Tuesday Night Open Thread

Lately, I’ve noticed that some comments have ended up in the trash. Got no idea how that’s happening, and I don’t know if you’ve noticed.

Perhaps you have, but haven’t bothered to mention that your comments disappeared (or never showed), because you figured I’d just delete that, too. But I wouldn’t.

I won’t usually delete a comment. If you use a naughty word, I might edit it to make it PG-13, but actually delete the comment? No, I can’t think of a reason I’d do that. If you leave a really stupid comment, I want it to remain so that people can mock you unmercilessly. Yes, I made that word up. I think.

Anyway, the only reason I’d delete a comment — yes, I thought of a reason — is if you leave the same comment twice. Even then, if I don’t like what you said, I might leave both just so that people can think you are not only an ass, but like to hear yourself say the same thing again and again.

Back to the comments that were deleted. I sometimes use the WordPress app on my iPhone to read comments when they post. Because it’s a smaller screen, there’s a chance I might hit the wrong thing and delete your comment. If so, it’s an accident. And, if I see a comment on one of my posts in the Trash folder, I’ll restore it.

If you’re in the mood to help me figure it out, then start leaving comments. After all, it’s Tuesday Night Open Thread, and this IS the place to leave comments. About anything. Or about nothing. Doesn’t matter.

Who wants to start?

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Most Places Are Tearing These Down

China is sending an 18-foot tall statue of Karl Marx to his home town in Germany to mark the 200th anniversary of his birth.

I’m betting that, like when he lost the Olympics to Rio, Obama was really sad he couldn’t get this one.

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Wish It Were the Whole Movie

[Agent 327: Operation Barbershop] (Viewer #275,312)

I’ve been a sucker for “improvising with household objects” fights since my first Jackie Chan movie.

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Link of the Day: Where Free Stuff Comes From

[High Praise! to Freedom Is Just Another Word

“Free Stuff”

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End of an Era, or the Beginning of a Much Worse Era

After 146 years of dazzling crowds all over the world, the Ringling Brothers Circus has given its final performance

Sad day for those who like circuses and clowns, but at least we still have MSNBC.

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I Think I’ll Offend Everyone Today

[Submitted by slapout (High Praise!)]

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Straight Line of the Day: The “World’s First RoboCop” Is Now On the Streets. Its Only Flaw…

Works like this: I feed you Moon Nukers a straight line, and you hit me with a punch line in the comments.

The “World’s First RoboCop” is now on the streets. Its only flaw…

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The Illustrated Frank J: I Just Want to Hear Nancy Pelosi Say “You’re A-Number One!”

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No Comment From the Empty Chair

At the age of 86, Clint Eastwood is now considering a return to acting.

I hope he does. Way too many punks out there feeling lucky

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Cartoon of the Day – Coup


[A. F. Branco]

I didn’t vote for Trump. I damn sure didn’t vote for Clinton. But Trump was elected by people who want the same thing I want: the status quo to be overthrown.

They aren’t going quietly.

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Monday Night Open Thread

While you and I have gone back to work — it is a Monday after all — my mother didn’t go to work today. She’s been on vacation that last few days.

My mother was in New York, visiting my daughter, and flew back today. This past weekend, they went to Ellis Island. They planned to look up names of ancestors who processed through there. I couldn’t give her any names, though. But, she wasn’t really disappointed.

SHAMELESS PLUG ALERT!!

The whole story is on my little blog.

Do you have a story to share? A joke to tell? Some random thoughts you want to let us know about? Now’s the time. It’s Monday Night Open Thread.

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Actually, It’s People from the Government Trying to Help Us

In a recent article, billionaire investor Warren Buffet warned that cyberattacks are “the number one problem for mankind.”

Nah… I’ve watched enough movies to know it’s bored kids wanting to play online tic-tac-toe

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Hope You Like Colorful Flying Stuff

[Bowling in Slow Motion with Blue Man Group – The Slow Mo Guys] (Viewer #2,241,986)

I’ll be honest, I only liked the first part with the colored gel, because I did NOT predict how it would react to the bowling ball. All the other splashy/crashy things did just what I expected them to do, so I was a little bored. Maybe I’m just slo-mo jaded…

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Link of the Day: I’m Gonna Miss the Angry Bald Guy

[High Praise! to Neatorama

18 Facts You May Not Known About Don Rickles

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I Feel Like I’m Living in the Future!

Google is training computers to predict when you might get sick.

I’m guessing it’s the same technology they use to know the Nielsen ratings for CNN.

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