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It’s Wiggle Time!

by Bunk X ( 76 Comments › )
Filed under Art, History, Humor, OOT, Open thread, Technology at June 27th, 2012 - 11:00 pm


I don’t have the original source for that bitchin’ & twitchin’ lenticulation, but I can tell you that the first .gif was created by Steve Wilhite of CompuServe 25 years ago. He coined the phrase, “Choosy programmers choose GIF.”

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  1. mfhorn
    1 | June 27, 2012 11:28 pm

    10:25pm and it’s 96 outside. I sure don’t believe that human activity is causing anything, but we’re sure seeing the other end of that ‘new ice age’ scientists were worried about in the 70′s, aren’t we?

    That little kitten we found a few weeks ago is doing MUCH better- she’s running around like crazy, full of energy. This is one lucky little girl. I’m glad we rescued her, even though we’re now in ‘crazy cat couple’ territory.

    I hope there’s good news from the SCOTUS tomorrow re Obamacare. As much as I’d like to see that whole damn law thrown out, I’d settle for the individual mandate and a few other key provisions so that it’s watered down by at least 50%.


  2. Lily
    2 | June 27, 2012 11:31 pm

    @ mfhorn:

    I’m hoping it’s thrown out completely and praying.
    But heaven only knows what will be the verdict.


  3. CynicalConservative
    3 | June 27, 2012 11:36 pm

    I’m thinking if it’s upheld, it’s Galt time. Seriously, at that point, why bother; it’s the takers > makers.

    /lurk


  4. Calo
    4 | June 27, 2012 11:44 pm

    @ CynicalConservative:
    My daughter started a “real job” with a paycheck to go with it recently. First question she asked was why money was taken out of her check that she earned and given to the government.

    She’s a fine, young Republican this week. :lol:


  5. Lily
    5 | June 27, 2012 11:56 pm

    @ Calo:

    That is always a wake-up call when they enter the workforce.


  6. 6 | June 27, 2012 11:56 pm

    Nerve wracking night tonight. Poppa Strutts went into the hospital this afternoon, and I can’t get information due to HIPAA laws. Bastards keep putting me on hold.


  7. Lily
    7 | June 27, 2012 11:58 pm

    @ Bunk X:

    Sorry to hear about that bunk…hopefully you will manage to get some information …


  8. Calo
    8 | June 28, 2012 12:04 am

    @ Bunk X:
    Bunk, the hospital is just going to give you a general, ambiguous condition such as serious but stable which means NOTHING. Is there any family with him that you can call? Or, do you know the primary docs name?


  9. 9 | June 28, 2012 12:08 am

    @ Calo:
    We hired a lot of kids on the ranch. “Who the hell is FICA and why’s he getting so much of my money?”


  10. AZfederalist
    10 | June 28, 2012 12:12 am

    the first .gif was created by Steve Wilhite of CompuServe 25 years ago

    LZH compression, what a great boon to being able to move data efficiently! Has it been that long? Crap! I’m getting old. I remember working with gifs and jpegs when I was doing my Master’s thesis. Not on compression, but unpacking the darned things and manipulating the imagery.


  11. AZfederalist
    11 | June 28, 2012 12:12 am

    BTW bunk, that is a fine looking gif.


  12. 12 | June 28, 2012 12:15 am

    Calo wrote:

    @ CynicalConservative:
    My daughter started a “real job” with a paycheck to go with it recently. First question she asked was why money was taken out of her check that she earned and given to the government.
    She’s a fine, young Republican this week.

    Did you explain to her it’s because the government is full of good for nothing scum sucking liars and thieves?


  13. 13 | June 28, 2012 12:18 am

    AZfederalist wrote:

    BTW bunk, that is a fine looking gif.

    I was thinking lascivious thought bout her till I got to the 25 years ago part and realized she was a grandma in an old folks home by now… :oops:


  14. Da_Beerfreak
    14 | June 28, 2012 12:24 am

    Beware of Geeks bearing .GIFs :twisted:


  15. Calo
    15 | June 28, 2012 12:26 am

    @ doriangrey:
    Of course I did DG.

    I almost fell over in laughter as she explained to me how hard she worked for her check and knew exactly what she wanted to spend her money on and that there should be provisions in the tax code to exempt teenagers like herself.

    She has been spoiled in the past working for cash in the underground domestic economy.


  16. AZfederalist
    16 | June 28, 2012 12:31 am

    doriangrey wrote:

    I was thinking lascivious thought bout her till I got to the 25 years ago part and realized she was a grandma in an old folks home by now…

    Yeah, well considering she looked like that 25 years ago, we were old enough to appreciate those looks then, and we are 25 years older makes us, what?


  17. Bumr50
    17 | June 28, 2012 12:33 am

    @ Calo:

    I’ve seen my share of first paychecks.

    “Who’s FICA?” is a common reaction.


  18. 18 | June 28, 2012 12:34 am

    Calo wrote:

    @ doriangrey:
    Of course I did DG.
    I almost fell over in laughter as she explained to me how hard she worked for her check and knew exactly what she wanted to spend her money on and that there should be provisions in the tax code to exempt teenagers like herself.
    She has been spoiled in the past working for cash in the underground domestic economy.

    Yea, I remember having that exact same discussion with my folks when I got my first job. My step father looked me right square in the eyes and in the soberest of tones said to me, “Son, the indignities are just starting, now that Uncle Same has gotten his cut of your paycheck, I want mine… Beer and cigarets aint free ya know”… :shock:


  19. 19 | June 28, 2012 12:35 am

    AZfederalist wrote:

    and we are 25 years older makes us, what?

    Dirty old men and damned proud of it…. :razz: :twisted:


  20. 20 | June 28, 2012 12:35 am

    Calo wrote:

    there should be provisions in the tax code to exempt teenagers like herself

    Who does she think she is, an Obama bundler? Have you explained how she will have to pay more and more to fund the Social Security ponzi scheme? Not to mention interest on the debt. I’m old, tell her thanks.


  21. Calo
    21 | June 28, 2012 12:37 am

    @ AZfederalist:
    Umm, Dorian still is still sporting a ponytail.

    He is a perpetual youngster.


  22. 22 | June 28, 2012 12:43 am

    @ mfhorn:
    About two weeks a go I rescued what I thought was a kitten. Turned out to be a cross between a copper head snake and a whirlwind.


  23. 23 | June 28, 2012 12:44 am

    Calo wrote:

    He is a perpetual youngster.

    Occupational requirement… :razz:


  24. 24 | June 28, 2012 12:57 am

    @ Calo:
    Just got word from one of the doctors -- it’s not a stroke, but just as bad, bleeding in the brain due to head trauma -- he fell. I’m going to the hospital tomorrow morning.


  25. 25 | June 28, 2012 1:01 am

    Bunk X wrote:

    @ Calo:
    Just got word from one of the doctors – it’s not a stroke, but just as bad, bleeding in the brain due to head trauma – he fell. I’m going to the hospital tomorrow morning.

    Prays for Pappy Strutts…


  26. 26 | June 28, 2012 1:04 am

    @ doriangrey:
    Thanks. I’m not gonna bring the thread down. Over and out.


  27. AZfederalist
    27 | June 28, 2012 1:04 am

    doriangrey wrote:

    Dirty old men and damned proud of it….

    Well, I like that better than co-residents in the same old folks home. :-)


  28. Calo
    28 | June 28, 2012 1:05 am

    @ Bunk X:

    Rounds are usually done early for most docs. Around 6:30-8 am.
    Try to time your visit at the time the doc visits, you will get more information then… usually.


  29. AZfederalist
    29 | June 28, 2012 1:06 am

    Bunk X wrote:

    Thanks. I’m not gonna bring the thread down. Over and out.

    Ditto Dorian’s statement. Thoughts and prayers for him.


  30. The Osprey
    30 | June 28, 2012 1:14 am

    OK, we need some music for Miss Clockwatcher to wiggle her hips to.


  31. Alberta Oil Peon
    31 | June 28, 2012 1:14 am

    Best wishes from me as well, Bunk.


  32. Alberta Oil Peon
    32 | June 28, 2012 1:17 am

    @ The Osprey:
    Heh. I just the other day put a clock just like the one in the picture up on the wall in my garage. It’s an “Edwards Synchronized Clock” as was used in schools and other institutions. Had two electric motors in it. One made it run double time, the other I think was controlled by a central station to slow it down. I shitcanned the old synchronous motors, and installed a little battery-powered movement that had been hanging around in drawer for years. Works like a charm, too.


  33. The Osprey
    33 | June 28, 2012 1:19 am

    @ Bunk X:

    Is he conscious?

    I’ll keep him in my prayers tonight.


  34. lobo91
    34 | June 28, 2012 1:40 am

    I just heard that Obama is planning to descend upon Colorado on Friday.

    Yeah, that’ll help…
    //


  35. Guggi
    35 | June 28, 2012 1:55 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    I just heard that Obama is planning to descend upon Colorado on Friday.
    Yeah, that’ll help…
    //

    Don’t you know that he can heal the world ? /////


  36. lobo91
    36 | June 28, 2012 2:00 am

    @ Guggi:

    Don’t you know that he can heal the world ? /////

    I know that he says he can heal the world.

    Just like he says that he can create jobs…balance the budget…bring the country together…raise America’s standing in the world…


  37. Guggi
    37 | June 28, 2012 2:09 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    Just like he says that he can create jobs…balance the budget…bring the country together…raise America’s standing in the world…

    It’s the fault of the evil Reps, don’t you know that ? It’s how it works in Muslim countries: since Islam is the best and most perfect religion in the world it’s thw orl of the evil non-believers why their states and their religion fail.


  38. lobo91
    38 | June 28, 2012 2:16 am

    @ Guggi:

    Of course


  39. Guggi
    39 | June 28, 2012 2:18 am

    Guggi wrote:

    it’s thw orl of

    ?????

    it’s the fault of (OmG it’s to early…more coffee….)

    bbl


  40. 40 | June 28, 2012 5:43 am

    BIG damned day today. Right up there with DC v Heller and Mcdonald v Chicago.


  41. lobo91
    41 | June 28, 2012 6:11 am

    @ Mike C.:

    Yup


  42. 42 | June 28, 2012 6:43 am

    @ lobo91:

    And me having to work, and early days at work yet, which means lots of scrambling for resources and guidance. Can’t spend my time parked in front of the laptop, and I’m not going to open a bunch of non-work sites on the corporate machinery. Well, if I miss something by an hour, I suppose the universe won’t stop expanding or anything…


  43. 43 | June 28, 2012 7:05 am

    @ Mike C.:

    I’m going to be on pins and needles until the decision comes out. I am afraid to hope. When you consider that health care is like one sixth of the US economy, I’d say this decision is bigger than Heller or McDonald. Those were big, important decisions, but this decision effects everybody in the United States.


  44. 44 | June 28, 2012 7:13 am

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ Mike C.:

    I’m going to be on pins and needles until the decision comes out. I am afraid to hope. When you consider that health care is like one sixth of the US economy, I’d say this decision is bigger than Heller or McDonald. Those were big, important decisions, but this decision effects everybody in the United States.

    I keep having this horrible thought that it’s all going to be upheld, Obama knows it, and he’s suckering us all into preemptive triumphalism. Gawd, he would be insufferable….squared.


  45. 45 | June 28, 2012 7:44 am

    @ MacDuff:
    Wouldn’t that just be the shit? It is certainly possible. I won’t celebrate until the Supreme Court gives me reason to. We should know by noon.


  46. 46 | June 28, 2012 7:47 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    Morning. The ruling comes down at 10:00 AM. We have a thread running 9-2 as an open.

    Hey did you see my thread from last night? I can’t believe this guy though Obama’s voice ended the rain.

    :lol:


  47. 47 | June 28, 2012 7:50 am

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Iron Fist:

    Morning. The ruling comes down at 10:00 AM. We have a thread running 9-2 as an open.

    Hey did you see my thread from last night? I can’t believe this guy though Obama’s voice ended the rain.

    We’re practically in a drought condition right now and I’ve been watering my lawn almost daily to keep it alive. Damned Obama shouldn’t have stopped the rain!


  48. 48 | June 28, 2012 7:55 am

    @ MacDuff:

    From my post:

    Rally Participant O’Donnell: See what his voice does? It clears up the weather, too. It clears up the economy, creates jobs, helps education, and straightens out the weather

    .

    This scares me. This explains why despite all the bad news, this man is still in the Mid 40′s and has a shot of winning. We are dealing with a cult.


  49. 49 | June 28, 2012 8:00 am

    @ Rodan:
    Yeah, I saw that. I left you a comment on the thread. It is unreal the people that worship this man! It is blasphemous, and the pharaoh eats it up. Scary, but I think he’ll get a real kick in the balls today. First the Supreme Court, then contempt for Holder. Today is going to be a good day. I hope …


  50. 50 | June 28, 2012 8:12 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    Lets keep our fingers crossed.


  51. mawskrat
    51 | June 28, 2012 8:18 am

    MacDuff wrote:

    We’re practically in a drought condition right now and I’ve been watering my lawn almost daily to keep it alive. Damned Obama shouldn’t have stopped the rain!
    reply

    I having to water my flower and veggie gardens
    last year it would not stop raining. this year
    is gonna be a dry one in the Ohio Valley


  52. 52 | June 28, 2012 8:21 am

    @ mawskrat:

    maybe the god-king will come and give you rain!


  53. waldensianspirit
    53 | June 28, 2012 8:31 am

    Wow, were the MSM talking heads spinning yesterday!


  54. waldensianspirit
    54 | June 28, 2012 8:33 am

    Obama Prepares Three Speeches Ahead of Health-Care Ruling

    Yea, nasty, nasty and nastier


  55. 55 | June 28, 2012 8:35 am

    mawskrat wrote:

    I having to water my flower and veggie gardens
    last year it would not stop raining. this year
    is gonna be a dry one in the Ohio Valley

    We’re supposed to hit 104 today and 106 tomorrow…..


  56. waldensianspirit
    56 | June 28, 2012 8:38 am

    Texas college hacks government drone

    Side effects


  57. citizen_q
    57 | June 28, 2012 8:38 am

    @ Iron Fist:
    @ Rodan:
    I am hoping and praying.

    Shame I have to work today, since I will be distracted by these 2 huge events.


  58. 58 | June 28, 2012 8:40 am

    @ waldensianspirit:
    I hope he is in a very nasty mood after the ruling. I hope he loses it and throws a shit-storm temper tantrum, especially after they hold Holder in contempt. It could be a beautiful thing!


  59. waldensianspirit
    59 | June 28, 2012 8:43 am

    @ Iron Fist:
    They’ll have him completely doped up on psychoactive drugs


  60. 60 | June 28, 2012 8:45 am

    @ waldensianspirit:
    @ Iron Fist:
    @ citizen_q:
    @ MacDuff:

    I am really nervous. This is a huge life and death decision.


  61. 61 | June 28, 2012 8:46 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    I hope Obama has a Charles Johnson style meltdown.

    BTW, You see Charles said Fast and Furious never happened?


  62. waldensianspirit
    62 | June 28, 2012 8:49 am

    @ Rodan:
    So did CNN’s Solobad


  63. 63 | June 28, 2012 8:52 am

    @ Rodan:
    Denial is just a river in Egypt … :roll:


  64. 64 | June 28, 2012 8:52 am

    Rodan wrote:

    This scares me. This explains why despite all the bad news, this man is still in the Mid 40′s and has a shot of winning. We are dealing with a cult.

    Yeah, the messiah-like quality that the true believers have tried to impart on the American people has been on the far side of creepy since the beginning. They’re fringers, though. Americans can be gullible, but not that gullible. I think his poll numbers are still owing to “the First Black President” vibe, but IF the economy continues to worsen and IF his signature legislation is struck down Democrats will start launching the lifeboats in increasing numbers and frantically rowing away from SS Obama. Anyone, anywhere imprinting god-like qualities to a profound failure of a president will look like Kool-Aid drinking People’s Temple members -- which is, essentially, what they are.


  65. lobo91
    65 | June 28, 2012 8:52 am

    waldensianspirit wrote:

    Wow, were the MSM talking heads spinning yesterday!

    On France 24, they keep referring to the idea that it’s a partisan issue, and they passed along the Dem spin that if it’s struck down, it means the courts have become too politicized.


  66. citizen_q
    66 | June 28, 2012 8:56 am

    Rodan wrote:

    @ waldensianspirit:
    @ Iron Fist:
    @ citizen_q:
    @ MacDuff:
    I am really nervous. This is a huge life and death decision.

    Not only life and death on the face of it, but allowed to stand provides precedent for the grabbermint to inject itself into every aspect of our lives outside of the realm of healthcare.

    I was trying to explain the implications to my wife, and with 2 recent events as examples. The grabbermint forcing the Catholic church to provide contraceptives in oppositions to its belief, and the punitive retaliation against the state of AZ in response the the ruling on SB1070. These two incidents crystallize for me the dangers of the grabbermint power.

    At least that’s how I discussed this last night with my non-political wife.


  67. 67 | June 28, 2012 8:59 am

    @ Rodan:
    I am hopeful, but I am nervous too. Today is a momentous day. The Old Lady sent me a link to Politico, and they are saying 20-39 Democrats will vote for contempt against Holder. That would be huge.


  68. 68 | June 28, 2012 9:00 am

    Rodan wrote:

    @ waldensianspirit:
    @ Iron Fist:
    @ citizen_q:
    @ MacDuff:

    I am really nervous. This is a huge life and death decision.

    In the words of our zany, madcap VP, “this is a big fucking deal!”

    Combined with the contempt vote on Holder, it could be a very, very bad day for Obama. If it all goes south for him today, I look for him to play the martyr card….and it won’t work.


  69. 69 | June 28, 2012 9:03 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    On France 24, they keep referring to the idea that it’s a partisan issue, and they passed along the Dem spin that if it’s struck down, it means the courts have become too politicized.

    They all act like “politicization” is a bad thing! What would be unhealthy and downright scary is if it wasn’t “politicized”.


  70. 70 | June 28, 2012 9:06 am

    @ MacDuff:

    Anyone, anywhere imprinting god-like qualities to a profound failure of a president will look like Kool-Aid drinking People’s Temple members – which is, essentially, what they are.

    :lol: OMG that’s classic!


  71. 71 | June 28, 2012 9:06 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    Those 29-30 Democrats are patriots.


  72. waldensianspirit
    72 | June 28, 2012 9:08 am

    Will cspan have it? What will be the best internet link?


  73. lobo91
    73 | June 28, 2012 9:12 am

    @ MacDuff:

    They all act like “politicization” is a bad thing! What would be unhealthy and downright scary is if it wasn’t “politicized”.

    I’m going to have to disagree there. The courts are supposed to rule on issues of fact and law, not according to the political beliefs of the judges, which is what they’re implying.

    People frequently make the mistake of categorizing the Supreme Court members as either “conservative” or “liberal,” but that’s not really accurate. What they really are is “originalist” or “revisionist.”

    The revisionists are political, because they have no regard for the actual law or Constitution. They decide cases based on the result that they think would be good, regardless of legal authority.


  74. 74 | June 28, 2012 9:15 am

    New Thread.


  75. 75 | June 28, 2012 9:18 am

    @ Rodan:
    Not really. They are in tight races in Red State America. The Politico article indicated that it was the NRA’s position on contempt that swayed them. I don’t give the Democrats any credit for having principles. If this weren’t an election year it’d be a party line vote.


  76. 76 | June 28, 2012 9:33 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ MacDuff:

    They all act like “politicization” is a bad thing! What would be unhealthy and downright scary is if it wasn’t “politicized”.

    I’m going to have to disagree there. The courts are supposed to rule on issues of fact and law, not according to the political beliefs of the judges, which is what they’re implying.

    People frequently make the mistake of categorizing the Supreme Court members as either “conservative” or “liberal,” but that’s not really accurate. What they really are is “originalist” or “revisionist.”

    The revisionists are political, because they have no regard for the actual law or Constitution. They decide cases based on the result that they think would be good, regardless of legal authority.

    Yeah, your point is well made, but politics and partisanship is a way people loosely sort themselves by ideology. While the Court is, hopefully, free from partisanship and their rulings dependent upon Constitutionality, alone, the reason the issue came before them in the first place was partisan disagreement. The passing of the law in question was highly partisan as it didn’t receive a single Republican vote.


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