Claycord – Talk About Whatever

May 18, 2018 19:10 pm · 118 comments


Happy Friday to all the wonderful citizens in the City of Claycord.

This is a post with no subject, you can talk about whatever you want. If breaking news happens (such a shooting, earthquake, etc.), or you hear about something newsworthy, feel free to post it here.

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wave May 18, 2018 at 7:11 PM

Wave ….first!

Dr Jellyfinger May 18, 2018 at 7:17 PM

I’m glad I gave up all that “First” nonsense!

Dr Jellyfinger May 18, 2018 at 9:24 PM

2nd? …… I was number two?


Antler May 19, 2018 at 1:42 AM

Hold ‘er, Newt! What’s up with the correct spelling?
(Where I’m from, it’s just “Dammit”!)

apollo idol prudence May 20, 2018 at 10:32 AM

i went number two once, mindblowing…..

wave May 18, 2018 at 7:18 PM


ConcordKate May 18, 2018 at 7:35 PM

Happy Weekend Claycordians!

Cowellian May 18, 2018 at 7:52 PM

Cowellian’s first!
Have a great weekend.

Shasta Daisy May 18, 2018 at 7:53 PM

Sorry I’m a little late.
I was dancin’ with a friend.

Peace and smiles to all.

Anonymoous May 18, 2018 at 8:02 PM

If it’s true that school shooters are activating fire alarms first maybe we should think about alarms that go to the office before they sound. I’d have a phone with video coverage of it. If it’s a real fire the office could sound the alarm.

It’s only one small idea , but worth considering . I don’t think there is a simple solution.

S May 18, 2018 at 9:37 PM

Most schools have already changed the protocol on fire alarms. Just for this reason.

S May 18, 2018 at 9:40 PM

Most schools have already changed fire alarm protocol for this reason.

Nunya May 18, 2018 at 8:37 PM


Dorothy May 18, 2018 at 8:38 PM

I enjoyed last week’s book I dug out all the Mrs Pollifax books. Since I’ll be reading through the pile of them, I won’t be doing book reports for a while. Dorothy Gilman is a fun writer and Mrs Pollifax is a hoot. If you need light reading, these stories will cheer you up or at least give you a chuckle or two. I found 9 of them in the bookcases and there may be more out there.

Neighbors May 18, 2018 at 8:57 PM

What were the best and worst neighbors you’ve ever had over the years?

Lena May 19, 2018 at 11:53 AM

The second people ever to own the house next door were gems. Friendly and fun, but not in your face or your business. The worst was a garage band, mostly when the parents weren’t home. They were incredibly loud. I should have found out the band’s name because they could have been Metallica, or Green Day, or one that became famous.

Claycordian May 18, 2018 at 9:00 PM

Someone update me on the whole CVCHS thing..

Lena May 19, 2018 at 7:57 PM

It’s still a mess.

lsbeaver May 18, 2018 at 9:25 PM

I propose that if a shooter uses another person’s weapon to commit a crime, the weapon’s owner goes to prison.

S May 18, 2018 at 9:48 PM

So, if you have a firearm safely stored and secured, but a crook manages to steal it anyway…. U spend life in prison when the crook kills with your gun? Remember U have it safely secured….. Ur reacting, not responding… knee jerk will not solve this issue. Mental Health Services need to be improved.

Atticus Thraxx May 18, 2018 at 9:30 PM

I got this she thought:

The title says it better than I could:

Silly apes:

Pool party!:

Here’s something you don’t see every day:

A tree 4,500 years older than Jesus? That doesn’t make sense. ;):

Good boy:

Good karma begets good karma:

Blue Angel liftoff:

Smart dang cat:

Double yikes:

Funny guy, real funny guy:

This was going to be a video of some trick shooting with a shotgun. Seems callous to post it this weekend.

Hit the ground running. Or whatever.:

Pretty cool I guess. Almost cool really.:

In evading, use all the dimensions of spacetime:

Altruism exists in nature. Fact.:

Can you think of anything dumber and more destructive than a Russian teenager? This might not be a great example, but you get my point:


That ain’t no corn snake:

Tough way to get breakfast everyday:

I saw this ending badly and was delighted I was wrong:

To me there’s little distinction between flat-earthers and people like this. Amusing up to a point…:

Don’t show me a 33 second video like this and NOT show me seconds 45 through 60:

I’ve admired her for years and somehow that admiration continues to grow: Alright, I’ll say it, she’s a hero of mine AND I have a crush on her. What am I supposed to do with that? :

What my dad would have called sh*thouse philosphy:

Have a great weekend everyone!

Antler May 19, 2018 at 1:47 AM

Special thanks for the Blue Angel footage!!!

Dr Jellyfinger May 19, 2018 at 9:55 AM

I call Shenanigans on the skateboard guy! Obviously a younster wearing a wig/mask combo (notice the tuft of dark brown hair at the neckline).

PETER May 21, 2018 at 3:20 PM

Too bad Dolly no longer looks like Dolly

Concord Mom May 18, 2018 at 9:52 PM

Does anyone know of a really big parking lot or road with very little traffic where my daughter can practice driving? She has her permit and wants to get used to driving before hitting the real roads.

Still anon May 18, 2018 at 10:08 PM


anon May 18, 2018 at 10:42 PM

Concord High.

Dawg May 18, 2018 at 10:47 PM

K Mart in Pleasant Hill.

Dawg May 18, 2018 at 10:51 PM

The parking lot at the old K Mart in Pleasant Hill is pretty deserted.

Jimbob May 19, 2018 at 12:53 AM

Shadelands business park tend to be very quiet on weekends.

I practiced at the Pavilion parking lot when the gates were open.

Roz May 19, 2018 at 6:06 AM

Yes,…I did my practice driving at DVC too,…1974!

S May 19, 2018 at 7:03 AM

Go to your local cemetery. Slow speed with lots of turns for practice. And heck… If you goof, your at the right place….

Ummm May 19, 2018 at 7:32 AM

Cal State East Bay…Near YV and Ayers. I took my boys there on a Sun. afternoon. was great.

Jojo Potato May 19, 2018 at 8:16 AM

I took my kids to the cemetary at the west end of Grayson rd. Very quiet.

Concord Mom May 19, 2018 at 8:29 AM

Thank you for all the suggestions everyone!

Concord Res May 20, 2018 at 10:01 AM

Concord Pavillion has a large lot with roads great for teaching when they don’t have concerts

Silva May 21, 2018 at 10:41 AM

We went to the Golden Gate Fields racetrack parking lot. I guess that would’ve been 15 years ago so it could be different now, but it’s right on the bay with nice views. It was especially good fun at sunset.

Scoob May 18, 2018 at 10:00 PM

Please don’t litter!

ClayDen May 18, 2018 at 10:27 PM

Did anybody else see Venus near the moon last night and tonight?

Shasta Daisy May 19, 2018 at 10:05 AM



L May 18, 2018 at 10:34 PM

Cal State Hayward parking lot on. Ygnacio.
They’ve closed the lot across from dvc on weekends

ClayDen May 19, 2018 at 5:42 AM

I took my kids to practice at the CSU East Bay lot when they were learning to drive. It’s especially good if they are learning on a manual transmission, as there are parts with a very slight slope where they can practice clutch engagement going downhill and then when they are getting good at it, refine their skills on the slight uphill.

What is needed is a large open and wet area to practice car control and skid recovery. The skill level of most drivers is appalling, and this would help.

Chicken Little May 19, 2018 at 3:56 PM

If you go to a big parking lot and start practicing your skid control, you’re likely to find yourself in the back of a police car, with your car on the back of a tow truck.

Slappy May 19, 2018 at 12:54 AM

Concord Pavilion parking lot or Shadelands business park on a weekend

sideline May 19, 2018 at 5:47 AM

what is going on with the lane changes on Concord Blvd, and Clayton Road?
So confusing and poorly marked.

anon May 19, 2018 at 7:24 AM

I have a neighbor that starts his motorcycles, cars and truck around 7 am and revs the engines. Does anyone think that’s disrespecting to the neighbors?

Just me May 21, 2018 at 7:18 AM

So ds to me lie your neighbor is just warming up his vehicle to go to work. Most people with jobs are already up by then.

SF oh May 19, 2018 at 8:06 AM

Question for Claycordians: I watched a recap of the Royal Wedding on Good Morning America. They said that Oprah was there and she talked to Meghan’s mother about the racism that Meghan has had to deal with. (?) I never heard about any derogatory racial attitudes or remarks aimed at Meghan. Has anyone else heard of her being harassed? All I’ve heard is that the English people are very welcoming to her. Is this another – making something out of nothing – story?

S May 19, 2018 at 8:14 AM

Oprah is a known racist and baiter…

Silva May 19, 2018 at 8:20 AM

I have seen it in the comment sections in the DAILY MAIL. There have been thousands.. MILLIONS of examples of it in all of their articles from the very beginnings of their Meghan Markle coverage.

Well Folk May 19, 2018 at 8:48 AM

Could be referring to the racism in the country and not England.

Lena May 19, 2018 at 8:01 PM

I think the Brittish are showing remarkable restraint.

Justifiable Languor May 20, 2018 at 7:42 AM

Lena! You are a shoot from the hip kind of gal! Let Freedom ring!

Yes the Brits are horrible snobs and yes bigots and The R word can probably be applied to some royals as well.

But puLEEZE, no one says a word about Oprah and Sharpton? A couple of self aggrandizing creeps out to spoil Meghan and Harry’s special day. I hope Doria is smart enough not to step into that arena. Better to follow suit honoring Bishop Michael Curry. An American Man of God using the power of love.

Time to toss out the radical haters. Loved Bishop Michael Curry’s message…and so did the British.

Lena May 20, 2018 at 11:21 AM

@JL They were just being polite. You can take the girl out of the trash but you can’t take the trash out of the girl. Wouldn’t surprise me that she’s already pregnant and Harry is just doing the “right” thing.

Nature Lover May 21, 2018 at 10:07 AM

Lena: Your comments are not nice.

Silva May 21, 2018 at 10:46 AM

I’m just tickled that Harry is so undeniably besotted. I hope the’re very happy life together. Jealousy will make you miserable. I did so want a thought bubble over Phil’s head.

Justifiable Languor May 21, 2018 at 10:51 AM

Nature Lover: Lena not nice? LOL. Precisely. I am waaay nicer, but she is funny. Poor Meghan may be in for a rough ride, but I won’t trash talk her. I am hoping she and her mom will find a cozy spot for a great show.

Lena May 21, 2018 at 2:19 PM

I give it two years.

Lena May 21, 2018 at 2:54 PM

Nice got me where I am today, so I thought I’d try something a little different.

Justifiable Languor May 21, 2018 at 7:01 PM

Lena: You have to let those dogs run sometimes.

Lena May 22, 2018 at 12:17 PM

Likely not even his … probably his best friend’s kid.

SF oh May 19, 2018 at 9:29 AM

@ Silva – ok, thanks for pointing that out. I don’t read the Daily Mail so I didn’t get where Oprah/ABC news was coming from with that remark.

Jojo Potato May 19, 2018 at 11:26 AM

If you’re not reading the Daily Mail then you are missing out on the best gossip. That paper occasionally publishes real stories but specializes in dishing the dirt. Try it but be careful, it can be addicting!

Silva May 21, 2018 at 10:29 AM

So true, Jojo potato. If you want serious news about real stuff happening in the world good luck finding any, and article headlines are written In to raise hackles, and levels of truth vary from 0 to 50 percent. Comments can sometimes be very interesting, but so much troll/bot activity to weed out.

Ricardoh May 19, 2018 at 11:44 AM

From now until eternity there will be racists. Look at the number of onlookers at the wedding or on television. Why would you worry about racists that will always be there. You ignore them and get on with your life.

SF oh May 19, 2018 at 12:30 PM

@ Ricardoh – Ya, that’s why I asked the question. I couldn’t figure out why ABC even made the statement. There were thousands of people lining the streets and cheering. Also, millions watching at home. It seemed like a weird thing to bring up. I guess the news just loves to stoke up controversy.

Original G May 19, 2018 at 12:09 PM

From posts last week, sounds like a visit to DMV might be interesting.
Not to conduct any business but to check out their “new” system.

This business of a line out the door . . . what are they going to do in 95 degree plus weather and how do they treat people using a cane or a walker ? ?

Captain Bebops May 19, 2018 at 12:16 PM

Guess I’ll have to thumbnail through the second season of “13 Reasons Why” on Netflix to find Martinez settings. The show is just too juvenile for my taste, the acting and writing not that good either. The “court house” (actually the financial building standing in) shows up in the first few minutes of episode 1.

Atticus Thraxx May 19, 2018 at 12:16 PM

A good number of Americans died so we wouldn’t have to be concerned with royal weddings. I’m gonna exercise that privilege and urge you to do the same.

ClayDen May 19, 2018 at 3:48 PM

I thought we kissed and made up (figuratively)?

We were in London many years ago on July 4th and there was no mention of our holiday (that we saw anyway).

Silva May 19, 2018 at 8:59 PM

They consider July fourth one of the days they lost the colonies. To the rebels.

Lena May 20, 2018 at 12:01 PM

Is Harry even a legitimate Royal? Isn’t he the love child of Diana and that red-headed “riding instructor” she was having an affair with while Charles was cavorting with Camilla?

Silva May 21, 2018 at 10:37 AM

Yes Lena, Harry is a legitimate Windsor. Neither of the brothers is as homely as their father, but Harry resembles Charles more than William’ especially around the eyes and mouth. Ginger coloring was strong in Diana’s family; her father and brother were born gingers. As far as the theory goes, the timing is too far off.

Lena May 21, 2018 at 8:14 PM

I read differently.

jtkatec May 22, 2018 at 2:22 PM

In this day and age, the colonists would have labeled terrorists.

Dr Jellyfinger May 22, 2018 at 9:50 PM

jtkatec ~ WTF?
Did the “Colonists” (I assume you mean Militia & not the Colonial Army) wantonly kill non combatants? What are you referring to?

Dr Jellyfinger May 22, 2018 at 9:52 PM

jtkatec ~ “Terrorists”?….. really?

Did the “Colonists” (I assume you mean Militia & not the Colonial Army) wantonly kill non combatants? What are you referring to?

Shasta Daisy May 19, 2018 at 5:25 PM

Wind, wind, go away…..


Macawlady May 20, 2018 at 11:33 AM

Yes, please! It’s much too cool and windy for this time of year. Would like to see things warm up a bit –

Justyfiable Languor May 22, 2018 at 8:56 AM

Macawlady: 10 yrs or so ago, I was on an HOA board. I took note of the weather, how windy and cold it was, at a meeting with lifeguards. It was the week before Memorial Day. I knew it was a trend but had never marked it in my mind to check for repeat trends.

My findings since have been, warm in February, cold in May. Fun! You may or may not find it true. I also track the summer heatwave tempurature. It always differs from the airport and posters on this site. More fun.

Nature Rules May 19, 2018 at 7:50 PM


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Kirkwood May 19, 2018 at 10:35 PM

In watching the wedding procession, as the carriage passed I could see thousands of outstretched arms apparently giving the Nazi salute. Closeups revealed that every hand had a phone in it. Sign of the times I guess.

Miller May 19, 2018 at 11:04 PM

Wow, glad you stopped before explaining how Mein Kampf leans too far to the left.

Kirkwood May 20, 2018 at 9:39 AM

My impression was not political. In watching a recent documentary about the Third Reich, I had observed the visual symmetry in crowd shots and that came to mind as I saw the same symmetry in the wedding procession by onlookers along the road – and for a different reason.

Silva May 20, 2018 at 11:22 AM

I get it. It’s a curious juxtaposition you never expected to see. There’s a smidgen of dark humor in there.

Lovelace May 20, 2018 at 1:39 AM

Hello to all my fellow Claycordians from Germany…..
Atticus nice to look at your list . Good laughs
Off to Wurzburg for some sightseeing and great bier
Peace out

Captain Bebops May 20, 2018 at 9:30 AM

For some reason the comment pane is not autofilling the name and email fields anymore. Nor is it posting the comment with the edit time countdown. Anyone else seeing this? Must be a bug.

Kentucky Derby May 20, 2018 at 10:11 AM

I noticed this about a week ago. Two minutes later both my comments were posted. I can tell it’s happening to others, because there are several duplicate comments – a few minutes apart. I haven’t had any duplicate comments (my comments are going through so far – I don’t re-type them) but I do appreciate the ability to edit my comments if necessary.

Original G May 20, 2018 at 10:32 AM

Same problem. Browser, Firefox version 60.0.1

Pony May 20, 2018 at 11:09 AM

I’m seeing the same thing on no autofill. It was working earlier this morning

Silva May 20, 2018 at 11:32 AM

Yes. I was hoping it wasn’t just me. There’s also no confirmation that the post went through, and I am redirected to the top of the page.

Jojo Potato May 20, 2018 at 12:22 PM

I had noticed this on my computer too. This was using Firefox browser. From what I could find out Firefox was updated recently so that new tabs would be opened in private mode which clears those fields. Look at the symbol in the address bar to see what mode is set. I would make a nasty comment about vendors changing things in updates I never asked for but hey, this is family friendly site. Enjoy!

WC Resident May 21, 2018 at 4:29 PM

I had forgetting the name and e-mail happen to me today. I posted a reply to a comment and then wanted to post a comment at the end of the same article. My name and e-mail was not showing and also is not showing when I came over to the talk-about-whatever article. I exited out of Firefox and on reloading the names are still blank.

Whatever happened did so without a browser upgrade. While I use Firefox I’m on an ESR chain and using version 52.

WC Resident May 21, 2018 at 4:30 PM

The thing about post waiting for moderation is missing.

The countdown for edit-cancel is also now missing.

Cowellian May 20, 2018 at 9:53 AM

I also noticed that the auto-fill didn’t work, but I just assumed it was my computer.

Cowellian May 21, 2018 at 8:54 AM

I usually use Firefox for browsing, so I tried using Chrome. Again, auto-fill didn’t work, and I couldn’t see my post while it was in moderation. This post is being made in IE. Maybe this one will be different.

Cowellian May 21, 2018 at 8:57 AM

. . . or maybe not.

Silva May 20, 2018 at 11:28 AM

Has anyone else noticed the site behaving differently when you posted in the past couple of days, or is it only me?

Silva May 21, 2018 at 1:24 PM

I m iSS t he edit/cancel feeture the m0st. That was very usEful/

KAD May 20, 2018 at 1:29 PM

There is something wrong. I noticed it yesterday. When I click on a comment, it takes me to the top and not the comment itself. When I submit a comment, the site is telling me it is a duplicate when it is not.

Jojo Potato May 20, 2018 at 4:38 PM

It’s not the site. It’s your browser that has been updated without your knowledge by people who think they are helping you. You did read all those license agreements didn’t you?

KAD May 20, 2018 at 8:18 PM

You are not right. We are using different browsers.

Kentucky Derby May 20, 2018 at 9:09 PM

I agree with KAD. I first noticed this at work, and then noticed the exact same thing at home. My employer is not using the same browser as our home computer.

We’re also having different issues. I’m able to click on a comment, and it does not take me to the top of the page. The info doesn’t hold in auto-fill, and the comment doesn’t show awaiting moderation. Not able to edit.

As long as the comments go through…

Captain Bebops May 21, 2018 at 9:09 AM

This probably has to do with not having an SSL certificate. If it did then you would see an https prefixing the site. Can’t blame them much as there isn’t much here one would need an SSL certificate for and they are expensive and need to be maintained. Small sites generally don’t have them.

Mika May 20, 2018 at 5:16 PM

See, it’s doing it again!

Shasta Daisy May 20, 2018 at 7:02 PM

Saw a hangglider that landed in the field across from the fire station on Crystyl Ranch Dr. He gave me a 👍 that he was okay.

Hanggliding… ultra light flying was as close as I got, oh well.


Silva May 21, 2018 at 3:07 PM

Shasta Daisy, How cool. I once saw a hang glider (possibly the same guy) gliding over Lime Ridge at I was driving East on Treat up the hill. I tried to find him after losing sight a few times, and I think he came to Earth somewhere near Newhall Park. That’s so cool!

Peter May 20, 2018 at 10:19 PM

Too bad Dolly doesn’t look like Dolly anymore.

Shasta Daisy May 22, 2018 at 8:17 PM

So much for my new 👙


Silva May 25, 2018 at 6:26 PM

Haha! Don’t worry, the heat is coming, Shasta Daisy. What a long windy stretch though. I had other plans too, and so did the roses!

Original G May 23, 2018 at 7:10 AM

Failure !
“‘I’m too busy to get a job’: ‘Deadbeat’ US millennial, 30, who was evicted from his parents’ home by a judge, tells how a bitter row over his own son sparked the row and how he dropped out of college because it was too hard”

Officer Barbrady May 23, 2018 at 12:35 PM

Could someone explain to me why some YouTube videos show everything backwards ( writing on signs etc.) and some don’t? This confuses me.

Sally May 23, 2018 at 3:37 PM

Fire near Willow Pass and 242?

Jojo Potato May 24, 2018 at 12:22 PM

To whoever was asking about the proposed bike lanes on Treat between Jones rd and Buskirk: there is a meeting of the Walden homeowners association on Monday the 4th at the Rennaisance hotel to discuss this. Features the WC mayor and a county traffic guy. See here:
( click on the pdf file to open)

Three million dollars for two blocks worth of stupid bike lanes that won’t get used? What a deal. At least I’l never use them, too dangerous, there are two safe places for bikes to cross 680 already in that area and this plan doesn’t even do that. Oak Park blvd and the CC canal trail are safe and available.

Jojo Potato May 24, 2018 at 1:24 PM

IKEA’s bike has been recalled because the belt can snap and make you crash. That is if you figure out how to assemble it!

Is this just part of the old saw about you get what you pay for? Maybe, but then why do people keep taking the bait?

Cowellian May 25, 2018 at 4:36 PM

Too soon for last?

KAD May 25, 2018 at 5:43 PM


Silva May 25, 2018 at 6:27 PM


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