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Welcome To The Hilarious Future

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97 Responses to “Welcome To The Hilarious Future”


  1. 1 TrumpDog
    October 25, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Hello TODers

  2. 5 amk for obama
    October 25, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    What is fax?

    A genuine question I asked in 1992 when an american company gave us our furst US$ contract. They had to resuscitate their junked telex machine to send us the order.

    • 6 jacquelineoboomer
      October 25, 2015 at 10:57 pm

      I remember back in the ’70s when we had an entire huge operation at work called the Data Acquisition and Reduction Division, with gigantic machines bigger than humans. Room had to be kept at frigid temperatures since the machines let off so much heat.

      Used to be a secretary back then and, mid-decade, was the first to try out the IBM Magnetic Tape Selectric Typewriter, at our organization. Was half the size of a desk and made so much noise, they had to put a carpet under it for sound attenuation.

      I remember …

      Don’t get me started!

  3. October 25, 2015 at 9:57 pm

  4. 17 GGAIL
    October 25, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    I took a peek at last thread and saw convo about 60 mins and I stayed away so it will be fresh for me now

  5. October 25, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Does anyone know what became of Joni Ernst since she gave the GOP’s rebuttal to PBO’s 2015 SOTU address? Does anyone care?

  6. 22 vcprezofan2
    October 25, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    This post reminds me of this ‘Kids React’ segment, NerdyW. Definitely good for a laugh, thanks.

  7. 28 amk for obama
    October 25, 2015 at 10:12 pm

  8. 33 globalcitizenlinda
    October 25, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    The Bidens on 60 Minutes :

    did anyone else catch what VP Joe implied about eternal-beltway-gossipmonger Maureen Dowd and the piece in the NYT that put the beltway into a frenzy?

    I will go back and listen again, but the first implication is ….

  9. 37 amk for obama
    October 25, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    paging hf. nice try bloomberg and some israel loving guy. I don’t know why even lolgop posted this in his TL.

  10. 39 GGAIL
    October 25, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    Oh how I loved that interview. My heart was bursting at the seams with how VP Joe & Dr Jill handled the interview.
    Now, I don’t wish anything to happen to anyone, but if a window of opportunity opens for VP Joe – I’m IN!!!

  11. 52 desertflower
    October 25, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    Night all…it’s calling my name!

  12. 53 amk for obama
    October 25, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    Love uncle joe’s constant expression in all the panels.

  13. October 25, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    Ok people, je suis tres fatigue. Je vous voir demain.

  14. 57 amk for obama
    October 25, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    A new black consciousness movement is emerging in South Africa 21 years after its first democratic elections – most recently seen in nationwide student protests. The BBC’s Alastair Leithead considers if this marks the end of the idea of the “rainbow nation”.

    The trendy bars and clubs of Braamfontein in downtown Johannesburg are not the melting pots of race and culture you might have expected.

    Most places are all white or all black.

    The coming together of the nation Nelson Mandela worked so hard for appears to have stalled.

    The “rainbow nation” he spoke so much about is being seen as a failed project by many young, particularly black, South Africans.

    The voices are loud and while not all are predicting doom, they are demanding change.

    More change than South Africa has given them in its first 21 years of democracy.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-34570761

    • 58 amk for obama
      October 25, 2015 at 10:38 pm

      “South Africa is a cappuccino society,” Panashe Chigumadzi said as we sat in a cafe in what was once a whites-only neighbourhood of Johannesburg.

      “A vast, huge, black majority at the bottom with a layer of white cream and a few chocolate sprinklings at the top of it,” she says, referring to the small black elite who have gained great riches from the post-apartheid years – from a failed attempt to rebalance the wealth among the many.

      “The ‘add blacks and stir’ model of society here hasn’t worked,” she tells me.

      “There’s a generational shift and a lot of young blacks are saying this is not enough.”

  15. 59 susanne
    October 25, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    beautiful diversity in these photos of today’s Marine Corps Marathon

    http://go.usa.gov/cqMpe

    • October 25, 2015 at 11:22 pm

      Several friends ran AND finished in today’s Marathon! Wish I was up to it…

      • 61 jacquelineoboomer
        October 25, 2015 at 11:28 pm

        Good for your friends. You’ve run in past marathons?

        (I’ve never been up to it. Once when he was a little kid, I remember my son’s calling out to his friend, “Oh, look, my mother is RUNNING.” It was from the car to the house because it was raining, but – nevertheless – a proud moment.)

        • 62 susanne
          October 25, 2015 at 11:51 pm

          I have never been attracted to running– except when there’s an earthquake and I’m getting outside reeeally fast!

        • October 26, 2015 at 9:53 am

          Twice — mandated to. Four years ago, I started training, planning to run this year in celebration of my 60th birthday; was sidelined after three months by escalating health issues… I now only get to cheer on my friends — my inspiration is Leticia, who started 4.5 years ago; yesterday marked here 22nd…

          • 64 jacquelineoboomer
            October 26, 2015 at 10:05 am

            Wow! The fact you were planning to run makes you the big winner, in my book! And there’s no such thing as “only” cheerleading, so, there’s that. Sometimes cheerleading is the meaning of life, in my new book. 🙂

          • 65 jacquelineoboomer
            October 26, 2015 at 10:11 am

            BTW, I also have a friend who ran her FIRST marathon at 60, in 2008, with her son’s cheerleading her on (although she was always a runner, for exercise). After that, she said, “Once was enough.”

            • October 26, 2015 at 10:51 am

              I was a sprinter. When I first joined the Corps, women’s PFT run was a sprint, so I was in my element. When we went to the mile and a half, I sprinted as fast and far as I could, then walked the rest — usually go me a first class. Took me YEARS to learn to pace myself. Worked for a CO that formed a marathon platoon, not enough women volunteered, as I worked directly for him and he controlled my evals… longest two years of my life! However, the training served me well, and came in handy when I was a CO. when I was a CO women were only required to run 1.5 miles, males 3.0 — NO WAY was I going to run 1.5 and tell my guys to keep going… I led the pack in formation runs…

  16. 68 susanne
    October 25, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    These are pretty funny– just turning the tables, but with a sense of humor.

    https://twitter.com/manwhohasitall?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

  17. 69 jacquelineoboomer
    October 25, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    (North Carolina Central University)

  18. October 25, 2015 at 11:28 pm

  19. 74 vcprezofan2
    October 25, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    Toodle-di-doo, people. I’m tuckered out. Till we meet again!

  20. October 25, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    44 Years is a Long time! Huh, Judith & Marilyn?
    Right amk?  “Fifty dollars is fifty dollars!$
    Morris and his wife Esther went to the state fair every year, and every year Morris would say, ‘Esther, I’d really like to ride in that helicopter.’
    Esther always replied, ‘I know Morris, but that helicopter ride is fifty dollars, and fifty dollars is fifty dollars’
    One year Esther and Morris went to the fair, and Morris said, ‘Esther, I’m 85 years old. If I don’t ride that helicopter, I might never get another chance.’
    To this, Esther replied, ‘Morris that helicopter ride is fifty dollars, and fifty dollars is fifty dollars.’
    The pilot overheard the couple and said, ‘Folks I’ll make you a deal. I’ll take the both of you for a ride. If you can stay quiet for the entire ride and don’t say a word I won’t charge you a penny! But if you say one word it’s fifty dollars.’
    Morris and Esther agreed and up they went. The pilot did all kinds of fancy maneuvers, but not a word was heard. He did his daredevil tricks over and over again, but still not a word.
    When they landed, the pilot turned to Morris and said, ‘By golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you didn’t. I’m impressed!’
    Morris replied, ‘Well, to tell you the truth, I almost said something when Esther fell out, but you know, fifty dollars is fifty dollars!”
    https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/v/t1.0-9/12112019_1029540120410436_7758042377392025716_n.jpg?oh=a85cdbbad84ed27f00eb4d96e2a74c96&oe=56CC96E7

  21. 77 amk for obama
    October 26, 2015 at 12:24 am

    hillary?

  22. 78 amk for obama
    October 26, 2015 at 12:28 am

  23. 79 amk for obama
    October 26, 2015 at 12:34 am

  24. 80 amk for obama
    October 26, 2015 at 12:40 am

  25. 81 amk for obama
    October 26, 2015 at 12:43 am

  26. 82 amk for obama
    October 26, 2015 at 12:44 am

  27. 83 jacquelineoboomer
    October 26, 2015 at 12:46 am

    Good tweets, amk – Ha!

    And I am outta here! GN.

  28. 88 amk for obama
    October 26, 2015 at 1:02 am

  29. 89 amk for obama
    October 26, 2015 at 1:05 am

    wimminz/smh

  30. 90 amk for obama
    October 26, 2015 at 1:08 am

  31. 91 amk for obama
    October 26, 2015 at 1:11 am

  32. 93 nathkatun7
    October 26, 2015 at 2:03 am

    Thanks Nerdy Wonka for all your wonderful posts, but especially your own fearless tweets’

  33. 94 susanne
    October 26, 2015 at 5:07 am

    OMG, just holding my sides laughing at this!

    ‘ Things may never be the same for the Freedom Caucus after most of its members moved last week to support Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as the next House speaker. Suddenly, they may not be conservative enough for some in the party.’

    ‘ “You truly should be ashamed,” one commenter wrote Thursday. “The people in the caucus will be held responsible come election day.”

    “You should all be replaced,” a critic told Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.). Another called Rep. Raúl R. Labrador (R-Idaho), one of the most persistent thorns in Boehner’s side, “a RINO establishment lap dog” and “another go-along to get along phony who will GLADLY step on the throats of the Conservative electorate.” ‘

    And here’s my favorite bit:
    ‘ Laura Ingraham last week called Ryan “basically John Boehner with better abs” and featured segment after segment attacking Ryan’s positions on trade and immigration. She also mocked his desire to spend his weekends with his family. ‘

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/fuming-over-ryan-some-conservative-voices-turn-on-the-freedom-caucus/2015/10/25/8194f3ce-7999-11e5-a958-d889faf561dc_story.html

    • 95 globalcitizenlinda
      October 26, 2015 at 7:42 am

      well the gop decided to cheat and skew the electorate using gerrymandering, now let them reap what they sowed

  34. 96 globalcitizenlinda
    October 26, 2015 at 7:35 am

    Good Morning Everyone!

    Have a fantastic day and rest of the week


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