Sunday Night Open Thread

The good news is … Harvey is back tomorrow. We think.

Heck, he may have enjoyed his time off so much he just decides to sit around the house eating cookies and watching Netflix.

Nah, he’ll be back. And he’ll have more good stuff on a regular basis. Me? I don’t have the energy young kids like Harvey have. Plus I’m fat and lazy. I’ll just sit at the computer and come up with some nonsense that leads to me letting you do all the work. Then I call it “Open Thread.”

Or, another way of looking at it, you guys really are funny. That’s one of the reasons I stayed when I first dropped by IMAO all those years ago. Besides all the Frank J. funneh — remember when there was a lot of that because he didn’t have a life? — there was the funny stuff in the comments. Well, Frank J. has married, fathered some children with the lovely and talented Sarah K., and moved a few times, changed jobs, and basically became an adult.

The blog changed. Frank J. opened it up to others blogging here. Some of those have come and gone.

You, though, haven’t changed. Well, yeah, you have. Some of you have gone on to other things, some got pissed and left, some died, but then some of you stopped by and stayed. But you all have one thing in common: you are some funny people. Well, not all of you. Some of you are really really scary. But most of you are really really funny.

Truth is, that’s what I like about the Open Threads we’ve done this week. That and it keeps me from having to write something.

So, with that out of the way, it’s the Sunday Night Open Thread! Nothing is off limits (well, as long as it’s not worse than PG-13). Tell a joke. Ask a question. Comment on something. Leave a link. Have at it.

Who wants to start?

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By the way, which one is Pink?

Pink Floyd has a shrimp named after them.

No, that’s not the punch-line. That’s the actual summary of a AP story as reported on ABC News:

The shrimp found on Panama’s Pacific coast has been dubbed Synalpheus pinkfloydi in the peer-reviewed journal Zootaxa. Oxford University Museum of Natural History researcher Sammy De Grave is one of three researchers credited with discovering the creature. He says the description of the shrimp was “the perfect opportunity to finally give a nod to my favorite band.”

I suppose there are worse things than having a shrimp named after you. Better things, too.

But it got me to thinking. There have been bands named after animals. Or nearly so. The Beatles. The Crickets. Eagles. The Animals (duh!).

But what music groups should have animals named after them? Any suggestions?

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When you have a burning desire for chicken…

A KFC in Denton, Manchester (that’s in the UK) is closed.

That’s not what’s unusual. I know many KFC stores that need to close. Or at least, do a better job of hiring if they stay open.

No, what’s unusual is why it’s closed. It burned.

Okay, a restaurant burning isn’t really all that unusual. You know of a restaurant or two that closed because of a fire.

It burned because it the fire spread from the burning car at the drive-thru window. Now we’re talking. That is unusual. BBC reports:

Dean Gardner, who took pictures of the aftermath, said KFC staff told him the car was already on fire as it pulled up to the restaurant order window.

A KFC spokesperson said: “We’re proud of the quick thinking and brave actions of our team members, and immensely relieved that no one was hurt.

I wonder if that’ll lead to a new menu item. Besides Original Recipe, Extra Crispy, the chain offers Kentucky Grilled, Nashville Hot, and Georgia Gold. Maybe they’ll add Manchester Fire?

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Why your shoelaces come untied by themselves

Everybody’s experienced it. Well, everyone that wears big boy shoes.

You spend the time tying your shoelaces, making sure they’re good and secure, but later in the day, there you are looking like some four-year-old or a rapper walking around with your shoelaces undone.

Why? Why does this happen? Well, now we know.

[The YouTube]

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Honest Diet

You know someone on a diet. Heck, it might be you. (You could stand to shed a few pounds, be honest.) But what diet plan should you use?

Well, search no more. Here is the most honest diet plan ever.

[The YouTube]

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Easter Sunday 2017

EmptyTombLuke 24: 1-9

  1. Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
  2. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
  3. And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
  4. And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:
  5. And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
  6. He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
  7. Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
  8. And they remembered his words,
  9. And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.
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