The Whole Time I’m Like “Wait… What???”

Feel free to turn the music way down or off. It’s kinda irritating.

[Shu Takada – 2A Final – 1st Place – World Yoyo Contest 2017] (Viewer #30,011)

I can barely get one of these stupid things to go down and come back more than once in a row, so I’m impressed by how he can keep not tangling two of them together.

Although I think the BEST part was how his nerd glasses stayed on the whole time.

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Link of the Day: Why Some People Believe Trump Is a Fan of Nazis, Yet Don’t Fear They’ll Be Put in a Camp for Threatening to Murder Him

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How To Know You’re In a Mass Hysteria Bubble

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Like Getting Parenting Advice from a Catholic Priest

Former Vice President Al Gore said in a recent interview that if he could give President Trump one piece of advice, it would be to resign.

Unbelievable. Someone wanted to talk to Al Gore?

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The “I Don’t Know” Trifecta

[High Praise! to Freedom Is Just Another Word]

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Straight Line of the Day: Liberals Plan to Replace Statues of Confederate Heroes With…

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

Liberals plan to replace statues of Confederate heroes with…

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The Illustrated Frank J: After The Revolution, There’ll Still Be iPhones, Right?

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Believing Science But Not Understanding It

I’ve seen a sad number of people of people (including Neil DeGrasse Tyson who is supposedly a scientist) compare predictions about when eclipses occur to predictions about climate change and its effects. Oh come on. If the eclipse doesn’t occur today based on predictions, how devastating would that be that science? Can you think of any similar prediction about climate change that if it ended up false would cause any ruckus at all?

This is so elementary it feels dumb I have to explain it, but the eclipse is a verifiable prediction based on a handful of steady factors — rotation of the earth, revolution of the earth around the sun, revolution of the moon. There’s a few other things that affect it in minor ways (the moon is slowly moving away from the earth) but using just those factors can give you a pretty accurate prediction.

Now what factors are needed in predicting climate change? Unknown. They’re still trying to figure it out, but they are numerous. The climate is already something constantly in flux (unlike the revolution of the earth) and there is certainly no record of making accurate climate predictions like predictions of eclipses. Because that’s so complex as to be impossible.

Again, this is really simple science concepts, and it’s sad people don’t understand them. Even if you think the science about climate change is pretty good, to put it anywhere in the vicinity of the science used in predicting eclipse makes you very very dumb. We always hear about the problem with people not understanding science who doubt it, but we never hear about the problem of people not understanding science who unquestionably believe whatever they think scientists said. Not believing something you don’t understand is natural. Trusting blindly in what you don’t understand is religion, and science is a really silly, capricious thing to form a religion around.

I really think science would do better if most people just ignored it beyond getting the occasional notification of when to watch an eclipse.

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Might Get Crushed Under the Polar Bear Surplus, Though

Defiant Weather Channel founder John Coleman mocked his denigrators, saying “I’m a climate denier [so] put me to death“.

Yes. How about setting him on Arctic ice and waiting for him to drown?

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Cartoon of the Day – Eclipse


[Michael P Ramirez]

Some pictures are worth more than 1000 words.

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Sunday Night Open Thread

Well, it’s been a busy week, and I wrote a bunch of Open Thread posts ahead of time.

Including this one.

Someone found out I’ll do this and asked why they couldn’t go ahead and post ahead of time, too.

Go ahead. Won’t bother me a bit.

For the rest of you, thanks for waiting. It’s Sunday Night Open Thread. Share whatever’s on your mind.

Who wants to start?

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The Illustrated Frank J: I Vote Nugent for Trump’s New Press Secretary

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Link of the Day: If These Were All Trump Tweeted, the Left Would STILL Hate Him

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All-Purpose Responses in Conversations

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In The End, You Must Burn Fossil Fuels to Have an Advanced Civilization

[Will Batteries Power The World? | The Limits Of Lithium-ion] (Viewer #)

Blah, blah, blah… just get me a phone that doesn’t die between sunup and sundown.

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How About Smarting the Smartless on the Board?

The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors approved a plan that would pay homeowners to house the homeless.

Yet still want it to be illegal to job the jobless at less than $15/hr.

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Rife With Possible Metaphors

[High Praise! to Rubes]

In my dreams, the T-Rex is a Democrat building Obamacare and the asteroid is Trump.

I should’ve voted SMOD

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