Catching Up With Britain’s Honey Bears [VIDEO]

A couple of weeks ago we got the trailer and first episode for a British honey brand’s new ad campaign starring three jovial, bearded burlies. Since then there have been two follow-up clips in which the bears josh about porridge, yoga, and which of three created a dish that’s “just right.” Watch below.

  • djcoastermark

    I want cuddle with 3 honey bears.

  • I guess I will have to try all three before deciding which one is “just right!”

    • David Walker

      Tough but necessary work.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      What does one use for a palate cleanser?

      • David Walker

        A twink?

        • Palate cleanser? No, darling I want the taste to linger and linger!

          • gothambear

            touche! good one.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      The scientific method demands such rigor.

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    • tonyg

      They all look “too hot” to me.

    • TrueWords
    • TrueWords

      I love all things with Tracey Thorn…also this is a GREAT song with some lovely eye candy…

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2Ig4sMURdc

      • Dayglo

        Tracy Thorn is a goddess. I’ve loved her since she sang the simple but hauntingly lovely “Plain Sailing” over 35 freaking years ago.

        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bE2GLsoxOJE

        • TrueWords

          I have been a fan since 1984…she was doing a book signing in Scotland in 2014 so YES I flew from Seattle to see her (nearly DIED) and I have a signed book…

          • Just Noh

            21 awesome points to you sir!

      • Just Noh

        that is marvelous. i know i’m stressed when the flipping polo shirt distracts me more than the fabulousness

      • David Reid

        I hope that includes me, I’m in this clip.

  • Natty Enquirer

    I’ll have a bowl of Joel, please.

    • lattebud

      With honey?

    • nocadrummer

      I think there’s enough to share.

  • Acronym Jim

    YouTube really needs to stop posting suggested videos over the top of the action going on in the current video.

    • narutomania

      Thank you!!! Sooooo frustratifying. And so typical of what’s going on today, sadly: obsessing about what’s “next” rather than enjoying what’s in front of us.

    • TheManicMechanic

      I hate that. And it’s getting worse. If I’m not mistaken, if you subscribe, these won’t show, or you have an option to turn them off. Which means, of course, pasting these things all over is a way to annoy people into paying money, which is how business seems to work these days.

      • Lizard

        Er…that doesn’t happen to me and I have a free Youtube account, not the subscription-based one.

        Might be my adblocker, though.

  • Bambino

    Damn It!How can I boycott a product I can’t get over here!!! 😛

    • David Walker

      Life’s a bitch, innit?

  • AlternativeQuacks

    That must be the most elaborate porridge ever made.

  • Gregory In Seattle

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70pD1WjvKoQ

    This is about how the ad campaign started.

    • Gerry Fisher

      “It was just about finding a really lovely new kind of tone for ‘The Three Bears.'”

    • grindstone

      Icky girl type person says WINNER.

    • Dayglo

      Anyone who’s worked with advertising clients would be astounded to ever hear “challenge us!”

  • Bj Lincoln

    They are so cute! I can’t stand oats but they sure dress it up nicely.

    • Bambino

      I’ll just eat the garnish 😛

  • Bambino

    Who would not be rowse by the three bears?

  • Lakeview Bob

    These guys are too fucking cute for words. They make me smile.

  • Joe in PA
  • HoneyBoySmith

    They’re so adorable!

    I want all three.

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    “A vigorous hard stretching….”
    Oh those naughty bears, out in the woods, discussing nuts and honey.

    • Joe in PA

      and thet “little extra protein” comment…. Yes indeed. 🙂

  • Rebecca Gardner

    OT but Trump has deleted his tweet about our IC being political hacks.

    • Joe in PA

      But I think they still have him recorded saying the same thing on AF1? Anyway, it is too fucking late trump…it’s out there.

    • safari

      Which ones?

      • DenveRyk

        Comey, Brennan and Clapper

    • TampaDink

      Well that is a relief…since we all know that once a tweet is deleted it never happened. /s.

    • Ninja0980

      Too little too late.

    • AlternativeQuacks

      When his own CIA director wouldn’t back him up…

    • JCF

      THIS.IS.ILLEGAL!!! Presidential Records Law!!!!

      Mr Mueller, one MORE charge…

  • Phillip in L.A.

    Yes, these guys are not unattractive, but there is still something I find creepy about them and their undertaking. Sorry–just my opinion.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Perhaps you are reacting to the woozy-cam. It’s a horrid cliché.

  • SoCalGal20
    • BearEyes

      and roughly 29% trumpanzee – coincidence?

    • TampaDink

      29% of Alabama voters need to be questioned about their own pedophilia.

      • Phillip in L.A.

        “At least 29%. . . .”

      • JCF

        That’s what I said about all Moore’s defenders (wherever they are).

    • Dayglo

      … and that same 29% think a virgin is any girl who can outrun her daddy.

    • Bj Lincoln

      That is just sick. What is going thru their minds if being a child molester is an asset?!
      Is there no mental healthcare in AL?!

      • BearEyes

        I think it’s more the mindset of getting some perverse thrill giving a middle finger to a libtard AND “celebrating” al Abama “heritage”

        • Gerry Fisher

          “I will not be *pushed*!”

        • Cackalaquiano

          Spot on.

      • djcoastermark

        Um, did you really need to ask? It’s sick, but then again, they keep electing him to office.

    • Treant

      29% of Alabamans have declared themselves fuckwipes made of human garbage.

      • bkmn

        That is what decades of inbreeding and child molesting and Jeebus does to a society.

    • Lars Littlefield

      Of course. It reminds them or their childhoods.

    • AlternativeQuacks
      • JCF

        Purportedly? Ms Corfman came out and DISCLOSED that stuff in the WaPo article! She made herself blackmail-/discredit-proof: major props to her!

    • Bambino

      Affirming the culture of pedophilia in that state.

    • Watch for the framing, which includes a whole bunch of male supremacy and deep-seated misogyny.

      Listen to ’em and they frame it as a man simply dating pretty young women. Not ‘girls’ and not ‘children’, even though there are very good reasons why it’s considered statutory rape under the age of 16, even in Alabama.

      A lot of ’em think a grown man should court (aka ‘groom’) very young just-barely-beginning-menses girls because that way these girls can be conditioned to become dependent little wives cranking out lots of babies. Remember that Phil Robertson asshole, and how a couple years ago he was going on about how girls should be married by 15 so as to be as malleable as possible?

      This is their culture. Even as they bleat on about Sharia law and all that BS, they ignore the fact that child marriages are a feature of old-timey Christian religion, especially in some parts of this country.

      I guarantee you those regressive religious types, if asked, won’t even admit Moore was trying to date females who under the law are considered minors and incapable of giving informed consent.

      This is also why they are at the forefront of resisting any attempts to raise the age of consent or of marriage itself.

        • JCF

          It’s also why it’s predictable that the slightly older girls (16-18) reported that Moore didn’t try to sexually touch them (beyond kissing—gross as THAT is!): they were old enough to let him know (explicitly or implicitly) that he shouldn’t try that shit (or else they would TELL).

      • Cackalaquiano

        Becca, I love your commentary here. You’re a huge asset to our group here. 🙏🏽

    • Statistics Palin

      If only the fourteen-year-old had been his cousin, his support would have been much higher!

    • TrueWords

      That is sadly how these 29% were conceived…so they see it is RIGHT and REPEATABLE

    • Bubba in TX

      But…but…hot bears and honey.

    • JackFknTwist

      “Oh oh Alabama,
      The Devil fools with the best laid plans.”
      Neil Young.

    • JT

      That may have something to do with the likelihood in Alabama that your mother and father are also your sister and brother.

    • greenmanTN

      I would bet a substantial part of that group thinks he’s being picked on, that Hillary or George Soros paid this woman or something. But as more women come forward, and I suspect they will…

      • Lizard

        Yeah, my first thought as well. Moore got the reputation he has by being a stalwart Christian who’s persecuted for his beliefs (not the truth, of course, but they don’t care). This is the logical extension of that–rationalizing it by blaming either Democrats or the Devil for somehow framing him.

    • Frostbite

      that seems awfully low to me.

  • Dayglo

    I can picture my late mother watching this ad and saying “Those boys will make some young women very happy wives!”

    • Sporkfighter

      Close . . . .

    • clay

      “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” fucked up a lot of people’s lives.

  • PeedeResistance

    Bear essentials.

  • kevway

    Did he grope him in the second one??

  • Michael R

    I have the location but no bears ,
    haven’t moved to the country yet , maybe next year ( ? )
    ( I’ve been so content with just me and dog )

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5ed6d6ee9bae18c010029198a0e2b9b3f121dc5f4b4268af95589f981e87150b.jpg

  • josephsinger

    Too bad that there’s only supposed to be three episodes 🙁

    • Bluto

      Really, this needs to be a full length motion picture trilogy.

    • greenmanTN

      If the ads are really popular (and not just with ‘the gays’) there will be more.

  • Treant

    Cover me in honey and throw me to the bears.

    • lattebud

      Didn’t the bears already throw the honey?

  • stuckinthewoods

    exshully Bears, if one doesn’t like oatmeal slimy it can be made fluffy by blanching and then steaming. In a steamer, submerge rolled oats in enough water to cover, boil for 2 minutes, drain most of the water and steam for 10 minutes. The grains come out separate and fluffy – can be used as regular breakfast item, or seasoned otherwise as a grain side dish.

    • djcoastermark

      By Jove or something like that, you might just be a contender for the fourth lil bear.

      • clay

        Did you check the screen name? Maybe it was bears who let out the secret?

    • Jeffrey

      Is that a Melbourne accent I detect?

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Jesus. That deep voice on Plaid Shirt Bear drives me crazy!

  • Lars Littlefield

    Three things:
    1. I love the three bears. Most unoffensive fun folks I’ve seen in quite a while.
    2. I grew up in a part of the world where creamed wheat is called porridge
    3. As children, we never cooked rolled oats. We ate them exactly as one eats cornflakes or other cold cereal. The idea of cooking them into a gooey paste was revolting. Still is.

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      I didn’t have the no cooking problem. We always cooked our grits.

      • Lars Littlefield

        Well, grits have to be cooked. Otherwise you’d be ruining your teeth on hard bits of ground hominy or corn. Same with cream of wheat. It needs to be brought to a boil and then simmered for five minutes before it’s edible, otherwise you break your teeth on hard bits of ground hulled wheat. But rolled oats are already so removed from their natural state that even eating them uncooked with milk over them you have to quaff them down before it turns to a sticky mess. No matter. I haven’t eaten grits, creamed wheat or oats for years, with the exception of using oats as a binder in meat loaf and cookies, etc. 🙂

        • greenmanTN

          Midnight (more like 2AM) snack last night was cheese grits with bacon, onion, celery, green pepper, with a poached egg on top. Breakfast this late AM was cheese grits sliced and fried.

          • Lars Littlefield

            Grits are good. They’re not a big food tradition where I live, but I like them. I’m more of a corn bread type person. Jalapeño corn bread soaked in melted butter is probably what is going to kill me. 🙂

          • greenmanTN

            Perhaps oddly for a southerner, I didn’t eat grits growing up so it has no cultural baggage for me, no stigma attached. I only discovered it later through grits polentas, cheese grits, and shrimp and grits, all of which I like.

            There is a jalapeño cornbread recipe on YouTube I’ve been wanting to try but so far haven’t.

          • Opinion Sousaphones

            Oh… jalapeño cheese grits!

  • PickyPecker
  • safari

    It’s too quiet.

    • Treant

      Shhh! We’re all getting laid. Try back later.

    • SoCalGal20
      • safari

        I don’t like sea spiders on the best of days.

        • SoCalGal20

          Oh, these aren’t sea spiders. They don’t swim very well and they don’t live in water. Oh, and if you do read the article don’t watch the video at the top. It’s described in detail at the end of the article.

      • Treant

        …but I like coconut crabs. They’re cool. And not particularly dangerous to humans.

        • SoCalGal20

          You might find the article pretty interesting.

          • Lars Littlefield

            I’m convinced Earhart was consumed by them.

          • SoCalGal20

            The article talks about that!

        • SoCalGal20

          I found it surprising that there apparently hasn’t been much study of them.

        • clay

          (Amelia Earhart)

          • Treant

            You mean one of the crabs took control and crashed her plane?

        • another_steve

          My generation of gay men remembers a time when coming down with a bout of crabs was one of the most unpleasant things imaginable.

          Ah, the good ol’ days…

          :-/

    • another_steve

      Scientists predict our sun will die out in approximately 5 billion years, when it exhausts all its hydrogen.

      Does that help?

      • safari

        A little.

      • BobSF_94117

        Five? I thought it was four. This changes everything.

        • another_steve

          Bob, perhaps now you can plan that long-desired getaway.

          The one you thought you couldn’t squeeze in, given your mistaken 4 billion year window of opportunity.

  • This is…um, weird. But okay. They seem nice.

    • another_steve

      You’re just jealous ’cause there ain’t got no big hairy women to gawk at here on JMG. 😉

      • JCF

        If Big (not tall) & Hairy were a thing, I would be FAR more popular. Le Sigh.

        • another_steve

          Lol.

          I find all physical types beautiful. I find the female form – hairy and not-hairy – extraordinarily beautiful.

    • Silver Badger

      So do women have a female bear type? I ask this in the quest for information and no other reason. You here of the different stereotypes that guys have, bear, twink, otter, fem., the list is pretty long, but I haven’t heard if the women do the same thing.

      • Lars Littlefield

        There is Large Marge of ghostly eighteen-wheel trucking fame.

        • TheManicMechanic

          Just tell ’em Large Marge sent ya!

      • JCF

        I would say just pretty much the Butch Femme spectrum. [There are subcategories—Hard Femme, Lipstick, Stud etc—of course.]

        • Silver Badger

          Thank you.

  • Ninja0980

    Reading the comments here, all I have to say is this.
    You are men after my own heart.

  • David Bradbury

    Omg so freaking adorable.

  • jm2

    “Porridge making is a non-contact sport!” I love it…… ❤️❤️❤️

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    I just took a spoonful of honey hoping to be transported to the porridge kitchen. Still waiting.

  • Sam_Handwich
  • bkmn

    I should send them some of the pot laced honey that I bought a few weeks ago.

    • Lars Littlefield

      We just received a small jar of that from friends who were in Las Vegas over Halloween. I’m at a loss what to do with it except whip up a couple of batches of cookies for the community bake sale. 😀

      • bkmn

        A warning if you ingest the honey straight up – because of the high viscosity it sticks in your mouth/throat and you get a transdermal rush of THC which can be unsettling vs. if you mix it in to a drink/cook with it it then takes an hour or so to hit and lasts longer.

        • PickyPecker

          Dissolves easily in a nice cup of tea?

        • Lars Littlefield

          Thanks. Good to know. I used to make weed infused butter for baking cookies and brownies. Then one night ate too many cookies and ended up locking myself in my house for two days with a big note on my front door saying Do Not Disturb. I lost interest in baking edibles after that. LOL!

  • Elsewhere1010

    I hope there’s work afoot to get these guys their own show. Have no idea what the premise would be, but they’re absolutely beautiful together.

  • Lazycrockett
    • BearEyes

      so much not being said here.

      • Opinion Sousaphones

        Could be an inspiration to Trump… one can hope.

  • safari
    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Are we sure it wasn’t a bomb?

      • safari

        The depth 33km. Bombs aren’t that deep.

        • Johnny Wyeknot

          Not even North Korean? :-/

      • JCF

        That area is highly earthquake-prone.

        • Johnny Wyeknot

          Yes, I was being a bit facetious…:-)

  • another_steve

    Americans: Aidan Turner’s on tonight (“Poldark”).

    Was there ever a more gorgeous man in the history of mankind?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9b08f524c6cde9a239a31ed744db363784388ef95affd910a06a872d7d153ce7.jpg

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Just you. 🙂

    • He looks nothing like George Clooney.

    • Ben in Oakland

      Ryan Reynolds.

      • another_steve

        BEEP!

        Wrong wrong wrong.

    • andrew

      Yes. Cristiano Ronaldo. What can I say? I’m in love.

      • another_steve

        BEEP!

        Wrong.

    • Lazycrockett
      • another_steve

        A lovely ginger, he.

        But…BEEP!

        Wrong.

        • Opinion Sousaphones

          Well, since he is wrong and therefor discarded, can I take him home? Hubby won’t mind… much… if I share.

          • another_steve

            Back in the early days of our relationship (40 years ago), my hubby and I tried a threesome. Just for the heck of it.

            I didn’t like it.

            Too many moving objects.

          • Ninja0980

            Never done a 3way.
            Don’t like sharing the hubby and since he feels the same way..that’ll be something others tell us about.

          • Opinion Sousaphones

            Well, long ago… It was OK, but less good than imagination might suggest. Also, a sometimes difficult dynamic is the “third” is sleeping with a couple because he really fancies one (or is fancied by one) but not the other in the couple. True three-way interest can be difficult to find… not impossible, but difficult. I have no experience of long-term “triples,” but I would imagine that emotional dynamics might be very very complicated. Also, given how hard it is to find even one long-term compatible partner, I would think finding two such men would be nearly impossible… well, outside my experience… and I have no need to explore there.

          • another_steve

            “…but I would imagine that emotional dynamics might be very very complicated.”

            For the reason you state there, OS, I find the idea of a polygamous relationship difficult to imagine.

            Holy Mother of Flying Zeus… It’s difficult enough to navigate a close relationship with one human being.

            But two?

            Or more?

          • Opinion Sousaphones

            That matches my experience of very long ago. I prefer to be able to focus on one person… and I am pretty sure that hubby would in fact mind quite a bit, and I prefer to keep him happy. Besides, I am the one with the thing for red-haired fellows… and hubby is (or was) a ginger. We are now a pair of Q-Tips.

      • Gerry Fisher

        Seth!

        • Dazzer

          Family!

          • JCF

            Seth is Family??? How did I miss this?

          • Dazzer

            I don’t know for certain.

            However, he was in London several years ago and every damn gay bar I went into I bumped into him and his friends.

            He was a thoroughly nice guy who seemed at ease in gay pubs. I didn’t see him put his tongue down anyone’s throat, but I got the definite family vibe.

    • PickyPecker

      Been watching the series from the beginning. While I enjoy Aidan and other performers (and certainly the attention to detail with surroundings in filming) I’ve gotten a bit bored with the angst and melodrama of the story. I’ve been off to bed before the chapters end, most times.

      Tonite, I am instead really looking forward to the next installment of The Durrell’s in Corfu. Witty writing, charming performances and Corfu looks beautiful.
      http://is1.mzstatic.com/image/thumb/Music71/v4/62/1d/78/621d7844-10dd-021f-38f6-f6d219a231ba/source/1200x630bb.jpg

      • Treant

        Is that another series about an upper-crust British family dealing poorly with incredibly minor social changes?

        • PickyPecker

          Not in the least. The widowed, peniless mother moves her children to Corfu as it better fits with her pension. Series revolves around them all learning how to fit in and thrive in a Greek culture. Quite entertaining!

        • Dazzer

          Not really. It’s more like a gentle comedy – and the Brits (apart from Mother and Gerry) don’t come off that well compared to the locals.

          I thought I’d hate it – but I quite enjoy it.

          • another_steve

            Smart, light and fluffy. Cleverly written.

            Easy to enjoy.

          • PickyPecker

            And now Sven has his BF on the island!!

          • another_steve

            Oh yes, Sven.

            How could I forget Sven.

            drool

        • JCF

          Definitely not upper-crust: they’re selling veggies and baked goods (they tried to make kumquat liquore, but then drank it all! Brits, you see ;-/) at the town market just to make rent.

      • another_steve

        Hear ya re Poldark, PP. The darkness and the agonies are strong in that one. One horror incident after another. But as you suggest, the natural settings and filming of them are to die for. I very much like the series’ musical score, too.

        And the men.

        Countless. Gorgeous. Men.

        Man and I are also looking forward to the new season of Corfu. We enjoyed the prior episodes.

        Smartly written and also lusciously located and filmed.

      • JCF

        I adore Keeley Hawes (and she’s aging ever so nicely!)

    • PickyPecker
      • another_steve

        Lol. The British have their gorgeous men, don’t they? 😉

        I think I read there’ll be another season of “Grantchester.”

        Perhaps the Brits reading here can provide us with the latest scoop on that.

        • JCF

          Aidan is Irish. [Maybe w/ one of those wrecked-Armada Spaniards in his background?]

          • another_steve

            East of the U.S., it’s all “British” to us.

  • Treant

    OT: Venus-Jupiter conjunction Monday morning! My weather sucks, but hopefully some of you will be able to see it.

    https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/venus-jupiter-conjunction-the-brightest-planets-to-meet-up-in-monday-morning-sky/70003240

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      I’m waiting for the return of the age of Aquarius. Those were good times.

      • TuuxKabin

        Forget it. Jupiter collided with Mars.

        • Johnny Wyeknot

          Cosmic tragedy.

  • Jay George

    They are so adorable! <3

  • LeeCMH

    These guys are just a hoot.

    Be great if Food Channel would put a show format around them.

  • canoebum

    I want some of those enameled steel bowls. Perfect for the camp kit.

  • Deviancy Behavir

    When are we going to get the video of them in the 3 way I’ve been fantasizing about. And OMFG, that voice on the guy in the first video got me excited. These are definitely the 3 kinds of bears I’d love to hop in to be with, I know in the end it would just right.

    • Treant

      Dumpy sharted on America again. Big surprise.

    • safari

      Now I feel more comfortable

    • houstonray

      I just saw that on my twitter feed and was coming over here to see if anyone else saw it.

      The comments on the twitter post about sum it up. Hard liquor? Pills? A bottle of wine? Go to bed early and just pretend we don’t know?

      Ought to be interesting, as long as it’s not like the random tax return page we got a few months back.

    • another_steve

      Jared found in bed with the Vietnam President’s wife.

      Ho hum.

      • Ben in Oakland

        What if it was Jared found butt up in Steve’s bed?

        • another_steve

          After I subject him to the traditional purification rite (which involves prayer and a symbolic bath), Jared will submit to me.

          Either that or I’ll withhold food and water from him.

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            If you did, he would look exactly the same 3 months later.

          • another_steve

            Well Jared does need a little fattening up.

            I’m culturally Jewish and channel dead Jewish bubbes (grandmothers).

            I can fatten him up.

    • Sam_Handwich

      Oh my

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Spencer Ackerman is short and fat! #MAGA!!

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      The only thing that can top what we currently have is that Trump rips off his face and shows an alien underneath and goes “People of Earth.”

    • thatotherjean

      It gets worse? How?

    • whollyfool

      That’s kind of a high bar anymore. Or is that a low bar….?

    • Max_1

      Whoever said there is no bar anymore…
      … They’re wrong. I’m sitting at it.

      http://netanimations.net/Moving-animated-picture-of-stirring-a-drink.gif

    • SoCalGal20

      More disturbing than the incoming head of the NSA planning to kidnap (rendition) a person legally in the U.S. to a foreign regime in exchange for $15M? Or Trump calling the U.S. IC political hacks and siding with Putin?

    • canoebum

      A Paradise Papers revelation perhaps? Jared’s Russian backers?

      • JCF

        We know who wants to be Jared’s Jewish Backer (and Fronter and Sideways)! ;-X

  • Treant

    The Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything is 63.

    https://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2017/11/12/562802511/the-answer-to-life-the-universe-and-everything-it-s-63

    It’s a bit of a stretch, but still amusing.

    • safari

      It’s not even prime

      • Well, 7 is an important number in craps, and 9 is 3-squared, and three is the number of the Trinity, which represents a monotheistic deity, which is one, and One is the Loneliest Number that you’ll ever do…

        • safari

          I like how you broke it down into its prime factors.

        • Treant

          And 21 is a winning hand in blackjack, after which people often praise God, the Trinity. So that works out, too.

          • safari

            It’s also the age you can imbibe spirits.

          • Treant

            I’ve never done oral on a ghost before.

          • Natty Enquirer

            “Don’t ectoplasm in my mouth.”

          • Treant

            Well, if I love him, sure.

        • AlternativeQuacks

          You’re going to put the Third Eagle of the Puckeredlips out of a job.

      • Treant

        It’s totally prime-ish. Republicans say it’s prime. That means you’re wrong. Lib-tard.

    • Ben in Oakland

      I thought it was 42? Would you Holy Seers and Relevators make up your minds?

    • Natty Enquirer

      It’s actually now 162, accounting for inflation.

  • houstonray

    If true. If true. If true. All these men have opinions on my marriage and your uterus, sight unseen. But hand them a story told by a dozen women and suddenly it's the riddle of the goddamn sphinx.— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) November 12, 2017

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      Notice how Milo got booted out but when Roy Moore talks about girls pretty much the same way, somehow it’s all good by the base.

      • Ninja0980

        ewww, gay is their way of thinking.

      • greenmanTN

        Either way I’m glad that slimy little shit-slick Milo is gone.

        • Skeptical_Inquirer

          I’m glad he’s gone as well. I just wish Roy’s fall would be just as precipitous.

          • greenmanTN

            I have a feeling, based only on what we know already (his past co-workers comments), that this is the tip of the iceberg for ole Roy. Wait until more women come forward.

          • Reality.Bites

            It will be. The Republicans want him to disappear, outside of the ones in Alabama.

          • JCF

            I was going for “calamitous”!

  • greenmanTN

    Oh my. Matt Lister’s instagram is terrible to look at, just awful! 😋

    https://www.instagram.com/mrmattlister/?hl=en

    • Treant

      Shit. He leaves the house looking that bad? I’d kill myself.

    • djcoastermark

      I don’t think I could ever look at his sight again. Stare at maybe ….

    • Ernest Endevor

      That poor man! Can nothing be done?

    • BearEyes

      I’ll look for you then.

  • Lazycrockett
    • SoCalGal20

      Hahahahahahahahaha

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Only five?

  • Scout

    Speechless

    https://www.eater.com/2017/11/7/16618948/trump-mcdonalds-quarter-pounder-keith-schiller
    Trump Asked White House Kitchen Staff to Make McDonald’s Menu Items

    It turns out that the White House kitchen was asked to replicate both the burger and a fried apple pie. Politico’s Annie Karni writes that staff attempts “couldn’t match the satisfaction” of the McDonald’s originals — perhaps because White House chefs work with higher-grade ingredients.

    Those failures mean that Schiller (who was a relatively senior White House figure) dispatched himself to a McDonald’s on New York Avenue and 13th Street NW to pick up a meal for Trump.

    The Politico piece is hardly revelatory in terms of insight into Trump’s all-American diet, yet it does give interesting insight into White House operations. It’s a world where trained chefs attempt to replicate food often prepared by teens and readily available less than a five-minute walk away; where high-ranking officials (and not some lowly intern) are responsible for not only acquiring that meal, but also ensuring it’s pickle-free.

  • Max_1

    Brunch time:
    French toast made w/ cinnamon, raisin, pecan bread
    Hash browns, bacon, yogurt w/ raspberries. And covfefe…

  • gaycuckhubby

    I think if the AL elections were held tomorrow then Jones would win. But Dec 2 is too far away. Too much time for people to process the news and drift back to their political safe spaces.
    https://twitter.com/jmartNYT/status/929745820404146176

    • Henry Auvil

      The mouth-breathers in AL just need to downgrade their threshold for pussy-grabbing acceptability from sixteen to fourteen, and “Judge” Moore is the victor. Won’t be hard.

      • ohbear1957

        A tweet from Donald J. Trump‏ @AKADonaldTrump:
        “90% of people in Alabama think a Pedophile is a foot doctor.
        They are impressed Roy Moore was a Judge and a doctor.”

      • gaycuckhubby

        I’m guessing the same poll will have them tied by next week and Moore ahead the week after

        • another_steve

          Thank you. You’ve obviously been there/done that.

          Unless someone steps forward with 100 percent proof that Moore had sex with their dead mother (while she was dead), Moore’s a shoo-in.

          • CharlestonDave

            I suspect with Moore and ‘bama we have a dead girl or live boy situation.

          • another_steve

            Lol.

            The “dead girl or live boy” reference dates you, CD – but you gave me a good laugh. 😉

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      And plenty of time for Moore to hire and rehearse some guy to say he got it on with Doug Jones way back when.

    • Treant

      Plus, Alabama machines.

      If voteIn = “Democratic” then If (Random(1.00)>0.94) then voteIn = “Republican”

    • JCF

      Funny, I was thinking “Good thing we have time for this news to percolate. For denial to wear off (somewhat)”.

  • Henry Auvil

    I’d marry Mister Plaid in a heartbeat. It would be bangers and mash forever!

    • another_steve

      Excellent taste in men, gurl.

      British bears are irresistible. The look combined with the (to American ears) incredibly sexy British accent.

  • Gerry Fisher

    More bears, please! (“I didn’t tell you to stop!”)

  • another_steve

    So I found another bump today and assumed it was cancer and that I was going to die. But it went away.

    I think it was a hive.

    • Max_1
      • another_steve

        Lol.

        Parents reading here (queer and straight)… it’s your young ones who are the vectors of illness this time of the year. Colds and the flu and such.

        Please teach them to sneeze into tissues and not touch shopping carts and doorknobs and the like.

        Thank you.

        • Max_1

          … Please teach them not to sneeze.
          That is the solution. And #42.

          • BJORN RAGNVALDR

            I always begin at 42, saves time.

        • BearEyes

          hand sanitiser if they do touch

          • another_steve

            So my man sends me out to buy some Roma tomatoes (he’s an excellent (trained) chef, and I never question why he needs this or that ingredient), and the checkout cashier boy sneezes, wipes his nose with his hand and proceeds to touch the plastic bag of tomatoes.

            A wave of farklemptness washes over me.

            “He touched the bag with his snot-ridden hands?,” I’m thinking to myself.

            When I get the tomatoes home, man and I talk. We agree to extract the tomatoes carefully, never allowing them to make contact with the plastic bag.

            And then we both shower.

          • BearEyes

            Can’t say I blame you. The kid could have at least grabbed his collar and sneezed into his shirt.

          • AmeriCanadian

            Did you pay cash? I’m guessing no as the cashier would have been touching your change after sneezing. Physical money is frickini’ filthy!

          • another_steve

            Seriously though, as far as “vectors of disease” go, physical money probably ranks high.

            All it takes is someone with a cold to handle some change and then hand it to you. You then touch your eye or put a finger in your mouth – and bingo.

            You have a cold too.

    • Max_1
      • another_steve

        Lol.

        I happen to be married to a hypochondriac. A very nice one, though. With every cough and sneeze of his, he wants to check our wills to see if they’re both in order.

        What can you do.

        He’s gorgeous, plus he has a heart of gold.

        • djcoastermark

          Always good to know there’s someone looking out for ya’.

      • Hue-Man

        Hypochondriac’s tombstone:

        I told you I was sick.

    • djcoastermark

      Eek, how did you survive the teen age acne years ? /s

      • another_steve

        Teenagers think themselves invincible.

        When you were a teenager, did you ever think otherwise? 😉

    • Dayglo

      Reminds me of Woody Allen’s character in “Hannah and Her Sisters” —
      Woody: There was sudden appearance of a black spot on my back.
      Julie Kavner: It was on your shirt!
      Woody: How was I to know? Everyone was pointing back here.

      • another_steve

        Lol.

        Fellow hypochondriacs reading here should not fret.

        I’m a biological evolutionist absolutist. I believe that nothing that comes to us naturally does not belong.

        Does not serve a purpose.

  • BobSF_94117

    Honey has only existed for 1,000 years?

    • AlternativeQuacks

      That can’t be right. The ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians used honey in their cooking.

      • DoctorDJ

        And their beer!

      • Lazycrockett

        Honey has been around since there has been bees.

  • gaycuckhubby

    National Security reporter for The Daily Beast… hmmmmm?
    https://twitter.com/attackerman/status/929773766166577158

  • gaycuckhubby
    • SoCalGal20

      Did he say he roofied people? Because that was certainly implied in the victim’s story in THR. Grabbing people to “pursuade” them without their consent is not ok and if he did that then he deserves to catch whatever shit he gets for that. But if I am recalling the victim’s story in THR he seemed to say everything was fine until he had a drink, got woozy, and woke up with Takei on him. That scenario is quite a bit different than groping people at gay bars or whatever.

      • gaycuckhubby

        The thread didn’t go into the specific accusation. Just his Howard Stern interview

        • SoCalGal20

          I read an account of the Howard Stern interview and he apparently said something about “pursuading” in the context of grabbing but I haven’t heard the interview, listened to what he actually said or how he said it (is there audio), or the context. Also, how much of what is said on Stern’s show should be taken literally?

          • Dazzer

            I wouldn’t have thought too much. Takei was just one guest in a monthly theme of Cocktober in which gay guests were encouraged to be outrageous and there were lots of naked gay porn models in the studio.

          • gaycuckhubby

            Maybe it’s the double standard I find irritating.
            Gay people are quick to demonize sexual behaviors in str8 men that we celebrate amongst ourselves.

          • JCF

            TBH, I’ve said things online re women (usually far-removed from me celebrity women) that if it came from a straight man, I might find offensive (depending on the guy, probably).

            I think there is some pecking order however, in what to go after first:

            1) physical assault (esp if on minors!)
            2) work-place (non-physical) harrassment (because you’re limited in how you can escape it)
            3) Everything else (including online—I recognize that youth place less and less distinction on the IRL/online social-media dichotomy)

          • Dazzer

            I’m from an entirely different culture when it comes to how I relate to sex.

            The British are far from perfect – far, far, far from perfect – but there’s been a greater acceptance that gay sex actually happens.

            When John Gielgud was arrested for soliciting for gay sex in a toilet in 1957, he thought his career was over. But the public just ignored it and he continued being celebrated as a star of theatre.

            When Jimmy Somerville was arrested for having sex in a public toilet in Leicester Square (the heart of London’s entertainment district), his explanation to the magistrate at his trial was that he thought it was better having sex in the public convenience rather than in the square outside where it might offend people. And the magistrate accepted it.

            When George Michael went cruising for sex in public spaces it became a joke in the press about the kinds of guys he went for rather than any major outrage.

            When Boy George got hopped up on drugs and effectively imprisoned a rent boy by chaining him to a radiator, people were horrified. Boy George was sent to prison. But once people agreed he had cleaned up his act and served his time for his crime, he was allowed back on prime time TV.

            Demonising sex in the UK is far more difficult than it is in the US.

          • gaycuckhubby

            Agreed. But what would happen if Katy Perry was found giving blowjobs and doing coke in a public bathroom?
            Or if Harry Styles chained up a female prostitute and wouldn’t let her leave?

            If a guy walks up to a stranger in a bar and puts his hands up her skirt he gets thrown out of the bar or beaten or arrested.
            If we’re truely for sexual liberation then why the double standards?

          • Dazzer

            It basically comes down to power relationships. And whether there’s any acceptance of rehabilitation.

            The two words I’d use in this melee of public approbation are: Mel Gibson.

            He’s still getting work as both a director and an actor.

            He’s not as stellar as he once was, but his sins appear to have been forgiven.

            Ultimately, these things aren’t about equality or liberation – they’re about what a society will accept.

          • gaycuckhubby

            Isn’t what society accepts tied in to equality and liberation tho?

          • Dazzer

            I don’t know.

            It’s an incredibly interesting question, though.

            I’ve never thought about it before.

            Instinctively, from a British perspective, I’d say it was based on individual power. But I’d accept a fully thought-out argument that proved me wrong.

          • gaycuckhubby

            This is the most I’ve thought about it too 🙂
            I just noticed in the past couple years the different expectations gay men and straight men have when it comes to consent and assault and sexual permissiveness.
            It’s probably because I’ve grown closer to my straight brother and we’ve talked more openly about sexuality.

          • Dazzer

            Until I’ve looked further than I have at the moment, I can only extrapolate from my own experience (which clearly isn’t universal).

            When I first started going to gay pubs, I was quickly ‘adopted’ as a newbie by older guys who were just protecting me from being the ‘fresh meat’. Sex wasn’t part of the currency – they were just looking after me.

            So I grew up understanding the rules – which were basically that I might get groped sometime, but if I wasn’t interested I should just say I wasn’t interested and the guy would go away. And if he didn’t go away, then you could be more forceful in making him go away.

            I wasn’t scared or intimidated if someone touched me inappropriately – it was just something that happened. It was a part of life. But it was also part of life that you could tell the guy you weren’t interested and he’d go away.

            I’m trying to remember if I ever felt violated by that behaviour – but I don’t think I ever did. It wasn’t one of the great parts of being gay sometimes – but I never went home and was worried about it.

            But I’d been taught all the ground rules, the boundaries and the forms of communications by the elder gays who’d looked after me.

          • gaycuckhubby

            To the women here… I’m genuinely curious, is this the kind experiences you have as well? Is groping just expected at bars and it’s your responsibility to make it end?

          • gaycuckhubby

            Thank you for sharing your experiences, BTW

    • Natty Enquirer

      Someone eventually has to make a sexual advance if there’s going to be any sex. And if that move gets turned down, is it automatically sexual assault?

      • gaycuckhubby

        A pass doesn’t have to be grabbing genitalia without asking

        • Natty Enquirer

          But it may follow other advances. What happens when you get to the line? Where is the line? Isn’t it when someone says (or shows) “Don’t do that”?

          • gaycuckhubby

            I think it’s an important discussion and I don’t have an easy answer.
            I just don’t like that us in the gay community think of this as normal and expected.

            We hold straight men to very different standards. Probably because we don’t view women as sexual beings.

        • BeaverTales

          What if you are groped in a crowded gay bar by someone not in your line of sight, or someone in sight taking advantage of the tight quarters to slip a hand down your pants?

          I was always told that the groping behavior was ‘part of being gay’, but I almost got in a few fights over it.

          • gaycuckhubby

            I HATE that. Yes it happened to me.
            If it happened to a woman it would be a felony.
            Honestly, it has kept me away from a lot of queer spaces

          • BeaverTales

            I’ve sometimes had women do it to me as well. Most unwelcome, but I figured I was asking for it because I was in a bar.

            I have never done anything like that to anyone, especially not a total stranger. I don’t recall feeling like I was assaulted or made it a legal issue, but I was pissed and uncomfortable enough to leave the bar sometimes.

            I’m now in my late 40s, disabled, no longer as pretty as i used to be, and don’t tolerate shitty behavior from others as well as I used to. I look forward to going out. I go out and watch people…getting ‘lucky’ for me is to have a nice conversation or two.

        • JCF
      • Treant

        I find a great sexual advance is, “It’s nice to meet you. Want to fuck?”

        If they say no, I’m done wasting time and on to the next guy.

    • Lazycrockett

      I honestly don’t know what is said on Howard Stern is to be taken as gospel truth.

      • gaycuckhubby

        I agree. And it certainly wouldn’t stand up in court.

      • Dazzer

        Yep. That whole thing was taken from Stern’s “Cocktober” theme in which there were a lot of naked gay porn models and guests were encouraged to be outrageous.

        Takei was just one in a number of guests on the show.

        The timing of this allegation coming out after Takei’s appearance on the show makes me more suspicious than anything else.

    • AlternativeQuacks

      I have no evidence either way, but my gut feeling is it’s total bullshit. Takei just does not seem like somebody who would even cut in a line, let alone “assault” anyone, sexually or otherwise.

      I have a sinking feeling that we are now going to be inundated with thousands or millions of allegations of sexual assaults against famous people for a few years.

      • Friday

        Yeah, honestly the story itself doesn’t seem terribly shocking, either. Even in that, George is said to have in fact taken no for an answer, so if there’s anything to it at all, it sounds more like someone trying to make something out of a misunderstanding. Admittedly my tendency to disbelieve this has a lot to do with the fact that it seems to be Russian bots pushing the story, and honesty isn’t exactly their hallmark.

    • JCF

      I wondered whether/when this was going to be discussed. I posted this 5 hours ago, and it received 1 upvote and no comments. Don’t shoot the messenger:

      https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/george-takei-grabbing-men-howard-stern_us_5a07469be4b0e37d2f37c8e8

  • zhera

    Why is it so quiet here? Did you all get raptured?

    • safari

      I can’t seem to wake up today.

    • SoCalGal20

      I was at the movie theater watchibg Murder on the Orient Express.

      • safari

        How was it? I’m intrigued.

        • SoCalGal20

          It was entertaining. Great cast. Michelle Pfeiffer is fantastic.

          I would like to see the original and compare. I didn’t feel like I wanted my money back.

          I saw Thor Ragnarok yesterday (not having seen the other Thor movies or any of the Avengers movies). It was a blast. If you enjoyed Guardians of the Galaxy I think you’d enjoy it. Very much that kind of vibe.

          • Johnny Wyeknot

            Which original?

          • PickyPecker

            The 1974 version was actually very well done and worth watching!
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0ykCP1AYlk

          • another_steve

            Not a big fan here of “remakes.”

            Why “remake” a classic?

            I read here on JMG about the remake-in-progress of the original “The Boys in the Band” movie.

            Really?

            You’re going to improve upon perfection?

          • Dazzer

            Yeah. But that’s not going to be a remake of a film, it’s going to be a re-staging on Broadway.

          • another_steve

            Ah. Thanks for the clarification, Dazzer.

            Side story:

            I was president of my university’s then (early 1970s) “gay club.” That’s what they were called back then. The school’s drama department had planned a production of “The Boys in the Band.” Crowley’s play was still relatively new and fresh. I helped organize a protest of the planned production.

            At the time, it seemed the right thing to do.

            Today, I view the play as a period piece and would not protest the showing of it.

          • Dazzer

            I totally understand that. Been there myself.

            The nice thing about growing older is that I can totally agree with your younger self and totally agree with you today with absolutely no contradiction.

            You were right then and you’re right now.

          • AlternativeQuacks

            That movie seems better decades later than it did at the time it came out. It was a low-budget film at the time with a no-name cast, but a one-of-a-kind script.

          • another_steve

            Crowley’s play was a brilliant presentation of then-gay male life and sensibility. Protestations to the contrary are PC nonsense.

            I feel strongly that we must preserve our past.

            The good, the bad and the unpleasant.

          • JCF

            The thing I remember from the original: a “grease spot”.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        Is it out already? How was it? Overproduced?

        • SoCalGal20

          Great cast. Not the best movie but good entertainment for a couple of hours. Michelle Pfeiffer is fantastic.

    • PickyPecker
    • BearEyes

      got laundry going, watching polar bears on PBS, and finished peeling my eggs for the week (breakfast).

      • zhera

        Damn homosexual agenda!

        • BearEyes

          someone’s gotta do it – LOL

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    OT to all our UK friends: deadly spiders set to invade your homes shortly. Be warned!

    • Dazzer

      What sort of spiders?

      I have an arachnophobe I want to terrify

      • Johnny Wyeknot
        • Dazzer

          Cool!

          Thank you.

          Now I know what to get him for Christmas (he’s pissed me off recently).

        • edrex

          ugh. wish i hadn’t read that. so… they’re not in the u.s. right? RIGHT?

          • Dazzer

            I can find you some in the UK and send you some if you want 🙂

          • Johnny Wyeknot

            Check under your pillows and in your shoes, just to be on the safe side. Oh! And don’t forget under the toilet seat. 🙂

        • Adam King

          “If you are bitten be alert to potential signs of infection, such as weeping blisters or painful swelling…” Because if you’re sleepy and not paying attention, weeping blisters and painful swelling might escape your notice.

          • Johnny Wyeknot

            Well, we are talking about the Brits, after all. Stiff upper lip, what?

    • Cackalaquiano

      And folks in the Southeast US (Southwest US, Australia, Brazil, Central Africa, virtually anywhere else in the world) snicker that one sorta intimidating creature sends Brits all a-twitter.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        Really! What happened to all that ‘courage’ they used to talk about?

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    But importantly, there’s this…

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QAKcqXA-EQs

    • djcoastermark

      My mother sang that to all us kids and the grandkids and it still goes on. Lucky for me, I’ve had a few picnics in the woods with some bears. See, childhood dreams can come true.

  • BeaverTales

    Dip me in honey and throw me to the Bears, lol.

  • Leo

    OT. I’m taking a deep dive through some of the picture galleries of the Polish march and the imagery’s quite chilling.

  • 2guysnamedjoe

    I was well into adulthood before I found out what porridge was. I had only seen the word in English literature — Dickens, etc. — so I assumed it was some British dish like spotted dick or haggis that I didn’t want to know any more about.

    • another_steve

      Well the British, bless them, are not known for their cuisine.

    • greenmanTN

      Curds and whey = cottage cheese

      Who knew?

    • Treant

      I was well into adolescence before I found out what an otter was. And I wanted to know much more about them.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        For all you knew, you might’ve even been one.

      • I love otters.
        I myself am an otter.

        • Treant

          O RLY?

      • Phil2u

        I am also an otter, and number 7 on the Enneagram.

      • Adam King

        You otter study up on them.

        • Dazzer
          • Adam King

            (sorry)

    • JT

      Don’t forget toad in the hole.

      • greenmanTN

        I often make Eggy In A Basket, which is one of those foods that is far greater than the sum of its parts. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e44b725e395b88e4fe6827646f716f7c9877f782d3cf1aed0e1f5aab0981bd65.jpg

        If I want to be a little show-offy I make little French toasts with the bread cut outs.

        • JCF

          Nice! I’ve been known to order these at Denny’s.

        • Phil2u

          Indeed…. and one of my favorite comfort foods.

        • Cuberly Deux

          Mmmmm, as a kid that was weekend snowed-in comfort breakfast.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        Well, maybe. As long as the hole doesn’t bubble and the toad doesn’t squeak.

        • Dazzer

          Mmmmmmmm

          bubble’n’squeak with a fried egg and baked beans.

          ambrosia.

          • djcoastermark

            Uh oh, as a wise old witch once told me, “Bubble Bubble, Toilet Trouble”

          • Dazzer

            No way.

            Bubble ‘n’ Squeak is basically mashed potato that’s mixed with left-over boiled cabbage, then shaped into patties and fried.

            Traditionally, it’s a way to use leftovers from a big meal and most often it’s a breakfast dish.

            It’s comfort food. Lots of carbohydrates, a bit of roughage, something that passes for vegetable and fried. Great with a soft-fried or poached egg.

          • djcoastermark

            Uh huh, cabbage, cooked, roughage ,fried, bubble bubble toilet trouble. Oh dear lard that sounds awful. I guess it’s one way to start the day. ((shivers))

          • Dazzer

            LOL.

            You’d be horrified by a full English breakfast (although it’s widely regarded as one of the great contributions to world cuisine).

          • wayne

            Laughed too long and too hard.

        • JT

          And the bangers don’t mash.

      • Dazzer

        toad-in-the-hole is superb. Especially with onion gravy and mashed potato.

      • I learned it as “Eggy in a Basket.”

        • Dazzer

          Eggy in the Basket is entirely different.

          • Reality.Bites

            Is there no one here from the area in and around Philly to tell us about scrapple.

        • JT

          Authentic toad in the hole requires sausage and Yorkshire pudding.

    • Reality.Bites

      My grandparents and their peers learned English for the first time in schools, from always Protestant and usually Scottish schoolteachers. In those days (circa 1910) only Protestants could teach at the Protestant schools (where everyone who wasn’t Roman Catholic went). And women couldn’t teach after getting married. So people sent their unmarried daughters to Canada. They either had a job or met a man.

      As a result, in my family it was always porridge, made with water, served with butter.

      As I grew older and everyone started talking about food and nutrition non-stop, I started calling it oatmeal, as most people here do. Only to have a Scottish friend jump down my throat for it.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        My granny was from Scotland, but I guess I was never at her house at breakfast time. The only Scottish expression I learned from her was, “Cut the crrrrrrrrrap.”

    • Adam King

      The word “porridge” is the same as the word “pottage,” pronounced with a northern accent and a flip of the tongue making the middle [t] sound the same as a quick [r].

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        (OT, but rhymes with porridge):
        One of my favorite short stories is Torridge, by William Trevor.

    • Dazzer

      Spotted Dick is lovely. It’s a steamed suet sponge with fruit in it and then covered in custard. On a cold evening, it really hits the spot. It can be a bit stodgy, though.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        I was almost ready to suppress my inner sixth-grader and stop giggling at the name, but suet? I’ll pass, thank you.

        • agcons

          The suet gradually dissolves during the steaming and most of it drains out, leaving small gaps in the pudding’s structure. It’s a very old way to lighten the texture.

    • Hue-Man
      • 2guysnamedjoe

        Is gruau the root of gruel?

        • Hue-Man

          You should consider a career change as etymologist!

          late 12c., “meal or flour made of beans, lentils, etc.,” from Old French gruel “fine meal” (Modern French gruau), a diminutive form from Frankish *grut or another Germanic source, cognate with Middle Dutch grute “coarse meal, malt;” Middle High German gruz “grain,” from PIE *ghreu- “to rub, grind” (see grit (n.)). Meaning “thin porridge or soup” is late 14c.

          https://www.etymonline.com/word/gruel

          • 2guysnamedjoe

            Just a lucky guess.

  • Treant

    Well, I’m finishing up the absolute last of the soap making. This is a really hard recipe–off the charts hard–and more cleansing than I usually make. They have to be designed hard, and oven-processed correctly, to hold their fairly complex shapes.

    White and purple are lavender with a dash of eucalyptus. Rose is rose with a bit of cedarwood. The speckling on the lavender is an accident; I didn’t bloom my colorant quite well enough, but I’ll just tell everybody it was on purpose.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9a6287786c640589cd42525312fafd3e1b6c39a305a583577b8d41617e9f5c37.jpg

    • gaycuckhubby

      Gorgeous!

    • Max_1

      You should retail them… You make good looking soaps.

    • BearEyes

      there are no “accidents” – only happy surprises 😉
      Good looking soaps though.

      • Treant

        I did not photograph the test mini-loaf (1 pound) I just made. I unmolded too early and it broke rather badly. That’s fine, it’s just a test recipe and that’s why I test thoroughly, and it won’t impact the the test of a lard/tallow combo.

        • Strepsi

          great Jazz band name: the Lard Tallow Combo

    • Moebym of the Returners

      They look lovely. Do you sell them?

      • Treant

        I don’t, these are for gifts.

        I still have peach (something citrus-y, I’m thinking) and powder blue (sandalwood or something a bit deeper in tone) to go yet.

        • another_steve

          I don’t know whether this at all appeals to you, Treant – but there’s a market for handmade soaps, and you could probably prosper in it.

          Something to think about.

          • Todd Allis

            Etsy comes to mind.

        • Strepsi

          For the peach, you know what I love in a citrusy soap? Verbena – I had a lemon verbena I loved, and Crabtree and Evelyn makes a lavender verbena which is delightful
          http://www.crabtree-evelyn.com/collections/verbena-and-lavender-de-provence/

        • Strepsi

          For powder blue, how about Sandalwood Vanilla?

          • Treant

            I’d love to, but vanilla discolors to mahogany colored in soap (or any other strong alkaline) as it oxidizes. It’ll be powder blue Day 1, dark tan with blue on Day 7, and dark brown by Day 30.

            I usually use vanilla with a whitener and embrace the color change.

        • Phil2u

          Bergamot.

          • Treant

            That’s a good idea…and I have tons of the stuff.

          • Phil2u

            Use it up! L O L. Bergamot and Vetiver are my personal favorites.

          • Treant

            I did. Not use it up…I still have enough bergamot for 8 pounds of soap and enough vetiver for about 40. But I did use bergamot, thanks!

            It worked great with the peach color!

    • whollyfool

      Beautiful!

    • djcoastermark

      For some reason, I am getting this feeling that this is not “the absolute last of soap making” for you. You, admit it , have an addiction. A good clean addiction. Those look great BTW. Don’t stop.

    • johnnybc

      Made with lipo-suck?
      That stuff makes the best soaps…

      • Dazzer

        Shhhh.

        We don’t talk about Fight Club.

        • johnnybc

          whoops

    • Strepsi
    • Adam King

      I looked at that picture and now I’m all clean and smell like lavender.

      • leastyebejudged

        I can taste expensive shitty milled french soap

        • Dazzer

          Have you thought of consulting a neurologist?

  • Max_1
  • They’re adorable!

  • Max_1
    • Also being debated:
      – Whether we should raise taxes on the 99% to give huge tax cuts to the 1%
      – Whether people-of-color should have the right to vote…or even to live through an encounter with police
      – Whether Nazis and white supremacists aren’t actually bad people
      – Whether men in their 30s should be allowed to date and have sex with Tweens
      – Whether anybody has an expectation not to be sexually harassed or raped, but especially women
      – Whether “I don’t wanna because LGBTs are icky” and “women are slutty whores who don’t deserve reproductive healthcare” are religious beliefs that should be accommodated

      • djcoastermark

        More upvotes than ever possible.

    • JCF

      And whether 14 year olds are “dating” material.

    • Natty Enquirer

      And this was the extent of his pussy-wrangling.
      https://twitter.com/ObamaWhiteHouse/status/659870820223860737

  • Leo
  • AlternativeQuacks

    Ex-coworker of Roy Moore on CNN today:

    “It was common knowledge that Roy dated high school girls. Everyone we knew thought it was weird… We wondered why someone his age would hang out at high school football games and the mall.”

    • Dazzer

      Whenever you meet people like that in the workplace, there’s always the chance of a faux pas because you might accuse them of being a child rapist when they’re actually a serial killer.

      • AlternativeQuacks

        Hair-sniffer at the very least.

        • djcoastermark

          Hair? Too old for moore !

          • Dazzer

            Moore’s rule was: if it casts a shadow, OK

    • JT

      He was just following what was done in da bahbel.

  • another_steve

    I’m a 65-year-old queer. Out for all but 18 of those years.

    Beloved queer brethren reading here:

    A gift to you.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUwfOOdg4eE

    • AlternativeQuacks

      Not bad. Sounds really 80s/90s to me.

      • another_steve

        Lol.

        “What is old is new again.” 😉

  • Blake J Butler
  • AlternativeQuacks

    OT – Liz Smith died.

    • JCF

      RIP.

  • SoCalGal20

    Buzzfeed has a scathing investigative report on a juvenile psych facility for teens in Alabama. It’s part of a series they’ve been doing on UHS facilities around the country. Wow.

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/rosalindadams/videos-show-uhs-hospital-staff-assaulting-young-patients?utm_term=.dxdXQymOK#.cvVxjqBl8

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Privatized hospitals, prisons, and mercenary armed forces are so much better than that nasty old socialism, no?

    • Ninja0980

      Anything juvenile services run by private companies care about one thing and one thing only..$$$$

  • timncguy

    I have been able to find out that the muscle bear is Matt Lister, British canoer. But, who are the other two?

  • AlternativeQuacks
  • Michael R

    WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The special counsel Robert Mueller announced on Saturday that he was closing the Justice Department’s Russia investigation, “effective immediately,” after hearing that President Vladimir Putin, of Russia, said he was innocent of any election meddling.

    Moments after learning about Putin’s assertion, Mueller hastily assembled his staff of investigators to inform them that, now that Putin had fully exonerated himself, there was no point in continuing the probe.

    “Vladimir Putin says he did nothing,” Mueller told his staff. “That’s good enough for me.”

    Speaking later to reporters, Mueller said that, by disbanding his investigation, he was following the time-honored law-enforcement tradition of taking a suspect’s word for it.

    “For the past several months, we’ve assembled tax records, cell-phone recordings, bank transfers, and e-mail communications that indicated Russia was involved in the election,” a visibly shaken Mueller said. “Somehow, we got it wrong—very, very wrong.”

  • Sam_Handwich

    Has Spencer Ackerman passed his kidney stone yet?

  • Lazycrockett
    • OdieDenCO

      oh, that’s not going to look good on a resume.

  • gaycuckhubby
  • gaycuckhubby

    (Im)patiently waiting on the Daily Beast story to drop

    • Leo

      You know it’s gonna be at like 11:59pm.

      • gaycuckhubby

        I’ve got the day off tomorrow. I’m in for the long haul tonight!

  • safari

    Can someone explain to me why Breitbarters think “Mother says WaPo pushed daughter to come forward” means that the story was made up? Because there seem to be a whole lot of idiots who think it does.

  • Blake J Butler
    • safari

      The excess halloween candy had to go somewhere…

    • safari

      The snark in me wants to say that box cost taxpayers something close to $200.

      • safari

        So does the non-snark in me.

    • AlternativeQuacks

      That looks like Trump’s idea of a meal, minus the Big Mac. And the ketchup. And the KFC bucket.

    • -M-

      Ugh. Someone’s local dollar store had a good day.

    • leastyebejudged

      That doesn’t look that bad to me, especially given that FEMA has several food boxes they give out. This is just one of like what, 8 ?

  • Blake J Butler
    • safari

      Why is meal lower-cased?
      12 Shelf Stable meal Module

      • TampaDink

        Because even the person typing it up couldn’t call that stuff a Meal.

    • greenmanTN

      Someone on that thread looked it up and it’s a party planning company with 12 full time employees. This sounds like yet another contract given to a political donor.

      • houstonray

        I hope some investigative journalists get on this story. Something smells “Whitefishy”.

        • safari

          I want Whitefish’d to be a word.

          • Natty Enquirer

            You just did. Except there’s no need for the apostrophe. Whitefished.

          • AJ Drew

            I nominate it to describe DT’s weird handshake.
            “Did you get Whitefish’d?”
            “Yeah, he grabbed my hand with his stubby floppy hand so tightly that his knuckles turned white.”

        • safari
      • safari

        Bill and Tina — You run to Sams Club.
        Tom and Cynthia — We need boxes printed.
        I’ll be at the gym.

        • houstonray

          And just deposit the multimillion dollar check into my personal account and I’ll transfer it over later.

      • BobSF_94117

        Keep in mind that anything FEMA is doing is part of the FEMA reorganization under Obama.

        http://www.sunmeadow.com/what-we-offer/emergency-services/

        Here’s the website of the company. They’ve been doing this since the 70s and, in the aftermath of Harvey and Irma, produced 7,000,000 in a period of 20 days.

        We’ve gotten so used to bitching because Trump is involved. This time he’s not.

        • greenmanTN

          The website of WHAT company?! The company name in the photo is Longbranch, not Sunmeadow. I really can’t tell if you are pulling things straight out of your ass like lists of supplies that are NOT in the goddamn photo, based on something you received years ago, AND names of companies that so far as I can tell have FUCK ALL to do with Puerto Rico! Do you actually know something or are you just making shit up?!

          Because so far as I can tell not a fucking thing you’ve said is applicable to the situation in Puerto Rico and it’s frustrating since you act like you know what the hell you’re talking about but your responses are not in line with the actual evidence this person, who is THERE, is sending. The ONLY thing you’ve said that seems to have any validity is that complaining about FEMA dropping off food instead of personally handing it to you is rather petty.

          • BobSF_94117

            I am on STT. That’s St. Thomas, hit by both Irma (Cat 5) and Maria (Cat 3 winds here) about 10 and 8 weeks ago, not years ago. We’re in our 10th week without power. I’ve taken in 11 people who lost their homes. We’ve had several FEMA/Red Cross deliveries and passed most of the stuff along to people who have no other resources. The situation here is no where as dire as it is in PR. We’re only 55K population (probably down to 45k). The Army and National Guard pulled out last week. The roads are cleared. The stores that weren’t destroyed are open. Curfew is lifted. Traffic is a mess, and gasoline runs out at some places every few days. WAY better than PR.

            The evidence that one person posted on Twitter is ONE photo of ONE box of relief supplies. I posted a photo, too, showing the contents of a relief box the Red Cross dropped off. I don’t know why one is more reliable to you than the other…. maybe I should post mine on Twitter to get some cred…

            Anyway, my main point, besides the ludicrous complaint about “dehumanizing” people by dropping food off, is that FEMA isn’t doing as crappy a job as the Twit claims, that one food box isn’t all food boxes, that the one she posted is not representative of supplies that have been distributed here and in PR.

            I’m sorry I Googled “GLIF 333” which appears on the food box and managed to get to the wrong company. But the company I got to provides much the same service and has food boxes not dissimilar to the one the woman was complaining about. As for LongBranch, they are not just a party planning company. You can find them listed as a federal vendor, in the food sector. They also provide tarps and other emergency supplies.

            https://govtribe.com/vendor/longbranch-partners-llc-miramar-beach-fl

            I just hate it when one Tweet sets people off, as though the person tweeting is some authority. Social media is a corrosive, toxic aspect of modern life and leads otherwise reasonable people to fly off the handle.

          • greenmanTN

            I apologize for flying off the handle. Your screenname and the associated zip code indicates San Francisco residence so I made the faulty assumption that is where you live and any information you have is not current and/or related to this event. Further, by mentioning items not in evidence and companies unrelated to the tweet I took your replies to be non responsive, not germain to the topic. Something was missing, in this case your actual place of residence and recent personal experience with the agencies involved.

            So again I apologize for getting frustrated with what I mistakenly took to be nonsequitors.

  • gaycuckhubby
    • Chris H.

      I saw a Trump 2020 bumper sticker last week in Rhode Island….on a pick up…driven by an old white male. Yup, that’s the thirty-something percent.

      • gaycuckhubby

        The maintenance guy at my job, old white guy from the south, just removed his Trump bumper sticker last week. I can’t imagine him ever booting for Democrat but I’ll take what I can get

    • JCF

      Truthfully, there any number of teenagers who would be FAR superior to Drumpf…

      • -M-

        Toddlers, feral chihuahuas, decorative gourds…

        Replacing him and Pence both with Magic Eightballs for yes/no choices and drawing names from a hat for nominations would be a drastic improvement.

    • AmeriCanadian

      I would like one of those!

  • Blake J Butler
    • safari

      Fruit = airheads?
      What are we, Donalds USDA?

      • Blake J Butler

        That’s Devos’s education standards for you.

  • Ninja0980

    Had a debate earlier on another forum about George Takei.
    I’ll be blunt, (and I say this if it was a homocon, Republican etc.)
    If there is only one person and it boils down to a he/he,he/she said and there is no other proof.. I have a hard time ending someone’s career or making them a pariah.
    Yes, it is very, very, VERY rare for someone to be falsely accused or for someone to make up stories but it has happened.
    Sad to say, even with the stories coming out now about Hollywood etc, there will be one or two that are lying, because in their minds any publicity is good publicity.
    If others come out against Takei.. that’ll be more proof then what I’ve seen so far.

    • gaycuckhubby

      Yeah. It’s such a hard topic to navigate.
      But this sums up how I (think) I feel…

      https://twitter.com/samkalidi/status/929444083801530368

    • greenmanTN

      Just the fact that Russian bots have latched onto this so hard makes me need some extra proof before I take it as gospel.

    • I’ve been torn, too.

      I’ve decided to reserve judgment, too, in large part because George does *not* have a reputation as a predator. Whereas in most other cases one person comes forward, then another, then another. Or in the Moore case, people *knew* for decades he preyed on young teen girls. And hell the rumors about Spacey go ALL the way back.

      More come forward and/or there’s credible evidence Takei wasn’t the man we all thought he was, I will believe it. Until then, nope.

      I’ll be honest and admit I have no idea myself that Roy Moore was an ephebophile (one who goes for sexually mature teens for the most part). I might not have been willing to believe just one accuser alone. But WaPo did their leg-work and not only found FOUR women with independently similar stories, they then tracked down their family members, friends and acquaintances and again secured verification. These people remember knowing these women, then girls, were being taken out by Moore. So, that’s proof enough.

      The thing about sexual predators is they never do it just once. They leave a trail of victims, who nearly always tell similar accounts. Women asked by Louis CK to watch him masturbate. Women invited to meet with Cosby as if he’d mentor them, only to be drugged and assaulted (usually mostly touching, not so much intercourse, according to the victims). Weinstein exposing himself to women, then forcing himself on them. Stuff like that.

      The other reason I have a problem with insta-judging Takei is he’s such a high profile gay man, thereby making him a likely target for dirty tricks and liars.

      • Lars Littlefield

        It’s the work of evil alt-right father fuckers and mother stabbers!

        • gaycuckhubby

          Lol

        • sadoldguy

          And litterers !

      • another_steve

        A difficult area, Becca – the confluence of celebrity, sexuality and celebrity-adoration.

        Complicated. Nuanced.

        We need to step back, examine and be very careful before we condemn.

    • leastyebejudged

      It would never occur to you and the rest of the gang here to treat him equally, but whateves !

  • Blake J Butler
    • BobSF_94117

      Sujei seems like a bit of a dick. “They just left the boxes”. Well, maybe they were working hard to deliver a lot of boxes to a lot of houses and didn’t have time to knock on every door.

      We’ve had the Red Cross drop off boxes a few times here on STT. They don’t stop to find out if you need it — we didn’t — they just deliver one to every home. If you don’t need it, you pass it along to someone who does. The picture she posts is misleading. Yes, there’s candy (fast energy, appeals to kids) but there are also cans of chicken and cans of beans. Tortillas are big, as they are more condensed and last longer than bread. A lot of it qualifies as “snacks” and desserts, but if you’re trying to deliver calories and proteins, that’s hardly a bad idea.

      The one funny thing about them is that, for an administration that objects to things Mexican, the food is skewed to a Latino palette.

      • greenmanTN

        Are you looking at the same pic everyone else is? No beans. No tortillas.

        BBQ potted meat. Cheez It crackers in snack size bags. 2 kinds of candy, one of them mysteriously designated as “fruit.”

        • BobSF_94117

          I see the pic. But I also know — as I suspect she does — that that’s not all they’re distributing. Some boxes might be heavy on snacks (when you’re cleaning up debris all day, candy bars are great), others are more substantial. Below is the contents of on type of box we received a couple times.

          The thing that annoys me is the idea that it’s “dehumanizing” that they were dropped off. She’s looking for things to bitch about. Goodness knows there are plenty of things to bitch about in regard to the U.S. response in PR, but complaining about MREs and food packets from the comfort of somewhere far from PR strikes me as looking for problems that aren’t there.

          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c66cfac26097fe8d22cf4c2a25221ca6cd4cf1dd128405f06a5edefb4121e5eb.jpg

          • Treant

            That’s not bad. It skews toward not so healthy things, but that’s what you get when you also need these things to last a long time and require minimal preparation.

            Given the choice between eating scraps or eating this, it’s a no-brainer. A while on this stuff won’t kill you.

          • BobSF_94117

            I assume they deliver a variety of packages over time. This one is kinda light. Others have more. They also distributed MREs and these are marketed as a break from the MREs.

            I didn’t try one but some of the folks I’ve taken in did and they said the MREs are quite good.

            The only weird thing we got was bags of dried beans. Nothing against beans, but dried beans require water and heat. I guess they figured people who could would cook them and others would trade. Only happened once.

  • SoCalGal20

    You might want to follow Carole Cadwalladr on twitter. She’s a reporter for the Guardian and she’s going after Cambridge Analytica. And they want to sue her and the Guardian.

    https://twitter.com/carolecadwalla/status/929620239742062592

  • JCF
  • gaycuckhubby

    OT…
    I just found out that Liz Smith died tonight at age 94. Talk about a complicated Legacy

    • Lars Littlefield

      Did she leave a wife?

    • another_steve

      Girl more or less came out as bi during her life.

      May she rest in peace.

      • gaycuckhubby

        She did come out

  • JCF
    • (reading….)

      • Strange story. I really don’t know what to make of it, save that it shines a spotlight on something not many were aware of: The U.S. has, since 2001, been putting troops all over the damned globe, often in dangerous situations, and we only hear about some of them.

        Learned about this from my nephew after he got back from his final tour in Iraq, too badly injured to continue combat service. Seems there are tons of postings everywhere, and they ended up sending him to be an MP in Kosovo for the last six months of his enlistment.

        But yeah, it sure would be nice to know why we’ve got troops in so many places, including Niger.

        • Skeptical_Inquirer

          This is one of the huge reasons why I really want to cut the military budget in half. We’re getting our people killed for murky purposes in places I have serious doubts about why we’re there. This world policeman thing is something that I see more way more downside than up.

          • leastyebejudged

            That would profoundly slow or collapse the economy unless it was done VERY gradually.

    • gaycuckhubby

      Wow!

    • JCF
      • houstonray

        Apparently members of SEAL Team 6….

        • JCF

          I’m guessing David Boreanaz will NOT be starring in this particular tale…

        • Seal Team 6 is a broad designation meant to confuse because nobody knows how many members it actually has or who is and isn’t a member.

      • AlternativeQuacks

        It sounds a little like the plot of a Jean-Christophe Grangé novel.

  • houstonray

    Ackerman story up!

    • houstonray

      Oops, posted below, thank you JCF!

  • Michael R

    Jeff Sessions to face Congressional grilling on Tuesday
    after previous Russia testimonies came up false

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ff4232a5c5a4718135131c9f5cde6fda9d0aa33392e29ce91bb22a3aaaf8516d.gif

    • safari

      Don’t rush him. It makes him nervous.

      • another_steve

        Jeff Sessions possesses — as a representative of manhood – the ability to turn me straight.

        I must resist.

        • AmeriCanadian

          Never straight honey. Celibate maybe but never straight!

      • Natty Enquirer

        Poor rushin’ Jeff.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Bring enough cookies for everyone on the committee, plus their staffers. Bullshit alone wasn’t entirely successful last time.

    • “Ahm jest in heah cookin’ up nahtmares for child’en!”

  • gaycuckhubby
    • another_steve

      Yes.

      “My people colluded with Russia in the interest of – for the betterment of – the American People.”

    • BobSF_94117

      Someone should ask Trump what his “improved relationship” with Russia has delivered.

      • sadoldguy

        Hookers?

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        Still no Dump Tower in Moscow.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Is drümpf capable of a strategy that subtle?

    • OdieDenCO

      we tried closer relations with russia. tzar putin the puny showed up with his kgb operations manual and fucked it up. russia is not to be trusted and is not our friend.

  • Michael R

    NFL BOYCOTT RESULTS

    The numbers don’t indicate that any boycotts, if indeed they happened, had a meaningful numerical effect. In fact, total attendance at the eight early games on Sunday was up 1.7 percent over season averages. Here’s the breakdown, with averages prior to Sunday’s games.

    • Buffalo: Average 68,944; Sunday: 73,097
    • Chicago: Average 61,779; Sunday: 61,285
    • Jacksonville: Average 59,553; Sunday: 67,164
    • Detroit: Average 63,367; Sunday: 64,646
    • Indy: Average 63,801; Sunday: 66,146
    • Tennessee: Average 67,356; Sunday: 67,432
    • Tampa: Average 60,894; Sunday: 57,911
    • Washington: Average: 77,451; Sunday: 74,476

    • JCF

      Dad & I saw the Forty-Niners actually WIN today!

      • Spray on abs

        So jealous. I had started to lose hope in the 9er’s

    • zhera

      It’s not like they’ve got something else to do during the game. Read a book? Go hiking? Spend quality time with the kids?

      Nah, might as well watch the game and just lie about boycotting it.

  • Lazycrockett

    New thread.

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  • BartmanLA

    627 Comments on a story about a TV commercial? Oh wait, I forgot, JMG’s comment threads are usually not about the stories. JMG should just start an open thread every day for every other OT comment, place to link all the other stories people want to post about, would save a lot of TLDR time for most of the rest of us.

    • agcons

      What a lot of pointless pissing and moaning. Your own comment is off-topic, by the way.