:49 .com
22:48 RD
22:44 RD
22:44 Zenster
22:37 gorb
22:37 trailing wife
22:29 Madonna
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