All the hoopla over “fake news” is kinda silly. Sure, some people will fall for anything. I don’t really mind it, though. It helps me identify who the real idiots are. Hint: almost everyone you meet.
Of course, misrepresenting the facts is nothing new. Sometimes, it’s just a joke. Sometimes, it’s something taken out of context. Sometimes, though, it’s an out and out lie.
One that was missed? Sure. The flag raising at Iwo Jima.
What? You didn’t know that iconic photo wasn’t real? Well, it was. However, it was the second flag raised. The first was a smaller flag, and there was not film crew taking pictures during the raising.
Oh, well. That’s what’s on my mind. But this is about you. What’s on your mind? What do you want to talk about? It’s Friday Night Open Thread, and it’s time for you to take over and discuss whatever you want.
I’ve always noticed that Brits spelled things with too many letters, but I thought there might’ve been a good reason for Americans to shorten them up, like saving a fortune in typesetting costs or something. Turns out it was just a 19th-century Mac-vs-PC standards battle.
I really don’t have a problem with Obama accepting $400,000 — or any amount of money — for a speech. I have a problem with anyone that would want to pay him $400,000 — or any amount of money — to hear him speak.
Ya know, this should NOT have been interesting for 13 minutes, yet somehow I couldn’t stop watching.
Also, I’m surprised how well he was able to hit a target with completely unaerodynamic bricks. I can’t wait until he gets a real high-speed camera and we can see if the bricks tumble out of the pistol.
Hmmm… and what if you rifled the barrel and made them spin?
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