Sunday Night Open Thread

The weekend is nearly over.

Yeah, I feel the same way.

But it’s not Monday yet. It’s Sunday night. And that means Sunday Night Open Thread! That means tell a joke. Post a link. Share what’s on your mind. The topic, nay, the topics, are up to you.

Who wants to go first?

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The Illustrated Frank J: Still Less Confusing Than the March for Science. What Was THAT About? Science Hasn’t Been Controversial Since Galileo

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Link of the Day: Satire – Barack Obama Reinstated as 44th President of the United States Following Military Coup

[Real News Right Now]

Barack Obama Reinstated as 44th President of the United States Following Military Coup

[Think you have a link that’s IMAO-worthy? Send it to harvolson@gmail.com. If I use your link, you will receive High Praise! (assuming you remember to put your name in the email)]

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This Toy DESPERATELY Needs a Star Trek Original Series Phaser Sound Effect

[My Homebuilt 200W LASER BAZOOKA!!!!!] (Viewer #4,031,286)

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If Anyone Ever Needed a 12-Step Program, It’s These Guys

A Japanese company has created a smartphone case to help parents prevent their children from becoming addicted to their mobile devices.

Interesting… any way we can adapt the tech to politicians & govt spending?

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Barack Obama: Wall Street Fat Cat

[High Praise! to AfterMath]

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Saturday Night Open Thread

It’s getting late…

[The YouTube]

What’s on your mind? What would you like to discuss tonight? It’s Saturday Night Open Thread.

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The Illustrated Frank J: Science Says That, Had We Not Wasted Scientific Manpower on a Pointless March, We Could’ve Cured Cancer

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Link of the Day: Satire – Pentagon Awards Contract to United Airlines to Forcibly Remove Assad

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Pentagon awards contract to United Airlines to forcibly remove Assad

[Think you have a link that’s IMAO-worthy? Send it to harvolson@gmail.com. If I use your link, you will receive High Praise! (assuming you remember to put your name in the email)]

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I Take It Back… I Saw Howard Sprague Do It on The Andy Griffith Show

[Bowler Ben Ketola sets world record with fastest 300 game] (Viewer #1,432,130)

I’ve never seen anyone bowl a 300 game, so this is kind of impressive to me. More so because he remains utterly calm, even through the last three strikes. Nerves of steel, that one.

Also, speaking for myself, I know I could never look away from the pins after I threw the ball. I’d have to watch it all the way down the alley.

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You Can Keep Your Software

Newly developed audio software claims it will let you synthesize speech in anyone’s voice from just a minute-long recording.

It’s not that great. I gave it an Obama speech, and all it returned was a continuous loop of “let me be clear”.

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I Don’t Want to Play This Game Anymore

[High Praise! to The Daily Gouge]

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Friday Night Open Thread

Seeing isn’t always believing.

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.

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Want Peaches? Plant Apple Seeds!

Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia, is launching a new online publication which will aim to fight fake news by pairing professional journalists with an army of volunteer community contributors.

Which, as anyone familiar with Wikipedia knows, is how fake news is usually created.

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Or Maybe Webster Was Just a Limey-Hating Grammar Nazi

[How British and American Spelling Parted Ways] (Viewer #67,849)

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.

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