Intermarkets' Privacy Policy

Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!

Recent Entries
Absent Friends
Bandersnatch 2024
GnuBreed 2024
Captain Hate 2023
moon_over_vermont 2023
westminsterdogshow 2023
Ann Wilson(Empire1) 2022
Dave In Texas 2022
Jesse in D.C. 2022
OregonMuse 2022
redc1c4 2021
Tami 2021
Chavez the Hugo 2020
Ibguy 2020
Rickl 2019
Joffen 2014
AoSHQ Writers Group
A site for members of the Horde to post their stories seeking beta readers, editing help, brainstorming, and story ideas. Also to share links to potential publishing outlets, writing help sites, and videos posting tips to get published. Contact OrangeEnt for info:
maildrop62 at proton dot me
Cutting The Cord And Email Security
Moron Meet-Ups

Christmas Eve Caroling Thread | Main | EMT Christmas 2018
December 24, 2018

Christmas Eve Overnight Open Thread (12/24/18 )


(Joy To The World)


Quote of The Day

Luke Chapter 2, King James Version

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.


Keeping track of Santa despite the government shutdown.



The ONT Musical Interlude



Celebrate The George Washington way.

“One quart cream, one quart milk, one dozen tablespoons sugar, one pint brandy, ½ pint rye whiskey, ½ pint Jamaica rum, ¼ pint sherry
—mix liquor first,
then separate yolks and whites of 12 eggs,
add sugar to beaten yolks,
mix well.

Add milk and cream, slowly beating.
Beat whites of eggs until stiff and fold slowly into mixture.
Let set in cool place for several days.
Taste frequently.”


Charles Dickens and the white Christmases of London.

It was 25 December, and little George Adamson ran to the window, hoping to find a white world on the other side. But once he drew the curtains, disappointment set in. It was another year without snow on Christmas Day.

Now, as a geography lecturer at King’s College London, he knows who to blame for his misplaced expectations: Charles Dickens, who populated his stories with snowy depictions of the holiday period.

That people like him imagine a snow-covered Christmas has always intrigued Adamson. In the UK, where he grew up, December is not a particularly snowy month – yet shops sell cards with white Christmas illustrations and restaurants decorate with fake snow. Where are people taking on these expectations if they haven’t lived them?


Yes Horde: It is a wonderful life. H/T Bluebell


Christmas celebrations at National Parks, which by the way will remain open during this 'fiscal crisis'.


It's never too late to fall in love, Especially for Santa Claus.

We all know Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus have been married for years, possibly centuries.

But a St. George man finally popped the question to the woman he loves, 40 years after they met at a St. George middle school.

The two 53-year-olds were hired by photographer Alyssa Ence for a family party in St. George.

Ence is a professional photographer based in St. George


The American Spirit, helping others who need it. Modern day Paul Bunyan and his twin sons.

LAKE STEVENS — They not only got buff, they got famous.

Shane McDaniel and his 20-year-old twin sons, Henry and Harrison, spent eight months slinging axes to transform their East Lakeshore Drive home into a fortress of firewood.

Instead of selling the wood, which McDaniel values at $10,000, he’s giving it away to people in need. Free, with delivery.


Weekly commenter stats for week of 12-23-2018

Top 10 commenters:
1 [526 comments] 'Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo' [73.86 posts/day]
2 [389 comments] 'rickb223'
3 [372 comments] 'Skip'
4 [332 comments] 'Sponge'
5 [310 comments] 'Don Q'
6 [308 comments] 'Vic'
7 [307 comments] 'Calm Mentor'
8 [295 comments] 'garrett'
9 [294 comments] 'yankeefifth'
10 [285 comments] 'Zod'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [88 names] 'Duncanthrax' [12.36 unique names/day]
2 [42 names] 'LeftCoast Dawg'
3 [40 names] 'DamnedYankee'
4 [36 names] 'Don Q'
5 [30 names] 'Miklos'
6 [28 names] 'Adirondack Patriot'
7 [27 names] 'andycanuck'
8 [24 names] 'Hands'
9 [24 names] 'Julia Ioffe'
10 [21 names] 'Insomniac'


Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Merry Christmas Wishes.


Notice: Posted with permission by The Ace Media Empire and AceCorp, LLC. Who by the way knows who has been naughty or nice.

I wish Ace, my fellow Cobs and all of you Morons a Merry Christmas.

[OregonMuse] ***UPDATE***:

nakatomi update.jpg

&topic=world_news">digg this
posted by Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:07 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
Helena Handbasket: ">>> 487 When does the 1968 Redux in Chicago start? ..."

Bonecrusher: "60 "wipe away Biden's legacy " LMAO... his "l ..."

Bulgaroctonus: "488 Never mind, I saw it. ..."

Northernlurker , wondering where his phone is : "485 My wild guess is that Joe is sicker than has b ..."

Mr Aspirin Factory, deplorable clown: "You mean medical illness or psychological issues? ..."

The Walking Dude: "@462 Mr. Excitement. "Um... isn't that where he s ..."

Gavin Newsom!: "[i]Who do they have in the wings? If they can bull ..."

Candidus: "Speakers tonight also include one of Trump's gold ..."

Axeman: "So the evidence-free people say that Trump was hit ..."

naturalfake: "[i]What do you think? Posted by: Disinformation ..."

Archimedes: "[i]They're hoping that a NEW, YOUNG, VIGOROUS cand ..."

Ribbed: "@469 ballistic That's a whole lot of politicall ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64